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Packing Tips

  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.

  • Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.

  • Use only small boxes for books. They get very heavy, very fast.

  • Never use printed newsprint to wrap fine china.

  • Always stack dishes upwards when packing.

  • Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible including: children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.

  • Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.

  • Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes. You never know what little critter is hiding – or if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.

  • Don’t use used boxes. You don't know if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.

  • Never use duct tape – use packing tape.

  • Clearly label all boxes on top and side.

  • As you take apart furniture and other items make sure to tape all parts to the main base.

  • Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items.

  • Start packing items you will not need ahead of time.

  • Always pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.

  • Always tape boxes. Don’t interlock the tops.

  • Don’t use boxes without tops. No tops make it impossible to stack properly in the truck.

  • Use custom-designed boxes when packing fine china and clothing.




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