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Moving Tips and Advice for Efficient Moves

In the interest of saving you money, the following list of moving tips has proven extremely helpful in reducing the amount of time and frustration spent on your moving day.

To help us provide you with the fastest, most efficient, and safest move possible, we ask that you do the following:

  • PACKING: Pack everything in boxes. Do not use plastic or paper bags. We will not be responsible for china or antiques, or other valuables that are in boxes that are not professionally packed. We have boxes available for purchase.
  • Shut and tape all boxes. PLEASE call us if you are going to have more than 50 boxes.
  • Clearly, mark the destination of each box on top and sides.
  • Mark boxes containing glass, etc. as “FRAGILE”.
  • PARKING: Reserve ample parking for the truck. If parking is to be on a city street, it is your obligation to tell us of any meters that need to be capped by the city. In the winter, be sure to have the parking area and walkways clear of snow and ice.
  • CONTENTS OF DRAWERS: The contents of desk drawers must be emptied. Unless weight is too great, file cabinets can generally stay packed, however, the doors must be either locked or securely taped shut. Clothing may remain in drawers, but remove fragile items ( perfume, jewelry, etc.).
  • CLEANLINESS: Please have all items to be moved in a clean condition. We need to keep our moving blankets and other moving equipment clean. Please provide mats at entrances for keeping the home clean.
  • SAFETY: Our movers have the right to not move any dangerous items. We cannot transport flammable liquids. Be sure to empty gas from gas tanks, grills and lawnmowers.
  • TOOLS: Have basic set of hand tools available so that our men can quickly disassemble an item if the need should arise.
  • APPLIANCES: Please disconnect all appliances before the movers arrive.

TIMESAVERS: These are some things that will help us provide yours with a LOWER final price.

  • Move your own pictures, lamps and electronic equipment.
  • Unhook appliances (**We do not disassemble gas lines**)
  • Remove mirrors from the back of dressers and chests.
  • Remove shelves from bookcases and china cabinets.
  • Disassemble beds.

You and your friends are welcome to help us bring items to the truck, but for insurance purposes, you will not be allowed to enter the truck itself.

  • Tips are not necessary but are appreciated.

Last of all, just RELAX!               It will be over before you know it!