Packaging Supplies

  How to Pack for Moving?

When moving, most damage comes from movement and vibration in transit. Think of a stack of dishes in a box on the bed of a bouncing truck. No matter how well the sides are padded, a firm up-and-down jolt could crack the entire stack. On the other hand, dishes packed on edge and surrounded by bubble wrap have a better chance of surviving the trip unharmed.

It is essential that you have the right packing materials in order to minimize the effect of this eventual vibration. Sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper are worth the money. A tape dispenser may help you move along quicker. A box cutter can also be used to "cut the tape" and will also be very handy when unpacking.

With a little care and planning, you and your belongings can arrive in perfect condition.

  It's All About the Boxes

Using new quality packing materials designed just for moving will ensure that you property arrives safely. Excel Moving and Storage has a wide array of boxes, containers and professional packing materials available.

  2.0 cu. ft. cartons - Small carton for heavy items such as music CDs, books, files and DVDs/videotapes.
  4.0 cu. ft. cartons - Medium utility carton that is used for pots and pans, small appliances and toys.
  5.0 cu. ft. cartons - For bulky items, such as towels, linens or toys.
  6.0 cu. ft. cartons - For bulky, large or lightweight articles such as pillows or large lampshades.
  Wardrobe cartons - A "portable closet" which keeps clothes and draperies hanging on a built-in bar.
  Mirror cartons - Several sizes of telescoping cartons for framed pictures, mirrors or glass.
  Mattress Bags Available in queen/king, double, single (twin) and crib sizes. A separate bag is necessary for box springs.
  Dish pack (or China Barrel) Heavy duty carton used for dishes/china, crystal and glassware.
  Stretch wrap - A plastic covering that safely adheres to furniture and protects it from snags, dirt and tears.

What Separates Us from the Pack?

Our professional packers do everything possible to see that your belongings arrive in the same condition as when they left. A range of packing services are available.

  Full Service Packing: Our trained packers do it all - all leave all items right where they are in your home, and we'll take it from there.

  Partial or Fragile-Only Packing: You get the full pack service, but only for the items that you designate.

  Do-It-Yourself Packing: We provide our free "Professional Guide to Your Next Move" that offers great tips. You can also ask your Excel Moving and Storage - Moving Sales Consultant for information on packing materials available for purchase.