Some items are prohibited and they include: Perishables, Flammable Liquids, Explosives, and Fuels.
Place all items in cartons/boxes wherever possible.
Make use of all available aids such as wrapping paper, bubble wrap, drop cloths, furniture covers, plastic sheeting, tape, and cartons.
Fill all cartons to maximum capacity.
Identify your cartons and keep a list.
Disassemble large items such as beds and tables where possible.
Books being a heavy item are best packed in smaller cartons so as not to produce a heavy load.
When moving ensure all doors are securely closed: E.G. Refrigerators and Freezers, cupboards, etc.
Some items are best packed and stored on edge. These items include: Mirrors, Windows, Records, Plates and Saucers, Pictures and Paintings.
Use Desks and Cabinets to transport and store carefully wrapped smaller items.
Towels, Blankets and Clothing are also very useful and make good padding for transport.
Large, Heavy items should be stored to the rear of the unit.
Less frequently required items should also be stored to the rear.
Maximize the use of the unit height by storing items such as Beds and Mattresses on end.
It is recommended that you wedge appliance doors slightly. This is to prevent the build up of mold and bad smells.
It is also recommended that you leave a small space between the unit walls and your goods. Some items can be stored in large Appliances - also the careful stacking of some cartons on top of larger items.
Ensure that upholstery is not in direct contact with the floor or that sharp, and heavy items are not stacked on top.
Sofas may be stored on end on protective mats or plastic sheeting.
Smaller frequently required items should be stored near the door for easy access.
Clothing and Curtains should be stored on hangers whenever possible.
Cover the total load with a light plastic cover. This will act as an affordable and practical dust cover for your property.
Always use a good quality substantial lock on your unit.
Planning for any move is the most critical factor to a successful relocation of your most precious goods. Below we give you a checklist which will help you remember all those nagging details that we all forget.
Preparing for the move
Confirm your furniture removal date with Kloses Removals
Complete and return your signed acceptance of the removal Quotation
Complete and return the Insurance Application
Arrange disconnection of the services or advise change of address (Try to give 30 days' notice in each case)
Gas and Electricity
The Post Office for redirection of mail
Your bank to transfer your account
The Electoral Office
Your motor licencing authority
Your Hire Purchase suppliers
Your insurance company re your motor and household
Your life assurance companies
The principal of your children's school, and a letter from the school
The Municipality - re Rates
Lodges, clubs and Benefit Societies
Publications to which you subscribe
Store - where you have charge accounts
Relatives, friends and regular correspondents
Before the removal Day
Defrost your refrigerator, and arrange for appliances to be attended to
Anchor the drum of your automatic washing machine
Dispose of your unwanted furniture by auction
Put aside bits and pieces you don't want to take
Clean out bathroom cabinet and dispose of all those old medicine bottles
Tighten the lids on all jars containing liquids
Return any garden tools, books, CDs and videos you've borrowed
Drain the fuel from heaters, lamps and lawn movers
Keep aside jewellery, money, insurance policies and documents of value
On the Removal day - One Last look Around
Anything left behind. The attic - garden garage - basement
No clothing still at the dry cleaners, or clothes in lockers at clubs or school
Water heater turned off
No taps left running
Light switches all turned off
Gas taps all turned off
Windows and doors all locked
Old house keys surrendered
We hope these hits, tips and checklist have provided some assistance and help to make your moving day a worry free one…