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Useful tips for packaging when moving homes

Useful tips for packaging when moving homes

Moving houses can be exciting but also stressful. The move itself is certainly one of the critical moments of this phase and for this reason, it is worth knowing what to do for each type of object especially if you’re using Calgary local movers

Fragile: plates, glasses, tableware, ornaments

The most demanding and most careful part is the packaging of fragile objects. 

*Once you have chosen the container suitable for the dimensions of the objects to be packaged, we will prepare a protective primer by spreading 2/3 sheets of bubble wrap and, as soon as the bottom is completely covered, we are ready to insert the objects

* All items will be carefully covered one by one with bubble wrap sheets or with the classic “wrapping paper”

*The plates, individually packaged, will be placed inside the containers in a vertical way (like inside the dish drainer) completely filling the horizontal volume of the box. In the upper part we will make another protection fund like the lower one. 

*We will complete the filling of the container with small objects (saucers, ornaments, teapots etc.), always individually packed

Once the whole box is filled we can close it and put the word “fragile”. 

Glasses, cups, cups, and other small objects, will be packed in the same system of the plates (creating the soft bottom) and trying to store them horizontally, leaving the larger and heavier ones at the bottom and dividing each layer. 

All boxes will be completely filled to prevent objects from moving and bumping

* If we do not have additional items to complete the container, or there are empty spaces, we will use sheets of wrapping paper or rolled up bubble wrap to go to completion

* Above each container the contents and the room from which it was taken will be written.

Books – bottles – shoes- pots – etc.

* For books it is advisable to use small boxes (so as to limit their weight), starting to put the heavier ones horizontally on the bottom first and then the lighter ones. For books and volumes with particularly delicate or antique covers it is advisable to pack them individually before inserting them into the container

* For the bottles we will use a medium-sized cardboard, we will wrap each bottle with bubble wrap sheets and position them standing inside the container. For all other objects that are not fragile, we will use the containers suitable for the size of the objects themselves, taking care not to create boxes that are too heavy

Clothing, linen

* For the packaging of the clothing (shirts, sweaters, various linens), sheets, pillows, quilts we will use large boxes, given their relative weight and considerable bulk, we will put them back as they are taken from the cabinets paying attention not to undo the folds. For the packaging of hanging clothes, the moving house can provide you with clothes-hanging trunks. The clothes will be placed inside the trunk tightening them as much as possible to take advantage of the smallest possible space. 

* Important – affix in the upper part of each box the written indication of the content, the room from which it was taken and possibly highlighting the written “fragile”

* Caution – do not absolutely drag the boxes on the wooden floors and do not seal the boxes that are not completely filled (they risk crushing and ruining the contents during transportation)

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