Self Pack Removals

Storage Solutions WA offers you an economical alternative to traditional removalist companies when moving interstate. We deliver a 20'FT (6m) container to your house, place it on the ground for easy packing, then return once you have finished to collect and transport it to your destination using our Australia wide network.

Delivered to you

In between houses can store at our container park.

Advantages

  • Pack in own time
  • Loading ground level
  • Can organise road and rail transport in Australia.

20ft Container Features

  • Moving containers feature door to door drop off and collection service
  • Use of our premium grade containers for your move
  • Option to purchase then use your own shipping container
  • Cost effective
  • 32 Cubic Metre Containers of Storage (allow up to 28 Cubic Metres as it’s difficult to pack to the roof and corners)
  • We can store the container at our depots if you are between properties or have not settled on a new property
  • We can move you anywhere in Australia
Pack your own Container for easy interstate moves!

U Pack and Loading Tips

One of the biggest concerns expressed by our clients when considering our self load removal service is the protection of their possessions from damage during the removal. It is obviously very important that you do everything possible to protect your possessions from damage or loss during the packing and loading process. The simple answer to this concern is smart packing and smart loading.

The correct use of packaging and wrapping materials and a basic knowledge of simple loading techniques are a very important part of your preparation prior to and during the loading of your container. Packing and loading is not rocket science and with the application of a little common sense your possessions will arrive at their destination safely.

Small or fragile items should always be packed into boxes. The following principles apply to packing boxes;

  • If it will fit into a box, put it in a box
  • If it is potentially breakable, make sure that it is wrapped separately and that a padded barrier of crushed paper is placed between it, other items and the sides of the box
  • Each box should be full (but not over full) when you seal it. Use crushed paper to fill it if you have to
  • Heavy items go into small boxes and light items go into any box
  • Always think ‘heavy to the bottom and light to the top’ when packing or stacking boxes
  • If you can’t easily lift and carry a box, it is too heavy and may burst and damage the contents or it may even hurt you while you are carrying it
  • Never interlock the flaps on boxes. Always seal boxes with opposite side flaps folded toward each other so that the box will sit flat and be stable when stacked
  • Never list the contents of a box on the box. Give it a number and keep a separate list of the contents of each box
  • Have one box marked 'Priority' containing those things that you will need first, i.e. bed legs, TV remote, kettle and tea/coffee making items and load it last so that it is unloaded first

Similar principles apply to loading larger furniture items;

  • Again, heavy to the bottom and light to the top
  • If you are going to want it out first, load it last (mattresses and fridge?)
  • If it might be damp, dry it as best you can before loading. An open box of bicarbonate of soda taped inside the fridge and washing machine will help to absorb moisture and soak up smells. Use a rolled tea towel to wedge the fridge door slightly open and ‘aired’ during transit
  • There is less chance of damage or soiling to soft furnishings if you place them inside plastic furniture covers before loading
  • Polished wooden furniture, white goods and anything that can’t be packed into a box should be wrapped in blankets and packed tightly together so as to avoid movement during transit
  • Use the multiple tie off points in your container to regularly tie the load back while loading. Where possible use flat webbing straps to tie the load off rather than rope which can score furniture
  • Use your mattresses to protect your white goods during transit
  • Remember, if the load is packed loosely and moves there is a chance of damage. If it doesn’t move it won’t get damaged

We have a huge range of storage solutions to suit your needs.
Contact us today to find out more.

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