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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 4.40 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 83 merchant reviews

4.40 / 5 Rating
83 Reviews
Very simple and the guys excellent
Bad experience with iMove. They said we would need 2 extra men because of difficult access and unnecessarily charged us extra. But the men that turned up said no extra help was required. But Nikki didn't care and wouldn't refund us. This topped up an overall bad experience anyway. They (Nikki) did not once call to update us on where our goods were or to inform us of delivery date. I had to follow up each time and got canned and even rude responses to these queries. Would not use again.
We used this company for our move from London to Auckland (NZ). The experience was really good at first, but when we received our boxes in Auckland, one was missing with parts for our baby's cot. At first they wouldnt want to hear anything as I didnt subscribe to an insurance (I didnt complain about the various things that arrived broken, but i thought delivering all the 25 boxes without missing one was the bare minimum we could expect from a moving company), I then had to escalate and speak to someone higher in the hierarchy, they first told me that they would cover the cost for replacing the cot...and then went silent. After 2 months I had to send them an email every week to have an update and it was always "we ll come back in a few days" (of course they did not) ... more than 2 months after my complaint (and 6 months after they collected the boxes in London to send them to Auckland) we are now left without a cot bed for our 10 month old baby and we have to buy another one for £300 as they cant replace the parts or even refund the cost. Needless to say that I am very disappointed, we paid top money for that move hoping it would go well but not only did they lose a box but the interaction to try and get a refund was very slow and painful. There are so many other moving companies, I would strongly advise to go with someone else.