Packing Tips - Palm Springs Moving Company

While the idea of packing your own belongings is tempting, sometimes it's better left to the professionals.

However, if you do decide to do your own packing it's important to use the right materials. That's why we've included the following list. It describes all of the available specialized boxes and cartons that'll make packing your belongings easy. Your North American agent can provide you everything you'll need. Tools & Materials You'll Need:

  • Unprinted newspaper and tissue paper (newspaper ink can soil and even damage some items)
  • 2-inch plastic tape (to assemble and close cartons)
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers

Types of Boxes:

1.5 cu. ft. in U.S., and 2.0 cu. ft. in Canada (book box)

Use for heavy or dense items including books, records, shoes, canned goods, kitchen canisters, small appliances and hand or power tools.

3 cu. ft. in U.S., and 4.0 cu. ft. in Canada

General-purpose size. Good for toys, lampshades, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, etc.

4.5 and 6 cu. ft. in U.S., and 5.0 cu. ft. in Canada

For large, lightweight items such as pillows, bedding and toys. Do not overload.

Stand-Up Wardrobe

Equipped with a bar for hanging clothes, curtains and draperies. The bottom is not designed to support weight; do not pack other items in the bottom of these cartons. Lay-down style wardrobe boxes are also available.


Specially designed with available cell dividers for transporting dishes, glasses, bowls and other kitchenware. Also good for lamps, small pictures, knick-knacks and light appliances.


Telescoping, large and small sizes. Provide extra protection for mirrors, large pictures, and glass tabletops.


Available in crib, twin, standard, double and queen/king sizes.

Custom Crates

Wooden crates can be custom built in various sizes. These crates are ideal for marble, large glass table tops, chandeliers, antiques, statuary, trophies and other large, bulky or delicate items requiring extra protection.


Provided for furniture and larger items. All non-packed or crated items will be padded using the highest quality materials available on the market today.