- When you are
planning your move please arrange to have a salesman come to your
residence for a free estimate. You should get 3 estimates so
you have a comparison.
- Call the Board
of Public Movers In Newark, NJ and give them each of the movers license
numbers that you received estimates from. They will give you a history,
both good & bad, of each company.
- Call your mover
of choice and arrange a moving date.
- Decide if you
are going to pack yourself or if your mover is doing the packing. It is
good if you decide this before your salesmen arrive so it can be
included in your estimate. Book your packing date if you need one.
some general guidelines you may find helpful:
- Make a list of
all the rooms that need to be packed a month or two ahead of time.
Schedule 3-5 days per room -- that way all the contents in each room
will be packed together and you will avoid the last minute rush to
throw everything in boxes.
- Start by getting
rid of things you don't want to move. Consider having a garage sale to
get rid of items you no longer need, or donate them to your favorite
- Separate each
room into two zones: Items you can't bear to part with but that you
won't need immediately in your new home and items you'll want to unpack
and put away quickly in your new home.
- Label your boxes
so that the movers will know where they go.
- Secure the
bottom of every box properly with packing tape.
- Pack heavy
items, such as books, in small boxes. Light items, like linens, can go
in larger boxes. This way, your boxes won't be too heavy, and they're
less likely to break.
electronics, computers, and small appliances in their original boxes if
possible. If you don't have the original boxes, place each item in a
heavy plastic bag and double box it. Fill the boxes with packing
- Label computer
cables before disconnecting them to make assembly easier later on.
- Keep items
you'll want immediately -- first aid kits, paper plates and plastic
utensils, your child's favorite toys, a few changes of clothing -- in a
separate location. Pack them in suitcases or boxes clearly marked, "DO
- Use wardrobe
boxes for good clothing and draperies.
- Pack clothing as
you wash it. Do a load and take it from the washer to the boxes. When
you move all you have to do is place the folded clothes in drawers and
you won't start with a pile of laundry.
- Pack dishes and
glassware in plain newsprint. Use old towels as cushions in the box.
Stand glassware up instead of lying it down on its side.
- Remove or secure
pendulums and chimes in grandfather clocks.
- Do not pack
hazardous waste or flammable items such as gasoline or paint thinners.
Dispose of them properly before you move.
Following are some
moving tips on doing your own packing:
For a nominal
charge, our men will move your clothing on hangers, from the closets
directly to wardrobes furnished by us.Â Wardrobes
will hold approximately 25 hangers depending upon the size of
garments.Â Your clothing will reach you clean and
wrinkle-free.Â For storage, clothing should be
cleaned.Â Small clothing articles pack nicely in
suitcases, boxes, or trunks.
Pendulums on clocks
should be removed or secured tightly to the base of the
clock.Â Small clocks may be wrapped and placed in
Before moving day,
remove curtains from the rods and fold them neatly in drawers or clean,
white tissue-lined cartons.
These may e placed
on hangers and transferred to wardrobe cartons, or they may be folded
and placed in cartons.Â To save handling, they can
be sent to the cleaners and delivered directly to your new home.
Articles such as
blankets, cushions, pillows, and clothing may be left in
drawers.Â Do not pack heavy items in dresser,
bureau, server, or buffet drawers.Â NEVER leave
liquids, breakables, or firearms in drawers.
protection, we recommend emptying all drawers.)
ELECTRIC OR GAS:
Check with your
service man.Â Motors may need to be checked and
secured.Â We can arrange this service for you or
recommend a reliable service company.
Dispose of food in
open containers that might spill or spoil enroute.Â
The carrier will not be liable for damage caused by food spilling on
other items.Â Perishable food should never be
stored or shipped.
must be completely defrosted one or two days prior to
moving.Â They should be dried and aired to avoid
musty odor.Â Safety of contents cannot be
guaranteed so it is best to empty your freezer and plan meals that will
use up perishable contents.Â Check with your
service man to be sure the motor is bolted, if necessary.
TOPS TO FURNITURE:
For complete safety,
these items should be crated.Â This is a "must"
when storing or shipping; for local moving however, they frequently can
be removed and replaced by the mover who will pad them safely in the
glassware should be wrapped individually and placed in barrels or
placed in the top of china containers.Â Do NOT nest
unwrapped glasses in each other.Â Place wrapped
glassware right side up, not on their sides.
chimes.Â Secure weight chains tightly against the
base of the clock with wire or strong string and remove weights and
pendulums.Â If it is going a long distance, call a
reputable clock man to prepare the works against damages.
jewelry in your immediate possession.
should be clean and placed in cartons or barrels.Â
Durable, heavy pieces placed on the bottom, light ones on the top with
each piece padded against dents, chipping, or
scratching.Â Toasters, irons, waffle irons, mixers,
etc., may be wrapped individually and placed in cartons with other
tops and put in a safe place... one you will
remember.Â Small lamps may be wrapped and placed in
cartons for safe moving.
Our moving men will
protect your mattress with a bag or carton for a slight
charge.Â Do not try to roll or handle as this may
result in damaged springs or fabrics.Â You may
protect them with a sheet or mattress cover you like.
For storage or long
distance moving, they must be crated for safe
handling.Â Wall mirrors will be removed by the
movers, if they are not fastened to the walls.Â
Mirrors will not be installed on walls at the new
residence.Â Mirror tops on furniture will be taken
off and replaced at destination.
AND GASOLINE POWERED TOOLS:
Gas tanks should be
drained and oil reservoirs emptied.Â No flammable
mixtures or articles may be transported on public carriers.
Small pictures can
be safely placed between the folds of blankets or pillows in drawers or
cartons.Â Large and valuable pictures and paintings
must be padded, wrapped and crated for moving.
Secure the tone arm
and turntable against the movement by tying.Â
Secure the changer to avoid its moving forward.Â On
delicate, expensive players, it is wise to have this done by an
These should be
handled personally by you or given to your florist to send to your
destination.Â The moving company will not assume
responsibility for living plants.
thoroughly dry your refrigerator before moving.Â
This is very important.Â The doors should be left
open several hours to air after defrosting.Â All
pans, trays, cripse4rs, shelves or removable parts should be removed
and wrapped separately.Â Have your refrigerator
serviced.Â Motor may have to be bolted down before
moving.Â Do not plug it in at the new home until it
has been unbolted.
It is not necessary
to remove rugs from floors.Â Our men will do this
for you.Â They will be rolled to avoid
crushing.Â If they are to be stored, have them
cleaned.Â Tacks should be removed from carpeting
before our movers arrive.
These do not need
special servicing for local moving.Â For long
distance, the driver will stuff paper in and around the machine and
place paper between the lid and base to prevent rubbing.
Leave in original
containers or wrap in cloth or low sulfur-content paper, or tissue and
pack in boxes.Â Place padding in silver chests to
prevent moving and scratching.
Must be disconnected
prior to pickup.Â Be sure gas lines are shot off
tight and capped, if possible.Â For electric
ranges, if the coils are loose, they must be removed together with
griddles, deep fryers and removable parts, then packed separately.
Some sets require
that they be checked before moving.Â Some color
TV's must be serviced both before and after
moving.Â Television antennas should be removed from
roof tops and disassembled.
Seal the corks and
stoppers of cosmetics, medicines and perfume bottles with natural nail
polish, paraffin or masking tape before wrapping separately in paper
and placing upright in cartons or metal waste containers.
If they are
valuable, wrap separately.Â Tools, as a rule, can
be put into small strong cartons without wrapping individually.
Legal documents, all
important papers, jewels and currency should be handled by you
personally.Â Keep them in your immediate possession.
must be serviced by an authorized service man.Â
Motors should be checked and secured, tumbler action protected and
fastened in place.
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