To make the job easier and make sure that your belongings don’t get damaged make sure that you have the right packing supplies:
The right number and size of boxes from archive boxes for important papers, larger boxes for bulkier items and wardrobe boxes for clothes to help them
keep their shape.
Bubble wrap is the ideal way to protect your
electrical items such as TV and stereo or particularly delicate items
such as crystal. Use acid free tissue for your crockery.
- Create a ‘Portable Packing Kit’ with a marker pen, parcel tape, labels,
scissors and tape measure. Carry it with you as you go packing around
- Each time you pack a box use your marker pen to
label where they are to be unloaded and also write comments on the side.
- Boxes should be filled to
capacity to avoid them tipping. Use smaller boxes for heavier items so
they are easier to lift.
- Always stack plates upright on their sides, making sure you wrap
them individually in acid free tissue. If you find the contents are
loose in the box, you can use ‘void fill’ to keep them in place.
- Wrap pictures and mirrors individually in bubble wrap, mark as fragile and stack on end.
- Drain freezers, washing machines and refrigerators prior to storage. Store these items with the door wedge open.
- Never pack bedding or clothes in plastic bags. Enclose them
instead in boxes together with a moisture absorber, to avoid moulding.