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Packing List and Packing Tips Video

Get packing tips from the moving experts at ABF U-Pack Moving.

Friday, May 20 2011

  • Pack your electronic equipment in the boxes they came in.
  • Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.
  • Label boxes according to rooms.
  • Pack plates and glass objects vertically.
  • Use plenty of bubble wrap to protect fragile objects.
  • Place heavier items in the bottom of the box.
  • Pack books upright in smaller boxes.
  • Put shoes, purses, and belts into the bottom of wardrobe boxes.
  • Move clothing on hangers directly from the closet into the wardrobe boxes.
  • Pack your medicines in a leak-proof container or bag.
  • And remember, don't pack your prescription medicine because you might need it on the trip to your new home.
  • If you can take your furniture apart, do it!
  • Put all nuts, bolts, and screws in a small bag and tape the bag to the furniture.
  • And wrap exposed legs in bubble wrap or paper.
  • Put an "X" of tape across mirrors and paintings framed with glass.
  • Wrap each item in bubble wrap.
  • Use a Styrofoam stabilizer to stabilize washing machines. You can get these at an appliance store.
  • Or you can fill washers with towels or linens.
  • Drain water connections to the washer and refrigerator.
  • Tape down any parts that could come loose.
  • Place mattresses and box springs into vinyl storage bags to protect them.
  • Hey, don't load your valuable jewelry or important documents. Pack them separately and then carry them with you.



And hey folks, what are you thinking? No plants, pets, or people! Either give away or properly dispose of any hazardous materials before you begin packing. You can't take this stuff with you. Regulations say we can't haul it. You don't want this stuff mixed in with your other things.

No gasoline. No chemicals. No flammables, including oil-based paints. No fireworks. No ammunition. Lawn mowers, four wheelers, motorcycles, chainsaws are all okay, just make sure you drain the fluid and leave the battery connected.