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 Kat Williams ★★★★★ in the last week
    Wonderful staff and crew! I was slightly nervous about using professional movers for the first time, but Top Notch Movers was so ready to help me meet all my moving needs. Will definitely use again!
  • Avatar Judy Brown ★★★★★ in the last week
    This moving company was the best experience I've ever had for moving. We sold our house within a week and had to relocate from Miami to Georgia. Henry and his team were efficient and professional. They were speedy and moved all our belongings without any breakage or damage. It was a super easy move for us. I would highly recommend them.
  • Avatar Sahar Karain ★★★★★ a month ago
    I am so pleased with the services of Top Notch Movers. I have used other companies in the past and have had horrible experiences. Top Notch Movers helped me move to my new apartment with such ease. They made moving so much less stressful! Thank you guys!!
  • Avatar Eleen Beisner ★★★★★ a month ago
    Go with Top Notch Movers. Ask for JACKIE when you call.
    We just finished unpacking, auditing, and inspecting our belongings. Every single item is accounted for and in the same shape we sent it off in.
    We did our research (received quotes from 5+ companies and looked into background/client experiences) as this was our first long distance move and we were weary of having a terrible moving experience.
    Top Notch Movers, through its representatives Jackie, David, Sid, and Kenneth did a phenomenal job.
    Jackie is extremely thorough, patient, and knowledgeable. Price cannot be beat. Packing and unpacking was done as if the representatives were packing and unpacking their own belongings. Delivery was exactly on schedule with no last minute surprises.
    Thank you all for your amazing teamwork! We couldn't be happier with your work.
    Promises made, promises kept. Thanks Top Notch!
  • Avatar Joshua Wittneben ★★★★★ a month ago
    Wow, just wow. We all hate moving, me more than most. I swore this time I was going to hire a moving company to make my life easier, and I did not regret it! Setting it up was simple with their office manager Francine, a sweetheart who knows her business. The movers were prompt, respectful of my furniture and boxes as well as efficient. I had been told that movers will stand around and milk the clock, not these guys! I can’t recommend this company enough. Hopefully I will not be moving myself again anytime soon, but if I do, I know who I’m calling, and it’s not the Ghost Busters!

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