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...

Heard of your good reputation

Good helpful and friendly. Keep up the good work as it is at the moment.

Why did you use us? Heard of your good reputation.

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Very patient and understanding

Neil Mars

All items professionally packed and removed

All items professionally packed and removed. Everything went smoothly. We didn't have to lift anything. Thank you to the removal men.

Why did you use us? Good reputation and reviews

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Dealt with promptly and efficiently

Jayne Brown

Extremely helpful, efficient and calm

Extremely helpful, efficient and calm. Initial enquiry was dealt with efficiently.

Why did you use us? Company’s reputation

Diana Shaw

Treated our goods with the utmost care and respect

No room for improvement in my experience.

Why did you use us? They could meet our requirements on the dates we needed at an acceptable price

Do you have any additional comments or concerns regarding any portion of the service you received?
From the minute Catherine answered the phone to deal with my query, Darren conducted the FaceTime survey of
the considerable amount of items that needed moving and gave us a quote for the job, Clive, Lee, Ant and Rob did
our packing then, joined by Paul and Alan on day two to effect the move, unloaded everything, we did not have one
anxious moment during what can be a stressful experience. Everyone, especially the six involved in the move, was
unfailingly polite, could not have been more helpful and treated our goods with the utmost care and respect.
Hopefully, the supply of tea, coffee and carbonated beverages on day two, were some sort of recompense for a job
well done. In short, Top Job, boys and a BIG thank you is due. Looking ahead, if we move again, hopefully not
anytime soon, we'd have no hesitation is using this company again.

Catherine, the lady who took the initial enquiry call, could not have been more helpful and inspired confidence in your company.

Adrian Milledge

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