We know that one of the most difficult parts of a house move can be the packing of your smaller belongings. We offer a full range of packing and unpacking services to suit your individual requirements. Our fully trained packing staff are experts in specialist packing techniques from everything from everyday clothes and bed linen to fine china and antiques.
All our packing materials are made from the highest quality recyclable materials and are specially designed to protect your belongings during transportation, and everything we pack is covered when you take out insurance with us.
Full packing service
Our Full Packing Service saves you time and effort; our expert teams will pack up everything in your home taking special care of all your fragile and unusual items. We can also arrange to unpack all your belongings too – just put your feet up and relax in your lovely new home.
Fragile pack service
If you are happy to do the lion’s share of your household packing but aren’t sure how to safely pack away your fragile items including; kitchen china, glassware, mirrors, pictures and ornaments then enquire about our specialist Fragile Packing Service.
Packing it all yourself?
If you have the time and would prefer to pack and unpack yourself then just let us know. We are more than happy to supply you with all the necessary packing materials you need.
Start early. Packing always takes longer than anticipated, particularly when you start reminiscing over old photographs stored in the attic or you realise that you need to dismantle the wardrobe to get it downstairs.
Begin at the top of the house and move downwards. If you have an attic, it’s a good idea to sort it out first.
Always pack heavy items in small boxes. It will make transporting them easier. Also, keep the weight of all boxes to a minimum to avoid any back injuries.
Pack one room at a time, clearly labelling each box with details of its contents and the room to which it belongs. Clearly label boxes that contain breakables and also those that are load-bearing and can be stacked in the van.
Keep all boxes for each room together. This will save time unpacking.
It may sound obvious but pack heavier items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
Wrap items individually and place in a box that has been lined with several layers of newspaper. Any breakables should also be wrapped in paper. Use clean tissue or wrapping paper for the first layer to prevent newspaper print leaving marks.
Pillows and blankets are also useful for wrapping valuables and protecting furniture prone to dents and scratches.
Pack important documents together, such as birth and marriage certificates, and keep them in a safe place.