PACKING TIPSPacking carton


  • 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.

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