Packing & Storage

We are here to help and can provide guidance as well as our expertise. As we know, each person’s requirements are different and we will tailor our services to meet your needs, whether that is for removals only, full packing (or part pack) and/or storage. If in doubt, just give us a call.

Here are a few general hints and tips on packaging, whether or not you decide to pack the items yourself.

Helpful Reminders & Tips

Please remember that having opted to pack your own household effects, this also includes garage and garden shed contents. If you decide to do the packing yourself, this responsibility forms a vital part in the success of your move, including that of having everything properly packed and ready for loading when the moving van arrives. All packing should ideally be completed by the evening before moving day, only the things you will need that night and the next morning should be left for last minute packing.

Good Packing Means:

  • Wrapping items carefully
  • Using sturdy cartons that close
  • Making sure of a firm pack that will not rattle, bulge outward or bend inward, with box lids closed and sealed

Preparation:

  • Make a start on the packing once you know that you are moving
  • Never pack flammable items including gas canisters, these for insurance reasons are not permitted
  • Boxes must be sealed with parcel tape top & bottom
  • Must be stackable, weight evenly distributed, enough for one person to carry (approximately 20/25 kilos)
  • Plates, cups, glasses wrapped with paper or bubble wrap
  • Mirrors, Picture frames wrapped in bubble wrap or any other protective material (blanket, towels)
  • Label or mark boxes with room names or numbers along the sealing tape for the delivery address
  • No carrier bags. Must be heavy-duty dustbin liners or laundry bags with no sharp objects or fragile items in the bags
  • No loose objects (especially small electrical goods toasters, kettles, Hi-Fi, portable TVs etc)
  • Cushion bottom of carton and between layers when packing fragile items
  • Wrap all fragile items individually
  • Pack heavier items in lower layers, lighter items in upper layers
  • Paper cushioning absorbs shock. Be generous
  • Loose packing creates damage. Make sure items are firmly packed

Very Important:

  • Do not overfill carton. Top should close easily without bulging or sagging
  • Do not use plastic crates with no lids, these do not stack
  • Use clean newsprint paper. Old newspapers may work, but use them carefully because the ink may rub off onto your items. Clean, newsprint paper is available from us should you need it
  • The key to a successful pack is to try wherever possible to pack strongest point uppermost in the box, so when boxes are stacked in the vehicle compression does not damage items in the boxes at the base of the stack.
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