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Packing Masterclass

Mar 06. 2017


Burke Bros Moving Group have moved thousands of customers into new homes and packed all kinds of household effects during over 35 years of operation. Here we give you our masterclass in packing.

Tips from the experts:

Label each box with details of the contents and the room they are intended for.

Be mindful of not over packing your box to make them excessively heavy. The removal team will need to be able to lift them and walk to the van.

Pack heavier items such as books, any files and even such things as tinned foods into book boxes as they are reinforced and designed to withstand the weight.

Items such as large pictures need to be wrapped with blankets.

It is well worth packing hanging garments into wardrobe cartons as this enables clothes to be just lifted from wardrobes, still on their coat-hangers, into the cartons.

It’s worth investing a little more time and effort when packing china and glassware. Seal the top and the bottom of the cartons with strong tape. Pack out the contents of the box with bubble-wrap or scrunched up paper to absorb any impact and avoid movement.

Pack plates on end, rather than stacking them. Pack heavier items at the bottom of the box and the lighter and more delicate items at the top. Ensure that each box is packed to the brim so that they can be stacked and will withstand another box on top.

Bag-up and label such items as screws and allen keys from dismantled furniture, keys from drawers and cabinets, and any other small items.

Moreover, always use the right equipment. Burke Bros Moving Group supplies all the same packing materials that our professional packers use, for customers to purchase if they are packing themselves. We supply packing cartons, and specialist boxes for pictures/mirrors, plasma TVs and linen as well as mattress bags, sofa covers and a wide selection of packing accessories from tape dispensers to bubble wrap.

Burke Bros Moving Group also offer packing services, if you’d prefer the professionals to do the packing for you. This can be discussed with a surveyor during your pre-move survey.

For further information or to book a free no-obligation pre-move survey please contact us on 01902 714555 or at sales@burkebros.co.uk.

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