Packing Paper – 2.5kgs

Inc. GST

Great for wrapping up all your valuable items. Butchers Paper can also be used to help fill any voids left when packing up your box to help prevent any unnecessary movement.

Approx 110 sheets

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Butchers paper is also referred to as packing paper. This sturdy paper will perfectly protect fragile objects and keep scuff marks at bay. If you plan to store your breakables for an extended time, butchers paper will be a sound option. Another plus is that butchers paper stays in place without tape because it takes on the shape of whatever you are wrapping. A versatile packaging material, butcher paper sheets are ideally suited to wrapping and protecting goods before placing them in a box. You can use paper balls to minimise the movement of objects in the box by filling the gaps. Simply fold it or crunch it to create cushioning and void fill. After the move, you can use the paper balls to clean windows and mirrors in your new place.

Best used for

Ideal for wrapping valuable items and using in boxes to remove unnecessary movement.


What is packing paper?

Packing paper is used for packaging purposes and is an inexpensive way to store goods. It is a strong and reliable wrap and is a great way to protect fragile items when you move. Butcher paper sheets also have unlimited uses around the home. Traditionally used by butchers to wrap fresh meat, it still offers excellent wrapping solutions for edibles and is equally handy for plotting out the week’s dinner ideas. You can use it as a table cover or as a sophisticated gift wrap. This heavy-duty moving paper is also perfect for safely transporting fragile goods.

Why use packing paper?

When you need to move house, butchers paper is suitable for protecting fragile items during transportation. It is versatile and also comes in handy around the home office. Wrap your breakables before putting them in a box. And if you need to keep some items in storage, butchers paper is ideal.

Packing paper vs newspaper:

Newspaper sheets are not ideal for packaging delicate items. The ink can bleed and transfer onto your belongings and ruin them. You might be able to remove it from non-porous surfaces with elbow-grease, soap and hot water. But is this really how you want to start unpacking your move? Instead of washing those plates, you could be looking for the best possible place to put them in your new home.

How to use packing paper:

You can protect breakable items by wrapping them with packing paper, similar to how you would wrap a gift. But you don’t need to use tape to secure it because butchers paper takes on the shape of the item. In between items you use crumpled up pieces of packing paper to limit the movement of breakables in the box. Make sure that you add wadding in the top and bottom of your boxes and consider that they will most likely be stacked when transported, so, don’t leave too much give when you seal up the box.

How much packing paper do I need?

Take stock of what fragile items will need to be wrapped. Consider that some pieces will need to be wrapped in more than one sheet to effectively protect it. Remember to keep in mind that you will need extra sheets for cushioning. Our packing paper (125 sheets / 2.5kg) is ideal for large packing jobs. Once you know how much you need, visit our Box Shop.

Is packing paper acid-free?

Over time, acidic paper tends to become brittle and yellow. This is because the chemical composition of some paper can compromise the longevity of it and items exposed to it. Therefore, it is recommended that packing paper be free of lignin because the breakdown of this compound is what causes the paper to turn acidic. But you can rest assured that our paper is acid-free.

Is butchers paper recyclable?

If there is food residue on the paper, it cannot be recycled but can be composted as part of your carbon-rich, brown layer. This is the layer that includes things like dried leaves, wood chips and straw. Another great use is to stuff stored boots and shoes with paper balls to help maintain their shape. Or reuse butchers paper and line the bottom of the kitchen bin to absorb odours.


National Storage or its agent will deliver the goods you order to the address you specify in your order, within the agreed time frame, subject to their availability.

National Storage’s days of operation for delivery are Monday to Friday servicing locations across Australia and New Zealand. The minimum delivery fee is $19.95. Please refer to the delivery service fee calculator on available prior to checkout to determine if your delivery address is within our service area and the correlating delivery fee. The delivery fee is also subject to the quantity and size of your order.

Once your order has been placed, National Storage or its agent will provide you with a tracking number. Should you wish to amend your order details or have any queries, please contact our customer service team on 1300 217 115 if you are located in Australia or 0800 541 055 if you are located in New Zealand.

The standard timeframe for delivery is 3-5 business days for metro areas. Please note, due to Covid19, our deliveries can experience delays of up to 5 business days.

Anyone at the delivery address who receives the goods will be presumed by National Storage or its agent to be authorised to receive the goods.

If there is no-one at the delivery address or no-one of appropriate age to receive the order, National Storage may charge you additional delivery fees.


National Storage will provide a refund for the actual price paid for the goods by the customer where:
a. the goods are returned by the customer within 7 days of purchase;
b. the goods are in an “as new” and re-saleable condition;
c. the goods have not been used and are still in their original packaging; and
d. the customer provides valid proof of purchase.

Any refund processed must be refunded via the same payment method. Refunds will not be processed to a different card or account than the original purchase card/account.

If you do not have valid proof of purchase, we can provide you with an exchange

“Faulty or damaged goods”

Our products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law or the Consumer Guarantees Act (NZ).

You’re entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and you’re also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality but the failure does not amount to a major failure.

We will accept product returns and provide you with a replacement, refund or repair where:
a. The product is faulty or is not of acceptable quality; or
b. The product is not fit for its intended purpose; or
c. The product does not match its sample or description.

We recommend you retain your receipt, as we may require proof that you purchased the product from us.

Please be advised that from 1 July 2022, we will no longer be buying back boxes as a part of our buyback program.