1. Start early. Packing takes time. Pack carefully. You don’t want to be rushed.
2. Don’t overload boxes — this can damage contents. Close carton tops securely. Use heavy masking tape or packing tape.
3. Mark each carton clearly. Note contents and room designation.
4. Clothes – Ask for Rosado Movers’ special wardrobe cartons. These will save lots of ironing and pressing later. Otherwise, fold and pack clothes in cartons or dresser drawers. *Lamp Shades — Wrap each in clean paper.(avoid newsprint which can rub off and soil). Box each separately.
5. Dishes and glassware – Rasado’s dish paks are specially designed to carry your valuable china and bric-a-brac. Line bottoms of dish paks with paper. Place well wrapped, heavy items on the bottom.
6. Plates, platters and bowls should be placed on edge. Add more cushioning paper and place fragile, smaller items on top. Then seal.
7. Wrap glasses and stemware individually. Place them “bottoms up” and use plenty of protective paper to cushion their move.
8. Refrigerators — Defrost and dry thoroughly inside. Wrap glass trays and containers like any other breakable.
9. TV’s , Stereo’s VCR’s — Unplug and wrap cords.
10. Medicines — Secure all tops, caps and covers with cellophane tape. Pack paper firmly between bottles. Mark carton “Fragile” and “This End Up.”
11. Jewelry and valuables — Don’t pack them. Keep them with you.
More Packing Tips
Here are a few general suggestions that will make packing easier:
- Plan how you will pack. Pack items first that you don’t use often.
- Start packing as soon as you find out you’re moving.
- Never pack flammable items or non-allowable items.
- Use generous amounts of paper inside the carton on the top and bottom to provide good cushion.
- List contents and room on the outside of the carton.
- Clearly mark “Fragile” on the outside of cartons.
- Use clean newsprint paper. Old newspapers may work, but use them carefully because the ink may rub off onto your items. Clean “newsprint” paper is available from your local agent.
- Write “Open First” on cartons containing essential items such as cooking utensils, toiletries, etc.
- Separate breakables and non-breakables.
- Pack all cartons tightly.
- Use professional packing tape. Masking tape isn’t strong enough to support fully packed cartons.
- Packing tape is available from your local agent.