Packing Your Items For The Journey Items cannot travel across country (an average of 2700 miles) without being well packed and protected.
Your Packing Options
1. Pack On Your Own:
Your best money saving option is to buy or gather packing supplies and pack as much as you can on your own. We would be happy to advise you throughout the process, so please give us a call with any questions you may have. You can purchase packing and wrapping materials (boxes, tape, blankets) from Home Depot, U-Haul, etc. Keep in mind we will still need to wrap your furniture items to prevent damage.
2. Full or Partial Packing Service:
Want us to do all or some of your packing for you? Our well-trained and experienced crew will provide top-notch packing services and supplies to make sure your moving day is hassle free. Ask your move coordinator for more information. Read More...
Packing Tips - Help Us Help You
We recommend using a black marker to label the sides of each box with its designated room name so our crew will know which room to put it in during delivery. This will make your delivery day quicker and easier.
Fill Up Boxes Completely
Pack boxes all the way to the top before sealing. When boxes are not full they tend to collapse during transit. We recommend paper, bubble wrap, towels, books or any items that are NOT delicate to use as filler to make sure the box can have other boxes stacked on it without it collapsing.
If you have fragile items, you can leave those aside and let us pack them for you. If you do pack them, do so carefully in separate boxes with plenty of cushioning material like newspaper, bubble wrap, or foam peanuts. Label those boxes as "FRAGILE." Draw an arrow on the side of the box to point towards the top. Try to keep the weight of each box at 40 pounds or less so they are easier to move around.
General Furniture Guidelines
Drawers and cabinets should be emptied to prevent furniture damage due to stress of extra weight. Furniture should be well wrapped and protected by blankets and cardboard.
The following valuable items should be carried by you personally: money, jewelry, credit cards, important documents, cell phones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, cameras and any other items of this nature. Federal Law states that a moving company cannot be held responsible for any loss of such items.
Do Not Pack
Boxes should not be too heavy for one man to maneuver. Pack heavy articles such as books and records in smaller boxes. Use large boxes for lighter items like linens, clothing, etc.
Flammables and Explosives
Be careful of what you pack. For safety reasons, we are not allowed to transport hazardous and flammable items such as propane tanks, paint, gasoline (gas tanks must be emptied), lighter fluid, corrosives, firearms, ammunition, explosives, perishables, etc.