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service packing along with delivery of boxes,
provision of supplies, storage, on-site
estimates for long
distance moves, commercial
moves and 3 bedrooms or larger residential
moves. Also check out some of our pamphlets below
along with our tips section on our web site.
ALLSTATE Moving offers full service packing relieving
you of all the stresses involved in your move. You
can rest assured that your belongings will be packed
and protected by trained professionals. You can rest
easy knowing that we will be packing you. In case
you do not choose to use our packing services below
we have listed some helpful tips when packing your
What you'll need for the first
When everything is packed and ready
to load, make sure the items you need least
are loaded first.
Place the box containing your best
china on top of the box of encyclopedias
and not vice versa.
Prepare for the first night in
your new home by packing essential items in a separate
bag and carrying it with you. You may even want
to prepare a simple meal that you can heat and serve
on your first night.
For each person in the household:
Small tool kit for re-assembling
items that couldn't be moved whole.
Packing with good technique and
the right materials can mean an easier move and
fewer chipped dishes.
Pack one room at a time, labeling
each box with a description of its contents
and its destination (e.g., kitchen, bathroom).
Be as specific as you can; it will
make unpacking that much easier.
Keep the weight of your boxes reasonable.
If possible, put heavy items in small
boxes to make them easier to carry.
Don't apply tape directly to polished
or painted wood finishes. Removing the tape
could ruin the surface.
Double-box fragile items and add
plenty of cushioning.
Tape the bottom of every box; tape
the top closed tightly when full.
Run two strips of tape along the
side and one strip down the center. (If the box
is still not strong enough, apply more tape on the
Use small boxes for heavier items;
larger boxes for light weight, bulky items.
Wrap small and/or fragile items
Stuff top, bottom and sides of boxes
with paper. This helps prevent shifting, rubbing
and possible breakage.
Stack boxes to the top to prevent
them from being crushed. But don't pack fragile
items too tightly. Stuff with paper.
Label the contents of every box
and the room where it belongs. Group boxes together
that belong in the same room. Label any boxes/items
"STORAGE" that will be stored for you.
Money, securities, valuable papers
or jewelry. Keep them with you.
Flammable items: aerosol
cans, paints, gasoline, etc.
Perishable times: frozen
foods, produce, plants, etc.
Soaps, polishes or medicines with
Kitchenware or other heavy items
in boxes with dishware.
Use double corrugated boxes.
Cushion the bottom with rolled up
Wrap each piece individually.
Bundle flatware in groups of three
and wrap the bundle.
Don't place one layer of dishware
directly on top of another; separate with a layer
of stuffed paper.
Cushion the top and sides with paper
to prevent shifting. The steadier the contents,
the less chance of damages.
Put hanging clothes in wardrobe
Place shoes in medium size boxes.
Use paper to protect and keep pairs separated.
Place other clothes in medium size/linen
Use a picture box.
Line bottom of box with paper.
Place picture in box, then stuff
front, back and along the top with paper.
It is sometime possible to pack
more than one picture in a box.
Packing of pictures is always required
for long distance moves or moves into storage.
On a local move there is no need
to pack your pictures. The movers will deal with
them on the day of the move.
If possible, pack in original cartons.
If not, pack each item in ample amounts of bubble
wrap and/or white paper.
Code wiring with tape for easy reinstallation.
Stereo: fasten down the tone arm
and dust cover.
Compact disk: check instructions
to secure the laser.
Personal computer: backup all important
diskettes; "park" the hard disk (program
often included on diagnostics diskette). For floppy
disk drive, insert an old or blank disk.