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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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