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Packing Tips

Packing tips for packing your belonging's

Pack as much or as little as you prefer. Carnall Removals is willing to do the whole job, or any part of the packing job. Whatever you decide, we want your move to go as smoothly as possible. These packing tips will help.

Required Packing Supplies

The following materials, which must be clean, and in good condition, will be required to pack, wrap and protecting your household furniture and personal effects.  These packing items can be provided by us and if needed, we can pre-pack your personal effects providing you with the best protection possible. And, we’ve got you covered if you need packing supplies. 

  1. Paper Materials
    • Wrapping paper
    • Properly crushed wrapping paper for cushioning
    • Acid free tissue paper for packing silver, bronze and pewter ware
  2. Packing Boxes
    • Standard cartons
    • Book and wine cartons
    • Portarobes
    • Picture packs
  3. Wrapping Materials
    • Mattress plastics
    • Lounge plastics
    • Bubble wrap

    Here are some tips to make the packing easier for you.

    • Clear a work area to pack on, preferable at a comfortable height so you’re not straining your back.
    • Separate breakables and non-breakables.
    • Clearly mark “Fragile” on the outside of cartons.
    • Use professional packing tape. Masking tape isn’t strong enough to support fully packed cartons.
    • Pack all cartons tightly.
    • Plan what items will needed first when you arrive at your new house
    • Never pack flammable and non-allowable items.
    • flammable items and non-allowable

      Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates.

      Hazardous Materials – items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.

  • SternoFire
  • Extinguisher    
  • Household Batteries 
  • Matches
  • Aerosols
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Kerosene
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Darkroom Chemicals
  • Gasoline
  • Ammonia         
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane/Propane Tanks
  • Nail Polish
  • Motor Oil
  • Fireworks
  • Nail Polish
  • Remover
  • Car Batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Fertilizer
  • Charcoal Lighter
  • Paints (latex & oil-based)
  • Pesticides
  • Ammunition
  • Paint Thinner
  • Poisons (such as weed killer)
  • Lamp Oils

Perishables– Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.

  • Frozen Food
  • Refrigerated Food
  • Produce
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Open or half-used foods
  • Food without adequate preservation