Moving house is a great challenge. Packing your belongings, your furniture, your appliances, your works of art safely is a great challenge. When this is done by someone not up to the task, the result isn’t always satisfactory, due to damages caused during the process. If it’s an international move, or if the goods are kept in storage for a few months, there is an extra risk involved: the smell of mold in the objects that remained too long in storage.
For the relief of those concerned about the situation, there are solutions. Efficient moving companies are fully capable of transporting your belongings quickly and safely.
First of all, if you hired a company to make your move, be sure that the necessary measures will be taken during the storage of the items that are more sensitive to bad odors, such as bed linen, table linen and bath towels. Professional movers know how to evaluate the need for dehumidifiers to avoid storing very damp items, thus reducing the appearance of mold, the main cause of unpleasant odors.
Empty your refrigerator and leave its door open for at least 24 hours before packing it. This will also avoid the smell of mold in the refrigerator after the move.
It’s impossible to eliminate this risk completely, but the drier your items are, the better. So, never have rugs, upholstery, or mattresses washed before a move, because, even though they may seem dry, they’re still damp inside, and this will certainly cause the appearance of mold when they’re packed and stored, even for a short time.
After setting up the new home, fresh air will be your best friend. Take advantage of the sun to air the stored items – thus avoiding the musty smell so common after big moves. Open the windows and make the most of the sunlight in your new house – it’s a lethal weapon against the microorganisms that may have developed in your belongings during the storage period.
However, if you wish for touches of perfume in the air, invest in natural odorants, such as cinnamon and fruit scrapings. They are, above all, tranquilizers that can help you to settle into your new dwelling.
These tips are basic for ensuring your comfort and tranquility when you move house. So, it’s fundamental to seek specialized professional support. Thus, by following the tips above, there will be more time for you to deal with what really matters: setting up your new home.