Should you pack your household goods yourself, then you can benefit from the below packing tips. Do you have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us. Have fun packing!
Allocate a number to each room in your new home. In the old home, pack boxes per room and ‘brand’ (label) them with the contents and the number of the room where it needs to go.
If desired, make a list with an extensive description of the contents of each box. Of course, this will take more time initially, but it will eventually make searching for your things easier so you will save time.
Pack devices in their original boxes, if you still have these. Take necessary measures for PCs and CD players. Fill the boxes with newspapers, wrapping paper or blankets. Do not pack sharp items together with vulnerable items.
You can disconnect the washing machine yourself. Don't forget to let the water drain from the machine. Secure the drum with transit bolts to prevent damage. Seal the door of the defrosted refrigerator with strong adhesive tape and make sure it is transported in an upright position. The night before the move, set your freezer to its highest level and insulate it with blankets. Even more convenient and tasty: eat up your freezer food!
Packing crockery requires extra attention. De Jong Verhuizingen has special packing paper for putting your crockery in the removal boxes in a proper way. Wrap silverware in tissue paper. Wrap up fragile items. You can then pack these items together with e.g. linen. Label boxes that require special attention (for example with FRAGILE, GLASSWARE). Put heavy items (such as plates) at the bottom of the box. Put extremely fragile glassware, like wine glasses and bottles, upright in the box. Keep flammable and hazardous substances separate.
It is not advisable to pack many small but heavy goods (such as books) together in one removal box. Put books at the bottom of the box and then put lighter items on top to fill it. Pack books lying down to avoid damage to their spines. Do not make the boxes too heavy and use small boxes for heavy items. This makes moving easier and decreases the risk of damage.
Clothing and carpets
Clothing can be hung in special wardrobe boxes. De Jong Verhuizingen will provide you with these. In this way, no creases will be created during the transport. Do not fold carpets, but roll them to avoid creases.
Curtains and lamps
Take curtains off the rails and put them into a box. Remove the lightbulbs and place the lampshades in an upright position in a box. Be careful packing these components.
Clocks and paintings
Secure the pendulum of grandfather clocks. Caution: do not try to move large (grandfather) clocks, mirrors and paintings yourself, but let our professional movers pack these items instead. This is the only way to ensure the best protection during your removal.
Depending on the distance and the removal time, it's possible to bring plants with you. Put all small plants together in one box. The movers will take care of larger plants.
Cars and motorcycles
Drain the tank as much as possible and disconnect the battery. While loading, always be aware of fragile or easily leaking objects.
Do not leave keys in closets or desks, for they will get lost easily. Make sure to keep keys, money and cheques in your hand luggage. The same goes for expensive jewellery and important documents, of course. Your tools are invaluable items as well. Keep them separate, so you can get to work quickly in your new home.