Moving is an art and at Sandpoint Movers we take the time to walk through your home with you and plan a successful outcome. Our movers will pad the door jams; use appropriate floor runners; shrink wrap and blanket your items when necessary to insure they are moved safely.
Some helpful moving and packing tips for our customers are as follows:
- In winter make sure your driveway is clear of snow, sanded and our vehicles can gain direct access to your home.
- Make sure your walkways are clear of all hazards, pets are contained and children understand that our movers will be moving heavy items quickly and they need a clear pathway.
If you decide to do the packing yourself, these are some packing basics to keep in mind:
- Make sure you have the proper materials: packing paper (plain newsprint), 2-inch packing tape, masking tape, scissors, permanent markers and colored dots (representing different rooms).
- Follow a timetable – people often underestimate how long it takes to pack!
- Start with items you won’t need right away, such as belongings stored in the basement, garage or attic.
- Packing room-by-room will help you stay organized.
- As you complete a room, sort packed boxes by weight (light, medium, heavy) to make loading the moving van easier and quicker – limit cartons to a maximum weight of 50 pounds.
For best results, have your mover pack:
- Marble or glass tabletops.
- Heavy wall ornaments, mirrors and pictures.
- Bulky, fragile items like large trophies, statues, chandeliers, etc.
There are several items that can not be put on a truck. These include hazardous materials such as explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids, poisons or corrosive materials. Common examples include:
- Paints and paint thinners
- Gasoline or lighter fluid
- Oxygen bottles or propane cylinders
- Automotive repair and maintenance chemicals
Other items that cannot be placed on a truck:
- Firearms or matches
- Medicines and Jewelry