Packing Best Practices

It Starts at Home!

Being prepared makes the storage job a whole lot easier. Here are some things you can do at home that may help.

Use Same Box Size

Using the same size containers or boxes makes stacking easier and utilizes space in the most efficient way.

Reinforce Boxes

Use multiple strips of packing tape on the bottom of each box to add extra strength.

Fill Heavy to Light

For balance, place heavier items in the bottom of your boxes, lighter items on top.

Label your Boxes

Label your containers or boxes on all sides with details of the contents. Use large print – easy to see from a distance.

Use Color Codes

Streamline your move by color coding boxes according to the room they belong in.

Protect Breakables

Use unprinted newsprint and bubble wrap to protect your glassware, dishes and other breakables.

Use a Hand truck

Using a hand truck to move more than one box at a time saves time and protects your back against strain.

Wardrobe Boxes

Use a wardrobe box to move hanging clothes. Wardrobe boxes are easily moved using a hand truck. For dual use, place shoes and rugged gear in the bottom of the wardrobe box.