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...

They ensured all items were placed in the correct rooms and even positioned exactly where we wanted them

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
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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?
We saw some great reviews and the price was reasonable.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
John, Robert and Gareth were fantastic. They arrived on time, were careful with all belongings and were genuinely nice guys. They moved us from 4 bed to 4 bed in under 6 hours, which is a miracle! They ensured all items were placed in the correct rooms and even positioned exactly where we wanted them. Would definitely recommend!

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
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How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Emma Fenton

The guys were so friendly and professional

I just wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for the help in moving, the guys were absolutely fantastic and we were all packed, moved and unpacked within 2 and a half hours!

The guys were so friendly and professional and really did help out a hopeless female!

I have recommended you guys to my friend who is moving so she will be calling you shortly.

Once again many thanks for everything!

Best wishes                                                                                                                                                      

Sophie O’Brien

The overall experience at a time of stress was good

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Recommended by two people who used your company.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
9/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
9/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Because of others experience

How would you rate your move team?
9/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Very pleasant. Courteous, helpful guys

How would you rate our communication?
9/10

How can we improve our service?
Not sure

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?
The overall experience at a time of stress was good 

Iris Ramsey,

They were polite and professional throughout and took the stress away from us on moving day

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Contact details - Google.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
8/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
9/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Needed to move house and was seemed the best company to do so.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
The team were absolutely fantastic. They were polite and professional throughout and took the stress away from us on moving day. They took care of everything and even found our son’s Christmas elves which was a huge help and helped settle our son into our new house.

How would you rate our communication?
8/10

How can we improve our service?
Think there are a few things pre-move day that would help.

  • A general email to say what to expect, perhaps a video that shows what will happen. Moving house is stressful enough and this would’ve helped take the edge off.
  • A text message to confirm what time the team is arriving, potentially with the team member names included - we feel this would be a nice personalised touch.

BUT - on the actual day the team were brilliant and should be praised for their efforts.

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?
John, Rob, Tyler and Anthony were brilliant, we really hope they are praised by their Management. We will recommend to anyone else moving home due to these 4 gentlemen.

Owen and Claire Ladds

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