Moving day is here! Before you start breaking out the cardboard boxes and garbage bags, it is important to prioritize. This will help you move into your new home and help our moving team move your belongings.
Hanging clothing should be packed in wardrobe boxes available from Cord Moving and Storage. Folded clothing can remain in dresser drawers or packed in medium-sized boxes. Hats should be left in their boxes whenever possible or packed or wrapped loosely in packing paper and then placed in small boxes.
Wardrobe cartons are excellent for moving curtains and drapes. These items can also be folded, wrapped in packing paper and packed in medium-sized/linen boxes.
Special cartons are designed to carefully protect these items during the move. Only one item should be packed in each carton for safe handling. When Cord Moving and Storage pack these items, our skilled packers can double up and reduce your packing expense. Cord Moving and Storage provides professional assistance to crate oversized items or heavy furniture.
Each item should be wrapped individually in packing paper. Then gather and bundle approximately three to six wrapped plates into one unit. Begin loading the box with larger items placing the smaller items toward the top. Place each bundle into the box on its side. NEVER lay them flat. Plates have greater strength when placed on their side. Once the bottom layer is finished add a few inches of crumpled paper and a cardboard divider, and you are set for the next layer.
Just as with plates, wrap each bowl individually. Then to protect the bowls, nest 2 or 3 together and wrap as one bundle. These items can be placed on an end or laid flat. Next, create the second layer by using crumpled paper and a cardboard divider.
Each piece should be individually wrapped in packing paper. Never put pieces inside one another. Place these items on the top level of your carton with the rim placed down. All fragile items should be packed in a separate carton and then packed into a larger carton for added protection.
Each item should be wrapped individually and packed with rims down. Cup and mug handles should be cushioned with packing paper. Separate each layer with crumpled paper for added protection in the moving truck.
Always disassemble the lampshade from the base. Wrap the harp assembly and the base in packing paper and pack it in a dish pack or similar-type box. Select the carton size closest to the size of the shade measurements and pack only one shade per box. Use loose packing material to cushion the shade, but do not use crumpled packing paper inside or around the shade. Professional packing services should be used for all glass lampshades and chandeliers to ensure the safe delivery of those items.
Whenever available, the manufacturer’s packing is the best way to move electronic goods. If using another packaging, these items should be wrapped well and placed into a large or medium carton. Audio/visual and computer equipment requires special preparation prior to moving. Always consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions. Alert your Cord Moving and Storage relocation specialist to items that need special moving instructions.
Larger home electronics, such as large-screen televisions, should not be packed but moved as furniture. If you are moving flat-screen plasma television, alert your Cord Moving and Storage relocation specialist immediately for special moving instructions and potential crating. Computer systems, servers, grandfather clocks, etc. will require special preparation that should be discussed with your Cord Moving and Storage relocation specialist.
Pack books into smaller moving boxes alternating the bindings with the open edges. All books with fragile covers should be wrapped in packing paper for added protection.
All dry foods can be packed into medium-sized cartons after taping any and all openings and closing all lids. Do not pack perishable items or aerosol cans.
Live plants and potted flowers will not survive a long-distance move. Artificial/silk flower arrangements must be carefully wrapped and packed individually.
For heavier items such as refrigerators, empty all contents and secure all shelving in place or remove and pack. The electronic cord should be taped to the back of the unit. All icemakers should be disconnected and drained several days in advance of the move.
Labeling the packages— Always label each carton with contents and the room in which it was packed. Always label the side, not the top of the carton.
Essential Packing Supplies strong packing boxes from Cord Moving and Storage bubble wrap for packing fragile items tissue and ink-free packing paper scissors utility knife for opening boxes several broad-tip markers to label boxes rolls of packing tape 3” wide
Perishables — food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit *
* You should empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.
These items can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable items and/or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment.
If you are ready to move out but not ready to move into your new home or office, Cord Moving and Storage can help with the moving process. We provide clean, professional, short and long-term storage in modern, sanitized private vaults at affordable prices.
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Cord Moving and Storage is one of the premier moving companies in the St. Louis and Memphis areas. Our professional movers will catalog each of your personal items — assets for inventory and list each individual item so you can verify the condition notes. If there are any concerns, our customer service specialists are standing by to help you with each step of your move.
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