Tips and Advice
Our commonly asked removals & storage questions
Packing Tips & Advice
Packaging Materials; Boxes, Bubble Wrap etc..
The first step in preparing for your removal or storage is to have the right number and sizes of boxes. There are all different sizes of specialised storage and removal boxes available such as archive boxes for important documents, wardrobe boxes, book boxes and large boxes for bulkier items.
Boxes should be filled to capacity to help avoid them tipping. Use smaller boxes for heavier items such as books so they are easier to lift. Use a wardrobe box for clothes to help them keep their shape.
You will need protective wrap for all your delicate belongings, bubble wrap is the ideal way to protect your electrical items such as T.V and stereo, or particularly fragile items such as crystal. Acid free tissue or white paper for your crockery and corrugated card for your chair and table legs.
To help speed things up, create a portable packing kit with a marker pen, parcel tape, labels scissors and tape measure. Carry it with you as you go packing around your home. Each time you pack a box, use your marker pen to label where they are to be unloaded and also write the contents on the side.
Drain freezers, washing machines and refrigerators prior to storage. Store these items with the door wedged open.
Jewellery and securities should not be placed in storage, as they are not covered by our insurance policy. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
Always stack plates upright on their sides, making sure that you wrap them individually in tissue or paper. If you find the contents are loose in the box you can use ‘void fill’ to keep them in place.
Wrap pictures and mirrors individually in bubble wrap, mark as fragile and stack on end. It is important that boxes containing fragile items are labelled correctly to help prevent damage. This also enables us to pack our vehicles or storage containers.
Packing for Storage
Consider which items you may need access to whilst in storage such as Christmas decorations, passports, items of clothing etc to prevent the stress and unnecessary unloading of containers. Any items that may need to be retrieved whilst in store should be packed last to enable easy access.
Do you disconnect cookers, washers and fridges?
Do you remove windows and doors?
Do you empty lofts and attics?
Do you move plants?
Do you empty garages and garden sheds?
Storage Tips & Advice
Pictures & Mirrors
Dishes & Glasses
What can and can’t I store?
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