Before loading your effects into a removal vehicle, all the small, non-furniture items must be packed into boxes. This not only applies to loose items on open work surfaces (lamps, ornaments, books etc) but also items inside cupboards, drawers and wardrobes (files, papers, trinkets etc). The basic rule is - if it can fit in a box, it must be in a box. Even the smallest home can easily require 50 or so packing boxes and larger homes can easily use over 300! Packing is a time consuming activity and its all too easy to under-estimate the quantity of cartons and time required.
Thankfully, Cooks of Cranleigh offer a range of packing options to suit your individual circumstances. Most of our clients select our full packing service, however we are also able to supply a range of quality packing materials for customers wishing to do their own packing. We can also provide part packing services such as fragile only or non-fragiles to meet your individual needs.
- Full Packing:
Take the easy option and let our crews pack your entire household into boxes for you. All you need to do is make sure that essential papers (passports, banking etc) and small valuables (jewellery etc) are put somewhere very safe, preferably in your car.
- Part Packing – Fragile Goods:
Items such as China, Glass, Ornaments, Lamps and Pictures are fragile and easily broken if not properly packed to withstand the rigors of transportation. Packing fragile items is also the most time consuming part of a house removal, so if you are short on time or not confident packing fragile items, then ask Cooks of Cranleigh take care of these tricky items whilst you pack all the non-breakable items. We will supply and deliver cartons, tape and wrapping paper in advance of the move so you can pack the non-breakables prior to the moving day.
- Part Packing – Non Fragile:
You can choose for our staff to pack all or just some of the following options to provide you a little extra help:
- Books / CDs & DVDs / Videos / Records
- Kitchen Items
- Shoes / Linen / Bedding / Clothes (our specially designed wardrobe cartons mean that hanging clothes can be packed still on their hangers ensuring they arrive at your new home in the same good condition that they left)
- Toys / Sundries
- Garage / Shed Contents
If you have plenty of time on your hands and want to save some money, then you might consider packing everything yourself, using your own materials or making use of the range of professional quality packing cartons, wrapping paper and tape that we can supply in advance.
If you are considering doing any of the packing yourself, have a look at our packing tips further down this web page.
With regard to all your furniture items, these will be protected on board our vehicles with woollen transit blankets. For extra protection we might recommend export wrapping of antique or special items with padded paper blankets first. Soft furnished items such as sofas and mattresses will be protected from dust and dirt by poly bags.
Contact us to learn more about our packing options