Packing Tips

Good packing is essential for a stress-free move. If you choose to do some or all of your own packing, it is important that you be familiar with professional packing techniques in order to help protect your possessions.

Pack like a Pro with Mayflower’s expert packing tips.

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Is your refrigerator or freezer coming with you to your new home? You will need to be sure it is disconnected and ready for transit before moving day. This includes heavy-duty cleaning and servicing. Here are our tips on how to move a refrigerator or freezer, covering everything from cleaning to reconnecting at your destination.
Antiques and collectibles are often prized as much for their sentimental value as for their monetary value. Between the two, your antiques are likely irreplaceable. With careful planning, you won’t have to. 
Stoves or ranges are easily damaged in a move due to their utility connections, glass or ceramic tops, intricate parts and polished finishes. The safest way to move your stove is to first give it a thorough cleaning well before your move date. 
Each of your appliances may require special precautions and/or servicing to prepare them for a safe move. You can count on Mayflower to do all of the heavy lifting ─ the actual transportation of your appliance from your point of origin to your destination. However, it is your responsibility to prepare your belongings ─ including major appliances ─ for safe transport.
Many large appliances have gas or high-voltage electrical connections that require the attention of a qualified technician. It may be best to have such a specialist assist with your dishwasher’s preparation for transport. If you plan to do it yourself, here are some general tips on how to move dishwashers.

Moving a wine collection just may be the only potential drawback of having one. Fine wines are hypersensitive to movement, humidity, temperature and exposure to light, any of which can threaten their character and chemistry. To protect your investment ─ and avoid ending up with a lifetime supply of vinegar ─ advance preparation is required to arrange for special handling of your wine collection during a move.

Many large appliances have gas or high-voltage electrical connections that require the attention of a qualified technician. It may be best to have such a specialist assist with your dishwasher’s preparation for transport. If you plan to do it yourself, here are some general tips on how to move dishwashers.
Your wine bottles require special care in a move. It isn’t difficult to upset wine’s delicate chemistry with high or low temperatures, vibration, humidity or light. Fine red wines are especially susceptible to damage in a move. You can minimize the risk with careful planning and packing.
You may be tempted to toss all of your shoes into the bottom of a box when packing for an upcoming move. This not only puts them at risk for physical damage, but also makes it that much more difficult to unpack when you arrive at your destination. There are several important things to remember when packing your shoes for a move.
Your silverware deserves special care when packing. You’ll want to carefully pack silver to protect precious metals and ensure sharp knives and forks don’t injure movers during handling.