Place bedding in clean cartons. Light articles such as blankets or pillows may be put into furniture drawers.
Our movers will disassemble beds, and reassemble at the destination. However there will be a $30 charge for any elaporate headboards with glass or lights or weigh over 100lbs. We will wrap mattresses upon request with shrink wrap or bags. For long distance moves or moves involving storage, we suggest purchasing zippered mattress bags. There is a charge for packing material.
Books should be packed in small, strong, securely tied cartons (1.0 - 2.0 cubic feet ideal). They should be placed cover to cover, alternating bindings to prevent pages from becoming interlocked and damaged. Do not pack books in furniture drawers or leave them in portable bookshelves or bookcases.
Wrap separately and pack in sturdy cartons (e.g. a dishpack box). Cushion well with packing paper. Pack largest and heaviest items in bottom of container. Do not pack over edge of container.
Pack upright in small, sturdy cartons. Do not pack beyond the limit of portability, not over 50 pounds to each container. Approximately 24 cans should be ample.
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.
For silverware, use original containers or wrap in cloth, low sulfur-content paper or tissue and pack in boxes.
For a nominal charge, our men will move your clothing on hangers (i.e. wardrobe boxes, $6 rental charge per box), from the closets directly to wardrobes furnished by us. Wardrobes will hold approximately 25 hangers depending upon 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.
While we have no specific rule regarding whether or not drawers should be emptied, there are instances in which common sense would dictate when emptying should be done. For example, moves involving many flight of stairs, difficult points of egress or regress, or generally large and heavy furniture pieces should be empited (packed into cartons) before the movers arrive. Keep in mind, our men must be able to move all items quickly and carefully from the origin to the destination. The more manageable the pieces are, the better.
Articles such as blankets, cushions, pillows, and clothing may be left in drawers depending on the size of the furniture piece. Never leave liquids, breakables or firearms in drawers.
Check with your service man. Motors may need to be checked and secured. We can arrange this for you or recommend reliable service company.
No perishable foods, ever. Non-perishable, unopened containers can be transported when the pick-up and delivery occur within 48 hours. The carrier will not be liable for damage caused by food spilling on other items.
These appliances must be completely defrosted one or two days prior to moving. They should be dried and aired to avoid musty odor. Safety of contents cannot be guaranteed so it is best to empty your freezer and plan meals that will use up perishable contents. Check with your service man to be sure the motor is bolted, if necessary.
For complete safety, these items should be crated. 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 van.
Remove chimes. Secure weight chains tightly against the base of the clock with wire or strong string and remove weights and pendulums. If it is going a long distance, call a reputable clock man to prepare the works against damages.
Keep valuable jewelry in your immediate possession.
Kitchen utensils should be clean and placed in cartons or barrels. Durable, heavy pieces placed on the bottom, light ones on the top with each piece padded against dents, chipping or scratching. Toasters, irons, waffle irons, mixers, etc., may be wrapped individually and placed in cartons with other kitchen utensils.
Remove ornamental tops and put in a safe place… one you will remember. Small lamps may be wrapped and placed in cartons for safe moving.
Wrap in white, clean tissue paper only, place in cartons, mark “fragile.” Do not use newsprint. They may be nested but do not pack them so as to tear lining or puncture parchment shades.
Table and bed linens should be put into strong cartons or trunks. They should be lined with tissue or clean white or brown paper to protect from dust. Do not use newsprint as a liner as the ink may soil the fabric.
For storage or long distance moving, they must be crated for safe handling. Wall mirrors will be removed by the movers, if they are not fastened to the walls. Mirrors will not be installed on walls at the new residence. Mirror tops on furniture will be taken of and replaced at destination.
Gas tanks should be drained and oil reserves emptied. 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. 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. Secure the changer to avoid its moving forward. On delicate, expensive players, it is wise to have this done by an experienced serviceman.
Pack records on end, side by side, to provide the greatest resistance to weight pressure. Use small cartons only.
We will transport plants or small trees provided the pick-up and delivery occur within 48 hours. We cannot accept otherwise. We recommend that you choose to move plants and small trees yourself when possible. Golan’s has no liability for plants, flowers, trees.
Contact our offices to see how we can help with your next project!
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