DIY Packing Tips
For those who prefer self-packing, we’ve compiled a few tips to enhance your safety and efficiency:
– Avoid over-packing boxes; heavier items go in smaller boxes.
– Begin with items you won’t need immediately.
– Personally transport legal documents, valuables, and medical records.
– Wrap dishes individually and nest cups and bowls.
– Utilize drawers to transport clothing.
– Remember to retrieve items from attics or sheds for the movers.
– Ensure appliances are empty and disconnected before moving day.
Safe and Organized Packing
To ensure a smooth move, adhere to these practices:
– Pack lamps and shades separately.
– Label cartons with contents and assign rooms.
– Mark items as fragile when applicable.
– Seal boxes securely; no open boxes will be transported.
– Observe the law regarding hazardous materials; movers can’t transport flammables or explosives.
Avoid packing mistakes:
– Never pack heavy and fragile items together.
– Refrain from using newspapers to wrap china or lampshades.
– Protect mirrors, framed pictures, and breakables.