Furniture

  • Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc. while full, you can break them. Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled
  • Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic.
  • Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g. bed bases, tables etc. to avoid damage and save space.
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
  • Furniture shouldn't be placed directly on the floor, use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Place a cover over all furniture, especially sofa's, recliners and anything of value.

Glass and Breakables

  • Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue or packing paper, box and ensure they are marked "Fragile". Pack breakables in sturdy boxes.
  • Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain).
  • Place packing in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection.
  • Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage. Empty space should be filled with packing paper.
  • Ensure you haven't stacked heavy items on top of cartons containing breakables.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or proper picture/mirror cartons

Whitegoods

  • Make sure all white goods (fridges, freezers etc.) are empty, clean and dry before storing
  • Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould build up.
  • A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness.
  • If you pack items inside your fridges and freezers you scratch the insides or damage the shelving, best to leave them empty.