Self packing for your removal

While many of our customers choose our full or partial packing services, many also choose to pack their belongings themselves. Packing your belongings can be a way to save a bit of the cost of moving - but only if you do it well. If you don't pack your belongings safely during the process of moving they can break or become damaged, which can cost you more in the long run through buying replacement items. And, unfortunately, some things just can't be replaced.

Hazardous materials

We can’t transport things like paints and other potentially hazardous substances that you might have in your garage or shed. If you want to move these you should pack them carefully in plastic containers and decide how to move them yourself as our insurance doesn’t allow us to do this for you. 

Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage stafford How To Pack For Your Removal

Removal boxes

Having good removal boxes is the first step to ensuring your packing and removal day goes well. We will advise you on boxes for your removal at the time you book to ensure you have enough of the right cartons for your needs.

Even if you're not moving with Britannia Goodwins International Removals & Storage, you can purchase removals boxes from us.

Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage stafford How To Pack For Your Removal
Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage stafford How To Pack For Your Removal

Are you packing your own belongings?

Our top tips

  • Start as early as possible – this is an excellent time to discard items you don’t want or haven’t used for a while.
  • Tackle one room at a time. Sort items into 3 categories: pack the things you want to keep and sort the rest into “give to charity” or “throw away”.
  • You can pack most possessions that aren’t needed on a daily basis.
  • Take time to pack carefully, especially fragile items like plates and glasses. Use plenty of packing paper. The best way to pack plates, for example, is to put a layer of crumpled up paper in the base of the box. Wrap each plate individually, stack the plates sideways and place an additional layer of crumpled paper on top before you seal the box.
  • Don’t forget to label the box FRAGILE - CHINA AND GLASS.
  • Please remember to empty and defrost your fridge and freezer. 
  • We can supply you with special wardrobe boxes to put your hanging clothes in as your wardrobes and cupboards need to be empty when we move them.
  • Have you any items that need to be dismantled before moving e.g. bookshelves? If so, remember to keep any screws and fittings in a clearly labelled bag. 

Storage and Packing

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Removal quote appointment booking service

Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 01785 251161 and speaking with one of our Stafford and Cheshire removals specialists.

How are our appointments carried out

In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

See what our customers think of us...

Very friendly and careful when packing

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Stafford

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Well known name and have used before

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

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Very friendly and careful when packing

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
You cannot

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Excellent and on time

John Arthur

Best quote with excellent service

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Excellent reviews - found you online.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Best quote with excellent service

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Darren and Robert were both amazing, they made our day run so smoothly. We felt so comfortable with them both, and we greatly appreciated that we could go out and get some lunch whilst they unloaded. Would 1000% recommend Britannia Goodwins to anyone.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
5*

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10                                                                                                                                

Kerryn Martin

I hope I don't have to move again soon, but if I do I know who I am calling to help.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Online reviews and word of mouth from a friend

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Best reviews and best prices

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Both when they packed up my stuff and when they delivered it 4 months later the teams were friendly and helpful. It made a stressful experience so much better.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
A bit better integration on the online system for paying, but honestly the whole process was easy

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Moving my stuff into storage without knowing how long it would take for the house sale to go through, my experience with Britannia Goodwins made a tough situation so much easier and better. They packed up my house quickly and efficiently, with a great attitude. Then when it was delivered it was so fast, and they remembered me even though it had been 4 months. They were able to transport tricky items up and down stairs, and didn't break or lose anything. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but if I do I know who I am calling to help.

Chelsea Slater

Friendly, efficient and helpful

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
I knew Robert Goodwin and the good reputation.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Excellent reputation

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Friendly, efficient and helpful

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Better online forms maybe?

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Nothing really

Brian Woods

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