The Better The Packing, The Better The MoveProfessional packing is an added expense, but it often pays for itself in convenience and safety. Your mover has the expertise and materials to protect your possessions. Even if you have the time and energy to pack, consider leaving your delicate or fragile items (china, glassware, silver, clocks, etc.) for the professionals. If you're a determined do-it-yourselfer, do it right. Ask Budget Movers about specially designed containers and materials.
You can buy them at a minimum cost to assure maximum protection of your belongings.
53. Don't Use Newspaper for Packing.
Newsprint fades and the ink runs easily, possibly ruining the items it was supposed to protect.
54. Pack Toiletries Separately in Small Containers.
Be sure corks and caps are secure.
55. Don't Pack Too Compactly.
Give fragile items "breathing room" to avoid breakage. You can leave clothing in drawers, but remember -- overstuffing can cause drawers
56. Arrange for Proper Servicing of Your Appliances.
Contact a professional to arrange service for you.
57. Leave Fitted Sheets on Mattresses to protect them.
58. Spread Your Linens Around.
Instead of putting them all in one carton, use your linens as fillers to cushion other items.
59. Put Heavy Items on the Bottom and Then Fill Up with Lighter Things.
Use smaller cartons for books, cast-iron cookware, etc.
60. Package Stereo Equipment and Plasma Televisions in Original Packaging, if possible, or have them serviced by professionals.
61. Indicate Contents on the Outside of the Carton.
If possible, designate which room the carton should go in; it'll simplify things at your destination. Be sure to indicate on the outside of the carton
if the contents are especially fragile.
62. Combine Items You'll Need Immediately Upon Arrival in One Box.
Designate it "Unload First." Include necessities like toilet paper, paper towels, cups, a can opener, soap, etc.