1. Make sure that the box size is appropriate for what you are packing. For example; use small boxes for books, tools, or anything heavy and dense.
  2. Try to keep the boxes at 40-50 pounds each.
  3. Use three strips of tape, along the bottom seam of each moving box. Do not just fold flaps, you need to tape the bottom.
  4. Label each box with the room it is to be delivered to and the contents.
  5. If you are packing liquids; such as cooking oil, cleaning supplies, toiletries; be certain that the lids are on tight. Better yet, do not pack liquids!
  6. When you are packing fragile items, mark the box as FRAGILE.
  7. Use dish boxes for: dishes, china, crystal or bric-a-brac. Do not skimp on paper! Do not use newspaper, as the ink can leach onto your valuable items. Crumple up paper and place on bottom of box, in between each layer and in all four corners.
  8. Wrap each individual item in 1-2 pieces of packing paper and stuff paper inside glasses, cups and stemware. Place dishes and glassware upright, not flat!
  9. If you still have the original boxes for electronics, you may use them. If not, bubble-wrap each component and wad up paper in all four corners and each layer.
  10. When packing lamps; remove lampshades, light bulbs, harps & finials and pack in a box or take these delicate items yourself.