In order to protect your belongings during the move, it is important to use quality packing materials. For your convenience, we stock a full range of boxes and packing supplies.

If you decide to pack your belongings yourself, we have put together some easy-to-follow tips to help you achieve professional results.

Small Box

Small Box (1.5 cu. ft.)
16" (L) x 12" (W) x 12" (H)

For heavy items:
CDs, DVDs, videos
Canned goods
Wine and liquor
Non-flammable cleaning products
Expensive or rare books should be individually wrapped with packing paper. Stand records on edge (never flat). Wine and liquor bottles are wrapped and packed standing up in the box.
Medium Box (3 cu. ft.)
18" (L) x 18" (W) x 16" (H)

Medium Box

Medium Box (3 cu. ft.)
18" (L) x 18" (W) x 16" (H)

For medium light items:
Folded clothing
Shoes and purses
Small appliances
Stereo components
Small TV
Computer monitor
Small lampshades
Place linens, folded clothing or cushions in plastic bags and use them for cushioning. Wrap small appliances, individually with packing papers. Small TVs and computer monitor require extra cushioning with packing paper. Always pack with screen facing sideways.

Large Box

Large Box (4.5 cu. ft.)
18" (L) x 18" (W) x 24" (H)

For lightweight items:
Small kitchen appliances
Table fans and lamps
Place heaver items at the bottom. Use original boxes for appliances if still available and place in large box.

Extra Large Box

Extra Large Box (6 cu. ft.)
22" (L) x 22" (W) x 21 1/2" (H)

For bulky, lightweight items:
Comforters and quilts
Large lampshades
Use popcorn (styrofoam) for extra protection when packing a chandelier.

Paper Pads

Paper Pads (25 pads per bundle)
64" (L) x 54" (W)

For wrapping:
Glass tops
Wrap items tightly. Use proper size box to pack item. Stand item on edge or side (never lay flat if item is fragile).

Lamp Box

Lamp Box (3.3 cu. ft.)
12" (L) x 12" (W) x 40" (H)

Lamp bases
Fireplace equipment
Golf equipment
Remove the light bulb, wrap the base and bulb separately. Place them together in the box, filling spaces with crumbled paper. Pack lampshades in separate box.

Small Mirrorpack

Small Mirrorpack (5.2 cu. ft.)
37" (L) x 4" (W) x 61" (H)

For Framed Items:
Wrap each picture individually using paper pads. Pack pictures backing each other. Add crumbled packing paper on the bottom, side and top of the box to avoid shifting.

Large Mirrorpack

Large Mirrorpack (6.7 cu. ft.)
48" (L) x 4" (W) x 60" (H)

For Framed Items:
Wrap each picture individually using paper pads. Pack pictures backing each other. Add crumbled packing paper on the bottom, side and top of the box to avoid shifting.

Dish Pack Box

Dish Pack Box (5.1 cu. ft.)
18" (L) x 18" (W) x 27" (H)

Only fragile items:
China and dinnerware
Glass lampshades
Table lamps
Framed pictures
Place cushioning material in bottom of box. Wrap each piece individually with packing paper. Place heavy, flat items such as platters and large plates at the bottom by standing them in a row on edge. Any unfilled spaces should be filled with packing paper to avoid shifting. Pack in layers. Place crumbled paper on top of each finished oayer. Horizontal cardboard dividers can be helpful in keeping layers level. Smaller plates and shallow bowls can make up another layer. Use dividers for extra protection when packing crystal, stem- or glassware.

Packing Paper

Packing Paper
(400 sheets per bundle)
approx. 37" (L) x 30" (W)

For packing and cushioning:
Other fragile items
Wrap items tightly and individually.

Pack on a room-by-room basis.
Mark or label each box with its destination room on the top and at least two sides and list contents.
Start packing least used rooms first, such as garage and attics. Pack kitchen and bathroom last.
Pack all your items including lampshades (take out light bulbs), shelves in the appropriate boxes using paper pads, packing paper and dividers for extra protection.
Use extra tape to securely close heavy boxes.
Designate a box for essential items, which is loaded last and unloaded first (toilet paper, toothpaste and brushes, medication, snacks, coffee and coffee pot, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, telephone and telephone book).
Personally transport irreplaceable photos, financial papers and assets (bank checks, insurance policies, etc.), legal documents (wills, passports, etc.) valuables (jewelry, coin and stamp collection, etc.) and medical records during the move.
Do not pack:
We will wrap and pad your furniture and appliances (remove loose items from furniture, for example loose shelves from bookcases, glass shelves from china cabinets, keys in buffet oors, etc.)
Please notify us of any items requiring disassembly and/or crating (chandeliers, large glass table tops, etc) so that we can wrap, box or crate these articles.
As a safety precaution, we cannot pack, move nor store flammables such as paint, varnish, thinners, gasoline, kerosene, oil, candles, matches, bottles gas, aerosol cans, ammunition and explosives.
Unpack breakables over the box you are taking them out of, so that if you happen to drop an item, it will land on some packing material and reduce the chance of breakage.
Planning and Organization

Decide if you are packing yourself or if you want to use our professional packing services
Allow at least two weeks for packing yourself. It is easy to underestimate the time required to pack.
We typically can pack you in one day depending on the quantity of items
Purchase quality packing supplies.
Various size, quality boxes
Packing paper
Paper pads