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Packing a van is a bit like completing a jigsaw or playing a game of Tertris. You basically have a square area (a van) and lots of items you have to fit into that van.
Items will be packed closely together, one on top of another and side-by-side. There will be spaces and air pockets that you have to try and fill these spaces with appropriately sized items. Bags are ideal to fill spaces.
It is the filling of any space that prevents any movement of the load whilst in transit. So the tighter the better.
Items such as washing machines,chest of drawers and wardrobes etc are generally placed on the ground and are known as builders and other items such as boxes, bags or small furniture should be loaded on top of these builders though you should make a judgement call at all times.
For example: a sofa on the ground may become indented if an extremely heavy item such as a safe placed on top. Though a single chair would be perfectly fine to place on top of a sofa.
Packing a van is in many ways common sense and as long as you follow our guidelines and also blanket protect all furniture then you shouldn’t go far wrong.
Single man (or woman) carries are anything that one person can carry comfortably on their own.
Boxes, microwaves, hi fi speakers, bags, portable tvs, golf club sets, holdalls, dvd's, garden implements, suitcases, video recorders, pictures/paintings.
Double man carries are anything that requires at least 2 people to carry it comfortably.
Washing machines, double beds, large tv's, tumble dryers, wardrobes, sofas, cookers, chest of drawers, bed settees, kitchen tables, piano's, recliner chairs.
Builders are items that can normally be used for a base to pack in your van.
These include ..
Washing machines, fridge freezers, tumble dryers, wardrobes, tables (strong legged), heavy well packed boxes, pianos, welsh dressers, chest of drawers, work benches.
Important. our hints and tips are only guidelines and carrying capacity is down to individuality more than anything. With health and safety in mind you should at all times be confident that you are able to carry whatever you are attempting or ask for additional help.