Packing your belongings safely

There is a fine art to packing for your home move.  Read the advice from our professionals before you get started.

  • Ensure you drain fuel from items such as lawnmowers or motorbikes.
  • A colour code matching boxes to their appropriate rooms will make unpacking much easier.
  • Attach small loose parts to an item with tape or in an envelope.
  • Fill up packing boxes so they form a solid base for stacking.
  • Use good quality packing boxes and protective materials such as bubble wrap, to ensure your items are kept safe.
  • Pack books upright to avoid damaging the spines.
  • To avoid condensation, do not store clothes in plastic bags or airtight containers.
  • Label your boxes clearly on each side and mark which is the top.
  • Pack electrical items, such as televisions, in their original boxes if possible.
  • Make a list on the side of each box noting the key items inside.
  • Always carry important items such as medication with you in hand luggage, as Andrew Porter Limited cannot be held responsible for delays during transit.


Andrew Porter have now launched a dedicated laboratory relocation specialist, APort Global. As part of this there is now a dedicated web site where you can get all the up to date and relevant information about our laboratory relocation services.

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