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.
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.
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
From electronics to lamps, your main living area requires a
little extra preparation prior to moving day.
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.
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.
When preparing large appliances for moving, it is
important that they be clean and dry to avoid the build up of mildew
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, North American Van
lines has the box. Our boxes come in all different strengths and sizes
to help ensure safe and efficient moving.