» Keep the following most necessary items in a single carton and make sure that it will be loaded in last since at unload time, you may get all necessary items at first. Items like: Boxes, Marking Pen, Bubble Wrap, Newspaper and Tissue, Tape and scissors, Tape measure, Snacks, Tea/ Coffee bags and any such that will be.
» Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items or confirm it with your packer.
» Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes (Boxes provided by manufacturers). Label cables and tighten transit screws. If removing screws, tape them to the objects they are removed from.
» Avoid loading more than 100 Kilograms into one box.
» Label each box and indicate the following: (a) Which room it should go in (b) Whether it is fragile (c) If it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first.
» Cushion contents with packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.
» Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. If musty smelling, sprinkle talcum powder between the pages and wrap the book before packing. Leave stored for a couple of months to eliminate the smell.
» Have rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in wrappings for the move.
» Pack medicines in a leak proof container.
» Check with your local Agriculture/ Environment department for regulations regarding moving plants from one state to another. Many states have restrictions on certain plants to prevent importing bugs or pests that can destroy valuable cash crops.
» Pack as much as you can into boxes. This will provide greater protection for your belongings and will make loading your trailer much easier. Unusually shaped items take up more space and make loading more difficult.
» Packing and padding your items are keys to having a successful move. Don't skimp on packing supplies. They are far cheaper than broken or damaged belongings. Check for wide variety of boxes and packing supplies.
» Start packing several weeks before your move date, taking it one room at a time. Begin with things you use less frequently, such as books and knick knacks. Pack each room in separate boxes and label each box with its contents.
» Reinforce the bottom of all boxes with tape. Fill each box to its capacity, using paper or fillers to eliminate empty spaces. The top and sides of each box shouldn't bulge, nor should they cave in when closed.
» Pack heavy items, such as books, in smaller boxes. Keep the weight of each box down to a manageable level.
» Leave lightweight linens and clothing in their drawers. Pack extra linens, pillows and stuffed animals in large garbage bags and tape closed. Plan to use these bags as cushions or fillers in your trailer.
» Disassemble any items you can. Be aware of items with sharp corners or projections and keep them from puncturing or scratching other objects.
» Pack your valuables and essentials separately and plan on keeping these items with you. You should keep all the Keys of old as well as new destination with you so that you don't have to search for when you arrive at new destination, or old keys are to be surrendered to someone else.