Smart, quality packing is crucial for a good move. Our years of experience have shown us that most of our customers prefer to have fragile items, as well as other household possessions, professionally packed by our packers.
If you decide to do some or all of your own packing for your residential move, it's important that you be familiar with the techniques and methods that will best protect your belongings.
The basics of packing household goods
- When packing for a move, heavier items like books and should be packed in smaller boxes.
- Use your larger boxes for lighter items such as blankets, bedding, or lamp shades.
- Never pack a box heavier than the lady of the house can move.
- Don't pack your toolbox too soon. You may need some of your tools prior to moving day.
- Disassemble any items that need to be taken apart and carefully save any hardware involved.
- Put all of your remote control to all electronic devices in one box and label it well.
- Loosely wrap fragile items with bunched up paper or bubble wrap. Be careful when using newsprint. Residue from the paper may be left behind.
- Never interlock box flaps together. Always tape bottoms and tops of boxes without interlocking them.
- Mark the tops and sides of all cartons with the necessary info. Cross/shade out all other writing.
- Dispose of all open bottles of liquids. Make sure all cleaning supplies are checked for a tight seal. Box paper towels or cloths around them to absorb any leakage.
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