Packing Materials

A wide range of packing materials is available.

Packing up for your moving day

If you're doing your own packing before moving day, you will need the right materials to do the job properly. Supermarket cast-offs and old newspapers are not recommended for your precious household possessions! To make life simpler we have put together some of the packing materials you will find most useful.

Packing china, glass and other household items needs time, patience and properly designed protective materials! The bottoms often fall out of supermarket cartons, newsprint leaves black stains, and clothes travel better on rails.

Take a few minutes to look at the products available to you on this page and then get in touch to discuss your requirements. All the products are of consistent quality and have been designed specifically for household removals – you can't do better than use the same packing materials as the professionals! All cartons offered are made from recyclable board.

Choose your own packing materials

All the following items have been chosen for their versatility and usefulness. If you are not sure about what you need, consult your remover. Remember that you will usually need more cartons than you think!

Pack 2

This useful carton begins where the old tea chest finished. Use it for normal household items such as china, glass, small objects, and items from the kitchen and bathroom. It is a strong box but should not be overfilled or overloaded.

Dimensions: 457mm × 457mm × 499mm (18″ × 18″ × 20″)

Pack 6

A sturdy little carton, this one is ideal for books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, videos, fragile china, glass, porcelain and similar items which need extra care. It is an excellent all-purpose carton thanks to its roominess and ease of handling. And it is amazing value!

Dimensions: 457mm × 330mm × 330mm (18″ × 13″ × 13″)

Archive Box

A strong carton designed for storing folders and suspension files. They have a hinged lid for convenience. Tried and tested in the office moving and storage world.

Wardrobe Carton

These are tremendous items to have – even when you're not moving! Made of heavy duty (recyclable) board these sturdy wardrobes have a metal 18″ hanging rail locked-in capable of holding suits, jackets, dresses and similar clothes. They help keep your clothes in better shape than packing them flat.

Dimensions: 508mm × 457mm × 1245mm (20″ × 18″ × 49″)

Mattress Cover

For single or double mattresses, these white polythene covers are ideal to keep off dust and provide general protection. They are very quick and easy to use – and very effective.

Single mattress: 3′ 6″
Double mattress: up to 5′ 0″

Utility Bags

What do you do with blankets, duvets and other bulky items that can be squashed? Put them into one of these white polythene utility bags. Endlessly useful around the whole house but do not overfill them!

Dimensions: 610mm × 1016mm (24″ × 40″)

Paper Blankets

These strong but soft paper blankets are ideal for protecting furniture. Made from four-ply material, they are easy to use and provide gentle but firm protection. If you have any pieces you want to give extra protection to, this is the material to use.

Dimensions: 1050mm × 1800mm (41″ × 71½′)


Designed specifically to protect furniture with delicate or highly polished surfaces, Furnisoft combines all the protective qualities of bubble wrap with an extra gentle, non abrasive lining - perfect for customers searching for a modern alternative to a woollen blanket.

Bubble Wrap

This versatile material provides perfect cushioning for anything fragile. Do not use it on polished surfaces (such as a table) but for wrapping anything made of china or ceramic. Pictures, mirrors, lamps and similar items will enjoy added protection when you use bubble wrap.

750mm (30″)

Shrink Wrap

Ideal for wrapping and securing goods while in transit or storage.

White Paper

Use clean white paper for packing china, household effects, utensils – everything that needs protection. No marks, no black scuffs – it is the perfect all round packing material.

Dimensions: 508mm × 750mm (20″ × 30″)

Acid Free Paper

Designed specifically for wrapping silver, this non-tarnishing tissue paper protects your valuables while keeping them shining.

Dimensions: 508mm × 750mm (20″ × 30″)

Adhesive Tape

Just what you need when you are doing the packing, standard rolls of heavy duty tape which are ideal for taping blankets, bubble wrap and other materials as well as for taping down cartons.

Dimensions: 50mm × 66mm (2″ × 72 Yards)