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General Moving Tips...
Moving into your new home is stressful at the best of times. In the article below, we give some general tips and some common sense advice that should help your big move run that little bit smoother. With an international removal you really do want to get it right.
Article Courtesy of Bishops Blatchpack: International Removals experts
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A quick breakdown of your moving procedure


1. Create an inventory of what you will be moving to your new address
2. Sell, give away anything you no longer want.
3. Book your removal
4. Check out any insurance you may require.
5. Arrange Storage if necessary.
6. Pack those boxes.

  Before you can start packing, you may need the following materials:  
  • Strong Boxes. These can either be bought from a specialist company or visit a local supermarket, as they tend to have a great deal of boxes left over after deliveries.
  • Wardrobe Boxes with Hanger Bars. This will save you a great deal of ironing after the move.
  • Packing Tape. Lots of packing tape, better to have too much than too little.
  • Bubble Wrap, Wrapping Paper, Newspaper, Tissue Paper.
  • Permanent Markers.
  • Notes or self adhesive labels for Wrapping
  • Wrap your breakables and other fragile items in bubble wrap, wrapping paper or tissue paper .
  • Be careful when wrapping items in newspaper, the ink from the newspaper can leave smears and smudges on your items, be sure the items you are wrapping in newspaper are already covered with something else.
  • For really fragile items, kill two birds with one stone, use towels, linen or bed sheets to wrap them up in.
  • Re-sealable sandwich bags or zip lock bags are perfect for packing small items of clutter .
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The best advice we can give is to begin packing well ahead of the move. This will give you more time to organise.

We recommend you use good, strong boxes, and always fully secure the bottoms, there is nothing worse than taking a box out of the van and hearing the fine china hit the pavement below.


A systematic approach is always the best. Pack the contents of one room at a time, making sure that everything is clearly labeled

To make the move go quicker, find an area close to the front door to put the boxes before the move, but remember to leave a walkway clear for easy access.

These hints will help you pack like a professional

Start by packing the items you don't need for your daily living routine. You don't want to be hunting for the kettle the night after the move!

Pack all your one of a kind items (including wills, share certificates, jewellery, photographs, and home videos) separately so that they can be carried with you on moving day. Or you could consider moving these belongings to a safety deposit box until after the move.

Pack your breakables loosely in a box with plenty of wrapping.

Make sure the boxes are clearly labeled FRAGILE, and stack them towards the top of your piles. Make sure no places heavier boxes on top! On an international move a well packed case is vital.

Pack your non-breakables tightly in smaller boxes.

There is the temptation to pack as much as possible into one box. whilst packing, be sure to check the weights of the boxes so that they are comfortable to carry. You may have your Catherine Cookson collection in one box, but you don't want your back to go while your carrying it!

If you still have the original boxes for your smaller electrical appliances, be sure to pack those items back into them and tape them securely.

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When you take your bed apart, secure the frames together with tape or rope. You can use cable ties for this as well, but be sure they do not leave any marks.

Cover your tables with old linen or a blanket. If you can, remove the legs. Wrap the nuts and bolts in a zip lock or sandwich bag and tie them to a leg, this will save alot of time hunting for them later.

For white goods, appliances, and other electronic equipment, check your owner's manual for any special instructions for moving. It is generally considered a bad idea to move your fridge of freezer in any position other than upright, doing so could reduce its operating life span.


Tape up all drawers, ice containers, and other loose parts in your refrigerator. Pad any exposed coils to protect them during the move.

Devon International Removals
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Exeter, Devon   Tel: 01392 20 20 40
Devon International Removals

The handlebars on bikes can damage other items whilst in transit, (on those international moves which tend to last longer real care should be taken here) loosen the handlebars on your bikes and turn them sideways. Cover the chains and pedals to keep oil and grease off other items.

Wrap your small mirrors and pack them in boxes. Cover your wall mirrors, large paintings and other artwork with cardboard. If they'll fit, slide them into wardrobe boxes.


If your taking outdoor furniture with you, see if it can be dismantled, and like tables and chairs, secure the bag containing the nuts bolts and alum keys to the item they belong to.

Roll up your carpets and rugs and secure with rope or tape.

Make sure all sharp edges on your tools or attachments are wrapped to prevent injury.

Pack your power tools with plenty of cushioning, and tape or tie your tool chests securely.

Make sure to remove any petrol from any equipment you may have (for example, lawnmowers and chainsaws). Packing any flammable chemicals and materials is a bad idea, (..again especially for an international removal). Be sure to use them up or dispose of them before the move.

Devon International Removals
Removals - National - International - European - Storage
Exeter, Devon   Tel: 01392 20 20 40
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