Packing? We've got it covered (and wrapped).
While most of our clients start off thinking they’ll pack everything themselves, packing can be a much bigger job than most people realise. It’s easy to underestimate how long you need to set aside to get ready for your move. For example, if you’ve got a three bedroom property, you’re likely to need around 40 packing boxes. If it takes you on average 20 minutes to pack a box, you could spend at least 14 hours packing.
If you’d like help with your packing, why not talk it through with our estimator when they visit you, or give us a call? We’ll be happy to discuss all the options. Whatever your needs, we’ll do our best to find the perfect solution for you. We’ve also included some of our top packing tips here.
If you’d prefer to pack everything yourselves, we’ll provide you specially designed removal cartons once you have accepted our quotation. Then, on your moving day, our crew will bring wardrobe cartons and covers for mattresses and sofas to protect them during your move.
We are always on hand to offer help and advice so please feel free to get in contact if you are unsure about any aspect of packing.
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Our specially trained staff will carefully wrap all your fragile items in white paper and pack them securely in strong cartons using. For silverware, we use acid-free tissue to prevent tarnishing.
We normally class fragile items as glass, china, vases but our surveyor is happy to discuss with you what items you would like packed as part of the service.
Special Items and Crating
If you have highly valuable items we can advise you on the best way for these to be moved. We can arrange for these items to be wrapped and packed and where required crated in specially made wooden crates ready for transportation.
Full Professional Packing Service
Pressed for time? Leave it to our packing experts.
With most full packing services we start the day before the removal is scheduled to commence. The crew will work through the day packing items from your home, but they will, of course, leave items for you to use overnight.
In the days before the crew advise to pack your belongings, we suggest you move the items you plan to move together in one location. We always recommend, where possible, customers take important documents and valuables in the car with them on the day of the move.
Also before the crew arrive put together your emergency items for the new house - light bulbs, tool kit etc. This can be packed in a box and pointed out to the crew who will ensure it remains accessible. Check out our Guide to Moving for more info on preparing for your move.
Our highly trained staff make packing look like an art form. They’ll make sure all your possessions are expertly wrapped and arrive safely at your new home.
Top tips for packing
Unless you travel light, you won’t be able to unpack everything in the first day, so it’s worth deciding what you might need easy access to as soon as you arrive in your new home.
- Pack an ‘essentials’ box which can be last on and first off the lorry for the first night in your new home. Include drinks, breakfast cereals, cleaning materials and crockery.
- Prepare an overnight bag for everyone in the family; make sure that there is enough toilet paper and toiletries for everyone. Take this with you in the car.
- Other useful items that should be kept close to hand are a torch, a first-aid kit including pain relievers, along with a small tool kit.
- Start early. Packing always takes longer than anticipated, particularly when you start agonising over whether to keep the extensive portfolio of children’s artwork or those purple flares you always wore to the local disco.
- Pack one room at a time, clearly labelling each box on three sides and the top with details of its contents and the room to which it belongs in your new home.
- You don’t need to take all the contents out of every drawer – just anything that might break, spill, or that’s very heavy. However, we recommend that you empty flat pack furniture, as it can be fragile.
- Try to fill boxes to the top so that they don’t collapse, but don’t over-fill them as things could get broken when they’re stacked in the removal lorry.
- Always pack heavy items in small boxes.
- It may sound obvious but pack heavier items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
- Keep all your valuables and important documents such as passports and birth certificates with you as it’s easy for things to become misplaced when you’re unpacking.
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