How to pack and prepare for your move
Easistore4u can provide you with all the essentials you will need for packing, including Boxes/Archive storage boxes/Tape/Bubble wrap and even Wardrobe Cartons to transport your hanging clothes all with free delivery.
You cannot plan too much for your move. Plan what you are taking and where it will be going at your new house, mark all boxes accordingly
Make sure everything is packed and secured. Any fragile items should be marked, and make sure you wrap each item separately in paper and or bubble wrap. Don’t forget EasiStore4u can supply a full range of boxes and packing material for your move, including bubble wrap and parcel tape.
Remember fill your largest boxes with the lightest items and the smaller boxes with heavier items (such as books). This will ensure that your house contents can be moved easily and quickly. Ensure that all boxes are securely taped and make sure there are no protruding items. Any fragile or upright items should be marked clearly on the outside of the box too.
As a standard EasiStore4u will not dismantle or erect flat pack furniture unless previously agreed. Ensure you keep all smaller items (screws etc.) in a bag and attached it to the pieces to make sure you can put it all back up.
Please be aware that our staff are not legally allowed to enter loft space and all items should be removed from the loft, placed in a room and packed before the arrival of our movers.
We advise packing all electronic goods in their original boxes before transportation.
We are not allowed to connect / disconnect gas, water and electricity. Please make sure your large white goods are ready to be transported before your move day. All washing machines and dishwashers should be drained and washing machines should have the drum secured using transit bolts. We also advise cleaning fridges and freezers before moving.
Please make sure any carpets and rugs you are taking are rolled and secured with tape before our experts arrive.
We can supply specially designed wardrobe boxes that will hang your clothes vertically while in transportation. Clothes may be able to be left in the chest of drawers, depending on size and weight. Please check with your removal company first. If you are unsure, pack them into a suitcase or box.
Ensure that all bottles and containers are secure and packed well. Any liquids should be packed in tightly so they remain upright (you can even secure the tops with tape). Mark the boxes with an arrow to ensure they are kept upright. Any cold or frozen goods should be marked or moved separately so they are easy to find at your new home. At no time should food or drink be placed into storage.
Don’t forget to pack and protect your pictures, generally roll bubble wrap round a couple of times, top to bottom and secure with tape. It is also advisable to the wrap these in cardboard, such as a flattened box.
Ensure that all rubbish is cleared out of sheds and garages for easy access to remaining items. Garden tools should be cleaned and taped together in small bundles. Again the outsides and bottoms of plant pots should be cleaned, small pots should be placed in a suitable tray or box.
Don’t forget to tell your neighbours when you are moving, not only is it courteous but you can also ask them to clear areas that could be used by our vehicles to arrange easier access. The closer we can get to your home, then the quicker you will be moved out and in again.
And remember brewing equipment should be the last thing packed and first unpacked. Cheers
Here is a list of possible people you may need to inform of you move
- APPLIANCE RENTAL COMPANIES
- CREDIT CARD COMPANIES
- DSS/NATIONAL INSURANCE
- ELECTRICITY COMPANY
- FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
- GAS COMPANY
- HOUSE CONTENTS INSURANCE
- INLAND REVENUE
- INSURANCE COMPANIES
- LIFE INSURANCE & PENSIONS
- LOCAL AUTHORITIES
- MAIL REDIRECTION
- MILK DELIVERY
- NATIONAL SAVINGS BANK
- PENSION BOOK/DSS BOOKS/CHILD BENEFIT BOOKS
- POST OFFICE SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS
- PREMIUM BONDS
- TELEPHONE COMPANY
- TELEVISION LICENSING AUTHORITY
- TELEVISION RENTAL COMPANY
- VEHICLE INSURANCE
- VEHICLE REGISTRATION