Packing Your Own Boxes?
Be sure to tape boxes securely with packaging tape on the top and bottom. Each box should be labeled clearly on both the top and side — something you’ll find quite helpful when unpacking.
Storage Totes: A Great Choice
Storage totes work great for most items and stack well in a truck. Be sure to pack them to the brim. Cleaning supplies and any liquids should be packed in a storage tote to avoid messy leaks.
Choose The Right Container
Pack heavy items in small containers and lighter items in large containers. Make sure boxes and storage totes are packed until they are completely full, which helps them avoid being crushed during stacking.
The More Boxes, The Better
Although some items cannot fit in a box or tote, the more items that are boxed for moving, the quicker the move. Large quantities of loose, unboxed items will increase labor time and add to your cost.
Empty Those Drawers
Be sure to remove items from furniture drawers. Although drawers will be padded and secured with stretch wrap, there’s a chance they’ll be turned sideways or upside down during the move.
Reserving The Elevator
If your move is going to take place in a building with an elevator, be sure to notify the building staff in advance so they can reserve and prepare the elevator beforehand.
Reserving Parking Spaces
If the move takes place in an apartment complex, be sure to reserve 2-3 parking spaces to ensure the truck has an access point close to your unit. Some properties provide traffic cones for reserved spaces.
Refrigerators & Freezers
If you are moving a refrigerator or freezer, all contents should be removed and placed in coolers. If the move is local, they’ll be loaded last and unloaded first so they can be plugged back in and refilled quickly.
No Flammable Gases
We are not legally permitted to transport items containing flammable gases. If lawn mowers and gas-powered tools are being moved, they must be empty. Propane tanks for barbecue grills must be empty, as well.