Today is Sunday December 17, 2017

 

Packing Tips

Pack one room at a time labeling each box appropriately (on top and side) with a description of its contents and which room the box belongs in. Also label boxes containing breakable or sentimental items with Fragile. Keep a detailed list of what items are packed in each box to make unpacking easier.

Empty all drawers of breakable or spillable items. To keep from unnecessary damage, it’s a good idea to put all furniture knobs, feet, screws, etc. in one container that you can keep with you so the parts won’t get lost.

Do not pack flammable goods or heat sensitive items like candles, records, audio and video tapes, computer disks, propane tanks, aerosol cans, oil based paints, and certain cleaning fluids.

Wrap items inpidually and always place a layer of crushed paper in the bottom of the carton for cushioning. Fill empty spaces with additional crushed paper.

Make sure cartons are firmly packed with heavier items on bottom and lighter ones on top. If you’ll be putting some boxes in storage, make sure to pack according to the seasons during which your things will be in storage and mark the boxes accordingly.

Put heavy items in small boxes so that they’re easier to carry.

When packing the truck, make sure the items you’ll need first are loaded in last (i.e. kids toys, kitchen items, telephone and radio) to make access easier.

 

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