• Boxes should have a lids and preferably be of uniform size

• The heavier the item, the smaller the box

• Smaller boxes are best for books, movies, canned goods, and other heavy items

• Always tape boxes shut for safety and security using packing tape. Duct tape does not adhere securely to corrugated cardboard and other types of tape may not provide adequate strength

• Avoid using used boxes. You never know what may be hiding inside

• Most movers will provide you with proper boxes and packing materials

By applying these helpful movin​g tips you can expect a better moving experience at less cost. More tips are available, such as:

 "Organizing Your Move",  "Do-it-Yourself Preparation" Access for Your Movers", "Residential Checklist", and "Precautionary Steps Before Leaving Your Premises"

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• Always pack and unpack breakables on top of a padded surface to minimize the chance of breakage

• Always stack dishes, books, video tapes, bathroom scales, pictures and mirrors on their side when packing

• Never use printed newsprint to wrap fine china and lampshades. The black print can cause permanent staining

• Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually and placing them in clearly labeled boxes with heaviest, least fragile items on the bottom

• Large, bulky items such as boots, can be placed in the bottom of the wardrobe boxes

• Pack non-combustible liquids in the leak proof containers or bins. Label it “liquids”

• Be consistent with your packing; avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box. List the contents on the top and sides of all boxes or ideally, on a detailed inventory list, by room