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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.

Different Sizes Of Bubble Wrap And When To Use Them

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

Whether you’re moving or simply shipping something, you’ll probably end up buying bubble wrap at some point. There are a wide range of bubble wrap sizes and grades available, each suited for different tasks. But what size and grade are the right ones for your specific needs? Learn what the different sizes, grades, and their qualities are, and which ones are the right types of bubble wrap to use when moving or shipping items.

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The Proper Way to Pack and Store Personal Computers

Posted on Sep 25, 2015

When packing a computer for a move it is important to ensure it's packed properly. You don’t want debris to get inside, or the hardware to get damaged resulting in the loss of all your data. Here are some important tips to help you protect your computer whether you’re moving, storing or shipping it. Disconnecting CMOS Battery If you are planning on storing your PC for a long period of time (more than a year), it is a good idea to remove the CMOS battery. This is the battery that enables your computer to keep the time and other settings even when there is no power. Leaving it in the PC while it...

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Why You Should Use Moving Boxes & Not Grocery Store Boxes

Posted on Sep 18, 2015

Boxes are a part of moving just like water is needed for swimming. There’s no way around it. Your first reaction might be to head to a grocery store; but you’ll learn fast that this is a huge mistake! Grocery store boxes are not the same as moving boxes. They’re made to store and transport product then be discarded or recycled. They don’t have the durability, protective layers or quality that a real moving box needs to have. If you’re on the border between buying moving boxes or simply going to the store and asking for some, read this post first! Cleanliness The moving boxes you buy from a mov...

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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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How to Safely Pack & Ship a Sleeper Sofa

Posted on May 18, 2015

Sleeper sofas or sofa beds are an amazing piece of living room furniture that provide the ultimate in functionality. While you may enjoy their practicality every other day of the year, this functionality can be a tricky obstacle when you are ready to pack and ship your sofa. The size of your sofa bed, all the moving pieces, and the other attributes that make this such a useful piece of furniture are also what can create problems when shipping living room furniture, so if you're getting ready to move or ship your sleeper sofa by yourself, follow our quick and easy guide to help ensure that your...

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How to Safely Pack Your Furniture for Shipping

Posted on May 08, 2015

When it’s time to pack your furniture, don’t over think it. With simple household items like tube socks and laundry baskets, you can help avoid damage to your furniture. Use the guide below to help you safely pack your furniture for moving and shipping.

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Where to Get Free Moving Boxes

Posted on Jan 07, 2015

Find out where you can get free moving boxes! We have the ideas so that you can do the shopping!

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