Moving to a new home is a daunting task. Between making lists, organizing items and ensuring that everything is in its place, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Enter professional moving companies. These entities are not only transportation specialists but also masters in the art of packing. But what exactly do they pack for you?
Let’s dive in.
A Comprehensive Inventory
Before anything else, reputable moving companies will conduct an inventory of your items. This step ensures that everything is accounted for: before and after the move. It’s also the foundation of their packing process.
This isn’t your everyday to-do list. It’s a detailed catalog of every item to be packed.
Beyond just noting an item’s existence, each one is labeled to ensure its safety and easy identification.
Fragile & Specialty Items
These are often the things we dread packing the most. Delicate china, precious antiques or that beautiful vase passed down through generations – movers handle these with extra care.
For extraordinarily fragile or valuable items, moving companies might build custom crates. This ensures that the item is snug and safe, with no room to move.
Bubble Wrap & Padding
These aren’t just thrown in with a bit of newspaper. Professionals use ample cushioning, securing items within their boxes.
Everyday Household Items
Just because they aren’t antiques doesn’t mean they don’t need care. Everything from books to your kitchen toaster is packed methodically.
Not everything should go in a giant box. Movers know the best box sizes for varying items, ensuring that they’re packed efficiently and safely.
For items that need to remain hanging, like suits or dresses, movers use specialized wardrobe boxes.
Large Furniture & Appliances
Your grand piano or refrigerator can’t just be thrown in the back of a truck. These heavy-duty items need a touch of finesse.
Where necessary, furniture might be taken apart to be moved safely and then reassembled at the destination.
Equipment & Tools
Professional movers come equipped with the right tools to handle heavy lifting, be it dollies, straps or other apparatus.
Personal Items & Valuables
Most moving companies will advise you to handle extremely personal or valuable items on your own. These might include:
- Important documents
- Sentimental items
By understanding what moving companies pack for you, you can better plan your move, ensuring a smooth transition to your new home.
Whether it’s the delicate porcelain of yesteryears or the everyday essentials, fast break movers have got you covered all over New Jersey.