Packing Tips for major Household Items

There can be an endless list of household items in an individual’s home. And when one decides to relocate to a new home, one faces the difficulty to pack them all in proper order so that nothing gets damaged. MerakMoving brings you an exclusive list of pointers or tips to make your packing process for major household items a lot more convenient, as you have ever thought of.

Bureau Drawers
Avoid overloading items in a drawer to prevent it from damaging. Take away firearms (if any) that can either break or leak. It would be better if you get items like firearms registered with their serial numbers with your van line representative before you make the move.

Cars and Motorcycles
If you are moving a motor vehicle like car or motorcycle on the van, make sure they are well drained off for the fuel and are emptied before the move. The batteries of motorcycles should also be removed off the connection. There should be an arrangement of automobile antifreeze done to protect your vehicles on the moving van from severe cold during winter.

Clocks
If you have a large clock with a pendulum, it is better to remove it off from it and keep it aside at a safer place. Any grandfather clocks must be moved with the help of servicemen.

Curtains and Drapes
You can hang drapes over crossbars in your wardrobe cartons, or you may also fold your curtains and pack them in clean cartons. Alternatively, you may remove the curtains from rods, fold them and pack them in either cartons or bureau drawers.

Lamps and Lampshades
Pack lamps and lampshades individually in clean cartons with tissue filling. Bulbs and harps should be wrapped with packing paper and taped within the inside corners of the carton. Shades can be wrapped in tissue paper, avoid using newspapers, and put them in large cartons with tissue filling.

Silverware
Any silverware item should be wrapped in a cloth or a low sulphur content paper to prevent it from getting tarnished. An old blanket can also be used for preventing the silverware chest from any scratches.

Tools
Any power tools should be transported only after draining the fuel from them and should be packed in small but strong cartons. Valuable tools should be packed in separate cartons.

Waterbed Mattresses
All waterbed mattresses should be drained off from water and folded by 20 inches at a time, ensuring no creases are made across each fold. Avoid placing them in sharp objects.

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