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Efficient Packing Tips for a Smooth House Move

At C&D Removals in Sheffield, we want to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. Here are some friendly tips to help you prepare:

Lists and Labels

Create a list to keep track of the contents of each box or container and label them accordingly. Use a simple system, such as numbered labels cross-referenced with a notebook, to easily locate your belongings.

Don't Overfill

Avoid overfilling boxes as it can lead to injuries during packing or handling. Remember, even our trained removal team needs boxes that are manageable. Overfilled boxes, including new ones, may break under strain.

Don't Underfill

Partially filled boxes may collapse when heavier items are stacked on top. Distribute your belongings evenly to maintain box integrity.

Beware of Newsprint

When packing fragile items, avoid using newsprint as it can leave ink residue. Opt for plain paper or kitchen roll to wrap delicate possessions, and clearly mark containers as "FRAGILE."

Consider a Colour Code System

Simplify unpacking by using coloured labels or marking containers with different colours for each room. Our removal team can then place the containers in their respective rooms.

Take Care of Soft Furnishings

Avoid placing heavy items with sharp corners on sofas or upholstery to prevent damage. Consider wrapping precious furniture in thick sheets for added protection.

Pack Ahead

Start packing non-essential items two or three weeks before the move. Keeping essential items aside until the last days will relieve pressure and help you stay organized.

Use Boxes for Small Items

Boxes are preferable over bags for small items. Avoid cramming fragile or easily lost items into bags. Bags are prone to tearing and difficult to stack.

Utilize Suitcases and Luggage

Maximize your suitcases and other sturdy luggage for packing. They are ideal for protecting fragile items, but be cautious not to over-pack them.

Keep Important Documents Separate

Set aside important documents related to the house sale and your move. Keep them safely stored and easily accessible during the relocation.

Handle Paint and Liquids with Care

Ensure paint and other liquids are sealed in leakproof containers. Place them in plastic bags before packing to minimize the impact of any potential spills.

At C&D Removals, we're dedicated to providing a friendly and professional service. Feel free to reach out to us for further assistance or guidance throughout your moving journey. With our help and your preparation, your move will be a success!

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