Home Packing & Money Saving Tips

Matt’s Moving Inc. can provide for all of your packing needs. If you’re going to pack yourself, however, here are a few tips to make it a little easier and help save you money.

Don’t Over pack Boxes  A good rule is: The heavier the item, the smaller the box.

Start Packing Several Weeks In Advance By starting to pack early, you won’t become overwhelmed as your moving day approaches.

Important legal documents (stock certificates, wills, etc.) valuables (jewelry, stamp collections, etc.), and family medical records should be personally transported by you.

Hazardous Materials. According to State Law, we CANNOT transport flammables such as gasoline, paint and thinners, bottled gases, ammunition and explosives, corrosives, cleaning fluids, or detergents.

Small Items To prevent small items such as knick-knacks from becoming lost or thrown out with the packing paper,wrap them in colored tissue paper before placing them in a box.

Let Children Pack Their Own Toys And Games. This helps them feel that they are an important part of moving day. They will also be a bit less apprehensive if they know where their favorite things are.

Pack An Essentials Box  Items such as toiletries, paper plates, cups, utensils, snacks, coffee pot, clock radio, remote controls and a basic tool kit should be packed in a box and loaded last on the truck, so they’ll be available
right away at your new home.

Unpack Breakables Over A Padded Surface. If you do drop an item, it will land on a padded surface reducing the chance of breakage.

Lampshades should not be packed with newspaper, as the ink can permanently stain them. Lamps can be wrapped in towels, bubble wrap, or paper and should not be in the same containers as the lampshades.

Dishes should always be packed on edge. Do not stack flat. Each dish should be packed in clean (non-ink) paper or bubble wrap. Wrap cups and glasses in paper and cushion with dishtowels, potholders, or paper when packing cartons. Dishes and glasses should be packed snugly, but not too tightly. Cushion voids where shifting can occur. Heavier items should be at the bottom of the box. Line the bottom of the box with crumpled paper if dish pack and cell packs are not used.

When Disassembling Furniture: Large tables, dresser’s, or mirrors, place hardware in a plastic bag and tape to the bottom of the furniture or keep in another safe place. Do not tape drawers shut since tape can easily remove the finish when it’s removed.

If you live in a two-story home Moving items from the second story or from the basement to the first level or into the garage will save the mover’s time.

Disassembling and reassembling your own beds and tables that require extra care can decrease move time

Inform the Movers ahead of time if you have concerns about a particular item being moved through a tight doorway

Having your gas appliances and refrigerator ice makers disconnected prior to our arrival will save time. Remember, we cannot disconnect or reconnect these items.

Electronics Make sure all of your electronics are disconnected when the Movers arrive. You are responsible for reconnecting them upon arrival at your new home.

Finally Make sure all of your items are packed and ready to move when the Movers arrive!