Packing For Your Move

Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage

Steve has many years experience in the moving and storage industry. Mrs J asked “What are your top tips for packing?”

Steve replied: “Packing is a crucial part of any move. Get it wrong and it can be a costly and distressing experience. It is advisable to get your removal company to pack your fragile items for you, but if you decide to do this yourself. Here are some tips to help you.

  • Start packing early; it takes longer than you think.
  • Order packing boxes & materials early
  • Declutter before you pack.
  • Pack one room at a time.
  • List what is in each box.
  • Pack heavy items first and fragile items on top,
  • Do not exceed 13 kilograms per box.

Always pack a box of essentials to take with you in the car; this should include tea, coffee, milk, kettle and mugs. Take snacks, a can opener and some eating utensils. You may also want to take basic tools and a first aid kit along with any necessary instruction manuals for the appliances you are moving. It is also a good idea to carry on your person any medication you may need.

Do you have a question for Steve? Send it to or use the contact details below

Maidmans Moving & Storage
a. Unit 1, 2 Willis Way, Fleets Lane Ind Est, Poole BH15 3SS
t. 01202 375069

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