Moving and Packing Tips for Your Next Move

Moving Tips

  • Make your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your move day.
  • For large appliances, be sure to check your owner’s manuals to see if there are special instructions for moving.
  • Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.
  • Clean out closets, the attic and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move.
  • Make a “survival closet” of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, mop.
  • Schedule disconnect times for about a week before your move day -- you don’t want to have to pay for cable, phone and utilities when you aren’t even there!
  • Cancel newspapers, cable, lawn services about a week before the move.
  • Mail in your change of address forms about a week before your move date.
  • The day before your move, defrost the fridge.

Packing Tips

  • Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.
  • Use small boxes for books. They get very heavy very fast.
  • Never use newspaper to wrap fine china or other delicate items. It can stain.
  • Always stack dishes upwards when packing.
  • Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible, including children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.
  • Never use duct tape – use packing tape.
  • Clearly label all boxes on top and side.
  • As you take apart furniture and other items, make sure to tape all parts to the main base.
  • Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items.
  • Always tape boxes. Don’t interlock the tops.


For your next local move, make sure to contact Two Small Men with Big Arms Moving in Belleville or Kingston.

Service Area

Main Areas

  • Brockville
  • Kingston
  • Belleville

Smaller Markets

  • Napanee
  • Gananoque
  • Smiths Fall
  • Kemptville
  • Prescott

Contact Us

Phone
Kingston:   613-549-1888
Belleville:   613-968-9097


Email

Kingston / Belleville:    tsmkingston@moving.ca

Business Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

Sunday: Closed

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