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How to Pack Your Family Room

How to Pack Your Family Room

Your family room is likely the place where you spend most of your time, watching television, chatting with friends and even working on the computer. Make sure you pack your family room so all of your belongings still look great in your new home.

Start by gathering all of the moving supplies you will need. This includes:

  • Sturdy Moving Boxes
  • Packing Paper or Bubble Wrap
  • Paper Pads
  • Tissue Paper for Breakables
  • Packing Tape
  • Felt-tip Markers

Packing Lamps

You will want to disassemble the lamp and pack the base and the shade separately. Pack the shade into a packing carton 2 inches larger than the shade and fill with packing paper. Do not pack any other objects with the shade.

When packing the base of the lamp, wrap the base carefully with paper pads and line the box with packing paper.

Packing Mirrors and Glass

Mirrors and glass are especially fragile. When you are packing mirrors you may want to ask your Lint United Van Lines representative about boxes that are specifically made to move these items. Wrap the mirror or picture in paper and put it in the carton. Tape the box all the way around.

Moving Electronics, Computers and Televisions

If you have the original boxes for these items, it is best to use them when you are packing. If not, ask your representative at Lint United Van Lines to supply proper moving cartons. A flat screen TV is especially tricky to pack securely. Use a foam screen protector and always keep the TV upright. Some flat screen televisions should not be set with the front or back down.

Regardless of what you are moving, always remember to wrap your belongings in paper to keep them in one piece.

It does not take much to scratch, crack or dent family room furniture and décor, so if you don’t have time to pack well, Lint United Van Lines has a full staff of professional movers who can make light work of it. We serve the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Des Moines for local, regional and international household moves.