Pack on a room-by-room basis and do one area of the room at a time. Start packing several cartons each day a few weeks before your move. Take an inventory of what you pack. Note where packed boxes are to go, especially those that need to go to storage.
Protect it inside with cushioning materials. It’s important to properly cushion the contents of each carton. Protect it inside with cushioning materials. It’s important to properly cushion the contents of each carton.
Wrap each item separately. Proper cushioning material, combined with a strong outer container, will help protect your belongings. Use enough cushioning material to ensure that the contents cannot move easily when you shake the box.
Items that Should not be Shipped
When you are planning your move, some common household items should not be included in your shipment (as a general rule, if the item is flammable, combustible or explosive it should not be included):
Open containers of liquid
Propane tanks or cans,Gas or oils
Open alcohol containers, Open non-sealed food containers
Welding gas, Antifreeze, Bleach
Be on hand when the movers arrive
Discuss the delivery arrangements fully with your driver
Have beds stripped and ready to be packed
Save your energy — let the moving crew disassemble
items like pool tables or swing sets
Tell your driver how to reach you at your destination and en route
Keep in contact with the mover’s agent at your destination while you are in transit