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.

Packing Kits

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.

Preparing Appliances

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.

Fragile Items

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.

Removal Questions

Do you disconnect cookers, washers and fridges?
No, all electrical items should be disconnected, washers should be drained and freezers defrosted prior to the arrival of the removal team.
Do you remove windows and doors?
If there is a need for windows and doors to be removed then please let us know at the time of quoting and we will arrange a professional joiner/glazer to do this on the removal day.
Do you empty lofts and attics?
The contents of lofts and attics should be sorted out before the removal day and packed. Our removal team will not be able to do this unless it is boarded and well lit with a safe point of entry, we can let you know at the time of quoting.
Do you move plants?
Yes we can arrange for all your plants to be moved but please let us know at the time of quoting as they take up a lot of space and can’t be stacked.
Do you empty garages and garden sheds?
Yes we do but the contents of your garage or garden shed should be sorted and packed prior to the removal day and tools bundled together for safety during handling.

Storage Tips & Advice

Filling Boxes
Fill boxes to capacity, as partially full boxes may tip or collapse.
Heavy Items
Pack heavy items into small boxes so they are easier to lift.
Fragile Goods
Protect your fragile goods with bubble wrap.
Pictures & Mirrors
Wrap pictures and mirrors, stack them on their end, mark them fragile.
Dishes & Glasses
Wrap dishes and glasses in tissue paper or bubble wrap before storing.

What can and can’t I store?

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