Many customers prefer to do some or all of the packing themselves. Some do it because of the costs involved, others simply because they prefer to prepare and arrange their own boxes. If you’ve decided to do self packing, the following tips will help you to get better results and avoid possible damages.

Getting Proper Packing Materials

The first question that comes up is where to get packing materials. It is highly recommended to use only new boxes, designed specifically for moving and transportation. Getting used boxes at the supermarket may save you some money, but it might end up causing you damages.

Self Packing Professional Tips and Secrets

The easiest way to get packing materials is to search online for a specialized company that delivers materials to your door, or simply to contact your mover and ask for a box delivery. Alpha Moving and Storage provides the service of selling packing materials on or before the day of the move. For further information, please contact your relocation consultant.

Packing Correctly

Follow the instructions of your movers or box providers. Use boxes for their specific uses. Don’t stack heavy items such as books in large boxes, or small items in large ones without filling them up.

If you prefer to pack your own dishes, use dish packs and remember to wrap each item with white paper of newspapers. Glass surfaces must be covered with bubble wrap and electronic equipment should be protected and boxed up.

Your mover should be able to provide you with blankets on the moving day to wrap and protect all non-breakables such as sofas and tables with no glass or marble surfaces.


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  • Avatar Scott Pearson ★★★★★ a week ago
    My real estate agent recommended Alpha and it was the smartest decision about our move we made. I worked with Bill and did a visual walk through of our … More place via Facetime and in very short order I had a quote and the job was set. From top to bottom it was a seamless and gracious experience from everyone at Alpha.
    Nothing was even remotely injured or scuffed. In fact, the attention to securing our belongings was above and beyond. You should feed safe trusting your move to Alpha!
  • Avatar Donna Sander ★★★★★ a week ago
    We used Alpha to move my daughter. They were wonderful. Assisted my husband with packing large numbers of clothing and just as helpful with assisting us … More with unpacking.
    They were able remove and install a huge electric bed without damage to the bed and walls and doorways of both apartment
    All of the workers were polite friendly and I’ve said extremely helpful.
    The office staff was wonderful too. They made the move as pleasant and low anxiety as possible.
    I definitely recommend
  • Avatar Queen Parker ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    I was referred to Alpha moving and storage by my sister many years ago. I used them several times. The service was incredible. The movers were professional, … More efficient and effective. They arrived on time and went above and beyond to perform an excellent job. I would recommend them to anyone who’s moving. They’re truly the best!