|HERE IS A LIST OF HELPFUL HINTS THAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM YEARS OF
- AIR CONDITIONERS
Consult your authorized dealer or service man on your particular model. Some sealed units should be bolted down.
Place bedding in clean cartons. Light articles such as blankets or pillows may be put into furniture drawers.
The movers will dismantle your beds and set them up in your new residence.
Books should be packed in small, strong, securely tied cartons. They should be placed cover to cover, alternating bindings to prevent the pages from becoming interlocked and damaged. Wrap valuable books individually. DO NOT pack books in furniture drawers or leave them in portable book drawers or leave them in portable bookshelves or bookcases.
Wrap separately and pack in cartons, boxes or barrels. Cushion well with newsprint. Pack the largest and heaviest items in the bottom of the container. Do not pack over the edge of the container.
- CANNED GOODS
Pack upright in small, sturdy cartons. Do not pack beyond the limit of portability, not over 50 pounds to each container.
Wrap china and all fragile objects in paper individually. Large plates and heavy pieces should be placed in 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. Do not pack above edge of container.
Our company provides a free wardrobe service. Our men will move your clothing on hangers, from the closets directly to wardrobes furnished by us. Wardrobes will hold approximately 25 hangers depending upon the size of garments. Your clothing will reach you clean and wrinkle-free. For storage, clothing should be cleaned. Small clothing articles pack nicely in suitcases, boxes, or trunks.
Pendulums on clocks should be removed or secured tightly to the base of the clock. Small clocks may be wrapped and placed in boxes.
Before moving day, remove curtains from the rods and fold them neatly in drawers or clean, white tissue-lined 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.
- DRAWERS IN FURNITURE
All drawers do not need to be emptied. Articles such as blankets, cushions, pillows and clothing may be left in drawers. Do not pack heavy items in dresser, bureau, server or buffet drawers. NEVER leave liquids, breakables or firearms in drawers.
- DRYERS, ELECTRIC OR GAS
Check with your service man. Motors may need to be checked and secured. We can arrange this service for you or recommend a reliable service company. No special preparation is needed on local moves.
Dispose of food in open containers that might spill or spoil en-route. The carrier will not be liable for damage caused by food spilling on other items. Perishable food should never be stored or shipped.
Our movers will inform you prior to loading your freezer in the truck. Freezers must be emptied. We will give you time to pack all frozen items in boxes or coolers for transport. You can then load these items back into the freezer at your new location. Safety of contents can not be guaranteed so it is best to empty your freezer and plan meals that will use up perishable contents.
- GLASS TOPS TO FURNITURE
For complete safety, these items should be crated. This is a must when storing or shipping; for local moving however, they frequently can be removed and replaced by the mover who will pad them safely in the van.
Stemware and glassware should be wrapped individually and placed in barrels or placed in the top of china containers. DO NOT nest unwrapped glasses in each other. Place wrapped glassware right side up, not on their sides.
- GRANDFATHER CLOCKS
Remove chimes. Secure weight chains tightly against the base of the clock with wire or strong string and remove weights and pendulums. If it is going a long distance, call a reputable clock man to prepare the works against damages.
Keep valuable jewelry in your immediate possession. Our company is not liable for jewelry.
- KITCHEN UTENSILS
Kitchen utensils should be clean and placed in cartons or barrels. Durable, heavy pieces placed on the bottom, light ones 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.
Remove ornamental tops and put in a safe place... one you will remember. Small lamps may be wrapped and placed in cartons for safe moving. Our company will not be liable for lamps.
Wrap in white, clear tissue paper only, place in cartons, mark fragile. Do not use newsprint. They may be nested but do not pack them so as to tear lining or puncture parchment shades. Our company will not be liable for lamps or lampshades.
Table and bed linens should be put into strong cartons or trunks. They should be lined with tissue or clean white or brown paper to protect from dust. Do not use newsprint as a liner as the ink may soil the fabric.
The moving company is not responsible for the safe moving of linoleum which has been used or tacked to the floor; or which cracks and breaks when rolled.
Our company will shrink-wrap your mattresses free of charge to keep them clean during transport.
Seal bottles and jar stoppers. Wrap individually, placing them upright in small cartons or metal waste containers.
For storage or long distance moving, they must be crated for safe handling. Wall mirrors will be removed by the movers, if they are not fastened to the walls. Mirrors will not be installed on walls at the new residence. Mirror tops on furniture will be taken off and replaced at destination.
- MOWERS AND GASOLINE POWERED TOOLS
Gas tanks should be drained and all reservoirs emptied. No flammable mixtures or articles may be transported on public carriers.
- PAINTINGS & PICTURES
Small pictures can be safely placed between the folds of blankets or pillows in drawers or cartons. Large and valuable pictures and paintings must be padded, wrapped and crated for moving. Our company will not be liable for paintings of extraordinary value.
Our company uses the most modern equipment to move any size piano. There is an additional charge for this service.
These should be handled personally by you or given to your florist to send to your destination. Our movers will move your plants for you if you desire. However, our company will not be liable for any living plants.
- RECORDS, TAPES & CD PLAYERS
Pack records on end, side by side, to provide the greatest resistance to weight pressure. Use small cartons only.
Our movers will inform you prior to moving this item. We will give you time to pack all perishables in boxes for transport. All refrigerators and freezers must be emptied prior to transport. We will disconnect any water lines to your icemaker. Our movers will reconnect water lines only if a waiver liability is signed. We will not be liable for any leaking water lines.
It is not necessary to remove rugs from floors. Our men 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.
- SEWING MACHINES
These do not need special servicing for local moving. For long distance, the driver will stuff paper in and around the machine and place paper between the lid and the base to prevent rubbing.
Leave in original containers or wrap in cloth or low sulphur content paper, or tissue and pack in boxes. Place padding in silver chests to prevent moving and scratching.
- STEREOS AND SOUND SYSTEMS
All electronic equipment must be disconnected and packed in boxes for safe transport. If this is not possible, our movers will quiltpad these items for transport. Our company will not be liable for any electronic components or electrical equipment.
Must be disconnected prior to pick-up. Be sure gas lines are disconnected and capped by a professional. For electric ranges, if the coils are loose, they must be removed together with griddles, deep fryers and removable parts. and packed separately.
- TELEVISION SETS
Whenever possible, all smaller television sets must be packed in the original boxes for safe transport. On large screen televisions our movers will prepare these larger television sets for transport. There is no additional charge for this service.
- TOILET ARTICLES
Seal the corks and stoppers of cosmetics, medicines and perfume bottles with natural nail polish, paraffin or masking tape before wrapping separately in paper and placing upright in cartons or mete waste containers. Our company cannot be liable for spilled items.
If they are valuable, wrap separately. Tools, as a rule, can be put into small strong cartons without wrapping individually. Garage items such as rakes, brooms, etc. do not need to be packed.
Legal documents, all important papers, jewels and currency should be handled by you personally. Keep them in your immediate possession. Our company will not be liable for these items.
Our movers will disconnect water lines to your washer. We will reconnect these water lines only if the customer signs a waiver. Our company will not be liable for any water damage from leaking water lines.
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