Packing Services

Leave packing your valuables up to the experts.

New Zealand Van Lines offers a range of packing services to help make your moving experience smoother. Our FIDI-accredited international packers have years of experience under their belts, so you can rest easy that they’ll do their utmost to ensure the safe delivery of your belongings to their final destination.

  • Professional Pack
    Sit back and relax while we do all the hard work for you.

  • Breakables Only
    If you’re worried that your great-great-grandmother’s vase might get broken during your big move, relax as we carefully pack your most precious belongings while you look after the rest.

  • Owner Pack
    If you don’t have much to pack or you’re quietly confident in your own packing abilities, the Owner Pack option is perfect for students or flat movers looking to keep costs down.

Moving house but don’t know where to start? Here are some packing tips that will give you a head-start.

Before you start packing, get rid of everything you don’t want to take with you. Sell items that are in good condition, return things that don’t belong to you, or donate unwanted clothing, kitchenware and toys to your local charity store.

Pack Carefully
Make the unpacking process easier by keeping like items together, like books with magazines or kitchenware with ornaments. When you dismantle furniture, place the legs and screws into a zip-lock bag so you don’t lose them. Always pack light items like bedding into large containers and heavier items like books or tools into smaller cartons. Be kind to your back: never overload your boxes.

Labelling Cartons
Make it easier on yourself and your moving team by labeling the carton for the room it needs to go to at your new home (e.g. kitchen, master bedroom, office). Label the carton with a brief description of its contents, and if it contains anything breakable, add ‘FRAGILE’.

Cartons & Packing Materials
Use good strong cartons and boxes. When wrapping breakables, use clean white paper: newspaper will leave ink stains. Seal your cartons with packing tape. We can provide high-quality cartons and tissue paper; just ask your moving consultant.

Packing of Cartons
Start by scrunching up paper and placing it into the bottom of the carton to create a cushion for your belongings. Wrap all breakables individually in several layers of paper. Never stack glasses inside each other; place them upright in the carton (not on their sides) to avoid breakage. Plates and dishes can be wrapped together with layers of paper between. If there’s more than one layer in a carton, put a layer of scrunched-up paper between each layer for added protection. Finally, add another layer of scrunched-up paper, then seal the carton with packing tape.

Make sure to download our Moving Guide for more practical moving tips. 

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