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Posted by par60613 on 26 March, 2019 at 23:20
Packing Guide Any item that will fit in a box should be packed into a professional removal box. This will make it easier to handle and stack into the truck. It will also give your items the best protection, reducing the risk of damage. Select the Right Box for the Job ⦁ Big Box: Ideal for glassware, crockery, clothes and bulky items ⦁ Small Box: Ideal for books, bottles and small heavy items How to Tape the Box ⦁ Start tape 5cm on the side of the box from where the flaps fold, continue across where the flaps meet in the middle and finish 5cm along the other side of the box ⦁ Cross tape the bottom of the box for extra strength ⦁ Make sure top of box is taped shut so it is suitable to stack other boxes on top of it How to Pack Crockery & Glassware ⦁ Place a good layer of screwed up butchers paper across the bottom of the box and up the sides of the box as high as the first row of items ⦁ Individually wrap items in butcher�??s paper and place in box to form the first row ⦁ On top of this layer of wrapped items, place another layer of screwed up butchers paper and up the sides of the box ⦁ Continue layering the items wrapped in butcher�??s paper between layers of crushed butcher�??s paper, working up from the heavier items at the bottom, to the lighter, finer items on the top ⦁ Rule of thumb: one carton should have two-thirds china, one third padding. ⦁ Plates are strongest when they are placed on their side, not laid flat ⦁ Cups & Glasses are strongest when they are placed on their end, upside down How to Pack Books, Tapes & CDs ⦁ Books & CD�??s can usually be paced into small boxes without the need for extra padding ⦁ Make sure that if you place heavy items into a big box that it is mixed with lighter items so you can still lift the box How to Pack Electrical Appliances ⦁ Always pack electrical items into their original box if you still have it ⦁ Place all items that will fit into a removal box, even if the item is also in its original box ⦁ Wrap items with butchers paper to avoid them being scratched by other items in the box How to Label Boxes ⦁ Label each carton with your name, what room it is for and a brief description of its�?? contents so you know where to put the carton when you get to your new house ⦁ Write these details on the tape so you can use your cartons over and over again How to Prepare Items with Keys or Cords ⦁ Tape cords to their appliances ⦁ Keys should always be taped to the items to which they belong How to Pack Your Survival Kit ⦁ Passports, birth certificates, prescription medicine and other essential items should be packed into the one box so it can be accessed quickly & easily ⦁ If possible, transport this box with you in your car so that you know where it is at all times ⦁ It is also good to have a quick start box that has essentials to make you comfortable in your new home straight away. These items include a kettle, toaster, telephone, coffee, plates & cups, snacks and the TV remote control. Or... If you don't want to do the work yourself just get the professionals at ANYTHING ANYWHERE REMOVALS on the job to do it for you! Moving Check List Below is a check list of simple & easy things that you can do to ensure you have a stress free and enjoyable removal. Tick off the items that apply to you and always stay one step ahead. Book, Book, Book! Book your removalist so you don't miss out on your preferred date Order boxes and get packing straight away as packing always takes longer than you think, and often you need more boxes than you first thought! Book your storage facility (if required) so you don't miss out on availability Book a professional cleaner (if required) to make sure they are available for your move date Book the lift if you are moving to or from a high rise apartment Book your babysitter/friend/family if you have young children as this will allow you to lend an extra hand on your removal day Your removal experience will be much less stressful by simply booking the services you will require ASAP Arrange Notification Schedule the redirection of your mail for the move date just in-case you forget to tell someone important you have moved Arrange to have your telephone, internet, pay TV, gas and electricity disconnected & reconnected at your new home Notify your insurance services (such as car, home and health) of your new address before you move as this may be a requirement of your insurance policy to remain valid It's common for your phone to be disconnected by accident earlier than you requested date. It is for this reason that you should be contactable by mobile phone The Day Before Your Removal Use everything in your fridge & freezer leading up to your move day or organize an esky and enough ice so your food lasts until your fridge is up and running Everything in your fridge & freezer leading up to your move day or organize an esky and enough ice so your food lasts until your fridge is up and running Prepare your survival kit: Passports, birth certificates, prescription medicine and other essential items should be packed into the one box so it can be accessed quickly and easily Prepare your quick start box that has essentials to make you comfortable in your new home straight away. These items include a kettle, toaster, telephone, coffee, plates, cups and the TV remote control. Have some large boxes already assembled so you can put your bed sheets in them when you wake up on the day of your move Have a box of clean and ready to go bed sheets for your first night in your new home Dismantle larger furniture if required. Put all bolts, bracket and screws in a labeled and sealed bag, then stick it firmly to the underside or in a drawer of the item they belong to Dismantle outdoor furniture including trampoline, swing set and tables The more that you do prior to the removal the faster and therefore the cheaper removal will be Moving Day Congratulations because you are organized there is not much for you to do! If you feel up to it, you can assist your removalist with lighter items that you know you can safely lift, making the removal take less time. If possible, group all of your boxes and easy to carry items in one spot out of the way, but within easy access to your front door. This is particularly time saving if you have items upstairs or a long distance from the entrance of your house. It is said that moving house is the third most stressful thing you can do. Tick everything that applies to you on this list- and you won�??t know what all the fuss is about!

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