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The most economical way of packing your items is by using a corrugated carton. Available in lightweight single or heavyweight double wall board, cartons are packed flat in 25’s for ease of handling. As well as conventional brown cartons, there is also a range of white corrugated packing cartons to enhance the safety aspect, or to help separate room content.

“Always use high-quality double thickness cardboard cartons. Using crushed paper on the bottom of the carton is a good way to start your packing, and whilst making sure that the cartons are packed firmly do not overloaded and make sure there is space between every item. Any empty space should be packed with blankets or cushions to fill the void. The carton should be packed so that it can be completely closed.”

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“Always placed the heaviest items on the bottom of the box and then arrange items in layers so that the light asylums are at the top. If you have small boxes you can place them into a single large box and fill the gaps with crushed paper. Make sure you do not overload the carton and keep its weight low enough so it can be comfortably lifted by one person.”

  • Ask the removers to keep all the packing boxes for each room together. This will save time unpacking the storage boxes.
  • Pack a safe or fireproof box with important documents such as birth and marriage certificates.
  • Tie up electrical cords to prevent them from getting tangled. Use rubber bands or bag ties to secure the cords.

“When you seal the cartons make sure you use plastic gummed tape. Duct tape will peel easily during a move because of the constant movement.”

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Once your moving date has been confirmed you can look forward to moving into your new home. However, you are unlikely to be so enthusiastic about packing up all those cardboard boxes. But for a stress-free moving experience, here are some tips for perfect packing:

  • Make sure you have the correct packing materials: bubble wrap, tissue packing paper, bin bags, scissors, marker pen and plenty of empty storage/removal boxes (three sizes).
  • Start early, packing up the storage boxes will almost certainly take longer than you anticipated.
  • Begin at the top of your home and move downwards. If you have an attic, it’s a good idea to sort it out first. You will probably discover several things you didn’t realize you owned!
  • Use moving home as an opportunity to sort out your possessions, throw away your rubbish and separate any items that can be given to friends or charity shops.
  • Pack one room at a time, clearly label each storage box with details of its contents and the room to which it belongs.
  • Clearly label any packing boxes that contain breakables.
  • Wrap items individually and place in a removal box that has been lined with several layers of tissue packing paper and a sheet of bubble wrap. Any breakables should also be wrapped in bubble wrap.