Packing Tips

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Do-it-yourself packing can be a hassle and a big job to go along with planning your moving day. Around The Clock Movers offers supplies for do-it-yourself packing or a complete full service moving and package. Which means we will pack all your belongings, load them, take them to your final destination and unload them. However, with the right packing supplies from Around The Clock Movers and a little bit of effort, packing yourself could save you quite a bit of money. Follow our packing tips and our best packing ideas and you can achieve professional results just like our trained movers.

  1. Gather all the packing supplies you need before you start. There is nothing more frustrating then having to stop in the middle of your packing because of shortage on packing supplies.
  2. Pack heavier items on the bottom of all your boxes. As a rule of thumb, packed boxes should weigh no more than 50 lbs.
  3. Make sure you double wrap and double tape all fragile belongings especially the bottom of the box.
  4. Pack one room at a time. This will help you stay more organized.
  5. When packing fragile items, be sure to wrap each item individually. Boxes should be filled with packing paper for extra padding as well.
  6. Number each box and make a list. This will make unpacking much easier and quicker. This will also help you know if any box is missing.
  7. When moving liquids make sure they are in a sealable container.
  8. Keep clothing in dressing drawers and hang clothes in wardrobe boxes.
  9. Do not pack valuable documents in boxes. They should be kept with you.
  10. For essential items that you need the most, label the box “load last, unload first”. This will prevent you from having to dig around for a while just to find the right box.
  11. If you plan to pack with garbage bags make sure you get the thicker bags to prevent rips and tears. Don’t pack anything sharp or with edges in the garbage bags, only softer items such as t-shirts, sweaters, and stuffed animals.