Packing Tips

  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Fill the bottoms of wardrobe boxes as well. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.
  • Use only small boxes for books. They get very heavy, very fast.
  • Never use printed newsprint to wrap fine china.
  • Always stack dishes upwards when packing.
  • Pack important documents and jewelry place in a secure place: children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.
  • Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  • Clearly label all boxes on top and side.
  • If you are doing disassembly and reassembly, remove all hardware, label item in ziplock bags, and place in a set up box. 
  • Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items.