Pack and Prep

Whether you decide to have Mayflower professionally pack your items for you or to take packing on yourself, below you can find everything you’ll need to know to begin packing and preparing for your move, including what supplies you’ll need, what things you cannot pack and best packing practices.

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Plan Your Move Out Day - Couple speaking in kitchen - Mayflower

Plan Your Move Out Day

Preparing for Moving Out Day: The process of moving starts long before the movers arrive at your home. Follow these steps to prepare.
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How to Pack Wine Bottles

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.
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How to Pack Shoes for Your Move

If your shoes have survived pre-move planning without being routed to a giveaway or garage sale pile, chances are you plan on wearing them again someday.
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How to Pack Food - Expert Moving Tips

Be mindful of restrictions when packing perishables. Keep in mind that there are laws that prohibit movers from transporting some types of perishable goods.
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How to Pack Your Dining Room

If you are preparing to move out of your house, it is important to start by gathering all of the essential packing supplies.
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What Prevents People From Decluttering?

According to Mayflower’s 2018 Movers Insights study, the top five things that keep people from decluttering are: Thinking that they might have a need for a belonging in the future
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How To Pack & Move Appliances

Each appliance has unique needs when moving. Are your appliances coming with you to your new home? If so, keep in mind that moving appliances often requires additional planning.
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How to Pack Your Books Effectively

Carefully evaluate your collection for books that you could live without. More than likely there are some you could part with, especially when you consider the cost of moving them.
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How To Move Plants

Moving your household plants could be more difficult than you might expect. Plants are categorized as “perishable” items under federal guidelines.
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How to Pack Lampshades For Moving - Table lamp on white background - copy space. 3d illustration - Mayflower

How to Pack Lampshades for Moving

Before you pack the lamp base, remove the light bulb and the lamp harp. Wrap each piece individually in news wrap.
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How to Pack Your Clothes

If you are moving with Mayflower, you can leave lightweight clothes in your dresser drawers for transport. There is no need to pack them.
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How to Pack the Living Room for Moving - mom and her young son packing up toys in their living room - Mayflower

How to Pack the Living Room for Moving

Before you start packing up your family room, make sure you have all the supplies you will need.
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