Packing Tips

A few packing tips that will help make the process much easier!

General Packing Tips

Here at Braun, we almost always suggest leaving packing to the professionals, but we understand and appreciate ambition as well. 

Quick Tips for Packing

  • Use Packing Paper - Use plenty of packing paper.  When packing any fragile items, the best way to ensure that it will arrive at destination safely is to make sure it’s padded well enough that it cannot move inside of the box.  Avoid using newspaper, however, as the ink has been known to rub off of the contents of the box.

  • Tape Properly - Boxes are designed to be put together in just one way – with tape.  Interlocking box folds tend to be a very bad idea and commonly result in blown out bottoms. Running low on paper and/or tape?  Ask your mover!

  • Heavy Objects First - Another important safeguard against damage is packing the heaviest objects into boxes first. When packing heavy items (books, files, CDs, DVDs, canned goods, silverware, tools, spices, desk supplies, small picture frames, photographs) use small boxes.  They typically fill up before they become too heavy and also help prevent blown out bottoms.  It’s a good idea to stay under 50lbs a box.

  • Sharp Items - Take extra care when packing items with sharp edges such as knives or swords.  Place them back into their sheath if they happen to have one.  Otherwise, fold cardboard on the sharp edges and tape the cardboard together.  Take the time to ensure they are completely wrapped so they can be safely unpacked upon arrival.

  • Label Your Boxes - Labeling will make for easier organization into your new location.

Items that CAN NOT be Shipped

Moving companies are prohibited from handling and moving certain items. We've compiled a general list of things that no moving company will ship.

  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car Batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal Lighter Fluid
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Darkroom Chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline
  • Household Batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp Oil
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Loaded Guns
  • Matches
  • Motor Oil
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Paint Thinner
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks
  • Reloading Supplies
  • Scuba Tanks
  • Sterno
  • Weed Killer

We want to help make your upcoming move as STRESS-FREE as possible. We're here to help and give you any advice you may need. Still have more questions? No problem. Call the experienced moving specialists at Braun & they'll give ou all of the information you need! Call Braun Moving & Storage, will answer any questions you might have!

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