No one values possessions more than the owner so trusting someone else to pack your belongings is difficult. But you can rest assured AFRA members have been trained in the correct packing methods to ensure all items are packed to minimise the risk of breakage.
Your removalist may also provide an unpacking service, so be sure and ask.
Prior to Packing Boxes
- Ask your AFRA Removalist about the features and benefits of their packing services and if packing materials are included in the price of the removal
- Decide what will be packed professionally and what you can do yourself – leave breakable items to the experts
- Ask if there is a reduction in cost if you unpack the boxes yourself but understand that breakages may not be accepted by the removalist as a claim
If doing your own Packing
- Check your insurance cover
- Combine items that go together, e.g. items from a bedroom, or study, and clearly mark the room destination on top and at least one side of every carton
- Pack heavy items in smaller, heavy duty cartons for easier removal
- Pack to within 5 cms of the carton to allow cushioning packing with crushed paper
Use butchers paper rather than newspaper
- Set aside all items that are not being moved and inform the AFRA Removalist upon arrival
The Removalist is able to supply packing materials for you.
Note: Household appliances – washing machines, stereos, fridges, computers – often need specialist attention. It is not the Removalist’s responsibility to prepare these items for removal but feel free to ask for their advice. Always refer to the Manufacturer’s instructions for moving an appliance.
There is more detailed information concerning Packing and Unpacking in the AFRA Moving Guide Kit.