Packing Guide & Packing Tips
information & Tips
wrap for packing fragile items
and ink-free packing paper
for opening boxes
broad-tip markers to label boxes
of packing tape
Packing Guide and
more boxes than you think you will need.
smaller boxes for books. Use bigger boxes for lighter items.
room-by-room, keeping similar items together.
the bottom of boxes with at least one strip of packing tape.
boxes firmly to prevent the contents from shifting during
crumpled paper for padding. Seal boxes tightly with wide packing
records and CDs vertically in boxes. Don't stack them flat.
heavier items in the bottom of the box and lighter items on
items with paper to prevent scratches caused by rubbing.
lids from jars and ceramics. Wrap each separately.
any opened boxes and bottles before packing them to avoid
towels, linens, curtains, etc. to pad boxes of fragile items.
Clearly mark these boxes "FRAGILE."
a jumbo box for lampshades and cushion them well.
disassembling furniture, beds, lamps, etc. put the hardware
into a plastic
bag along with any assembly tips and tape it
onto the item itself.
ask your mover if you can leave clothes in dresser drawers.
Find out from your movers how they want hanging
a master list of all household items and your belongings.
boxes when they are packed and sealed.
Clearly indicate on the box its room destination.
Write on the master list the contents of the
a box of essentials and label it "Open Me First."
Put this box to the side to be loaded last (so it’s
unloaded first) or move it
Your Essential box will include: Basic tools
such as flashlights, pocket
knife, hammer, screwdrivers, nails, masking tape,
tape measure, and light bulbs.
Bathroom essentials such as hand towel, soap,
toilet paper, shampoo, and
Kitchen goodies such as paper towels, coffeemaker
and filters, paper plates
and cups, plastic utensils, dish detergent, a sponge,
pet foods, dishes, and
rugs last so they can be the first items unloaded and placed
at your new