Packing Guidelines

Top Notch Movers offers complete goods packing. We commit to be cautious and handle all your items carefully. Although most of our customers choose us to do their packing, you may also choose to pack your goods on your own whether you are moving locally or having a long distance move.

The following guidelines will assist you in preparing towards your move:

  • Once you decide to pack your goods on your own, you’ll need to have everything properly packed and ready for loading when our crew arrives at your place. In other words, all packing should be completed the evening before your moving day.
  • Self-packing is expected to meet specific standards. Our Top Notch Movers foreman will inspect your boxes and determine if your goods are properly packed. In the case of improper packing, the cartons are susceptible to damage. If torn, ripped or soiled, they will not close or cannot be sealed, you will be asked either to fix or replace those with new boxes.
  • Fragile items packing recommendations: Pack 80% of the box with fragile items, and the remaining 20% pack with bubble wrap and wrapping paper. Try to layer the bubble wrap and paper in between your items.

 

Small Box

Size: 16⅜ X 12½ X 12½

  • Small boxes commonly used for moving high-value fragile items. It is also common to wrap fragile items with a bubble wrap and to add wrapping paper to the top and bottom of the box before closing it.
  • Small boxes may be used for books, loose items, documents, photo albums etc.
  • It is also common to use small boxes for long distance moves from FL, as these boxes usually keep the items in better shape.
Medium Box

Size: 18 X 18 X 16

  • Medium boxes commonly used for bedding items, towels, large photo albums and other fragile items that could not fit the small boxes.
  • It is also common to use medium boxes for local moves for two reasons:
    • Medium boxes are less heavy then larger boxes, and easier to maneuver thought the house /apartment while you unpack.
    • Medium boxes will hold better than larger boxes.
Dish Box

Size: 18 X 18 X 28

  • Dish pack boxes are one size larger than the large box, and thicker than any other box.
  • The purpose of a dish pack box is to move fragile items such as china sets and glass items.
Large Box

Size: 18 X 18 X 24

  • Large boxes are commonly used for large bedding items, cloths, toys, large kitchenware and large loose items.
  • Whether it’s a state-to-state move, or a county-to-county move, there are many ways to pack a large box. At Top Notch Movers we always recommend our customers to use bubble wrap and wrapping paper in the bottom and top of the box.
Wardrobe Box

Size: 24 X 20 X 46

  • The Wardrobe box with metal hanging bar can help you move or store hanging clothes.
  • Wardrobe boxes are very easy to use and convenient when you need to move your clothes from one closet to another.
  • Wardrobe boxes will protect your clothes while they are stored during your move.
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  • Avatar Samuel Birch ★★★★★ in the last week
    They were extremely fast and efficient, took amazing care of all my things. Very affordable too. I can't say enough great things about them!
  • Avatar Kay Rose ★★★★★ a week ago
    I used Top Notch movers to move from my apartment to a PODS storage unit. Michael Taylor and his team were fast, thorough and professional. They arrived and finished on time which is so important for a move! The pricing for Top Notch movers was better than multiple other local companies and provided great, quality movers. Everyone that I spoke to was very pleasant, especially Jackie who helped to set everything up. They offer local and long distance moves and many other services to save you time by not having to add services else where!
  • Avatar Kay Rosé ★★★★★ a month ago
    I used Top Notch movers to move from my apartment to a PODS storage unit. Michael Taylor and his team were fast, thorough and professional. They arrived and finished on time which is so important for a move! The pricing for Top Notch movers was better than multiple other local companies and provided great, quality movers. Everyone that I spoke to was very pleasant, especially Jackie who helped to set everything up. They offer local and long distance moves and many other services to save you time by not having to add services else where!
  • Avatar Ally King ★★★★★ a month ago
    Amazing! I’m so happy with my choice to go with Top Notch movers. The guys were polite, worked with efficiency and professionalism, and handled my belongings with care. They even ensured my boxes and furniture were put where I wanted them when they unpacked the truck. Booking was also a great experience; she was personable, informed, and realistic. I felt taken care of and like they wanted to do a good job throughout the entire experience. Although I felt the price was reasonable, I would have been happy to pay a higher price for them than a lower price to someone else for the level of service I received. Plus it’s worth any extra cash, since you won’t be needing to replace any damaged items! I definitely recommend Top Notch for your next move if you want it done right!
  • Avatar Karine D ★★★★★ a month ago
    Hands down the best movers in the nation! First of all the booking and arrangement was a breeze and highly professional, they assured me everything would be handled and be taken care of, we had to move in short notice because we rented out our house and were in a crunch and they fit us in even though its their busy season! They arrived first thing in the morning, and the movers were so quick! This is important because obviously time is more money! They were careful with our furniture and had things moved out of the old house and into the new house in no time! Honest, quick, reliable, best prices, professional and the only people I would trust with moving my families furniture! Will be recommending to all family and friends! Thank you!!!

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