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Packing Resources, Guides & Tips

Make your local, interstate, or cross-country move less stressful with our packing resources, packing guides, and packing tips.

10 Items To Pack First When Moving

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

When you start taking the first steps of packing and getting ready to move, it an be hard to know where to begin. Read on to discover which items you can safely pack first.

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The Secret to Moving & Packing Art

Posted on Nov 26, 2018

If you’re moving across town or across the country or are shipping a piece to a buyer, transporting your artwork so that it arrives undamaged and in one piece is of the utmost importance. The secret to safely moving art is to take the time to pack it using the right materials and a little extra care.

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How Many Boxes Will I Need for my Move, and What Size Should I Get?

Posted on Nov 12, 2018

When you’re moving, one of the most difficult things you’ll need to figure out in advance is how many moving boxes you’ll need and what sizes you should stock up on.

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How to Pack and Move a China Cabinet in 4 Easy Steps

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

If you’ve never had to move a china cabinet before—and sometimes even if you have—it can be tricky to work out where to begin without some guidance.

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How to Package Clothes for Shipping

Posted on Jul 23, 2018

Instead of haphazardly tossing all your clothes into a box and making unpacking a problem for “future-you”, take some time to sort and prep your clothes for easy unpacking later. Keep reading to find out the best way to pack your clothes.

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How To Pack Boxes Properly and Safely

Posted on Apr 02, 2018

Using proper packing materials and loading your boxes safely can make all the difference when it comes to whether or not an item makes it to your new home unscathed. Here’s how to ensure your moving boxes are well-packed.

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How To Empty Your Fridge & Pantry Before You Move

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

The fridge is one of the most commonly overlooked components of kitchen packing, but a little advanced planning can help you tackle your food stash, minimize waste, and make your move a little easier. Here’s how you can empty out your fridge and pantry before you move without tossing food in the garbage or hauling it to your new place.

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Best Ways To Pack Electrical Equipment

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

The increased adoption of technology ensures that you will need to move electronics at least once in your life. Save yourself time, effort and the expensive of having to replace them by learning how to pack electrical equipment properly the first time.

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Best Practices For Shipping A Bedroom Set

Posted on Apr 11, 2016

Moving and shipping leader, Transit Systems, has provided a guide of best practices for packing and shipping all of the furniture pieces in a bedroom set.

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3 Important Moving Labels to Add to Your Boxes

Posted on Oct 09, 2015

You probably already know that it's important to label your moving boxes with the room they belong in. But is just labeling the room enough? Anyone who has packed and moved recently will tell you "no". 3 useful packing labels for your moving boxes To help ensure that your boxes go in the room they belong and that they are treated carefully and properly during loading and unloading, here are 3 additional labels you should use. 1. In the Kitchen: "Dishes", "Appliances", or "Glassware" Our kitchens contain a wide variety of items, including durable things like cutlery and breakable fine china or ...

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