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Sea Container Packing

Once your storage container is delivered you  will want to maximize the use of your space and ensure nothing moves during transit.

Here are a few helpful tips when preparing to pack your household/personal possessions for self storage. ICL is always available to offer advice where we can. Just email us or call us with your questions or concerns.

Moving essentials include:

  • 15–20 small moving boxes per person for small/heavy items (e.g. books, kitchen items, bathrooms and personal contents)
  • 5–10 medium-sized moving boxes per person for larger, lighter items (e.g. linens, towels, decorations)
  • 2-3 rolls of packing tape
  • 2–3 black markers
  • 2-3kgs of packing paper to wrap breakables (e.g. pictures, glass vases, plates, cups)
  • 2 rolls plastic furniture wrap
  • A mattress cover for each mattress

Sea Container Packing Tips

  • As you are packing, take a few extra minutes to write an inventory list.
  • Personal items should be wrapped and packed into strong cardboard moving boxes. Reinforce the bottom of all boxes with plenty of tape. Fill each box to its capacity, using fillers to fill any empty spaces. Use original shipping boxes for computers, printers and other electronic items when possible.
  • Don’t over pack. Be sure box tops and sides don’t bulge or cave in.
  • To optimize space, you can fill the refrigerator, washer, dryer and other hollow items that take up space.
  • Pack pictures, mirrors and other similarly shaped items in the spaces between beams. This will help protect them by creating a tighter fit
  • Mix small items with larger items to fill spaces, and don’t save all your boxes for the end.
  • Place soft, light items such as pillows in a plastic bag and place them in small spaces where boxes can’t fit
  • Larger personal items such as furniture, etc., should be blanket wrapped and/or protected in plastic or with a soft wrap padding.
  • All appliances should be clean and dry. Immobilize moving parts and remove all detachable cords and wires. Tape electrical cords to the appliance and tape all doors and lids closed.
  • Drain all fuel and oil from lawn mowers, chain saws and other equipment.
  • Disconnect all batteries.
  • Strap long garden tools together.
  • Number or label your boxes.
  • Your personal possessions should not include anything that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive, perishable, fuels, cleaning chemicals, insecticides, drugs, firearms or ammunition animals, original documents (birth certificates, will, etc.) original videos (wedding, etc.).
  • Take care to evenly distribute the weight of your contents throughout the container and use all available storage space. Strap anything down that may move by using the lugs located throughout the container.
ICL, the easy option for sea container storage in Perth
We have worked with ICL Transport for over 9 years now and are delighted with the work carried out by them; Our Company (Advanced Logistic Solutions) relies on them heavily to ensure our containers are delivered on time and with no issues. ICL do this for us and with the volumes they move it is a great achievement. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a transport provider.
Brad: Managing Director
We have worked with ICL Transport for over 9 years now and are delighted with the work carried out by them; Our Company (Advanced Logistic Solutions) relies on them heavily to ensure our containers are delivered on time and with no issues. ICL do this for us and with the volumes they move it is a great achievement. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a transport provider.
Brad: Managing Director
Integrated Container Logistics has been our strategic transport partner in Perth for many years. As a national business, we rely on quality transport services throughout Australia to act as an extension of our company. With ICL, we can always be assured of high quality service, attention to detail, and timely and efficient completion of the work we assign.
Clint Priestman: Managing Director – 21 Logistics
Integrated Container Logistics has been our strategic transport partner in Perth for many years. As a national business, we rely on quality transport services throughout Australia to act as an extension of our company. With ICL, we can always be assured of high quality service, attention to detail, and timely and efficient completion of the work we assign.
Clint Priestman: Managing Director – 21 Logistics
Transways Logistics International Fremantle have been using ICL for the last 12 months and we find them to be extremely efficient with regards to their communication and transport services. They are a pleasure to deal with and have many years combined experience in the industry which provides certainty and aligns with our business model.
Lesley Parkin: State Manager
Transways Logistics International Fremantle have been using ICL for the last 12 months and we find them to be extremely efficient with regards to their communication and transport services. They are a pleasure to deal with and have many years combined experience in the industry which provides certainty and aligns with our business model.
Lesley Parkin: State Manager
Greg, Shane and team at ICL have been a tremendous help to our fledgling business, providing first class service and communication. We often require help and assistance at short notice and its never any problem. We cannot fault their transport service and we look forward to a long and successful business relationship.
Michael: Interstate Removal Manager
Greg, Shane and team at ICL have been a tremendous help to or fledgling business, providing first class service and communication. We often require help and assistance at short notice and its never any problem. We cannot fault their transport service and we look forward to a long and successful business relationship.
Michael: Interstate Removal Manager
“My company has been using ICL Transport for many years and have found the service provided to be excellent”. “Management and Staff are very professional, friendly and eager to assist”
Sue:Shipping Officer
“My company has been using ICL Transport for many years and have found the service provided to be excellent”. “Management and Staff are very professional, friendly and eager to assist”
Sue:Shipping Officer
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