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Why Rental Removal Crates Are The Superior Choice for Fragile Items

From cardboard boxes and heavy duty bags to purchased or rented removal crates, there are a wide variety of methods for moving possessions of varied sizes and weights during an office or home move.

Different items and business types require different solutions, but rental removal crates are one of the most effective and protective ways to move fragile items.

In this article we will break down why, but first, let's start with the basics:

Importance of proper packaging for fragile items during a move

Proper packaging is crucial when it comes to moving fragile items. It is important to ensure that fragile items are packed in sturdy and weatherproof containers to protect them from breakage and damage during transport. Our plastic moving crates are designed to provide the necessary strength and security to safeguard valuable belongings during a move.

When packing fragile items, it is a good idea to wrap each item individually in bubble wrap or packing paper to provide cushioning and protection. It is also important to fill any empty spaces within the container with packing peanuts or other cushioning material to prevent the items from shifting during transport. Furthermore, labelling the containers as "Fragile" can alert movers to handle them with extra care.

Using our plastic moving crates ensures that fragile items are securely packed and protected during a move. These sturdy containers provide optimal protection against impact and weather, reducing the risk of damage to valuable belongings. Proper packaging and secure packing of fragile items in our plastic moving crates are essential steps in ensuring a smooth and damage-free move.

Overview of different options available for packaging materials

When it comes to packaging materials, there are a wide variety of options to choose from, each with its own benefits and purposes. From traditional materials like cardboard and paper to more modern and innovative options such as biodegradable plastics and sustainable packaging, businesses and consumers have many choices. In this section, we will explore the different packaging materials available and discuss their various features, advantages, and potential applications.

Whether you are looking for eco-friendly solutions, protective packaging, or cost-effective options, there is a material suited to meet your specific needs. Understanding the diverse array of packaging materials can help you make informed decisions that align with your values and goals while meeting your packaging requirements.

The Range of Plastic Moving Crates


1. Standard Lidded Crate: Dimensions L710 x W460 x H370mm. The LC3B standard lidded crate is highly popular for office and home moves. The standard lidded crate is ideal for files, not only are they are tough, durable and weatherproof these crates can be sealed shut for extra security with our security seals. The standard lidded crates are specifically designed to comfortably store up to ten lever arch files and are perfect for moving a wide range of office and home items.

These include folders, books, CDs and other desktop items. As well as providing a generous amount of storage space, our standard lidded crates enable you to save space in your workplace. They can be easily nested inside each other when empty and stacked when full. We provide a range of handling equipment including the metal lipped skate which will allow you to easily move the standard lidded crate when full.

2. Flat Screen Computer Crate L750 x W570 x H480mm. The IT2B flat screen computer crate offers a highly protective solution for moving your IT computer equipment. Constructed from polypropylene, this crate is tough and hard-wearing while the lidded design ensures they can easily be secured shut. Designed to industry specification our flat screen computer crate has been specifically designed to provide safe and secure storage for computers with flat screen monitors.                                                                                                                                                         

The flat screen computer crates are also suitable for storing keyboards, wires and related IT equipment and can be easily stacked to save workplace space ensuring a safer and more efficient move. We provide a range of accessories such as keyboard bags, bubble bags, packaging paper and cable ties are available to help keep the contents of our crates extra secure.

3. Lidded Metre Crate L1150 x W478 x H360mm. The LC3B standard lidded crate is highly popular for office and home moves. The standard lidded crate is ideal for files, not only are they tough, durable and weatherproof these crates can be sealed shut for extra security with our security seals. The standard lidded crates are specifically designed to comfortably store up to ten lever arch files and are perfect for moving a wide range of office and home items.


This is just a fraction of the specialised options we carry and you can see the full range by clicking here.

Each rental crate offers durable, stackable, and eco-friendly options, ensuring a safe and efficient relocation process. The various sizes cater to the specific needs of different items, making them suitable for a wide range of uses during the moving or storage process.

Whether for residential or commercial moves, these plastic moving crates provide a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to traditional cardboard boxes.

Benefits of using plastic crates over other options like cardboard boxes

When it comes to transporting and storing goods, plastic crates offer a range of benefits over other options such as cardboard boxes.

From durability and reusability to ease of cleaning and stackability, plastic crates provide a more robust and sustainable solution for various industries.

Superior Protection with Rental Removal Crates

Rental removal crates offer superior protection for home and office belongings compared to traditional cardboard boxes. These plastic crates are designed to provide unmatched durability and security for items during the moving process.

One of the key benefits of using rental removal crates is their resistance to dampness. Unlike cardboard boxes, which can easily become weakened and damaged when exposed to moisture, plastic crates can withstand damp conditions without compromising the safety of the contents inside. This makes them ideal for protecting belongings during transit, especially in unpredictable weather.

Furthermore, plastic crates are designed to resist collapse, providing added peace of mind when moving fragile or valuable items. Their sturdy construction ensures that the contents remain safe and secure throughout the entire moving process.

In addition to their resistance to dampness and collapse, rental removal crates are specifically designed to keep belongings safe during transit. Their secure lids and stackable design help prevent items from shifting or becoming damaged while in transit, providing an extra layer of protection for your belongings.

Overall, rental removal crates offer a superior level of protection for home and office belongings compared to traditional cardboard boxes, making them a reliable choice for a stress-free move.

Peace of Mind with Rental Removal Crates

When it comes to moving home or office, rental removal crates offer numerous benefits over traditional cardboard boxes. Our plastic crates are not only suitable for both moving and storage, but they also maintain the rigidity of your belongings, providing extra protection during transportation.

We provide standard delivery and collection services for our crate rentals, making the entire process convenient and hassle-free for our customers. With our services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are in reliable and sturdy containers, and that our team will take care of the logistics for you. This allows for a stress-free moving experience, giving you the time and energy to focus on settling into your new space. Trust in our rental removal crates to make your moving process smooth and worry-free.

Assurance that valuable items will be safe and secure during the move

Our crate moving specialists ensure the safety and security of your valuable items during the moving process. Our professional packing techniques ensure that fragile and high-value items are carefully and securely packed to minimise the risk of damage.

We use specialty packing materials and custom crating for items such as artwork, antiques, and electronics. Additionally, our secure transportation methods and experienced movers ensure that your items are carefully loaded, transported, and unloaded without any mishaps.

In addition to these measures, we have additional security protocols in place, such as barcode tracking on our moving crates and secure storage facilities for overnight or long-term storage. Our goal is to provide our customers with the assurance that their valuable items are in safe hands throughout the entire moving process.

Convenient Day Delivery Service

We provide an industry leading service with our experienced sales, account management and customer support teams providing expert knowledge and advice with customer satisfaction scoring of 99%+.

We help our customers find the right crate and size for their specific requirements and then deliver on time, every time, with next working day delivery as standard.

We’re in every geographical area and because we’re next door, everywhere, we are on hand to help wherever you are. With over 100 operational staff and a fleet of 29 vehicles, next working day delivery is available on all stocked items through our national network of depots, conveniently located throughout the UK, which also cater for customer collections at all locations.

Elimination of last-minute rush and stress associated with moving fragile items

Moving fragile items can be a source of significant stress and last-minute rush. The fear of damaging valuable and delicate belongings can add a layer of complexity to an already arduous task.

Whether you are moving across the country or just across town, the proper handling of fragile items is crucial to ensure they arrive at your new destination unscathed.

Easy Handling and Transportation

Easy handling and transportation of plastic removal crates and packaging are crucial for efficiently and safely moving items. These crates and packaging are used to store and transport various goods, and a seamless handling process ensures that items are not damaged and that workers can move them quickly and without risk of injury.

Several manual handling equipment options are available to make moving crates and other items easier. These include roll cages, sack barrows, and non-slip skates. These tools can help workers move heavy or unwieldy items with minimal effort and reduced risk of strain or injury.

In addition to efficient handling equipment, our range of packaging offers further protection for goods during transit. Our biodegradable eco bubble-wrap, screen protectors, and keyboard bags are designed to protect your items during a move.

Ensuring easy handling and transportation of plastic removal crates and packaging is essential for optimising efficiency, reducing the risk of injury, and protecting the items being transported. With the right equipment and packaging solutions, the moving process can be streamlined and made safer for everyone involved.

Professional Rental Removal Crates & Removal Services

phs Teacrate are the leading service provider for crates, handling equipment and packaging products. Moving over 9 million crates every year and supporting industries such as removals and storage, food processing and distribution, retail and fit out companies, making us the market leading crate rental service provider across the UK.

With crate capacities ranging from 25 to 165 litres, no job is too big or too small for phs Teacrate. We serve the needs of households and businesses undertaking home or office moves, re-organisations, refurbishments or complete relocations.

We offer rental and outright purchase options and complimentary custom logo branding. Our crates are manufactured with phs Teacrate owned equipment, from tough polypropylene and provide a high level of protection for contents. They may be stacked when full and nested when empty for space saving. All our crates are 100% recyclable at the end of their life, therefore fully adhering to the waste framework directive and helping the environment.

We have a wide range of RTP products to meet the requirements of the food and retails sectors as well as logistics operations across a range of industries. Our products include bale arm crates, plastic pallets and pallet boxes.  We also offer a full wash service where we collect, clean and return your food crates ready to use. We have the capacity to wash up to 400,000 crates every week.

To learn more or to discuss your own unique requirements, contact us now!

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