Packing and Moving Tips

Packing and Moving Tips

Packing for a Succesful Move

Packing Materials

Packing properly means that your items arrive safely at the new location and are easy for you to find in the unpacking process. Before you start, obtain the following items at any major retailer, hardware store, or Able Moving Services.

  • Razor knife & scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Assorted Boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • News wrap

Packing Tips:

  1. Pack one room at a time.
  2. Ensure that each box is clearly labelled with its intended location in the new house. (Ex. Living room, Garage, Den etc.) Also clearly label any boxes that are fragile or sentimental.
  3. Empty all drawers of breakable or spillable items.
  4. Wrap all items individually, especially if they are breakable or will scratch easily.
  5. Pack boxes boxes full so items can't move and make sure that the heavier items are on the bottom of the box.
  6. Put heavy items in small boxes so they are easy to carry.
  7. Use a small box or plastic container to collect pieces such as furniture knobs and screws in one place. Label that box clearly and keep it with you so you know exactly where it is at the new place.
  8. Pack items according to how frequently you use them so that you won't have to unpack all the boxes in the same day. You will only need to unpack a few essential boxes to get started.
  9. Do not pack Aerosol, Paint, or other flammable and heat sensitive material. Discuss the safest way to transport these items with your moving company.