Hints & tips
Colemans can offer a tailor made service to suit your personal needs which include both all and part (china, glass, breakables) packing services but if you have opted to pack your own items please ensure the boxes are taped securely along the bottom. Only half pack boxes with heavy items and pack light items on the top. Always fill boxes to the brim so they can be stacked without crushing the contents. Remember to seal the top with tape and write its contents/room name (usually on the tape across the top). If possible please place boxes in an accessible area for you removal team to load.
Fixtures and Fittings
Curtains and blinds should be taken down prior to the arrival of our removal team. Pictures and mirrors need to be taken down, wrapped for protection (either bubble wrap or picture cartons) and neatly stacked. Colemans can provide extra wrapping materials at a cost but it is advised that more expensive items should be packed by Colemans as they have the suitable materials – please see more information on the STORAGE page or ask Colemans.
All gas, water and electric appliances will need to be disconnected prior to your removal teams arrival. Colemans employees are legally prohibited from disconnecting the gas, water or electric supply. Freezers and fridges should be emptied and cleaned prior to the removal day.
Self Assembly Furniture
Your removal team will dismantle and reassemble furniture as long as this has been arranged with the estimator at the time of your quotation. However, Colemans will not dismantle or reassemble furniture which is nailed (as opposed to screwed), this will need to be done prior to the removal day.
This type of equipment is better packed in its original box. If you no longer have its specialist box please inform Colemans and they’ll liase with you.
Colemans provide “hanging wardrobe” cartons so clothing on hangers can be easily transferred straight from your wardrobe. Chest of drawers are usually moved full but please check this with your estimator. All other items of clothing should be packed into suitcases, bags and boxes. All bedding and linen should be boxed unless Colemans are providing you with a packing service.
Lofts and Attics
Colemans employees are prohibited from entering any loft or attic rooms as our insurance policy does not cover this. All contents must be declared to the estimator. You should move all contents into an accessible room prior to your removal teams arrival so they can see everything that needs to be moved and items are not forgotten.
Colemans cannot allow any items of food into storage. It is essential that you sort through your food items prior to the removal day. Please ensure packets, jars, screw tops and lids are secured with tape whilst boxing these items – don’t forget to fill these boxes to the brim to avoid crushing when stacked. Half fill boxes with heavy items and fill to the brim with lighter items. Clearly mark the top of the box with KITCHEN FOOD.
Garage and Garden Sheds
Maybe hire a skip for the rubbish as you’ll be surprised at just how much junk accumulates! All tools should be cleaned and bundled together so they are easy to manage. Colemans insurance policy does not allow them to move flammable substances, old tins of paint, creosote, diesel, petrol, paraffin, gas bottles, matches etc. All other substances should be securely sealed with tape to prevent any spillage. Make sure you drain fuel from mowers, edgers, trimmers, chainsaws etc. Wash out rubbish bins and wheelbarrows. Garden sheds, playhouses, swing-sets and greenhouses can be moved but will need to be dismantled prior to your removal day.
Plants and pots can be moved but please liase with your estimator prior to your removal as they are not covered on our insurance policy due to frost damage etc.