Stress Free Move

Packing

Packing is an important part of your move. On this page, you’ll find some packing tips for your move. Please refer to our eBook for additional packing tips and moving info.

Organizing your move

Take some time to decide the furniture and boxed items that you will take with you. Money-saving tip: Downsize as much as possible, since you only pay for what you take.

Keep track of what you plan to move by creating an inventory list. You can print the inventory list we provide in our eBook to help you perform a Cost benefit analysis with your mover.

Packing Supplies

The following packing supplies are always needed for any move
  • Boxes
  • Tape
  • Mattress covers for mattresses and box-springs
  • Bubble wrap

Types of boxes used by moving companies:

  • Book box – 16″ x 12″ x 12″ (1.5 cu/ft)
  • Medium box – 18″ x 18″ x 18″ (3 cu/ft)
  • Large box – 24″ x 18″ x 18″ (4.5 cu/ft)
  • Wardrobe box –  24″ x 40″ x 48″ (18 cu/ft)
Packing tips
  • The first items to pack are off-season clothing and books
  • If you’re packing yourself, start early and do a little every day
  • Add colored stickers to each box that represent different rooms in your home
  • All glass items need to be properly packed (with bubble-wrap, tape, cardboard)
  • Use china boxes or plastic bins for china
  • Pack essentials in a suitcase that you’ll take with you
  • Place heavier items in smaller boxes
  • Use the original box for your electronics or a specialty box
  • Remove gas from the lawn mower. Also, tape or strap rakes and shovels together
  • Disconnect washer, dryer and refrigerator before the moving men arrive
  • Remove clothes from dresser drawers

If you’re moving

This e-book will save you time and money on your next move

Click the link below to purchase the eBook and gain immediate access to all the necessary information for a smooth transition to your new home, with a mover’s tips and tricks for a successful move.