PACKING CHECKLIST


Tips to make your move a little easier...

 

Packing Tips

     

Gather boxes in all sizes from friends, neighbors and stores.

     

 

Collect cushioning material, such as bubble wrap, Styrofoam pellets, furniture pads, old blankets, plastic bags, tissue paper, newspapers and small towels to use as padding inside boxes.

     

Create a "portable packing kit" with marking pens, a tape measure, packing tape, twine and scissors.  Carry it with you as you pack up items around your home.

     

Reinforce the bottom of boxes with extra tape for added strength.

     

Label each box with the name of the room in your home where it should be placed.

     

Number the boxes and keep a list of which boxes go in which room in your new home.

     

Label boxes containing fragile items with large red lettering.

     

Place china in plastic bags and stack plates upright on their sides, not flat.

     

Pack your TV, stereo and computer in their original boxes whenever possible.

     

Keep boxes to 50 pounds or less.

     

Pack heavy items into their own smaller boxes and place lighter items together into larger boxes.  (Don't pack all your books into one box!)

     

Don't move flammable, combustible, corrosive or explosive items such as paint, gasoline and ammunition.

     

Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food and drinks).  Keep it in an easy-to-find place when you pack.

     

                                                                                                                                                   

     

                                                                                                                                                   

     

                                                                                                                                                   


Packing list by room...

 

Kitchen

     

Cupboards

     

Closets

     

Drawers

     

Box numbers for kitchen:                                                                                                         

 

Dining Room

     

China cabinet or hutch

     

Light fixture and lamps

     

Furniture: table and chairs

     

Box numbers for dining room:                                                                                                

 

Living Room

     

Bookcases and contents

     

Entertainment center and contents: stereo, TV, CDs, videotapes and so on

     

Knick-knacks and artwork

     

Lamps

     

Furniture: couch, chairs and tables

     

Box numbers for living room:                                                                                                  

 

Family Room

     

Bookcases and contents

     

Entertainment center and contents: stereo, TV, CDs, videotapes and so on

     

Knick-knacks and artwork

     

Lamps

     

Furniture: couch, chairs and tables

     

Box numbers for family room:                                                                                                 

 

Master Bedroom

     

Closets

     

Dressers and contents

     

Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands and desk

     

Box numbers for master bedroom:                                                                                        

 

Bedroom #1

     

Closets

     

Dressers and contents

     

Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands and desk

     

Box numbers for bedroom #1:                                                                                                

 

Bedroom #2

     

Closets

     

Dressers and contents

     

Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands and desk

     

Box numbers for bedroom #2:                                                                                                

 

Bedroom #3

     

Closets

     

Dressers and contents

     

Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands and desk

     

Box numbers for bedroom #3:                                                                                                

 

Study/Office

     

Computer equipment: CPU, monitor and printer

     

Desk and contents

     

File cabinets and content

     

Box numbers for study/office:                                                                                                 

 

Bathroom

     

Cupboards and contents

     

Linens and towels

     

Knick-knacks and wall hangings

     

Box numbers for bathroom:                                                                                                    

 

Attic

     

Trunks

     

Boxes

     

Box numbers for attic:                                                                                                              

 

Garage

     

Yard equipment and garden tools

     

Home maintenance equipment and tools

     

Box numbers for garage:                                                                                                        

 

Basement

     

Cupboards and shelves

     

Box numbers for basement:                                                                                                    

 

 

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