Moving & Packing Tips

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  • Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc., while full; you can break them.
    Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled and secured.
  • Pack clothing and personal goods should be packed in solid, strong, secure boxes.
  • Protected cushions in plastic.
  • Where possible, remove the legs from furniture items, e.g. bed bases, tables etc., to avoid damage and save space.
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Use furniture protectors on sofas, recliners and anything of value.


  • Ensure all fridges and freezers are empty, clean and dry before storing.
  • Leave doors slightly ajar with a rolled-up ball of packing tape to prevent mould.
  • A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea.
  • If you pack items inside your fridges and freezers, you scratch the insides or damage the shelving, best to leave them empty.

Glass and Breakables

  • Wrap all breakable items separately in a tissue or packing paper box and ensure they are marked “Fragile”.
  • Pack breakables in sturdy double-walled cardboard boxes.
  • Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain and damage patterns).
  • Place packing in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection.
  • Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage.
  • Use packing paper to fill empty spaces.
  • Ensure you haven’t stacked heavy items on top of boxes containing breakables.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or proper picture/mirror boxes.


  • If the original boxes are unavailable, ask about our speciality boxes for electronic items.
  • Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
  • Ensure that items above or on top of electronic equipment will not fall down or damage the surfaces.






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