Packing materials

Did you know that you can source ALL your packing materials from us and SAVE TIME & MONEY???

One of the most common problems that we’ve seen hundreds of times before…  You go and buy all your boxes and packing materials. You run out of boxes. You go and buy more. You end up with too many. Once you’ve finished unpacking you are then left with disposing of all said boxes. Costly and time-consuming. 

Let us make it that much easier and cheaper with our Box-drop & pick-up service!

Here’s how it works:

  1. We help you to work out how many boxes and other materials you will need. Or just choose one of our packages $100 minimum order.
  2. We deliver everything (+ extra) to your door when it’s convenient for you.
  3. You are charged at ‘hire price’ – cheaper than buying them outright – and a $100 deposit.
  4. Any unused boxes left over on the day of your move are deducted straight from your bill.
  5. After your move, at a time convenient for you, (within 30 days of move) we come and take away all your boxes and refund you $100.
  6. Terms & conditions apply, see below.

Book box or Crystal box
Buy – $5.00
Hire – $4.00

Great for books, crockery, glassware, or heavier items.
Dimensions: 430 x 315 x 317 mm


Buy – $6.00
Hire – $5.00

Perfect for larger and lighter items; pots, pans, appliances, shoes, linen and toys.
Dimensions: 430 x 405 x 650(h) mm

Buy- $25.00
Hire – $15.00

The ‘go to’ for your hanging clothes, making them quick and simple to pack and unpack without needing to re-iron.
Dimensions: 595 x 476 x 1080 mm

Packing paper
Buy – 5KG (250 sheets)  – $40.00
          10KG (500 sheets)  – $75.00
          15KG (750 sheets) – $100.00

Newspaper leaves marks, and there are only so many towels and blankets in the house.  Pigment free butchers’ paper is perfect for wrapping your fragile items in the kitchen and throughout your home.

Packing tape
Buy – $4.00

Sturdy tape, that goes on easily and comes off easily and can be written on easily so you get your deposit back!

Bubble wrap –  35cm x 10m
Buy – $12.00

Wrap your glass and fragiles to ensure they are protected.

Picture box
Hire – $12.00
Perfect for small and medium sized flat artwork, mirrors or platters.
W: 8cm, L: 78cm, H: 104cm

Tape Dispenser
Hire – $10.00

The fastest way to tape up your boxes!

Plastics – $15.00
Use these to protect mattresses, lounges and occasional chairs if they are going into storage (we wrap and protect these with our own materials during your move, so no need to purchase unless you need these stored).

Padlock – combination padlock – $10.00
Need a padlock for storage, we’ve got you covered with a simple combination lock so you can set the code and don’t have to worry about losing keys!

DampRid moisture absorber – $10.00
Ensure your items remain moisture (and mould) free in storage with a moisture absorber.

Removals blankets (second hand) – $20.00
If you need some extra protection or padding for items going into storage we can supply some second hand removals blankets to help.

Items available with our packing service

If we’re packing for you we have a couple of additional items to make it easier.

Bubble wrap (large) – 1.5m tall – $3 per metre
Great for larger pieces of art or fragiles, or giving extra protection to pieces on long-distance moves.

Kraft bubble wrap – 1.5m tall – $5 per metre
Our kraft bubble wrap (bubble wrap with a paper backing) is perfect for protecting art where plastic can trap moisture and cause damage.

Helping you work out what you need

Don’t know how many moving boxes you need?  Take a look at our guides or give us a call, we’re always happy to help.

At Alongshore Removals, we know there is nothing worse than getting to the end of your pack only to realise you are out of materials. To make your life easier, we offer a 100% refund for any boxes not used and ready to be picked up when we arrive to move your house, apartment or office. Please see box hire terms and conditions below.

Small moving guide

Recommended for studio or 1 bedroom apartment

  • 15 x Book Box
  • 10 x T-Chest
  • 1 x Tape Dispenser
  • 1 x Tape Rolls
  • 1 x Packing Paper 5kg ( 250 sheets)
  • 1x Port-a-robe

Medium moving guide

Recommended for 2 bedrooms or large 1 bedroom

  • 30 x Book Box
  • 20 x T-Chest
  • 1 x Tape Dispenser
  • 3 x Tape Rolls
  • 1 x Packing Paper 10kg (500 sheets)
  • 1 x Bubble Wrap 35cm x 10m
  • 2-3 Port-a-robes

Large moving guide

Recommended for 3-4 bedrooms

  • 50 x Book Box
  • 40 x T-Chest
  • 1 x Tape Dispenser
  • 5 x Tape Rolls
  • 1 x Packing Paper 15kg (750 sheets)
  • 2 x Bubble Wrap 35cm x 10m
  • 4-8 to large Port-a-robes

Terms and conditions – how to make sure you get your deposit back:

We understand that some boxes may end up in the attic, etc, so we only require that you return 90% of the Book/Crystal/T-chest boxes for you to receive a full refund. 🙂 

Hire boxes are good quality second hand stock. New boxes are only available for purchase.

Boxes must be opened with a box cutter or knife – do not peel tape off boxes.

Don’t write on boxes –  write only on tape.

Boxes must be flattened upon pick up and be in reusable condition. We will not accept boxes that have not been flattened or contain any used packing paper/tape/bubble wrap or any other refuse. 

If you need us to take away any other used packing materials, it needs to be agreed to by us beforehand and is subject to a fee.

$20 would be deducted from your deposit refund for each tape dispenser or Port-a-Robe not returned.

For over 30 years, Alongshore Removals have been one of Sydney’s Inner west and North Shore’s best local moving companies.

We offer a range of packing, unpacking and moving services as well as boxes and all your other packing material needs. We’ll be happy to get you there. Talk with our friendly, professional team about how we can make your move stress-free.