21 Questions to Know Before the Move

Opting for quality packaging is essential for a stress-free move. So for your move, choose quality packaging. Royal Movers and Packer’s specialist in box rental advises you and helps you protect your belongings.

How to Move Antiques?

Antiques, antique furniture and collectables are valued both for their financial and sentimental value. They are irreplaceable for their owners. During your move, be very vigilant and offer them packaging and protection worthy of the name. Keep an eye on them and their handling up to the truck, and they’re set up for travel.

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How to Move a Heater (stove)?

Heating (stoves) and stoves are fragile and can be damaged during handling. Likewise, glass or ceramic walls are fragile and require careful preparation. Before moving them, remember to clean them. Also know about TIPS FOR PACKING FRAGILE ITEMS

How to Pack Household Appliances?

Each electrical appliance needs to be handled with care. Before moving, make sure it’s clean and packed so as not to be damaged. Bubble wrap allows you to protect all objects, even your household appliance. For large appliances such as Safe moving, washing machine moving, opt for a moving blanket to provide maximum protection.

How to Move a Refrigerator?

If your refrigerator or freezer follows you to your new home, unplug it at least the day before, defrost and make sure it is dry before closing it. Remember to dismantle the ice cube compartment to separate it from the water inlet and empty it before moving. Make sure the refrigerator and freezer doors are adequately secured, as they tend to open during travel.

How to Move a Dishwasher?

Disconnect all hoses. If you decide to place the pipes inside, do not forget to wrap them (in fabric) to avoid possible damage due to vibrations and bounces during transportation. When unplugged, the electric wire must be attached to the back of the machine using adhesive tape. The cutlery basket must be secured (see instruction manual for details and steps to follow).

How to Move Your Good Bottles of Wine?

Moving a collection of good wines might be the only downside to having an excellent cellar. Good wines are hypersensitive to movement, humidity, temperature change and exposure to light. So to protect your investment and avoid ending up with a lifetime supply of vinegar, either drink them all first (that’s a joke) or make special arrangements for their transport.

How to Move a Washing Machine or Dryer?

Disconnect all hoses. Wrap your hoses in fabric before placing them inside the machine. As for the electric wire, after unplugging it, do not forget to secure it to the back of the device using adhesive tape. The drum must be maintained not to damage your machine (see instruction manual for details).

For the dryer, you must first disconnect all your hoses, then attach your electric wire to the back of the dryer. Then, don’t forget to clean the filter; that will be the opportunity!

How to Pack Wine Bottles?

Your wine bottles require special care when moving. It is easy to turn the delicate chemistry of wine upside down with high or low temperatures, vibrations, humidity and light. As a result, good red wines are particularly susceptible to damage caused by moving them. However, you can limit the risks by packing them very carefully.

How to Properly Pack Shoes?

Avoid going easy by packing all your shoes “loose” in a cardboard box because even if it is fast, it will damage them for sure. To avoid crushing your shoes, it is best to keep the original boxes and then transport them in a large box. If, however, you have not kept the boxes of your shoes, pack them separately (in a plastic bag, for example), then place them carefully in a cardboard box, and you’re done!

How to Transport Silverware?

Silverware is very fragile and requires special care to be properly packaged and then transported. For example, to move fragile objects and knives, it is necessary to use quality bubble wrap. In addition, things made of silver (and other metals) must be protected from humidity and impact.

How to Move a Mirror?

Mirrors, whether large or small, need to be well packed before being transported. To protect your mirror, place it in a “sandwich” between 2 layers of bubble wrap then between 2 flat cardboard boxes. Secure everything with tape, and you’re ready to move your mirror!

How to Pack Computer and HIFI Equipment?

Before moving a computer, it is always advisable to make backups (to a Cloud or an external hard drive). If you have opted for saving in a hard drive, place it in an airtight box to move it (and thus protect it from knocks and humidity). Likewise, secure your cables individually to avoid knots and also place them in an airtight box.

For your computer, you can place it in its original box or a reinforced box. Finally, to transport your printer, remove the cartridges (if it is inkjet) and place your printer in a reinforced cardboard box.

For HIFI equipment (home cinema, speakers, …), the operating mode is the same. Again, tie the cables together, and be sure to protect your gear with bubble wrap or a moving blanket.

How to Pack Glasses?

To protect glasses (white or crystal glass), it is essential to wrap them individually. They should never be stacked. To ensure better protection, do not hesitate to line the inside of the glasses with cloth or paper (newspaper or bubble wrap). Then, place them vertically in a cardboard box and fill in the gaps with fabric, newspaper or bubble wrap. You can also opt for a unique glass lattice cardboard.

How do I Move Gardening Tools and Equipment?

First of all, make sure you have drained all of your thermal tools. Next, clean them and oil all sensitive parts well. Finally, protect the blades and sharp parts with bubble wrap. For smaller devices, save the quick details with bubble wrap and transport them in a cardboard box. To store them, remember to put them in place protected from humidity.

How to Move Household Linen?

To move sheets, blankets, towels, tablecloths, opt for a large box. Much more practical to move than a large plastic bag, it will guarantee the protection of your household linen. For curtains and fragile fabrics, you can opt for wardrobe cardboard with an integrated rod.

How to Move Clothes?

All of your clothes can be transported in a large box. For your fragile clothes, bet on the wardrobe cardboard that will guarantee the protection of your most sensitive outfits. In addition, the wardrobe cardboard can serve as a temporary cupboard during your first days in your new home.

How to Move Food?

A few days before your move, plan to finish all the foodstuffs already started (rice, pasta, oil). To move fresh produce, be sure to place it in a more incredible with frozen bins. If your new home is several hours away (beyond 8h), avoid transporting fresh products and finish them before D-Day.

The cans and bottles should be packed in a smaller box to limit weight.

How to Pack Books?

A move is also an opportunity to sort. Set aside any books and magazines you want to take to your new home and pack any books you want to store separately. The trick to moving books is to opt for a small box. Thus, it prevents you from overloading it too much. To further limit the point, you can make a mixed box of trinkets and books. Do you have fragile books? Wrap them in bubble wrap, fabric or newspaper before placing them in the cardboard box.

To easily refill your library, keep the same classification while filling the box.

How to Pack Small Household Items?

Radios, clocks, small frames, and the like must be individually wrapped in napkins, tea towels or bubble wrap. Then place them in a standard box.

How to Move a Lamppost?

First, remove the shade and bulb. Next, wrap in the newspaper (or bubble wrap), place them in a box, and fill in the gaps with crumpled newspaper or bubble wrap. Remember to transport your lamp or floor lamp in the same container as the corresponding bulb and shade.

How to Move Household Products?

Your household products require special attention because they can be corrosive or dangerous. Ensure to reseal the packaging of products already opened (for bottled products, place the stretch film on the neck before screwing the cap), then transport them vertically in a box. Fill in the gaps with newspaper, fabric or bubble wrap.

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