Packing Specialty Items

How To Pack Specialty Items to Protect Them: 

Bureau Drawers – Should be emptied if the bureau is to be carried up or down any staircases.

Canned Goods and Other Non-Frozen Food – Pack upright with no more than 24-30 cans per carton.

Frozen Foods and Plants – Because of the delicate and perishable nature of these items, they should not be carried by your mover. Refrigerators and freezers must be emptied and defrosted. Small house plants don’t travel well in the back of a moving truck and should be carried separately from your household goods.

Clocks – Remove or secure pendulum and weights in large clocks

Drapes and Curtains – Hang drapes over crossbars in wardrobe cartons, or pack folded in clean cartons. Remove curtains from rods, fold and pack in cartons.

Flammables and Combustibles – Flammable liquids and aerosol cans must not be packed. Changes in temperature and pressure can cause them to leak, or even explode. For your own protection, you should know that if you pack these items and they cause damage to your shipment or others, you, not your mover, may be held liable.

Lamps and Lampshades – Remove bulbs, harps and shades. Roll up cord. Pack lamps with bedding or wrap separately and place upright in clean, tissue-lined carton. Wrap harp and finial (decorative knob) with packing paper and tape to inside wall of carton that contains shade. Wrap shades in tissue, not newspaper. Place upright in large, tissue-lined cartons.

Mirrors, Paintings and Pictures – Tell us about valuable paintings for special care. Wrap small mirrors, pictures, paintings, and frames and place on edge in cartons. Place large pictures and paintings on edge in heavy cardboard containers. Large wall or dresser mirrors will be taken down by the movers, padded and strapped into the truck.

Personal Computers and Video Recorders – Pack valuable electronic equipment in original cartons when available. Otherwise, use strong, corrugated cartons and place protective padding on the bottom of the carton, or consider taking these items with you in your car. Wrap an old blanket or protective pad around the item and place it in its carton. Place additional padding between the carton and the computer or video recorder. Be sure your personal computer is “parked” and ready for transport.

Tools – Drain fuel from power tools and do not ship flammables under any circumstances. Pack tools in small, strong cartons. Wrap separately if valuable.

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