How to pack

Our how to pack guide is essential reading and tells you how to pack, and what not to pack. To give you an idea:


Box Assembly

  • 1. Bend the small flaps over first.
  • 2. Bend the large flaps over second.
  • 3. Tape the large flaps down securely.
  • 4. The large flaps should cover the small flaps.

Padding

  • 1. All solid items must have at least 5cm padding on all sides before being packed.

Packing Boxes

  • 1. Leave no unused space for movement. Pack full.
  • 2. If your box rattles when shaken, it's not ready.
  • 3. Pack small/delicate items into smaller boxes.

Glassware and crockery

  • 1. At least 5cm padding on all sides of every item.
  • 2. At least 5cm padding between all items.

Electricals

  • 1. At least 5cm padding on all sides of every item.
  • 2. At least 5cm padding between all items.
  • 3. If possible, use original packaging.
  • 4. Remove ink cartridges and toner from printers.
  • 5. We do not store scanners or printer/scanners.

Paperwork and files

  • Use our book boxes:
  • 1. Ideal size for A4 folders.
  • 2. Very strong.

Liquids?

  • We cannot store or ship liquids of ANY kind. This includes:
  • 1. Shampoo, toiletries, nail varnish, creams, liquid beauty products, contact lens fluid.
  • 2. Food/drink products.
  • 3. Printer ink and toner cartridges.
  • 4. Oil, fuel aerosols.

Food products?

  • We cannot store or ship food/edible products of ANY kind. This includes:
  • 1. Pasta, grains, seeds, noodles, protein power
  • 2. Dried foods, spices, and herbs.
  • 3. Fresh foods.
  • 4. Meat, vegetables, plants, fish, cured meats.

Jewelry and collectibles?

  • We cannot insure jewelry and collectibles
  • 1. Watches, bracelets, necklaces, rings.
  • 2. Antiques, portraits.
  • 3. Works of art.
  • 4. Money

Combustibles?

  • We cannot store, transport, or ship combustibles:
  • 1. Fuels, liquid or solid.
  • 2. Lighters, empty or full.
  • 3. Aerosols.
  • 4. Gas canisters.

Batteries?

  • We cannot store, transport, or ship batteries:
  • 1. Laptop batteries.
  • 2. Devices with inbuilt batteries.
  • 3. Generic batteries.
  • 4. Camera, phone, etc batteries.

Drugs?

  • We cannot store, transport, or ship drugs for obvious reasons.

Remains?

  • We cannot store, transport, or ship human or animal remains.

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