RECOMMENDED MOVING PACKING MATERIALS
and GENERAL PACKING GUIDELINES
RECOMMENDED PACKING MATERIALS
Cartons. Packing cartons are specifically designed in various sizes for various purposes and the contents they contain. The cartons that you may get from your local grocery or liquor store may be damaged, cut or have the corners crushed. Look for cartons in good condition with the covers intact. You may also ask your mover regarding the purchase of used or new cartons. They will have cartons specifically designed for items such as mirrors, beds, china, clothing etc.
Packing paper. You may save up newspaper for use in packing, but note the ink may rub off onto the items packed requiring cleaning before being put away. You can purchase packing paper from your mover, which will not soil your belongings.
Packing tape. Masking tape is not recommended. The best tape is plastic and approximately 1.5 to 2 inches wide.
Bubble wrap and tissue. Used to wrap very delicate, fragile items such as figurines.
Scissors or a cutting blade.
Markers. Used to label the contents of cartons.
GENERAL PACKING GUIDELINES
Begin packing well in advance. Start with items least used in your household.
Pack one room at a time, labeling each carton with the general contents and the destination room in the new home.
Cartons containing fragile or high value items should be clearly marked for your mover.
Follow the guideline below as to what cartons to use for your belongings, and remember, the heavier the contents, the smaller the carton.
Ensure the bottoms of the cartons are well taped to hold the contents.
When packing individual cartons, place the heavier items on the bottom, graduating to the lightest items on top.