Moving Tips

  • Pack a bag with essential clothes, toiletries and documents to keep with you, separate from items being moved in the truck.
  • Start Early.  Reserve your company early.  The end of the month is the busiest time for moving companies and truck rental companies.
  • Start packing as soon as you have a move date set.  Start in your garage, attic, basement, storage closet, or where ever your least used items are kept
  • Donate, sell, recycle or dispose of items you no longer want and won’t need to move.
  • Heavy items go in small boxes.
  • Empty drawers.
  • Tape boxes. Do not interlock tops or bottoms.
  • Use markers to clearly identify contents of each box, what room they are to be placed in, and whether the box is fragile or heavy.
  • Pack heavy items at the bottom of boxes.
  • Pack breakables with at least an inch of paper or material
  • between them.
  • Do not use news paper as packing material, as it can stain some items.
  • Do not over pack boxes so that they can not be closed easily.
  • Do not use boxes with open tops, they can not be stacked properly.
  • Pack valuables/essentials together and set aside.  Move them in your own vehicle or put them on the truck last and verify their arrival and where they are placed.
  • Pack clothes and soft items in your luggage or heavy-duty garbage bags.
  • Use wardrobe boxes for your hanging items.
  • Pack electrical equipment in original boxes, if possible.  Tape power chords and remote controls and other accessories to the base of the item.
  • Disassemble pressed wood and particle board furniture.  Bag and tape hardware to the largest piece.  Take pictures of the disassembly to facilitate reassembly.
  • Empty refrigerators and freezers.  Defrost one day in advance.
  • Box sealed foods.  Consume perishables and open food containers prior to the move.
  • Open food containers should not be packed as they can attract insects.
  • Containers with liquids that have already already been opened should not be packed as they can spill.
  • Notify your neighbors and management of building or community.
  • Reserve parking, elevators or loading docks ahead of time.
  • Relax, moving can be a very stressful event.  Our trained staff is here to help you.