A Guide To Packing Your Home



Here we've provided some basic tips on how to pack your house in preparation for a move.

  • Start as early as possible and pack the least-used rooms first (i.e. garage, attic, basement etc).
  • Mark each box clearly with as much detail as possible. This will make it easier when you get t your new home.
  • Have a 'furniture map' for your new house so that heavy items such as couches and beds only have to be moved once.
  • Use uniform-sized packing boxes rather than odd boxes from the supermarket to allow for better stacking in the truck. This is also advised for their durability.
  • Pack heavy items such as books in lots of small boxes, rather than one big box.
  • Don't pack flammable liquids or aerosols in boxes, as moving trucks get very hot on long trips and they could cause a fire among all your belongings.
  • Disassemble any furniture or large items to save on space and tape their screws to them in a plastic bag so that they are not lost in transit.
  • Ensure appliances such as fridges and washers are disconnected and defrosted or drained before the movers arrive.

Source:http://realestate.msn.com/pack-your-house-like-a-pro

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