Removals Service, Tips on Packing Toys
Removals Service, are you moving house with kids soon? Moving with kids is not for the faint of heart and neither is moving all of their playroom paraphernalia. Whether it’s a young tot or a school-age child, we know that organising and packing an entire mountain of toys, stuffed animals, dolls, and other playroom items takes a lot more time and effort than most people realise. Don’t believe us? Just ask any parent who’s ever boxed up a playroom and moved through a house removal service to a new home. Not only are toys easy to damage during the home moving process, but they’re also difficult to sort and organise (think about all of the different pieces that come with a puzzle, broken toys, small toys, action figures, etc.).
For those curious about how to pack toys for moving, read our Van-247delivery expert house removalist tips below.
How to properly pack toys for the move with removal company in 8 easy steps?
Donate toys you no longer need before company removals
Don’t waste time packing toys you no longer need and won’t ever need again. If your child has outgrown a toy, add it to the donation or sell pile. By purging unused toys before you move, you’ll end up saving money on moving supplies and your house movers, in general, as less stuff equals a less expensive move. To donate gently used children’s toys, we recommend bringing them to The Salvation Army. You can also check with local hospitals and day care centres to see if they need items.
Separate toys you no longer need but wish to keep
Are there toys your child has outgrown, but you wish to keep? If you have a second child (or plan to) who will one day use the toys, then we understand why you may want to keep them. We recommend carefully packing those types of toys in a separate box for storage. Make sure the box is clearly labeled with all contents, so you don’t have to go digging when the time comes to reuse the toy.
Gather moving supplies
Time to gather all of your moving supplies. We recommend ordering moving supplies at least several weeks before the move so that you have ample time to pack. Some Removals House companies supply packaging materials, and ask in advance. Make sure you have plenty of small and medium-sized cardboard boxes, as these sizes tend to work best for small books, wooden toys, and puzzles. It’s also a good idea to have several larger boxes for lightweight items, such as stuffed animals and soft toys. Other moving supplies you’ll need include packing tape, markers, labels, packing paper, and bubble cushion rolls to protect fragile toys.
Large toys should be disassembled before the move. This includes teepee tents, rocking horses, jumpers, walkers, dollhouses, and riding toys. Delicate wooden toys should also be disassembled before being packed up. This will prevent items from breaking while in movers home transit to the new home. Just be sure to place all parts in the same box to avoid losing important bits and pieces you need.
Clean and disinfect what you can
Cleaning belongings before moving them to a new home is never a bad idea, especially if you’re looking for a fresh (and clean) start in your new home. It’s also no secret that used children’s toys can be quite dirty if they aren’t routinely cleaned and sanitised. To clean toys before moving, we recommend washing items in warm soapy water and/or wiping them down with baby-safe cleaning wipes.
Organise and sort toys by categories
Unpacking your child’s playroom is a whole lot easier when toys are sorted and organised beforehand. So, don’t just throw miscellaneous toys in a box. Instead, try your best to keep similar items together. This is easier to do if you organise and sort items before actually packing boxes. Sort toys into separate piles based on what they are. Piles may include books, blocks, puzzles, stuffed animals, flashcards, wooden toys, dolls and dollhouse parts, musical toys, and art supplies. Box similar items together to make unpacking a breeze. Some move companies have unpacking services at an extra cost.
Set aside toys that you plan to take with you
Moving long distance? Van-247delivery home removals move throughout the UK, for your convenience. If so, you’ll likely need to bring toys and books with you during the move. After all, your kids will need something besides an iPad to entertain them. Before placing your toys in boxes, we recommend setting aside toys for your essentials bag and suitcases. Make sure to keep these separate, so they don’t accidentally get packed up with the rest of your belongings.
It’s finally time to pack those boxes. After you’ve gathered and assembled your moving supplies, carefully place a layer of protection at the bottom of each box. This could be packing paper, bubble cushioning, packing peanuts, or even a thick towel. Next, wrap and pack toys in packing paper or bubble cushioning and secure them with packing tape. Carefully place it inside the cardboard box. Fill the space with packing peanuts or another loose-fill item to prevent toys from shifting inside the box. After taping the box shut, be sure to label it with the corresponding room (playroom) and make a note of what’s inside.
More tips for packing up your playroom for Moving House Company
- Pack the playroom last and unpack it first.
- Puzzles may need to be taped down to keep pieces in place.
- Pack soft toys and lightweight stuffed animals in a large box.
- Consider getting a playmat that comes apart, such as one with interlocking tiles. These are easier to pack and unpack.
- Consider shipping toys through the mail.
- Think about how you want to organise your toys before you start unpacking.
- Make sure bookcases and furniture are properly attached to the wall after unpacking.
Have an upcoming move in company?
Now that you know how to pack toys for moving, it’s time to start planning your move. Removals Companies, who to choose? Fortunately, Van-247delivery’s extensive network of reputable and reliable movers residential makes it easy to find and book the best moving company for the job. All Van-247delivery move company experts in our network are licensed and insured, so you can rest assured that your move will be in good hands. Best of luck and happy moving!
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