How to pack bulky items?

Most of the time people find it very hard to pack bulky items and prepare for moving properly. With all the necessary work ahead of you, packing becomes very stressful. Not to mention the part when you come across huge and bulky items you need to pack. They always prove to be too much to handle if you do not know what you are doing. Let us give you a few pointers on how to pack them properly and with care. In a way that will save you a lot of time and space in your packing boxes. You should have a general idea on how to take care of those items in no time.

What to do before you pack bulky items?

There is always that part of preparation you just have to do. There are a lot of packing materials just laying around the house that you can use. Now, depending on what type of bulky items you are moving you will use different packing techniques. Some of the basic packing items you must get before starting are:

  • A good and clean boxes that can hold and fit those items.
  • Some good wrapping material, preferably some fabric which is commonly used to pack bulky items
  • Old huge blankets
  • Some packing tape and duct tape
  • Rope
  • Plastic sealable and vacuum bags
  • Scissors
  • Gloves, glasses and sturdy boots for protection

Of course, you will have to get some of the tools if you have to disassemble some parts of the furniture. Before you even begin, try to make a plan of preparation. Write down every piece of bulky items in your house that needs packing. After that, measure their dimensions in order to fit them perfectly in appropriate boxes. After you are done with this, think of the best way and order of packing bulky items. Just so you can use enough space.

A blanket used to pack bulky items
Blankets are good when you pack bulky items

Packing music instruments

When it comes to packing music instruments you got to be extra careful. You can easily end up with broken or damaged instrument. Their repair can be quite expensive, and that is a totally unnecessary cost. The best solution for this is to pack them properly. As we mentioned before, you can use your everyday household items to further protect them. Always use hard shelled boxes or cases for more protection. This especially comes in handy when you are planning an interstate moving. In order to make your long distance movers jobs a bit easier, try to use fabrics as wrappers for your instruments. These textile materials are best solutions against scratches, damages, and moisture. Fabrics are best used for covering wooden instruments such as guitars and violins. If you are planning on moving a piano we highly recommend you leave it to the professionals. All you should do for them is wrap your piano in a huge blanket.

 

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Cover guitars in soft fabrics

Packing winter clothes

When you want to pack bulky items we just can’t continue without mentioning winter clothes and other similar items. Packing them actually was never this easier. Just a few decades ago you would have big problems when packing them. But not today! Only two words come to mind when mentioning bulky clothes, and those are vacuum bags. Vacuum bags are a perfect solution for packing large winter coats, jackets etc. Did you know that you can actually save up to 80% of space in your wardrobe if you use vacuum bags? Just put few coats, jackets or sweaters in them and suck the air out of them. Now just watch how that huge bunk of clothes shrinks into a size of a small board. You can even stockpile them in one suitcase. After your moving is finished, simply open them and let the air flow in. They will come out as fresh as when you put them in.

 

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Vacuum bags can save up to 70% of space

Transporting huge appliances

Not only are they heavy and big, but also very fragile. Just a small bump can easily damage them and render them useless. The best thing you can do is to dismantle whatever you can and pack them separately in other boxes. Pack bulky items such as electronics in sturdy big boxes. Remember to secure them with ropes or tapes. One of the best solutions is to use styrofoam. This packing and insolation material is best to use if you put it in between the item and the box. Make sure your appliances are completely dry and secured. The last thing you need is a short circuit that can render your appliance useless. Sometimes one the best things you can do in order to save those big appliances is to rent a storage unit. Storage units are perfect for holding and saving big items before moving. Especially when you are planning to move to Twin Cities. Storage space in Minneapolis and St. Paul are very easy to find if you know where to search for them. Use them to make your transportation of big kitchen appliances much easier.

Refridgerator
Make sure you emptied and dried your kitchen appliances

Moving furniture

To be honest, this might be the hardest part of transportation. Moving furniture is a very delicate job that only a professional and well-trained person can do. If you wish to help your movers with moving, then do the following:

  • Always dismantle some parts of furniture before you start to pack bulky items
  • Protect all wooden and fragile parts.
  • Clean them from dust and dry them out

You can always use blankets and towels to wrap them up. Use ropes to tie them down and make it easier to lift and carry them. Remember, do not try to do it alone, because you can be risking a serious injury. Leave it to the professionals and always consider getting an moving insurance, just in case something bad happens during the transport.

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Make sure you pack your furniture cleaned and dust free

Pack bulky items with care and patience. It will take time to dismantle some parts and put them back together. But that is just a part of the process in order to finish it without any stress or damages to your property. If you think we missed something out, contact us in the comment section down below. We will reply to you ASAP.