• Fill containers to capacity or fill extra packets of space with packing material.
  • Pack heavy items in small boxes.
  • Label each box so you can find what you need.
  • Leave space to reach back of unit and put frequently used items near the front.
  • Don’t use newsprint to pack anything that could be stained by the ink.
  • Dishes and glassware boxes should have a layer of padding on top and bottom, and each item should be wrapped.
  • Nest bowls and cups and stand plates on end.
  • Pack delicate lamp shades separately.
  • Pack mirrors, windows and record albums on edge.
Clothing and Furniture
  • Appliances should be clean and dry.
  • Leave refrigerator or freezer doors ajar.
  • Some goods can be stored in appliances and stacked on top of them.
  • Clothing, curtains and drapes should be cleaned and stored on hangers,hanging cartons are often available on site.
  • Stand sofas and mattresses on end on pallet of plastic sheet.
  • Disassemble beds and tables and wrap legs or put them upside down on floor.
  • Wrap large lamp bases in padding and pad smaller lamps and put them in boxes
  • Metal objects like tools and bikes should be wiped with a rag containing machine oil to avoid rust.
  • Pack books flat and put boxes with books or papers on skids, plastic or pallets to prevent moisture absorption.
  • Save and use original holiday decoration cartons.
  • Wrap Christmas lights around a piece of cardboards, and put packing paper or newsprint around all of it inside box.