How To Pack Household Goods
1. Soft Goods – Items such as linens and pillows can simply be placed into boxes that are the correct size. No bubble wrap or newsprint paper needed. Remember not to over-pack the boxes.
2. Clothing – Does not require bubble wrap or newsprint unless there is extra room in the box. If clothing is easily ruined or very expensive, use wardrobe boxes.
3. Books – When packing books and magazines, use medium to small sized boxes so they do not become too heavy. You may want to place clean sheets of paper in between books in order to avoid sticking.
4. Furniture – If the furniture
piece is small enough
to fit in a box, pack it
in a box and leave
about 1-2 inches of
space all around it
to insert padding.
can include packing
peanuts, bubble wrap, linen and clothing. If the furniture piece is too large to fit in a box, wrap it with a blanket and reinforce with stretch film/plastic wrap.
5. Electronics – When shipping electronics, pack the items in the original box. If the item is used, wrap it in several layers of bubble wrap and place it in a sturdy box. Fill the remaining space with packing peanuts. Do not substitute linen, clothing and grocery for bubble wrap or packing peanuts and please use specialty boxes for electronics, especially TVs.
TVs should be shipped alone in custom-made TV boxes with packing peanuts inside and bubble wrap outside. WE PROVIDE PACKING PEANUTS AND WE BUBBLE WRAP TVs FOR FREE!
Note: We will not be held liable for any damages caused if you do not declare fragile items and/or appropriately pack electronics in your boxes and barrels.
6. Fragile Items – Wrap thoroughly with bubble wrap and/or blanket and use newsprint paper in between wrapped items for cushioning to prevent movement and to ensure items will not break.
7. Kitchenware – When packing pots, pans, etc., be certain to use plenty of newsprint paper and bubble wrap to prevent breakage and scratching. Never pack heavy, bulky kitchenware items such as stoneware, heavy bowls, etc. with more fragile breakable items such as wine glasses.
8. Artwork & Mirrors – Special boxes are used to package paintings and mirrors. To keep corners safe, use corrugated cardboard edge protectors and wrap them at least two times with bubble wrap or blanket wrap.
9. What Not To Pack:
Living plants or animals and flammable items such as aerosol cans, paint, gas, etc
Perishable items such as food
Hazardous materials such as poisonous, corrosive, or explosive solids, liquids, and/or gases.
10. Fragile label- Place fragile stickers on all sides of the box if possible. If you do not have fragile stickers, label all sides “FRAGILE” with a permanent marker.