Professional Packing and Crating
in Lewiston, Maine
Trust Us for Packing and Crating Your Valued Belongings
For professional packing and crating in Lewiston, Maine, and beyond, contact Red’s Moving, Inc. Packing is an essential and crucial phase in the moving process. Crating provides extra protection to high value, fragile, overweight, and easily damaged items against breakage and loss. For over 90 years, Red’s Moving, Inc., has provided both services for customers in Lewiston, Maine, surrounding areas, and worldwide. Call (207) 784-8766 to get more information or to solicit our help with your moving project today.
Red’s Moving, Inc. Suggests Packing in an Organized Manner
When packing your items, consider how you want to organize them. Some people pack based on common functions. For example, you might put all of your electronics together in one box. Others pack according to room. We recommend packing items meant for the kitchen, bathroom, or basement in waterproof containers. Still other people pack based on weight and size of the items. Red’s Moving, Inc. does not recommend packing a lot of heavy items in one container. No matter your method, packing in an organized manner makes it easier to keep track of your belongings during transport.
Keep Move-In Day Essentials Together, and Always Label Each Box
Always put the heaviest items in first when packing a box. Additionally, you want to avoid filling boxes to the brim so they do not end up super heavy. This also reduces the chance of them breaking or dropping during transit. Use labels or dark-colored markers on every box to designate their contents. If you are packing by room, include that on the label or box. We also recommend packing a bag that includes a change of clothes, medications, and toiletries. Try to pack move-in day essentials together. Essentials could include:
- Paper Plates
- Plastic Utensils and Cups
- A First-Aid Kit
Wrap Your Items with Bubble Wrap or Plastic When Packing in Crates
Crates work best for large shipments. They are made to withstand the risk of impact damage or tipping. Many crates are constructed from wood beams and plywood. When packing items in crates, we recommend you wrap your items with newspaper, bubble wrap, or plastic. This prevents scratches and other damage. Be sure to line crates with foam padding, and use packing peanuts, paper, or similar products to fill the container