Guide to Packing

Packing is the most important part of your move.

Red Truck packing

The Red Truck team can pack just a few breakables, or your entire household.

If you’d like to pack yourself, Red Truck offers a full range of boxes and packing materials to hire or buy.

  • Avoid leaving packing to the day before. Rushing can increase breakages.
  • Wrap all breakables in butchers paper before packing.
  • Plates should be packed on their side and glasses with the rim facing down.
  • Sharps should be well wrapped and easily identifiable.
  • Place heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter items on the top.
  • Make sure lids are securely fastened on any liquids and pack upright.
  • Unopened wine should be packed on its side.
  • When packing cartons try not to overfill or over pack. A good indicator is to keep all boxes under 15 kgs.
  • Use the tape that seals the box as a label. Include the room the contents will live in and two key items enclosed.
  • Make sure you have everything you need on arrival in a separate box and ensure this is packed last. Red Truck provides a priority carton for this purpose

We can help.

Just want your kitchen packed? No problem.

How about a full household pack up? Of course.

Do you have antiques or breakables that require a little extra attention? We’re here to help – opt for our breakables only packing service.

The Red Truck team are fully trained and ready to pack for you. We only use top quality packing materials and are able to tailor any packing service to meet your individual requirements.

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