Moving Tips..

Packing all your own items will save you money. It can also be quite stressful, so we came up with some simple techniques to make it easier. Remember, if you have any questions contact your Moving Coach:

Use the proper packing materials.
Sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and packing peanuts can all be purchased at local moving or shipping companies. Wardrobe boxes plus other specialty boxes can also be found there.

You can’t move that!

Here is a partial list of common household items movers will NOT ship:

Acid Charcoal Lighter Fluid Charcoal Gasoline
Ammunition Liquid Bleach Aerosols Kerosene
Batteries Propane Tanks Weed Killer Cleaning Fluid
Fertilizer Nail Polish Remover Loaded Weapons Plants
Fireworks Pesticides Poisons Paint Thinner
Lamp Oil Motor Oil Chemistry Sets Frozen Foods
Open Foods Produce Pool Chemicals Ammonia
Paints Car Batteries Matches Cooking Fuel (Sterno)

You've gotta have tools…

Here is a list of tools and materials to make your packing go more smoothly:

One room at a time…

It’s more efficient and less stressful if you pack one room at a time. Be sure and label each box appropriately (on top and side) with a description of its contents. Boxes containing breakable or sentimental items should always be labeled as “Fragile”. Keep a detailed list of what items are packed in each box to make unpacking easier.

Empty your drawers…

Empty all drawers of breakable or spillable items. Also, it’s a good idea to put all furniture knobs, feet, screws, etc. in one container so they won't get lost or damaged.

Flammable goods…

Do not pack flammable goods or heat-sensitive items like candles, records, audio and video tapes, computer disks, propane tanks, aerosol cans, oil based paints and certain cleaning fluids.

A little TLC…

Wrap each item individually and always place a layer of crushed paper in the bottom of the box or carton for cushioning. Fill empty spaces with additional crushed paper.

Will you be storing anything?

If so, make sure your boxes are firmly packed with the heavier items on bottom. It’s a smart idea to pack according to the season(s) which your things will be in storage and mark the boxes appropriately.

A note from the chiropractor…

Put heavy items in small boxes so they're easier to carry.

When packing the truck…

Make sure the items you need first are loaded last (i.e. kitchen items, telephone and radio). Use common sense, keep in mind the size, sturdiness and weight of your boxes.

It pays to plan ahead…

Pack a separate bag with toiletries, a change of clothes, etc., for the first couple of days after your move.

Sometimes the weekends aren’t so great…

If possible, plan your move to occur on a weekday when banks, utilities and government offices are open.

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