Packing Tips

You will need time and patience to do your own packing. We hope the following tips help make the job easier for you …  

TOP TIP – be prepared; start packing early; be fully packed and ready to go on moving day

  • Use strong boxes which can be stacked. Banana boxes are pretty good, as are the plastic bins
    obtainable at hardware stores.
  • Don’t make the boxes too heavy. Use smaller boxes for books, larger boxes for linen and clothing.
    Tape all boxes top and bottom.
  • Don’t over-fill boxes. If there’s space at the top, fill it with paper or linen to prevent movement.
  • Boxes for fragile items should have cushioning at the bottom – use crushed paper or linen.
  • Small boxes (such as shoe boxes) should be placed into larger cartons for ease of handling.
  • Wrap fragile items, such as china, glassware in clean newsprint paper, polybubble or linen.
  • Pack plates on their edge, glasses standing vertically.
  • Labelling: As you pack, label each box with the contents and the room it belongs to. This will save you time during unpacking and help our team place boxes in the correct areas of your new home.
  • Ensure all containers with liquids are fully sealed, pump bottles turned off and all packed upright. We
    also recommend you mark the cartons “This Way Up”
  • Start by packing the things you use least, including garage/shed contents.
  • Pack one room at a time, keeping all boxes from the same room together.
  • Leave clothing in dresser drawers, but remove any fragile or heavy items that could move around.
  • Linen and clothing can also be packed into strong rubbish bags, or those striped packing bags.
  • Before dismantling computer equipment, stereos, TVs – take photos of where the leads go.
  • Important Documents and Valuables: Keep important documents, such as passports, medical records, and valuable items, separate from the rest of your belongings. Consider carrying these items with you personally during the move.
  • Special Requirements: If you have any special items that require specific handling, such as large furniture, fragile antiques, or artwork, please let us know in advance. We’re here to accommodate your unique needs.
  • A good idea is to pack an “essentials” box for when you arrive in your new home. Being able to access
    tea, coffee and snacks, along with an electric jug, cups, plates and a few utensils may be a welcome
    sight at the end of a long day – as may be a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses!

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: We are unable to transport paint, or flammable/hazardous goods, such as
gas bottles, petrol, oils, ammunition, aerosols, turpentine etc, so please dispose of any such items