Tips for Packing Cardboard Boxes for Moving


No more than six items, separated by paper, are to be packed per bundle (for example, plates);

To prepare a bundle:

Completely wrap each item with paper ensuring edges are adequately protected

 Wrap with paper to form a bundle of no more than six items (for example, plates);

Stow all bundles in the carton on their edge;

Pack bundles tightly together to prevent movement, but do not bow sides or tops of cartons;

To the maximum extent possible, pack items such as parts of sets, etc., in a single carton;

Seal each carton with adhesive tape as soon as it is packed, then label it

Showing:   Number of the carton; Information to identify contents and room.

Crockery and China


Dinner plates, side plates, soup bowls, sweet dishes, saucers etc. can be packed six per bundle

in the following manner:

 Place one plate on top of a sheet of paper;

 Place sheet of paper on top of plate;

 Place second plate on top of second sheet of paper;

 Repeat this process of sheet of paper, plate, sheet of paper until no more than six plates have been used;

Wrap into a bundle using two or three sheets of paper.


Wrap cups in bundles of no more than two. Use two sheets of paper per bundle. Place in carton, drinking edge down.            



 Wrap drinking glasses in bundles of no more than two. Use two sheets of paper per bundle. Place in carton, drinking edge down.

Long stemware

Stems of long-stemmed glasses and other long stemware must be reinforced, prior to wrapping in paper, by approved cushioning material.

Never lay stemware flat in cartons; always stow with drinking edge down.

Stoppers, lids, etc.

 Stoppers of decanters and lids of items such as salt and peppershakers, casserole dishes, etc. must be regarded as individual pieces of glassware.

Never wrap an item with its lid on or its stopper left in.

Small Electrical Appliances (toasters, mixers, irons, percolators etc.)

Each item is to be completely wrapped in at least two sheets of paper before being
placed in cartons.

Kitchenware (saucepans, kettles, serving utensils, cutlery etc.)

Cushioning material is not necessary when wrapping similar items in bundles. Simply
wrap the item in paper to prepare bundle
. Lids of kettles, teapots etc., can be wrapped

 Together with main items, provided lids are inverted to prevent damage to knobs.

Matched sets of saucepans and canisters may be telescoped inside each other,
provided she
ets of paper are placed between and around each item to prevent
scratching or other damage. Lids of matched sets must be packed into a separate,
telescoped bundle with sheets of paper placed between each lid.

Cutlery is to be wrapped in the groupings in which Client keeps it. For example,
everyday cutlery that is normally kept in tidies in kitchen drawers does not need to be
individually wrapped. It can be wrapped in bundles using paper.

Audio and video cassettes - Loose

These can be packed up to six per bundle in the following manner:

Place one cassette on top of a sheet of paper; and place another sheet of paper on top of the cassette. Place second cassette on top of second sheet of paper.

 Repeat this process until no more that six cassettes are stacked together. Wrap into a bundle using at least two sheets of paper.

These items in any form must be packed on their edge.

Paintings, Pictures, Wall Mirrors, Plaques etc.

 Each item is to be separately wrapped in at least two sheets of paper. While  cushioning material is not used when preparing bundles, a bed of approved

 Cushioning material must be placed between each bundle when placing bundles in  cartons. In effect, bundles float in cushioning material.

Items that is too large for cartons must be suitably wrapped in cardboard after being wrapped in paper.


 Book cartons must be used for packing books.

No cushioning material is required, except to fill in any empty space between top tier of books and lid of carton. Bundles should be placed on edge in cartons;

 However, there is no objection to laying flat bundles forming the top tier.


Lampshades must not be placed in cartons with other items. Avoid handling a lampshade's fabric.

 These fabrics deteriorate through exposure to electric light and can tear easily if handled.

Prepare the carton by placing a layer of properly crushed paper or other approved cushioning material compressed to 5 centimetres in the bottom of the carton.

 Place lampshade in an upright position (as it normally stands when in use) inside carton.  Drape lampshade with two or three sheets of paper.

Gently press properly crushed paper between lampshade and sides of carton to prevent sideways movement. Fill space between top of lampshade and carton

 With approved cushioning material to prevent upwards movement.

Home Entertainment Equipment

Pack items into their original cartons and using the original materials (if available and in good condition). Otherwise, pack into standard cartons

 (Unless individual components are too large), using the approved cushioning materials 

Televisions - Large Rear Projection or Plasma Units

These units require special preparation and handling, as they are sensitive and easily damage.

The screen must suitably boxes they must be transported in an Upright position.                                

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