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Packing Tips

How to Pack Household Goods

Most people prefer to have their belongings packed professionally to avoid risk of damage. Your Premier Relocations representative will be happy to discuss costs, materials and unpacking services.

If you plan to pack yourself…

If you decide to do the packing yourself, you automatically assume a major portion of the responsibility for the success of the move – including that of having everything properly packed and ready for loading when the moving van arrives. All packing must be completed by the evening before moving day…only the things you will need that night and the next morning should be left for last minute packing. In addition, your packing will be expected to meet specific standards. This means complying with the principles of good packing tips for moving as outlined here, as well as following the suggestions relative to items that should not be included in the shipment. Good packing means:

  • Wrapping items carefully
  • Using sturdy cartons that close
  • Making sure of a firm pack that will not rattle, bulge outward or bend inward

Good packing also means not packing the following:

Combustible Liquids

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Antifreeze Compounds
  • Disinfectants
  • Any type of Combustible Cleaning Materials
  • Corrosive Liquids
  • Acids
  • Rust Preventative Compounds
  • Bleach

Explosives

  • Black Powder
  • Dynamite, Plastic or Similar Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Small Arms Ammunition

Flammables

  • Adhesives (Glues, Cements)
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Ammonia
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Weed Killer
  • Gasoline
  • Matches
  • Hand Signal Flares
  • Motor Oil, Oil-Based Paint Removers
  • Stain, Lacquer, Varnish
  • Thinners
  • Liquid Polishes

Gases, Compressed

  • Engine Starting Fluids – Kerosene
  • Gases Used in Welding and Lighter Fluids
  • Scuba Diving Tanks (Un-purged)
  • Propane Tanks

Find more packing tips for moving throughout our site.