Home Packing Services
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Home Packing Services

Let’s get packing!


Proper packing is one of the most important parts of a move, but it often the most overlooked one. Proper packaging prevents damage to your fragile items and reduces the risk of strain-related injuries through proper weight distribution. 

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home Packing services

Let’s get packing!

Packing can be a complicated process so – let Mr Moving’s home packing services take care of it for you! Our company will assign you a personal consultant who will discuss all of your packaging requirements with you in depth, Working with one of our experts, you can pack your items yourself with our guidance or have us do it all.

However, if you do choose to pack the items yourself, be careful not to overload boxes, ensure that fragile items are marked as such, and consider the weight when moving heavy furniture. In addition, make sure each box is correctly labeled so our movers know where to place it.

You can even purchase your boxes and supplies from us to take advantage of our bulk pricing. Mr Moving aims to provide a complete service to our clients and to ensure that all of their needs are covered. We guarantee that we will conduct our business with the highest of moral and ethical standards, and we are always prepared to go the extra mile for our customers.

Mr Moving provides a complete moving system in the Toronto area and we make sure our service covers every aspect of your move. We offer affordable home packing services and moving boxes that are available as package deals to give our customers the best value.

Moving Box Calculator

This handy chart will help you estimate the amount of boxes and packing materials you will need for your move.
moving box calculator

Packing Tip Topics

Basic Packing Guidelines

When Packing

Incorrect packing is the primary cause of damage. Some things to keep in mind when packing a box are:

  • No box should weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Before packing a box, line the bottom with a few inches of crumpled or wadded paper for cushioning.
  • Make sure all items in a box are securely positioned so that they will not move during transit.
  • Fill in any voids in the box with wadded paper as you are packing and top off a loaded box with wadded paper.
  •  The more fragile an item, the more cushioning is needed.
  • Make sure there are not sharp points, edges, or rims left uncovered.
  • The sides of the box shouldn’t bulge.
  • The top of the box shouldn’t bulge or cave-in.
  • The heavier an item is, the smaller the box should be. Keep this in mind when you are packing books, CD’s, DVD’s, etc.
  • Always place the heaviest items on the bottom of a box.
  • Place similar items in the same box.
  • Do not mix breakable items with heavy items.
  • Do not scrimp on paper or other packing materials.
  • Tape each box and label appropriately

What Not to Pack

Valuables such as securities, jewelry, money, coin or stamp collections, and legal papers should not go on the moving van. These items should either be taken with you or shipped by a traceable, insurable carrier, such as UPS or FedEx.

Irreplaceable items with little or no insurable value, such as family photographs, should travel with you. You also may want to transport furs yourself, especially if heat and humidity is a concern (which may damage furs).

Do Not Pack List

There are a number of items which cannot be moved and, therefore, should not be packed:

  • Wet or damp items
  • Perishable food items
  • Open containers
  • Common household products and cleaning supplies (i.e., ammonia, bleach, dishwashing liquid, liquid laundry detergent)
  • Vinegar
  • Soda, beer, champagne, or any opened bottles of wine or alcohol
  • Batteries
  • Combustible or corrosive liquids
  • Explosives
  • Flammable material
  • Compressed gases
  • Propane tanks or container (whether or not they are purged)

Prepare Ahead for Your Arrival

Create a “survival” box. This box should contain any items you may need in your new home as soon as you arrive. It should be marked OPEN IMMEDIATELY. Some suggestions for its contents are:

  • Paper towels and bathroom tissue
  • Dish cloth and towels
  • First-aid kit
  • Personal items (i.e., soap, contact lenses, medications, etc.)
  • Tools and small toys (if you have children)
  • Paper plates, cups, napkins and eating utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Canned or boxed food items
  • Coffee maker, coffee, and supplies
  • Operating instructions for appliances, televisions, stereos, etc.
  • Keys
  • Remote controls

We provide the following range of moving services:

  • Complete detailed inventory list
  • Arrive equipped with dollies, blankets
  • Securely wrap, pack and deliver your items
  • Provide boxes, tape and other packing material
  • Provide a secure location to store any unwanted items