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Packing Tips

Every good move requires preparation.  Please take a few minutes to read my recommendations and you will find that your move will go much smoother. This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you have a large move, it may make sense to do a little research online for tips and tricks for packing.
  • Keep boxes, marking pen, bubble wrap, newspaper and tissue handy for packing.

  • ​​​Pack boxes so that they are full, if boxes are heavy but still have space fill the top part with stuffed animals, towels or other light but bulky items.

  • Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly.  Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items if possible.


  • Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes. Label cables and tighten transit screws. If removing screws, tape them to the objects they are removed from.


  • ​Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. 


  • Having some rope on hand to tie down items in the truck or to the roof or an SUV is not always necessary but can often be helpful.


  • Tip your mover for a job well done.  We have no mandatory tipping, however let everyday etiquette be your guide. 

  • Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.


  • Label each box and indicate the following: (a) Which room it should go in (b) Whether it is fragile (c) If it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first.


  • ​Cushion contents with packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.


  • Rent packing blankets from your rental truck company or have a good supply of old blankets on hand to prevent wood and other furniture from being scuffed or damaged.  We want to take excellent care of your stuff, so help us help you.


  • When possible offer your mover a cold beverage.  No matter how hard the move, when you show your mover you care they are willing to work that much harder for you.


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