Affordable Moving Online -Tips for Packing Specific Items

by | Sep 15, 2021

As the best moving company in Texas, Affordable Moving would like to share insightful information and tips with our customers in order to relieve the fear that comes with moving. The moving process can be very stressful, so here are a few tips and reminders about packing specific items and preparing your refrigerator. You don’t want to be caught with a full fridge on moving day!

Tips for Packing Specific Items

Wine Bottles

Red and white wine bottles should be packed upside-down or on their sides. That way, the corks will remain wet and prevent oxidation or spoilage. On the other hand, champagne and sparkling wines should remain in an upright position during packing and moving. After the move, you should wait at least seven days to open the bottles. During transport, the movement of the truck can lead to bottle shock, and opening the bottles too soon can result in loss of flavor.


Most product manuals include manufactures’ advice for packing and storing devices. You can also consult manufactures’ websites for details on how to best protect your devices. Additionally, it is helpful to save the original boxes and packing materials that your devices came in. If you have already gotten rid of the original materials, Affordable Moving can bring boxes, bubble wrap, stretch wrap, blankets, paper pads, and other supplies in order to protect your devices during transport. Lastly, seal boxes completely in order to prevent damage from dust collection.

How to Prepare Your Refrigerator for Moving Day

Empty The Old Contents of Your Fridge

You should plan to use up everything in your fridge during the weeks leading up to your move. If you can’t eat everything yourself, consider giving your leftovers away to friends or food donation centers.

Defrost Your Fridge 24 Hours Before

After you empty the items in your fridge, unplug the fridge so it has plenty of time to defrost. Place lots of towels on the floor surrounding the fridge to absorb excess water.

Secure Your Fridge for Transport

Once you’ve wiped down the inside of your fridge after defrosting, remove any glass shelves and drawers. In addition, take out all loose parts and wrap them separately for the move. You don’t want anything sliding around or breaking during transport!

Let Us Take Care of The Rest!

After you have cleaned out and defrosted your fridge, you can leave it to Affordable Moving to take care of the rest. Our qualified and helpful movers will be more than happy to load, transport, and unload all of your appliances. We can even help you hook them up! Take advantage of our full-service offering!

“Customer friendly and were willing to work with my schedule. I was given a great deal and the movers handled my items correctly. Definitely suggest using them for a local move b/c of the price and flexibility! Using a trailer and trying to move boxes yourself isn’t worth it when the movers loaded and unloaded in 1/10th the time it would take me to do it on my previous moves. Happy moving! :)”


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“Called this company because a friend recommended them. They gave me a reasonable price and set up a time that worked for me. The two guys were on time and were very professional. They moved everything quickly and carefully and even put my boxes in the rooms that they were labeled for instead of just all in one room.”

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Packing & Unpacking

Usually, the most tiring and stressful job; our local & long-distance packing services are not only helpful they are affordable!

Do you have enough boxes? Are they the right size? Do I need bubble wrap?

We here at Affordable Moving know how overwhelming it can be to pack everything up when you are planning a move, especially if you are helping a child or an older relative move. Affordable Moving offers full packing and moving services to help alleviate some of the stress of moving.

How do Packing Services work?

  • Affordable Moving will come with all supplies needed such as multiple sizes of boxes, tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, padded moving blankets, and get straight to work!
  • We work room to room labeling everything and making sure your items are packed with the utmost care.
  • At the end of the pack, your movers will calculate their labor time and the cost of materials for your total. Seeing a surplus of unused boxes? Don’t worry – you are only charged for the supplies that were used!
  • We will make sure your things are in the right place and packed away neatly so you don’t have to stress about your things shifting and breaking, and when you arrive and are ready to unload, we will assist you as well. No one should have to move alone!

Pro Tip:

Have a family heirloom or sentimental items that need special care?

Just let our courteous professional movers know and we will make sure to take extra time and attention to your most meaningful items.

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