Moving? We know it’s a big job. When it comes to packing some of your household items, including décor and other larger, heavy items that do not fit in traditional cardboard boxes, there are some special packing tips that can make it easier.
How to Pack Your Lamps
Lamps not only bring light into your home, but they can also add a unique sense of style and décor to each room. Lamps can also be a larger investment depending on how large they are, so it is important to pack and move them properly, so they aren’t damaged.
- Step #1: The first thing to do before moving your lamp is to remove the light bulb. If a slight bump in the road makes the lamp tip over, it could break the bulb and cause rips or tears in the shade. Not to mention broken glass could also cause hazardous moving conditions for you or others.
- Step #2: Next, remove the lampshades from the base of the lamp and pack it in a separate area. If it’s packed near the base, this could cause the fragile shade to bend, break, or be crushed. Wrap it in bubble wrap and place it in its own box, or in a box of light clothing that could be used as added protection.
How to Pack Specialty Items
If you have specialty or miscellaneous items that have sentimental value or are family heirlooms, like grandfather clocks or other fragile antiques, these will need extra care in the packing process. If there are removable parts, move them and wrap them in bubble wrap or packing paper.
Other valuable or irreplaceable items should be wrapped with care and moved yourself to ensure nothing is harmed. Instead of going piece by piece, stay organized and group similar objects together to be packed together.
How to Pack Larger Household Items
Appliances, lawn, other outdoor equipment, or office items all require a little bit of extra attention. Before loading barbecues, grills, or lawnmowers, ensure that they are drained of gasoline or oil. Products with flammable liquid are hazardous to move and could also leak out, damaging your other products around it.
Before starting any packing, it’s a good idea to put together a moving checklist. Take an inventory of what you have, estimate how many moving boxes are needed, the number of other moving supplies, and even cleaning supplies like trash bags or carpet cleaner.
Once moving day arrives and everything is out, you can start cleaning up to get your deposit back from an apartment or to make it more presentable if you’re selling your house or even renting it out. It doesn’t hurt to leave things nice and looking good.
Or you can hire professionals to do all of the work for you. They won’t mop the kitchen floor, but they’ll take care of packing, lifting, and moving everything you’re taking with you. No matter how big or small your moving project is, Smooth Move People have the experience and tools to get the job done as quickly and stress-free as possible.