Below some helpful hints that will prevent damage when you are packaging your household items.

  1. Stand glasses and cups upright in carton, stand plates on their edge.  
  2. Do not overfill cartons or use cartons with no lids. 
  3. The carton top should be flat, not sunken or raised.  
  4. Label cartons with their contents, your last name and the room they are from.  
  5. Label cartons with the term T.W.U (this way up) if they contain food, liquids or other items that must remain upright.  
  6. Slip pictures, paintings and mirrors into flattened cartons and tape along the edges.  
  7. The contents of drawers may remain with the exception of liquids, breakables and any heavy items that may cause damage to the drawer during transit.  
  8. Cupboard contents must be removed and packaged.           
  9. Use scrunched up paper or linen as padding when packing china, crockery, glassware or breakables.  
  10. Do not use tape across furniture surfaces as when removed it may damage the finish.  
  11. Pack heavier items such as books into small cartons and lighter items suck as linen into large cartons.  
  12. Create a priority carton for items such as remotes, leads, bed legs, and bolts.  
  13. Use bedding or pillows for packing along with electronic components such as stereos or computers.  
  14. Small pot plants should be packed into an open top carton for the movers to see.  
  15. Do not pack any paints, petrol, oils, aerosols, lighters, matches, ammunition or any other hazardous or flammable items.  
  16. Put aside any personal papers, passports and medication you may need prior to packing.              
  17. Remove and pack the glass plate from the microwave oven.  
  18. Freezers can be moved with the contents inside however fridges would need to be emptied, a chilly bin is ideal for this purpose.