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Asked by Len

November 18, 2013 under Others

dishes, misc items


Answered by Nicole La Capria

November 19, 2013

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Where to Start?

Packing is a time-consuming process that requires use of the proper procedures and materials to ensure your belongings remain intact and damage-free during transit. You may have trouble deciding where to begin packing for your move.

  • Purge the junk. It's much easier to get organized and start the packing process if there are fewer things to pack. Downsize your belongings by designating items to donate, sell, or throw away.
  • Gather your materials. Professional packing supplies are a must to provide optimal protection for your goods. Be sure to have plenty of sturdy cardboard boxes, packing tape, packing paper, bubble wrap for fragile items and markers for labeling.
  • Pack least important to most important. Always pack the items you use least often first to avoid inconvenience--such as out-of-season clothing, books, DVDs and CDs, collectibles, knickknacks and decorations that serve no purpose other than ornamental.

Fragile Items

When packing your dishes and other fragile items, be sure they are carefully wrapped and protected. Wine glasses, vases, lamps, antiques, mirrors, and glassware all require special attention when packing to ensure they arrive at your new home without a scratch.

Other Tips

  • If you will have limited space for transporting your belongings, there are a variety of helpful strategies to save space while packing.
  • Always clearly label your boxes to stay organized and make unpacking a breeze.
  • Be sure you have enough moving boxes for your move by determing in advance on how many you will need.
  • Browse over a hundred packing guides and videos right here at Movers.com for more packing help and tips!

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