Before you pack, Walker’s representative can give you some helpful advice, gathered from decades of experience.
It’s hugely important for a successful move to discuss packing with a Walker’s representative.
- First, decide what Walkers will pack and what you could manage yourself. A couple good rules of
thumb are that if it is breakable, leave it to Walkers; or if it is heavy or bulky, leave it to Walkers.
- If you decide to do some of your own packing, you should start well in advance of moving day to avoid
a last minute rush.
- Phone Walkers to ask for specialised Walkers cartons; packing material such as paper and bubble wrap, packaging
tape and marking pens.
- Walkers can provide recycled for the budget orientated as long as we have stock or new, clean twin-cushioned cartons in assorted sizes – a necessity.
- Warning Fruit boxes do not travel well and are illegal if you are moving to WA or South Australia.
Plastic rubbish bags often burst.
- If it’s possible, items that will go together in your new home (eg kitchen crockery) should be
packed in the same carton.
- Heavy items should be packed in Walker’s heavy duty cartons.
- A time-saving tip is to clearly mark on at least the top and one side of each carton which room is its final destination (eg, main bedroom).
- Items must not protrude above the level of the packing carton.
- You should fill the carton to about three-quarters full or within 5cm from the top to allow for cushioning.
- One box should be clearly marked to be unloaded first. It’s for items you will require immediately upon arrival
at your new home. Walker’s priority carton is specially designed to standout for this purpose.
- A specific area in your home should be set up for all items not to be moved. Tell the removalist about
this area when they arrive.
- Remember, whatever you pack, pack only unbreakables, as your insurance may not cover you for owner-packed
breakages – check your policy.
- Leave the packing of mirrors or valuable paintings to the experts – Walkers
- Be as prepared as possible for Walker’s professional packers.
- Unpacking After a long-distance removal, make sure you account for the number of items received and their condition.
- Any discrepancies should be noted on both yours and the removalist’s copy of the inventory and condition report
- Walker’s unpacking service will remove your goods from the cartons and crates onto a flat surface. The
cartons and other packing materials will be removed.
- If necessary, don’t hesitate to ask a Walker’s representative for more information on our Valet unpacking service. Valet ladies will unpack your new home in just one day or 2 if you need it ask us about options.
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