10 Crucial Packing Tips
1.Heavy Items go in SMALL Boxes
2. Mixing more then one room’s content in the same box can end up confusing when unpacking.
3. Remember to label all boxes according to room and content inside.
4. Clothing is best shipped in Wardrobe boxes.
5. Never ship more then 35 LBS per box, Cartons are not deigned for excessive weight.
6. Liquids are not recommended to be packed as they may leak and spill out running the box and potentially your furniture.
7.One strip of tape is never enough ! Use more tape then less when closing shut your boxes.
8. If you plan on shipping your stuff in Bins please make sure the Lid is sealed.
9. No flammables, Combustibles or Chemicals such as Bleach should ever be shipped. 10
10. Labeling is important to organize the set up of your delivery at your new location
- Make your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your move day. Waiting until the last minute can cause delays and Inconveniences.
- For larger appliances be sure to disconnect before the move day.
- By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases and other flammables, ammunition and explosives.
- Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.
- Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move, Purging is a part of moving. We encourage you to get rd of unwanted items.
- Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, lawn services about a week before the move.
- Mail in your change of address forms about week before your move date.
- Advise your mover of new Telephone numbers or emails you may be available to be reached at while your move is taking place.
- Saying Goodbye to old friends and family member may be tough, But you will be doing a lot more Hello’s and Welcomes at our new destination!
Have a Successful Moving Day
- When the driver arrives, walk through the house together pointing out breakable or high value items. Also, identify those items you will be taking yourself.
- Turn on each electronic item, such as the television, VCR, DVD player, stereo, computer, etc. to show it is in working condition. The driver will then note this on his paperwork and you can disconnect each electronic device.
- Once everything is loaded, walk through the house with the driver one more time. Check drawers, closets, cabinets, etc. for items that may have been overlooked.
- Review the inventory with the driver then sign the paperwork indicating you are in agreement.
- Confirm the driver has your delivery address and a valid phone number at which to contact you.
- Request a phone number where you can reach the driver while your shipment is in transit.
- Ask the driver if he has an idea when your shipment will arrive at your new home. This is always subject to change, but knowing the driver’s schedule may help you be prepared.
Prepare for Delivery
- Expect a call from the driver the day before he arrives. It is then he will try to confirm a time with you to begin unloading your shipment. Know where you would like each piece of furniture placed in your new home. The movers will put the furniture where you need it, but will not rearrange it once it is in place.
- Check off each item on your copy of the inventory as it is carried into the house. This will allow you to identify any missing items before the driver departs. Often, they are simply still on the truck, and this can be easily remedied while the movers are still at your home.
- Note any missing or damaged items on the paperwork before signing that everything was received. This will expedite any claim that is filed for these items.