To make this process easier, we recommend that you prepare in the following way:

  • Check the contents of drawers, removing all spillables and breakables.
  • It is important to remove all jewelry, coins, or personal items from your drawers.
  • Empty fluids from all small appliances.
  • Defrost and clean the refrigerators and freezers so they dry at least 24 hours before the movers arrive. Failure to have the appliances completely dry can lead to mildew throughout your shipment.
  • Leave all kitchen items in their cabinets. It is easier for the packers to remove and pack them from normal storage areas.
  • Detach items you plan to move which are mounted to the walls such as curtain rods, TV brackets, light fixtures, etc. Your moving team will remove mirrors and pictures from the wall when they are ready to pack.
  • Designate one area as off limits. Put all the items that you will be carrying personally in that area.

DIY considerations – Packing yourself


If you’re planning on doing your own packing, here are some things to keep in mind:

If you choose to do your own packing, it is important that you know that movers cannot be held responsible for damage inside boxes that you have packed.

Heavy things like books and canned goods should be packed into smaller boxes, while larger boxes can be used to pack lighter things like clothing and towels. If you choose to do your own packing, it is important that you use appropriate material and packing techniques in order to protect your goods in transit. Be sure to clearly mark the boxes that contain fragile items. Each box should be labeled with the name of the room that you’d like them to be placed in your new home. This helps to speed up the delivery, and makes the unpacking process easier for you.