Tips for moving sharp-edged items safely
Whether you are relocating your home or office, the chances are that you will have to deal with moving sharp-edged items. This means that you will need to learn how to pack your belongings in a safe and effective way. In order to ensure you avoid any common mistakes, that can result in damages and injuries, you will need to follow a few simple guidelines we have prepared for you.
Avoid the stress of packing altogether
Most people will tell you that moving can be a stressful and time-consuming process. However, even though each relocation requires detailed planning, you can avoid the stress and most common moving mistakes by preparing in advance. The best way to ensure your belongings are safe, and your move goes according to the plan, is to hire reliable moving and packing experts from your area. In order to make an informed decision when choosing a mover, you should compare moving quotes from companies that seem most reputable. Pay attention to the services their moving estimates include. Therefore you will be able to evaluate the quality of their services and whether you need help from professional packers.
Professional movers offer packing as a part of their full-service relocation packages. Their staff is usually made of highly trained professionals that have the tools and skills to make moving sharp-edged items hassle-free. Therefore, even though hiring residential and commercial movers may seem like a more expensive option, it will save you time. And can pay off in the long run.
Packing and moving sharp-edged items yourself
A DIY move may be a bit more challenging than relocating your home with the help of a moving company. However, with proper planning and preparation, you will be able to keep your items safe and avoid any damages.
Here are the items that will require special attention during your move:
- Knives and other kitchen utensils.
- Box cutters and utility knives.
- Razor blades.
- All household items with sharp edges.
When thinking about moving sharp-edged items, don’t forget you, also, need to plan packing your power tools and garage equipment as well as the gardening tool. Therefore, make sure you create a detailed packing list for your move.
Finding the right packing supplies
Gathering proper packing material will be crucial for moving sharped-edged items safely. This doesn’t mean you have to break a bank and only buy expensive packaging. You can ensure your move is safe by combining both professional and free packing supplies.
- Smaller cardboard boxes.
- Plastic and paper wrapping material.
- Packing tape.
- Labeling supplies.
Boxes for packing and moving sharp-edged items
In order to safely pack your gardening tools and other sharped-edged items, you need to gather multi-layered cardboard boxes or plastic containers. Therefore you should consider investing in a few professional moving boxes or start collecting free packaging.
In order to save money during the move, you can use old boxes as packing supplies. Smaller ones like shoe boxes are great for packing knives and kitchen utensils. You can also gather free packing supplies from local grocery shops, liquor stores and websites like Craiglist. Make sure you search for multi-layered boxes that can keep your sharp-edged items safe. Look for boxes that are used for packing bottles and other fragile items. Not only that they will be of high quality but will most likely have built-in compartments, that can make your packing process much easier.
Plastic containers and bins can also be great packaging for sharp-edged kitchen items.
Make sure you properly wrap your belongings
Ensure your belongings stay safe and securely packed by using plastic and paper wrapping material. When packing and moving your sharp-edged items you will need to gather different wraps. You can cut cost on packing expenses by using old newspapers, magazine and home linen, like towels, rags and old clothes.
Packing and moving large sharp-edged items
When packing your home or office you will come across more than just a few sharp-edged items. Besides making sure your knives and other small items are safely packed, you will need to ensure you properly pack your larger belongings as well. Therefore, make sure you don’t forget to gather additional high-quality packing supplies and moving equipment. This way you will ensure your possessions stay intact and be able to pack your household appliances and furniture safely.
Pack your items properly
In order to avoid any damages, you will need to pay close attention to the way you pack your items. Make sure each item is packed separated. Don’t leave any loose space in your moving boxes. Use old newspapers and packaging peanuts to ensure the items can move inside the box. Use only smaller boxes and don’t mix items.
Labeling is important when moving sharp-edged items
Even though labeling your boxes is an obvious task, many people tend to forget the importance of putting special labels on boxes with fragile and sharp-edged items. Make sure your belongings stay safe by separating the boxes that require special handling. Use different colored labels and markers for the different type of box content. Therefore, both you and your mover will know which boxes need to be loaded the last. Also, proper labels will speed up your unpacking process.
Stay safe during the moving day
Moving day is going to be busy. You will be surrounded with boxes, heavy furniture, moving equipment and will have to carry them while avoiding corners, doorsteps, and other obstacles. Therefore, moving sharp-edged items will become more than just paying attention to the boxes you packed your knives in. Stay safe by planning the loading route in advance. Make sure both your movers and family are well familiar with the plan. Remove any obstacles and injury hazards. Use specialized moving equipment and safety gear for handling heavy boxes and furniture. Stay comfortable. Wear proper clothes and non-slippery shoes. Stay hydrated and don’t forget to have fun!