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VOLUMES OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS    HOW TO PACK MOST COMMON ITEMS

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Reserve Early

If you are moving yourself, be sure to reserve your vehicle at the earliest possible date. To avoid any problems, make a reservation deposit at least two to four weeks prior to you scheduled move date. Scheduling your move Monday through Thursday , if possible, will help. Remember, weekends are generally the busiest times for rental vehicles.

 


Plan & Pack Early

Be sure to purchase plenty of boxes and begin packing as soon as you can. Time will run out sooner than you think! Be sure to purchase enough supplies. A typical 3-4 bedroom home will use approximately 70-120 boxes. Use the link to the boxes page for a guide that will help in estimating the correct amount. Do not worry about overbuying, as we will purchase back any unused boxes.

 

Packing Tips

  • Inventory number & size of goods to determine proper sized vehicle and number of packing boxes required.
  • Use packing material to pack china, glassware etc. DO NOT use newspaper! (The ink will rub off & stain)
  • Mark all cartons containing glassware and fragile items; load on top of heavy items. Keep boxes as light as possible for easy handling.
  • Properly secure working/moving parts of your appliances.
  • Pack chest and dresser drawers full.
  • Prevent spontaneous combustion. Empty all gasoline tanks & containers. Discard flammable items such as shoe polish, nail polish etc.
     

 

Loading Tips

  • Compute cubic feet of goods by multiplying width x depth x height. The total will determine the size van you need. Use our chart to help.
  • When chests and dressers have been loaded onto truck, replace drawers. Face units against a wall or flat surface, such as a mattress, to prevent drawers from opening.
  • Load one section of the van at a time, using the tie down rails to keep items from shifting during the move.
  • Wrap furniture that touch walls and floor of van, or other furniture, with pads to prevent scratches or dents.
  • Prevent damage to your possessions. Rent packing materials such as furniture pads, handtrucks or appliance dollies as needed.

 

Notify for Change of Address

Don't forget to notify friends, magazines, charge accounts, etc of your change of address. Use change of address cards. This should be done approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your move. Also, notify the post office of your forwarding address.
 

 

Discontinue / Inform Utilities

At least two weeks prior to your move date, schedule your utilities (water, gas, electric, telephone, cable, etc) to be turned off and or changed. Be sure to schedule them to be turned on at your new residence as well.

 

 

Volumes Of Common Household Items
in cubic feet

Bed, King.................................75 Desk........................................20 Refrigerator..............................40+
Bed, Queen..............................55 Dishwasher..............................20 Rugs..........................................8
Bed, Full..................................45 Dresser....................................20 Stereo Components, Ea.............2-5
Bed, Twin................................30 Dryer.......................................20 Table, Dining............................15
Bicycle.......................................6 Freezer....................................45 Table, End.................................4
Chair, Wood..............................4 Ladder......................................5 Television.................................12
Chair, Recliner..........................20 Lamp, Floor..............................3 Vacuum Cleaner.........................3
Couch .....................................35 Lamp, Table..............................2 Washer....................................20
Crib...........................................8 Range, Oven...........................25

 

How To Pack Most Common Items

 

Dishes

Use a dishpak box.. For added protection, use a cell kit. Line the bottom of the box with the spingboard from the kit. Wrap each plate with several sheets of packing paper or a sheet of foam. Use dividers as necessary. For fine china we recommend using the DishSaver Kit. Each dish can be placed individually in its own foam pouch.

Cups & Glasses

Everyday cups and glasses may be wrapped with either paper or foam then placed inside each other (no more than 4). Use additional paper or foam to cushion box. For fine glassware and stemware, use a GlassPack Kit. Each glass can be placed individually in its own foam pouch. Do not place fine stemware inside each other.

Knick Knacks

Knick Knacks should be carefully wrapped in either plenty of packing paper or bubble wrap. Place a bed of paper on the bottom of the box. You can also use a GlassPack Kit for knick knacks if you wish.

Electronics

Electronic items should be wrapped in plenty of bubble wrap (large cell) then placed in a box. Do not use loose fill or packing peanuts as this can damage the sensitive circuitry. Load these boxes on top of other soft items.
 

Lamps

Use a specially designed lamp box and line the box with bubble wrap. Remove the shade and bulb, wrap the cord around the base of the lamp. Fill the remainder of the box with packing paper or bubble. Lamp shades will fit nested together in a large box.

Mirrors & Pictures

Use a 2 piece mirror box. This box telescopes to 60" for longer mirrors. (The pieces can also be used individually for smaller pictures or mirrors). You can use a corner kit to protect the corners. Fill excess space with wrapping paper.

Small Appliances

Small kitchen appliances should be packed together. Wrap each appliance individually with bubble wrap or foam sheeting and place it in a box. A medium size box will work best for this. Fill excess space with paper or bubble wrap.
 

Clothing

Use a hanging wardrobe box for easy moving and storing of clothing. Simply remove the clothes, on their hangers, from your closet and hang them on the bar in the box. You may also leave clothes in dresser drawers.
 

Refrigerator / Freezer

Defrost & dry refrigerator then use the space inside to load pillows and other large lightweight items. Always move and store your refrigerator in an upright position as laying it on its side can cause serious damage.

Books

Use a small box for moving books. Any other size can get too heavy to carry. Pack the books flat in the box to prevent damage to the spines.

Tables

Remove all legs, if possible from the table and load tops on edge. If this is not possible, load table upside down ,on a pad, and load on top of it

Garden Tools

Tools with long handles such as shovel, rakes, etc, should be taped together. Coil hoses and connect the ends together. Take apart furniture and tape screws to bottom.

 

 

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