Packing Guide

This is Packing

The Bekins Van Lines professional network of agents wants your prized possessions to look the same coming out of the box as they did going in. All Bekins packers are trained to handle your belongings with the utmost care and attention.

Variety to fit your needs.

Whether it’s a family heirloom or your everyday linens, Bekins offers a variety of packing services to meet all of your needs:

• Full-service packing, crating and unpacking
• Packing only difficult and/or fragile items
• Special packing for sensitive home electronics
• Advice and quality packing materials


If you prefer to pack your own belongings, it’s important to start with quality packing materials and a plan. Your local Bekins agent can provide suggestions and a full line of packing materials at competitive rates.
When you pack your items, start at least three weeks before your scheduled move date. This will allow you to pack a few boxes a day and not feel overwhelmed. Consider what rooms and items you use least often and start in those rooms. Also, think about the floor plan of your new home. Organize your items based on the rooms into which they will be placed upon delivery. This will make the unpacking process more efficient. Quality packing materials will protect your prized possessions and alleviate damage during transit. Bekins recommends using appropriately sized cartons for specific items.


Did you Know?

Unprinted newsprint should be used for wrapping and padding. Do not use newspaper as the ink can damage items.

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Special Handling

Some items, such as electronic equipment and appliances, may require special preparation and handling. Your local Bekins agent will know the best way to prepare and move those items.
Bekins Van Lines wants your belongings to arrive safe and sound at your new home. Many common household items are hazardous and often illegal to ship. Eliminate the risk
for potential issues by not packing hazardous



items. Your local Bekins agent can provide you with a comprehensive list. It’s also advised that you do not pack certain valuable
items to go on the moving van. See the list below for some common items.
Whether a Bekins professional packs your belongings, or you choose to pack yourself, a little time, thought and investing in quality materials can make a big difference when it comes to protecting your prized possessions.

Cleaning supplies
Precious stones or metals
Aerosol cans
Important personal documents
Valuable collections
Stocks and bonds
Nail polish/remover




The wide range of quality moving cartons Bekins Van Lines makes available for packing services. Ensures your belongings fit perfectly and are properly protected.



Book cartons

(1.5 cu. ft.) Small, easy-to-handle cartons designed for heavy items like books, CDs and DVDs. Do not overload the carton as it may become too heavy for handling. Be sure to individually wrap any very old or valuable books.

Medium cartons

(3 cu. ft.) Designed for a wide range of smaller items throughout your home. This size box is ideal for small appliances, tools, non-perishable food or clothing. Packing similar items together will make unpacking easier.

Large cartons

(4.5 to 6.5 cu. ft) Very useful for packing light weight, bulky items, such as pillows, linens and large toys.

Wardrobe cartons

Portable closets used to move your clothing from your closet. Clothing remains on hangers so they stay clean and wrinkle-free.


Especially sturdy cartons designed for fragile items such as china, glassware, figurines and sculptures. These cartons are reinforced with cellular inserts to further protect items like crystal stemware. Label each carton with “Fragile – This End Up” to avoid damage.

Mirror/picture cartons

Adjustable cartons specially designed to fit mirrors, pictures and glass tabletops. Each carton has heavy corrugated braces that reinforce each corner.

Mattress cartons

Protect mattresses and box springs from dirt and tearing. Help to provide structural support to avoid bending and are available from crib to king mattress sizes.


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    Loves Park, IL 61111


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