One of the most stressful things to do in a moving is packing of household appliances. To prepare everything safely and easily we have prepared the following guide for you.
Before filling the cartons, start with a layer of newspaper or bubble wrap.
First select the appropriate cartons. The ideal size of cartons is: 60Χ40Χ40. For heavy objects such as books use a smaller carton size 30x20x20. Choosing a smaller carton ensures that it will be easier to transport. In general, avoid overloading a carton. Overloaded cartons run the risk of being opened during transport. The maximum weight we recommend is 20 kg.
It is very important that the sender’s details (name & phone number) are written on each package – even if they are on a pallet. It is also good to number the cartons in ascending order e.g. (1/8, 2/8, 3/8). This allows both you and the transporter to count the cartons.
Get durable cartons and make sure they are in good condition. Also get nylon material to wrap the boxes externally so that they are protected from water and moisture.
Vulnerable objects – TVs
On devices such as TVs and computers you need to protect the screen. We advise you to wrap with foam1 (sponge sheet) and then with bubble wrap2 (nylon with blisters). Ideally add the bubble wrap in two coats for greater protection.
Electronic devices are preferably packaged in their factory box. The factory box is designed to hold the device firmly and without direct contact with the box walls.
Furniture – Electrical appliances
To prevent scratches on furniture and electrical appliances you should use the appropriate packaging.
First, wrap them in the corrugated cardboard.
For better protection against shocks, wrap the top with double bubble wrap2 (nylon with blisters).
Finally, secure all materials tightly with adhesive packing tape4 or stretch film5 (wrapping film).
Carpets – Mattresses
Wrap your carpets and place them in special packaging and transport cases or you can wrap them with stretch film5 (wrapping film).
Fragile (Glassware – Dishes – Glasses – Porcelain)
First wrap with tissue paper5
Then, place them wrapped in cardboard boxes6 filled with crushed styrofoam7. Crushed styrofoam will prevent them from hitting each other in the box.
Foam (sponge sheet)1
Bubble wrap (nylon with blisters)2
Corrugated cardboard (wrapping paper)3
Adhesive packing tape4
You can get the packaging materials from stores:
- hardware – paint stores
- specialized packaging materials stores
- technical department stores
In the event that our company does not undertake the packaging of your household goods, it is not responsible for any damage caused due to poor packaging.