Packing may seem like a huge task when moving home but it's important to get right in order to keep your belongings safe and secure in transit. We've put together our top tips for packing and storage, but if you'd rather have us pack for you then just let us know. If you need any packing materials then get in touch.


  • When packing chairs, stack them seat to seat with a cloth or paper to separate them.
  • Don't scrimp on removal boxes. It's important to use good quality boxes to keep your items safe from potential damage in transit to your new property.
  • Fill your removal boxes to capacity – partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse.
  • Pack heavier items into small boxes so that they are easy to lift.
  • If you're packing items for storage then take a copy of your inventory and keep it in a safe place in your new home.
  • Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap and tissue paper.
  • Fragile items such as crockery and glasses should be wrapped in paper or bubble wrap before storing – avoid using newspaper as the ink stains.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in bubble wrap, marked fragile and stacked on their end.
  • Wrap table legs with bubble wrap or corrugated cardboard before storing.
  • Use wardrobe boxes which allow you to store your clothing on hangers in order to keep their shape
  • Protect your sofas, chairs and mattresses with covers.


  • Place heavy or bulky items in the storage room first to provide a good packing base.
  • Do not place heavy items on sofas or mattresses as over time this could cause damage.
  • Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings.
  • Lay a dust sheet on the floor of your room to protect your goods.
  • Always fully defrost and clean fridge/freezers before storing them.
  • Leave fridge/freezer doors open for ventilation and to prevent mould from developing.
  • Make sure you clean any garden equipment and drain any lawn mowers of petrol before storing.
  • Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls to aid ventilation.
  • Cover your goods with a sheet to protect against dust.
  • Pack seasonal equipment at the front so it's easily accessible.

We offer a full packing service for all removals. If you'd like us to pack your belongings for you then just let us know. Our removal experts are professionally trained to pack and handle your goods to ensure they're safe on their way to your new home. Learn more about the range of services we offer to help our customers move home and store their goods.

For more information contact the Hoults team
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