The Backloading Company | Packing for a move - Packing tips & Recommendations

Packing Tips - Removal Packing Recommendations

If you are getting ready to move home or office and need to organise. Then let us help you organise by providing packing tips and recommendations to suit any home or office removal. Organising what can be packed into boxes using what type of boxes and materials is an important part of the moving procedure. The Backloading Company can also provide you with a packing service to ensure things are done correctly.

If you are getting ready to move home or office and need to organise. Then let us help you organise by providing packing tips and recommendations to suit any home or office removal. Organising what can be packed into boxes using what type of boxes and materials is an important part of the moving procedure. The Backloading Company can also provide you with a packing service to ensure things are done correctly.

The Backloading Company have the industry knowledge and knowhow to pack, wrap and stack your goods on a truck for the perfect move. With materials such as butchers paper, bubble wrap, cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes.

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Packing can be stressful and a daunting procedure when you don’t really know what you are doing. To ensure things are done correctly, we have provided you with recommendations and packing tips to help you organise your move.

Recommendations

  • All boxes are to be packed/filled tight with padding (e.g.: newspaper, sheets, etc.) between items in each box. Ensure there is no room for movement within the box to safeguard against crushed boxes.
  • Tape all boxes securely.
  • All items including large furniture and boxes should be clearly labelled with the client booking name and delivery destination.
  • Any items that can be dismantled should be done before the truck arrives (i.e. beds, desks, etc.) This is particularly important for Ikea furniture.
  • Any toolboxes should be securely locked.
  • All open items (e.g. esky’s & small toolboxes) are to be sealed securely for transportation.
  • Under no circumstances do we transport gas bottles. Whether they are full or empty.
  • Wash out all pots used for plants (We do not transport plants – pots only)
  • Roll up any rugs/carpets/mats and secure with tape.
  • Put any loose items such as the washing machine hose, nuts & bolts, electrical leads in a box. Transit Bolts must be placed back into front loader washing machines BEFORE transport.
  • Any item containing fuel (lawn mowers, whipper snipers, motorbikes, etc.) to be empty of fuel and washed clean.
  • Furniture with either drawers and/or doors to be taped shut with no items inside. If items are left inside drawers while transporting, the drawers may collapse under the weight due to the vibration in the truck caused by the rough road surfaces.
  • All items of personal value (jewellery, personal documents, etc.) should be taken with the client and not packed into boxes to travel with furniture goods.
  • We do not transport food items (rice, flour, oil, etc.) Packing food items into your boxes can invite vermon into the storage area if goods are unloaded/stored in a depot.
  • Fridges &/or freezers are to be empty of all food items prior to the trucks arrival. Ensure all water is drained as water may leak from the appliance when tilted onto the removal trolley. This also includes washing machines.
  • Plastic tubs are NOT recommended for use of packing goods. They are very flimsy which causes the tub to crack and split under the weight of the items while packed inside the truck.
  • All small items that can be placed inside a Standard T-chest or Book carton must be boxed. Small, loose individual items are difficult to stack inside the truck and are more likely to be missed when unloading.
  • Each mattress is to be placed in a protective cover. This is the clients’ responsibility but can be done/supplied by the removalist (if notified before collection) at an additional charge.
  • If possible, place any TV’s back into their original packaging.
  • For slat bed bases, dismantle all pieces and bundle slats together with tape/tie together.
  • Pictures/Mirrors to be bubble wrapped and packaged inside a Picture carton for protection during transport. Ensure ‘GLASS’ is labelled on the carton.
  • Lounge to be tightly wrapped in plastic/lounge covers and securely taped on. Remove any scatter cushions from lounge before wrapping.
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