Moving? Here’s Some Tips From Hilton Moving and Storage!

This week our guest writer is Kara Martin of Hilton Moving and Storage. She gave us some extremely helpful tips on how to stay organized during the stressful and sometimes chaotic transition of moving.

What do these numbers have in common- 6.1, 4.5, 3.1, 1.5?  If you guessed moving, you’re right!  Many people who are preparing for their next move, whether local or out of state, are configuring how many boxes and what size of boxes they will need for their personal belongings.

The majority of us (including myself) are guilty of stuffing as much as humanly possible in packing boxes.  Have you ever placed books in large boxes?  Picture frames on top of one another without wrapping them in packing paper first?   Placed personal belongings at the bottom of a box without cushioning the bottom with packing paper?  What about your dishware, do you place it on top of one another?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a look below for helpful packing tips to make your move less stressful.

moving2Tip #1:  When packing your personal belongings reduce the risk of items being damaged in transit by cushioning the bottom of the box with packing paper.  Once items are packed,
place packing paper at the top to decrease damaging items when stacking and opening boxes.

Tip #2:  Heavier items (i.e. books) should be packed in smaller sized boxes (1.5’s).

Tip #3:  Lighter, fragile items should be packed heavily with packing paper at the bottom, sides and top of the box.


movingtruckTip #4:  As you pack dishware make sure plates and platters are wrapped and placed standing upright in a dishpack box.  A common mistake made is laying the items on top of one another.

Tip #5:  Glass, marble and other valuable table tops should always be crated in a just-made-to-fit crate.  Many moving companies will pad and shrink wrap these items, but they are too fragile and delicate to be handled in such a manner.


hiltonIt is always less stressful when moving to receive a professional estimate from local moving experts.  Hilton Moving & Storage is a full service moving company here for you, and is always happy to assist our clients with any packing, moving and storage needs locally, nationally and worldwide.  Give us a call today for a free in-home estimate!

Remember it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine even in the midst of moving!

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