Whenever you move home, there is a chance of something getting broken. The process of transporting all of your belongings to a new property can be quite risky, especially if you don’t pack them correctly, and it isn’t uncommon for items to get damaged on moving day.
Thankfully, there are some things you can do to protect your belongings during your move and arranging a professional packing service is one of the best ways to ensure everything is being packed properly. Booking a moving service will also provide peace of mind that your belongings are being safely transported by a team of experts. If you’re currently planning a house move and you’re wondering which items are most commonly damaged on moving day, below we have put together a list that you should pay particular attention to.
You may not be surprised to hear that many of the most frequently broken items come from the kitchen. Fragile items like glasses, plates and bowls are really easily damaged, and it is crucial to ensure you’re packing them correctly. To prevent your kitchenalia from getting broken, make sure you’re using plenty of packing materials, like bubble wrap and packing paper, and taking your time to carefully pack these items into boxes.
Mirrors and picture frames
When packing your belongings, you might not know what to do with your mirrors and picture frames, and simply putting them in a cardboard box can result in them getting damaged. Leaving any gaps in your boxes will cause these items to move in transit and both mirror and picture frame glass can easily get cracked. Ideally, you should use picture cartons for these delicate items, as well as any artwork you own.
The majority of homeowners throw away the boxes their electronics originally came in, so they don’t have anything to pack them into. Whilst electronics like your toaster, kettle and microwave are often robust enough to survive your move, it isn’t uncommon for TVs, games consoles and computers/laptops to get broken. These valuable items should really be packed by professional packers and movers, and this can provide peace of mind on moving day.
So many people assume their furniture will be fine when they’re moving home because most pieces are designed to be durable, however, you need to be careful when you’re moving your mattresses. To prevent tears in your mattresses or things being spilt on your mattresses, it is really important to use some plastic mattress covers. Your packing and removals company should be able to supply these.
Due to the fact that they are awkwardly shaped, lampshades can be very difficult to fit into moving boxes and they can cause all sorts of problems when you’re packing your belongings. Unfortunately, lampshades can easily be torn, dented and stained during your move, and you need to handle them with care. It can be beneficial to put your lampshades into their own box and use plenty of wrapping materials.
Plants and flowers
They can be easy to overlook, but if you plan on taking some of your plants and flowers with you when you move home, you need to think carefully about how you’re going to pack them. In order to ensure they aren’t damaged or killed whilst you’re travelling, speak to your team of packers and movers about the best way to transport them. Depending on their size, they will likely recommend different things.
Booking packing and moving services
Hopefully, the information above will help you to ensure all of your belongings arrive at your new home in one piece and any damage is kept to a minimum. If you would like to use professional packing and moving services to reduce the likelihood of your belongings being broken on moving day, don’t hesitate to contact us at Moving Home Made Easy.
We provide a range of useful removal services, including packing and unpacking services, and we will be happy to assist you with your house move. You can turn to our skilled and experienced moving team in confidence knowing that we will care for your belongings as if they were our own. We are passionate about delivering outstanding customer service and we will do all we can to make your move enjoyable. For peace of mind, we provide insurance cover for every move too, so you won’t need to worry in this regard.