Have you ever considered how easy things get polluted? Yes, that's right. Even if you don't see it, dirt finds a way to get almost everywhere. When you see a piano, for example, it might appear to be clean. Attempting to move it will reveal just how wrong this is. The same thing concerns you when relocating, where you have to move the entire house.
Wear a mask if you can, because it will become quite impossible to breathe inside any room when you start packing up. People found a simple way to deal with this. They take all of the belongings outside of the house and clean them up real nice, leaving the inside of the house empty. That way they facilitate themselves in cleaning both the precious furniture and the rooms inside.
Cleaning empty space is now way easier and it can be done in no time. On the other hand furniture is not so easy to keep under maintenance. This is why it has to be absolutely clean before packed and introduced to another environment.
Now about preserving. Of course, small items can fit in cardboard boxes, found in every household. When finished, just ordered inside the moving vehicle, you can happily thank the man and a van in London for a job well done. This is not so difficult. When talking about the big belongings like mattresses and washing machines, there are a couple of things to remember.
Never allow mechanicals to stay out in open space for long. The house is a closed and well protected environment, where pollution is narrowed down to dust, small dirt and home-based accidents. However, if brought outside, those will be the least of your problems. Weather conditions can quickly turn bad, bringing with them strong winds and water – a machine's nightmare. Small bugs and other insects are especially nasty when they fly and craw everywhere. Usually home-based machines are not meant to be protected from them.
Just ask the man with van in London about synthetic coverings. Anything that can help wrap the machines, so they can be airtight, is welcomed.The rest is just routine. But in even bigger boxes, load, drive, unload, unwrap and make place for it in the new house. If all goes well with the pre-cleaning you should be able to enjoy a nicely clean new home, instead of cleaning every time, everywhere you go.