Moving Tips -
Preparing for your move
Packing Getting Ready for Your Move
AB Moving does offer packing services.
If you choose to pack your own items we suggest the following.
Proper and careful packing is the best protection for your household items. The time you take here will pay big dividends in protecting your belongings as well as making the best use of the trailer space when loading. Since you are packing your household, you have control of this part of your move. These helpful tips will make your move that much better:
- Carefully protect all items inside boxes by individually wrapping them with wrapping paper, newspaper or bubble wrap.
- Use boxes whenever possible for all items. This not only provides additional protection, but loading the trailer will be much easier and keep your costs down.
- Use plenty of tape and wrapping paper - this is far cheaper than losing items to damage.
- Clearly mark "Fragile" on each box that has breakable items in it, so they can easily be identified for loading on the top of heavier boxes or items.
- Mark the room and contents of each box to help your organization and unpacking at your new home.
Kitchen and Dining Room
- Wrap each item individually and pack "snuggly" into sturdy boxes. Use plenty of paper and fill extra spaces with additional paper. "Dish-pack" boxes designed specifically for kitchen items can be purchased at a packaging or rental store and will provide the best overall protection.
- Use towels or bubble wrap for small kitchen appliances before they are loaded into boxes.
- Put heavier items on the bottom of all boxes.
Refrigerators, Stoves, Washing Machines
- Refrigerators should be empty of all contents, defrosted and taped shut.
- All appliance hoses and cords should be tapped or secured to the side or top of the appliance.
- The washing machine "tub" should be secured so it does not rock back-and-forth during transit.
TV, Stereo, VCR, Computer and other Electronics
- Box all of these items whenever possible. TVís or other items too large for a box should be wrapped in blankets or moving pads.
- Original manufacturer boxes are best.
- Lamps should be disassembled and boxed whenever possible.
- Pictures and wall hangings should be individually wrapped and boxed in groups of two or three.
- Items should be individually wrapped and packed "snuggly" into sturdy boxes. Use plenty of paper and fill extra spaces with additional paper. "Dish-pack" boxes provide the best overall protection and should be used if available. They can be purchased at most packaging or rental stores.
Garage, Storage and Garden Items
- All power and gas equipment (lawn mower, weed eater, chain saw, chipper, tiller, etc.) must have the oil and gasoline drained.
- Propane tanks (barbecue) must be empty.
- Garden tools can be strapped together in a "bundle."
- Use smaller sturdy boxes for heavy hand tools and use plenty of paper.
- Disassemble all items that you can. This will take up less space and will make it easier to load and pack.
Taking time and care in packing your household items will not only save you money, but it will protect your household items.
PROHIBITED ITEMS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
The following items are not allowed and may not be moved with AB Moving. If you have questions on moving any item, call the AB Moving at 972-644-6683.
Prohibited items and hazardous materials include,
but are not limited to the following:
- Flammables of Any Kind
- Petroleum Products
- Chemicals of Any Kind
- Live Animals
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