December 11

Tips for Packing Your Garden

Are you ready for another portion of our removal know-how? In today’s packing advise section we share important tips for packing your garden.

Whether you possess a compact garden with a small shed, or a large green area with a garden house at the rear, it is important to execute packing and preparation well ahead. This will help you ensure your house move progresses seamlessly without any delays. Below, we present a set of useful tips for packing your garden to aid you in this process.

Packing your shed items:

Commence the packing by addressing your shed and its contents. Place smaller tools and miscellaneous items in variety of small and large boxes, chosen to accommodate their shapes, sizes, and weights. Conversely, you can leave larger tools such as spades and rakes unboxed, as movers will attend to their safe handling. Should your shed incorporate shelving units, disassembling them in advance will help with a smooth loading process during the removal.

Dismantling your shed:

If you consider taking your shed to your new home address, it is best to assess whether you are able to dismantle it upfront of the move, or do you prefer to delegate this task to your removal team. Remember, the time required for dismantling and reassembling your shed may vary significantly depending on its size and complexity. As a rule of thumb, allocating at least three to four hours for disassembly and an equal duration for reassembly is a prudent approach. Additionally, it is worth noting that working with wooden panel sheds may present slightly different challenges compared to their metal or plastic counterparts.

Preparing the kids’ trampoline:

If you are in possession of a large walk-in kids' trampoline, it is imperative to prepare it in advance. Such trampolines are constructed with numerous stiff coils that are not easy to disconnect. This process usually necessitates the use of pliers and additional pair of strong hands to help you with the task.

Preparing your barbecue grill:

Prepare your barbecue grill by cleaning the ash and coal from your last grilling event. If your grill is heated by gas, disconnect the bottle.

Dealing with plants:

Most of your plants will typically be loaded at the rear of the removal vehicle, requiring no specific preparatory steps on your part. The moving team will handle them, using equipment such as trolleys and skates especially for the heavier plants. If you also possess small potted plants, you can load them to an open-topped box for easier transportation.

Electric tools:

Electric lawn mowers and grass trimmers do not necessitate any special preparations on your part, as the movers will ensure their secure placement for the journey. However, if you own petrol-powered variants of these power tools, do empty them of their gasoline for the insurance and health & safety reasons.

Accessing your garden:

If your property features rear or side garden access, it is a smart idea to use it in the moving process. Ensure that these pathways are readily accessible for your moving team on the moving day. This will decrease the loading time and will also eliminate the need to carry plants and other larger tools through your property, reducing the risk of soiling your floors and carpets, especially in inclement weather conditions.


These tips for packing your garden touch on the most important aspects of preparing garden items for a smooth moving experience. If you find yourself uncertain about handling these tasks independently, we can help. At London House Removals Ltd, we possess the expertise and necessary equipment to support you in this part of the packing process.

Our examples of garden packing techniques:

Plant on the Van

A garden plant loaded on the van.

Plant on the van 2

Another plant secured for the journey.


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