• Packing Tips

      • To make the job easier and make sure that your belongings don’t get damaged make sure that you have the right packing supplies:
        The right number and size of boxes from archive boxes for important papers, larger boxes for bulkier items and wardrobe boxes for clothes to help them keep their shape. 
        Bubble wrap is the ideal way to protect your electrical items such as TV and stereo or particularly delicate items such as crystal. Use acid free tissue for your crockery.

        1. Create a ‘Portable Packing Kit’ with a marker pen, parcel tape, labels, scissors and tape measure. Carry it with you as you go packing around your home.
        2. Each time you pack a box use your marker pen to label where they are to be unloaded and also write comments on the side.
        3. Boxes should be filled to capacity to avoid them tipping. Use smaller boxes for heavier items so they are easier to lift.
        4. Always stack plates upright on their sides, making sure you wrap them individually in acid free tissue. If you find the contents are loose in the box, you can use ‘void fill’ to keep them in place.
        5. Wrap pictures and mirrors individually in bubble wrap, mark as fragile and stack on end.
        6. Drain freezers, washing machines and refrigerators prior to storage. Store these items with the door wedge open.
        7. Never pack bedding or clothes in plastic bags. Enclose them instead in boxes together with a moisture absorber, to avoid moulding.

      • Moving Tips

        1. Confirm the date of your move.
        2. If you’re renting, notify your landlord of your moving date.
        3. Check your home insurance – make sure you have cover from the day you move in your new home.
        4. Book u-store by calling 21 575 575 at your earliest to book a date you require and avoid disappointment.
        5. Notify the telephone company to transfer your line.
        6. Take records of water and electricity readings.
        7. Start getting rid of your possesions you no longer need. Decide which items can be taken to charity institutions, sold at car boot sale or offered to your friends.
        8. If you need new furniture or carpets – order them now and arrange delivery for when you move in.
        9. Start packing non-essential items such as books and non-seasonal clothes into boxes.
        10. Advise the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded.
        11. If you have children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during the move.
        12. Make a list of everyone who should know about the move. Send out change of address cards.
        13. Notify the bank of any changes to direct debits and standing order and change your ID Card


      • Loading Tips

      • Tips for loading mobile storage vault
        1. Prepare parking space in front or nearest to your premises.
        2. Take all the traffic safety precautions before starting to load.
        3. Distribute the weight evenly in your vault unit, not all on one side.
        4. Boxes to be filled completely and lids closed. fill empty gaps of boxes with packing material.
        5. Protect your items with bubble wrap and use storage blankets to protect furniture. it is your responsibility to make sure adequate packing and wrapping is used to protect your goods.
        6. Pack heavy items into small boxes to make lifting easier.
        7. Always place heavy items at the bottom centre and place lighter items on top.
        8. Use drawers to load soft unbreakable goods.
        9. Secure the vault unit when you are not in attendance with a secure padlock.
        10. Prop and secure the vault door open while you are loading to prevent it from closing unexpectedly.
        11. Pack the vault unit sensibly, avoiding empty space and protecting furniture.
        12. Make an inventory list to make note of where you have packed your goods to make it easier to keep track of your items.