LJ HOOKER EBOOKS Your Complete Moving Guide - Page 13

Your Complete Moving Guide Packing Up Your Belongings Packing Technique Purchase quality boxes from a removalist company Ensure the bottoms of the boxes are sturdy, well taped up and can support weight Wrap glassware and other breakables in newspaper or bubble wrap Stuff fragile boxes with bubble wrap or rolled up newspaper, then place more on top of breakables Fill in gaps between items with newspaper or bubble wrap Try vacuum packs for items such as clothing, linen and laundry for better usage of space Label each box with your name, phone number and address for shipping For couches and tables, tape legs and footholders onto the bottom so they don’t get lost Screws, bolts and other items you’ll need to reassemble furniture should be kept in well- labelled sandwich bags Cables for refrigerators and washing machines should be tied and secured to the back of the appliance Any water in washing machines should be siphoned out, and the hoses should then be secured Don’t overfill boxes - make sure they can be taped closed and are not bulging Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz 13