Packing Guide - Packing Tips
General Packing Tips
Our packing tips have been
developed through many years of
experience with moving companies across the
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- When packing or storing furniture, wrap it with blankets, towels, or old linens. This prevents it from being
scratched or otherwise damaged. Most packing tips don't tell you that furniture legs should also be wrapped.
- Back up important
files and make a hard copy of
important files on your computer.
- If you disassemble an item you're self packing, label, number, or otherwise mark each piece for easy reassembly. It is
better to select a mover that's experienced and
insured than ruin your
furniture in the process.
- Chairs should be stacked seat-to-seat with paper
- Fit what you can inside any like item. For example, you can store sponges
in pots. This will save valuable space
and make unpacking easier.
- It's often cheaper to pack
lightweight items yourself, such as
books, linens, clothing, toys and
small kitchen appliances.
- Pack your jewelry, family heirlooms, sports
memorabilia, photo albums or other
priceless items yourself. Move them
yourself too, either in the car or as
carry-on luggage, if size allows.
- Before the movers arrive, all major
appliances should be cleaned and
disconnected. This includes: refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, washer and dryer.
- When you select a moving company
check with them about
transporting pets and plants because
each state and country has its own
requirements. If you move with
these items, they may require a "plant/pet suitcase" of their own.
- Dont wait until the last minute to
choose which goods to bring with
you. This doesnt have to be an
overwhelming process. Just work on one
room or with one group of items at a time. For example, you
could list 10 items per week on Ebay or
take 10 items to a consignment
store. If it doesnt work in one
place, you wont be stuck. Here are
some popular ways of getting rid of
the items you no longer need:
- Garage sale
- Online auctions
- Flea markets
- Consignment stores
- Donations to charity
- Pack all important documents in one place:
- Bank statements
- Legal documents
- Medical records
- School records
- Tax records
- Military records
- Mortgage records
- Veterinarian records
- Marriage license
- Birth certificates
- Stock certificates
- Insurance papers, receipts and pictures of valuable
- Vehicle titles, insurance papers
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