our top Tips for PACKING

Packing your items properly to begin with will save you time and ensure your goods are maintained in the best possible condition.

  • Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc. while full, you can break them. Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled.
  • Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons
  • Cushions should be wrapped in plastic
  • Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g. bed bases, tables etc to avoid damage and save space
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin
  • Furniture shouldn’t be placed directly on the floor, use plastic or material to cushions heavy items
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them
  • Place a cover over all furniture, especially sofa’s, recliners and anything valuable
  • Make sure all whitegoods (fridges, freezers etc) are empty, clean and dry before storing
  • Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould build up
  • A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness
  • If you pack items inside your fridges and freezers you scratch the insides or damage the shelving, best to leave them empty
Glass and Breakables
  • Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue or packing paper, box and ensure they are marked “Fragile”
  • Pack breakables in sturdy boxes
  • Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain)
  • Place packing in the top and bottom of carton for added protection
  • Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage
  • Empty space should be filled with packing paper
  • Ensure you haven’t stacked heavy items on top of cartons containing breakables
  • Pictures and mirror should be wrapped in cardboard or proper picture mirror cartons
Electronic Items
  • The original boxes are ideal to repack in
  • Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing
  • Ensure that items above or on top of electronic equipment will not fall down or damage the surfaces
  • To minimise rust in metal items such as tools, wipe the item with a few drops of oil before storing hem away
  • Pack these items away from goods that may be stained such as furniture
  • Wrapping silver in non-acid tissue paper or plastic bags can help reduce tarnishing.
  • Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little machine oil to help retard rust
What You Can’t Store
  • You should not store any Goods that are hazardous, illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person. This includes items like petrol tins, pain thinner, full gas bottles or chlorine


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