Tips On Packing

Packing your own household goods can save a substantial amount of money. To insure safety for your belongings, care should be taken to pack properly.

  • Use strong containers, in good condition that can be sealed with strapping tape.  These can be purchased locally from moving companies. Keep in mind what the box will weigh after it is loaded.  40 to 50 pounds is considered the maximum.
  • Empty spaces in boxes should be filled with crumpled newspaper or bubble wrap in order to keep things from shifting in transit.
  • Books should be stacked on end and generally in smaller  boxes than other things due to their weight.
  • Label each box after packing, first, so that the movers will know which room to put it in and secondly, to help you to prioritize which ones need to be opened first.
  • Remove all breakables from drawers before moving furniture.
  • Don’t pack valuables such as jewelry, collections, checks or savings books.
  • Packing takes longer than you expect so allow plenty of time.  Pack items that aren’t frequently used first and unpack them last.
  • Organization in packing will save you hours of time and frustration in the long run.