Active Furniture Removals

Pretoria Moving Company Pro Tips

Ten Weird Moving-Day Packing Hints

In need of one of Pretoria’s most dependable furniture movers? To put it simply, we simplify the process of moving. Mini moves, packing, unpacking, dedicated move consultant, hoisting, box packing, unpacking, protective wrapping, dismantling, box delivery, packaging supplies, and smart moving insurance are all part of the comprehensive service offered by our furniture removals company.

We understand that no two relocations are the same, which is why our Pretoria-based furniture movers provide a wide range of flexible services using a constantly-replenished fleet of trucks, vehicles, and trailers. We take care of every step of your office or home relocation, from planning and packing to delivering across the country or in your area. If you ever want to share a load please contact us as we do offer shared load moves for clients

Packing is a tedious part of any house move. It’s a slow and boring process.

Take advantage of our unique and ingenious packing suggestions. Also, you won’t have to worry about wasting money or time thanks to them.

Step 1: Pick up a few packages of paper plates

To prevent plates from scratching each other when stacked in a box, use a paper plate as a separator instead of bubble wrap or newspaper. Wrapping the entire stack in protective material is an option.

Step 2: Wrap items in clothing.

You can save money by repurposing existing garments as protective coverings. Socks are an ideal solution for protecting your glasses. You can save money on packing materials by not purchasing as many boxes since you won’t need a dedicated garment box. You should just avoid using your most fragile possessions.

Step 3: DIY Air Pillows

The plastic weight of air pillows is a drawback, but they are incredibly helpful for moving. You can make your own by blowing into plastic bags and then sealing them. After you’re done moving, you can put the ziplock bags back to their regular use.

Step 4: It’s best to nest your belongings

Leave no blank spots. Stuff items that don’t belong in the same room together into boxes with those that do. Decorative items, such as miniatures, can be hidden inside of larger containers. Put the insides of the microwave and refrigerator to good use. Take careful notes on where things are kept.

Step 5: Stop reading the paper

The ink from newspapers can stain clothing and other items. Use glossy magazine pages as inexpensive and abundant wrapping paper. It’s more robust security due to the thicker paper and non-bleeding ink.

Step 6: Sort your boxes by color

Use stickers to color-code the boxes instead of writing out labels. A room, a person, or an item category (such as fragiles) can be associated with each color. Multiple stickers are permitted on mixed-box orders. In any case, you can still tell at a glance what’s inside.

Step 7: Dig through your recycling bin

Packing materials like plastic grocery bags, the cardboard tubes from used toilet paper rolls, and empty egg cartons can all be amassed in advance of a move. Necklaces and bracelets can be stored in an egg carton without getting tangled up. You can keep things from shifting by using plastic bags to wedge into spaces. The paper towel core makes a great cable organizer.

Step 8: Construct box grips

Cardboard boxes can be made more manageable by cutting a V in either side near the top and folding the flap of cardboard inwards to form an inverted triangle hole. The two pieces of this come together to make a convenient carrying handle. Get archival boxes with handles as an alternative. For bulky items like books, they work wonderfully.

Step 9: Get creative with blankets for your furniture

A mover’s best friend is a furniture blanket. They won’t break the bank and can be donated or reused (as pet blankets, for example). You can use them as wrapping paper for pictures, mirrors, chairs, and other pieces of furniture. You can slide them under beds or between boxes in the trailer. You can use them to prevent dust from settling on your belongings while in transit.

Step 10: Stack like a pro

Think about how you’ll stack the boxes in the moving truck as you pack. Avoid using overly large or heavy boxes that will be cumbersome to transport and store. Use stackable moving boxes if you can get them; they’ll be more stable and take up less room in the truck.

Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions that you might have:

Check out more of our FAQ’s

How can I save on my moving costs?
– You’ll save more if you can be flexible on date and time.
– If possible, schedule your move for a less busy time of the month (between the 5th and the 25th). – Stay away from the beginning and ending of the month, as well as the last weekend of the month.
– If you move the smaller boxes and loose items yourself, the volume of your load will be reduced, and we will only be responsible for moving the larger items.

Why do I need to complete an inventory list?
In order to provide you with the most cost-effective estimate, we use our standard inventory list to figure out the optimal combination of moving vehicle and moving crew for your move.

Alternately, we can come to your home or place of business and conduct a survey at no additional charge, or we can provide you with a quote over the phone (for smaller moves).

Do you offer shared loads for smaller moves?
Definitely! In addition, we provide a depot-to-depot (drop-off and pick-up) option that will save you money.

Can I use my own boxes?
Yes, but they have to be of a high quality and, ideally, they should have two walls. We are unable to accept items that are packaged in plastic bags and do not recommend using used supermarket boxes. Active Furniture Removals only provides and utilizes double-walled boxes of the highest possible quality.

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