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      Packing Services

      Undeniably, packing is the focal point of every relocation. Not only will it take you the majority of the time, but it will also be the most complex process to organize. Since it could last weeks, even months, going for professional packing services is definitely the most effective solution to speed up the moving process. Here is how Flat Price Auto Transport and Moving company can help you get smooth relocation.

      Packing Services

      Our Long-Distance Moving Company Offers All Packing Services You Could Possibly Need

      Do you want to box up your china set, piano, or furniture pieces? For our cross-country movers, there are no challenges when it comes to packaging since this is another specialty of ours. Everything you’ll have to do is to decide what things should be packed, include them in your inventory list, and we will take care that all of them get delivered to your new home intact.

      All Supplies We'll Use to Pack Your Home Are Included in the Quote

      If you decide to hire our packers and rely on their assistance, you won’t have to worry about obtaining supplies either. Depending on the number and type of items you want our packers to handle, we’ll prepare and bring with us all the necessary packing materials and equipment. That includes sofa and mattress covers, blankets, folio stretch, clothing boxes, bubble wrap, cardboard boxes, and everything else our packers might need to use.

      All Supplies We'll Use to Pack Your Home Are Included in the Quote

      What Are the Advantages of Getting Packing Services from Professional Movers?

      Hiring professionals means your belongings will be properly packed and prepared for transportation and storage. Furthermore, using this type of assistance means you will get additional time to dedicate to other more important things like job or house-hunting. Not only will professionals save you a ton of nerves, but they will also pack your household much faster than you ever could.

      Besides, our experienced and trained professionals will use the right techniques and the best wrapping materials that will prevent any damage. This is definitely one of the greatest benefits that comes with professional assistance, but the list of perks goes on and on. Contact us to book our packers and see it for yourself.

      What Are the Advantages of Getting Packing Services from Professional Movers?

      Standard Packing Is Already Included in Our Basic Moving Service

      All customers who book our cross-country moving services are also provided with standard packing service that is included in the quote. That means that our crew will:

      • Disassemble all furniture pieces you plan to move,
      • Pack all fragile objects such as mirrors, lamps, TV’s, and other electronics,
      • Bring supplies like such as mattress or sofa covers, boxes, and bubble wrap,
      • Label all boxes with barcodes that will guarantee the ownership of belongings and prevent any mixing ups,
      • Load all the possessions into the truck,
      • Unload them from the truck, once the belongings are delivered,
      • Remove all the materials,
      • Reassemble all furniture pieces, and reposition them throughout the home.

      Although standard service covers a lot of things, if you have a bigger home or own more stuff, you might need some additional help to pack everything. That’s why we have other types of assistance in our offer that will perfectly cover all your relocation needs.

      Standard Packing Is Already Included in Our Basic Moving Service

      Partial Packing Services - Let Us Take Care of Your Most Valuable Items

      For all those who want to pack the majority by themselves but leave the most valuable or complicated pieces to professionals, our partial packing service is a perfect choice. Heirloom, breakable, and other delicate pieces definitely require knowledge of the right techniques and special treatment.

      Partial assistance implies that our experienced movers will use up to 15 boxes to pack your stuff. This service also entails the usage of all needed materials that will keep your belongings safe during transportation.

      When you decide the number of items that should be handled by our experienced team, don’t hesitate to contact your dedicated agent. Soon, you’ll be provided with an estimate of how many boxes will be necessary to box up everything and whether this will fit into partial service.

      Partial Packing Services - Let Us Take Care of Your Most Valuable Items

      Full Packing Services - Let Experienced and Trained Packers Pack Your Entire Home

      What happens if partial pack service is not enough to cover all possessions you want to be handled by professionals? In case the items you decide to be packed by our crew exceed 15 boxes, it means those cardboards will be calculated on a full packing service rate.

      Full packing service could also imply packaging the whole household. This is the most convenient solution for all those who don’t have enough time or are moving at the last minute. However, keep in mind you need to book this kind of assistance in advance since it could take up to a couple of days for us to pack everything appropriately.

      The time needed to box up your whole home depends on the size of your property, and the number of items. However, in case you really have to move out from the residence quickly, we’ll take care of it too. We will send you a couple more packers, and the whole process will be accelerated and done in a timely manner.

      Custom Crating Is Here to Support All Your Special Requests

      Do you want to relocate your grandfather clock, a large painting, or an antique china cabinet? If any of those or similar possessions are on your inventory list, our long-distance movers will take care of it! For such things, we make special custom crates that are the best way to ship them safely to your new home address.

      Everything you’ll have to do is to inform your dedicated agent regarding those belongings and provide exact measurements so our team can build them. Custom crating is additionally charged since it requires extra effort and time. However, it is worth every cent because this is the safest way of shipping these kinds of possessions.

      Here Is What You Need to Do to Prepare for Cross Country Movers

      Even if you go for full packaging assistance, there will be some work for you. No matter what service you choose, you won’t be able to avoid decluttering. This way, you’ll reduce the number of stuff on your inventory list and get rid of all unnecessary things.

      How to Prepare for the Big Day

      Except for the decluttering, you should also prepare the space itself for movers to help them move safely and efficiently throughout the house and speed up the process. Here is what should be done before the relocation starts:

      • Don’t forget to designate one room and put all the packed boxes there. This will help you keep your hallways clear, which will help movers to move quickly through your home.
      • Label all boxes you pack so the movers can also know the content of each box. This will ensure that they will be put in the right place in the truck and handled carefully.
      • Unplug all the appliances so packers won’t lose any time on this. Also, don’t forget that all kitchen appliances should be defrosted, dried, empty, and cleaned before loading them into the truck.
      • Remember to put some protection on the floors so they don’t get scratched or damaged.
      • Make sure your kids or pets won’t be in the vicinity while the packers are working to keep everybody safe.
      How to Prepare for the Big Day

      How Much Does Professional Assistance Cost?

      The cost of boxing up is usually defined after you provide your dedicated agent with a detailed inventory list and decide what type of assistance you would like to book. Depending on the number of belongings you plan to relocate and their type, the cost can differ, which you can easily check by removing or adding some items.

       

      The more stuff packers have to box up, the higher the cost will be. However, all our customers who previously used our services said it is worth every cent since they were provided with top-notch professional assistance. Furthermore, most of them say they would use it again if they needed to relocate.

      What Is Included in the Price of Our Professional Packing Service?

      Although this service could seem pricey at first glance, the help you’ll get will be priceless. Once you book professional boxing up services from our long-distance moving company, it means you’ll get support in terms:

      • Engagement of highly-trained packers,
      • All necessary packaging supplies,
      • Equipment like dollies, straps, or lift gates for extremely heavy stuff,
      • Loading and unloading of all packed stuff.
      What Is Included in the Price of Our Professional Packing Service?

      We Can Store Your Goods Completely Free for 30 Days

      If your home is not ready, you can leave all your packed goods in our storage, completely free of charge, for up to 30 days. After that, you decide whether you want to take them home and unpack or keep them there a bit longer – we charge per day after the initial 30 days. Our storage is safe, clean, and climate-controlled, so your goods will be in good hands.

      We Can Store Your Goods Completely Free for 30 Days

      With Our Assistance, All Your Goods Will Be Packed and Insured Too

      Once loaded in our truck, all your stuff is insured with mandatory liability coverage, which is free of charge. This coverage implies reimbursement of 60 cents per damaged goods and is an integral part of the quote. All packed things on our truck are covered by it, whether they were packed by our crew or the customer.

      On the other hand, if you want additional insurance, which is highly recommendable when it comes to valuables, you can get the full value replacement. Just keep in mind that only things packed by our team can be covered with it. It is especially recommended for expensive items or those that have a great sentimental value.

      Are There Any Items Movers Won't Pack and Move?

      There are no limitations for professional movers when it comes to the packaging of your belongings unless some of them belong to those items that cross-country movers can’t move. Safety regulations are the main reasons why some goods are not accepted on the truck.

      So, before you start boxing up your possessions, or put them on the inventory list, make sure you know what items moving companies can’t move. Here are some you should get rid of before a relocation specialist knocks on your door:

      • Perishable foods,
      • Flammables, including fireworks, fuels, oils, gas, kerosene, or barbecue coal,
      • Hazardous things such as bottles under pressure,
      • Liquids like cleaning products, acid, bleach, pesticides, and even nail polish,
      • Plants because of their delicate nature and specific state regulations.

      Contact Us Today and Get Your Free Moving Quote

      If you’re in the middle of planning your relocation, it is an ideal moment to contact us and explore your options. You can do it either via email or by using a free online quote request on our website. Once you submit your request, our team will start working on it and give you the quote, which will be valid within the next 48 hours.

      Also, our team will be happy to help you in creating your inventory list and give you additional advice on how to organize and relocate more efficiently. Choosing us to handle your move means we take care of every detail that might influence how your relocation is done. And this is something our customers like the best when it comes to our service.

      FAQs

      How to Create an Inventory List?

      Since this will dictate the final price, we recommend you to be as detailed as possible. It may be a long and boring process for you, but our agents are here to help if you have any questions or doubts about the list and necessary details. Pay special attention to delicate objects like mirrors, pictures, electronic devices, etc. and make sure to measure them and send us all the information.

      Do You Offer Free In-Home Estimations?

      In cases when our client has a large amount of stuff, in-home estimates might be the best solution. We will send one of our representatives to do a free in-home estimate and create an inventory list together with the client. However, this service is, at least for now, available only to our clients in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Our clients in other cities can do a video estimate, which is a very simple process, and all you have to do is to use your smartphone and record a tour around your house.

      Do You Offer Insurance?

      All things that are packed and transported by our company are covered with basic insurance that covers $0.60/lbs per item. However, we do recommend our clients to invest in full replacement value insurance coverage, especially if they plan to move expensive and valuable items, electronics, and fragile things such as TV’s, large mirrors, speakers, etc.

      Can I Leave Some Things In My Desk or Dresser Drawers?

      All drawers should be empty because otherwise, you are risking that something gets damaged during the transportation. Please make sure to empty all of your drawers and shelves you want us to move. All loose items will be packed in boxes to avoid any damage or loss.

      How Can I Prepare My Appliances for the Move?

      Appliances such as the oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. have to be properly disconnected before our team arrives. Do not forget that freezers and refrigerators should be defrosted, dried, empty, and clean before our movers start handling them, so it is better to start preparing that a few days in advance.

      How Can I Know Which Things Require Boxing or Crating?

      Whether an item can be packed in a box or a crate depends on several factors. However, this decision is very important, especially for the protection of valuable things. Some of the criteria that have an impact on the final verdict are value and fragility. If you are not sure what is the best option, feel free to contact our agents: they will help you find the best solution.

      My New Home Is Not Ready Yet. Can I Use Your Storage?

      Absolutely. If your home is not ready, or you are still house-hunting, you can take advantage of our 30 days of free storage, with no obligation to continue using it after that. For further information about storage rates, contact our agents, and they will give you the best offer based on the amount of stuff and the period you need storage for.

      How Do I Prepare for the Moving Day?

      Whether you have been planning your relocation for months or weeks, once the big day approaches, the stress level tends to rise.  If you are doing a part of packing on your own it can also be very time-consuming. Therefore, we would like to help you with a few useful tips that will ease this process for you:

      • Consider throwing out all the junk and donating to a local charity organization the things that are still in good condition. If you know you won’t be using something anymore, there is no reason to move it with you. You can also organize a local garage or online sale to get rid of the things you no longer use.
      • Create several checklists. These lists will help you stay organized, and you won’t search for things for hours. It can also be helpful once the time comes to send us your inventory list. If you are a visual type, you can also do a photo inventory by room.
      • Search for affordable supplies at a local store or around your house. Things like newspapers, socks, blankets, can serve as great padding and protection for delicate objects.
      • Separate things that are traveling with you, valuables such as jewelry, money, important documents, and make sure you have secured them properly.
      • Pay attention to things that moving companies do not move, such as perishables, alcohol, hazardous materials, plants, pets, etc. If you are not sure about certain things, feel free to contact our agents and consult them.
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