Moving & Packing Tips
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- Plan Ahead-As with all important events in life, it's best to put a plan in place.
- Garage Sale-Having a garage sale prior to your move can save you money two ways- you'll have fewer items to move and you pocket the money from the sale of the items.
- Moving with Children-While there are many ways to help children adjust to the changes of moving, here are some general tips:
- Talk to your children early, openly and often about the move and what changes it will bring.
- Keep to your normal routine as much as possible, and arrange to continue your child's current activities in the new community.
- Keep favorite items(toys, books, etc.) accessible.
- Have children help pack a special box with their most treasured toys-they can even decorate the box. Point this box out to the driver so it's one of the first to be unloaded.
- If possible, take your children to the new community before the move to introduce them to their new surroundings.
- Above all, ask for thoughts and opinions and listen.
- Moving with Pets-Before moving your pet, here are some important reminders:
- Schedule an examination by a veterinarian.
- Obtain copies of your pet's health and vaccination records and update identification tags.
- Make plans on moving day to have pets stay with a friend or neighbor to avoid over excitement and assure they don't get in the way.
- Packing-We offer a range of packing services.
- Full service packing-Our trained packers do it all-leave all items right where they are in your home and we'll take it from there.
- Partial packing-You get the full pack service, but only for the items you designate.
- Fragile-only packing-We pack all the breakable items-china, dishes, mirrors-while you feel comfortable packing the rest.
- Do-it-yourself packing-If you decide to do your own packing, it can be a real money-saver. However, it does take extra time and energy to get the job done right. With the right materials and guidance, you can pack your whole house successfully and efficiently. To get started, make sure you have:
- Tissue paper or plain newsprint
- 2" packing tape
- Permanent marker
- Professional quality moving boxes
- Utility knife or scissors
- All packing and moving supplies are available at our facility.
- What NOT to pack-You should consider transporting valuable and irreplaceable items, such as cash, family photos, deeds/wills and jewelry in the car rather than on the truck. In addition, there are several items that cannot be put on the truck, such as explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives as well as radioactive and other hazardous materials. Typical examples of items that cannot be moved include:
- Nail polish remover
- Paints and paint thinners
- Propane cylinders
- Automotive repair and maintenance chemicals
- Lighter fluid
- Oxygen bottles
- Firearms and ammunition.