By / Troy Said
Precision-Packing for Interstate Moves
More than 10 years experience in the removalist industry have taught us a thing or two about typical breakages caused to household items during furniture removals interstate. Loading your entire house into the back of a truck to travel hundreds of kilometres can spell damage for some items if not precision-packed to ensure their safety throughout the long-haul trip.
Below are a few of the most commonly ill-packed items at greatest risk of damage, and how to manage the risk with appropriate packaging procedures. If there’s something not listed that you need help with packing, call our specialists on 1300 299 969 and they will happily talk you through it.
Plants: Before transporting flora with your furniture removals interstate, check with local authorities online to make sure it’s legal to bring plants across the boarder and what restrictions are in place. If you’ve got the green light, resist the temptation to water plants a few days prior to moving. This makes them easier to carry and won’t cause water leakages into surrounding cardboard boxes. If placing the plants inside boxes, leave the box open at the top so heavier items aren’t placed on top causing the box to collapse. Alternatively, clearly label the box with ‘PLANT’ so removalist can pack it appropriately, and remember to leave holes in the cardboard for plants to breathe.
Furniture: There is some furniture that requires little or no packing to protect it during an interstate move, and there is other furniture that should be carefully packed with specialised materials to keep it clean and safe during transit. Interstate Removals have a wide variety of professional packing supplies from mattress protectors through to commercial-grade packing blankets. If you’re unsure of how to pack or add padding to awkwardly shaped furniture, leave it to our qualified removalists and their custom-made packing supplies.
Kitchenware glass: Given the weight of stacking glass plates, jugs, cups, bowls and china, stick to smaller boxes. This makes them easier to carry and less vulnerable to breakages. Wrap each piece individually with bubble wrap or newspaper so that no two pieces of glassware are touching – don’t be afraid to layer. If when you pick the box up to move it you hear jingling inside, place it back on the ground and locate the jingle to add more padding. When you’re confident it’s good to go, label the box with ‘FRAGILE’ so our removalists know to take extra care when moving the box.
Need some advice on precision-packing for your furniture removals interstate? Get a no-obligation, over the phone assessment of how we can help you pack your property to get it interstate in the same condition it left by contacting us today.