advice & tips
One of the main pieces of advice that we give our customers is that even the smallest of our boxes filled with dense items such as magazines or books can be pretty heavy. Be careful – it's best to err on the side of caution when packing up, even if our larger boxes and archive boxes have hand holes. Please don't hurt your back!
As we hope that you'll become one of our customers you are probably highly organised (!) and have bought your boxes 2 - 3 months in advance of your move. Moving House is a great opportunity to get things sorted and marking up the contents of each box and it's eventual destination is one of the most useful things you can do.
Bubblewrap is great for protecting fragile items and will give you a lot of confidence that they won't get damaged. However it's a good idea to mark boxes with crockery, glasses etc as fragile and take extra care of them during your move. (There are limits!). Fragile Tape could be useful here as well – see our extras page.
When sealing the base of cardboard boxes it's a good idea to put one piece of tape down the middle (obviously), but also to tape the sides to form an "H" shape (see image).
We will deliver your packs in easy to assemble
Always try to fill the box to the top and close the lid so that boxes can be stacked.
Never make boxes too heavy to be lifted safely. If they are becoming heavy while you pack, try filling with light,bulky items such as cushions or soft toys.
Use smaller boxes for heavy items like books.
Use packing tape to fasten flaps along all edges; top, bottom and middle seam.
Mark boxes that contain fragile and delicate item.
Mark each box clearly with the room you want it delivered to. Note - If you put this information on the tape it will keep the boxes in their original condition.
Some archive boxes can be tricky to assemble but we’ve chosen a design which is relatively straight forward.
Turn the main part of the box upside down and fold the flaps in the order shown in diagram below. Easy!