Success in anything you do will be directly related to your
level of preparation. The key to a pleasant, uneventful move,
other than picking the best mover for the job, will lie in
having your packing completely done in the appropriate
materials, before the movers arrive. Label the cartons well,
on the top, and on two adjacent sides, with a black chisel
point marker, using only the destination of the carton as
the locator. Do not list the contents of the carton! The
movers will try their best to please you, and too much
information to read will only slow them down.
Goods should always be packed on edge, in any carton. This
goes against the general perception that most people have.
Damage in a carton is caused for the most part by compaction
or a lack of buffer materials. Goods packed on edge, will
mean fewer layers, or a lower compaction rate within the
carton, and a lower risk of damage. Do not forget to completely
fill all cartons, so they are able to support the weight of
goods placed on top. Cartons with airspace on top will cause
the load to compact, once again, increasing the risk of damage.
Proper buffer materials must be used to provide the best
protection for your belongings. There are a lot of high tech
materials available for wrapping and all are very useful for
specific purposes. The best and most cost effective medium
for packing china and most other household effects is plain
unprinted newsprint. Most of the more sophisticated materials
either lack the bulking capability required to properly buffer
(e.g. Tissue), or have a memory, meaning they transmit exterior
forces directly to the piece you want to protect (e.g. precut
foam/bubble wrap). Although these materials most certainly have a
valid use, it is not as a general purpose packing material.
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REMEMBER, PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING!