Home > Moving Guides > Packing Guides and Tips > Packing Miscellaneous Items

Packing Miscellaneous Items

Some belongings don’t belong in a specific room, or are forgot about until the last minute. If you don’t dispose of miscellaneous items before a move, there are easy and resourceful ways to pack them.

  • Packing Books

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Packing books requires some special considerations because they're so heavy and can be fragile. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods for keeping your reading materials safe in transit.

  • How to Pack Your Shoes for a Move

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on October 5, 2018

    Shoes can be expensive and, as they go on and off the shoe store shelves so quickly, they can be difficult to replace. Taking a little extra time to pack them properly will likely save you all the hassle of having to replace shoes that were perfectly good in the first place.

  • How to Pack For Your Vacation

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 24, 2013

    While every person and every trip has specific and individual needs, we can all use a little guidance to figure out where and how to start making our packing plans. Read on for some tips on how to decide what to pack for your vacation, save space, and prevent an important item...

  • Packing Clothing

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Clothes can be easily ruined on the way to your new home, so you'll want to make sure that everything is protected. There are a few methods for packing your clothes, depending on where they are stored.

  • Packing Jewelry

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on April 15, 2010

    A jewelry collection is one of the trickiest things to move. Since each piece of jewelry can be fragile and easily broken (not to mention expensive and sentimental), it is important to pack your collection the right way. Follow the advice below, and you can pack your jewelry like...

  • Packing Ties

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on April 15, 2010

    Ties are often made out of delicate materials like silk, making them susceptible to creases or other damage if not packed properly. To avoid this, follow the advice outlined below, which will give you a couple different methods for packing ties.

  • How to Pack Necklaces

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 7, 2013

    The following guide will provide you with several solutions to packing necklaces to ensure that they arrive in your new home untwisted and tangle-free.

  • How to Pack and Store Fur

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 26, 2013

    If you are looking for information on how to move with your fur coats, wraps, or other fur garments, this guide will provide you with the steps to prevent the development of mold, keep the pieces from being crushed, inhibit molting, and stave off other problems that could arise.

  • How to Pack or Wrap Sculptures or Statues

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on April 1, 2013

    This guide will provide you with a step-by-step procedure on how to pack your sculptures and statues like a pro, while ensuring the safety of your collection during your move.

  • How to Pack and Transport a Car Battery

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 14, 2013

    This guide will explain how to safely pack and transport a car battery during your move so that it does not leak fluids and cause danger or damage to surrounding items.

  • How to Pack a Wardrobe

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 3, 2013

    This guide will take you through the process of packing your clothes in wardrobe boxes, and it will also provide you with information on the different types of wardrobe boxes that are available.

  • How to Pack Comic Books

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on May 21, 2013

    Need help to safely and securely pack up your 2D superhero adventures? Check out the packing steps and tips in this guide to move your comic books to your new residence, whether you have a moving service or are moving everything yourself.

  • How to Pack and Ship Firearms

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 21, 2013

    This guide is a brief tutorial on how to pack and ship firearms. With enough safety information, you can assure all parties who are sending and receiving the weapons are protected from both physical and legal harm.

  • How to Move an Outdoor Play Set

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 30, 2013

    When you are planning a move, you will have a multitude of tasks to take care of and many things to pack up and haul to your new home. Your kids' wooden backyard playground may seem like more trouble than its worth to relocate, but it likely cost you a significant amount of cash...

  • How to Pack Toys

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 5, 2013

    If you have children, you are most likely used to living in a home strewn with toys. When it comes time to move, the idea of sorting through the chaotic clutter and packing all of your child's toys neatly into boxes may seem like an impossible feat. Read on for some tips on how...

  • How to Pack and Transport Liquor

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 15, 2013

    This guide will inform you of how to pack your liquor properly for transit, how to know if you are legally permitted to move it across state lines, and how you can preserve the flavor and quality of valuable wine and liquor for long distance moves.

  • How to Pack Porcelain Dolls

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 29, 2014

    Antique porcelain dolls are incredibly delicate collectibles that are sometimes passed down as family heirlooms, surviving multiple generations. Because they are so delicate and fragile, they can be very easily damaged and even the slightest crack or missing piece can...

  • How to Pack Golf Clubs

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on February 4, 2014

    Whether you're an avid golfer or are just starting out as a hobby, if you have your own set of golf clubs, there's a good chance you've spent quite a bit of money on them - you'll want to protect that investment just as you would anything else you plan on moving. Golf clubs and...

  • How Pack an Elliptical

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 6, 2014

    You bought your elliptical machine to help you get in shape, so whether or not you actually use it often, you're probably going to want to bring it with you when you move. Elliptical machines can vary in size, usually depending on several factors, such as the variety of...

  • How to Pack Up Your Backyard

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

    Whether you're packing up your backyard for summer's end or you're moving on to a new home , it doesn't have to be hard. Unless you're one of the lucky people who live in an area where it's backyard weather year-round, the rest of us need to pack it up at some point every year...

  • How to Pack Tools for Your Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 5, 2013

    After packing up your entire home, you'll still have to tackle your outdoor storage. Packing your garage or shed can be a messy and difficult job--especially if your space is not very organized. Make sure to properly pack your tools and lawn equipment for your move with these...

  • How to Pack for a Camping Trip

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on June 25, 2015

    If you are planning a camping trip, you want to make sure you don't forget anything important. To help you remember to pack all of the essentials and use space efficiently, we've come up with a few packing tips for your next camping trip. Here is how to stay organized and prepare...

  • How to Pack Handbags

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on August 22, 2013

    It's the one thing many women (and men, thanks to the satchel) dare not leave the house without. Whether you own one or 100 handbags, and whether you choose function over fashion, you'll still want to be sure that they are packed and transported to your new place properly. It...

  • How to Pack and Move a Bachelor Pad

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 26, 2013

    In his pad, it is truly all about him. Blank of any female signs, a single man's apartment set up is entirely different than that of a married or dating man. From wall hangings to cleanliness, there is no doubt you can spot a bachelor pad when compared to a couple's apartment....

  • How to Pack a Personal Home Gym

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on August 1, 2013

    Hauling large, heavy exercise equipment in and out of a home and on and off a truck requires major muscle. When relocating expensive, sometimes electronic, exercise equipment, it is imperative to do so warily, making sure you dissemble and reassemble with care. Since personal...

  • How to Move Your Classroom

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on July 13, 2015

    When the school year ends, some teachers' jobs are not over. While some educators get to keep the same classrooms for the next school year, others are left to pack up their decorations and equipment for the summer. When August rolls around, these instructors will have to unpack...

  • How to Pack & Ship a Violin

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on January 23, 2014

    If you play the violin and are moving, it's only fitting that you'll want to continue making music after the relocation. All stringed instruments are extremely delicate, so you'll have to employ the proper packing steps to keep your violin safe and secure during transit. Use the...

  • How to Pack a Guitar

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on October 24, 2013

    Since you probably spent good money on your guitar, you don't want to arrive at your new home with broken strings and a cracked bridge.Learn how to pack it!

  • How to Pack Drums for a Move

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

    Moving musical instruments can be tricky--they are heavy yet delicate and valuable. Packing your drums for your move requires careful disassembly and proper materials to ensure your treasured drum set arrives at your new safely and without damage. Get quality packing supplies To...

Ask Moving Expert!

GO

Secure and trusted

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams AMSA Logo BBB Logo

Connect with us

Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest

© 2019 Movers.com