Helpful San Diego Moving Tips
Before your local move:
Unless you have arranged for us to pack you, you should be packed & ready to go on moving day. Everything other than furniture needs to be boxed.
On moving day, our movers will bring wardrobe boxes (free of charge) for hanging items in your closets. Those items hanging in closets may be left until the day of your move. You can leave items such as clothes or linens in drawers.
All electronic equipment must be boxed.
Mirrors and pictures over 3 feet are safest left on the wall for the movers to wrap and secure properly.
If you have more than a few plants - please let us know in advance. It is also best not to water them for at least 3 days prior to your moving date.
Throw away or use up open liquid items from your refrigerator, i.e. cartons of milk, or any items that can leak or spill and cause damage to other goods.
Set aside jewelry, money, vital documents, medications and valuable items in a safe place. It is best you carry these items with you. Payment is expected at the end of day so remember not to pack away your checkbook or wallet.
There are several scenarios that can extend an average move time. Factors such as multiple flights of stairs, elevators, long-distance carries to/from the truck and unpreparedness can all extend the time it takes for our San Diego movers to finish the job.
- Assemble all your packing materials before you start.
- Tackle one room at a time.
- Place heavier items on the bottom, lighter ones on top.
- Place heavier items in smaller boxes.
Here's a list of packing supplies that will come in handy for your San Diego move:
- Packing paper for delicate packing jobs.
- Plastic bubble wrap for figurines and fragile items.
- Markers and labels for identifying contents of cartons.
No matter what you're packing, you should use crumpled packing paper in between each layer to assure a snug fit wherever there's a gap. All boxes with "fragile" items should be marked accordingly. Make sure all boxes can close properly and are sealed so the tops are flat. If you over-pack a box you risk damage.
Packing can appear to be an insurmountable task when viewed from the perspective of the entire house. Packing one room at a time (and staying with that room until it is fully packed) has the effect of dividing the overall task into several smaller and more manageable tasks. This approach also makes it possible to set realistic goals, i.e. pack the dining room today, the kitchen tomorrow, etc.
When you are moving locally some items do not necessarily need to be packed. Items such as mirrors, large pictures and mattresses can usually be transported safely for short distances without packing. Generally, these items should be packed for long distance move and for shipments moving into storage. Lamps and lampshades should always be packed.