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Guide for Packing Work

Few people look forward to packing, and we’re glad to say some of them work for us. Most clients dread packing up their home or office, but not our dedicated teams.


To make things easier, the M25 group offers a full range of packing crates and complete packing services. In this section, we’ll explain the process step by step. You can skip this section and move straight to our packages breakdown.

Guide for Packing Work

Important note

This is a description of how we work, to plan for self-packing work just change remove the ‘we’ from each sentence 🙂  

  • Pre-Packing Work
  • Packing Work
  • This and That

To understand packing, let’s first look at the tools of the trade – what our professional teams bring with them as part of the packing service.

  • Plastic crates of all sizes
  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Picture boxes
  • Padding supplies
  • Wrapping sheets/offcuts
  • Labelling stickers
  • Marking pen 🙂

We always recommend our clients pack a suitcase or box for each family member a few days before the move. Include personal hygiene items, a towel and washcloth, some soft clothing such as sweatshirt and pants, and two complete changes of clothes, plus anything else they’re going to need for the first couple of days while everything is still in crates.

This way, they’ve got a survival pack until their new home is put in order. These crates or suitcases need to be kept in a safe place where they’ll not get mixed in with everything that’s being moved. A good place is in the car or even farther away, at work or a neighbor’s house. Bring them with you to your new home.

When we arrive, we’ll create a spacious packing station at the current residence. The open space is where we arrange all the packed items and expedite the packing process. This is where we’ll keep all of our crates, packing materials, pens, tape, and labels. We’ll take photos of complicated setups, like the back of the TV/Kids’ play area/bed-frames, etc.

As we pack each crate and seal it, we put a number on it, in addition to the room label and contents. This way, if we have X number of crates, we’ll know when one is missing, in addition to being able to tell the client just how many crates we have.

We wrap each item properly with enough layers of wrapping sheets. Items are placed inside a crate with extreme care in the best position possible to avoid damage. Heavier items will be placed on the bottom and lighter items on the top. We’ll get as many items as possible in each crate to cut down on the number of crates we’ll need. We’re not in the job of packing air!

We pack heavy items such as books, toys, etc., in small crates. However, we’re conscious of not overpacking crates as they can get too heavy to handle carefully.

We pack fragile or breakable items with extra care and attention. If required, we use more layers of wrapping/bubble wraps. The last thing anyone wants is liquid spills, so we wrap bottle caps with cling film to prevent leaking.

We use wrapping paper to fill empty spaces of crates or crates. We make sure to pack everything that belongs in a particular room together in a room-labeled crate. This makes unpacking easier once we get where we’re going. We methodically pack one room at a time, packing smaller items first to get them out of the way. Carefully marking and taping each crate so we can find everything when we unpack.

Once done with the crates, we start taking apart any large items. Place all hardware in double-thick Ziploc bags, according to the contents and room. All the bags are kept in one crate with the proper tools – Allen keys, screwdrivers, pliers, etc. This makes it easier to put everything back together when we have moved you in.

We make sure we keep the box of hardware and tools in a central place where everyone can find them. This will make re-assembling much easier. Place the small things like video earplugs, remote controls, crates of nails and stuff we will need immediately after moving in.

We start with the kitchen and move through your home one room at a time. Smaller crates are used for the loose things we find as we empty drawers from the kitchen, desks, or table drawers throughout the house. crates or crates are labeled according to contents and the rooms they belong in and are then securely closed and taped.

We pack an “open first” crate last. This usually includes the items you’ve been using until the last moments in your old home. Think about small handy things we might want access to before we unpack all the crates. It may also be helpful to add items such as dish soap, a roll of paper towels, Kleenex, a couple of pens, scissors, plastic/paper plates/forks, a bottle opener, a pan, etc.

Keep in mind that people will need to wash their hands, eat, and shower long before we’re done unpacking on the other end of the move. Having this crate will make that simple.

Power strips, extension cords and adapters are kept in one specific crate, so they’re easier to find later.

Screws or bolts are put back into an item after it has been taken apart. This way, we can connect the bed or put the lampshade back immediately instead of searching for them. Once done, we look in each room with the client to make sure everything’s been removed. When we’re sure each room is cleared, then it’s time to shut the door and leave! We try to organise the van by room to make unpacking easier.

As movers, we’re methodical. We keep everything in similar places, packing up room by room. While we may mix things up to make sure everything fits and the most convenient way to get things in and out of our van. We disassemble and wrap the furniture. One of the benefits of our packing team is that they know how to handle bunk beds stuck in the kids’ room. We take down furniture into the most convenient, easily transported parts, pad the pieces safely, and put everything back together when we arrive.

We package things so that they can’t move in the crate or van. Things break when they are allowed to move around, bouncing off other objects. A good mover understands that packing tightly isn’t just about saving space. It’s about a snug, tight fit. If we pack it, we’re responsible for any damage. As professionals, we have the expertise to ensure that doesn’t happen. That said, should something happen, we have the responsibility to reimburse for any damages incurred.

Our teams account for everything as it enters and leaves the van. As professional movers, we log every crate and item, giving you peace of mind that everything will get safely to your new home. This sort of double-checking is crucial, especially on big or complicated multi-van or cross-country moves.

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The Package Breakdown

  • Package 1
  • Package 2
  • Package 3

Full packing Service

Why waste time? Let’s go straight to the best and most common option;

the work

In this package, we will pack everything and I mean everything. Do not sit in one place for too long as you might be in danger of getting shrink-wrapped. The team will handle all aspects of the work, not just packing crates and boxes. This service includes wrapping all furniture with moving pads, shrinkwrap all upholstery and getting the home ready for transport. For more detailed and fun reading, please go here.   

The Supply

Same as above, nothing for you to do. We got it covered. Pun intended.   

Here is the list of all supply we using;

The Schedule

For homes larger than two bed flat and for clients who are moving outside London we recommend to schedule the packing work for the day before moving day. Moving day is stressful enough. Just imagine a situation when the removal company of the buyer is showing up and we haven’t even finished the packing yet.

Fragile packing only

This package fits businesses such as restaurants, international shipping companies or just clients who enjoy packing their goods but need professional help with the breakable.

the work

In this package, we will pack everything breakable in the house, kitchen, pictures and electronic items such as T.V set and sounds systems. The team will handle all aspects of the work, not just packing crates and boxes; this service can also include wrapping all furniture with moving pads, shrinkwrap all upholstery and getting the home ready for transport. For more detailed and fun reading, please go here.   

Example of items that are not included;

The Supply

Same as above, nothing for you to do. We got it covered. Literally.

Here is the list of all supply we using;

The Schedule

For homes larger than two bed flat and for clients who are moving outside London we recommend to schedule the packing work for the day before moving day. Moving day is stressful enough. Just imagine a situation when the removal company of the buyer is showing up and we haven’t even finished the packing yet.

Everything but fragile

This package fits commercial clients of all types, offices, or just clients who enjoy packing their own breakable but don’t feel like dealing with the rest.

the work

In this package, we will pack everything unbreakable in the house, wardrobes, linen cupboards, bookshelves, etc. The team will handle all aspects of the work, not just packing crates and boxes; this service can also include wrapping all furniture with moving pads, shrinkwrap all upholstery and getting the home ready for transport. For more detailed and fun reading, please go here.   

Example of items that are not included;

The Supply

Same as above, nothing for you to do. We got it covered. Pun intended. 

Here is the list of all supply we using;

The Schedule

For homes larger than two bed flat and for clients who are moving outside London we recommend to schedule the packing work for the day before moving day. Moving day is stressful enough. Just imagine a situation when the removal company of the buyer is showing up and we haven’t even finished the packing yet.

And then…I think we’re done. Great job, everyone!

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