Moving Tips & Advice

Self-packing Moving Tips:
-Use boxes and cartons of adequate size and strength
-When packing fragile items, always cushion bottom of carton and between layers
-Wrap fragile items individually
-Place heavier items in the lower part of the carton and lighter items in the upper levels
-Be generous with newsprint cushioning; it absorbs shock
-Make sure all items are firmly packed in each carton. Loose items may move during transit and cause damage
-Do not overfill cartons. Make sure the tops close easily without bulging
-Double tape and use PVC or strapping tape to keep cartons from bursting during transit

Moving Tips & AdviceWhen labeling an box or carton:

-Make sure to use a heavy marking pen. Mark the tops and sides of all cartons
-List the general content of each carton, and mark the room each carton should be placed when it arrives (kitchen, master, bedroom, etc.)
– Mark boxes containing fragile items “FRAGILE
– For items you will need immediately after you arrive at your new home, mark boxes with “LOAD LAST” or “UNLOAD FIRST”
– When appropriate, mark the carton “THIS END UP”

By law, household movers cannot transport hazardous materials such as:

-paint thinners, oils and varnishes
-bottled gas or propane
-lamp oil
-all flammables, explosives and corrosives
-motor oils and fuel


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