Packing for a move takes planning. A professional mover knows how to pack and what to pack in each size carton. When homeowners do their own packing, many boxes are too heavy and the bottoms fall out when lifted or items get crushed in the cartons as there is not enough support at the top of the box.

The rule of thumb is to pack heavier items in small boxes and lighter items in big boxes. Each carton should not weigh more than 50 pounds/ 22 kilos otherwise no one will be able to lift it including the mover.

Here are some tips to help you pack like a pro:

  1. Purchase packing cartons, paper, and tape from a professional mover like Premiere or a retailer who sells moving supplies
  2. Tape the bottom of the box for extra support and put a layer of packing paper on the bottom
  3. Ensure the top of the box is stuffed with paper to keep the top from caving in or being crushed
  4. Tape the top shut after you have finished packing each carton or bin

Small Boxes or Bins

  • Canned goods
  • Books
  • DVD’s & CD’s
  • Canning jars
  • Small kitchen appliances like toaster, kettle
  • Tools
  • Table statues

Medium Boxes or Bins

  • Blenders
  • Food processors
  • Air fryers
  • Decorative pillows
  • Table items like vases and decorative items
  • Computers, laptops

Large Boxes or Bins:

  • Sheets
  • Bedspreads/duvets
  • Blankets
  • Bed pillow/decorative pillows
  • Lampshades (nestle together and ensure lots of packing paper)

China Cartons

These cartons are specifically made for china, dishes, and glassware, and lamp bases. They are tri-walled for extra support.

Wardrobe Cartons

Perfect for hanging clothes. A great way to keep them wrinkle-free and clean during the move.

Mirror Cartons

Specifically made for prints, paintings, and mirrors. They come in both small and large sizes.

For more information or to arrange for a packing and moving quote, contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683.