Universal Van Lines
offers full service packing relieving you of all
the stress involved during your move. You
can rest assured that your belongings will be
packed and protected by trained professionals.
If you decide to pack all of your belongings,
here are some helpful tips to guide you during
the process of packing your items.
one room at a time, labeling each box with a
description of its contents and its destination
(e.g., kitchen, bathroom). Be as specific
as you can; it will make unpacking that much
the weight of your boxes reasonable. If
possible, put heavy items in small boxes to make
them easier to carry.
apply tape directly to polished or painted wood
finishes. Removing the tape could ruin the
fragile items and add plenty of cushioning.
drawers of loose and breakable items.
may wish to use wardrobe carriers for hanging
suits, shirts, dresses etc. Put shoes in bottom
of wardrobe carriers.
electronics packed (computers, DVD players,
fragile items), cords and wires bundled.
What you'll need for the first
When everything is
packed and ready to load, make sure the items
you need least are loaded first. Again, common
sense is essential when loading the truck. Place
the box containing your best china on top of the
box of encyclopedias and not vice versa.
Prepare for the first night in your new home
by packing essential items in a separate bag and
carrying it with you. You may even want to
prepare a simple meal that you can heat and
serve on your first night.
For everyone: plastic utensils, paper
plates, paper towels, plastic cups, toilet
paper, toiletries, trash bags, a flashlight,
first aid kit including pain relievers, pencil
and paper, snacks, beverages and re-closable
For each person in the household: a change of
clothes, a towel, prescription drugs, a
toothbrush and other personal items.