Wrap china and all fragile objects
individually in paper. Large plates and heavy pieces should be placed at the
bottom of the container, on edge, smaller plates, cups and saucers toward the
top of the container. Plates and dishes should be placed in a vertical
position with pads of paper in between. Recommended - 3" of paper on the
bottom of the barrel or carton and 2" of paper in between layers.
Professional movers will transport your
hanging clothes from the closets directly to wardrobes. Wardrobes will hold
approximately 25 hangers depending upon the size of the garments. Your
clothing should reach you clean and wrinkle-free. For storage, clothing should
be cleaned. Pack small clothing articles in suitcases, trunks, or medium-sized
Pendulums on clocks should be
removed or secured tightly to the base of the clock. Small clocks may be
wrapped and placed in cartons.
These may be placed on hangers and
transferred to wardrobe cartons, or they may be folded and placed in cartons.
To save handling, they can be sent to the cleaners and delivered directly to
your new home.
Light articles such as clothing may be
left in drawers of furniture. There may be exceptions. Do not pack heavy items
in dresser, bureau, server or buffet drawers. Never leave liquids, breakables,
or firearms in drawers. Filing cabinet drawers must be emptied.
Check with your service expert. Motors
may need to be checked and secured. Gas lines and vent hoses must be
disassembled prior to move. Be sure gas lines are tightly shut off and capped
if possible. Clothes must be removed.
Dispose of any open food containers
that might spill or spoil. The moving carrier will not be liable for damage
caused by food spilling on other items. Perishable food should never be stored
These appliances must be completely
defrosted one or two days prior to moving. They should be dried and aired out
to avoid musty odor. Safety of contents cannot be guaranteed, so it is best to
empty your freezer. Check with your service expert to be sure the motor is
bolted, if necessary.
For complete safety, glass tops should
be boxed or crated. This is a must when storing or shipping glass.
Stemware and glassware should be
wrapped individually and placed inside a carton. Do not nest unwrapped glasses
inside each other. Place wrapped glassware right side up, not on their sides.
Remove chimes. Secure chains tightly
against the base of the clock with wire or strong string, and remove weights
and pendulums. If it is going long distance, call a reputable clock company to
prepare the clock against damages.
Keep valuable jewelry in your immediate
Kitchen utensils should be clean and
placed in cartons. Durable, heavy pieces should be placed on the bottom and
lighter ones should be placed on the top with each piece padded against dents,
chipping, or scratching. Toasters, irons, waffle irons, mixers, etc. may be
wrapped individually and placed in cartons with other kitchen utensils.
Wrap separately and pack in cartons.
Cushion well with packing paper. Pack largest and heaviest items in bottom of
Remove ornamental tops (harps) and put
in a safe place that you will remember. Small lamps must be wrapped and placed
in cartons for safe moving.
Wrap in packing paper only. Place in
cartons by themselves marked "FRAGILE". They may be nested with a sheet of
paper between them, but do not pack them as to tear lining or puncture
Table and bed linens should be put into
strong, medium-sized cartons. They should be lined with packing paper to
protect from dust. Do not use newsprint as a liner as the ink may soil the
Professional movers will protect your
mattress with a carton for a nominal charge. Do not try to roll the mattress
because it may damage the springs or fabric. You may protect the mattress with
a sheet or mattress cover if you like.
Seal bottles and jar stoppers. Wrap
individually and place upright in a small carton. Label as medicine.
Glass tray and turntable must be
removed, then wrapped individually and placed on edge in a carton.
For storage or long distance moving,
mirrors must be crated for safe handling. The movers will remove wall mirrors
if they are not fastened to the walls. Mirrors will not be installed on the
walls at the new residence. Mirror tops on furniture will be taken off and
replaced at destination.
GASOLINE POWERED TOOLS
Gas tanks should be drained and oil
reservoirs emptied. No flammable mixtures or articles may be transported on
Small pictures may be safely placed
between the folds of blankets or pillows and placed on edge in cartons. Large
and valuable pictures and paintings must be padded, wrapped, and crated for
These should be handled personally or
given to a florist to send to your destination. The moving company will not
assume responsibility for living plants.
It is very important to defrost and
thoroughly dry your refrigerator before moving. The doors should be left open
to air out several hours after defrosting. Water lines must be disconnected
prior to move.
It is not necessary to remove rugs from
floors. The movers will do this for you. They will be rolled to avoid
crushing. If they are to be stored, have them cleaned. Tacks should be removed
from carpeting before our movers arrive.
Leave in original containers or wrap in
cloth or paper, and pack in boxes. Place padding in silver chests to prevent
moving and scratching.
Stereo receiver, CD player, tape deck,
and turntable all must be disconnected and packed individually in a sturdy
box. CD's, tapes, and records must be removed from units and placed on edge in
a small carton. Small speakers should be placed in cartons.
Must be disconnected prior to move. Be
sure gas lines are tightly shut off and capped if possible. If electric range
coils are loose, they must be removed along with griddles, deep fryers, and
other removable parts, then packed separately. Pots and pans must be taken out
and packed in cartons.
Some large screen TV's should be
serviced both before and after moving. Television antennas and other
components such as VCR's and DVD players must be disconnected, then placed in
Seal the corks and stoppers of
cosmetics, medicines, and perfume bottles before wrapping separately in paper
and placing upright in cartons. Aerosols, flammables, corrosives, and nail
polish products must not be packed.
If they are valuable, wrap separately.
Tools can be put into small, strong cartons without wrapping individually.
You should handle legal documents,
important papers, jewels, and currency personally. Keep them in your immediate
Automatic washers should be serviced by
an authorized service expert. Motors should be checked and secured, tumbler
action should be protected and fastened in place. Hoses must be disconnected
and stored in washer or a carton. Clothes must be removed.