Published: Apr 11th, 2016 @ 5:44pm
Start your packing off the right way! Before you decide to do your packing yourself, consider the time and energy you need to get the job done right. For example, if you've hired a professional mover, you can still opt to have them pack all or some of your belongings. To find out just how much you can expect to pay, your Heartland Packaging moving coordinator can get you an on-site estimate.
Packing Guidelines for Your Professional Move
If you decide to do some of the packing yourself, you'll need to have everything properly packed and ready for loading when the van arrives. In other words, all packing must be completed the evening before move day. That’s why you should take stock of the specific kinds of moving boxes you will need. Moving boxes come in various sizes and can save you plenty of time.
Here’s a quick tip: only the things you'll need that last night, the next morning, and immediately at your destination should be left for last-minute packing.
How to Pack
You are expected to meet specific standards. Moving company representatives will inspect your moving boxes and if they think items are improperly packed or cartons are susceptible to damage, they may refuse to load the items until they are re-packed.
A word to the wise: Generally, things from garages, attics, and storage spaces, such as holiday decorations and sentimental items are the ones that more than likely will need to be re-packed. If your cartons are torn, ripped, dirty, or if they will not close or cannot be sealed properly, then it is best to replace those with new boxes. Another quick tip is, if you can hear the contents rattle when you shake the box, you need to add more insulation.
What Should You Pack?
Obviously, not everything will fit in moving boxes. As a general rule, furniture and major appliances will be wrapped and padded by your moving professional. Items requiring professional disassembly or crating such as chandeliers or large glass table tops are best left to our Heartland Packaging professionals.
Use new, high-quality packing materials specifically designed for moving to better ensure your items will safely arrive. Professional moving cartons come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are specifically suited to fit a variety of household goods. Using the right boxes will keep your items safe and secure.