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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.

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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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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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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5 Tips for Using Moving Boxes

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

Find out what moving boxes you should be using and where you can get them with our latest blog with moving tips.

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How to Properly Pack Your Boxes

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

Poorly packed boxes have a higher chance of damage compared to boxes that were packed the right way! Understanding how to properly pack a box can mean the difference of your items arriving safely or crushed - Pack your boxes correctly!

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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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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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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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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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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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