Move & Pack
Bubble wrap for
packing fragile items
Tissue and ink-free
Boxcutter for opening
markers to label boxes
Rolls of packing
Packing Guide and Tips
Get more boxes than you
think you will need.
Get smaller boxes for
books. Use bigger boxes for lighter items.
Pack room-by-room, keeping
similar items together.
Reinforce the bottom of
boxes with at least one strip of packing tape.
Pack boxes firmly to
prevent the contents from shifting during your move.
Use crumpled paper for
padding. Seal boxes tightly with wide packing tape.
Pack records and CDs
vertically in boxes. Don't stack them flat.
Place heavier items in the
bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
Separate items with paper
to prevent scratches caused by rubbing.
Remove lids from jars and
ceramics. Wrap each separately.
Seal any opened boxes and
bottles before packing them to avoid spills
Use towels, linens,
curtains, etc. to pad boxes of fragile items.
Clearly mark these boxes "FRAGILE."
Use a jumbo box for
lampshades and cushion them well.
furniture, beds, lamps, etc. put the hardware into a plastic
bag along with any assembly tips and tape it onto the item itself.
If possible ask your mover
if you can leave clothes in dresser drawers.
Find out from your movers how they want hanging clothes packed.
Make a master list of all
household items and your belongings.
Number boxes when they are
packed and sealed.
Clearly indicate on the box its room destination.
Write on the master list the contents of the numbered boxes.
Make a box of essentials
and label it "Open Me First."
Put this box to the side to be loaded last (so itís unloaded first) or
Your Essential box will include: Basic tools such as flashlights, pocket
knife, hammer, screwdrivers, nails, masking tape, tape measure, and light
Bathroom essentials such as hand towel, soap, toilet paper, shampoo, and
Kitchen goodies such as paper towels, coffeemaker and filters, paper
and cups, plastic utensils, dish detergent, a sponge, pet foods, dishes,
Pack rugs last so
they can be the first items unloaded and placed at your new location.