Moving Tips

Moving tips will help make the transition to your new home or office seamless and stress-free. Check out these moving tips from Armstrong Movers.

Curios and Figurines

Wrap curios and figurines with bubble wrap, then snuggly wrap with clean paper. If bubble wrap is not available, use clean newsprint paper to wrap the article until it is adequately cushioned.

Books

Lay books flat in the carton, alternating the spine and open side of the book. Place a piece of paper between books to prevent them sticking together. Because books are heavy, AM&S has a small book carton to make them easier to carry.

Clothes

Clothes are left on hangers and hung in special wardrobe cartons.

Shoes

Pack shoes in their original shoebox, if possible, and place in a carton. If shoeboxes are not available, individually wrap them to prevent abrasive damage.

Soft goods

Soft goods like pillows and bedding are packed in lined cartons separated by layers of clean paper.

Silverware

Silver is nested together and wrapped. The nested packs are cushioned in the silver chest. The chest is then wrapped in clean paper.

China

Carefully wrap china in sheets of clean newsprint paper. Place newsprint paper in the bottom of the carton for cushioning. Wrap each piece individually then wrap up to three in a bundle with a double layer of paper. Place these bundled items in the carton in a row on edge.

Packing

List contents and room on the outside of the carton. Clearly mark “Fragile” on the outside of cartons containing delicate items.

  • Use clean newsprint paper.
  • Write “Open First” on cartons containing essential items such as cooking utensils, toiletries, etc.
  • Separate breakables and non-breakables.

Pack all cartons tightly and use professional packing tape to seal the boxes.

Preparation

Pack items first that you don’t use frequently.

Start packing as soon as you find out you are moving. Never pack flammable items or non-allowable items. Use generous amounts of newsprint paper and or bubble wrap inside the carton on the top and bottom to provide good cushion.


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