Moving Rules


The following is a list of some of the materials to give you an idea of box sizes, etc:
  • Dishpack - 5.2 cu.ft. extra thick walls to protect your dishes, vases, and china and glassware with individual compartments.

  • Book Box - 1.5 cu.ft. small cartons designed for books, tapes, CDs (Please do not pack things like books in large boxes.  Even a small box of books can be very heavy.)
  • Legal Tote - 2.3 cu.ft.
  • Medium Box - 3.1 cu.ft. for non-fragile and mildly-heavy items such as cookware, linens, folded clothes, and toys
  • Large Box - 4.5 cu.ft. for light items like comforters and lamp shades
  • Extra Large Box - 6.1 cu.ft. very light items such as pillows and comforters
  • Wardrobe Box - holds approximately 15 coats, equipped with a bar on which to hang clothing
  • Small Picture Box - 24x36" narrow box shaped to accommodate pictures, mirrors, and other flat items
  • Large Picture Box - 33x40" larger-sized picture box
  • White Paper - 25 lbs.
  • Mattress Cover - available in assorted sizes to protect your mattress
  • Tape - plastic tape used to seal cartons
  • Avoid using newspapers as wrapping materials, as the newspaper ink rubs off and can be extremely difficult to remove from your items.
  • Tissue paper - used in layers to protect delicate items
  • Bubble wrap - an effective cushioning material
  • Styrofoam peanuts - used to fill boxes holding fragile items
  • Ziploc bags - good for holding small items from drawers, and items that may spill such as shampoo bottles

Do label your boxes and bags with clear descriptions so that you can easily find your items when it comes time for you to unpack. 

Advisable information to have on your labels:

  • the name of the person the items belong to
  • the room the item came from and/or the room it's intended to move into
  • a list of the items

Non-Transportable Items

The following is the Department of Transportation list of items that may not be shipped by movers:

Food, plants or living things that could die or spoil in transit
  • Frozen foods
  • Refrigerated foods
  • Open or half-used
  • Foods without adequate preservation
  • Produce
  • Plants
Items of personal importance or sentimental value
  • Cash
  • Deeds or wills
  • Financial documents
  • Moving documents
  • Documents pertaining to the new house
  • Family photographs
  • Furs
  • Securities
  • CD's
  • IRA's
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Airline tickets
  • Prescription medicines
  • Car keys
  • Address book
  • Computer back-up disks
  • Wedding albums
  • Personal videotapes
  • Insurance policies
  • Medical and dental records
  • Stamps
  • Coins
  • Jewelry
Items that are flammable, corrosive, or explosive
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Ammunition reloading components
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal lighter fluid
  • Chemicals such as darkroom and pool chemicals
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline
  • Household batteries

  • Kerosene
  • Lamp oil
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded guns
  • Matches
  • Motor oil
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paint thinner
  • Paints, latex & oil based
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Sterno
  • Weed killer and other poisons




Contact us

Please call (410) 721-0815 or  (410) 562-9375

pianos by appointment only. Usually someone is here but to be sure please call or email before coming to the shop. Thank you Crofton Piano Company.

Crofton Piano Company 
2134 Espey Court - Suite 2
Crofton, Maryland 21114