Rhino Prompt Movers – Moving Packing and Preparation Tips

Valuable moving Information for a Local Move or Long Distance Move

  • Rhino Prompt Movers Packing Crews are available for complete or partial packing services.
  • All packing should be completed prior to the arrival of your moving crew.
  • Unpacked items will not be moved.
  • If you are packing yourself, have a magic marker, knife and packing tape readily available.
  • Label each carton: 1. Room to be delivered to at new home. 2. Contents. Brief description. 3. Special instructions: “Fragile,” “This End Up,” etc. 4. Unpacking priority: unpack first/last.
  • It is often easier to pack one room at a time. Start with the least used areas of the home: attic, garage, storage and basement. Then, move onto the living areas.
  • Clear a good sized work space for wrapping fragile items: a dining room table or kitchen island is ideal.
  • All cartons should be taped both on the top and bottom. Books and other heavy items need to be double taped on the bottom of the carton.
  • Pack heavy items on the bottom, lighter items on the top. Do not pack breakable items with heavy non- breakable items.
  • Make sure that all breakable items have an inch of paper cushioning between layers.
  • Use towels or linens as extra padding for fragile cartons.
  • Slightly over-pack each carton before closing. This adds strength to the carton.
  • We recommend that you move your valuable fragile cartons. Same for items of excessive value (jewelery, coins, bonds, cash).
  • Use up most of your food supply to eliminate extra packing and unpacking.
  • Fill suitcases with sweaters, linens or clothing. A good idea is to pack suitcases with clothing that you will need the first few days after the move.
  • Pack electronics in original cartons if available.
  • Clothing may be left in dressers. All breakables, valuables and non-clothing items should be removed.
  • Antique dressers should be moved empty.
  • Liquids in containers that are not factory sealed should not be packed to prevent leakage and possible furniture damage.

Contact us today for more information on our home packing services and learn how we can make your move easier and less stressful!