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 Brighton have put together a box moving guide for you, to make this part of your move go as swiftly and easily as possible. You can order any products through us if you are living in East Sussex and get next day delivery and even free delivery in Brighton.

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 high quality double wall corrugated cardboard. Anything less provides flimsy and unreliable support for heavy goods. Single walled boxes are no good for fragile items as it’s not strong enough. 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 for removalsC 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!

Where to start when packing your home

Start early! Packing up a home is a time-consuming process, so it’s best to start as early as possible. Give yourself enough time to go through all your belongings, sort what you want to keep, and pack everything up.
Create a plan for pacing your boxes. Before you start packing, create a plan that outlines which rooms you will pack first and which items you will tackle next. This will help you stay organised and ensure that you don’t overlook anything.

Before you start packing, go through all your belongings and get rid of anything you no longer need or want. This will make the packing process easier and also help you start fresh in your new home.

Organise your packing materials prior to starting. Gather all the packing materials you will need, including boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and packing paper. You can purchase these materials from a moving company or a packing supply store.

Pack one room at a time. This will help you stay on track and make it easier to unpack when you arrive at your new home. Start with the least-used rooms in your home, such as the guest room or the basement.

Make sure you label each box with the contents and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier to unpack and find what you need when you arrive at your new home.

Pack fragile items carefully. Use plenty of bubble wrap and packing paper to protect fragile items such as dishes, glassware, and electronics.

Pack a “survival box”: Pack a box with essentials such as toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents. This box should be easily accessible during the move, so you can access these items right away.

Should I pack everything myself or hire a moving company to help?
Packing up your entire home is a time-consuming and laborious task. If you have a lot of belongings or limited time, you may want to consider hiring a moving company to help with the packing process. Professional movers can pack your items quickly and efficiently, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move.

Professional movers have years of experience and expertise in packing items, especially fragile and delicate items. They know how to pack items in a way that ensures their safe arrival at your new home. On the other hand, if you decide to pack everything yourself, you may not have the same level of knowledge and experience, which could result in damaged items during the move.

Hiring a moving company to pack your belongings can add to the overall cost of your move. However, if you’re short on time or energy, the cost may be worth it. Make sure to get a quote from the moving company before you make your decision.

Packing your belongings yourself gives you more control over the process. You can decide which items to pack and how to pack them. However, if you hire a moving company to pack your items, they may pack items in a way that you don’t agree with or forget to pack something important.

If you pack your items yourself, you are responsible for any damage that occurs during the move. However, if you hire a moving company to pack your items, they are responsible for any damage that occurs during the move.

What should I do with my clothes when packing?

Sort through your clothes before you start packing, sort through your clothes and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away. This will help you pack only the clothes that you actually need and reduce the amount of items you have to transport.

Use vacuum-sealed bags because they are a great way to pack your clothes because they compress your clothing and take up less space. These bags also protect your clothes from moisture and dust, which can be important if you’re moving to a different climate or storing your clothes for a long period of time.

Fold your clothes neatly if you’re not using vacuum-sealed bags, make sure to fold your clothes neatly to prevent wrinkles and maximise space in your boxes.

Make sure to label your boxes with the contents and the room they belong in. This will make it easier to unpack and find what you need when you arrive at your new home.

Pack a separate box with clothes you’ll need right away, such as your work clothes or favorite outfits. This will make it easier to access your clothes when you arrive at your new home without having to unpack everything.

Use your suitcases to pack your clothes as they are more durable and can be easily moved around.
Don’t overpack boxes: Avoid overpacking boxes with heavy clothing as it can be difficult to lift and move the boxes. Try to distribute the weight evenly and use smaller boxes for heavier items.

– 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?

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

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