Packing – Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any additional questions, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer them!
Can I hire you to pack only my china cabinet and kitchen? Or must it be a full-service pack?
We can help you pack everything or only a few items. You can always select your preferred custom packing plan.
I want to do my own packing, can I get packing tips from you?
Absolutely, we are always here to help! Call us, email us or visit our packing guidelines section for more helpful information.
How many boxes do I need?
Will the driver load all the boxes that I packed?
Yes, as long as the driver deems them safe for transport. Please make sure the boxes are labeled and taped shut well.
How should I pack my china? I don’t want my dishes to break…
If we move them, then they most likely won’t. But following these packing tips on how to properly pack dishes, will certainly help you.
I LOVE books! How should I properly pack them?
We love them too! This is the correct way to pack books.
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.
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.
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 us 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, based on your needs. This is a confusing but important task, so make sure that you clearly understand the rules prior to load day.
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 for us before we move them.
The washer must have a stabilizer installed. This is entirely your responsibility.
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