Preparation is the key to a successful move. Are you ready to go?
Rule of Thumb: Always use professional moving boxes.
Small/1.5 cubic feet
This is the book carton. Books are packed in a small box because a box full of books is like a box full of bricks - heavy! Lay your paperbacks flat, hard-bound books upright or flat. The Small box is also ideal for records, CD's, canned goods and other small, heavy items.
Medium/3.0 cubic feet
Non-fragile and moderately heavy items like pots, pans, games, small appliances, knick knacks.
Large/4.5 or 6.0 cubic feet
Use a large box for lightweight and bulky items like pillows, blankets and lampshades
Dish Pack/5.2 cubic feet
These are extra thick cartons. Remember, glass is heavy and the box could soon become too heavy to lift. Pack the bottom half with heavy dishes; then fill the box with plastic ware.
Clothes hang as if in a closet from this carton's metal bar. Fill the bottom of this big box with other closet articles like shoes, sporting equipment, etc.
Mirror Pack/Picture Box
Use two or more of these boxes to build a box for your pictures or mirrors. Thoroughly protect your picture or mirror first by wrapping it securely. Fit the cardboard to your wrapped item and fasten with plenty of tape. Pad the inside corners of your fitted box with crumpled packing paper. Items of similar size may be packaged together.
Use professional moving tape. Three strips secure the bottom of any box, two or three seal the top. Beyond the box flaps, allow four inches of tape to extend down the side of the box. Tape should be used generously.
Professional packers use blank newsprint for cushioning. You can get this directly from Help-U-Move. Do not use newspaper. News ink smudges and leaves a very stubborn stain.
The 4 factors that determine local moving cost are
4. Travel Time
You can cut down the cost of your local move by following these simple steps.