Our strong advice is that you get your remover to pack professionally for you, it may cost you a lot less than you thought and actually saves you money by cutting down on the risk of damage. However,if you decide to self pack, start as early as it is practical. Have an area set aside where items that you are going to personally transport to your new home are kept, along with the cartons, bags and cases into which they will be put.
You must use strong cartons and proper packing materials. Ask your chosen remover to supply you with the professional packing materials the firm would use if they were packing for you.
CHINA AND GLASS:
Line the box or crate with shredded newspaper and wrap pieces individually in tissue paper Mark the box 'Fragile', 'Special Care' or "sentimental Value'
For weight reasons, rule of the thumb is no more than 30 to a carton.
PLATES, RECORDS AND CDS:
Stand on side, do not pack flat.
Ask the children what toys they want left out and don't pack them.
WASHING MACHINE/TUMBLE DRYER:
Ensure securing bolts are in drum before moving.
We recommend packing crates for all valuable breakable and fragile items. Mark the destination room clearly on the box/crate.
Pack clothes in kit bags or suit cases. Important items such as suits or wedding dresses you might consider wardrobe boxes (see packing materials page)
IT'S BETTER TO HAVE YOUR REMOVER PROFESSIONALLY PACK FOR YOU. A PACKING QUOTATION IS FREE.