Obviously, there are the basics when packing for storage – don’t overload your boxes, evenly distribute your stuff, wrap things carefully, blah blah blah – but we thought it worth pointing out the things that might not immediately spring to mind.
How To Pack
- Firstly, if you think you’ve exceeded the maximum weight allowance of 66lbs, the best thing to do would be to weigh them on your bathroom scales at home. If you stand on the scales holding the box, all you need to do is subtract your own weight from the total. There’s a handy hint for you.
- If you’re an international student, here’s something really important to bear in mind about the quarantine departments of some countries (such as Australia and New Zealand). These ladies and gentlemen are thorough with a capital T. They will check items such as boots, shoes, sports and camping equipment and anything else that might pick up dirt so make sure you clean these items carefully and place them at the top inside the boxes thus making it easier for the quarantine officials to locate them.
- If you’re packing valuable goods, get yourself some insurance. Check out our page for that sort of thing.
- If you’re packing any fragile items remember to wrap them safely or surround them with softer things such as bed linen or towels.
- Pack items like TVs and PCs into their original packaging before putting them into one of our boxes. If you don’t have the original packaging then try your best to give them some kind of protection inside the boxes.
- If you have any large items that cannot fit inside the boxes just give us a quick call for advice.
If you choose to use our boxes for storage, here’s a little info about them and how to pack with them.
- They’re designed specifically for long journeys and storage – you won’t get a better box anywhere else. You could stand on an empty one and it wouldn’t collapse – try doing that with those flimsy banana boxes you were thinking of using.
- Our ‘Large Box’ or ‘Tea Chest Box’ is perfect for packing bulky but light items such as clothes, shoes, bed linen and cuddly toys you’ve yet to grow out of. Dimensions - 24” (height), 20” (depth) and 16” (width).
- Our ‘Standard Box’ or ‘Book Box’ is designed to carry the heavier items such as books, albums, files and hand tools. Dimensions - 20” (height), 16” (depth) and 12” (width).
- Assembly and packing instructions can be found printed on the flap of every box so you can’t plead ignorance.
For more information, talk to a member of our team by phone or email, or if you want to get a quote, check out our instant online quote engine right now.