Packaging Tips

Packaging Tips

    • MLU-TickBefore you start packing, get all the materials you need together. We have packing kits available.
    • Label every box, and write down on paper the contents of every box – then you’ll be able to find things without having to open and search through all your boxes.
    • Use large boxes for light things (pillows, duvets, linen) and smaller boxes for heavy things such as books and CDs
    • Use double walled boxes, not single wall crisp boxes from the supermarket! Thin walled boxes are only suitable for light items, and can only have similar light boxes stacked on them. You’ll need strong boxes for homewares.
    • Wrap small items carefully with bubble wrap and tape, as appropriate.MLU-Tips
    • Don’t throw things into bin-liners… they don’t let moisture breathe out, so encourages mildew. Bin-liners don’t provide protection and may get thrown out as rubbish!
    • Put the heaviest items at the bottom
    • Don’t put more in a box than you can easily lift – remember you may need to lift it from the floor, and possibly up to or down from a shelf. The maximum would be 20kg for most adults.
    • Tape boxes flat (don’t tuck flaps into each other, as they won’t stack well)
    • Use a wardrobe box for clothes, allowing them to hang
    • Flat pack – disassemble bed frames, tying them together with tape or string. Put all screws and fasteners in a clear plastic bag and tape the bag to the frame so they won’t be lost, and kept with the right item
    • Dishes and glassware should be wrapped individually. Pad spaces in the box to prevent movement within the box during transportation.