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well in advance of moving day. This avoids the last minute
packing rush and strain. Start with your least used items.
contents of each carton you pack for easy unpacking.
an "Open Me First" first box. Contents could include:
toilet paper, garbage bags, coffee pot; or any other items
you'll need right away.
pack articles above the top of the carton flap edge.
and Records should be packed on their edges, in small cartons
weighing not more than 40 to 50 pounds.
all fragile or heavy items from dresser drawers. Blankets,
towels and pillow may be left in drawers, or packed in large
cartons (5 cubic or 6 cubic cartons).
mirrors, glass tables tops and valued paintings should be
packed in a special cartons. Try using a small or large
stickers on cartons will alert you and the movers to give
special attention and care to these containers.
marking cartons, mark them not only on the side, but also
on the top for easier identification.
packing china, place heavy items on the bottom of the container.
All flat pieces should be placed on their edge with lots
of packing material in the bottom of the carton for support.
not pack irons or heavy kitchenware in the same container
with china or crystal or any other breakables.
not use newspaper for wrapping. The paint will run off.
Use packing paper available at Your Moving Depot Inc.
clean towels or tissue to pack lampshades to avoid soiling.
sure to remove all light bulbs from lamps before packing.
are available and serve as a portable closet to transport
clothing, drapes or curtains. Wardrobes are excellent storage
after the move, for seasonal clothing storage.
in bottles should be securely fastened.
not leave trays, grills, etc., loose in the refrigerator,
stove or freezer.
fixtures fastened to the wall such as drapery tracks, lights,
ceiling fans etc., should be taken down and hardware packed
in a bag for easy assembly at your destination.
items not included in the move should be kept separate so
as not to be moved in error.
items such as outboard motors and powers are drained of
any fuel and oil.
tools such as lathes, saws and grinders should be dismantled
for safe moving.