Tips On Packaing
|Follow these guidelines in packing
your household goods. You will save a great deal by packing yourself.|
strong containers that are in good condition and that can be secured tightly
with twine or strapping tape. These can usually be purchased from your moving
company for $1.00 to $7.00 depending on the size. Purchase special boxes for
dishes, wardrobe and other special items.
Label each box with its contents, which
room it should go in, whether it is fragile and whether it should be loaded last
so as to be unloaded first.
Don't load more than 50 pounds into any
one box, and make sure the weight is evenly distributed.
Cushion contents with
newspaper or other packing material to prevent breakage. Use newsprint or tissue
paper for items that might be soiled by newspaper.
Pack books tightly on
end in small boxes. Alternate bindings and wrap valuable books separately.
your rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in their wrappings
for easier handling.
Remove all breakables and liquids from
drawers and pack them separately. Seal medicines and other containers to prevent
leaking and pack in a leak proof bag or container.
Pack linen and clothing
in drawers, but don't overload them.
Carry all valuables with you. Don't pack
jewelry, documents, and coin or stamp collections or anything that will be
difficult to replace. Contents of a safety deposit box can be moved for you by