Custom Crates for Removals of your most fragile and valuable possessions

Custom Crating for Moving your most fragile and valuable possessions



There is a lot to think about when you decide to move house. Once you have found your dream home it is time to think about getting all your belongings there safely. We can spend so much time thinking about the logistics of moving the big things like furniture, white goods etc. that it is easy to overlook some of the more fragile items which might need a little extra care.


Why these things matter to us

Every home contains items that have special value. They may have monetary value or they may be of sentimental value. Very often these things can be quite fragile and need extra attention when packing. Moving house can be a stressful time and once you reach your destination you want it to feel like home as quickly as possible. That’s why it is so disappointing if you arrive and discover that your favourite vase or painting has been damaged in transit.


The kind of things that need a little extra care include antiques and family heirlooms such as china ornaments or works of art as well as bulky items such as pianos, antique furniture or large paintings.


Electrical equipment also needs to be transported with extra care for different reasons. Computers, laptops, and tablets, in particular, must be packed correctly. For one thing, these items are easily broken and expensive to replace or repair. In addition to that, they might also contain irreplaceable data ranging from college work to family photographs. It is of course always recommended to back up data before packing up these items but, in reality, that is not always practical.


Musical instruments are another item that needs careful packing. These may or not be worth a lot of money but they are delicate and are often their owner’s prized possession so they definitely need a bit of extra care.


How we can help

At Get Cracking we understand how much these things mean to our customers. That is why we offer a wide range of packing options. For some items such as pianos, larger works of art including painting and sculptures, or fragile glass pieces such as chandeliers you might want to opt for our custom crating service which is tailored to your needs and allows each individual item to travel as safely as possible.


We also understand that while some clients would love us to come and do all their packing for them, others prefer to pack their more precious items themselves. With the exception of items that need to be crated, we can supply all the materials you need at a reasonable cost, including delivery to your home.

If you prefer, you can take advantage of our professional packing service. This means that these important possessions will be packed by our experienced packers to ensure maximum protection. This not only saves you time also give you peace of mind and better insurance cover in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong.



Removals From Dublin, Ireland To Tunisia

Dublin to Tunisia


Is a North African country located on the Mediterranean coast with a population of around 11 million most of whom now live in towns and cities. Somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million live in the capital city Tunis. Other major cities are Sfax which has a French feel left over from its colonial heritage and Sousse which is a popular area with tourists. The official language is Arabic but French is also widely spoken and understood. The weather as you might imagine very different from Dublin. Expect  hot dry summers temperatures in spring and autumn that will feel more like a good Irish Summer.



Getting there is easy and some airlines including Air France offer direct flights from Dublin to Tunis. Getting all your belongings there is more tricky so you should make should to choose an international removals company who have lots of international shipping experience. Get cracking can offer an all-round service to ensure that your move is as straightforward and stress-free as possible.



You will most likely have to rent somewhere to stay as foreigners are not allowed to buy property. However, once you are established in the country you might be able to buy a house with the help of a local friend. Always take legal advice when doing business in unfamiliar countries to ensure you don’t accidentally fall foul of the law or lose out financially.


Work and Education

It is not easy for foreigners to find work as they cannot be employed to do a job that could be done by a local Tunisian. There are however exceptions for people working for foreign businesses and offshore companies.


There are both private and public schools as well as a number of well-established international and American school where lessons are taught in English. Your choice might depend on how long you are planning to stay, and how important it is for your child to learn the local language.



The currency is The Tunisian Dinar which is non-convertible so you will need a local bank account to manage your finances. You will find that the cost of living is considerably lower than in Europe.


Here are some sample prices (100 TND = about 30 Euros)

Lunch in a restaurant: 16

Dozen eggs : 2-3

Kilo of tomatoes: 2-3

Small Chicken:  5-6



Public health care is available if you are a resident and eligibility depends on who long you have worked in the preceding months. It doesn’t cover all services so you may want to consider private health care. If you are going there to work your employer may offer a private health care scheme. Make sure to bring documentation from your doctor for any prescribed medication you might need to bring. Otherwise, they could be confiscated when you arrive.


Local Customs

Tunisia is an Islamic country which is reflected in many of the laws, customs, and traditions. You should get a good  understating before you go  to avoid causing offence or even breaking the law. In more urban areas people tend to be more westernized so a lot depends on which part of the country you are living in.


If you need any information you can call one of our friendly professional staff to discuss your requirements.

Motorcycle Shipping From Dublin – What Is The Best Way?

Shipping your motorcycle abroad is a big undertaking. Not only is it a valuable piece of equipment, but your motorcycle probably also means a lot to you personally. If you need to send it abroad you may be understandably anxious about what could happen to it along the way. Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind to be sure that it gets to its destination safely.

Air Land or sea

The first thing you need to decide is how it will be transported. This will depend on your budget and how much time you have available. Shipping by road and/or sea is obviously going to take a lot longer than sending it by air – a matter of weeks compared to hours, depending on its destination. But the difference in cost is considerable. If you can’t stretch to the cost of air transport, you need to plan well ahead to allow for the extra time and be prepared to be without your bike for a longer time.


Choosing a shipping company

Look for a specialist international removal company or one with plenty of experience in that area who can answer any questions you might have. Once you decide, get a quote and remember to include the cost of crating and any additional paperwork so that you know how much it is going to cost. You might want to compare a few quotes before you make up your mind


Getting the motorcycle ready for its journey

Good preparation is the key to success. Here are a few pointers to think about:


  • Start by removing all accessories and attachments. Also and make sure the bike is clean and free of any dirt
  • Don’t have too much fuel in the tank. You want to have enough to drive the bike away when you pick it up but shouldn’t be shipping it with a full tank. A quarter full is okay but avoid having more than that.
  • Take photographs of the motorcycle from different angles and make note of any damage such as dents or scratches. Hopefully, your bike will arrive in good condition but in the unfortunate event that it appears to have been damaged, you will be able to show that that the damage happened during transit.
  • Check that you have adequate insurance either through your own insurers or through your shipping company. If not, consider buying additional coverage.


Next, think about how it will be loaded.

If your vehicle is particularly valuable you might want to pay extra to have it crated individually. This will give it extra protection and minimize the chance of damage. Alternatively, it can be sent uncrated and will be stowed with other motorcycles being transported. For stability and security, it should be supported by blocks and braces.


With planning, preparation and most importantly, the assistance of a reliable and professional shipping company your motorcycle’s journey, where the by road, sea or air should go smoothly.