How To Pack Your Boxes

General Packing

Make sure all items are completely dry prior to packing.
Line bottom of box with cushioning material to a minimum depth of 5cm, if the items being packed are heavy or you are concerned, add to the depth of the cushioning material.

Place a layer of cushioning material to a depth of 5cm between each tier of articles packed in the box.

Fill empty spaces in sides of box with cushioning material.
Fill in empty space between top tier and lid of box with cushioning material to a minimum depth of 5cm, avoid over loading. Stow heaviest items on the bottom and lightest on the top.

No more than 6 items (separated by packing paper) should be packed per bundle.

Preparing a Bundle

  1. Completely wrap each item with packing paper ensuring that edges are adequately protected.
  2. Wrap with packing paper to form a bundle of no more than 6 items. e.g. plates.

Stow all bundles in box on edge.

Pack bundles tightly together to prevent movement, but do not “bow” sides or tops of boxes.

Seal the box with packing tape immediately it is packed, then label with a sticker or by marker pen showing;-Your Name

  • Brief Description of Contents
  • Room where box is to be placed on delivery
  • Destination (i.e. Sydney)
  • Ensure the outside of the container is marked to identify which way is up, if not obvious.

HINT: Remember the weight of the box when you are finished packing! Injuries through strains etc. must be avoided. On average a normal box of household effect should not exceed around 15-18kgs. If you feel this will be exceeded, see if you can dismantle the packable item into smaller lots and pack into two or more boxes. Remember, household goods are loaded by hand, not forklift!