Pedro Hermosillo, owner of Pedro's Moving Services, provides some tips on how to properly pack for a move.

Pedro Hermosillo is Owner of Pedro's Moving Services, Inc.. To reach Pedro Hermosillo call (415) 890-2173.
Video: Labeling and Packing Your Moving Boxes
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SAN FRANCISCO − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re packing for a big move, remember that it’s one of the few times when it’s best to think inside the box. Today we’re in San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Pedro Hermosillo of Pedro’s Moving Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Pedro Hermosillo: Hi there. This is an example of how to label your boxes for your move. It’ll make life a lot easier when coming and getting your stuff into your new house. First of all, you just want to label all your boxes, room by room. Kitchen. All the boxes that are coming to the kitchen from your old place will definitely have to go to your new place in the kitchen. You don’t want the kitchen stuff to end up in the garage. So, in this case, all – every box, mine or any box that you get, please label either on top, on the side. Kitchen, kitchen items. That way everything goes to the kitchen.

Living room stuff. Label everything living room stuff. That way it’s easier for the movers to know where each box will end up at the new location. If you have boxes that are fragile, you have some stuff – breakable stuff inside a box – you want to make sure you either get stickers or mark fragile all over the box. That way – on every box on the top or the bottom – that way the movers know that there is something breakable inside the box. And we’ll take extra precaution, extra care of that box.

We have different sizes of boxes, you know, for either – we have small. You might – you have to use the small box for books. You don’t want to use the medium or large box to overfill with books. A large box with books is around 150 lbs. So, that box, when somebody grabs it, it’ll break apart. So, make sure you – all the books, heavy items, you put them in a small box. You don’t want to overfill a big box where even a mover can’t lift 200 lbs. of stuff and the box will break.

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Pedro Hermosillo is owner of Pedro’s Moving Services, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2013. He can be reached at (415) 890-2173 or by email.

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