Packing Tips

Easy Moves’ Packing Tips

Moving can be stressful and we here at Easy Moves Birmingham know that. That’s why we’re here to help guide you every step of the way through your move. One of the most stressful parts of the move is packing. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of tips to help make packing easy! Remember, Easy Moves is a full service moving company, so if you don’t want to pack, it would be our pleasure to pack you! Let our fully trained and professional packers make this move an easy move! Give us a call at (205) 434-1615 or fill out our contact form for a free packing quote!

Do Not Over Pack Boxes:

A good rule of thumb is the heavier the item, the smaller the box. Over packing a box could lead to bulging which leads to instability.

Start Packing Weeks in Advance:

By starting to pack early, you won’t become overwhelmed with packing as your move day looms closer. Don’t wait till the last second.

Important Documents:

Legal documents and family medical records should be personally transported with you as they contain sensitive information.

Pack An Essentials Kit:

Pack a box with toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste & brush, soap, etc.), disposable kitchen utensils, snacks, chargers, basic tools, and remotes. Having this box at your new place will make settling in much easier.

Packing Small Items:

To prevent small items such as knick-knacks from becoming lost or thrown out with packing paper, wrap them in coloured tissue paper and make a note on the box to remind you before throwing out the box.

Hazardous Materials:

State and Federal law prohibit Easy Moves from transporting any of the following: flammables, paint & paint thinners, compressed gases, ammunition, explosives, corrosives, cleaning fluids, and detergents.

Don't Mix Items:

Try not to mix items from different rooms in the same box as doing so will make unpacking more confusing and time consuming. Packing boxes by room will make unpacking much faster.

Taping Boxes:

Tape the bottom of the boxes with two pieces of tape. Do not close boxes by interlocking the flaps as they will not be stackable. Tape the tops closed with two pieces of tape aswell ensuring that both the bottom and top of the box are flat and stackable. 

Furniture Disassembly:

When disassembling furniture be sure to place all hardware into a plastic bag that is clearly labeled to what piece it corresponds to and room it belongs in. Also, do not apply tape directly to any pieces as the tape may strip veneers and/or finishes. On a budget? Disassembling your furniture before our crews arrival will save you time and money. 


Pack lampshades by themselves, as they are extremely fragile and are more susceptible to many forms of damage. Do not pack lampshades with newspaper as the ink may permanently stain the lampshade. Boxes with lampshades should be clearly marked as to ensure they are not stacked upon. Lamp harps should also be removed and padded as they are easily bent.

Labeling Boxes:

Label boxes on their top and sides as they’re packed. Labeling the boxes by room on the top righthand corners and the contents on the top middle will help our movers organize and offload boxes accordingly. The more clearly labeled a box is the less time is wasted asking where a box should go. Clearly label boxes with fragiles as to prevent them from being packed improperly.

Packing Dishes:

Dishes must be packed with utmost of care as to prevent damages. Each dish should be packed in ink-free packing paper and/or bubble wrap. Cups and glasses should be packed in paper with cushioning. Dishes and glasses should be packed snugly, but not too tightly. Remember to fill voids with cushioning to prevent shifting and to pack heavier items towards the bottom to prevent toppling. You can use towels, oven mitts, etc. as cushioning or purchase some of our excellent bubble wrap and packing paper. Need to buy packing material? Give us a call at (205) 434-1615!

Checkout our Easy Movin’ Blog for more tips and useful advice for your upcoming move!

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