Pack smart – load heavier items into smaller boxes. Overloaded large boxes are more likely meant to carry with 2 movers, one box at a time. Those boxes have a greater chance of collapsing because of their own weight and they are almost impossible to stack in the truck. All of this will slow down your whole move process. Fill up each box to the top, and if necessary, use plenty of packing paper to make sure there is no spare room left.

Book Boxes (1.5 cu. ft.) are designed to hold books! Yes, the smallest boxes should be used for the heaviest items books, papers, files, CDs, DVDs, record albums (some people still have them O), canned food and tools/hardware. Pack them tightly since these cartons often end up on or near the bottom when the truck is loaded.

3-Cubes (3.0 cu. ft.) are used for clothing, small electronics, miscellaneous items from drawers and kitchen cabinets, small picture frames, shoes and many other medium-weight items.

Large Cartons (6.0 cu. ft.) are great for bulky items that do not weigh a whole lot for their size bedding, pots and pans,sweaters, lampshades, etc.

Other Things To Do To Save Money!

  • Take any wall mounted T.V’s off the wall. (They have lots of bolts that can take time)
  • Take the legs off of your couches and large chairs if you live in a condo or area with tight access
  • Take delicate pictures off the wall and wrap them together
  • Take the legs off of your dining table or any others if access is tight
  • Mark boxes on 3 sides so the movers know exactly where they’re going without asking
  • Take very delicate electronics in your car or box them up very securely (don’t leave them unpacked)
  • Make sure elevators are booked off if you live in a condo
  • Put cones out the night before to secure a good parking spot (trucks need an extra 8 feet for the tail gate)
  • Taking off doors in tight places can save a lot of time if lots of items are going through it
  • Take apart Bed frames and wrap & label hardware together with paper and tape