Moving Tips to Keep in Mind
Self Packing – A few weeks before your move,start packing items you won’t be needing prior to your move. By pacing yourself, you’ll be more organized and the job won’t be so overwhelming.
One Room At A Time – It’s best not to mix items from different rooms in one box.
Small Items – To prevent small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap miniature knickknacks and other small items in brightly-colored tissue paper before placing them in the box.
On the Boxes – To make un-packing easier, label each box with your family name, which room and a general description of the contents.
Double-Box Fragile Items – will add plenty of cushioning.
Reasonable Box Weight – Preventing injuries, keep weight about 50lbs or less. Put heavy items in smaller boxes to make them easier to carry.
Wrapping Items – Use only unprinted newsprint paper to wrap items. Regular newsprint are messy and can soil your possessions.
Clean & Strong Boxes – If you prefer re-used boxes from grocery or liquor stores, be sure boxes are clean, and ensure the weight of the items that you’ll be putting in them.
Hazardous Items – Common household items that can NOT be included in your shipment. Examples are flammables, such as, paints, varnishes, thinners, gasoline, kerosene, oils, bottled gas, aerosol cans, nail polish and nail polish remover, ammunition, explosives, corrosives, cleaning fluids, and detergents.
Personal Items – We advise you that you should personally transport irreplaceable photos, personal documents, financial documents, jewelry, etc.
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