We care since 1952

digsolphotography-57.jpgGlens Removals and Storage has been in the moving business since 1952, it operates a large fleet of removal vehicles and has offices and warehouses throughout Zimbabwe, and branches in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. The company has professionally trained personnel to cover all aspects of moving. Glens specializes in door to door relocation offering numerous services to suit the customers’ requirements. International relocations are where Glens come into their own.We are one of the select members in the whole of Africa who are accredited to FIDI (Federation of International Removers) and IAM (International Association of Movers). These allow us to offer services to every country in the world where an affiliate will be appointed to ensure a smooth origin to destination service. All our affiliates are internationally approved removers. Our membership of IATA and FIATA enables us to deal directly with airlines and international freight forwarding agencies the world over and thereby keeping better control of our customers’ effects

Household goods packing basics

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Don’t save all your packing for moving for the last day! Be packing non-essential items well in advance. Packing to move gets more and more tiresome over a period of time, so jump start the packing endeavor as much as possible.

Basically, just take the time to think about what you’re boxing up and then use a lot of common sense packing it. When packing for a move, heavier things like books and canned goods should be packed in smaller boxes, and lighter things in progressively larger boxes. This way smaller and larger boxes will all weigh about the same and none will be too heavy for one person to handle. Small boxes can be fully packed with books and end up only weighing 50 lbs. Larger boxes should be packed with lighter things and should not be packed to exceed 50 lbs.

Disassemble furniture or any items that need to be taken apart and carefully save any hardware involved. Sometimes lost hardware is virtually impossible to replace. Put hardware in a baggie, if it goes with a desk or dresser, tape it well to the inside of a drawer where it can be easily found later. If hardware goes with a bed, tape it in a baggie to the bed rails.

Put all of your remote controls to every electronic device that you own in one box on moving day and label it well. This way you won’t lose any of them and they are easily found at the new residence.

Don’t pack your checkbook or your credit cards. Things may come up unexpectedly that require check or credit card payment.  If you’re putting your goods in storage, don’t pack up important papers like passports, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, family correspondence or love letters, etc. Use a bank lockbox for these items or keep them with you. Only store these things if the box is waterproof and well labeled and if it’s placed somewhere in your storage where only you can find it and where there is no chance of flooding or high humidity. You can waterproof any box by completely wrapping it in plastic wrap or by thoroughly wrapping it with movers tape. Be sure to cover the top, bottom and all 4 sides and remember; just as plastic wrap keeps water out, it also holds moisture in!

Loosely wrap fragile items individually with bunched up paper, bubblewrap and / or foam wrap. Don’t use newspapers because print residue must be hand washed off of all things it touches, dishwasher washing will not take it off. Also, print residue can ruin porous items like clay pots or lampshades or things with rough finishes like computer equipment. Gently put the loosely wrapped bundles in a box labeled fragile and when it’s full seal it and put it somewhere safe until move day. Then try to carry that box yourself in your car trunk.

Special care must be taken with very small items (such as a tea pot lid), so as not to lose them in the packing materials. Taping over (use brightly colored tape if available) their paper wrapping and marking it is a good packing technique to highlight a very small item as not being merely a bunched up piece of paper . Also, one could tape several of those small packets together into one bigger, heavier package that won’t get lost in the wrappings.

Glassware and china should be wrapped with enough paper so as not to clatter within the box

Why Choose Glens?

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  • Glens Care recognises that good relocation service is not good enough. Customized service certainly is. You define quality; we meet or surpass the quality. Remember where your property is, there also lies your heart. This property we are moving is worthy your lifetime, therefore you do not need a mover but a partner. Glens Care is your partner who values your investment. One hat does not fit all.
  • Glens Care provides stress-free and hassle-free relocation. We have the experience, resources and network to make your move and overseas shipment as stress and trouble-free as possible.
  • You have a sentimental attachment to your property, we believe no amount of money can buy or substitute this property. We should deliver the property in the same new or old condition.
  • Having delivery trucks, a shipping vessel or a clearance company is not good enough. We therefore provide a one-stop-shop which offers the entire assortment of free pre-move surveys, relocation advice, quotations, packing and unpacking, storage (short or long-term), customs clearance, insurance, logistics, and shipment. You are completely free from relocation hassles.
  • We have a profession tracking team, we keep you informed of the position of your valued shipment. Tracking your valued goods means moving with goods.
  • You have moved with us before and you trust us to take the same good care as we have done in the past
  • Your spouse and/or friend insists on Glens because of past experience, why can’t you give them a chance
  • Relocation service quality is experiential, you will not admit there is better service than you experienced until you move with Glens.
  • We value the partnership that exists between us not only during the move, but even after the move, we will still come back to you after the move.
  • With over fifty years of international relocation experience, we have gone through the of the industry and have the best in store for your move.
  • We have quality driven agents worldwide, we can move you to any place in the world.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS PACKING BASICS

HOUSEHOLD GOODS PACKING BASICS

Don’t save all your packing for moving for the last day! Be packing non-essential items well in advance. Packing to move gets more and more tiresome over a period of time, so jump start the packing endeavor as much as possible.

Basically, just take the time to think about what you’re boxing up and then use a lot of common sense packing it. When packing for a move, heavier things like books and canned goods should be packed in smaller boxes, and lighter things in progressively larger boxes. This way smaller and larger boxes will all weigh about the same and none will be too heavy for one person to handle. Small boxes can be fully packed with books and end up only weighing 50 lbs. Larger boxes should be packed with lighter things and should not be packed to exceed 50 lbs.