packing tips

Packing can be a time-consuming chore that takes a combination of skill and the right materials to prepare your household articles for moving.

We suggest that you have our packing professionals pack and move your apartment or home for you. We’re trained in proper procedures, have the right moving materials for packing and can complete the job in a quarter of the time. When you use our moving packing services, your house stays as functional as it is today until the day before your move.

Even if you decide to do most of your own packing for your move, we recommend that you have us pack and prepare:

  • Glass tops, mirrors and pictures
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Extremely fragile items

We can also arrange crating for:

  • Marble tops
  • Large glass tops
  • Pool table slate
  • Valuable paintings and artwork

If you pack your apartment or if we do the job, these things should not be packed into boxes planned for the move:

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Jewelry
  • Firearms (consult local laws) or ammunition
  • Personal papers like birth certificates, deeds, and policies
  • Coin or stamp collections
  • Irreplaceable family photos

Never pack any flammables, matches, lighters, fireworks or explosives, fuels, solvents or aerosol cans. Bleach or other caustic liquids are also a risk because if they leak they will cause damage to other items and are best left behind for safety.

If you decide to do your own packing for your move, you can benefit from knowing these house and apartment packing tips that help us pack safely and stay organized.


What an excellent representation of the moving industry.

I used MiniMoves to service my cross country move for a job relocation. In my field we are trained to deliver exceptional service to our clients and guests. In turn, we have high standards when it comes down to receive service. With MiniMoves my standards and expectations were met and exceeded. My representative took such excellent care of me. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. MiniMoves is first class! What an excellent representation of the moving industry. If I am ever in need of moving services. MiniMoves will be the first one that I think about calling.

Pamela F.

Cedar Rapids – Susan C.

Awesome team. Worked their tails off in the heat and humidity. Very reasonable. I would for sure recommend this company to any of my friends.

Susan C.

Cedar Rapids – Martha T.

The move was within town although originally they had agreed to make the move across country when that was the original situation. They were sensitive and responsive to my mother’s and our needs, and the move was handled quickly and well. We did the packing so they handled heavy boxes and furniture. Furniture pieces were very important to my mother, family pieces, and everything was moved and arrived without a problem. Very happy with their work and would recommend them.

Martha T.

Everything about my experience … was excellent

Everything about my experience with MiniMoves was excellent. The customer service was outstanding in scheduling the move. The crew that handled the move was professional and fastidiously careful with our “stuff”. Highly recommended!!!

Jeffrey Jones

Cedar Rapids – Karie S.

I used MiniMoves partner, Porter Moving Company this past weekend, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the service I received. They took very good care of my belongings, and the guys were super nice. Highly recommend!!!

Karie S.

I’m so glad I had them help us move!

They were really professional, really nice, on time and I’m so glad I had them help us move!

Ann Arbor

Cedar Rapids – Nick W.

Moved a lot of furniture (plenty of it being heavy) in a timely manner. Very friendly movers, polite, and cautious with everything. Not a single mark on walls or furniture. All of that and they are priced well. Highly recommend.

Nick W.

Courteous and efficient packers

Courteous and efficient packers; worked quickly and professionally; items arrived well within stated timeframe in good condition and were unpacked and set up at the other end efficiently and carefully.

Julie B.