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Packing Household Items

When you’re moving your entire household, it can get overwhelming. Know which of your belongings should be packed first, together, or not at all, to keep them safe and organized during a move.

  • How to Pack Bathroom Items for Moving

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Packing up the bathroom may seem like a daunting prospect, but the name of the game is really consolidation. You'll probably do a lot of throwing out when you pack up your bathroom, but what's left will be very easy to pack and ship.

  • How to Protect Your House When Moving

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    When you decide to relocate to a new place, it's very important to protect your house when moving. Whether you have hired professional movers, or you have chosen to handle everything by yourself, moving heavy furniture and other household items around the house can cause a lot of...

  • How to Pack and Move a Sofa

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Packing a sofa is one of the most tedious tasks during a move. It not only requires a considerable amount of strength but also careful handling. People may use different types of couches ranging from sofa cum beds to leather sofas, or one simply made of wood. Usually there is a...

  • How to Pack and Move Items in Garage or Shed

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Packing up your garage or shed is one of the more difficult parts of the moving process. Generally, these items will be complex to pack, and you will also need to take some time in sorting through them. However, there are some procedures and tips for packing garages or shed, that...

  • How to Pack a Dining Room Set

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on February 21, 2013

    Your dining room is one of the most unused rooms in the house, which makes it a great place to start your packing process. However, it also contains some of your most elegant and treasured furniture and possessions, such as china. Packing your dining room table and chairs is...

  • How to Pack a China Cabinet

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on February 22, 2013

    The following guide will instructs you how to effectively pack your china cabinet to ensure its safety during transport and arrival at your new home undamaged and intact.

  • How to Pack and Move a Table

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 3, 2013

    A glass-topped coffee table is not only heavy but also delicate and fragile. You will need to exercise caution and diligence when wrapping, moving, and loading it onto a moving truck to ensure that it doesn't shatter or sustain any damage, cracks, or scratches. A lot of people...

  • How to Pack and Move a Grandfather Clock

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 6, 2013

    Grandfather clocks are among the most difficult items to move due to their delicate nature and high value. Here are some basic steps to disassemble, pack, and reassemble your grandfather clock to ensure that it will work effectively in your new home. Disassembling and packing a...

  • How to Pack a Crib

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on January 23, 2014

    Your baby's crib requires careful disassembly and wrapping to ensure it doesn't sustain damage during a move. Your baby's safety depends on the integrity of the crib, so be sure to exercise care when taking apart and packing a crib on your own. Here are some useful tips on how to...

  • How to Pack an Computer / Office Chair

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 4, 2014

    Read on for some helpful tips on how to properly pack and wrap your computer chair for your next, so you can make sure that it arrives at your new home intact and ready to be placed in your new office.

  • How to Pack a Dresser for Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on February 4, 2014

    When packing and loading heavy furniture for your move, it's important to follow specific procedures to protect the furniture from damage and to prevent injury to yourself. Dressers are bulky and heavy items, which require at least two people to move and proper materials to limit...

  • How to Pack Mattress and Bed for Moving

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 20, 2014

    If you are relocating to a new place, you'll need to learn how to properly pack your mattresses and beds for the move. From bunk beds to waterbeds, and from king size mattresses to twin size, we've got all the tips you need to help make your move easy and organized. How to pack...

  • Top Items to Pack with Bubble Wrap

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 14, 2014

    When packing for a move, properly protecting your most fragile items is a major concern- it's imperative your fragile wedding china, crystal wine glasses, and costly flat screen TV arrive at your new home without so much as a scratch. Unpacking boxes filled to the brim with...

  • Packing the Basement for a Move

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 1, 2014

    Packing up the basement for a move might seem like a daunting task, but in reality, it's not so bad. Just follow these important tips on how to pack a basement and you'll have it done in no time. TIP: When packing for your move, start with the basement or attic first. You'll feel...

  • How to Pack an Air Conditioner

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 7, 2014

    To pack an air conditioner, you might think all you have to do is toss it in a box and seal it up, but you'd be wrong. While the packing itself might not be very detailed, there are steps you should take to make sure that once your A/C is packed, it arrives in your new home in...

  • How to Pack Cleaning Products

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 18, 2014

    If you're moving to a new place use these tips and learn how to pack cleaning supplies for before you move. It will save you time and money as you don't have to run to the store to buy more cleaning products after shifting to your new home. Sort your cleaning supplies Before you...

  • How to Pack a Bed Canopy

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 22, 2014

    If you have a four-poster bed with a canopy, you might not know where to start when you have to pack it up for a move. Here, you'll learn how to pack a bed canopy to ensure that it arrives to your new home in one piece so you can get a good night's sleep after your move....

  • Tips to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 3, 2013

    Are you preparing for a move but are worried about the safety of your belongings? The best solution is to use plastic wrap, also known as, stretch wrap for furniture to protect it from dirt and any other kind of damage. Plastic wrap packing is one of the most effective ways to...

  • Packing Crystal Items for Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    Elegant crystal vases, glassware, china dishes give your home a classy touch - but what happens when it's time to move them? Often heavy yet extremely fragile and valuable, crystal deserves the utmost care when packing and moving to your new home. However, with the proper packing...

  • How to Pack Lamps for Moving

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on April 15, 2010

    Lamps are some of the most common items in your home that you'll have to move. However, they can be the most difficult items to pack. With the light bulbs, lampshades, and electrical cords, there are quite a few fragile pieces of each lamp. But, if you pack according to the...

  • How to Pack Vases for Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 29, 2013

    Packing vases for moving is not a simple task-they are extremely delicate, fragile, and vulnerable to damage. To ensure their safety during relocation, you need to protect and handle them with utmost care. Here's how to pack glass vases for moving to ensure that they arrive...

  • How to Pack Artwork and Antiques

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    While there are several items that are particularly delicate and need special preparations, you artwork and antiques are likely to be at the top of this list.

  • How to Pack and Protect Your Furniture for a Move

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    Packing and moving furniture such as beds, sofas, tables, or china cabinets could be difficult especially if you plan to move yourself. As these items are delicate, heavy, large, as well as easily damaged, they need to be properly protected during the move to ensure their good...

  • How to Pack Your Man Cave

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on May 14, 2013

    For the die-hard and unwavering sports fans, paying homage to favorite teams by dedicating an entire room to them is part of the game. Whether it's your Johnny Unitas Hall of Fame memorabilia, the fly ball you caught at the "Green Monster" or your life-sized cut out of Jerry...

  • How to Pack a Bookcase

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 3, 2014

    Bookcases are usually large, bulky and very inconvenient to move, so take some measures to ensure a safe transport of your personal library. Here are some tips on how to pack a bookcase or bookshelf for moving so that it remains in excellent condition and house your favorite...

  • How to Pack an Entertainment Center or TV Stand

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 14, 2014

    Whether it's a heavy unit with multiple shelves or a simple TV stand, our tips will help your move get easy and fun. Just follow the steps explained in this guide and you'll be all set to enjoy your favorite movies, games, and TV shows at your new house. Here's how you can pack...

  • How to Pack Knickknacks for a Move

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    You know that drawer in your house, the one that's full of little things that you're not sure where to put? You might still want to bring those things with you. Fortunately, packing knickknacks is a relatively simple process.

  • How to Pack a Chandelier

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on February 11, 2014

    Chandeliers are an elegant addition to any home. However, since these ornate light fixtures are quite expensive and extremely fragile, it can be quite challenging to pack a chandelier when moving. Here are some steps to learn how to pack a chandelier for moving so it makes it to...

  • How to Pack an Attic

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 30, 2014

    Packing an attic doesn't have to be difficult. Yes, it might be an awkward space that's usually filled with junk, but chances are it's not that bad. While going through your stuff and deciding what to get rid of should be the first step in every room of the house when packing,...

  • How to Pack and Move an Armoire or Wardrobe

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on September 18, 2018

    Moving a house is not an easy job, especially when you have heavy furniture at home. However, with the correct approach and a set of tips, you can make moving quick and simple. Although it would still require manpower and efficiency, your move would be a lot easier. So, here goes...

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