Pack boxes completely full. Partially filled boxes have a tendancy to crush when they are packed on top of each other on the truck. If the box collapses, the contents inside may get damaged.
Dressers and filing cabinets are always best moved when empty. We will wrap the dresser or cabinet with its drawers in.
Not all boxes are created equally! When you are packing fragile glassware, you should use a box that has two layers of cardboard.
When packing dishes, glasses and other breakables into a box, always place on end. A plate that is sideways is much less likely to break than one that is laying flat.
You can never use to much paper when you are packing fragile items.
Disassemble anything that can be taken apart.
You can fill plastic garbage bags and regular bags (knapsacks, duffel bags, etc.) with odd shaped, non-fragile items. Examples would include things such as hand-bags, toys and athletic equipment. We will condense these items in a wardrobe or sturdy bin that is free for your use on the day of the move.
If you have cats it is wise to keep them confined in place that is out of the way. This can be an unused bathroom, a closet or a room that has already been emptied.
Shea Moving now has a relationship with a woman that can either clean your apartment on the way out or before the movers arrive. Sanela can help you organize, sort or donate before your move. She can help unpack when the move is completed. Please call us if you would like Sanela's contact information.