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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 4.52 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 71 merchant reviews

4.52 / 5 Rating
71 Reviews
I booked this company in good faith as they claim to be experts to removals to Spain from the UK. They failed to wrap my expensive furniture, art work and mirrors on collection and I had to stop them for loading them into the van until I wrapped them myself as best as I could and at my own expense. I also made it clear when I booked the job that I leaved in the mountain in Andalucia and asked whether they could do the job; they assured me that there would not any problem. It turned out that when the stuff was supposed to be delivered to the property, the van driver which was hired was totally inexperienced at driving on mountain roads and the van booked was simply too big; half of my stuff was left on the side of the road in the dust and under the sun for hours as my husband was left to watch over it whilst the driver tried to deliver half to the house. When time came to deliver the second half, the driver refused to do so and all the goods were loaded back to the van to be taken to a storage area some 200 kms away. The following day Imove International advised me that they could not find another driver to deliver to the house and that I would have to organise collection at my own expense. I am extremely disappointed with the service given and I would advise anyone to avoid this company like the plague! I would not even give a 1 star rating...
Made the process of organising the move easy.
It took some time to arrange our move from the UK, but Imove were so helpful, understanding, and efficient throughout. We received a really great, friendly service, our belongings were shipped quickly with minimal notice, pick up and drop off were smooth and stress free. All the staff I dealt with at Imove kept me informed from day one, and provided an excellent service. I highly recommend.