We will conduct any level of packing required, from one or two treasured items to the contents of a full house. Our highly experienced packers use the latest protective materials and packing techniques and are so efficient they can pack up most houses in a single day. Packing is conducted one day before your removal.
Before any packing begins, it is always a good idea to decide if there are any items you wish to dispose of. These can be sent to Thomas R. Callan’s Auction Services or donated to a charity shop.
Any clothing on hangers may remain on them as Callan’s will provide portable wardrobes with rails. It could not be easier, just transfer your hanging clothes into the large cartons.
They are sealed and loaded into the van, just unloading at the other end. All other items of clothing should be packed into suitcases as if preparing for a holiday. Generally, chests of drawers containing clothes can be moved full but please remove jewellery, cosmetics and cosmetics.
The removal teams use protective soft waterproof stretch on covers for three piece suites and dining tables. Quilted bags for L.C.D. televisions and pianos and mattress covers for beds. These are all used in combination with protective thick soft removal blankets to ensure the very best of care of your furnishings.
Callan’s can also provide export wrap, a material and technique used for overseas shipping. This practice is highly protective for fragile items and high gloss lacquered furniture.
Cookers, washing machines, fridges, and freezers should all be disconnected, drained, and dried prior to our arrival. To avoid damage, the drum of the automatic washing machine must be stabilised with the manufacturer's brackets supplied. If your removal is local, i.e. 20 miles distance, fridges and freezers can be packed into the removal van last and therefore can be taken off and plugged in first to avoid defrosting. It is advisable to run down stocks as much as possible, Callan’s nor our insurers will accept responsibility for any deterioration of food stuffs.
Food cannot be taken into storage. When preparing for a direct removal from one house to another care should be taken to ensure packets, together with lids of jars and screw tops of bottles are properly and safely secured.
China, Glass & Ornamental
If you have requested a packing service, glass, china, ornaments and decorative ware can be left in cupboards and on shelves ready for packing if this is preferable, or if you wish to assist, ornaments, other decorative or fragile items of note can be placed on table tops and kitchen worktops ready for packing.
Callan’s removal crews will place packed boxes in the relevant rooms around the house, making it easy for customers to unpack at their leisure. However, if you prefer Callan’s will conduct any level of unpacking from one or two boxes of treasured possessions to the full unpacking of all boxes.
Our trained packers can either leave unpacked items on tables and kitchen worktops or can neatly place them into cabinets and cupboards under your instructions. All boxes and packing materials will be taken away leaving your new home clutter free and ready for living in.