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Guide to Successful Packing

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Summit Moving & offers many tips on how to pack for a successful move. Call us if you need help getting started. Contact us to purchase moving supplies.

How to Get Started

  • Start Early!
  • Pack Room by Room. Don’t intermingle items from different rooms. Be sure to clearly label each box.*
  • Wardrobe Cartons work great for your clothing.
  • Small Boxes: Place heavy items into smaller boxes so that the box can support the weight of the items packed. Examples are: books, canned goods, etc.
  • Medium Boxes: Bulky but not heavy items can go into medium boxes. Items such as pots, pans, linens and small appliances.
  • Large Boxes: Light items such as pillows, blankets, toys and lamp shades, can be placed into larger boxes.
  • Furniture: Empty drawers of anything that is heavy, easily lost or damaged, or could spill! The contents will be shift around during your move and will need to be reorganized.
* Summit is not responsible for damage to contents of owner-packed cartons. Ask your salesperson about Valuation Protection Options.

Do Not Pack

  • Valuables: Credit cards, money, stocks, bonds, securities, furs, etc.
  • Medicines: Especially prescriptions
  • Flammable Items: Paints, gasoline containers, propane tans, aerosols, cleaning liquids and sterno
  • Auto Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane, Oxygen or other Tanks
  • Paints, Ammonia, Bleach, and Cleaning Agents
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluid
  • Food Items: Any perishable food item
  • Household Plants
  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Important Documents

Packing Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

Summit is always here for you, we can help you pack and get ready for your move day. We sell high quality boxes. Click here to order supplies, delivered right to your doorstep. Don’t forget your wrapping paper, sealing tape, permanent markers, labels and more! > Boxes & Supplies > Short Term & Long Term Storage > Small Moves