Our Packing Tips
First and foremost, you will need the right moving boxes and supplies. Here is a list of items that will come in handy:
- Corrugated moving boxes (various sizes)
- Storage boxes(these are air tight and used for longer periods of storage)
- Two-inch box tape
- Bulk paper/tissue paper
- Bubble wrap
- Marking pens/Labels
Try to use corrugated moving boxes for your pack. These boxes are designed specifically for the moving of house hold goods and come in a variety of sizes. Make sure to reinforce the bottom of each box with at least two overlapping strips of 2 inch box tape. Boxes should be sealed to prevent items from falling out or getting crushed.
How to Pack Your Boxes
When packing, make sure to pack one room at a time grouping similar items together, this will make unpacking easier. Mark the content of each box clearly on its side as well as the room it will be going into and make sure to fully tape your boxes shut.
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are used for heavy items such as books, magazines, tools, compact discs and records.
are used for pots and pans, shoes, linens, small appliances and lamp shades.
are used for folded clothes, towels, bedding, larger pots and pans and miscellaneous larger items.
are used for large light items such as pillows, wicker baskets and large lamp shades.
are used for breakables such as dishes, vases, and other glass items. Make sure to wrap each item individually with either paper or bubble wrap before placing it in the box. Make sure to place heavier items at the bottom and lighter ones at the top to prevent them from getting crushed. Plates should be placed at the bottom of the box standing on end and facing the wall.
are used for flat pieces of glass such as table tops, mirrors, pictures and paintings. Wrap each piece individually with either paper pads, sheets or even a towel and insert into the box. Also, crumble some paper and place it inside the box to eliminate movement during transport. Most mirror cartons will accommodate more than 1 piece per box