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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.

The Secret to Moving 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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Pack Your 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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What’s the Best Way to Pack Clothes?

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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How to Prepare Patio Furniture for Moving and Storage

Posted on Jul 22, 2015

Whether you are getting ready to move to a new home or just packing things up for the winter, prepping patio furniture for storage is an important task. Properly preparing of your patio set can help to prevent any damage and ensure your furniture stays looking like new for years to come. The following tips will help you to protect your patio furniture for both a move and storage until next summer. Preparing pads, cushions, and pillows Most patio furniture include pads or cushions that need to be protected differently than the rest of the items. First, you need to make sure they are clean and d...

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How to Pack a Dollhouse for Shipping

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

As any collector knows, packing and shipping fragile items like a doll house is not an easy task. There are multiple delicate and expensive pieces, some have moving parts that need secured and others are very old and cannot take any large falls

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How to Prepare Your Elliptical Machine for Moving

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

Elliptical trainers are a low-impact type of exercise equipment that helps you get in shape without hurting your back or knees. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful and you try to move and ship large items like this, not only can you cause yourself possible injury, but you can also end up breaking the equipment itself.

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8 Tips to Make Packing & Moving Furniture Easy

Posted on May 26, 2015

Moving is exciting! You get to live in a new place, discover new local shops and restaurants, as well as make new friends with your neighbors. Sure, packing isn’t fun, but by planning ahead, you can turn a task into a treat and get to your new home in a breeze. Here are 8 tips to help make moving furniture to your new home easy: 1. Dimensions Knowing the dimensions of each piece of large furniture, any transport vehicles, and the passageways in both buildings is vital to an easy move. The dimensions of your goods will determine the cost of shipping (since many carriers rely on space not just w...

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