Moving Packing Tips

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Furniture

Storage furniture protection

  • 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 boxes.
  • 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 cushion heavy items.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Use furniture protectors on sofa's, recliners and anything of value.

Whitegoods

Storage of whitegoods

  • Make sure all fridges and freezers 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

Use tissue paper and packing paper to protect fragile items in transit

  • Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue or packing paper, box and ensure they are marked "Fragile".
  • Pack breakables in sturdy double walled cardboard boxes.
  • Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain and damage patterns).
  • Place packing in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection.
  • Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage.Packaging for glass and breakables
  • Empty space should be filled with packing paper.
  • Ensure you haven't stacked heavy items on top of boxes containing breakables.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or properpicture/mirror boxes.

Electronics

Plasma televison storage box

  • If the original boxes are not available ask about our speciality boxes for electronic items.
  • 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.

Thankyou

Thank you for all your assistance during the last two years. Also thank you to your staff member Jeff helping me to load my boxes.

David