Full Service Packing Tips

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An unsuccessful packing job will lead to an unsuccessful move. Proper packing paper, padding and boxing procedures are vital to protecting your belongings.

At Texas Best Moving & Storage we offer a full range of packing and unpacking services. Trained, professional packers are able to help you with as much or as little of the packing and unpacking as you need.

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Packing Tips

Packing for yourself can be a great way to economize your move. To help you pack as safely and efficiently as possible, Texas Best Moving & Storage has compiled tips to make your packing experience easier.

  • Do not over-pack moving boxes — the heavier the item, the smaller the moving box.
  • Start packing the items you don’t need as soon as you know you’re moving.
  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same moving boxes.
  • Put detailed labels on tops and sides of all moving boxes.
  • Do not interlock moving box tops. They must always be sealed with packing tape.
  • Pack a few boxes of items you will need immediately at your new home and make sure it is loaded last on the truck so the contents will be immediately available at your new home.
  • To minimize the chance of breakage, pack and unpack over a padded surface so that if you do drop an item, it will land on a cushioned surface.
  • Lampshades and fine china should not be packed in newspaper because the ink can permanently stain these items. Instead, use packing paper

Moving Boxes & Supplies Tips

At Texas Best Moving & Storage we offer a wide selection of competitively priced moving boxes and packing supplies including packing tape, packing paper, markers, paper moving pads, bubble wrap and stretch wrap, and more.

1.5 cubic foot moving box

The smallest box sold at At Texas Best Moving & Storage it’s often referred to as the book or record box; best used for small heavy objects like books, records, cans, jars of food, utensils, flatware, shoes, etc.

3 cubic foot moving box

Referred to as the lamp or lampshade box; frequently used interchangeably with the 1.5 cubic foot box

4.5 cubic foot moving box

As the box gets larger, use for lighter objects such as pillows, bedding and stuffed animals

6 cubic foot box

Use for light objects; if you pack heavy items in this box it will be difficult to move.

Picture or mirror moving box

A four-piece box that can come in large or small sizes; can be customized by telescoping in and out; use crumpled packing paper in the corners to add cushion and make sure to wrap your mirror or picture with bubble wrap before placing it in the box

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Wardrobe moving boxes

Allows clothes to be transported on hangers; includes a metal bar along top of box to hang clothing

Boxes for moving dishes

Also called a barrel, dish barrel or dish box; it’s the strongest box available; pack fragile, breakable items such as china; usually used for kitchen items

Dish pack inserts

Cardboard that goes inside the dish pack boxes to form individual cells for fragile items; inserts adjustable; extra cardboard piece included to be used as springboard to cushion

Packing paper/plain newsprint

Used to wrap everyday items to prevent scratching; when crunched up it can be used as cushioning

Tissue paper

Softer than newsprint, used for wrapping very delicate items; also provides cushioning and fills in small spaces when packing fragile figurines and china

Bubble wrap

Plastic packing material made up of hundreds of tiny “air cushions” or bubbles used to over-wrap small, delicate items after they are wrapped in tissue; also helpful when wrapping larger fragile items such as lamps and pictures

Pink anti-static bubble wrap

Used to wrap electronics including stereos and computers. It is similar to traditional bubble wrap but does not cause static electricity. If traditional bubble wrap is used to pack these items, a static electric charge could be created, damaging the item.

Duck® tape/Sealing tape

Plastic tape, 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) to 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide; best for packing, test to see if it ruins finish before taping up drawers and canisters. Use clear Duck® packing tape only and make sure to seal your boxes with packing tape. Duct tape doesn’t adhere well to corrugated cardboard. Boxes put together with duct tape will fall apart.

Permanent marker

Used to label boxes with contents and destination in new location; mark boxes “fragile” and “this side up” when appropriate

Resealable plastic bags

Used for nuts and bolts as you disassemble items, tape bag to disassembled item

Beware of used boxes

People sometimes try to pack their belongings in used boxes to save money. Beware. Produce boxes often become weakened from the moisture of transportation or product spoilage. Additionally, insects often nest in used boxes.

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