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Make packing easier by planning ahead. Gather up plenty of sturdy, corrugated cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape, and marker pens, along with any furniture covers.

 

Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.

 

Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching. Leave slipcovers on upholstered chairs and cover them with plastic chair covers. Tape or tie bed rails together. Mark the pieces for easier assembly later. Place covers or plastic bags on mattresses to keep them clean during storage.

 

Label boxes on all sides for easy identification. Keep a list (as well as pictures and descriptions) at your home or office for reference. Mark clearly all boxes containing fragile items. Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes.

 

Use valuable space inside dresser drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items such as towels, linens and other small fragile items. Secure items in drawer by filling empty spaces with towels or packing paper.

 

Pack as much as you can in the same size boxes. Fill boxes tightly, but take care to neither over pack nor under pack. (Bulging cartons tip when stacked, while half full boxes tend to collapse.) Use wadded up newsprint, bubble wrap, rags, towels, or blankets to fill in empty spaces. For maximum protection, seal cartons with tape.

 

Pack heavy items such as books and tools in small boxes. For easier handling, limit the weight of all cartons, regardless of size, to 30lbs or less.

 

Clean and dry appliances before storing. Secure all movable parts with paper, or wedge and wrap a paper pad around each item for protection. During transport, tape all doors shut, but remember to wedge them open for storage.

 

Pack books flat to protect their spines. Line cartons with plastic and fill empty spaces with packing paper.

 

Use lots of paper to pack dishes and glassware. Place a layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Wrap dishes and glass separately and cushion them with crumpled paper. Plates are best staked on edge.

 

Hang clothes and draperies in wardrobe boxes.

 

Pack lamps and lampshades in individual boxes. Use plenty of clean paper or clothing for padding.

 

Pad mirrors and paintings with paper. Place them in special mirror packs or large boxes; mark boxes.

Make packing easier

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving can be overwhelming. With these helpful tips, get organized with a checklist of steps to ease the stress of packing and moving your belongings.

 

You'll be surprised just how quickly your packing process will be with these easy and essential quick tips. Have your home or office completely packed just in time for the movers to arrive.

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    PACKING SUPPLIES

 

Small box      1.5 cubic feet

Medium box  3.0 cubic feet

Large box      4.5 cubic feet

Ex-Large box 6.0 cubic feet

Twin mattress bag 2 pack

Full mattress bag

Queen mattress bag

King mattress bag

Heavy duty Mattress Tote

Security disc lock

Pad lock

2" poly tape with dispenser

10# newsprint

12" X 100' bubble wrap

Easy cutter razor knife

Wardrobe box with 24" bar