Hat and shoe boxes : Small boxes of this type should be consolidated and packed into large boxes. Fill in small spaces with wadded packing paper.Toys and ShoesDo not have to be wrapped in packing paper. Pack them in large cartons and seal them up.
Books & Records : Stand on end. Use small cartons. Small boxes are the perfect size for books. Pack books flat so that the spines won't break, and do not jam them in tightly. Never pack fragile items with books.
ClothingClothes on hangers are best moved in a special closet carton. Never move clothes in garment bags. Garment bags can't stand up to the stress of moving. Leave clothes in dressers, but make sure that the drawers are not too heavy - they may be damaged during the trip.
Chest of drawers, desks, etc. Pack drawers full but make sure that breakable items are well padded. To prevent drawers from opening, place the unit up against the truck or trailer wall, or against a flat surface such as a mattress.
Tables:Remove legs from all tables and load the flat surfaces on edge. If this cannot be done, load tables on their top surfaces, legs up, taking care to protect the finish with blankets or padding.
Dishes: Line the bottom of a dish pack with several layers of wrapping paper for extra cushioning. Place one plate in the center of the sheets of paper and pull a few sheets over it. Stack the next plate on top and pull another sheet of paper over to cover the stacked plates.
Aerosol containers : Do not pack aerosol in flammable containers.
Fill empty spaces with paper or use the space for other, lighter items.