Moving day approaches and while it’s
no small task,
and it will be much simpler. Get the moving boxes, packing tape, moving supplies and all the
bubble wrap you need in advance.
Items to consider:
Large, medium and small
moving boxes, book boxes, wardrobe boxes, kitchen dishpak boxes,
mattress covers, bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing tape, tape
dispenser, a hand dolly.
Here are some
simple ideas when packing to move:
Tie frames together with tape or
rope. Then label the pieces so they’re easy to remember.
drawers with clothes or fragile but well-wrapped items. Cover
with a blanket or one of our furniture pads and rope securely.
legs, pad, and tie together. Put nuts and bolts in a bag and
tape under tabletop.
defrost and drain the fridge, Clean the interiors and put
accessories in bags. Stuff towels between washer sides to
prevent rotating and tape down moveable parts. Cover with
blankets and tie.
original packaging, or buy some TVs and of our
microwave, VCR, etc. into boxes
appliances and cushion with
flat in small cartons, alternating bindings. Try to keep each
box under 30 pounds.
hanging items, including drapes, in our wardrobe boxes. Leave
small items in drawers.
fragile items in our bubble roll and tape securely.
upright and cushion with newspaper.
and pans, and cushion with paper. Put a few aside and label
“Kitchen. Open first.”
them flat. Wrap each piece in packing paper, then wrap bundles
together with more paper. Pack plates and saucers on edge. Wrap
cups and bowls in paper and place together in bundles, and wrap
again. Place around the plates and saucers.
How to Pack
arms and legs with bubble roll. Leave slipcovers on or purchase our
chair bags for protection.
Loosen the handlebars and turn them sideways. Cover chains and
pedals to keep grease off other items.
small pieces in plain newsprint and artwork pack in our mirror
boxes. Cover larger and frames pieces with cardboard, tape securely
and stand them along truck side, or place inside our wardrobe boxes
if it fits.
Lawn If too
heavy or bulky, disassemble and put furniture nuts and bolts in a
bag and tie together.
Rugs Roll up
and secure with rope or tape.
Plants Put in
plastic bags with air holes, then in boxes. Water before you
ower and Wrap
all sharp edges and use bubble wrap on garden tools for cushioning
to prevent injury. Tape long- handled tools together and place small
ones in boxes.
Empty gasoline from all tanks, check and yard edgers for oil leaks,
and disconnect spark plugs.
Garage and Use
our medium-sized boxes for attic things unopened paint cans,
brushes, car waxes, etc. Properly dispose of oily rags or anything
don’t allow any ﬂammable items items like fuel, oils, propane or
aerosol cans in any of our trucks, ever, for your safety. Liquids
You won’t be happy if something spills on a cardboard box.
all jewelry and other valuables with you.
Candles - They
melt. Wax is funny like that.
I X T R I C K S T O P A C K L I K E A P R O
breakables loosely with lots of cushion material like bubble roll.
Label them “fragile” and stack these boxes on top.
non-breakables tightly in smaller boxes so they’re not too heavy.
3 Mark your
boxes by room and general content so you know exactly where
everything goes. Label them on the sides, not the tops, which may be
covered by other boxes.
4 Pack and
label an “essentials” box of things you’ll need right away. Pack it
last in the truck, unload it ﬁrst.
leave space in boxes. Fill in gaps with clothing or crumpled-up
6 Tape boxes
properly. Tape the bottom seam ﬁrst, then the top to close. Then
wrap tape around the box near the top and bottom edges – that’s
where the box experiences the most stress.
moving comes new adventures and a new place to call home. You may
have to leave some items behind during your move, but if you want to
take it all, look at our many box and moving options.