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Use smaller boxes for books and heavy items.
Use larger boxes for lighter items.
Reinforce the bottom of boxes with at least one strip of packing tape.
Pack boxes firmly to prevent the contents from shifting.
Seal boxes tightly with wide packing tape.
Pack records and CDs vertically! Don't stack them flat, they will warp or bend!
Place heavier items in the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
We recommend using plastic bins for clothing storage.
We recommend keeping cardboard boxes off the concrete floors and pallets are available at no charge.
We recommend that you insure your stored items.
Furniture & Appliances
Remember, loading heavy furniture and appliances is not a one-person job. Get help.
For major appliances, consult your user's manuals for specific moving and safety instructions.
Wipe and dry the interiors of all appliances.
Tape and/or tie down all movable parts.
Disassemble the bed frame and mark each piece so you will have an easy time putting it back together. (Use packing tape to tie rails together.)
Wrap mattresses in an old sheet to keep them dust free.
Never pack more than 30 pounds of books in a box
Alternate bindings, and cushion with packing paper.
Wardrobe boxes are beneficial for hanging clothes from your closets.
Store clothing from dresser drawers in sturdy cardboard boxes. If the boxes still have some space, consider filling them with bubble wrap.
Artwork, Mirrors & Lamps
Wrap in bubble wrap and stack in a large box with bubble wrap or large peanuts.
Remove light bulbs, harps, and lamp shades off lamp.
Artwork & mirrors should be wrapped in paper, covered with cardboard.
Wrap each fragile item separately with bubble wrap and packing tape.
Layer wrapped items in sturdy cardboard box using large peanuts or wadded paper between.
Place a final layer of peanuts or wadded paper on top, seal and mark.
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