Anonymous asked in TravelTravel (General)Packing & Preparation · 1 decade ago

Moving tips ASAP!!!!??!?!?

I'm mopving April 1st....across the street lol....but i have a 2 year old brother with LOTS of toys. I have my mom and step dads stuff too and including all together we have LOTS of stuff...Is there ANY tips that we can get? Btw...were low on money so nothing expensive


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  • 1 decade ago
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    Moving across the street will make this easy for your family. Have neighbors and friends help. Maybe even your local church. For really heavy or huge items contact a small local mover for labor only.


    Good packing is key!

    Pack as much as you can into boxes. This will provide greater protection for your

    belongings and will make loading your trailer much easier. Unusually shaped items

    take up more space and make loading more difficult. Packing and padding your

    items are keys to having a successful move. Don't skimp on packing supplies. They

    are far cheaper than broken or damaged belongings.

    Start packing several weeks before your move date, taking it one room at a time.

    Begin with things you use less frequently, such as books and knick knacks. Pack

    each room in separate boxes and label each box with its contents. Reinforce the

    bottom of all boxes with tape. Fill each box to its capacity, using paper or fillers to

    eliminate empty spaces. The top and sides of each box shouldn't bulge, nor should

    they cave in when closed. Pack heavy items, such as books, in smaller boxes. Keep

    the weight of each box down to a manageable level.

    Leave lightweight linens and clothing in their drawers. Pack extra linens, pillows

    and stuffed animals in large garbage bags and tape closed. Plan to use these bags as

    cushions or fillers in your trailer. Disassemble any items you can. Be aware of items

    with sharp corners or projections and keep them from puncturing or scratching

    other objects. Pack your valuables and essentials separately and plan on keeping

    these items with you.


    Wrap with blankets or bubble wrap. Secure padding to furniture. Do not use tape

    directly on wood or painted surfaces. Remove legs from furniture if possible. Place

    wing nuts or screws in envelopes or plastic bags and tape to underside of furniture.

    Coat fine wood furnishings with wax to protect against scratches. Place sofa

    cushions and pillows in bags to use as pads or fillers in the trailer. Move dressers

    with contents in drawers to avoid repacking. Secure drawers from opening during



    Whenever possible use original shipping boxes for computers, printers and other

    electronic items. You might even consider double boxing. Follow manufacturer's

    instructions for moving when available. Immobilize moving parts and remove all

    detachable cables and wires. Color code or label wiring for easier re installation.

    Tape electrical cords to back of appliance to prevent plug damage and wrap each

    piece with bubble wrap. CDs and software do not survive high temperatures. If you

    are shipping your goods during the warmer seasons, consider keeping these items

    with you.

    Major Appliances

    Clean and dry all appliances at least 24 hours before your move date. Consider

    using empty space in your appliances to move lightweight or crushable items.

    Remove broiler pan and racks from your oven. Tape burners or coil elements to the

    top of your stove and tape down all knobs. Disconnect and empty all washing

    machine hoses and store them inside the machine. Immobilize the tub with a brace

    or by placing towels between the tub and sidewall. Tape electrical cords to each

    appliance and tape all doors and lids closed.

    Dishes and Glassware

    Wrap breakables in tissue paper/bubble wrap and use newspaper to fill extra spaces

    in boxes. Pack plates on their edges. Consider using pot holders and dish towels to

    cushion the bottom and sides of your boxes. For greater protection, purchase "dish

    packs" sold by BusyBee Moving.

    Fine silver should be wrapped in cloth or silver paper.

    Lamps and Decor

    Remove all bulbs and shades from lamps. Pack in sturdy cartons labeled "fragile".

    Wrap each wall hanging individually with bubble wrap, blankets, or towels. Pack

    flat items on their edges. For large mirrors or pictures, cover both sides with bubble

    wrap and heavy cardboard, then bind with tape.

    Lawn and Garage Items

    Drain all gasoline and oil from lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws and other

    equipment. Disconnect all batteries. Empty propane tanks from barbecue grill and

    properly purge hose. Secure lid and immobilize moving parts. Strap long garden

    tools together into a bundle. Pack heavy power tools into small sturdy boxes and fill

    spaces with newspaper. Poisonous, flammable and corrosive items cannot be shipped.

    Recommended Packing Supplies:

    cardboard boxes

    plastic sheets/tarp


    padding/bubble wrap

    newspaper/packing paper

    box/shipping tape

    scissors/pocket knife

    small tool kit

    sandwich bags


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  • 5 years ago

    Moving or Relocating to one to another city or state is very stressful. We have to do lots of things while moving to another location. Here are some useful tips to make your moving a hassle-free experience. To know more @

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