Our main goal, if you use our company, is that when we are done you will tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers about us and use us the next time you have the occasion to use a mover. With that thought in mind, we would like to offer some helpful moving advice and suggestions:
• For fragile items, pack the heaviest articles toward the bottom of the box
• Delicate items should be placed closer to the top of the box
• Line the bottom of boxes with several layers of padding paper
Cups and glasses can be nested where you place one inside the other with 3 or 4 wrapped in a bundle. Use small sheets of packing paper between each glass or each cup. We suggest trying to collect a few liquor cartons with dividers for stemware utilizing your packing paper to keep stemware snug between the dividers.
Dresser drawers usually do not need to be emptied. If you have solid wood furniture just check for anything fragile or liquid. The dresser / chests that we would suggest you empty are the antique pieces where the glue joints have dried out, furniture with thin legs and particle board furniture. Of course, also empty china chests, desks, wood and lateral file cabinets, wall units, any hutch tops and small tables with storage compartments.
On local moves, Short Moves doesn't feel it is necessary to encourage the purchase of boxes for lamps, beds, pictures, mirrors and TVs. We can protect those items with our moving pads. Boxes are a big money maker for a lot of moving companies. If you use our services, we will supply free use of wardrobe boxes on your moving day for hanging clothes. We will do all we can to help you avoid any unnecessary charges for your move.