Moving Tips & Information

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Any material that is flammable, corrosive or explosive is dangerous and illegal to move. If you have dangerous goods, call your local recycling pickup service, fire station or the closest EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) office to find out how you can properly dispose of these items. Or ask a neighbour or friend if they could use the item.

We Cannot Transport These Items
Acid
Darkroom Chemicals
Pesticides
Motor Oil
Gasoline
Charcoal
Lighter Fluid
Fertilizer
Paints
Car Batteries
Matches
Nail Polish & Remover
Ammunition
Liquid Bleach

Dangerous Goods Rules

Aerosols
Kerosene
Pool Chemicals
Chemistry Sets
Fireworks
Motor Oil
Paint Thinner
Batteries
Loaded Weapons
Weed Killer
Ammonia
Lamp Oil
Propane
Cleaning Fluid

PERSONAL Items You MAY Consider Transporting Yourself
Personal Files (marriage license, passport, birth certificate, etc)
Home Movies or Personal Video Tapes
Flight Tickets
Financial Statements
Photos and/or Albums
House and/or Car Keys
Safety Box Keys
Deeds
Tax Records
School Records
Jewelry
Collections (art, coins, stamps, etc)
Letters
Stocks
Computer Software & Back-ups
Medicine

Guide For Moving Supplies & Boxes (On Average)

1 Bedroom Approx: 500 – 700 sq ft.
6 x 1.5 cube boxes, 10 x 2.0 cube boxes, 5 x 4.0 cube boxes, 1 x 6 cube box, 1 x China Box, 1 x wardrobe box with bar, 2 x roll of tape, 1 x 10 lbs. packing paper, 1 x felt Marker.

2 Bedroom Approx: 700 – 1,000 sq ft
.10 x 1.5 cube boxes, 12 x 2.0 cube boxes, 8 x 4.0 cube boxes, 2 x 6 cube boxes, 1 x China Box, 1 x wardrobe box with bar, 2 x roll of tape, 2 x 10 lbs. packing paper, 1 x felt Marker.

2 Bedroom + Den Approx: 1,000 – 1,500 sq ft.
15 x 1.5 cube boxes, 20 x 2.0 cube boxes, 12 x 4.0 cube boxes, 2 x 6 cube boxes, 1 x china box, 2 x wardrobe box with bar, 2 x roll of tape, 3 x 10 lb packing paper, 1 x felt Marker.

3 Bedroom House Approx: 1,500 – 2,500 sq ft.
15 x 1.5 cube boxes, 25 x 2.0 cube boxes, 15 x 4.0 cube boxes, 3 x 6 cube boxes, 2 x wardrobe box with bar, 2 x china box, 4 x roll of tape, 3 x 10 lb packing paper, 2 x felt Marker.

4 Bedroom House Approx: 2,500 – 3,500 sq ft.
15 x 1.5 cube boxes, 35 x 2.0 cube boxes, 20 x 4.0 cube boxes, 4 x 6 cube boxes, 2 x wardrobe box with bar, 2 x china box, 4 x roll of tape, 2 x 25 lbs. packing paper, 2 x felt Marker.

5 Bedroom House Approx: 3,500 sq ft.+
20 x 1.5 cube boxes, 40 x 2.0 cube boxes, 30 x 4.0 cube boxes, 5 x 6 cube boxes, 3 x wardrobe box with bar, 2 x china box, 5 x roll of tape, 2 x 25 lbs. packing paper, 2 x felt Marker.

Box Dimensions and Suggested Uses
1.5 Cube Box
16” x 12” x 12.5” – best used for CD’s, DVD’s, Videos, Video Games, Books

2 Cube Box
18” x 15” x 12.5” – best used for bathrooms, food, wrapped framed photos, everyday dishes and glassware

4 Cube Box
18” x 18” x 20” – best used for small appliances, gaming systems, toys, shoes, dry goods, sheets, clothes

6 Cube Box
22” x 22” x 21.5” – best used for bedding – duvets and converters, pillows, cushions

China Box
18” x 18” x 27” Double Walled – fine china, anything you want to be extra protected

Wardrobe Box (With Hanger Bar)
24” x 20” x 45” – can also be used without hanger

Picture/Mirror Boxes (use appropriate size box)

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