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Packing Up Correctly to Avoid Breakages

Posted on December 21, 2018 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Packing Up Correctly to Avoid Breakages

There are several tasks when moving home that you’d probably rather not do, and packing tends to be one of them.It all starts out enthusiastically enough until you begin the realise the scale of the job at hand. Any private or poorly hidden hoarding gets exposed, and you notice a strange array of plugs and cables that don’t match an appliance. This is usually when people can choose to do things correctly, or they end up shoving things in the closest box.

The main piece of advice here – don’t rush when packing your things up before you relocate. It’s a sure-fire way to cause breakages and damage, which is preventable if you take things at a slower pace. You’ll save yourself plenty of groans and expense when you start unpacking and find broken pieces. There are various ways to help you make the job easier and less banal. And for people who are really in the know – you can always get Thomas Firbank to do the packing for you.

Tips on How to Prevent Damage When Moving –

The first thing you should consider is reducing the number of items you’re moving with. It’s pointless packing up things you no longer use. So, it’s time to sell, give away or recycle. Another advantage of doing this is being able to start with a clean slate when you arrive in your new home. It might even save you some money on your removal if you significantly reduce your total volume of items.

Next, you should separate things that are valuable, or that will break easily. They’ll need to be given extra packaging and kept away from bulky furniture during transit. Remember to clearly mark any important notes on the box with a label, including a visible fragile sticker. All glass items should be in a few layers of bubble wrap and put into a box with lots of cushioning – don’t overpack these boxes.

No matter how many boxes and pieces of furniture you’re moving with, it’s crucial that you make an inventory of your possessions. You can do this with pen and paper if you like but we would suggest something more this century by downloading a home inventory app. Home inventories are lifesavers when you start unpacking. You can also use them for insurance purposes and to send to our team so that we can assign the correct removals package for you.

Choosing the Right Moving Company in Bath –

Thomas Firbank moves thousands of people in Bath and Somerset every month, often venturing into the connecting counties and London. We undertake all types of removals – no job is too big or small for our team. Thomas Firbank works with hundreds of domestic and business clients every week, providing them with the right removals service for their needs.

And crucially – we have a team of removals experts with decades worth of packing experience. This is one of the most critical aspects of any relocation – avoiding any unnecessary breakages or damages. Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of mid to lower tier removals companies get wrong, and it results in a poor level of customer service.

This is something that we never have to worry about. Our standard of service delivery is excellent, and it all starts with how we pack items and furniture. That’s why so many of our customers use our dedicated Packing Service. By having our expert team handle the packing side of things, you’re free to carry on with other important aspects of your relocation.

Thomas Firbank – Bath’s Number One Removals Packing Experts –

Thomas Firbank is Bath’s number one company for removals and storage. Our number one priority is to provide the best customer service possible, in addition to charging affordable rates. We believe in paying attention to the small details. Our team have years of experience when it comes to removals and storage. And one aspect that’s crucial to us is packing each van properly.

The Thomas Firbank team relocates tens of thousands of people every year in Bath and the surrounding areas.  We like to build relationships with our customers so that they use our company for future moves or storage. The only way to do this is to provide the highest level of customer service. For this reason, we not only get repeat customers, they often refer us to friends and family.

Thomas Firbank has a variety of vehicles to do any size relocation, and we have the right equipment to move any furniture. No two objects are the same, and that means they all need different sorts of packaging and they need to be transported differently. Our expert team will do everything possible to make sure that your goods are in perfect condition for when you arrive in Bath.

If you’re looking for advice on how to pack things correctly or you’re interested in our dedicated packing service, contact us today.