How should we pack boxes?
After carefully wrapping each plate in paper and filling the bottom another layer of crushed paper should be put on top and then another layer of smaller plates can be put in. At the top, glasses, also wrapped in paper, can be stood upright. Pots, pans, can be packed in larger (medium size, 3.1-3.5 cubic ft) boxes. Linens also can be packed in these medium size boxes. Blankets, pillows, overstuffed lighter items can be packed in “large” boxes, 6.1 cubic ft boxes. Liquids, flammables, etc. should not be packed for movers to move. They need to be disposed of, given to friends or transported in clients’ car.
How should I mark my boxes?
What do I do with jewelry?
How do we handle electronics?
What do we do with things in our dresser drawers?
How should heavy glass, marble and large valuable artwork/statues be handled?
I want to do some packing but am not sure if I can do it all, where should I start?
Once those areas have been sorted and packed then the common living areas: living room, dining room, master bedroom and kitchen can be packed. The rationale is that the further items are from your living space the more likely it is that those items will not be needed. Also, pictures, lamps and mirrors should be left for last because these are items that, if you run out of time, the movers can easily pack up during the move. Also, those items are the more difficult to find boxes for.