Moving and Packing Tips

Moving and packing tips for your next home of office move.
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KEEP IT PROTECTED. Use stretch wrap to protect your furniture from nicks and scratches during the move. You can also use stretch wrap over a moving blanket to add even more protection.

KEEP IT PROTECTED. Use stretch wrap to protect your furniture from nicks and scratches during the move. You can also use stretch wrap over a moving blanket to add even more protection.

SOCK EVERYTHING AWAY. Shirts, pants and even socks make great packing material for your fragile items.

Shirts, pants and even socks make great packing material for your fragile items.

WRAP IT UP. Garbage bags make moving bulky items easy. They’re perfect for blankets, pillows and clothes. They’re easy to pack and will protect your delicates from spills.

WRAP IT UP. Garbage bags make moving bulky items easy. They’re perfect for blankets, pillows and clothes. They’re easy to pack and will protect your delicates from spills.

LET’S BE REASONABLE. Ensure you don’t crush your items or overload your boxes. Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top.

LET’S BE REASONABLE. Ensure you don’t crush your items or overload your boxes. Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top.

NO EMPTY SPACES. Some movers won’t move boxes that have loose items. Use packing paper, bubble wrap, or even clothes to ensure that all boxes are tightly packed.

NO EMPTY SPACES. Some movers won’t move boxes that have loose items. Use packing paper, bubble wrap, or even clothes to ensure that all boxes are tightly packed.

KEEP IT TOGETHER. Keep your hardware organized and with the item by taping it to the underside of the furniture item. It makes reassembly even easier by including the correct screwdriver or wrench with the furniture.

Keep your hardware organized and with the item by taping it to the underside of the furniture item. It makes reassembly even easier by including the correct screwdriver or wrench with the furniture.

LIGHTEN UP. Don’t break your back or your items. Ensure you don’t overload your boxes. Be especially wary of books. A good rule is to only pack one layer of books stacked vertically.

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KEEP IT HANGING. Keep your closet items hanging and put them directly in a garbage bag. Unpacking is as easy as hanging the bag back up and removing the garbage bag.

Keep your closet items hanging and put them directly in a garbage bag. Unpacking is as easy as hanging the bag back up and removing the garbage bag.

KEEP ‘EM CLEAN. Inspect your boxes closely – used cardboard boxes often come with stains, oils and dirt that will rub off onto your stuff. We’re a little biased, but renting plastic boxes ensures a clean move! You can see our moving boxes here.

KEEP ‘EM CLEAN. Inspect your boxes closely – used cardboard boxes often come with stains, oils and dirt that will rub off onto your stuff. We’re a little biased, but renting plastic boxes ensures a clean move! You can see our moving boxes here.

PACK IN A VACUUM. For your liquid items, open the lid, squeeze the bottle, and close the lid. This will create a vacuum in the bottle that will help prevent the liquid from spilling during your move.

PACK IN A VACUUM. For your liquid items, open the lid, squeeze the bottle, and close the lid. This will create a vacuum in the bottle that will help prevent the liquid from spilling during your move.

STACK IT UP. Make sure your moving boxes have lids or tops so your boxes can be stacked during your move.

STACK IT UP. Make sure your moving boxes have lids or tops so your boxes can be stacked during your move.

KEEP IT ROLLING. Moving dollies make your move easier. You can roll empty and full moving boxes to the truck easily.

Moving dollies make your move easier. You can roll empty and full moving boxes to the truck easily.

TAKE PHOTOS OF COMPLICATED ELECTRONICS. Where does this cord go? Take pictures of your electronic cords before disassembly. It will make setting everything up a whole lot easier.

TAKE PHOTOS OF COMPLICATED ELECTRONICS. Where does this cord go? Take pictures of your electronic cords before disassembly. It will make setting everything up a whole lot easier.

KEEP THEM VERTICAL. Stack fragile items like plates vertically and you’ll help avoid breakage.

KEEP THEM VERTICAL. Stack fragile items like plates vertically and you’ll help avoid breakage.

ONE PER RULE. Keep only one room per box so that boxes can be packed and unloaded in their designated room directly.

ONE PER RULE. Keep only one room per box so that boxes can be packed and unloaded in their designated room directly.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURAL BOXES. Many furniture items make natural boxes. Baskets, buckets and drawers can be packed full, which saves you moving boxes.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURAL BOXES. Many furniture items make natural boxes. Baskets, buckets and drawers can be packed full, which saves you moving boxes.

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