The big day is around the corner! Packing can be time-consuming, here are some tips that will help the process being smoother.
But of course, Knight Removals can help!
Making up and sealing the boxes
If you’re using our boxes, tape them using two lengths of tape, down the middle and across the seam to hold the box together, be sure to go halfway up the side of the box. Do the same on the top of the box and write across the tape using a permanent marker, the room where the box is to be placed and a brief description of the contents eg. BED 1 (shoes), KITCHEN (cups), etc.
Please no tucked under boxes.
What box to use for what
- Heavy, small items such as records, tins, bottles, cutlery, heavy food (rice, sugar etc) and heavy ornaments.
- Glasses, delicate ornaments, fragile china, small pictures and books. Pictures and records should be packed on their edges. Make sure that bottle tops are tight and pack bottles upright.
They are the most commonly used and are used for most other household effects such as pots, pans, glass, china, ornaments, pictures, clothing, food etc.
- Do not overfill the boxes; keep them square and in shape.
- When packing china/glass etc individually wrap each piece in paper/bubble wrap.
- When packing boxes do not place heavy items on top of delicate objects.
- Fill the boxes half/three quarters full and then fill to capacity using soft items such as pillows, cushions, towels, cuddly toys etc to take up any space on top. It is also a good idea to place soft items between each layer of very delicate china.
- Keep back sufficient large boxes for packing of bedding in current use.
- Lighter items such as clothing, light linen, shoes, bedding, toys, board games, light pots and pans.
- Mark boxes accordingly ie. BED 1, BEDDING, this will ensure they are easily identified for making up beds at your new home.
- Hanging clothes and furniture
- Transit rails will be on our vehicle for your use on moving day. If you are storing hanging garments we are able to supply cardboard wardrobes at an additional cost. It is generally not necessary to unpack chests of drawers, ottomans or similar furniture.
….. and after using the boxes
- When opening the boxes and making them flat, cut through the tape using a knife or scissors, please do not rip the tape off as this is messy and tends to ruin the box. We will collect the empty flat boxes as soon as possible after you notify us. We are unable to take other used materials or rubbish.