Tips to make your house moving experience as stress and incident free as possible
Start to pack well in advance of the moving date. Nothing is worse than realizing you still have to pack half of your belongings the night before departure! Use cardboard moving boxes to store and transport your possessions in, they are sturdy, can hold up to twenty kilo’s and their square shape makes them ideal for stacking and transportation. We advise not filling the boxes to more than 75% of their capacity. This will ensure they remain intact and that the handles-holes are not blocked from the inside.
If you can, try to pack room by room. This will allow you to rapidly unpack all your stuff at your new house without having to sort through all your boxes. You could even write a short summary of what is in each box, this means you can locate important and or small items quickly.
Moving fragile and or valuable items
Fragile items should be sufficiently wrapped for transport before you start moving. We advise using Styrofoam, bubble wrap or even a large cloth. It is best to keep all your personal documents and important items such as your passport, driving license, keys and medical details in a separate place to avoid losing them.
Moving your refrigerator and washing machine
It is wise to turn off your refrigerator 24 hours prior to transporting it. This will give the cooling liquid time to settle and will also allow you to defrost your freezer.
Make sure your washing machine is disconnected from the water supply and that there is no water still in the machine. This will prevent leaking during transportation that can damage your possessions. It is best to tie the water-hose to the machine itself, with the nozzle pointing upwards.
We advise deconstructing as much of your furniture as possible. This will save both parties a lot of time and also make lifting, carrying and transporting the furniture a whole lot easier.
NOT transport worthy:
If you offer your household effects unprotected, we will of course always transport them for you. The use of moving blankets during transport on the road will protect your household effects. However, we cannot guarantee any damage to your household effects during the move, if these have not been offered transportworthy.
You can order all protective products from us for the transportworthy packing of your household effects.
If you offer your possessions as transport worthy, we guarantee the safety of your possessions.
The contents shown above have been packed transport worthy. These possessions are therefore well protected during your move. Your household effects are fully insured and any unexpected damage will be compensated to you, in accordance with our terms and conditions.
Points of attention and further tips
- Points of attention and further tips;
- Reduce walking distances between locations by adjusting logistics. (Put the bus as close to the access point as possible);
- Make sure there are no obstacles in the way;
- Use gloves and shoes with non-slip soles and steel toe caps – these provide better grip and protect toes if the load falls;
- Always lift with two hands and make sure both feet are on the floor;
- Stand straight in front of the object, avoid twisting the back (twisting);
- Stand close to the object, avoid having to reach the arms far, keep the load against the abdomen as much as possible;
- Do not lift heavy objects alone;
- Do not lift too much at once – it is wiser to walk twice.