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- Fold opposite flaps of carton and tape securely - do not interlock flaps.
- Use good quality cartons - we have these available for purchase.
- Stand glasses and cups upright in the carton, stand plates on their edge.
- Do not overfill cartons or use cartons with no lids. The carton top should be flat - not sunken or raised.
- Label cartons with their contents, your last name and the room they are from.
- Label cartons with the term T.W.U (this way up) if they contain food, liquids or other items that must remain upright.
- Slip pictures, paintings and mirrors into flattened cartons and tape along the edges.
- The contents of drawers may remain with the exception of liquids, breakables and any heavy items that may cause damage to the drawer during transit.
- Cupboard contents must be removed and packaged.
- Use scrunched up paper or linen as padding when packing china, crockery, glassware or breakables.
- Do not use tape across furniture surfaces as when removed it may damage the finish.
- Pack heavier items such as books into small cartons and lighter items such as linen into large cartons.
- Newspaper may leave ink stains on items over time - if you plan to store goods we have packing paper available.
- Create a priority carton for items such as remotes, leads, bed legs and bolts.
- Use bedding or pillows for packing along with electronic components such as stereos or computers.
- Small pot plants should be packed into an open top carton for the movers to see.
- Remove batteries from any item to be stored to avoid damage due to leakage.
- Do not pack any paints, petrol, oils, aerosols, lighters, matches, ammunition or any other hazardous or flammable items.
- Put aside any personal papers, passports and medication you may need prior to packing.
- Bundle and tape together items such as garden tools.
- Remove and pack the glass plate from the microwave oven.
- Freezers can be moved with the contents inside however fridges would need to be emptied - a chilly bin is ideal for this purpose.
- Tea bags placed inside a freezer or refrigerator will absorb any moisture and leave a fresh smell whilst the appliance is in storage.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.