How to Pack Shoes in 3 Simple Steps

shoes in shoeboxes

You may be tempted to toss all of your shoes into the bottom of a box when packing for an upcoming move or when putting away in storage.  This puts them at risk for physical damage and it can also make it that much more difficult to unpack.  Please read these tips on how to pack shoes to help your footwear survive seasonal storage or your moving truck. When packing your shoes for a move or storage: Step 1. Dry shoes out and keep them dry. Footwear May Contain Moisture. If your shoes are … [Read more...]

How to Pack Wine and Liquor Bottle Collections

Packing Wine and Liquor for Moving

How to Pack Wine and Liquor Collections Household moving customers frequently ask if we can move their wine and liquor collection. The answer is yes, but always keep in mind the following:  If you have a high-value collection of wine or liquor, extra care should be taken in packing and transporting it.  WINE IS PERISHABLE.  Liquor is less temperamental but, as you may know already, wine is more sensitive to temperature change. If you are moving less than 150 miles and your items will be … [Read more...]

When is the best time to move?

when is the best time to move

Families that move a lot know that choosing the best time to move to a new home is on days that most people typically are not.  Doing so means that you will have the most flexible resources available to you in terms of when you receive your items, on the time of year, to accommodate weather conditions, size of your shipment, time required to load and unload, and the direction and distance your shipment is traveling. You can save a lot of time and frustration by planning your move as far ahead as … [Read more...]

How to Save Money When Moving

how to save money when moving

What are some ways I can save money when moving? Questions like, “What can I do to reduce the cost of my move” are ones we hear often at Clancy Relocation and Logistics.  Whether you are a homeowner, renter, one of our commercial customers, or a member of our team; we all want to know how to save money when moving. Here are some of the most common ways you can save money on the total cost of your move: 1. Decide what to Keep, Sell, Toss or Donate.  Get rid of what you don’t need to move … [Read more...]

Tips for Relocating with Kids


A move to a new home can be an exciting experience for children, if you employ careful planning from start to finish.  Planning for relocating with kids begins with informing them of the upcoming move. It also includes organizing the details of relocating, as well as getting acquainted with your new community. Keep Positive! Children normally reflect their parents' attitudes, accentuate the positive.  A positive parental attitude will go a long way toward soothing fears and creating an … [Read more...]

How to Pack Dishes and Glassware

how to pack dishes

Use a Dish Pack Box to Ensure Safe Transit When doing your own packing of dishware for a move, we recommend using a box called, "dish pack" — an exceptionally sturdy corrugated carton of double-wall construction — for china, glassware and other fragile items less than 18 inches in size. Unless cartons of similar strength and construction are available, you might want to purchase several dish pack boxes from your Clancy representative. How to pack dishes by wrapping in packing paper Wrap … [Read more...]

When should I call a moving company?

when to call a moving company

When should I call a moving company? The earlier, the better. Although the actual truck assignment may not be made until a few days before your move, it's a good idea to give your moving company four to six weeks notice, if possible. The more lead time you can give, the more likely we will be able to meet your preferred delivery schedule. All moving companies, for their standard service, require flexibility with alternate pickup and delivery dates. Clancy aspires to meet your preferred … [Read more...]

Tips and Precautions for Moving in Winter

tips for moving in winter

If you are moving in winter, there are some common tips and precautions you may want to take that lead to a safer and better move experience. Moving in winter has its advantages.  Moving in winter can be a cost savings because many families with children choose to move during the summer months when school is out of session.  It is also generally a less busy time of year for moving companies so there is more flexibility when it comes to choosing a moving date that works best for you.  On the … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing Silverware Heirlooms

packing silverware

During the holidays is when many hosts and hostesses take out the family heirloom silverware for entertaining guests.  Real silverware is a luxury item long prized for its brilliant shine - so why does it look so dirty when you remove it from storage? These grey or black stains on silverware coming out of storage is called "tarnish" and it's a normal part of owning real silver items.  Silver dishes, cups, forks, knives and other flatware that is put away can come in contact with moisture and … [Read more...]

Packing Tips for Moving

packing for moving

Packing your items safely helps make sure they reach your new home safely. Please review our packing tips for moving shown below as you prepare to move to your new home or bring items into storage. If you have any questions, please contact us or call your Clancy moving coordinator directly. Packing Tips for Moving Wrap each item individually. Place a two or three inch layer of crushed paper on the bottom of the box or carton for extra cushioning. Pack in layers with the heavier items on … [Read more...]