Comment emballer les objets de formes irrégulières

Comment emballer les objets de formes irrégulières

La préparation des boîtes est sans conteste la tâche la plus longue lorsque vient le temps de déménager. Les articles les plus faciles à emballer sont les boîtes carrées et rectangulaires, mais avez-vous pensé à l’emballage des objets pointus, fragiles ou de formes irrégulières? Lisez pour avoir des conseils utiles sur le maniement de ces objets peu commodes.

Les objets ronds

Enveloppez les objets ronds, comme les pneus et les roues de voiture, les ballons de football ou les globes avec un emballage souple comme du papier kraft, un film à bulles d’air ou une feuille de mousse de polyéthylène avant de les placer dans un contenant en plastique solide ou une boîte en carton. Faites en sorte que l’objet soit bien ajusté et que les côtés de la boîte ne gonflent pas. Remplissez l’espace vide avec du matériel matelassé pour empêcher l’objet de glisser ou de bouger dans la boîte pendant le transport.

Les objets cylindriques

Enveloppez les articles tels que les tapis en rouleau, les affiches et les vases avec un matériel d’emballage souple comme du carton, de la feuille de mousse ou du papier à bulles que vous maintiendrez avec du ruban adhésif. Assurez-vous de sceller les extrémités pour éviter les éraflures en les déplaçant. Pour éloigner l’humidité, essayez d’ajouter une dernière couche de plastique (comme un sac-poubelle) avec du ruban de déménagement.

Les objets longs

Pour empêcher les objets longs, comme les pare-chocs, les cannes à pêche ou les barres à rideau de se casser pendant le déménagement, il faudra ajouter un support au point le plus faible (en général au milieu) de l’objet. Attachez un morceau de styromousse ou un goujon en bois à l’aide d’un ruban adhésif ou d’une sangle le long de l’objet pour servir de renfort. Ensuite, recouvrez toute la pièce d’une couche épaisse de film à bulles, prenez bien soin d’ajouter une couche de plus autour des points fragiles et des extrémités qui pourraient érafler les murs ou se retrouver coincés pendant le transport.

Les meubles

Les meubles lourds et de formes irrégulières comme les cadres de lit, les tables, les divans, les chaises, les meubles bibliothèques et les matelas doivent être démontés autant que possible avant le déménagement. Enveloppez-les dans des couvertures pour déménagement ou de vieux draps que vous maintiendrez en place avec du ruban adhésif avant de les placer dans le camion de déménagement. Les vidéos en ligne sont une excellente manière de voir comment des personnes font preuve de créativité lorsqu’ils emballent leurs meubles.

Les objets de formes particulières

Ne laissez pas l’emballage des objets de formes irrégulières vous décourager. Qu’il s’agisse de fers à friser, de supports à chaussures ou encore d’objets décoratifs pour votre patio, les objets de formes irrégulières font partie de notre vie. Regroupez les objets similaires pour en faciliter le désemballage. Réservez les plus grandes boîtes à ces articles. Placez d’abord les pièces de plus grande taille, ensuite remplissez l’espace vide d’objets apparentés et ajoutez des journaux ou des flocons de styromousse dans la boîte pour empêcher les objets de bouger.

Les cintres sont parfois exaspérants; pour les transporter, empilez-les et maintenez-les ensemble en passant un ruban élastique autour des crochets. N’oubliez pas de remplir les espaces vides dans la boîte avec de petits objets ou des objets mous comme des écharpes ou des chaussettes. Réservez les articles mous pour les boîtes que vous remplirez d’objets fragiles pour qu’ils leur servent de protection, ce qui permettra de réduire le recours à du matériel de remplissage.

Vous demandez-vous comment AMJ Campbell peut faciliter votre déménagement? Lisez notre blogue pour accéder à cinq conseils qui vous faciliteront la vie lors de votre déménagement et contactez une succursale près de chez vous pour en savoir davantage sur nos services d’emballage. Gardez à l’esprit que les déménageurs professionnels ont l’expérience et les connaissances nécessaires pour déplacer les grands objets de formes irrégulières.

Using a Shipping Container Can Make Your Out-Of-Province Move Easy

shipping container

Moving is a big job, and the greater the distance you move the more challenging (and expensive) the logistics of the move can get. So much so that sometimes people decide it’s not worth the hassle to take their stuff with them, opting to sell, store or get rid of most of their belongings. However, in most cases, it’s still cost efficient to bring your belongings with you, it’s just a matter of figuring out the optimal way to do it. This is especially the case for corporate moves since the cost of replacing an entire company inventory would likely far surpass the cost of moving.

Traditionally people have seen two methods for getting their things to their next destination: taking it in a moving truck or using a shipping container. Both options have their pros and cons but between the effort and cost involved its easy for neither to feel like a particularly appealing option. What many don’t realize is that AMJ offers a third alternative: Affinity Vaults, which are a modern and reliable version of shipping containers.

What are Affinity Vaults?

Affinity Vaults are specially engineered shipping containers that store your belongings while they are transported throughout Canada, either by freight trucks or trains. Even though the Affinity Vaults are already transported in enclosed trailers or rail containers, the vaults themselves are durable, heavy-duty and water-resistant to ensure that the contents are protected from environmental elements. On the inside, furniture is padded, and boxes are strategically stacked the same way that they would be in a traditional move to ensure everything is secure and protected.

Shipping Container Dimensions

Depending on how much you are considering moving, as well as the size of your furniture, you may require multiple Affinity Vaults. The shipping container dimensions for each vault are as follows:

Exterior 87.5”L x 92”W x 100”H
Interior 84”L x 89”W x 95”H
Cubic Capacity 412 ft³
Door Opening 54”W x 85”H
Weight Per Container 2,000 lbs to 2,500 lbs
Equipment 20 pads and 2 straps per vault

Security During Transportation

Leaving your possessions (especially if it’s all your possessions) in the hands of a stranger can feel unnerving, to say the least. Affinity Vaults can help put your mind at ease during the move since each vault is loaded, sealed and locked at your home or office. The vault itself doesn’t need to be re-opened at any point during transportation, so you can have assured confidence in the safety of your belongings.

Cost of Moving Out of Province

Traditional methods of transporting your belongings have a higher tendency to incur additional expenses. If you’re driving your belongings in a moving truck, you’ll have costs such as gas, hotel stays, and food. With traditional shipping container moving the weight of your container is a determining factor in the price, which can’t be finalized until the container is loaded. Additionally, the delivery date isn’t pre-scheduled so you may find yourself purchasing in-term living essentials to tie you over until your shipment arrives. AMJ Affinity Vaults offer a firm price per vault (the weight doesn’t have an impact). Customers vault are dedicated exclusively to their belongings, and the delivery date is guaranteed.

Guaranteed Delivery Dates

While you’re getting an estimate for AMJ Affinity Vaults, you’re able to pick your guaranteed delivery date so you can assure that the shipment will arrive when it’s convenient for you and that your travel plans and possession date of your new home or office coincide with its arrival. What happens if your timelines changes and your home or office aren’t quite ready to move in? We can store your vault in a climate-controlled warehouse until you’re ready. While traditional methods for moving out-of-province can take up to one month, the transportation of Affinity Vaults takes less than half the time of a typical move (with exact timelines varying depending on the locations involved).

Check out our Affinity Vaults video for an inside look at the vaults and how they work. Think they might be a good option for your upcoming move? Reach out to an AMJ Campbell moving specialist near you for more information.

shipping container

Your 6-Week Planner: Preparing for Moving Day

6 week planner

Counting down the days to moving day? Lack of preparation is one of the main reasons a move can be a stressful occasion. Do yourself a favour by breaking down your to-do list into manageable steps with the help of AMJ’s 6-week moving planner.

 

6 weeks outs

Begin your moving efforts at least six weeks out. As soon as you know where and when you’re moving, decide on which moving company you will use. This is also the time to start purging and donating goods and clothing that you don’t need. Selling your unwanted belongings online can help decrease the amount you’ll need to move while making some extra cash if you have the time to do so. The best place to start is to begin by sorting your closets, drawers, cabinets, or any areas that may have become a collection area for clothes or belongings. Analyze what items are absolutely necessary and what items you can part with before the move.

 

A pro tip to minimizing what you move is to donate clothing you haven’t worn for more than a year.

 

5 weeks out

Create lists and delegate. Sit down with everyone in the household to determine jobs that can be tackled. Assign tasks like purchasing or collecting boxes, booking the movers, and donating old unwanted clothing and household items. Don’t forget to check in on how tasks are coming along to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.

 

4 weeks out

Now is the time to rally the troops. This is your deadline for lining up and confirming who will be helping you the day of the move. If you’ve hired professional movers, you still may need helpers to help tie up loose ends. Solo homeowner shouldn’t hesitate to ask friends and family to spare some extra time to help pack, clean, or even lift boxes on the big day. Just remember to return the favour one day!

 

At this point, packing should be well underway! Set aside a space in your home to pile up sealed and marked boxes. You’d be surprised how packing a few boxes a day can help ease the burden.

 

3 weeks out

Make your travel arrangements now. Know that people, pets, and houseplants can’t be transported on the moving truck, so plan to handle relocating those on your own. Map out your travel route to avoid getting lost when time is of the essence. You may need to call your local parking authority to find out if parking permits are required for a moving truck to be on the road in your new neighbourhood.

 

And for your pets, schedule an appointment with your vet to ensure immunizations are up to date. A check up with your local doctor is also a good idea to ensure you have enough medications to get you through this busy moving period.

 

2 weeks out

Start thinking about what items you’ll need right away when you reach your new home. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll want to pack certain essentials for your first day and night at the new home, such as a few clothing changes, sleepwear, personal toiletries, toilet paper, soap, towels, and a shower curtain. And don’t forget cherished teddies or kitchen plants that will make the first night in your new home more cozy.

 

1 week out

Time to tie up any loose ends. As you get closer to finishing packing, you’ll come across any borrowed items that need returning, such as casserole dishes, tools, books, or DVDs.

 

Take a minute to write a list of any out-of-sight-out-of-mind storage areas that may need your attention. This can include safe deposit boxes, dry cleaning, and library books.

 

3 days out

Make sure to carry your important stuff with you. This includes important documents such as passports, deed paperwork, keys, and medications. A tip would be to set aside a duffel bag, Tupperware bin, or cloth shopping bag that can zip closed to hold all of these pertinent items. Leaving them on the passenger seat of your car during moving day will ensure they won’t be left behind and can be locked for safe keeping.

 

Moving day

After a good night’s rest, dress in old but comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and work up a sweat. Fuel up with a breakfast high in protein to keep your energy levels up.

 

When movers arrive, communicate any special instructions as needed. Before you leave your old home, do a final walk through and check for items you may have left in closets, cabinets, or drawers. Record all utility meter readings, snapping a photo of each one to confirm with a timestamped image.

 

Once the last box is unloaded in your new home, take a breather and enjoy your new home!

 

If you’re seeking more tips on how to make moving simpler, make sure to check out our 5 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier blog. For more helpful homeowner and moving information, read our AMJ Campbell blog.