Dallas Movers-Packing Tips
- Keep the weight of each box at under forty (40) pounds (less for fragiles).
- Label each box, marking what room it will go to upon delivery.
- Pack fragile items carefully in separate boxes using the proper packing materials and label those boxes “FRAGILE”.
- Make sure to tape each box shut.
Air Conditioners - Consult your authorized dealer or service man on your particular model. Some sealed unites should be bolted down.
Bedding – Place bedding in clean cartons. Light articles such as blankets or pillows may be put into furniture drawers.
Beds – The Dallas Movers will dismantle your beds and set them up in your new residence.
Bric-a-Brac - Wrap separately and pack in cartons, boxes, or barrels. Cushion well with newsprint. Pack largest and heaviest items in bottom of container. Do not pack over edge of container.
Canned Goods – Pack upright in small, sturdy cartons. Do no pack beyond the limit of portability, not over 50 pounds to each container. Approximately 24 cans should be ample.
China – Wrap china and all fragile objects in paper individually. Large plates and heavy pieces should be placed on the bottom of the container, on edge, smaller plates, cups, and saucers toward the top of the container. Plates and dishes should be placed in a vertical position with pads of paper in between. Recommended – 3″ of paper on the bottom of the barrel or carton and 2″ of paper in between layers. Do not pack above edge of container.
Clothing – For a nominal charge, our men will move your clothing on hangers, from the closets directly to wardrobes furnished by us. Wardrobes will hold approximately 25 hangers depending on the size of garments. Your clothing will reach you clean and wrinkle-free. For storage, clothing should be cleaned. Small clothing articles pack nicely in suitcases, boxes, or trunks.
Clocks – Pendulums on clocks should be removed or secured tightly to the base of the clock. Small clocks may be wrapped and placed in boxes.
Draperies – These may be placed on hangers and transferred to wardrobe cartons or they may be folded and placed in cartons. To save handling, they can be sent to the cleaners and delivered directly to your new home.
Drawers in Furniture – Articles such as blankets, cushions, pillows, and clothing may be left in drawers. DO not pack heavy items in dresser, bureau, server, or buffet drawers. NEVER leave liquids, breakables, or firearms in drawers. (For consumer’s protection, we recommend emptying all drawers.)
Dryers, Electric or Gas – Check wit your service man. Motors may need to be checked and secured. We can arrange this service for you or recommend a reliable service company.
Food – Dispose of food in open containers that might spill or spoil enrooted. The carrier will not be liable for damage caused by food spilling on other items. Perishable food should never be stored or shipped.
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