packing guide

Packing Guide

When you are moving, you have several options for packing. Your professional moving company can provide full-packing services or you can pack all, or some, of your belongings yourself. However you decide to handle packing your items, always remember that good packing is essential for a good move.

If you choose to do some or all of your own packing, it’s important to be familiar with the techniques that will best protect your belongings. This guide explains the methods that professional packers use every day.

Considerations for Packing Yourself

Your Packing Responsibilities

Plan Ahead for Packing

Avoid Packing These Items

Packing Checklist and Planner

How to Pack Flat China, Glassware and Cups

How to Pack Bowls and Odd-Shaped Items

How to Pack Silver

How to Pack Figurines and Delicate Items

How to Pack Artificial Flowers

How to Pack Lamps

How to Pack Books

How to Pack Photographs

How to Pack CD’s, Tapes and Records

How to Pack Clothing

How to Pack Linens, Bedding and Curtains

How to Pack Tools and Outdoor Equipment

How to Pack Food

If you have chosen Holman Moving as your mover, you can depend on us to help you prepare for your move. Our experienced moving counselors will answer your questions and work closely with you to make your move as easy as possible.

We hope you find our packing guide helpful. If you have any packing tips that you would like to share with us for this guide, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Paige Holden at