Knowing where to begin when it comes to packing up your home is no easy feat. Luckily, our professional packers and movers in St. George, UT have a few packing tips to share.
For starters, when you pack your items, consider the floor plan of your new home. Organize your items based on the rooms that they will be placed in upon delivery. This will make the unpacking process more efficient.
During your move, It is important to use the correct packing materials needed to protect your possessions. This will alleviate any damage during transit. Bekins recommends using various size cartons for specific items.
As one of Southern Utah’s leading professional moving companies, we know a thing or two about how to pack your belongings. Knowing how many boxes to buy and in what sizes can be tricky. You don’t want to overspend or purchase boxes that are of no use.
To make sure you buy the correct sizes of packing boxes in the quantities you need, we have provided a few guidelines to consider:
Book cartons (1.5 cu. ft.) are small, easy to handle cartons designed for heavy items like books, CDs, DVDs, and small, heavy items. Be sure not to overload the carton, as it may become too heavy for handling. Be sure to individually wrap any very old or valuable books.
Medium cartons (3 cu. ft.) have a wide range of uses for smaller items throughout your home. This size box is ideal for small appliances, tools, non-perishable food, or clothing. Packing similar items together will make unpacking easier.
Large cartons (4.5 cu. ft. to 6.5 cu. ft.) are very useful for packing lightweight, bulky items such as pillows, linens, and large toys. Be aware that you do not want to overpack these boxes because they will quickly become heavy and cumbersome to move.
Dish packs are especially sturdy cartons for fragile items such as china, glassware, figurines, and sculptures. These cartons are reinforced with cellular inserts to further protect items such as crystal stemware. Each carton should be labeled, “Fragile – This End Up” to avoid damage.
Upright cartons are used for lamps, statues, and other items that require a special size.
Wardrobe boxes are “portable” closets used to move your clothing from your closet. Clothing remains on hangers so that they stay wrinkle-free and clean.
Mirror/Picture cartons are specially designed telescoping cartons that fit mirrors, pictures, and glass tabletops exactly. Each carton has heavy corrugated braces that reinforce each corner.
Mattress cartons are available from crib to king mattress sizes and they will protect mattresses and box springs from dirt and tearing and help provide structural support to avoid bending.
Packing Paper should be unprinted and used for wrapping and padding.
Please be aware that your electronic equipment may require special preparation. Be sure to detach all cords and wires and keep them in a labeled bag so that you know where they belong. When moving computers, scanners, or printers, be sure to detach cords and wires, paper trays, etc, and label all cables and wires for easy re-assembly. Be sure to use well padded, sturdy cartons to cushion the equipment. Mark these items as “Fragile.” Flat screen TVs (plasma screens, LCDs, or LEDs) will require extra padding and protection. If possible, pack it in its original carton. If these cartons are not available, consider crating the item prior to moving day. Dixie Moving & Storage can help with your custom crating needs so that all items receive the proper packaging.
Contact Our Packing Company
Dixie Moving & Storage provides customers around the Mesquite, NV and St. George and Southern Utah area with packaging supplies, professional packing services, and other affordable moving solutions. Rely on us for all your packing and moving needs, from providing hauling equipment and sufficient moving boxes to transporting items to your new place.
Ensure that your property will make it in one piece to its destination and will be accounted for once it arrives with help from our professional packing company. Come visit us in-store or call us at 435-628-2281 with any questions.