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Tips for moving houseAhmed Daued2017-10-03T08:15:17+00:00
Tips for moving house
- Order enough packing material and cardboard boxes, and have them delivered early. As a rule of thumb, one day of packing is needed for each room.
- Items you don’t need daily, such as books, tablecloths, bed linen, records, CDs, seasonal items, wine stocks etc. can be packed up and labelled early on.
- Seal your moving boxes using tape in a criss-cross direction – it will be more secure!
- Pack home electronics for transport in their original boxes.
- Do not overload removal boxes: small boxes for heavy items – large boxes for light items.
- Code packed boxes with coloured dots for the rooms/floors in your new home.
- For fragile contents, place an additional layer of bubble wrap on the floor and under the covers of removal boxes. Important: place fragile items separately and label well.
- In the crockery box, plates go at the bottom and glasses at the top. Pack glasses upside down (less risk of the base of the glass breaking).
- Hang clothes in special wardrobe boxes, and then you won’t have to iron them again after moving!
- Do not use newspaper for packing and cushioning (the black ink will rub off); paper carrier bags are also unsuitable: They cannot be stacked and they tear easily!
- Protect screens against dust and damage.
- Records and CDs should be packed vertically.
- Fill empty drawers, chests etc. with light material (duvets, pillows etc.)
- Plants are best transported in an open removal box; protect leaves by wrapping them loosely in foil (use insulating bubble wrap in cold weather).
- Allow professional packers to prepare crystal chandeliers, relief frames, paintings, exhibits, and valuable porcelain for transport.
- For furniture that cannot be taken apart, do not lock cupboard doors/drawers with a key; instead, use special tape (furniture-friendly).
- Remove cupboard and drawer keys before the move, label them and keep them in separate key bags.