Packing Tips

We have put together a list for you to help with your moving process

  • Gather packing supplies before you start. There’s nothing more frustrating, then having to stop half-way through a packing session in order to get more supplies. (We offer Free Misc, size boxes with your move while supplies last)

  • Packed boxes should weigh less than 50 pounds.

  • Pack heavier items on the bottom.

  • Stuff socks, scarves, pillow cases and other small fabric items in holes and crevices in boxes – just make sure you keep pairs of socks together!

  • Pack small items in small boxes and place them into a large box. Label all boxes, large or small.

  • If moving liquids, either transfer them into a sealable container or make sure the lid is secured by taping it down, then put it into a waterproof bag, seal the bag then place it upright into a box. Clearly mark the box with arrows and “This End Up”. Also, check which items should not be packed – a list can be found on our Moving Preperation Page

  • Keep an inventory list of each box and its contents. This will be necessary if a box goes missing and you need to make a claim.

  • Make sure all boxes can close properly and be sealed so the tops are flat. If you over- pack a box, you risk damage to the contents.

  • Keep Clothes in Dresser Drawers.

  • Do not use standard garbage bags! They rip and tear too easily. If you’re going to pack linens and clothing in garbage bags, purchase the thicker, heavy ones to ensure they don’t burst during the move. Or double up. The great thing about garbage bags full of clothing is that they can be squished into nooks and holes that exist on the truck, thereby protecting furniture and using less space. Just limit how many you use.

  • Keep items from the same room together as much as possible. This will make it easier to sort the contents after you move.

  • Small, loose items should be boxed or bagged and sealed securely before placing into a larger box.

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