>> Mar 13, 2013
When undertaking a removal, people always believe the hardest and most strenuous part of it would be getting the heavy objects, large pieces of furniture out of the house and into the van. In most cases they are wrong. Many removal men's professional practice has proved that getting smaller and easy-to-break objects from house A to house B is actually the worst part of a house removal. Why? Well, there is more than just one reason why they believe so. Items like these are more difficult to organize and put in order as well as easier to lose and of course damage. There are plenty of removal companies that will gladly assist you in this initiative. However, if you don't feel like putting the fate of your priceless coin collection, for example, in the hands of complete strangers, be it the best professionals in the area, or would simply like to help them out in the process, make sure you do a bit of a preparation before calling the removal company. When it comes to moving such fragile and small items, it's never a mistake to do your part of the removal and secure and put them in order the best you can. After all, no one else but you knows the real value of an object, and how much respect and care it should be treated with. Take notice of the following advices, for they may definitely give you some smart ideas on how not to damage or leave anything behind due to carelessness.
Moving Small and Fragile ObjectsRemoving a personal collection of any nature is probably the most difficult thing to do. Something you have been collecting and putting in order for the past couple of years that needs to be relocated, especially if it's not in specially designed containers, but on display. A good example for this is a huge set of action figures, beanie babies, nest dolls or matchbox toy cars. What you need to do in a case like this, is to carefully place all the items from your collection in containers, more preferably in plastic crates with lids. And of course to label the crates so that the movers treat their content with the required attention.
If you have a big CD collection, carefully put in order on specially designed for the matter racks, you should also devote an hour or two for the preparation of their removal. CD’s can not be simply moved while still on the rack, they need to be put in boxes/crates/containers. For that purpose, place the discs vertically in a box/crate/container and make sure you put them in an alphabetical order so that it would be easier for you to re-arrange them on the rack when already moved to their new location. Same goes to the DVD collections.
Needless to say, stamp and coin collections should, by all means remain in their specially designed folders.
Extra attention should be devoted to the fragile components of your household. Glasses, plates, glass picture frames and various easy-to-break items should be handled with as much care as possible. In these situation don't try and spare any bubble wrap or wrapping paper. Use plenty of them in order to secure your fragile objects. And of course, never forget to label the box you put them in as 'fragile'.
The key to removing small and fragile objects is to devote some of your personal time to the task, rather than leaving it all to the movers. After all, for them its strictly business, and only you know how much they mean to you.
Author Bio : Angela Harpert is a stay at home mom and a devoted wife who happily shares her NR31 Man and van experience.