Frequently Asked Questions

 

Office and residential moving FAQs

Pack goods according to size, that is:
  • books in smaller boxes,
  • pots & pans, linens, etc. in medium boxes
  • pillows, comforters, slippers in large boxes
Wardrobe boxes will be available on the day of the move. You can usually fit from 20 – 25 shirts / blouses in each box.
The only items that you should leave in your dresser or bureau drawers are clothing and linens. All papers, fragile items and anything that can move around in transit, should be removed and packed in the appropriate boxes.
Most of us movers suggest selecting a time not in summer, the end of the month or end-of-the-year holidays. The biggest demands are placed on equipment and personnel during these periods. If your move can be scheduled for a time when trucks and personnel are more readily available, we'll be better able to meet your preferred delivery schedule. That being said, you can't always control and plan ahead for a big move. Some factors involved may include:
  1. relocating children during the school year
  2. if the move must be made immediately
  3. family separation during the move
 
All the furnishings of the average home will not fill a moving truck so it is often necessary for multiple shipments to be loaded on the same truck. Other factors in the overall time it takes to move include:
  1. weather conditions
  2. time of year
  3. overall size of shipment
  4. time and ease of access for  loading and unloading
  5. and of course the overall distance your shipment will be moved
 
If you are planning a really long move consider these factors:  
  1. Clothes: bring whatever you need and like to wear. Clothes are more expensive in some places, and good-quality stuff is often widely available in the US, so if you can afford it, go on a shopping spree before you leave.
  2. Books are of course a personal matter but you should only bring the books that you need to have for your work, since replacing them will cost far more than shipping them. They are generally very heavy and expensive.
  3. Take electrical adapters, power strips, extension cords, and as needed.
  4. If your furniture is special to you, it too may actually be economical to have it shipped rather than replace it at high cost abroad.
  5. If you like to cook, take your favorite cookware with you since you never know what you can find abroad. Perhaps make photocopies of your favorite recipes rather than bringing several enormous cookbooks. Or just hunt online for recipes.
Most flat TV’s will need to come off their stand to fit in our special storage boxes, which are usually held in by a few Phillips screws. We will secure these delicate items to  minimise movement in transit.