Boxes & Packaging SuppliesStarAllRemovals2015
An estimated 70 percent of our customers decide to pack up their home, and then use our services for moving them to their new home.
Having the correct packaging materials can make this task so much easier for our customers! The days of having to pack up all your hard earned possessions into old used crisp boxes, used boxes that have been salvaged from your local supermarket, and newspapers stored from the past 3 months are long gone.
All our packaging materials are industry standard, and will make the process of packing up your home so much easier. No worries of weak boxes splitting, cheap tape peeling off boxes, or printing ink marking all your crockery and glassware. Most people start packing up a few weeks before move date, so living in a sea of uniformed boxes that can be neatly put into rooms makes life so much more comfortable too.
We can supply the following items
- Various size Double Wall Boxes
- Packing Paper
- Bubble Wrap
- Solvent Based Packing Tape
- Wardrobe Boxes
- Marker Pens
Our surveyor will give you an idea of roughly what materials you will need to pack your home up efficiently and safely. We can then have these delivered to you on a next day delivery service so you can start the fun of packing up your home straight away.
To assist you with your packing, please check out our handy ‘Packing Tips Guide’ below.
You can buy packing materials online from our Packaging Store or contact us direct to customise your order specific to your needs.
PACKING TIPS GUIDE
- Order Early – It is really important to order your packing materials early, as it is such a time consuming exercise. On average, we have discovered that most customers start packing up their home 3 -5 weeks prior to their move date. You will be amazed at how long this process will take, and discovering old photo albums or old school reports will only slow the process down!
- You will need more materials than you think – Having sufficient packing materials will ensure an easy and much more time efficient pack up. Order a variety of sizes, generally a selection of Medium and Large Boxes are sufficient. An average sized kitchen will normally use around 15 – 20 medium sized boxes and maybe 5 -8 Large boxes.
- Plan your Pack-Up – Start to pack up areas of the house with minimal or no use. For example the loft or the garage. These generally hold items we do not use frequently, and can often take the most time as we come across things we haven’t seen in years sometimes. As you get closer to your move date, ensure everyone in the house has an area, a cupboard or a box set aside for their important or essential items. This will ensure you have a comfortable last few days in your home before moving.
- Label your boxes – Write on your boxes, what room they come from or will be going into at the new home. It will also help to but a brief description of the contents on the box too. An inventory can be a great way to keep check on everything for the super organised mover. This will allow you to locate any boxes with priority items in.
If you pack a box that has fragile items in, label it up as ‘FRAGILE’
this will give the removal team additional information to handle that box with extra care.
- Use the correct size – Using smaller and medium sized boxes for heavy items or fragile items is important. This will reduce the risk of overloading boxes and also reduce the risk of breakages. Lighter or bulkier items are best packed up in the large boxes.
- What not to pack – As described above, avoid packing up important or essential items such as keys, passports, birth certificates, solicitor and estate agent documents, items required by your new owners/tenants, drivers licenses, cash, jewellery etc.
- How to pack the boxes – A common sense approach to packing boxes is always a good start. Keeping heavy items to the bottom of the box, and lighter items at the top to prevent and damages. Make use of packing paper and bubble wrap for really fragile items such as glassware, crockery etc. The internet is a fantastic tool, and you will find a myriad of short video clips on YouTube to show you packing techniques. For example, type in ‘How to pack your kitchen’ into YouTube, and by the end of a few clips, you will have the confidence and knowledge to do a great job.