Pack like a porfessional furniture removalist! Did you know there are certain ways to pack your fragiles to keep them extra safe and sturdy in the process of your relocation? Let the team at Dons give you some tips and tricks to be able to keep your possessions at the utmost care within their boxes.
1. Use your linen to cushion the bottom of your boxes to make the most out of your butchers paper and also empty a cupboard while you’re at it! By folding your linen on the bottom of the box it adds extra sponge to your boxes, like a shock absorber effect.
2. Plates – always pack your plates upright. Just like a glass truck, keep your plates vertical and wrapped in butchers paper.
3. Medication and remotes – These are sometimes a great idea to put in a book and wine carton easily marked. It allows our team to see that this box may be needed to be unpacked as a priority.
4. Stack and wrap your glasses/cups individually in your boxes – don’t stack them in couples/groups.
5. Don’t forget to empty water out of your jugs and irons and empty your toaster of crumbs.
6. Pack your clothes in standard cartons, this allows our men to be able to carry a few at a time on our trolleys and keep things quick and easy. For clothing that is in your wardrobe we can supply port-a-robes to keep them uncreased.
7. Filing cabinets – we ask that you empty your filing cabinets into archive boxes/book and wine cartons. It insures that whilst in transit and on trolleys nothing moves around inside the drawer and messes any organisation of your drawers, also the extra added weight of a 4 drawer filing cabinet can get quite heavy for furniture removals pneumatic trolley tyres.
8. Packing your fridge items – most fridges are frost free meaning they can be turned off and unloaded last minute into boxes and then placed on our vehicles. Our men will advise you when to start placing your cold/frozen food into cold storage boxes or eskys.
9. Packing alcohol – If you have not bought professional wine boxes to transport your alcohol we advise to pack them in a book and wine cartons with linen/white butchers paper at the bottom like a cushions and ensure your bottles are individually wrapped to ensure there is cushioning between all bottles.
10. In regards to packing your garage goods if there is anything heavy that you feel may be too much weight for a carton it may be wise to purchase plastic crates which will be stronger than a removal carton and will still allow our team to trolley these onto our vehicle.