Packing Don’ts For Long Distance Moving


Just like with moving locally, packing for interstate or long distance moves is an important but time consuming part of the overall moving process. Along with all the Do’s that go with packing for long distance moves, there are Don’ts to try to avoid when packing for interstate moves. Preferred Movers LLC. offers full professional packing services for long distance moves. However, if you would rather pack your own belongings, here are some tips of what not to do when packing for out of state moves.

Long Distance Moving Don’ts

  • When it comes to packing artwork or mirrors for longer moves, its is always important to double wrap. These items are fragile and wrapping your items in bubble wrap won’t make the cut. Instead, wrap your artwork or mirrors in the bubble wrap then pack them in mirror or artwork boxes for optimal protection. During moves, especially longer ones, items tend to move around or bang into each other with pot holes and turns. Having delicate items packaged properly will give you a peace of mind while travelling to your new destination.
  • If you have vases or plant pots in your home, you want to make sure that you pack these in boxes as well. Leaving these items out freely in your moving vehicle will run the risk of damage, damaging other items in the moving truck or getting dirt everywhere from moving pots.
  • Don’t transport your items in trash bags. Your belongings are not garbage and should not be treated as such. It may seem like a packing cheat but the bags will rip during transport. In addition, you cannot really stack or organize trash bags when utilizing a moving truck as they are lumpy depending on what you place in them. Make sure you purchase the proper moving boxes for your items to make the moving process easy as possible.
  • As mentioned in our local packing don’ts blog, lamps and lampshades must be disassembled before being put into moving boxes. The shape of the items together make it impossible to pack for protection which will run the risk of damage. Make sure to get a lamp moving box as this is the best option to ensure that your lamp or lampshade does not get damaged during the long distance move.

If you have any more questions about packing for out of state moves or would like a free quote, please contact us today!