Self Packing Tips 2

  1. Keep the following supplies and accessories on hand:
  2. Boxes, all sizes
  3. Bubble wrap or other cushioning material
  4. Marking pens
  5. Tape measure
  6. Furniture pads or blankets
  7. Packing tape and scissors
  8. To save time- choose a room to pack few items each day.
  9. Pack small appliances in original container or a box cushioned with wadded newsprint or bubble wrap.
  10. For major appliances, check with the manufacturer for special moving instructions. Have your refrigerator, washerand dryer disconnected and ready for the movers to move to your new home.
  11. Pack books in small boxes so they won't be so heavy. Reinforce the bottom of the box with extra tape to preventthem from giving out.
  12. Mark each box with an inventory list and destination room. This way your movers will know where each box belongsat your new home.
  13. Always stack dishes upward when packing.
  14. Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
  15. Be sure to pack important and memorable documents in a separate box for example; health insurance, familyrecords, passports, photo albums and jewelry for easy accessibility.
  16. Label each box with the room in the new home to which it should be delivered.
  17. Number the boxes and keep a list of what is in each box.
  18. Clearly mark fragile items.
  19. Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food,and drinks). Keep it in an easy-to-find place when you pack.
  20. Keep a medical kit accessible.
  21. If you have children, pack a bag of games and activities for the trip.