Packing – Faq

Moving FAQs: Packing

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Can I pack anything in the drawers of my dresser or desk?

All loose items must be packed in boxes to prevent loss or damage. It is recommended that you pack all items and leave the drawers empty.

What should I do with my jewelry and other valuable items?

Items of extraordinary value such as jewelry, money, antiques and stamp collections can be included in your shipment, provided that you notify your local moving representative of these items before packing and moving day. It is strongly recommended that you carry irreplaceable and expensive articles with you or make other arrangements for their transport. Each Company has a slightly different procedure to follow as it relates to high value items. Ask your relocation consultant to provide you with an explanation of their process. This is a confusing but important task, so make sure that you clearly understand the rules prior to load day.

Will the driver load all the boxes that I packed?

Yes, as long as the driver deems them safe for transport.

Can I pack and move my plants?

Most moving companies will not take your plants. The stress and heat of being inside of the moving trailer usually causes them to die. Many states do not allow the entry of plants while other states will admit plants under certain conditions. There are some states that have no regulations at all. Be sure to understand your state’s regulations prior to moving the plants in your own vehicle.

How should I pack my waterbed?

Waterbeds need to be drained completely. Fiber-filled waterbeds need to be professionally vacuum-drained in advance of your move date.

How do I prepare my appliances for moving?

Appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators must be disconnected, and the washer must have a stabilizer installed.  Be sure you know who you will be using as you will need to let these people into your home to provide the service.

How will Movers On Duty protect my upholstered furniture?

We use a special procedure called stretch-wrap. It is a heavy, clear plastic wrap that protects your furniture from being soiled. For more info click here.