Rent a Crate - Moving Crate Rental and Packaging for Moving Your Home and Office
Moving home is an extremely stressful time for all and if you have ever moved your home before you will understand the sentiment. There are lots of things to plan and organise to make sure your home move is as smooth and stress free as possible and to be honest there is never enough time. If you have a busy lifestyle of work and children the process of moving home can be the stuff of nightmares.
Most people think automatically that you have to use standard cardboard boxes to help you pack. The whole process of using cardboard to move is extremely time consuming having to build the boxes using packing tape before you can even use them; not to mention making them flat again by removing the tape you spent so much time building them with when you have finished. Disposal of the cardboard is an art in itself as the bin men won’t just take it away with the bins which normally means a trip to the local tip. AAAGH!
There is another much quicker and easier way that thousands of people are now turning too to ease the pain of packing your home. Crate Hire UK are the UK’s top rated service provider of plastic moving crates, which helps you to pack up to five times quicker than traditional cardboard as they arrive ready to use on the day you need them. Packing them is easy and with their own integrated locking lids, packing tape is not needed at all (Yesss!). Using crates to move your home has the huge added benefit of them being immensely stronger and much more weather resistant which means your belongings stay safe and secure in transit and collapsing wet cardboard boxes become a thing of the past. We also collect all your crates when you have finished with them on a day that suits you (Mon to Fri); so no more trips to the local tip either. The cost of the crates easily compares to cardboard boxes once you have added up your time to build, flatten and dispose of them so why not use our crate rental services to make your home move quicker, easier and stress free!
Sit Back & Relax While We Deliver Your Boxes and Packagaing for Your Move!
Our home moving online shop stocks a wide range of boxes, packing and moving crates including small crates for personal items, large metre long lidded crates for books and files, boxes for moving home and more! We have designed a simple 3 step ordering process for booking your hire crates and purchasing your removals packaging. Choose from our individual hire crates, crate hire set packages or a bespoke crate hire solution using our home move calculator.
Our many years of experience of helping people to move house has taught us many things, including a good understanding of the essential equipment for moving. We offer all types and different sized plastic packing crates to help you protect and pack all of your belongings securely and safely.
Hire Moving Crates
We offer a choice of 8 different types and sizes of plastic moving crates to help move your home efficiently. The following crates can all be booked online in advance or for next day delivery.
Personal Moving Crate - LC1
This is our smallest moving crate and is extremely handy to securely move or store small valuable personal items when moving home. Due to its small size you can easily carry the crate when full and keep it close by if needed. Our personal crate has an attached lid, which can be closed and secured when full.
Medium Moving Crate - LC2
Our stair crate is a perfect plastic moving crate for carrying up and down stairs when full or empty. Our LC2 is specifically designed for easy handling when carrying up and down stairs and can be secured using the integrated attached lid.
Standard Moving Crate - CH3
Our standard moving crate is perfect for most house moves, giving you ample space to move or store most household items. The CH3 is our most popular crate by far and provides great protection when relocating your home.
Unlidded Standard Moving Crate - A3
Our unlidded standard hire crate is the same size as our LC3 and provides the house mover with ample flexibility when packing. If you do not need to secure your crate or need it to be weather-proof then the A3 could be the perfect fit for moving your home.
Unlidded Long Moving Crate - A6
Our unlidded long moving crate is fantastic for moving your home office as it gives ample room to move files and folders and other documents. If you do not need to secure the contents of the crate then the A6 will be perfect to move your home office.
Lidded Long Moving Crate - LC6
If you are moving your home office and need to make sure the items you are moving are secure and protected from the weather our lidded long moving crate will allow you to move your files and folders with ease. The attached integrated crate lid allows you to safely secure and protect your items when moving house.
IT Server Moving Crate - IT1
If you have a large computer to move including monitor from your home office, our IT server crate gives you ample room to move your computer system in one go. When you have packed your computer crate you can easily secure the attached lid ready for your move.
IT Computer Moving Crate - IT2
Our computer crate is perfect for moving most home pc’s and computers to your new home. The computer crate has been specifically designed to safely move your pc including a flat screen monitor up to 21”. The integrated lid allows you to easily secure the crate when in transit or storage.
All of our crates are environmentally friendly and are made with you in mind
Cardboard Moving Boxes and Removals Packaging
Crate Hire UK also provides affordable strong removal cardboard boxes and packaging for moving house, including bubble wrap rolls, keyboard protection bags, anti-static monitor protectors, wardrobe cartons, strong packing tape, blankets, packing paper and webbing. So if you require an alternative to plastic home moving crates or in addition to renting crates we can deliver straight to your door. All of our house moving packaging is delivered within 24 hours to anywhere in the UK.
We hold a large extensive range of cardboard removal boxes and packaging, suitable for storage and transportation of all types of household items. Our removal cardboard boxes are all double walled to ensure security and strength in transit.
Our online packaging store makes it easy to buy house moving packaging. For more information, please view are full range of removals packaging.
Buy Cardboard Moving Boxes
The following house moving packaging can be found in our moving box packages, which can be purchased on the website or over the phone:
Standard House Moving Box PC-6
Our standard cardboard moving box has been manufactured to help you pack, store and move your household items efficiently. Our heavy-duty moving boxes measure 18 x 13 x 13 inches and are made from double walled correx cardboard to ensure added strength when moving your home. The boxes are resistant to moisture and provide general weather protection when needed.
The boxes arrive flat packed and need to be assembled to be able to start packing them. This can be done easily by using our brown packing adhesive PVC tape to fasten the packing boxes once built.
The cardboard moving boxes are ideal for moving most house items and can be stacked on top of each other when full to utilise valuable space. When you have finished using the boxes to move home you can easily collapse the moving boxes to reuse or recycle.
Large House Moving Box PC-2
Our larger house moving boxes are ideal for moving larger lighter household items in an efficient manner. The double walled cardboard moving boxes measure 18 x 18 x 20 inches providing ample space for packing.
Just with our standard moving boxes the PC-2’s arrive flat packed and need to be assembled for use. Once assembled the packing boxes can be stacked on top of each other when full and collapsed easily when empty to recycle or reuse again.
Wardrobe Moving Boxes
All of our standard wardrobe moving boxes are ideal for moving the contents of a wardrobe with out the need to remove hangers or fold your clothes. The double walled cardboard moving boxes are made from corrugated cardboard for extra strength when moving your wardrobe contents.
A disposable metal hanging rail easily fits into the wardrobe box once assembled and allows you to rehang your clothes ready for moving. Both of our wardrobe boxes can easily be accessed by its front-hinged panel door, which allows it to be used as a temporary wardrobe if you ever find yourself in-between moves.
Our wardrobe moving cartons arrive flat packed and can be easily assembled ready for packing your clothes. We have two sizes of wardrobe moving boxes, which are as follows:
Standard Wardrobe Box WC-B
The standard wardrobe-moving box measures 20 x 18 x 48 inches tall and ideal for moving dresses, overcoats and longer garments.
Short Wardrobe Box WC-B-S
The short wardrobe carton measures 20 x 18 x 40 inches tall and is perfect for shorter garments such as jumpers, hung trousers and shirts
House Moving Packing Accessories
Our packing accessories compliment all of our house moving and storage crates and boxes to ensure added protection and security.
Bubble Wrap Rolls
We provide bubble wrap rolls for you to easily pack and protect all of your household items before packing. The air pockets ensure that your items are protected from knocks and bumps when moving your house.
We supply two sizes of bubble wrap rolls, which include our large bubble wrap roll measuring 150cms wide by 100 metres long and our standard roll measuring 30cms x 100 metres. The rolls come ready to use immediately.
PVC Packing Tape
We provide PVC adhesive packing tape for helping you pack and move your home. The durable, flexible tape provides you with the easiest way to secure boxes and bubble wrap providing additional security when your household items are being moved or in storage.
Easy Peel Box Labels
We provide easy peel labels which can be written on to easily identify individual box and crate contents when moving.
So, book your hire crates and purchase moving boxes online with us and relax!
Removal Crate Hire vs Cardboard Boxes
Whether you are moving a large or small home it is important to understand what is most important to you when thinking about using house moving packing crates or cardboard boxes for your move. Cardboard boxes are a one off fixed cost and generally cheaper than house moving crates but the time to build each box prior to use and to dispose of them after use may be for many an efficiency worth paying for. All of our crates of course are delivered clean, empty, nested and ready to use immediately making them much more time efficient. When you have finished with the crates we collect them from you so you never have to worry.
Plastic rentacrates are stronger than cardboard boxes so if you need the reassurance of protecting your valuable items, crates may be the way to go. However all of our removal boxes are double walled to the highest industry standard and provide an effective job of protecting goods when in transit or storage. If you are looking to pack heavy items be aware that cardboard removal boxes are less susceptible to weight stress.
The longer you have the packing crates on rental the more it costs as our crate hire is costed on a weekly hire basis so careful thought and planning will stand you in good stead to keeping your crate rental costs down to a minimum.
In conclusion if you are looking to pack, move and protect your household items as safely and as efficiently as possible, to rent a crate will serve your move well. If cost is an issue cardboard moving boxes allow you to pay a one off fixed price up front and if you have a way of re-using them then the saving could well be worth it.
Nationwide Crate and Packaging Delivery
At Crate Hire UK we provide an incredible Nationwide delivery service designed with you in mind. Our standard delivery is within 24 hours to anywhere within the UK. So if you buy removals packaging today you can expect to receive your items tomorrow.
For house moving packing crate deliveries you can specify when you want your crates delivered and collected by choosing a suitable date when booking crates on our easy online crate booking system. If you want to collect yourself to save money on transport you can request this also. We have 8 nationwide depots located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Sunderland and Livingston so the chances are you are not too far away from us.
If you need a timed delivery for your house moving packing crates to ensure you are at home to accept them, that's no problem. We can also accomodate this through our online rent a crate booking service. Just specify when booking your crates a one hour time slot and we will ensure your crates are with you as on time every time.
"Just tell us what you want, when you want it and relax. It really is that simple!"
Other Great Crate Hire UK Services
As you would expect Crate Hire UK also provides other services to help you move and relocate easily. Our other services include crate hire for office moving and relocating as well as crate handling equipment to handle our plastic crates with ease.
Tips for Moving House
House Moving, Packing and Unpacking are famously stressful, but some of the pain can be alleviated with careful planning. We have gathered top tips on house moving from those in the know to give you a simple do's and don'ts for moving house.
Before the Move
Do de-clutter. If, in the past year, you haven't seen it, used it or missed it, recycle it or throw it away. By using this method, you can manage to reduce unwanted belongings by a third.
Don't leave clearing out the attics and basements to the last minute and assume that they will be full of junk that will all go in the skip. It has been known of an Old Master painting that ended up on a bonfire because an attic was emptied in haste. Tackle this at least a month in advance of the move (longer if possible).
Do look to sell any unwanted items on eBay (www.ebay.co.uk) or post unwanted items up on Freecycle (www.freecycle.org), where, if you have a local group, someone might be interested and will come and pick them up.
Do measure your furniture if you're downsizing to a smaller property, as room sizes can be deceptive. Make sure it will fit through doors or up staircases if there isn't a large window through which the furniture can be hoisted.
Do get at least three quotes from removals companies. International moves will require the services of a national mover, but local companies can be very competitive and often offer a more personalised service. There can be as much as a 20% difference in prices if you shop around, and you need to be aware that prices fluctuate throughout the year according to the season. For those with the necessary energy, you can reduce the cost greatly doing the packing yourself.
Do make sure you've negotiated a good length of time between sale and completion so you can organise everything and get paperwork in order.
Do tell the following about your change of address:
Banks and Building Societies
Dentists and Doctors
Family and Friends
Utilities (Electric, Gas, Water, Oil)
DVLA for vehicle registrations
Insurances and Pensions (Home, Car, Life)
Do buy a building insurance policy that will come into effect from the exchange of the property.
Do register with websites such as www.moveme.com, which is an online calendar that will send reminders about things you need to do in advance of the move, and www.iammoving.com, which offers a free change of address service. Ask Royal Mail (www.royalmail.corn) to redirect your post. You need to give three weeks' notice, and it costs from £40 for one year.
Do book engineers to come and set up your new telephone, broadband and satellite-TV connections in the first few days at the new house.
Do organise a pre-completion inspection to make sure there aren't any nasty surprises on moving day, such as the previous owners leaving bulky furniture that you'll have to get removed or taking any items that were negotiated in the sale. A sundial, for example, is unlikely to be wedded to a garden, but a purchaser may well assume it is. We have known of water troughs in paddocks that have been removed.
Do book any house moving packing crates or purchase any cardboard boxes and house move packaging needed for packing your household items securely at least 1 week before the day of the move. To book hire crates and packaging, please use our online crate hire booking service.
On the Big Day
Do clean your new house or have it cleaned professionally before the furniture is delivered. Be aware that many companies don't work on Saturdays.
Don't forget to gather up four legged friends. Dogs are hard to leave behind, it has been known that vendors who have agreed to complete on a certain day, then had to ask the new owners' permission to return to the house to retrieve their cats. Booking your pets into kennels on the day of the move to prevent potential protest escapes is a good idea.
Don't let the removals men leave before first agreeing with them how many beds need to be reassembled (and where) at the new house.
Do ensure the utility companies come and take the final meter readings (or you can do this yourself by supplying the meter reading online). Make a note of the figures as well, just in case.
After the Move
Do take time off immediately after the move. What you don't do at the beginning, you might never get round to doing.
Don't ignore the post. Every time you receive a letter posted to the old address, write to the company to alert them to your new address.
Do take a rest. You deserve it!
Crate Hire UK - Crate Rental for Moving House & Home