The more prepared you are will reduce your time on the moving day. If you only disassemble and re-assemble your beds this will save you time which will save you money on your local move. We will come prepared to this but by doing so you are increasing the time our crew is there. Interstate moves are calculated by the actual weight and miles. Items you eliminate will reduce your weight and will save you money. Be sure to disconnect all appliances and seal and label your cartons.
Remember to save your newspapers they can be used to cushion the bottom and top of your boxes. Keep in mind though, the ink never thoroughly dries and items wrapped in newspaper will most likely be soiled and will require cleaning after unpacking.
UAC Moving can provide a minimal amount of used boxes/containers to our own customers as long as they are available. You can also visit your local supermarket or liquor store and use some of their cartons. Just be sure that each carton has a top and seal and label all of your boxes.
For further packing tips check out our brochures page. We can send you our brochure “Professional Packing” Tips for the do-it-yourselfer and brochures on on other useful packing and moving information.
Knowing the difference between a self-storage facility and storage provided by UAC Moving Company Florida
Very important, Just to mention a few:
Many self-storage units are not normally alarmed for your items safety and a mover is unable to provide you with moving or warehouse blankets for your items while they are in self storage. If you choose to store in a self-storage area we recommend you keep all of your blankets and sheets available so they can be used to wrap your furniture.
Your mover’s valuation and liability ends once your items are placed into a self-storage area. Any additional valuation must be provided from the self-storage unit, a mover would be unable to provide you with such coverage.
You can save a lot of money if you do the bulk of the packing on your own. Limit yourself to non-fragile items such as books, linens, clothing and shoes; and replaceable items such as plates, dishes (not fine china or expensive silverware), and small kitchen appliances. These items will be cheaper to replace in case of damage as opposed to hiring workers for the extra labor. Leave the furniture, mattresses, and heavy appliances to be packed by the mover.
The heavier the item, the smaller the box it should occupy. Don't toss everything into one huge box. It will make the hauling much more difficult. A good rule of thumb is if you can't lift the box easily, it's too heavy! Keep the weight of the box under 50lbs and remember to always lift with your knees, not your back.
You should never let the movers pack your jewelry, family heirlooms, or other priceless items. Should they be lost or damaged, the insurable value will not come anywhere near the value you would place on them. Such items include jewelry, sports memorabilia, photo albums, and various hobby collections. Pack these items yourself and take them with you, either in the car or as carry-on luggage if size allows.