Moving Tips

Pre Packing Tips

With many clients choosing to Pre Pack themselves we have created a few pre packing tips for your use:

Butchers paper is highly recommended over using old newspapers for wrapping everything for your Pre Pack. Our industry has outlawed the use of newspaper for professional packing as there is a chance of ink poisoning from ink transfer on packed goods. You will also not have to re wash your goods upon arrival when using butchers paper.

It is always better to use actual removal cartons when packing, these have been designed by our industry for Removal Pre Packing for a reason.

There are 2 basic sizes available when selecting your cartons, Standard cartons (tea chest) (65cmx45cmx40cm) and book/wine cartons (40cmx40cmx30cm). Using these two sizes not only makes packing easier on your end but makes your removalists job much easier on uplift.

Port robes for your hanging clothes can be supplied. These Port robes are supplied free of charge for the duration of your removal when requested. To work out Port robe requirements for your relocation, the general formula is for every lineal metre of hanging space equals one Port robe. Please contact our sales team for more details, and pricing should you wish to purchase these for further use in storage, or for future removals.

When estimating how many cartons you will require for your move, we recommend you speak to our sales team for an estimate of cartons required for your move. We have created very accurate formulas regarding cartons required based on house sizes and our experience.

Taping cartons is an important factor. We recommend setting up your carton with the 4 flaps all folded in, and taping both ways across the bottom and top of the carton. Never fold the four flaps into each other without taping as the bottom will simply fall out as soon as the carton is moved.

When using archive boxes always tape both ways on the base, and tape the top of the carton to prevent movement. Archive cartons are notorious for coming apart during removal.

Cartons should not be packed over 25 kilos each (the general rule is if you can comfortable move the carton yourself, our staff will have no problems). To facilitate this we recommend using Book / Wine cartons for all your heavier items (books/wine/cutlery/folders/files/bottles/alchohol/dvds/videos/pantry goods/cans).

Standard Cartons are best used for clothing / linen / dooners / pillows / lamps / lampshades / and any other reasonable weighted goods.

Plastic Crates are now becoming very popular, these are fine to use but must be packed with common sense in mind. They are generally designed to carry 10 – 15 kilos only. Do not fill with books or any other heavy items as they will simply disintegrate upon uplift and transport.

When packing dinner sets, Plates, bowls and dishes etc need to be packed on their edges with a layer of padding below and above each layer in the carton. The edge of the plates, bowls and dishes is the strongest point to eliminate the vibration and any pressure during the transit period.

Cups, glasses, flutes etc need to be packed vertically in a carton. Once again with a layer of padding below and above each layer in the carton.

Cartons must be filled to the top to ensure carton strength, and reduce the possibility of cartons collapsing during transit. Even if you need to fill with padding, or scrunched paper please ensure that cartons are full and tightly packed.

All cartons should be marked showing which room they have come from, client name, and all fragile or top load cartons labelled accordingly.

The simple rule is to pack everything that can fit into Cartons and leave the rest to our staff. Plasmas/LCDs Monitors etc are better left out for our staff to wrap in Felts and Shrink Wrap for safer transit.

Should you have any further queries regarding any aspect of Pre Packing or Removals please don’t hesitate to contact our sales staff.