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Let us help you pack to help save you time and stress.
Money saving tips:
- Start collecting clean and strong boxes from your local grocery or retail store. Make sure the boxes have tops or flaps that can close.
- Save newspapers and plastic bags from your grocery store, ask your friends or family members to do the same. You can use these items to pack some of your belongings.
- Do not over pack boxes.
- Pack and unpack one room at a time. Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box. The process will feel more manageable.
- Lampshades and china should not be packed using newspaper, the ink can stain your items, instead use packing paper for these items.
- When packing books – try to limit each carton weight to about 50 lbs.
- you could purchase clothes boxes or you could place items in your drawers or in a suitcase. You could also use a large sturdy garbage bag or Fold and pack other clothing in boxes.
- Try to use original packing materials and Boxes for electronics when available. You could also Wrap electronics with an old blanket and place them in a box. Label these boxes - Fragile/Be Careful.
- Hang drapes over crossbars in wardrobe cartons or fold and pack in boxes. Remove curtains from rods; fold and pack in a box.
- Remove bulbs, harps and shades from lamps and roll up the cord. Pack lamps with bedding or wrap separately and place in a box with tissue-lined. Wrap shades in tissue, do not use newspaper.
- make sure Bathroom products are closed tightly or Seal caps with masking tape. Wrap and pack upright in a small box. For your microwave, remove all loose articles inside of it – including the glass shelves.
- Don’t use newspaper to pack around valuable paintings. Instead, use tissue paper or other corrugated packing paper.
- Personal Computers, including scanners, printers, etc. should be packed in original cartons when available If you don’t have that, use strong, corrugated cartons and place protective padding around each item.
- Wrap cords separately, label them for easy identification and place them in a plastic bag away from delicate surfaces. Non-detachable cords also should be wrapped. Place cords between the padded computer and the carton.
- Pack one room at a time and clearly label all boxes for that particular room. Put the label on the top as well as on the sides, and In addition to labeling what’s in the boxes, add what room they should go to.
- Pack the items you will need first in a clear plastic bin. This includes things like a paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, select cookware, power strips, phones, and phone chargers, toilet paper, tools, etc.
- Make sure all your bottles, top, lids and caps are tightly secured on all your food items and bathroom products.
Helpful packing tips
- Place books and magazines in clear plastic bins.
- When packing boxes it always good to pack heavy items in smaller boxes; the bigger the box the greater the chance of the box not being able to support your belongings.
- ALWAYS USE PACKING TAPE. Do not use any other type of tape when taping your boxes. And make sure you tape the boxes and not just interlock the tops.
- As you break down furniture and other items place all nails, screws, etc. in a small zip lock bag and label the bag.
- Try to pack and unpack breakable things over a padded surface.
- Use newspaper or bubble wrap when packing dishes; or you could save money and use clean clothing items.
- Check your owner's manual for moving large appliances.
- Pack daily necessities separately, such as wash clothes and towels, tooth brushes, etc. to be easily accessible. Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things immediately. You’ll want your daily essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries.
- Transport your laptop in the trunk of your car; Don't forget it's in there though.
- Pack important documents separately to be easily accessible.
- Have snacks and water handy.