Packing Tips

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Packing Tips

Moving Guidelines:

1: Label each box with your name and job reference number

2: Use sturdy boxes, preferably those provided by your mover

3: When packing breakables, leave a 2-4 inch layer of crumpled paper at the bottom, sides and top of the box.

4: When packing a box, place heavier items on the bottom, less heavy and lightest on top

China and Glassware:

Use china boxes, and unprinted newspaper. Wrap each piece separately in unprinted newspaper. Place them in the box standing on edge in the box.

For Bowls you need to wrap individually, stack 4-2 together, wrap all again and place then standing on edge in the box.

Cups and Glassware need to have the handles wrapped in paper, then wrap entire cup. Place them in box with all handles pointing in the same direction. Wrap everyday glasses individually.

When packing Stemware use white packing paper. Use china or liquor box with dividers. Wrap each glass individually, stand on rim in box.


Books should be packed standing on bottom edge in book boxes.

For Clothing, wardrobe boxes can be used for handling clothing. Other clothing, blankets and linens can be folded and packed in linen boxes. We recommend emptying all dressers and chests as the added weight can make them difficult to move susceptible to damage.

For Pots and Pans use china boxes; stack them together with a few pieces of paper in between them. Fill all empty spaces with newspaper.

When packing Lamps and Lampshades remove shades and bulbs. Wrap lamps in layers of paper and place in box on base. Wrap lampshades lightly in paper, nest one inside the other, and pack in separate box.

To pack Electronic Equipment wrap heavily in bubble wrap and place in box (ideally in the original boxes). Place bubble wrap at bottom and sides to prevent movement.

When packing Paintings, Mirrors, and Glass, use picture boxes and bubble wrap. Valuable pieces may need to be professionally crated by us.

Points to remember:

For long distance moves scheduled towards the end of the month you need to call at least 4 – 7 days in advance to secure your date and time. At any other time of the month you may call at your own discretion.

We offer free on-site estimates, please contact our sales team directly.

Do you have access to the elevators or is there stairs involved?This will affect the estimate that your sales representative will give you. It is important that they are made fully aware of the buildings that our movers will be working in. If not, you may find additional costs added to the estimate given.

We do not charge for shuttle trucks upon pick up. However, it is advised that you check in advance with the local authorities that there is access for a 33-foot truck or a tractor-trailer upon pick up/ delivery. This will enable your sales representative to make notes of parking restrictions etc that may be in operation in your area. This will allow us to make additional adjustments where necessary so that you will have nothing to worry about. Please ask your sales representative for further details.

Do you require a Certificate of Insurance? Some buildings require certificates; therefore it is important that you contact the buildings management company who will let you know if you need one. You will then contact your sales representative with the information.

If you need something disassembled and have items to be re-assembled, we offer this type of service. Please speak to your sales representative for additional information.

If you require moving materials, please order in advance, you may also get your own boxes from other sources available to you.

All major credit cards are accepted as well as cash, certified checks and postal money orders. Contact us for additional information.


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