Choosing the best bags and boxes for small furniture removals
Begin with the sorting and arrangement of the small furnishings quite before the moving day, for example a month or even more. It will give you enough time to dismantle and protect well the furnishings, but that`s only a hint of what`s to come. Choosing the most appropriate packing solutions and protective wraps for your belongings is the most essential step when moving house. Check out some other great tips and hints!
1 – Sort the small objects by some criteria, even when it comes to the smallest furniture or kitchen equipment, or small electronic devices. From wooden chairs to the dining table – there are plenty of objects, for which you should take good care. When everything is sorted by size, color, type of furniture or maybe by room, then you could better choose the packing materials. Not to mention the ease of handling and unloading in the new house or the easy orientation about what`s inside the box.
2 – Protect the flat furnishings with edge protectors.From paintings with wooden frames, to small wooden shelves and doors of cabinets – the flat surfaces have much more vulnerable edges, than a big soft couch. The edge protectors from rubber or plastic are very useful to prevent any damages from unwanted hits, scratches or even drops.
3 – Get yourself only heavy-duty cardboard boxes when you plan to dismantle small furniture. The two- or three-ply cardboard boxes provide enough strength to handle even a huge dismantled table that weight as much as several chairs. There are boxes with even sturdier bottom parts from plastic or maybe from more cardboard plies, which ensures a safe lifting of even heavier objects. You can even pack two or three small chairs in one single box, because let`s face it – it`s much easier to handle and lift boxes instead of numerous individual objects.
4 – Try to dismantle the furnishings even when they are very small like kitchen cabinets, decorative shelves, chairs or the library. Dismantling saves plenty of valuable space by making the handling much easier in the meantime. It will take quite some time to dismantle and reassemble, but it is definitely worth it.
5 – Bubble wraps are another great solution that protects your items in the boxes. The best thing is that the bubble wraps protect your items in the best way during the trip by absorbing all the vibrations from the road. Bubble wraps are strongly recommended for wrapping every piece of small furniture before packing in boxes.
6 – Try to center the weight of the boxes when packing furniture. Lower the gravity point of each box too by putting the heaviest objects on the bottom of the box. One it will make the handling and lifting of the heavy boxes easier, and two – it will make the boxes much more stable during the trip.
7 – Label each box as some sort of a final wrap. Of course, the labels can be much smaller or just enough to provide easier orientation about that`s inside the box. Use contrasting labels for an even easier orientation and synchronize the labels with the removal checklist. Another great tip is to use heavy-duty tape to secure the objects and for quick labeling at once.
8 – If you pack empty cabinets and shelves without dismantling – don`t forget to use them as containers or as boxes in the boxes. Fill them with light soft objects like textiles, area rugs, blankets and clothes, which indeed is one of the best space-saving techniques. Or else, fill the void spaces between the walls of the boxes and the walls of the furnishings with such light materials.