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Self Service Moving - Instructions On Packing

 If you prefer self service moving over a full service moving, you need to take proper care, while packing items for delivery. Plan the move in an organized manner so there is no damage to goods, while relocating. This way you get to utilize space in the trailer the better way and it eases the loading process.

 When you take to self service moving, you assume total control of the goods, as the packing work is entirely your responsibility. Therefore, take enough time to pack the items before they are finally loaded on the truck. Make sure you do not pack objectionable items such as flammables and ammunition.

 Self Service Moving – Vital Packing Instructions:

 

  • *As initial step to self service moving, wrap each item individually before placing them inside the boxes. You may wrap items with newspaper, bubble wrap or wrapping paper.

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  • *Make use of sturdy boxes, while packing, as they offer enough protection to goods. This also makes loading a bit easy. Items having unusual shapes might use up additional space and create problems for the trailer.

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  • *As self service moving instruction, place breakable items separately inside boxes and mark the boxes as ‘Fragile’. This way they may be loaded on top of those boxes that contain heavier items.

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  • *Mark each box according to the items it contains for easy identification. This eases the workload, while finally unpacking them.

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  • *Electronic items such as TV, DVD and computer need special care. Box such items in paper moving pads, blankets or comforters. Best is to place them in boxes that come readily as provided by the manufacturer, while purchasing.

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  • *Pack furnishings such as mattresses in manufacturer-provided boxes. You may also use stretch wrap or mattress bags for protecting them from dirt.

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  • *Dislodge the table legs, while packing if possible. Wrap the tables, chairs and sofas in blankets and stretch wrap.

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  • *Secure the drawers with tape. You may move dressers and desks without emptying their contents provided they do not include breakable items.

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  • *Disassemble the lamps and box them whenever possible. Wrap the wall hangings and pictures individually.

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  • *Remove contents of the refrigerator fully and defrost it.

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Overview: It is indeed necessary to make systematic arrangement for goods before they are ready for self service moving journey. Hence, make sure each item you pack is secure and safe, when you opt for a self service moving service.