Packing Tips

Packing your household goods can save a substantial amount of money. To ensure the safety of your belongings, care should be taken to pack properly.

· Use strong containers, in good condition, which can be sealed with strapping tape. These can be purchased locally from moving companies.

· Keep in mind what the box will weigh after it is packed. Forty to fifty pounds is considered the maximum.

· Empty spaces in boxes should be filled with crumpled newspaper or bubble wrap to keep things from shifting in transit.

· Books should be stacked on end and generally in smaller boxes than other things, due to their weight.

· Label each box after packing; first, so that the movers will know which room to put it in and second, to help you to prioritize which ones need to be opened first.

· Remove all breakables from drawers before moving furniture.

· Don’t pack valuables, such as jewelry, collections, checks or savings books.

· Packing takes longer than you expect, so allow plenty of time. Pack items that aren’t frequently used first and unpack them last.

· Organization in packing will save you hours of time and frustration in the long run.

· Items that are no longer wanted can be donated to charity, and you may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Good Luck!

Mark Phipps

Mark Phipps

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CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
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