Meadows International Removals

Scotlands Shipping Specialist for over 30 Years

0131 555 0000

Packing Tips

Your items will have to be packed securely to withstand the rigours of transit.

Some tips on packing your belongings:

  • Choose the most appropriate carton; it should be strong with enough space to fit padding round the sides
  • Use quality bubble wrap, wrapping paper and soft fabrics such as towels, clothing or linen to fill any gaps and pack around fragile items
  • Place breakable items in the centre of the carton as the sides and edges will get the most knocks and bumps
  • Make sure there are no spaces in the carton and that everything is fitted together as tightly as possible to prevent damage from movement during transit
  • Don’t take any chances with damaged cartons and keep sharp objects away from the sides of the carton as they could pierce through and harm handlers and damage other carton
  • We recommend that you avoid packing liquids such as wine, spirits or perfumes in the cartons as there is a chance that if liquids escape they could damage your and others belonging (Please read through our Standard Liability for items not covered
  • After packing, make sure there is no rattling or movement with the carton by gently shaking it
  • Seal your carton thoroughly with specially designed packing tape to ensure a strong seal during the whole transi
  • Label every carton with your name, destination address, carriers reference number, carton number and tota number of cartons in shipment (e.g. carton 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3. Place an extra label inside your carton just in case the outer one gets defaced
  • Make sure you have shipping insurance to cover anything that may go wrong