Packing & Un-packing

For fast, careful, quality packing and unpacking, choose People’s Choice Moving & Storage LLC!

Packing and unpacking can be tedious and challenging when you don’t have much experience at it. In many ways it’s like piecing together a puzzle then taking it apart. People’s ChoiceMoving & Storage LLC has skilled packing professionals that will not only protect your items from damage but save you money by minimizing packing time and wasted materials. 

Here’s how:

  • We will conduct a thorough inventory of items to be packed
  • Assess amount of packing materials needed
  • Estimate affordable cost for labor
  • Safely pack every box to full capacity
  • Provide sturdy boxes and quality materials
  • Use recycled boxes and materials when available
  • Carefully unpack items
  • Offer service for removing used packing materials

Packing Tips:

Packing for yourself can be a great way to cut down on moving cost. To help you pack as safely and efficiently as possible, People’s Choice Moving & Storage LLC put together these tips for your guidance.

  •  Do not over pack moving boxes
  • The heavier the item, the smaller the moving box should be
  • Start packing the items you don’t need as soon as you know you’re moving
  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms or offices in the same moving boxes
  • Put detailed labels on tops and sides of all moving boxes
  • Don’t interlock moving box tops, they must always be sealed with packing tape
  • Pack a moving box of things that you will need immediately at your new home/ office
  • Load items that you need access to immediately on the truck last
  • Pack and unpack over a padded surface for cushion if you drop an item
  • Lampshades and fine china should not be packed in newspaper due to staining

You will need a variety of moving boxes including, sturdy boxes specifically for mirrors and artwork, wardrobe boxes, partitioned boxes for glassware and dishes. Use the box guide to figure out how many you need to pack up.

Additional Supplies:

Packing paper/plain newsprint – used to wrap everyday items to prevent scratching; when crunched up it can be used as cushioning.

Tissue paper – softer than newsprint, used for wrapping very delicate items; also provides cushioning and fills in small spaces when packing fragile figurines and china.

Bubble wrap – plastic packing material made up of hundreds of tiny “air cushions” or bubbles used to over-wrap small, delicate items after they are wrapped in tissue; also helpful when wrapping larger fragile items such as lamps and pictures.

Pink anti-static bubble wrap – used to wrap electronics including stereos and computers. It is similar to traditional bubble wrap but does not cause static electricity. If traditional bubble wrap is used to pack these items, a static electric charge could be created, damaging the item.

Sealing tape – plastic tape, 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) to 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide; best for packing, test to see if it ruins finish before taping up drawers and canisters.

Permanent marker – used to label boxes with contents and destination in new location; mark boxes “fragile” and “this side up” when appropriate.

Re-sealable plastic bags – used for nuts and bolts as you disassemble items, tape bag to disassembled item.