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Packing your items for shipping to France

Oct 03. 2014

Step 3 – Packing

One of the most important things when moving to France is knowing that your belongings will be packed securely and will be in the same condition as they left the UK. All international movers should have trained overseas packers whose expertise can ensure the same standard of packing throughout. The Estimator will be there to discuss all of your packing needs; this will ensure that the correct materials are used for your move. All fragile items are protectively wrapped in individual recycled paper, or bubble wrap, depending on your destination. Export strength cartons are used, plus special cases can be made for certain items. Special linen cartons and book cartons are used as well as hanging garments boxes, if preferred. Also, all your furniture is wrapped in padded recycled blankets or loose woollen grade X blankets. If furniture is being transported by road into European countries export wrapping material can be used on furniture in some instances. To ensure the safety of your most valuable items flow-pack chips are used. Other considerations may include tailor made crates for pianos, clocks, glass cabinets, as well as preparing packaging and crates for shipping motorbikes.

Most modern removal companies now offer you a wide range of extra services as well as their basic removal services. Packing is only one element, there is also the sale or hire of packing materials, unpacking, and any storage facilities you may need. Some companies will even go to the extent of packing your possessions, transporting them, cleaning your new home, unpacking your possessions and arranging them in your new home, in accordance to your instructions. However, although these additional services do increase your removals quote it obviously takes a great deal of stress out of moving home.

Next time we will discuss Step 4 – Insurance

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