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Checklists and Packing Guides


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First Night Box Checklist

Packing Service

Take the stress out of packing for your move by leaving it to Minute Men Moving & Storage. Our specially-trained technicians are pleased to provide Nanaimo and Vancouver Island packing services. Our dedicated relocation consultant will help you determine the best plan for you, whether it’s complete or partial packing. Our team works carefully and quickly to ensure even your most delicate items arrive safely and that your job is done on time. If you wish to do the packing yourself, Minute Men Moving & Storage can supply the boxes and materials from our local moving centre. If you prefer, we can have the delivered right to your door.

Packing Tips

Packing Dishes, Glasses & Breakables
Dish barrels are the best! They are made of stronger and thicker cardboard to absorb travel shock and protect your dishes. They cost a little more than regular moving boxes but are worth it. Ensure you set up the boxes properly and tape the bottoms correctly. Use only strong, wide packing tape and not masking or duct tape. You can use newsprint for packing breakables, but each piece will require washing when you unpack. We suggest using white Kraft packing paper which can be purchased by bundle from our warehouse. Set up a stack of paper on a table and with your carton handy, you’re ready to start packing.

Packing Clothing

Hanging wardrobe boxes come in various sizes with each having a metal bar and shaped just like a wardrobe. They are great for hanging closet items that you can’t pack flat. Just remember that they are heavy and take up a lot of room. If you can pack clothes flat, this will save you some money. Sometimes these boxes can be used to move chandeliers or delicate wind chimes that are better to move hanging than flat. Minute Men Moving & Storage provides NO CHARGE wardrobes on loan for your move.

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