Packing Tips

More than just about anything else, packing well is essential for an overall successful move. A full service moving company can take care of this for you; or follow our packing guide for a smooth moving experience. Pick a room, and we’ll explain how to best pack what you’re likely to find there.

Garage/Hobby Room/Storage
Garages and storage sheds typically take the longest to prepare for moving, as they are filled with odd-shaped, sharp or heavy items that require special care to pack correctly.

Home Office/Den
Label cords and cables so you’ll know which goes where, and pack them in the same box as the electronic equipment they go with.

Start packing your bedrooms for moving by tackling less-used guest rooms first. Children can help by setting aside the toys and books they want to take with them and packing the rest in boxes.

From electronics to lamps, your main living area requires a little extra preparation prior to moving day.

Dining Room
The dining room will generally include your most fragile china and crystal stemware. Moving professionals recommend that each item should be carefully wrapped in paper and placed in dish-pack moving cartons; cellular dividers are recommended for stemware.

Kitchen/Laundry Room
Once you know you’re moving, you can begin packing your kitchen almost immediately. Start with your less-used serving dishes, seasonal items, and small appliances.

Moving Appliances
When preparing large appliances for moving, it is important that they be clean and dry to avoid the buildup of mildew and mold.

Non-transportable Items
You should transport valuable and irreplaceable items with you rather than on the truck.

Types of Boxes
No matter what you’re trying to pack, Manchester Moving and Storage has the box. Our boxes come in all different strengths and sizes to help ensure safe and efficient moving.