Packing

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packing

The easiest way to a smooth move is to pack smart in the beginning. Smart packing will make unpacking and settling into your new home a breeze. At Pride Moving and Storage of Colorado we are more than happy to pack everything for you, or if you choose to pack some but not everything we can help also. While our professional packing crews are packing your belonging they handle everything with careful hands start to finish. They understand the care that goes into your move. Everyone here at Pride, understands that we are packing your life! Not just your furniture. We will take the time to properly pack and protect the items being moved. The packing crews are able to perform this packing service at a relativity fast pace, from their experience, and are still able to ensure proper care of your items. If one way works better than another, we at Pride Moving are more than happy to help.

IF Packing Yourself:
You should always take valuables such as securities, furs, jewelry, coin or stamp collections and legal papers with you; they should not go into the moving van. Irreplaceable items that have little insurable value, such as baby pictures or your grandfather’s pocket watch, should travel with you. There are way possible to make arrangements for their shipment by traceable, insurable carrier, such as UPS or FedEx.

Packing for moving

The heavier the items, the smaller the box should be. Keep this in mind when you’re packing books, CDs, tapes, etc.

Since our main concern is the safe transport of your belongings. You should not use cartons that are damages or soiled, or that cannot be closed and sealed properly. Make sure that you cannot hear the contents of the carton move or rattle if you shake the box.
You should Label all boxes when you finish packing them.

To label a box properly it should have:

  • Your last name
  • The Room that the box should go in to in your new home
  • The box’s contents (medications, pots & pans, small toys)
  • The letters “PBO” or Packed by Owner should be marked clearly on the each box you pack.
  • No box should weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Before packing a box line the bottom with a few inches of crumpled paper for cushioning. Fill in any voids in the box with crumpled paper as well, and top off the box with paper to cushioning the top of the box.
  • Do not mix heavy items with fragile ones; always place the heaviest items on the bottom of a box. The more Fragile the item the more cushioning is need.
  • Do not scrimp on packing paper or packing materials the more you use the better, this well prevent damage.
  • Box sides shouldn’t bulge or cave-in, all boxes need to be tape closed.
  • All plates and other flat dishes should be packed on their edge (which is the strongest part of the pate).
  • Cups and Glasses in the cartons up right, each one should be wrapped individually. We do not recommend “nesting them”.
  • Make sure everything you pack is clean and thoroughly dry before you pack it.