Professional Packing Service
Prepare for your home move with packing materials from Riverbank. For small boxes, bubble wrap, even bespoke cases and crates for your valuable possessions; we have it all.
To make your home move as easy as possible, our team of professional movers are able to assist you throughout your relocation experience. Whether you’ve chosen to pack your possessions personally, or you require the help of our friendly removal crews to pack for you, we offer a variety of different services to accommodate your needs.
To take the stress out of your home move, we suggest using our full export packing service. Our removers will carefully pack and transport your belongings to their new home giving you the chance to take a well-deserved break. If you prefer to do the packing yourself, we can provide you with competitively priced essentials such as heavy duty cartons, book cartons, tape, bubble wrap and much more.
At Riverbank, we understand your home move concerns. Ensuring your valuables reach their final destination in one piece can cause worry. If you have heirlooms, antiques, paintings or other personal possessions that require extra care, let our movers create bespoke crates and cases for you.
Although Riverbank will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.
Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable).
Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.
Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor.
Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.
Self assembly furniture:
If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.
Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.
Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.
China & glass:
Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.
Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along:
If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.
There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.