Important Tips To Pack Valuable Items.
The biggest reason why Moving is considered such a daunting task is the packing that comes with it if you’re not hiring the best movers and packers in Dubai. The huge items, the small items, the precious items, the fragile items, items that have designated packing boxes, and items that do not fit any box; […]
The biggest reason why Moving is considered such a daunting task is the packing that comes with it if you’re not hiring the best movers and packers in Dubai. The huge items, the small items, the precious items, the fragile items, items that have designated packing boxes, and items that do not fit any box; all need to be considered before choosing the best movers and packers in Dubai.
You can easily pack your favorite books in the study room box, and hang your clothes in the wardrobe box, but how do you ensure that huge crystal Eiffel Tower, you got from your first trip to Paris, or that vintage cups and saucers set, your mom passed on to you, reach your new destination, unscratched?
No, we do not mean to scare you, we already know you’re here because you just realized how tough it is to pack valuables, no matter how big or small while looking for the best movers and packers in Dubai. Not all of us have the budget to get all our items, plastic-wrapped and boxed professionally by the best movers and packers in Dubai.
And many times, it is just us doing all the packing, without hiring the services of the best movers and packers in Dubai. We are here to share with you, these few but very significant steps while packing, and even before the packing process. These tips would help you in saving all your time, effort, and money on the packing and even unpacking end and transport your priced possessions, unwounded and unharmed by the best international packers and movers in Dubai.
1. Create a valuable inventory!
If you start to create inventory for every single item, you wish to be moved, you will probably run out of time, and honestly, that seems like an inefficient to us, as well. But one thing that is definitely going to be worth your time is to document, all your valuable items, even before packing them, making notes and taking photographs of your valued belongings can help, just in case anything goes wrong. A claim against the best movers and packers in Dubai, or any movers in any emirate, is easier to make if you have proper documentation.
2. Pad up the crockery!
Dinnerware, cutlery and crockery are another of those very fragile and invaluable items that are difficult to pack, more so if you have never relocated before and clueless about how its done. Apart from investing in the right size boxes, it is crucial to make sure that you have arranged plenty of padding equipment to keep your dinnerware and its likes, safe.
The best way is to pack dishes in multiple layers of paper and then fit them in the box on the extreme edge, make sure they are not facing down, from the flatter side. This ensures to protect the items from shattering if something bumps the edge of the box.
3. Ensure to Insure!
Ensure that your items, especially the valuable ones are all insured against any damage or loss. Discuss and ask, if your moving company offers additional insurance or coverage against items that are fragile or valuable, like the best furniture movers and packers in Dubai, at Smoove, do. Our professionals suggest that getting special moving insurance for any highly valuable item is, extremely beneficial.
4. Carry the teeny tiny stuff with you!
We now know, how to manage the gigantic items that hold high value but how about the small stuff? Small items that are too precious to be thrown in with the bigger ones? No one wants your expensive jewelry or important papers, as much as you do, which is why you have to be extra careful with the small but significant stuff like that. We suggest you pack and assign a proper bag for them and carry it with yourself in your personal vehicle.
5.Right boxes, make the packing right!
Like any other job, packing items also requires specific and specialized tools and equipment. And in the case of packing valuables, the right equipment and tools are inarguably, “boxes”. Customised flat-screen boxes have foam and bubble wrap padding to keep any screen kept inside them safe and protected from any scratches. It might seem unwanted or expensive to invest in these boxes, but you will agree that it will always be way cheaper than buying a new Desktop or TV. Similarly, there are many kinds of boxes like this, especially created for packing specific stuff like this, which is often hard to pack.
6. Huge stuff needs help!
Most often than not, valuable items are huge like chandeliers, crystals table tops, pianos, giant crystal showcases and the enormous gun safes. All these items are required to be carried by special dollies or wooden crates, and a professional and highly skilled team who know how to handle these items, the right way. This is the reason why the best movers and packers in Dubai who offer customized services for moving things that are too huge and unique for your average mover.
In some cases, moving companies contract out the huge and valuable items. So, if you own any of these enormous valuables, ensure and discuss with your moving company to check and discover what kind of additional packaging and moving services they have to offer.
7.Box it up tight!
Pay close attention to the boxes that contain fragile items. You would like to gently shake them as while packing to ensure the items inside the box are not moving. Just in case, they are, you need to add more padding between and around them. One more important thing to keep in mind while packing fragile stuff is that you don’t only fold over the box tops, you also tape the tops of these boxes tight and right. Ensure to fill these boxes so the tops do not cave in.
8. Befriend the tape!
The last thing any of us would like to amidst the chaos of moving is having to pick through broken glasses and items during a move, and it also is extremely dangerous. In order to keep all your crystals, paintings, artworks, mirrors protected during the move, go for a high-quality broad width tape. Mark a huge cross with the masking or the painter’s tape on all the boxes which contain glass.
This may sound new and vague, but believe us, the tape will help keep the glass from shattering.
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