He-Van, Movers of the Universe is a Brighton Removals company operating in the Brighton and Worthing areas of Sussex. We are involved in helping people and businesses move to and from the Brighton and Worthing area and we have met many customers over the years, and we remember many of the discussions that we have had. One discussion in particular that is always talked about, is the way customers have packed or rather have not packed.  So, what better a subject to write about, than giving readers some top packing tips for moving to help them along their removal journey. Remember that if you are thinking of using a Brighton Removals service for your move, be sure to check out our Brighton Removals page (www.brighton-removals.co.uk), affectionally known as He-Van, Movers of the Universe Ltd.

Firstly, let’s discuss some packing tips, to get you started.

Often you will find that people that are moving are happy to finally arrive in their new home after an exhausting day or week. Some customers don’t mind that their dinner plates and china are chipped or that there is a scratch on the coffee table, or their favourite lampshade has been flattened or has residues of dirty fingerprints. Well, at He-Van’s Brighton Removals service, that’s not how we think, there’s actually no reason why your household goods should become casualties of the move. With care and attention and a little bit of planning and reading some packing tips, you and your belongings will both arrive in top-notch condition.

You may just have a quick move ahead of you but if you have a lot of items, a little common sense goes a long way. Think in your mind and visualise the journey ahead. Think of a stack of dishes in a box in the back of the van. No matter how well the sides of a box are padded, a firm up-and-down jolt could in theory crack the entire stack. On the other hand, dishes packed on their edge and surrounded / cushioned by bubble wrap or paper have a much better chance of survival!

A Brighton removals company will and should of course take great care with all your belongings but it’s always a good thing to take that extra bit of care your end to protect your belongings as they should be. Removal men will move boxes carefully, but the boxes still need to be packed well and packed in sturdy double walled boxes that don’t crush, and that is down to the packer.

Purchasing Packing Materials

It also pays to purchase the right packing materials in the long run. Sturdy boxes, wardrobe boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap can be purchased via our website. As well as these items you could also use crumpled newspaper, blankets, and pillows; even clothing can serve as a buffer between breakable objects.

To conclude, If you value it! Look after it! Use whatever you can use to do the job effectively. Reading these packing tips is just the start, now it’s time to plan ahead. There is always so much to think about amongst everything else that needs to be thought about when it comes to moving home, packing is just one area to consider. The big question to ask yourself is, do I get someone in to do it for me or shall I do it myself? Remember, if you pay a removal company to pack for you, you should be covered under their insurance, that’s just one big benefit.  

To be continued…