Packing Supplies and Tips

Packing Supplies and Relocation Tips

Full or Partial Packing Option’s Available
​Assorted Box Sizes Bubble Wrap Packing Tape Speciality Crating
Telescoping Cartons​ Mirror Cartons

Proper packing procedure’s

Moving boxes

  • Purchasing your boxes and packing supplies is recommended 2-4 weeks prior to your relocation.
  • If you are moving locally and intend on cleaning up after your move then it is always wise to leave some of the utilities on lights, water, etc. A few days beyond move out date.
  • Properly identifying all moving boxes of the intended location and contents will save you time, frustration and expenses. ( We offer a all inclusive packing service.)
  • When packing boxes always pack over a cushioned surface.
  • Be cautious when using newspaper because the ink can stain certain items.
  • Taking your pets to a friend or family member on the day of your move can be less stressful for them.
  • A few weeks prior to your move it is always a good idea to sort through UN-needed items, or organizing a yard sale and giving to your local charity.
  • Always keep in mind your safety when lifting any box or piece of furniture. ( It doesn’t take much to injure yourself permanently.)
  • Try not to mix items from different rooms in the same box.
  • Do not over-pack heavier items-place these items in the smallest box.
  • Always properly seal the tops of your boxes with packing tape. 

Packing supplies

Capitol City Movers Inc Offers a wide variety of reasonable priced boxes and packing material,
including Tape, Packing Paper, Bubble Wrap, Shrink Wrap, Markers and more

Assorted box sizes for certain items

1.5 cubic foot box

the smallest of all boxes sold at Capitol City Movers Best used to carry heavy items like books, can goods, jars, shoes, tools, etc.

Picture/mirror carton

Universal type box that telescopes for size difference.

3.0 cubic foot box

great for lampshades and less heavy items (works well with the 1.5 cubic foot box.)

Wardrobe box w/Bar

Box designed to carry your clothing on hangers. from closet, back to closet.

4.5 cubic foot box

great for lighter items such as blankets, pillows, stuffed animals etc. (please remember as the boxes get larger use for lighter weight items.)

Dish pack box

box designed to carry your fine china or every day dishes has individual slots for items.

Permanent markers

used to mark box contents and to and from room locations. (Don’t forget to mark
FRAGILE when necessary.)Sealing tape approx. 2inch wide works best for packing. * caution though if you use to seal drawers or doors closed keep in mind to test on finish first.
Bubble Wrap- Air cushioned bubbles used to wrap delicate, fragile items like china, pictures, lamps, mirrors etc. Plastic bags to hold nuts and bolts from disassembled item like mirror attachments, hutch tops, beds. Make sure to tape the bag to the item took apart. Plain newspaper print – used as a cushion to wrap everyday items before placing into boxes.

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Proper Loading Procedures

During the in-home evaluation, you can ask them how they will go about the packing process. Find out what methods and materials they will use and how many people will be in your home to pack your goods. You can also ask how they will pack up your more fragile items, such as artwork and antiques.Proper loading procedures
Removing your belongings from your home and loading them onto the moving truck is one of the most important parts of any move, which is why it’s important to discuss with your mover their policies when it comes to loading, so you can figure out the logistics of the process and make sure everything goes smoothly on moving day.

In regard to loading processes

The mover should take all of the proper precautions, such as:

  • Having the right equipment
  • Following the appropriate safety procedures
  • Making sure the truck is loaded with the weight balanced evenly

While these methods will help to ensure the safety of your belongings, you’ll also want to know what measures the movers will take to protect the inside of your home. Ask them how they will prevent damage to your floors, carpets and walls as they remove the goods from your home and put them in the truck. Also, find out if they will lay out runners or other protective materials to place over your floors if it is raining on your moving day

Tips for Moving in the Summer

Typically the most popular season of the year to move, the summer is when most moving companies get inundated with appointments from people looking to relocate during a laid-back time of the year when schools are out and the weather is nice. Of course, as with any move, moving during the summer can have its challenges and difficulties, so familiarizing yourself with them can help you become better prepared.