When you book Fergusons to undertake your move, remember our staff know how to pack and move personal effects - they do it every day. You may feel that you would rather pack and carry a precious china service yourself, but it could just as easily end in (uninsured) tears. Be sure to discuss your packing requirements in great detail, and make sure they are confirmed in the quotation.

Please find below a packing checklist to make your move a little easier. Alternatively, to receive a quote guide from Fergusons Removals, please click here.


Gather boxes in all sizes from friends, neighbours, and stores, or click on the link to FergySpace to see materials that can be ordered online.
Collect cushioning material such as bubble wrap, styrofoam pellets, furniture pads, old blankets, plastic bags, tissue paper, newspaper, and small towels to use as padding inside boxes.
Create a "portable packing kit" with marking pens, a tape measure, packing tape, twine, and scissors. Carry it with you as you pack up items around your home.
Reinforce the bottom of boxes with extra tape for added strength.
Label each box with the name of the room in your new home where it should be placed.
List the contents of the box on the side of it.
Number the boxes and keep a list of which boxes go in which room in your new home.
Label boxes containing fragile items with large red lettering.
Place china in plastic bags and stack plates upright on their sides, not flat.
Pack heavy items into their own smaller boxes and place lighter items together into larger boxes. (Don't pack all your books into one box!)
Don't move flammable combustible, corrosive, or explosive items such as paint or petrol.
Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food, and drinks). Keep it in an easy-to-find place when you pack.
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