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Bedding, Clothing, Curtains, Drapes & Linens

* Clothing, curtains and drapes should be stored on
   hangers.  If hanging facilities are not available, such itemes
   should be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers or
   cedar chests along with bedding and linens
* Avoid storing anything that will attract rodents!
 
Dishes and Glassware
* Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and top of the
  cartons containing glassware
* All glass items should be individually wrapped
* Nest cups and bowls
* Stand plates, saucers and platters on edge
* Wrapped glass should be placed toward the top of the
   carton
 
Appliances

* Thoroughly clean and dry all appliances
* Store refrigerator/freezers slightly open
 
Lamps

* Wrap large lamp bases in padding
* Wrap smaller lamps and place them in cartons
* Pack delicate lamp shades separately
* DO NOT use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other
  goods which many be damaged by ink stains
* DO NOT store heavy items atop cartons containing lamps
  or lamp shades
How To Pack:
Mirrors, Windows and Screens

* Store on edge, NOT flat
 
Tools. Bicycles, and other metal items 
* Clean and wipe metal tools with a rag containing machine oil to retard
   rust
* Clean, lightly oil and tie unto bundles all long-handed tools such as rakes, shovels and hoes
Books and Documents

* Pack books flat to protect their spines
* DO NOT overload
* DO NOT pack fragile items in the same box with books
I can see clearly now...
Label each box to easily identify contents
 
Location, Location, Location..... 
Place frequently used items near the door
 
Keep it light...
Pack boxes to weigh less than 50 pounds
 
Be Prepared....
Gather all of your supplies before you start, that way you don't have to stop to get more
 
Make Room... 
Businesses can install shelves for easy access and space saving