Need advice for packing those miscellaneous items you aren’t sure where to put? Check out our packing tips below for guides on common household items.
Draperies and curtains
Wardrobe cartons are excellent for hanging curtains and drapes. If wardrobes aren’t used, pack folded curtains and drapes in cartons lined with clean newsprint.
Mattresses must be covered for protection from soiling and damage. Appropriate sized mattress boxes are recommended and are available from us upon request.
Pack books in smaller boxes with open edges alternating with the bindings. Try to pack books of similar size together. Hardback books, or books with fragile covers, should be wrapped for protection.
Flowers and plants
Live plants and potted flowers will likely not survive a long distance relocation and are generally not moved. Check with us for specific rules regarding these items. Artificial flower arrangements should be carefully wrapped and packed in individual cartons. If possible, secure the arrangement to the bottom of the carton. Cushion and label appropriately.
Any power tools containing gasoline or oil must be drained before moving. Long handled tools can be bundled. Hand tools should be wrapped and packed according to general packing rules.