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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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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