Packing Tips

Proper packing before a local or especially a long distance move is critical. Consider having our professionals pack for you to ensure that your possessions arrive at your new home safely. Even if you are on a tight budget speak with your moving consultant to see if they can offer you a partial packing service for your most delicate items.

If you decide to do packing on your own, here are some tips that Kingsway Van Lines would like offer you to properly pack your cartons for your moving and storage needs.

Kingsway Van Lines will offer specialty packing and crating services for some of those delicate items that needs special care.

The key to packing is organization:

  • Try to pack every room one at a time
  • Start by packing items that you would require to a day to day basis until the moving day
  • Next pack the items that you use seldom
  • Leave the items that are “must have” to as close as possible to the moving day
  • Do not pack valuables or important documents such as your passport, jewellery, precious stones, coin & stamp collections or money, carry them with you (Kingsway Van Lines will not take responsibility for such items during transportation).
  • Any hardware or items that have smaller screws should be placed in a zip up bag with a label. This will allow a way access the hardware when the shipment arrives at destination. Place them in a box and mark that box.
  • Do not under pack or over pack a box. Make sure that the box is sealed and closed. Ensure that the box is full with contents or fill it up with packing paper or newspaper to avoid damages during transportation. Boxes that are not full may be at risk to more damage during transportation.
  • Do not pack dangerous or flammable items such as lighter fluid, paint, oily rags, matches, charcoal, pool chemicals, bleach, oven cleaner or ammunition as they can explode and cause damage to your shipment.
  • Do not pack liquids such as alcohol.
  • Movers are not licensed to carry dangerous goods on the moving van.
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