IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE AN EASY JOB, BUT FOLLOWING THESE GENERAL RULES WILL ELIMINATE THE CHANCE OF DAMAGE. JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO PACK YOURSELF.
Always use a dishpack size of box and pack heavier items towards the bottom. Wrap each item individually and always stack dishes on their sides. Use extra padding between each layer and try to put light glass to the top of the box. If you don't have a wrapping paper, use as much newspapers and magazines as possible. It is essential to mark every box “fragile” so our team will know how to stack boxes inside the truck. Other kitchenware doesn't require as much attention unless you are about to pack something very valuable.
The most secure way of moving electronics is to put them into their original packagings. However, it is likely that you have none of them available. Any kind of soft blankets can replace styrofoam. If you don't have enough blankets, let us know and we'll drop you some prior to the day of your move. Small and valuable items should be boxed up as well. Don't forget to mark every piece of electronics as valuable and fragile. Bubble or popcorn wrap can always help you do the job. Try to mark your cables when unplugging complex wirings so everything fits back in.
Do not disconnect refrigerators, freezers, coolers and other large appliances until the day of move. Your food items should stay cold as long as possible. It will take us no time to pack them for you right before we move them. Washers and dryers require extra precautions since there could be security risks stemming from leaking gas or high voltage connectors.
BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS
Books can get extremely heavy. Please never use any larger box than a book box. Filling an entire dishpack with books could mean an extreme injury risk to our employees.
MARBLE AND GLASS TABLE TOPS AND OTHER FRAGILE FURNITURE PARTS
It would make our job easier, it you let us pack glass and marble table tops. We'd like to inspect every corner for any damage, cracks or chips and then decide what will be the best protection to guarantee 100% safety.
LAMPS AND LAMPSHADES
Always disassemble lamps from shades. We prefer to put all lampshades in separate boxes since they are very fragile. Try to use as much wrapping paper as possible to prevent the shades from moving and sliding inside the box. Don't forget to mark the boxes as well, that way we won't put anything heavy on top of them in our trucks. Always remove light bulbs from lamp bases.
The best option for hanging clothes are wardrobe boxes. We will provide you as many as you'll need to fit all your clothing. And unless you'll want to keep them, we will not charge a penny for them. Folding clothes should go inside a medium size of boxes and if your dresser isn't extremely heavy you might leave them inside drawers. You can even stack little and fragile items in between the folding clothes. A small piece of artwork or a little vase can be easily used for this purpose. Shoes can go to the bottom of a wardrobe box.
The minimum of wrapping pictures is a paper wrap but blankets will usually do a better job. Statues and other pieces of artwork should be boxed up in most cases. We can provide you assorted packing material such as popcorn or bubble wrap.
Unless they are clothes or other light and non-breakable items, everything should be taken out of dressers, table drawers or armoires. To prevent wall scratches or damages made on furniture while they are taken down the tight staircase we put blankets and plastic wrap around them. Don't worry about doing any of that. We are professionals and we take personal approach to the job.
LINEN AND BEDDING
The lightweight linen and bedding makes it an ideal padding tool. Super delicate items can be thrown inside bedding which can fill up a dishpack. Any unused linen may end up in the bottom of a wardrobe box.
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