Your Packing Materials Checklist
Packing is the most important job to do when you are moving house. But believe it or not, there are right and wrong ways of doing it.
There is more to moving house than just packing boxes and you also have to make sure that the move goes as smoothly as possible.
Packing materials are also a vital consideration. After all, no-one wants anything to get damaged in transit and by packing smartly, we can help to reduce that risk.
They are the most important thing you need. Make sure you use durable, double wall corrugated boxes rather than single wall packing boxes which are more likely to collapse. You should have boxes of various sizes and put heavy items in small boxes to make them easier to transport.
Once you’ve finished the crossword, put your newspapers aside for packing as it is perfect for lining boxes. But it is an idea to put clean tissue or wrapping paper as a first layer to stop the newspaper print leaving marks.
Blankets don’t just keep us warm. They are perfect for covering wooden materials because plastic can cause bleeding and damage the wood. You can buy blankets that are designed for moving house, but make sure the whole item is properly covered including furniture legs. But with antique wood, you should use padded blankets to avoid the risk of causing permanent damage.
Obvious as it sounds, you should know which boxes your items are in without having to open them. That’s why you should use marker pens so you can easily find your kettle (and other items) when you move into your new house.
Tape and carrier bags should also be in your moving toolkit. Bubblewrap is widely recommended, but be careful with it as it can make items ‘sweat’.
CBS Removals doesn’t just help you move house, we can also provide packing materials and help pack your items.
That’s why we are a complete company that offers a complete removals service to both our domestic and commercial clients.