Making and Sealing Boxes. If you’re using our boxes, use good quality brown tape to seal them (we can supply the tape, too). First tape across the middle, spanning the seam to hold the box together, then tape along the seam to seal the box securely. For extra strength, you can tape along the edges at each end. Tape along the top seam when full. Using a permanent marker, write the room where the box is to be placed and include a brief description of the contents e.g. ‘KITCHEN – PANS’, ‘BEDROOM 1 – CLOTHES’ etc. Mark the appropriate boxes ‘FRAGILE’ to ensure careful transportation.
Small Removal Box. Heavy, small items such as tins, bottles, crockery, cutlery, records and heavy ornaments. Also used for wine glasses, delicate ornaments, very fragile china, glasses and small pictures. Make sure you use packing paper or bubble wrap when packing fragile items. Pictures and records should be packed on their edges. Make sure that bottle tops are tight and pack bottles upright. Books should be packed flat where possible. If they need to be packed on their edges, make sure the spin is not facing up, as this may break the binding.
Medium Removal Box. These are our most popular boxes, and are used for most other household items such as pots, pans, glassware, china, ornaments, pictures, clothing, food etc. Do not overfill the boxes as anything above the top lip of the box maybe squashed. keep the boxes square and in shape. When packing dining plates they should be placed on their edges, never flat, on the bottom of the box in batches of three or four, with paper between each plate. When the bottom of the box is covered continue filling with china, Pyrex, mugs, bowls, vases etc. On top of this, place glass and china. Pack glasses upright. Make sure all crockery is packed in paper or bubble wrap. Fill the boxes to capacity using soft items such as pillows, cushions, towels etc. to ensure there is plenty of padding.
Large Removal Box. These can be used for bedding clothing, linen, shoes, toys and games, light pots and pans. It’s a good idea to reserve one for your current bedding and clothing that needs to be easily accessible. Don’t pack with heavy items as they will be difficult to move.