With every move we supply a complimentary amount of plastic lidded crates or boxes, packing paper, tape and, if required, bubble wrap.
SUPPLIED FREE ON THE DAY OF YOUR MOVE
Garment carriers are also supplied for wardrobe contents.
Sofa covers and blankets are also supplied on the day to ensure your belongings are protected en route to your new destination.
Use the right size boxes.
Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones. (Large boxes packed with heavy items are a common complaint of professional movers. They not only make the job harder but also have a better chance of breaking.)
Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top.
And if you’re loading the truck yourself, pack heavier boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance.
Don’t leave empty spaces in the boxes.
Fill in gaps with clothing, towels, or packing paper. Movers often won’t move boxes that feel loosely packed or unbalanced.
Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
It will make your packing quicker and your unpacking a lot easier, too.
Label each box with the room it’s destined for and a description of its contents.
This will help you and your movers know where every box belongs in your new place. Numbering each box and keeping an inventory list in a small notebook is a good way to keep track of what you’ve packed―and to make sure you still have everything when you unpack.
Tape boxes well.
Use a couple of pieces of tape to close the bottom and top seams, then use one of the movers’ techniques―making a couple of wraps all the way around the box’s top and bottom edges, where stress is concentrated.
If you’re moving expensive art, ask ASP Removals about special wrapping or crating.
Never wrap oil paintings in regular paper; it will stick. For pictures framed behind glass, make an X with masking tape across the glass to strengthen it and to hold it together if it shatters. Then wrap the pictures in paper or bubble wrap and put them in a frame box, with a piece of cardboard between each framed piece for protection.
As you pack your dishes, put packing paper around each one, then wrap bundles of five or six together with more paper. Pack dishes on their sides, never flat. And use plenty of bunched-up paper as padding above and below. Cups and bowls can be placed inside one another, with paper in between, and wrapped three or four in a bundle. Pack them all in dish-barrel boxes.
Consider other items that will need special treatment.
Alec from ASP says sometimes his customers treat TVs like any other piece of furniture, wrapping them in quilted furniture pads. He points out, however, that plasma TVs require special boxes, if you don’t have the original box and can be ruined if you lay them flat. If you’re packing yourself, double-box your TV, setting the box containing the TV into another box that you’ve padded with packing paper.
Packing Materials For Sale.
Boxes, size 22”x 15”x 13” @ £3.00 each, minimum order 10
The economy pack consisting of 10 boxes, 5 book boxes, 1 pack of paper, 5m bubble wrap and 1 tape @ £50.00
Consisting of 15 boxes, 5 book boxes, 1 pack of paper, 1 tape and 5m of bubble wrap @ £60.00
The large pack consisting of 20 boxes, 10 book boxes, 2 tape, 2 packs of paper and 10m bubble wrap @ £100.00
A 100m roll of bubble wrap @ £40.00
If you wish to have your contents professionally packed we supply skilled packers and all material If you do not require our removal services, but would like packaging material we can provide.