How to make your packing
Here at Sheridan Brothers Moving we know how difficult it can be to pack for a move. It’s important to follow these simple tips for a successful and stress-free packing and moving experience.
When packing china and glassware, we recommend using Dishpacks. Be sure to use a sufficient amount of soft and plush material. Putting the material between layers is best.
Be sure to use numerous sheets of clean paper and wrap your items individually. Starting from the corner of the paper, wrap your belongings carefully. Fold the edges in when rolling. Place all your items facing down and remember to place the heavier pieces first.
Be sure to wrap plates individually with plenty of paper. Start from the corner and wrap diagonally. All overlapping edges should be folded inward. No more than six plates should be grouped together, in a double layer of newspaper. Each pack of plates should be framed with crushed paper.
Be sure to stand shallow bowls on edge. Mixing bowls, etc. are bundled two or three together, on their side. Sugar bowl lids should be wrapped in tissue and turned upside down on the bowl before wrapping them together. Pitchers, sugar bowls and similar pieces should be placed upright in the carton.
Wrap all glassware in a double layer of paper and place on the rims, in a row, on the upper layer in the box.
It’s important to wrap your silverware and flatware collectively or separately with tissue or clear plastic.
To prevent tarnishing, plastic wrap all your silverware. Other easily tarnished items should be carefully wrapped and packed for the move.
Believe it or not, there is a method to packing books. Small boxes are great for heavy books. Be sure to group equally sized books together.
There are many removable parts to a lamp. The bulb, harp and base should be carefully wrapped individually. Wrap the shades carefully and place inside a couple sheets of tissue paper, or anything soft.
It’s best to consult with your Sheridan Brothers representative about custom-made cartons or crates for certain items.
Shoes are fragile, so it’s best to not place heavy items on top of shoes. All shoes should be placed in their own boxes, and then placed in a larger box. High heels should be packed with cushion to prevent damage to other items.
Most of your clothes should be transported in wardrobe cartons.
To pad delicate items, linen and bedding can be used along with other soft items.
Drapes and curtains should be left on hangers and placed in a wardrobe carton. Placing them in large, lined boxes is also recommended. Roll up the carpets and rugs to be placed on the truck.
All pictures should be placed in albums. Any loose photos should be wrapped and stored in separate boxes for the move. It’s suggested to carry the photos with you during the move if possible.
Good for small items like DVDs, tools, CDs and canned goods. This is the smallest box we offer.
Good for transporting small kitchen appliances, cooking utensils and tools.
Items such as toys, kitchen goods, bed linens and lamps are great for this size box.
This all-purpose box is good for pillows, coats, stuffed animals and blankets.
An extremely strong box, the Dishpack is great for all breakable items.
Mattresses should be transported in a box. King-size box springs will require a twin or king box.
This is what you’ll want if you’re moving pictures, mirrors or glass table tops.
This box is perfect for those that want to transport clothing in the hanging position.
Sheridan suggests packing golf clubs, TVs and other delicate items in specialty containers. Contact a Sheridan Brothers representative if you need specialty crates.