Packing Tips

  • Avoid Mixing Items From Different Rooms In The Same Box.
  • Use Wardrobe Boxes To Make Closets Easier To Pack. Clothes In Drawers Can Be Placed In Suitcases.
  • Use Only Small Boxes For Books. They Get Very Heavy, Very Fast.
  • Never Use Printed Newsprint To Wrap Fine China.
  • Always Stack Dishes Upwards When Packing.
  • Pack Important And Sentimental Documents Separately To Be Easily Accessible Including: Children's Health Records, Passports, Family Records, Insurance Information And Photo Albums.
  • Remember: The Heavier The Item, The Smaller The Box.
  • Don't Pack With Food Or Supermarket Boxes. You Never Know What Little Critter Is Hiding €- Or If The Box Will Be Strong Enough To Support Your Possessions.
  • Don't Use Used Boxes. You Don't Know If The Box Will Be Strong Enough To Support Your Possessions.
  • Never Use Duct Tape €- Use Packing Tape.
  • Clearly Label All Boxes On Top And Side.
  • As You Take Apart Furniture And Other Items Make Sure To Tape All Parts To The Main Base.
  • Try To Pack All Electronic Equipment, Like Stereos In Their Original Boxes. Otherwise Use Bubble Wrap When Packing These Items.
  • Start Packing Items You Will Not Need Ahead Of Time.
  • Always Pack And Unpack Breakables Over A Padded Surface.
  • Always Tape Boxes. Don't Interlock The Tops.
  • Don't Use Boxes Without Tops. No Tops Make It Impossible To Stack Properly In The Truck.
  • Use Custom-designed Boxes When Packing Fine China And Clothing.
     
  • Moving Tips

  • Make Your Reservations For Movers Two To Four Weeks Before Your Move Day.
  • For Large Appliances Be Sure To Check Your Owner's Manuals To See If There Are Special Instructions For Moving.
  • Don't Try To Get Rid Of Your Children's Favorite Things Before The Move €- Even If It Makes It Easier. Kids Sometimes Have A Hard Time Dealing With The Change Of The Move Itself.
  • By Law, A Moving Company Can't Transport Hazardous Materials Such As Gasoline, Bottled Gases And Other Flammables, Ammunition And Explosives.
  • Pack A Box Of Essential Items That You Will Need Immediately After The Move And Make Sure It's The Last Thing Added To The Truck.
  • Clean Out Closets, The Attic, And The Basement As Soon As You Decide It's Time To Move.
  • Make a survival closet of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, mop.
  • Remember To Get Snacks For Move Day.
  • Schedule Disconnect Times For About A Week Before Your Move Day -- You Don't Want To Have To Pay For Cable, Phone And Utilities When You Aren't Even There!
  • Cancel Newspapers, Cable, Pest Control, Cleaning Help, Lawn Services About A Week Before The Move.
  • Mail In Your Change Of Address Forms About Week Before Your Move Date.
  • Clean Your Stove Before You Move Out.
  • The Day Before Your Move, Defrost The Fridge.
  • Make Sure To Get Enough Cash To Get You Through Move Day.
  • Take Time To Say Goodbye To Friends And Neighbors Before Your Busy Move Day.
  • If You Are Depending On Friends And Family To Help You Move, Have A Back-up Plan If They Don't Show.