Packing

We love to Pack and we are Professionals.

However, if you would like to do the packing yourself or your family members want to do it for you, here are some ideas, tips and what you may need for packing…

 

Materials Needed

 

Packing Supplies -

  • Boxes – several sizes, NOT too big. (makes for heavy awkward carrying and can easily be dropped)

  • Packing tape

  • Tape Gun

  • Blank Labels

  • Fragile stickers

  • Markers

  • Tissue

  • Paper towels

  • Flat foam sheets

  • Bubble wrap

  • Peanuts

  • Clear plastic bins for your essentials – pack last, open first items.

  • Trash bags

  • Ziplock bags – assorted sizes – for small pieces then tape to the back of the item or for electrical cords

  • Scotch tape

  • Twist ties

  • Blankets – old is better

  • Pillow cases – old is better

  • Glad – Press and seal – holds things in place

  • Saran wrap for toiletries

  • Roll of shrink wrap – hold boxes together

 

Cleaning supplies -

  • Puddy to fill holes

  • Broom

  • Dusters

  • Bucket

  • Mop

  • Vacuum

  • Sponge

  • Scrapers

 

 

Other Things needed-

  • Notices - 2 weeks prior mail out new address to friends and family

  • Coolers for fridge or frozen food

  • Camera to take pictures of how clean you left your home. Note: if it’s a rental, the landlord may want to charge you extra or go back on your deposit.

 

Packing Tips –

 

  • Empty bookcases, filing cabinets, dressers from top to bottom then fill them back up at your new home from bottom to top (stops it from tipping over)

  • Pack heavy items on the bottom

  • Fill the box

  • Tape box shut – so nothing falls out and all items are secure

  • Towels, sheets, blankets, coats, sweaters can be stuffed in boxes to keep everything secure

  • Label by rooms – can colour code with tape but not necessary.

  • Label on the side of the box as well as the top for easy viewing

  • Label according to floor plan

  • Liquor boxes are good for packing glasses – saves you money, they are free

  • Boxes with handles are great for heavy items such as books

  • Pack plates vertically like records, they are less likely to break.

  • Don’t mix up items from different rooms in 1 box.

  • Cotton pads or balls in makeup will protect from breakage

  • Keep clothes on hangers and wrap large self-tie garbage bags over them or use garment bags

  • Use drawers for clothes and use press and seal to keep everything intact

 

 

 

This can be physically demanding. Not to mention time consuming and stressful on both you and your family. We are here to alleviate your stress. We can do some or all of your packing while you focus on more important stuff…Like how much easier your life will be in your new home.