Tips from the professionals to help you pack

Depending on the amount of belongings you’re moving, unpacking can take weeks. It’s frustrating to be searching through boxes for something important, right? Therefore, having your goods packed in an organised manner can save you lots of time and stress. Check out our best tips now!

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Code Your Content

It is wise to pack per room and ‘code’ the boxes strategically beforehand. Give each room of your new house a number, and put it on the box that has content of that room. If you wish, you could even make a list of extensive details of contents of the boxes. Of course this will take time at first, but will eventually make searching for what you need a lot easier and quicker.

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Heavy Goods

Don’t make boxes too heavy and only use small boxes for heavy items. This makes moving them easier and decreases the risk of damage. Thus, you shouldn’t pack many small, but heavy goods together in one box. Put heavy items at the bottom of the box, and put lighter items on top to fill it. Books, for example, need to be packed lying down at the bottom with ligher things above, to avoid damage to their backs.

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Don’t want to leave your green friends behind? Depending on the distance and required time of your removal, it is possible to take plants with you. You can put small plants in boxes; your mover will take care of the large ones.

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Don’t leave keys in wardrobes or desks, as they can get lost. Make sure to keep keys, money, cheques and other small valuables, like expensive jewellery and important documents, in your carry-on luggage. Other valuable goods you shouldn’t forget about are the tools you will need after your removal has been completed. Make sure you have them at hand so that you can get to work in your new house without delay after arrival.

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Wherever possible, use the original boxes for your small electronic devices. Fill the boxes with packing paper, newspapers or blankets to protect them well. Do not pack sharp objects together with fragile objects.

For larger electronics, make sure they are properly detached, empty and can safely be transported. For example for the washing machine, you should set the drum in safety mode, tape the door, and make sure it is transported in an upright position. An extra tip: the night before the removal, you should set your deep freezer at its highest level before you insulate it with blankets during the removal. Or even better: empty it before you move.

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Clothing and Rugs

in order to pack your clothing the best way, hang it in special wardrobe boxes so that you prevent creases. Don’t fold your rugs, but roll them up to avoid damage.

Curtains and Lamps

You can easily take curtains down and put them in boxes. Disassemble your lamps, and put the shades in boxes. Beware: make sure to pack loose items with great care.

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Protecting Highly Fragile Items

Packing crockery requires extra attention. Your mover has special packing paper to protect your precious tableware during transport. It is essential you wrap every breakable item, your silverware specifically in blotting paper. You can pack this together with your linen for extra protection. Make sure that you also mark these boxes with ‘ fragile, glassware’, so that the movers are extra careful. Heavier materials, like plates, should be packed on the bottom of the box. Put extremely fragile glass objects, like wineglasses and bottles upright in the boxes. Always keep flammable and dangerous substances apart.

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Clocks and Paintings

With clocks you need to secure the pendulum. Let large (upright) clocks be packed by your professional mover. This is the best way of ensuring they are safely transported.

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Cars and Motorbikes

Empty the fuel tanks of cars and motorbikes as much as possible, and don’t forget to disconnect the battery. When loading, always check for any leaking or fragile parts.

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1. Assess which household goods will be moved and which are to stay to calculate the size of the move.

2. Enquire whether you will be packing your goods or if the Combitrans team will take care of this.

3. Check the access to your home.

4. Assess which furniture will need to be disassembled / re-assembled.

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