Packing Tips From Our Movers

Packing tips and boxesThe "Golden rule" for packing.

Heavy Items like books & files go in small boxes. Light Items like linens & pillows go in large boxes.

Electronic equipment

For electronic equipment, the best thing to use would be the original box with its packing material. If you don't have these, it's a very good idea to use heavy-duty TV boxes. The last thing you want is for your box to break open and your equipment to be destroyed.


Take apart any furniture you can. Put hardware in a plastic bag and tape bag to item to keep them together. Wrap all items made of wood and the legs of tables and chairs in bubble wrap, blankets or furniture pads

Kitchenware and fragile glass

Wrap all fragile items in bubble wrap or inkless newspaper. If you are packing plates or bowls, be sure to put layers of bubble wrap or newspaper in between. Use plenty of paper!

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