Do not underestimate the importance of appropriate packing when moving. Packing is something that is a necessary task for any move, no matter how much we try to deny its importance. Being prepared and taking time with your packing will reap huge benefits when it comes to the move day, knowing your items have been well wrapped and carefully packed so to minimise any possible damage during the move.
During your home survey, our estimator can give you a good idea of what packing materials you are likely to need and most importantly how much you will need. Using the correct packing materials is very important to ensure your treasured items have been packed safely and securely. All of our materials are specifically designed for the removals industry and having purchased these for so many years ensures we only use the best the industry has to offer.
Your goods and possessions can hold precious memories, be rare and valuable or just essential to daily life. Why risk losing them during a house move? You may be tempted to save money by buying on-line cheap, generic packaging to move your belongings. However, what may seem a good idea could end up costing you dearly. Thin boxes not fit for purpose may not offer adequate protection for your items, leaving them vulnerable to damage and breakage. And please, please don’t use fruit boxes from your local supermarket.
Moving is a stressful enough experience so being prepared can only work to your advantage.
- Allow plenty of time to pack up your goods, taking into account the emotional time you’ll use “looking & reminiscing” at items you may have forgotten about over the years.
- Take this chance to de-clutter, discard, sell, or give-away items that are no longer needed or required.
- Use plenty of bubble wrap / paper on fragile goods with plenty of cushioning inside the box. Layering fragile goods with plenty of packing paper filling any empty gaps inside the box.
- When packing, it’s not really a good idea to overload your boxes or make them too heavy; either you or the moving staff will have a difficult time lifting them up.
- Label your boxes with a brief description of the contents and which room its from. This will help you and the movers to make sure it gets put back in the correct room at the other end. Labelling helps cut down on confusion, extra hauling, and unnecessary unpacking and re-packing.
- Ensure boxes containing necessity items get put to one side and loaded onto the lorry last, so they are 1st off at the other end. Consider packing any important, sensitive documents, legal papers, passports, birth certificates etc in a box and put that in your car for the journey.
You should ensure that all china, glassware, ornaments, books, DVDs, toys etc, and any other loose household items requiring packing be packed before the arrival of our removal vehicle.
We find there is more chance of damage to goods that have been packed in a rush, using inferior materials, and unfortunately, owner packed boxes have limited cover on our insurance.
Good luck with packing for your move – but using the above advice should ensure that luck is not needed!