Packing Tips

big-idea-chalkboardElement Moving can handle all your packing needs for you… but if you do decide to do your own packing, here are a few tips from the pros to help.  Get the right equipment… By equipment, we mean the right boxes (professional quality), packing materials, tape, scissors, and permanent marker. Element Moving offers a custom set of packing materials suited to almost any item including mattresses, dishes, large articles, mirrors, and more.

Use the Right Techniques

  • Use wadded packing paper to provide cushion in your boxes.
  • Wrap fragile items in paper before placing in boxes.
  • Don’t over pack. Keep boxes and cartons to 50 pounds or less.
  • Be sure your boxes are filled to the top to ensure they do not get crushed when stacked.
  • Pack items you won’t need until after you are settled in your new location first.
  • Follow a schedule. Don’t underestimate how long it takes to pack!
  • Go room by room to stay organized.
  • As you complete a room, sort boxes and cartons by weight to make the loading process easier.
  • Label boxes clearly with your name, room, where the box should go in your new home, and a brief description of contents.

Know The No-No’s

Don’t pack the following items:

  • Flammable fluids such as lighter fluid or gasoline
  • Chemicals including auto maintenance fluids
  • Fireworks
  • Paints and paint thinner
  • Combustible objects such as oxygen bottles or propane tanks
  • Firearms
  • Live plants

Keepers

Keep the following items with you when you travel:

  • Family photos
  • Prescription drugs
  • Children’s toys
  • Important papers and personal records (wills, insurance policies, deeds, stock certificates, etc.)

Remember… Element Moving can help with any step of your move including packing and unpacking!