General packing tips

  • Ensure there is adequate parking for the moving van.
  • Arrange elevator times for both your origin and your destination.
  • If possible, remove glass shelves from cabinets.
  • Secure lids tightly on all liquids.
  • Defrost and clean fridges and freezers prior to moving day.
  • Tape open foodstuff boxes and bag them in plastic grocery bags for extra security.
  • Bundle brooms, mops, skis and garden tools together for easy handling.
  • Arrange to have ice makers, gas appliances, chandeliers and grandfather clocks serviced prior to moving day.
  • Secure loose cords with garbage bag ties and take them with you.
  • Leave folded clothes and linens in dresser drawers.
  • Take jewelry, valuable or fragile items, unwrapped floor lamps, currency, documents, collections, etc. (seeabove), pets and any open cartons in your own vehicle.
  • Mark all boxes and especially the "need-right-away-items" for when you arrive (toiletries, snacks, etc). Includea "special" box with a new game or book for each of the little ones to keep them occupied and give them something tolook forward to). Plan to eat out, or order your meal in - for the first night. Ask your consultant for more tips tomake yours a smooth efficient move!