I have packed and moved more times that I like to remember. Packing and moving is not easy however if you use our green boxes it WILL be easier, cheaper and eco-friendly! Cardboard boxes are out! I hope the tips below are helpful to you.
Checklist of the basic packing tips
| Start with out-of-season items. Next, pack things used infrequently. Leave until last the
things you’ll need until moving day.
Empty drawers of breakables, spillables, items not recommended for inclusion in your
Pack similar items together. Do not pack a delicate china figurine in the same carton
Keep all parts or pairs of things together. For example, curtain rod hangers, mirror
Wind electrical cords, fastening them so they do not dangle.
Wrap items individually in clean paper; use tissue paper, paper towels or even facial tissue
Place a two- or three-inch layer of crushed paper in the bottom of a carton for cushioning.
Build up in layers, with heaviest things on the bottom, medium weight next and lightest on
As each layer is completed, fill in empty spaces firmly with crushed paper and add more
Cushion well with crushed paper; towels and lightweight blankets also may be used for
Pack small, fragile, individually wrapped items separately or a few together in small
Place small boxes in a single large box, filling in spaces with crushed paper.
Avoid overloading cartons, but strive for a firm pack that will prevent items from shifting;
Seal cartons tightly with tape except for those containing items listed on United’s
As you finish with each carton, list the contents on the side of the carton (for easy viewing
Indicate your name and the room to which each carton should be delivered at destination.
Put a special mark on cartons you want to unpack first at destination.