Packing Tips

Packing Tips

Professional Basic Packing Tips

These packing tips will ensure that your moving experience goes as smoothly as possible, cutting down on total moving times and saving you money.

1. Books

Recommended carton size - Small book carton (1.5 cubic ft.)

  • Lay books flat, alternating their binders.
  • Separate each layer with a folded piece of packing paper.
  • Pack smaller books upright or magazines to tighten up the carton, or just add some wadded packing paper.
  • Seal your carton with some quality packing tape.
  • Label your carton.

2. Small framed pictures

Recommended carton size - (3.0 - 4.5 cubic ft.) Choose the carton that best fits your size pictures.

  • Never lay flat. Always stand in an upright position.
  • Cover the bottom of your carton with some wadded packing paper to help cushion the load.
  • Wrap each picture individually and stand upright leaving some space to cushion sides. Top off your carton with some more packing paper to tighten it up.
  • Seal and label your carton.
  • Mark "fragile" with red marker if possible.

3. Large framed pictures

Recommended carton size - (Glass Pack/Mirror Carton) Choose the size that best fits your size pictures. (2 piece and 4 piece cartons available, also custom crating).

  • Cardboard inserts are also available to protect the edges.
  • Seal and label your carton.

4. Glassware

Recommended carton size: - (Dish pack 6.0 cubic ft. or 4.5 tall cubic ft.)

  • Never lay glassware flat.
  • Glass bowls can stack into each other, (normal position). Do not stand bowls on edge.
  • Cover the bottom of your carton with some wadded up packing paper to help cushion the load. Wrap each piece individually and stand upright. Top off with packing paper to tighten it up.
  • You can also use plastic ware to help top off carton.
  • Seal and label your carton. Mark "Fragile" with red marker, if possible.

5. Stemware/Crystal, Collectibles

Recommended carton size - (1.5, 3.0, or 6.0 cubic ft. dish pack).

  • Never lay flat.
  • Wad some packing paper to cover the bottom of the carton.
  • Wrap each piece individually with packing paper, then again with small bubble wrap.
  • Tape each piece securely and stand upright.
  • Top off your carton with some Wadded packing paper to tighten up your carton.
  • Seal and label your carton.
  • Mark "Fragile" with red marker, if possible.

6. Linens

Recommended carton size - (3.0 or 4.5 tall cubic ft.)

  • Pack assorted sheets, towels, pillows, etc.
  • Fragile lamps can be packed in between some linen.
  • Seal and label your carton.
  • Lamp shades should be packed alone in a separate carton.
  • Seal and label your carton "Top load only" with red marker, if possible.

7. Hanging Clothes

Recommended - (Wardrobe carton with 24 inch hanging bar).

  • You can pack shoes, pillows, dust covers, comforters, etc. in the bottom.
  • You can also fill your suitcases and duffel bags with neckties, jeans, pillows, etc.

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