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PACKING HINTS & TIPS

IMOVE recommend that you take advantage of our expert export packing service when planning your international removal.  However there are occasions when you might want to pack your self.  For this reason we have assembled a guide to packing for your international removal. 
 
We do recommend that you purchase export quality packing boxes & cartons for the safe transport of your goods. 
 
We recommend packingboxes.co.uk as supplier of high quality packaging materials, suitable for packaging for export.  They offer a wide range of products that are of the highest quality and offer FREE next day delivry.
 
Recommended uses for the various size cartons available: Remember small boxes for heavy items and larger boxes for lighter items!

CARTON SIZE IN CMS USED TO PACK
2 cuft book Carton 33 x 33 x 46cms  Books, CD’s, DVD, Wine Bottles, Spirit Bottles
4 cuft Carton 46 x 46 x 50cms Clothing, China, Glass, Ornaments, Stereos, Printers, PC’s
6 cuft Carton 46 x 46 x 75cms Duvets, Pillows, Blankets, Light weight Clothing, Cushions
Lay Flat Carton 92 x 46 x 26cms For clothing you wish to lay flat, curtains, coats, shoes

 

  • Set up carton by folding in the bottom flaps left and right, do not cross them
  • Tape the bottom of the cartons and around the bottom edges of the carton
  • Use a lot of paper, all breakable items should be wrapped individually in paper.
  • Crumpled paper should be used to cushion the bottom and sides of the carton in which breakables are being packed.
  • Plates should be stacked vertically as if they are in a dish drainer, glasses and stemware should be placed in an upright position
  • Fill all cartons to the top without overfilling, cartons that are not completely filled tend to crush when they are stacked, small spaces at the top can be filled with crumpled paper, or use towels, blankets and similar items.
  • Heavy items should be placed in the bottom of the carton lighter items on the top to prevent damage.
  • Ensure cartons are firm at the top, fold in flaps in the same manner as the bottom and seal with tape.
  • Mark the carton with you name on a side and the top, the room and a brief description of the contents for easy placement at delivery.

 

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Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.38 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 94 merchant reviews

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94 Reviews
I was impressed by the communication. IMove dealt with all my queries and requests promptly and efficiently. The crew contacted me directly to advise on their arrival and kept to time. All together a good service and reasonably priced. Thank you.
We recently used Imove International to move all of our household items from UK to Thailand, and found the entire process from initial quote to final delivery very easy. We had a sole use 20ft container, which was perfect for the contents of our 2 bedroom house. The chap who came to do the quote was able to reassure us that the container lorry would be able to reach our house ok, as that was one of our worries. The 2 man packing team arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday and set about wrapping and boxing everything. I can't speak highly enough about how hard they worked that day - it was virtually impossible to get them to stop for a tea break. The only thing it would have been useful to know in advance at that stage was that they wanted us to remove the pedals from our 4 bicycles, and turn the handlebars so that they were in line with the wheels, but it was sorted in a matter of minutes. The following day a 3 man team turned up and completed the packing. The lorry was due a 12:00, but in fact got delayed until about 3:00pm. As the weather was good, the lads moved everything out on to the front drive in the meantime, in order to make the loading faster. I had asked the neighbours to leave the communal parking area free for the day, which made it much easier for the lorry to manoeuvre when it arrived. The loading only took about 30 minutes, and we waved goodbye to our goods, en route to Felixstowe Docks. The thing that amazed me most was that there was not a single scuff mark left on the internal walls of our newly decorated house! Imove had provided us with a link to a web portal which had all the details of our shipment updated on it, including estimated arrival date in Thailand. It also included the name of the ship our container was on, and I was delighted to discover a web site (https://www.marinetraffic.com) where I could track it's progress in real time. (Note to Imove - perhaps you could add that link to your web portal?). About a week before it was due to arrive in Thailand the agent at this end contacted us and talked us through all the paperwork necessary for customs clearance at this end. The ship arrived exactly on schedule, and we visited the agent to drop off passports, ID cards, etc that they needed to clear the shipment with customs. That went very smoothly, and when we returned to the agent to collect our documents we got to meet the driver who was going to deliver the shipment to our house in northern Thailand - a 700km journey. Luckily I was able to give him our exact location on Google Maps, which avoided the hassle of trying to explain a rather obscure location. The lorry arrived exactly on schedule, at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and again it only took the 4 lads about 30 minutes to unload it. They did offer to unpack everything and remove all the packing materials, but we declined that, as most of our stuff will probably remain in boxes for the next few months while we build a new house here. So, all in all it was a very simple process, and very professionally managed.
The crew worked extra hard and returned on a Sunday to finish our packing. I can't thank them enough. Please feel free to select IMove with confidence. My bit of guidance or recommendation is to sort out the insurance ASAP.