Packing Checklist Hints & Tips

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Packing Checklist
 
Tips to make your move a little easier…
þ 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…
þ Kitchen
 
Cupboards
 
Closets
 
Drawers
 
Box numbers for kitchen: __________________________________________________
 
 
þ Dining Room
 
China cabinet or hutch
 
Light fixture and lamps
 
Furniture: table and chairs
 
Box numbers for dining room: ______________________________________________
 
 
þ 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: ______________________________________________
 
 
þ Family Room
 
Bookcases and contents
 
Entertainment center and contents: stereo, TV, CDs, videotapes, and so on
 
Knickknacks and artwork
 
Lamps
 
Furniture: couch, chairs, and tables
 
Box numbers for family room: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Master Bedroom
 
Closets
 
Dressers and contents
 
Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk
 
Box numbers for master bedroom: ___________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Bedroom #1
 
Closets
 
Dressers and contents
 
Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk
 
Box numbers for bedroom #1: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Bedroom #2
 
Closets
 
Dressers and contents
 
Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk
 
Box numbers for bedroom #2: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Bedroom #3
 
Closets
 
Dressers and contents
 
Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk
 
Box numbers for bedroom #3: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Study/Office
 
Computer equipment: CPU, monitor, and printer
 
Desk and contents
 
File cabinets and content
 
Box numbers for study/office: ___________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Bathroom
 
Cupboards and contents
 
Linens and towels
 
Knick-knacks and wall hangings
 
Box numbers for bathroom: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Attic
 
Trunks
 
Boxes
 
Box numbers for attic: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Garage
 
Yard equipment and garden tools
 
Home maintenance equipment and tools
 
Box numbers for garage: ______________________________________________
 
 
 
 
þ Basement
 
Cupboards and shelves
 
Box numbers for garage: ______________________________________________