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Packing boxes for removals

Getting hold of packing boxes for removals Brighton can sometimes be a tricky and somewhat time-consuming task! You can often pay over the odds for the convenience of having them delivered. That’s why many of our customers prefer us to come and pack them up before we move them, saving themselves a headache and hassle. We are removals Brighton experts so why not let us do the packing as well?

However, for the people who prefer the DIY approach, we at Gold Bear Removals we have put together a box moving guide for you, to make this part of your move go as swiftly and easily as possible.

Our top tips when packing boxes for removals:

– If you are attempting to pack yourself, our number one piece of advice is to take care with the boxes you select to pack your possessions in. The box used dictates the safety and security of the precious items inside. So no matter how carefully you might wrap and package all of your delicate items if the bottom falls through while carrying, there is very little you can do to prevent breakages!

– Always ensure that your boxes are double wall corrugated cardboard. Anything less provides flimsy and unreliable support for heavy goods. Triple wall corrugated boxes and quadruple wall corrugated boxes are also available if you can get hold of them. You can find them through online suppliers Davpack and Raja Pack. Their boxes are graded with C fluting, lined with 4 layers that are stuck together to form a 1.5cm thick wall of protection.

Some in-depth info on boxes…The really nerdy bit!

Packing boxes

C fluting is one of many different grades from E to BC

BC Fluting is about 6200 – 6600 microns wide. It has the name BC because it is formed from 2 2 different grades of fluting together. This then creates a wave dissonance between the fluting (separated by a wall of cardboard which creates the best amount of support and protection. These are the type of boxes used for shipping very fragile and valuable items. Also good if you are loading into secure storage for a while.

One step down from this is EB fluting. Again using 2 different flutes alongside each other gives superior protection. These are 3800 – 4100 microns or 3.8mm to 4.1mm in layman’s terms.

The one down from that is ‘C’ fluting then B fluting which is 2700 to 2900 microns or 2.7mm to 2.9mm in thickness.

The smallest is micro fluting at 750 – 900 microns which are used for most shelf packaging whereas the other types can be used more for protection, this offers a great surface for printing.

The next type of fluting is S which is just 2300 microns or 2.3mm. Then even smaller we have E which is 1.1mm – 1.2mm or 1100 – 1200 microns wide.

– At Gold Bear, we believe in putting the environment first. That’s why we offer our customers top of the line, quality second-hand boxes first and foremost. By individually checking each used box for any weakening or tears first, you can eliminate any that have been overused while making sure you aren’t adding to landfill more than necessary and reusing anything that’s still good quality. Never use damaged, over-worn, or cardboard boxes that are flimsy. Even if you’re doing the packing yourselves, we provide our customers with quality, double walled, second-hand boxes that don’t cost the earth.

– It’s good to have a range of moving box sizes (and bubble wrap) so that you can cater to what is best suited for individual areas of your house. Here is a rough guide to the most popular sized moving boxes:

Pack 1 approx 18″ x 18″ 10″ 450mm x 450mm x 250mm
Smaller boxes, best for heavy items
Pack 2 approx 18″ x 18″ 20″ 450mm x 450mm x 500mm
Medium T Chest size – these can be used for all sorts of items
Pack 3 approx 18″ x 18″ 30″ 450mm x 450mm x 750mm
Large boxes – these should only be used for lighter items, cushions etc
Pack 6 approx 18″ x 13″ 13″ 450mm x 35mm x 35mm
Book Box

– It is a good idea to spend some time thinking about how you are going to pack your possessions. It is a good idea to walk through each room in your house to help you do a rough calculation of how many boxes for moving & packing that you may need. If you are planning an office move then the same applies. Don’t forget to give us a call as we provide the best office removals and boxes that Brighton has to offer.

– We always suggest it is best to start packing at the top of the house working downwards. So if you have a loft, start here, finishing up in the garden.

– Before you start to pack, make sure you have all your packing material to hand. Don’t cut corners on other quality packing goods – always use good, reliable tape and plenty of quality bubble wrap and wrapping paper for delicate items. We can supply you with all of the necessary materials at competitive prices.

– Leave yourself plenty of time to pack and really go through everything properly. You can use it as a great opportunity to have a good clear out, and if you leave yourself enough time, can sell any objects you no longer need instead of them just going out in the rubbish.

How best to pack boxes for removals:

– Using your double walled, strong boxes, make sure to use tape to securely fasten the tops and bottoms of your boxes after assembling.

– When packing boxes, fill them to the very top to try and prevent items moving around too much in transit and means that they will be sturdy when stacked up in the van. You can fill extra gaps with material like packing paper. You can fill big gaps with household items that are moving house with you, like cushions.

– When packing boxes, be careful not to overload them with too many heavy items. Heavy items should go in smaller containers, but if you have some heavy items in a larger box, you can fill it up with light items to make it easy to carry. We recommend that boxes shouldn’t weigh more than 30 lbs/15kgs.

– Box moving can put great strain on your body. Make sure to NEVER make the moving boxes that heavy that they cannot be lifted safely by either you or your removals team. If you notice that they are becoming heavy while packing, take some items out and rethink before stacking the boxes for delivery.

– It’s important to always label your boxes as you go. You can put the room name that it’s going to the other side, or if you want to be really organised, you can list the contents of each box.

– Mark any boxes with anything delicate in so that the movers know to take extra care when handling, and to ensure that they stay the right side up.

– Packing directly from the cupboard is the best practice – if you empty the contents first, you will have nowhere to put your box and give yourself an extra job!

– Packing straight from your wardrobe into wardrobe boxes will save you time either end, as well as keeping your clothes in good condition. If you have a lot to pack and move then maybe it is worth having your packing boxes moved by our man and van Brighton service?

Packing boxes for removals needn’t be too stressful if you follow these simple guidelines.

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