How foam inserts can help you survive moving day

Moving day is up there with some of the stressiest days of our lives (actually, the stress is usually spread out over a week or two, which is nice). The whole thing can be a logistical nightmare, and that’s not to mention the process of finding somewhere new (also stressful).
Suffice to say that, to reduce the stress of it all, you need a few moving day tips and tricks up your sleeve. Thankfully, we’ve put together the ultimate moving day survival kit, including a moving day checklist, to help things run smoothly.

Our top moving house tip: grab some foam

When you’re buying items for your moving day checklist, make sure that you get hold of some foam inserts. Here’s why.

They’re great for crockery and fine china

Most people are lucky if their plates, cups and dishes come out of a move completely unscathed. Usually there are a few casualties! With custom cut foam, you can create foam ‘slip sheets’ that work by protecting your crockery from chipping/damaging whatever is above or below. This helps if your move is a particularly bumpy one.

All you need to do is ensure that your foam inserts are of a uniform size (big enough to cover your biggest plates or dishes – you don’t want the inserts too small because it would defeat the object). You don’t really need to do anything else, simply layer your inserts between crockery and place them into a packing box. You’re good to go!

You can use foam inserts for your jewellery, too

If you have a collection of fine jewellery, it may be a good idea to have it all in one place when you move. This is where custom foam comes in handy. Simply measure the internal configurations of your chosen jewellery box and, using our DIY custom foam calculator, tell us the sizings. We’ll send you a precisely cut jewellery box insert that you can use straight away.

This is actually something we’ve written about already: here’s how to make jewellery box inserts. Have a look!

Want to protect expensive camera equipment when you’re on the move?

For those of you with valuable camera/video equipment, you’d be understandably heartbroken if moving house damaged your favourite pieces. The answer is custom foam inserts! You can easily keep your camera equipment in tip-top condition by housing them in custom foam. Again, use our DIY custom foam calculator to size your inserts up and we’ll send them straight to you.

You can protect any audio equipment you might have, too

What’s more, if you have microphones or valuable studio equipment then you can safely transport these using custom foam. You probably have storage cases for such equipment but you can further bolster your storage with the use of DIY custom foam. It’s easier than you think to take care of a microphone!

Don’t forget about your tools

One of our more popular areas of service are our toolbox inserts, helping you to securely protect your valuable tools and power tools when you’re moving house. Ensuring safety for your tools is extra important if you use them for work, so if this applies to you then be sure to check out our tool inserts.

Your moving day checklist – pack like a pro

Use our checklist to help packing for your house move that little bit easier. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got your hands on all of these items before getting started:

  • Foam – we’ve covered the benefits of that one already, so take a look below to see how you can get started with foam inserts for moving.
  • Boxes – grab some moving house boxes in various sizes. Small and medium boxes are ideal for everyday household items, like cleaning products and books, while larger boxes should be saved for clothing and larger kitchen appliances.
  • Labels – whether you’re moving everything yourself or you’re hiring a delivery firm, labels will help you when it comes to unpacking your many, many boxes. If you don’t have labels, you could always use a marker.
  • Strong tape – don’t forget to tape up those boxes.

Talk to us before you make the move

Our foam padding for cases – be it for tools or camera equipment – are vital for making your move smooth and as hassle-free as possible. To learn more about your options, visit our Easy Peel page where all your queries should be addressed. Our DIY custom foam service gives you complete control of your inserts, giving you full confidence that your valuables are protected when you’re moving house.

By providing us with the sizes and specifications, we can give you state of the art storage solutions so you can make the move with confidence. For more information, feel free to get in touch.

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