Moving and Packing Tips
Pack to save your back and your belongings
Use new boxes. New boxes are sturdy, clean and pest free. Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking.
Fill each box completely to avoid tipping or collapsing. Stuff open spaces with newsprint.
Use small boxes with heavy duty packing tape to keep out dust.
Rubbermaid containers are great to store your items. They have tight fitting lids and stack easily.
Clothing and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes, on hangers, to retain their original shapes.
Wrap your valuables
Do not use newspaper to wrap items. The ink rubs off.
Use bubble wrap or packing paper sheets which will not leave marks.
Pack fragile items separately in a sturdy box marked “FRAGILE”.
Use hidden spaces
Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, tablecloths and clothing.
Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick knacks, china and silverware.
Make storage easy and safe
Label boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference.
Always put heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter ones on top to prevent boxes from being crushed.