Packing Guide For Your Move
Your chosen removal firm should be able to offer you a packing guide and various levels of packing options. They can offer everything from a full and complete packing service where you will not need to lift a finger, through to a ‘ fragile only ‘ pack. As there is no insurance cover for the content packed by you in a box let us take you through some points in order to be ready on a moving day when movers arrive.
Important To Know
If you opt to do your own packing then it is recommended that you start well in advance before your move day to avoid last-minute panic and misunderstanding between you and the movers.
Get your free packing guide on the box size and quantity from your chosen movers. Do not use thin or poor-quality boxes as you want maximum protection for your treasured goods. If you are putting anything into bags then try to use either fabric/ strong bags with handles. If you do use ‘ black bin bags ‘ then please please use good quality strong ones and tie the tops to avoid contents spilling out. Also only pack soft stuff in bags, bedding, pillows, etc.
Making Up Boxes
When assembling boxes please note that it is not a good practice to overfold/tuck in as opposed to sealing with good-quality parcel tape.
Firstly tape the base of each box securely and protect all fragile with bubble wrap or tissue paper. Ensure that boxes are full as this will avoid crushing when they are stacked onto the removal lorry.
Seal the top with tape and if the top and bottom tape can overlap then that will add extra strength to your packed box.
Packing Guide To Use Boxes Correctly
- Use small boxes for books, fragile and China.
- Use medium boxes for most other items ensuring that they are not too heavy.
- Use large boxes for awkward items and for cushions, bedding etc.
- Use robe cartons for hanging clothes
- Mark the boxes clearly on the top with what room they are to go to in the new house, this ensures your mover puts each box into the correct location.
Overnight Items To Be Packed On Moving Day
Just leave the basics to pack on moving day, toiletries etc. Also, it is a good idea to leave accessible the kettle and tea-making items as you and the moving team will appreciate a cuppa to celebrate your exciting new venture.