Packing is an important aspect of your move. The way you prepare your
belongings for transportation affects both the efficiency of your
move and the condition in which your items arrive. The general
rules of packing are rather basic:
heavier items in smaller boxes and light bulky items in larger
Do not over or
under pack boxes. If you over pack, a box may likely split or
objects could stick through the top, thereby making it
difficult for the crew to properly stack your boxes. Under packing
a box can also be detrimental as it
may cause the box
to dent in
or be crushed.
Try to use
newer, sturdier boxes. Boxes that have seen multiple moves probably
will not provide the same level of protection for your belongings as
a new box. Used boxes may work okay for sturdy items,
but we recommend packing breakables in something more substantial.
Use plenty of
packing materials including packing
paper, peanuts, and bubble wrap. It is vitally important to put a
generous layer of materials at the bottom of boxes containing
These suggestions for packing are
general guidelines. The following are some more
specific ideas for items that people commonly have questions
about. If you have questions about something not covered here, feel
free to give us a call or send us an email.
Pack these items in smaller boxes. Records should be packed on end,
side by side.
Wrap china and all other fragile objects in paper
individually. Large plates and heavy pieces should be placed on
their edge and on the bottom of the container. Cups and saucers
should be placed at the top of a box. Plates and dishes
should be placed in vertical positions with paper layered in-between.
Wrap these items in bubble wrap and heavily pad them, or
place in picture/mirror cartons.
You should move legal documents, jewelry, and currency
personally. Keep these items in your possession throughout your move.
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