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Moving Tips and Checklists

House moving can be quite a stressful event, but Empire Movers NYC is here to help you through and give you the best house moving tips and helpful relocation checklists. The way you prepare your belongings for transportation will affect both the speed of your move and the condition in which they arrive. That is why we provide you with the basic house moving tips and packing advice.

General rules for packing that are really just common sense:

Try to put heavier items in smaller boxes and light bulky items in larger boxes. Do not over or under pack boxes. If you over pack, the box is likely to split and you will have things sticking out the top. This makes it difficult for the mover to stack them inside the truck. Under packing boxes is also detrimental – often the top of the box will dent in or collapse.
Try to use newer, sturdier boxes. Boxes that have seen many moves may not keep your belongings as safe as a newer box. Used grocery store boxes will work fine for sturdy items, but pack breakables in something more substantial.
Use plenty of packing materials – packing paper, peanuts, bubble wrap. It is very important to put a generous layer of materials at the bottom of boxes containing fragile items.


These house relocation tips and suggestions for packing are general guidelines. The following are some specific moving and packing ideas for items that people usually have questions about. If you have further enquiries about an aspect not covered here, feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail. Our team of experienced New York City Movers has many other great home / house moving tips, tricks and packing lists easy to follow.

Special Items Moving Tips

Books, Records, CDs moving tips:
Pack these items in smaller boxes. Records should be packed on end, side by side.
Mirrors, glass tops to furniture, large pictures moving tips:
For complete safety, these items may be crated for shipment. For local moves, these items can be covered with bubble wrap or placed in picture / mirror cartons.
China moving tips:
Wrap china and all fragile objects in paper individually. Large plates and heavy pieces should be placed on their edge and on the bottom of the container. Cups and saucers should be placed towards the top of the box. Plates and dishes should be placed in vertical position, with pads of paper in between.
Valuables moving tips:
You should move legal documents, jewelry, & currency personally. Keep these items in your possession throughout the move.

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