Practical Advice on Packing A Living Room

Packing away a lounge for a removal can be a time consuming stress full task depending on the amount of books, CDs, DVDs, games consoles and other furniture you may have. 

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download (1)TV & Electricals

If you do not have the original packaging for your T.V or other electrical items in your lounge then the best way to transport them safely to your new home is to pack them in strong durable boxes. Using soft fabrics such as pillows or bubble wrap as padding will also help keep items secure in transit.

  • Locate the right size, double wall box.
  • Unplug all leads and power cables.
  • Wrap the item in something soft and protecting. Such as  pillows or bubble wrap.
  • Place the item into the box and seal securely with tape.
  • Mark the box as fragile, so that the removal team know to take care when handling it.

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2-shelf-bookcase-924677Furniture & Cabinets

Furniture and cabinets can be quiet difficult to pack as they have lots of delicate corners and edges. Glass front doors and loose draws can also cause problems on moving day. That is why packing them securely is essential. Furniture that is usually found in the lounge include things like: Coffee tables, Dining tables, T.V stands and cabinets etc. Packing them properly will help protect from, dust, dirt, damage and scratching during your move.

  • Any lounge items that you can detach or dissemble should be done so.
  • Ensure all lounge cabinets and draws have been emptied.
  • Tape draws and doors shut to ensure they don’t fly open or fall out when moving.
  • For all fragile items in the lounge, wrap them securely in bubble wrap and moving blankets.
  • Corner protectors are a good idea to prevent chipping  items with a sharp edge.

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images (3)Sofas & Armchairs

The main aim when packing a sofa is to protect the fabric and upholstery from ripping, getting water damaged and protecting it from dust or other items you will be taking. As you can’t put your sofa in a box it is best to wrap the sofa in something soft but protecting. Suitable materials for packing a sofa  inc:

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  • Specialist sofa covers/bags.
  • Shrink wrap
  • Bubble wrap

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  • Moving blankets
  • Relax ready for moving day.
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download (3)Books/DVDs/C.Ds

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[icon icon=”book” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Use smaller boxes book boxes to pack books.

[icon icon=”book” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Try to pack  the same size books together.

[icon icon=”book” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Pack books flat or with the spine facing to the bottom of the box.

[icon icon=”book” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Any valuable books should be wrapped individually before packing.

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C.Ds / DVDs

[icon icon=”circle” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Use small to medium size boxes to avoid overfilling

[icon icon=”circle” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Stand CDs and DVDs on their edge, never flat.

[icon icon=”circle” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Place CDs and DVDs into boxes

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images (4)Photo / Picture Frames

The most fragile of your items in your lounge will most probably be your glass framed pictures, photos and mirrors. Pictures and photos from your lounge can be very special and hold lots of sentimental value which is why packing them correctly to avoid cracking any glass or scratching any canvas is an important task.

  • Select a box bigger than the pictures you are packing.
  • Lay each picture face down onto bubble wrap.
  • Wrap the picture and secure with some tape.

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potted-plantHouse Plants / Ornaments

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House Plants

[icon icon=”leaf” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]It is important to take extra care when packing and moving your house plants.

[icon icon=”leaf” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Long journeys can be stressful and damaging to some indoor plants.

[icon icon=”leaf” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Place smaller plants into plastic lined boxes, using bubble wrap to steady the pots.

[icon icon=”leaf” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Put taller plants into plastic bags and tie up, make a few air holes in the bag.

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[icon icon=”thumbs-up” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Lay each ornament face down onto bubble wrap or foam wrap.

[icon icon=”thumbs-up” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Wrap each ornament like you would a Christmas present.

[icon icon=”thumbs-up” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Place into boxes using foam or bubble wrap as a cushion between items.

[icon icon=”thumbs-up” size=”small” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Firmly secure with tape.


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