Tips that are useful when you have to pack, move and relocate to a new place.

madathil mhanian By madathil mhanian, 26th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A little planning and attention can help in transporting your belongings safely when you have to relocate yourself. tips that are simple but at the same time very useful.

Tips that are useful when you have to pack, move and relocate to a new place.

When you are relocated from one place to the other on your job, when you are moving from one town to your native place on retirement or for that matter you are shifting from a rented apartment to your own house, you need to take care of belongings while you move them. This is where the role of movers comes in as a great help. But you as an owner also need to play an important role in this. A mover cannot pack and handle all the things in the same way when he wants to move them. There are two prime basics that you should pay attention while packing and moving things.
1 Separating: the first and foremost task is identifying the things to be moved and separating them from which is not to be moved. Chances are that you will leave behind some furniture or those things you don’t want to take with you. A list prepared for the things to be moved and earmarking them is the first task.
2 Packing: this requires great care and is an important task for the mover. There will be some fragile household things which you attach some emotional value more than the material value. This can be the family heirloom of Dinner set or a Chandelier gifted from one generation to the other. Moving them should be with utmost care with adequate stuffing so there will be no damage. Let us delve into the details of safe packing:
a) All items made out of glass should be separated first and they should be packed with adequate protection. Styrofoam is the most commonly used material for packing glass ware. This is available either as sheets of various thickness or small balls. The small balls will be useful to stuff the things like wares whereas the sheets will give protection for the outer part while packing them into cartons.
b) Corrugated sheets are available that help packing the furniture to prevent them from the scratches on the move. They are available as rolls which can be cut into the desired shape and size according to the need while packing.
c) The mirrors in the wardrobes and dressing tables should be removed and packed with sufficient care to replace them at the new premises later. Despite a good packing a jolt during the drive or a slip from the hands will damage the same during the move.
d) It is advisable to pack the individual cartons with heavier and lighter stuff separately and mark them clearly. This will help the handlers during the move to be careful and prepared to handle them safely. A carton packed with glasses should be handled with more care than a carton of dresses.
e) Those things which will be in need immediately on arrival should be packed separately and indicated with markers which makes it easier rather than opening everything to find out the required one among them.
f) Please double check to know about the exact location to reach and write down the address as well as the contact number of the new premises.
g) If your journey is where there are some check posts by authorities, you should carry the necessary documents for your belongings. This will ensure minimal time spent on these stops.
When you relocate, you should start your life there with peace of mind. Following the above tips will help you to ensure that at least there are no worries as far as transporting your belongings safely.


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from Coimbatore, worked as a Zonal Sales Manager for a Pharma company. At present earns as a Freelance Trainer for Pharma companies.

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author avatar kant123
26th Sep 2014 (#)

very good article...Tips are useful while shfting to new place..thanks for sharing..

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author avatar Rajani venu
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Very useful tips...indeed..thanks a lot...

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