How to Pack Valuables for Your Removal

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Written by Zoltan Makra

May 13, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’re storing your valuables or packing them up for moving house, you need to make sure you keep them safe. Spare yourself the moment when you unpack and your heart drops because your favourite ornament or your 4k TV is cracked. We’ve put together this guide to packing your expensive items away safely and securely.

Keep them separate

Don’t pack delicate possessions in larger boxes with other items. This just presents more chances for them to get broken. It also helps you keep track of them if you pack them away separately. You don’t want to lose them either!

Use quality packing materials

Cardboard boxes might all look the same but higher quality equipment can help keep your valuables safe. Make use of packing paper to help offer a layer of protection for the removal van. Buying a big roll of bubble wrap is another prudent purchase, as well as making sure you have plenty of packing tape. You might use more than you think, and you don’t want to run out.

Try and find the original packaging

This is especially useful for expensive electronics. If you had the space at home to save the old boxes, use these to pack them away. This means the boxes will be the right size and designed for the items in questions.

Do an audit

Write a list of all the things you can’t afford to break or lose. This will help keep you on track and save anything from getting lost in the shuffle. This is also a good way to see if there’s anything you’re moving that you don’t need anymore which could be disposed of or donated. It’s also a good idea to make copies of anything on your computer you don’t want to lose should it become misplaced or damaged.

There’s no rush

You might want to get it all done as quickly as possible, but it really pays to take your time. Spending time carefully packing up items only to unpack them might not be the most fun job in the world, but it beats picking up the pieces if something breaks!

By using these tips you can help keep your possessions safe and enjoy moving day without any issues! At Vanguard Removals we can provide removals, storage and packing services. Get in touch to find out more.

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