Packing Hints and Tips: Safely Organise Your Belongings for a Smooth Move

Preparing for a move can be both exciting and challenging. To help you make the packing process easier and ensure the safe transportation of your belongings, we have compiled a list of essential packing hints and tips. From safeguarding your valuables to properly packing boxes, these guidelines will assist you in streamlining your move and minimising potential risk.

I. Sorting and Organising

  • Begin by decluttering: Sort your belongings into categories such as keep, donate, sell, or discard.
  • Create a comprehensive inventory: Make a detailed list of all the items you’ll be moving, noting their value if necessary.
  • Labeling system: Use a labeling system for boxes, assigning a unique number or color to each room to simplify unpacking at your new home and helping us place your boxes into the correct rooms.
  • Prioritise essentials: Pack an “Essentials” box with items you’ll need immediately upon arrival, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents.

II. Packing Valuables and Fragile Items

  • Transport valuables personally: It’s advisable to transport valuable items like jewellery, important documents, and sentimental items with you rather than including them in our removals vans.
  • Use suitable packing materials: Wrap delicate and fragile items in bubble wrap, packing paper, or foam to provide cushioning and protection.
  • Reinforce fragile boxes: Clearly mark boxes containing fragile items, and consider reinforcing them with extra packing tape for added stability.

III. Packing Boxes

  • Choose sturdy boxes: Opt for high-quality, durable boxes in various sizes to accommodate different items.
  • Do not overfill boxes: Avoid overloading boxes to prevent them from becoming too heavy or breaking. Keep the weight manageable, aiming for around 30 pounds per box.
  • Fill empty spaces: Use packing paper, bubble wrap, or clothing to fill any gaps in boxes to prevent shifting during transit.
  • Seal boxes properly: Seal boxes with sturdy packing tape, ensuring all seams and openings are secure to prevent accidental spills or damage.
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IV. Furniture and Large Items

  • Disassemble furniture: If possible, disassemble larger furniture items to make them easier to handle and transport. Keep all hardware and screws together in a labeled bag.
  • Protect furniture surfaces: Cover furniture surfaces with blankets, furniture pads, or bubble wrap to prevent scratches or damage during transit.
  • Use plastic covers: Use plastic covers or shrink wrap to safeguard upholstered furniture from dirt, dust, and moisture.
  • If you’ve booked with us, then we will shrink wrap furniture, and use blankets and covers in the van. However, we recommend you consider doing this also, for extra protection.

V. Electronics and Appliances

  • Take photos: Before disconnecting any electronics or appliances, take photos of the cables and connections to simplify reassembly.
  • Label cords: Label cords with tape or colored markers to identify which device they belong to, making setup easier at your new home.
  • Original packaging: Whenever possible, pack electronics and appliances in their original packaging for optimal protection. If unavailable, use appropriate-sized boxes and padding.

VI. Plants and Perishables

  • Prepare plants for transport: Trim and secure plants to prevent damage, and consider placing them in ventilated plastic bags to maintain humidity.
  • Dispose of perishables: It’s generally best to consume or donate perishable food items before the move to avoid spoilage. We do not take food items in the vans due to the potential for spillage and contamination.


With these packing hints and tips, you can now approach your move with confidence and efficiency. By taking the time to organise your belongings, pack them safely, and transport valuables separately, you’ll ensure a smooth and stress-free transition to your new home. Remember, our team of removal experts is always ready to assist you throughout the moving process. Happy packing and best wishes for your upcoming move!

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