Moving Boxes, Packing & Furniture Protection
The Moving Company utilises a broad range of moving boxes and packaging materials designed for optimum protection, cushioning and strength during the moving process.
We have a wide range of packaging materials specifically designed for the packing and protection of personal and household effects. From Porta Robes – large cartons with a wardrobe bar for hanging clothes – to TV factory carton equivalents that have polystyrene inserts formed to the size of your television. We have bike cartons, sports equipment cartons, and priority cartons which are used for important or personal items you need to identify as soon as your delivery commences.
|Packing Material||Type of Packing||Benefits|
|Port-a-robe||Skirts, shirts, trousers, suits, etc.||Prevents creases and wrinkles and clothing remains on hangers|
|Priority cartons||Remotes, keys, computer cables, documents or the jug||Fast access to the items you need first|
|Tube wrapping||Fragile china, crystal, ornaments and glasses||The best protection against chips, cracks and breakage|
|Artworks, pictures and mirrors||Protects against chips, scratching or broken glass and frames|
|Protective bubble wrap||Tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, whiteware/appliances||Maximum protection against chipping and scratching|
|TV cartons||TV packing cartons with polystyrene inserts||Maximum protection equivalent to original factory packaging|
|Golf bag carton||Golf bag and clubs||Maximum protection and fast access|
|Bicycle cartons||All bikes||Maximum protection|
|Dining chair protectors||Fabric dining chairs||Prevents fluff attaching to the fabric from protective felt pads|
|Mattress protectors||From king to single beds||Maximum protection against wear from handling and transit|
Self Packing Vs Professional Packing
We are often asked if owners can pack for themselves. The short answer is yes, you can do your own packing for moves within New Zealand, however most customers do leave it to us. Packing is priced as an option in your moving quote, and we believe you'll find the price to be a pleasant surprise.
Our professional packing teams protect items such as china, plastics and books in paper before stowing them in cartons. All packing takes place in your home, and with the exception of 'same day' local moves, each package or carton is sequentially numbered with labels prior to loading, which provides tracking information and inventory management including reference numbers, your name, your destination and your move date.
For delicates and stemware such as wine glasses and cocktail glasses, we wrap each individual item with tissue and paper before placing the items in corrugated cardboard tubes.
Specified delicate or fragile items get customised protection.
Priority cartons are used for important items such as bed legs, bolts from dismantled furniture, and remote controls to ensure they are easy to locate in your new home.
Pictures are individually wrapped in bubble wrap. One or more pictures or mirrors are placed into an adjustable size picture carton or crated where necessary.
TVs are shape wrapped with bubble wrap, then placed inside a special TV carton with polystyrene inserts for maximum stability and protection.
Clothes are placed flat into clothing cartons. Clothes can remain on their hangers and the arms are folded in. Or clothes remain on their hangers in a port-a-robe.
Purpose made cartons to fit golf bags, sports equipment and bikes.
Mattresses and bases are placed inside heavy-gauge plastic mattress bags. Lounge suites are placed inside heavy-gauge plastic lounge suite bags.
Furniture wrapping involves shape wrapping individual items with bubble wrap.
For international removals, lounge suites are shape wrapped with bubble wrap for maximum protection. Beds are placed in heavy-gauge plastic protectors.
For city to city and international removals, stainless steel appliances and whiteware are shape wrapped with bubble wrap for maximum protection.
Where recommended or requested, wooden crates will be custom-built for the provision of utmost care and protection.
For local and city to city removals, items are protected with furniture removal pads. Goods are loaded tightly and strapped into our removal vehicles or steel shipping containers to avoid movement. Shipping containers are secured and sealed with high-density steel locking bolts.
For international removals, goods are loaded into steel shipping containers, secured and sealed with high-density steel locking bolts. Read more about International Shipping.
We can move your motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer boat, jet ski, caravan, or trailer anywhere in New Zealand, or ship it to any destination in the world. We know all about import regulations can assist you with this process. Read more about Car & Boat Transport.
Your pet is a precious part of your family and they need to find their way safely to their new home too. With our carefully chosen service partners, we can arrange the national and international relocation of your beloved pets. Read more about Pet Transport and Pet Boarding.
On delivery day you may have many other priorities and focuses, and may not have time for packing, setting up the kitchen and linen cupboards, organising the books back on to shelves, making the beds or sorting the kids toys.
We have the solution. The Finishing Touch valet unpacking service will transform your new home from what may feel chaotic, to an organised comfortable home, normally within just one day. This service ensures all cartons are completely unpacked and the contents orderly placed on shelves or in cupboards or display units. The packing gear is then immediately removed.
The service is so good that some customers have requested us to supply this service to reorganise their kitchens and cupboards every year!
If your moving destination is overseas, to another city, or via storage, The Moving Company prepares an inventory of all your possessions being moved. Every package is recorded on an itemised inventory list at your home during the packing phase, and checked against the list at your new home. It is also used by customs and quarantine if applicable.
Each carton or package is individually labelled and recorded in numerical order. Our labels record your name, origin, destination and internal move reference number, allowing us to track your belongings throughout the moving process.
Finally, as part of our inventory management, we make a record of any existing marks on furniture and appliances. Our inventory lists are prepared to customs, quarantine and insurance company standards, so we will need to know the contents of cartons you have packed yourself.