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Getting ready for a move is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pack your items. To make your move a little easier, we’ve assembled a list of packing tips as well as some advice on how to pack common items.

Getting ready for a move is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pack your items. To make your move a little easier, we’ve assembled a

list of packing tips

as well as some

advice on how to

pack common items.

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Packing Tips

Decide which items you want to throw away, donate, or sell. This will keep your new place clear of clutter and save you time and money.

Label the contents on the outside of boxes or cartons, indicating the room where they should belong.

Make a packing plan – pack items you seldom use first, and try to keep more frequently used items more accessible, just in case.

Wrap glassware and other fragile items individually with ample padding. You can use packing paper, bundled-up plastic bags, or even clothing.

To reduce any unnecessary risk, it’s always best to carry valuable items, such money or jewelry, with you.

Don’t stress – if you don’t want the hassle of packing your belongings, we can do it for you safely and professionally. Simply call us or fill out our form to arrange a quote.

Decide which items you want to throw away, donate or sell. This will keep your new place clear of clutter and save you time and money.

Make a packing plan – pack items you seldom use first, and try to keep more frequently used items more accessible, just in case.

Label the contents on the outside of boxes or cartons, indicating the room where they should belong.

To reduce any unnecessary risk, it’s always best to carry valuable items, such money or jewelry, with you.

How To Pack

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Electronics

Small appliances should be wrapped individually and packed in a carton cushioned with packing paper. Make sure cords are wrapped and labeled.

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Breakables

Glassware and ceramics should be cushioned generously with the proper padding. Carefully place these items on near the center of the box. Label each box “FRAGILE”.

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Dressers

Make sure all dressers and other furniture drawers are empty. Damage is more likely to occur if your furniture is holding extra weight.

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Clothing

Clothes should be left on hangers and go directly into wardrobe boxes. Folded clothing and smaller items should be placed in clean cartons or suitcases.

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Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen utensils should be clean and wrapped individually. Durable and heavy pieces should be placed at the bottom with lighter items on top.

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Books

Books should be packed in strong, small cartons. Lay books flat in the carton, alternating the spine and open side of the book in order to prevent damage.

Want us to do the packing for you?

We’re a full-service moving company, and that means we can do it all! From packing, to furniture disassembly and reassembly, to loading and hauling – let us help you make your move easy!

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Pictures

Pictures, paintings, and plaques should be wrapped individually. Paper should never be permitted to touch the surface of an oil (or similar) painting.

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Shoes

If possible, pack shoes in their original shoeboxes and place in a carton or at the bottom of a wardrobe box. If not, individually wrap them to prevent abrasive damage.

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TV sets

If you`ve saved the original carton and padding material, it’s best to repack TVs with those. If not, pad it sufficiently with bubble wrap before placing it into a strong box.

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8929 Oso Avenue

Chatsworth, CA 91311

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8:00AM-6:00 PM

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8:00AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday

9:00AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday

10:00AM – 2:00 PM

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We’d love to discuss your move with you at a time that’s convenient. Please call us (818- 765-8000) or fill out the form, and one of our friendly representatives will get back to you.

Some things we`ll discuss:

Your approximate moving date

What we’ll be moving for you

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