Moving can be a pretty stressful time, especially if you haven’t done it before and don’t have a clue about what needs to be done. Furniture and other big ticket items are fine; the movers usually load them into holds in their trucks. But what of the smaller items that you need to pack by yourself. Here are some of the most popular and safest ways of packing smaller items and ensuring that they reach your new home without an issue.
Fabric Works Well
One way of saving some space for yourself is to wrap small ornaments in your own clothes. As long as the ornaments are not made of something fragile like glass, they should all right rolled up in shorts and pants. To be on the safer side, use fluffy towels and winter clothes with padding rather than your thin cotton summer dress. Interstate furniture removalists Melbourne like using felt because it is thick and has soft fur-like surface on one side that keeps fragile items from breaking. If you let them handle the packing, chances are they will use felt to wrap your ornaments.
Burst ‘Em Bubbles
Popular with everyone, bubble wrap is one of the safest materials ever invented, albeit, NOT eco-friendly. You can save it to use again but the bubbles will need to stay intake. The air trapped within the small pustules cushion anything wrapped with it against jarring, so electronic items like TVs and computers frequently come wrapped in bubble wrap. You can buy it yourself or ask the removalists and storage Melbourne company to bring some along; most of them stock rolls upon rolls of bubble wrap.
Wood and Straw
Wooden crates and straw are also used frequently to pack things like glassware and ceramic ware. Plates can be stacked one on top of the other or stood up straight, with straw pushed in between to fill up all empty space. This ensures that there will be no movement, while any space left for the plates, cups etc. to move is taken over by the straw, which will absorb any shock. You can also wood shavings or newspaper strips instead of straw and Styrofoam boxes work as well as, and sometimes better than, wooden boxes because of its spongy quality. If you don’t mind spending a little extra, there are also small Styrofoam balls (a little smaller than a golf ball) that you can use to fill up the negative space.
There are plenty of other materials apart from the ones mentioned above, but these are the most common and the easiest to locate. Use them well and happy packing!