Packing Tips


  • Pack one room at a time, labeling each box with a description of its contents and its destination (e.g., kitchen, bathroom). Be as specific as you can, it will make unpacking that much easier.

  • Don't apply tape directly to polished or painted wood finishes.Removing the tape could ruin the surface.

  • Double-box fragile items and add plenty of cushioning.

  • Keep the weight of your boxes reasonable. If possible, put heavy items in small boxes to make them easier to carry.

  • You should never let the movers pack your jewelry, family heirlooms, or other priceless items. Should they be lost or damaged, the insurable value will not come anywhere near the value you would place on them. Such items include jewelry, sports memorabilia, photo albums, and various hobby collections. Pack these items yourself and take them with you, either in the car or as carry-on luggage if size allows.

  • Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. If musty smelling, sprinkle talcum powder between the pages and wrap the book before packing. Leave stored for a couple of months to eliminate the smell.>

  • Have rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in wrappings for the move.

  • Carry all valuables with you.

  • Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes. Label cables and tighten transit screws. If removing screws, tape them to the objects they are removed from.

  • Pack medicines in a leak proof container.

  • Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.