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We know you have many options when choosing the right moving company for you. At Mayflower, we strive to make your moving experience easy by offering the best of moving tips in the form of straight-forward checklists, how-to articles and quick, fun videos. This is your place for tips on moving - looking for a week-by-week planning guide? Check out our moving planner. Looking for advice on how to pack dishes? Our packing tips can help. 

Mayflower has all the helpful cross-country moving and packing hacks needed to help make your move successful, organized and on-track.

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After surviving the tedium of prepping, packing, moving out and traveling – move-in day will feel like a breeze. Approach the day with a plan in-hand and you won’t have a problem settling in to your new home.
Surviving the first night in your new home can be difficult without the right supplies. We recommend you pack a “first night” box with items you’ll need for basic unpacking, cleaning, eating and hygiene.
Stock up on packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, packing tape, plastic totes – anything and everything you can gather ahead of time will help when it’s time to begin packing.
It is better to be safe than sorry when packing your personal valuables. Items that require additional security or special access are better kept in your personal vehicle during a move.
Start with out-of-season items. Next, pack things used infrequently. Leave until last the things you'll need until moving day.
What do you unload first? How should you organize your belongings? Mayflower is here to help with these tips.
Small boxes are ideal for heavy or fragile items that must be packed on their own to ensure ease of handling.
Mayflower is dedicated to the safe transport of your household goods. Hazardous items that pose a potential threat to the health and safety of movers (i.e. explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances) should not be packed into your shipment.
Moving into a new home involves much more than just relocating your belongings. You need to re-establish your local support system, set up new accounts and notify government agencies of your new address. Here are a hand full of often overlooked items you should consider prior to moving day.
Packing dishes, glassware and silver takes extra attention. These helpful tips are designed just for your most fragile items.