Maryland Movers Professional Packing Services


Maryland Movers offers packing and unpacking services that can be customized to meet the needs of any move, large or small.

We find underestimating the time and energy required to pack for a move is very common, and it can be one of the most stressful aspects of planning for a move. This is why we include packing services as part of our full-service moving offering.


Our professional, careful movers and packers are expertly trained to pack items of any quantity, value, or fragility, from a library of books to a cabinet of fine china. Professional moving and packing services from Maryland Movers will ensure that your items packed efficiently and transported safely.


What type of packing services do you need?

Full Packing Services


You’d rather not worry about packing at all. We will send a team of experienced movers and packers to your home to pack up from the attic to the basement. Of course, we will leave out any items you’ll need on the night before moving, and quickly pack those up on move day.

Partial Packing Services


If you don’t mind packing some (or even most) of your items on your own, but would like some additional help, we can accommodate your packing needs. Perhaps you’d like us to tackle packing a large collection of breakables, or just work on preparing storage areas for the move; whatever you need, we’re happy to help.

Unpacking Services


Moving is generally an exhausting experience, even if you hire professionals to do the hard labor. If you would like some assistance settling in to your new home with unpacking boxes, we can undertake the entire job, or simply provide a few hours of service; it’s your choice.

Custom Crating


Maryland Movers offers custom crating services for specialty or fragile goods such as large mirrors, valuable artwork, glass tabletops, antiques and more.

Packing Supplies


Maryland Movers offers a wide selection of competitively priced moving boxes and packing supplies including tape, packing paper, paper pads, bubble wrap, Give us a call today to buy your Packing Materials and we will deliver them to you for FREE (please refrain from popping bubbles until your move is complete!).


We also offer Free Recycled Boxes Learn more here.

Maryland Movers Packing tips


If you are considering packing some or all of your belongings on your own, you’ve come to the right place. Maryland Movers knows that preparation is the key to a smooth move experience, and that’s why we have compiled this collection of the most popular moving resources, guides, and tips to help make packing and moving hassle-free for you.


Not sure how to pack china and breakables? Curious what you should pack first? Don’t get overwhelmed by the details. We are here to answer all of your questions and provide you with helpful tips through every phase of your move.


Interested in packing services by Maryland Movers? Let our move coordinators help you choose from our flexible packing options designed to fit your time line and budget.

How to Pack Your Kitchen


Packing your kitchen can sometimes be one of the most overwhelming parts of your move. Not only do you have fragile items like plates and glasses, but you also have large appliances. You also have many items that you need to sort through and throw away like perishable foods and household chemicals.


The good news is our expert moving tips can make packing your kitchen a lot easier. Start the process by making sure you have all the necessary supplies:


  • Sturdy boxes in various sizes with flaps that can be completely closed
  • Packing paper
  • Small sealable bags
  • Packing tape for sealing the boxes
  • Felt tip markers for labeling the boxes


Remember, when you are packing breakable items, you will want to line the bottom of your boxes with crumpled packing paper. Be sure to clearly mark the outside of the box as “fragile” and draw an arrow to indicate which side of the box should face up.





Wrap plates individually in clean packing paper. Using several sheets, start from the corner and wrap the paper diagonally across the dish. Continually tuck in the overlapping edges.


If you are wrapping multiple plates of the same size, stack them on top of each other with a layer of packing paper in between.


Place the plates on their edges in a sturdy box. They should never be packed flat. Remember to put the heaviest items in the bottom of the box and build up in layers with the lighter items toward the top. Separate the layers with crushed paper.


For bowls with lids, wrap a layer of paper around the bowl. Place the lid upside-down in the bowl, then wrap the bowl and lid together in a double layer of clean paper.


When packing oddly shaped items like pitchers, vases or other unusual dishes, be sure to protect any handles by wrapping packing paper around them. Wrap the rest of the item in a double layer of paper.


Wrap cups individually and protect the handles with an extra layer of paper. Place them upside-down in the box.



Small Appliances & Cookware


Items like toasters and other small appliances should be packed individually and placed inside a box with crushed paper. It can help you stay organized if you label the outside of the packing paper with the name of the appliance inside.


Wrap pots, pans and other cookware in clean packing paper using the same method you did with the plates.





Do not take any perishable food items with you on your move, and only take things that you are sure will travel well.

Use packing tape to seal up any open boxes of dried or powdered foods, such as pasta, rice or cereal.

Place liquid items that could easily spill into a sealable plastic bag, then wrap them in paper to prevent breakage.


How to Pack Your Living Room and Family Room


Before you start packing up your family room, make sure you have all the supplies you will need:


  • Sturdy boxes in various sizes with flaps that can be completely closed
  • Packing paper
  • Paper pads
  • Tissue paper
  • Packing tape for sealing the boxes
  • Felt tip markers for labeling the boxes


Most families have a wide variety of items in their living room, including large furniture, electronics and fragile objects like lamps, photographs and decor. Follow our moving tips to safely pack up all of these valuable pieces:





When packing lamps, disassemble the lamp and pack the base and the shade separately.


For the shade, use a sturdy box that’s at least two inches larger than the shade and line it with paper. Fill the box with a large amount of crumpled packing paper to pad the shade and prevent it from moving around. Don’t be tempted to pack other items with the shade!


When packing the lamp base, wrap it carefully with paper pads and place it upright in a carton with crumpled packing paper.



Items Framed in Glass


Mirrors and glass can be easily damaged, so you might want to consult a professional who can help you pack these correctly.


If you choose to pack these things yourself, consider using a carton that is specifically designed for mirrors. Wrap the mirror in paper, place it in the carton and wrap the carton with tape in multiple directions to keep it secure.





TVs, computers and other electronics require a special carton. It is best to repack these items in their original boxes if you still have them. If you don’t have the original packaging, ask your moving service to provide special cartons.


When you are packing your TV, use a thin foam wrap to protect the screen and always pack it upright. Never lay your TV flat in a box.


How to Pack Your Bedroom


Your bedroom likely has a mix of both large, heavy furniture as well as soft items like linens and clothes. You can pack up these items more efficiently by following these easy moving tips:



Clothes & Linens


To reduce wrinkling, leave your clothes on their hangers and pack them into a wardrobe boxes. One box will hold about two feet of compressed clothing on hangers.


If you are not using wardrobe boxes, you should remove each piece of clothing from its hanger, fold them, and place them in a suitcase or a box lined with packing paper.


Protect linens like blankets, sheets, towels and pillowcases with a sheet of packing paper lining the bottom of your boxes.



Small Appliances


Wrap small items like clocks and radios individually and pack them in a box cushioned with crushed paper.



Books and Photos


Pack books with the spine down and the open side of the book facing up.


Because books are usually very heavy, be sure to pack them into smaller boxes so they are still easy to carry.


Protect framed photos and artwork by wrapping them individually in packing paper and stand them on their edges inside the box.


If possible, carry heirloom items like old or irreplaceable photos with you to the next destination.


Pack all of your boxes tightly with crumpled packing paper to prevent objects from shifting too much during the move.





When it comes to moving your bed, your Maryland Movers can supply you with a special mattress bags that will protect it from dirt and dust during the move.


How to Pack food for moving


Food and perishables are only allowed on some local moves. Be sure to check with your Moving Coordinator to see which items you are allowed to pack.



Simple Packing Tips For These Food Types


Pack only food items you are sure will travel well. Keep in mind that there are laws that prohibit movers from transporting some types of perishable goods, so check with your Maryland Movers agent before packing your food.



Packing Spices and Other Dry Goods


Open boxes of dried or powdered foods such as rice, macaroni and cereals should be sealed with tape. Small containers of herbs and spices, condiments, bouillon cubes, gelatin, flavorings, etc. should be placed together in a small box before packing in a large carton. Cover holes of shaker-type containers and seal with tape.



Packing Canned Goods


Since canned goods are heavy, you should evaluate the need to transport them on a Long Distance Move. Consider that additional transport costs could be significantly more than replacement costs. On Local Moves make sure you pack  canned goods in small sturdy boxes.



Packing Frozen Goods


Many frozen goods are subject to transportation restrictions, so be sure to ask your Maryland Movers agent ahead of time about non-allowables and special handling. It is never recommended that you transport frozen or refrigerated goods in an unplugged appliance, even when moving short distances.


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