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Packing Tips 6 Weeks 4-5 Weeks 2-3 Weeks 1 Week Move Out Day Move In

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Inventory of Goods – Prepared prior to loading, this document is a description of the condition of your belongings. You’ll be asked to sign it to acknowledge receipt of your goods upon loading. Be sure to check off every item as it is unloaded.

Bill of Lading – This is the shipping document that establishes the legal terms of the service. You must declare the amount of value for your shipment on this form.

Pack/Unpack Certificate – This is used to verify the "accessorial services" we performed during your move. Please examine it carefully before you sign it, making sure that you understand what your being charged for.


More Moving Tips from Geiger Transfer and Storage

If you intend to pack yourself, here are a few packing tips which you may find helpful.

1.Keep boxes below 50 lbs.

- if someone has to lift it and it is too heavy, the bottom may open up causing damage. Make sure the carton is taped securely with packing tape. Do not use masking tape.

2.Pack boxes to the top

- Use unprinted newspaper, if possible, to prevent ink stains to fill the carton to the top. Old cardboard is also useful. Half filled boxes tend to crush.

3.Mark your cartons well

- Identify what box is going in what room of the new home. Keep in mind that when the boxes are loaded on the truck, it may have to be packed on its side. Watch for bottles of perfume or other items that will spill. It would be a good idea to prepare a "First Day" box which contains a few dishes, soap, towels, toilet paper, toys, a lamp, drinking glasses, pop, first aid, paper towels, etc.

4.Watch what you pack and how you pack it

- Point cup handles and pitcher spouts towards the middle of the box and never next to the side of the box. Pack books in small cartons so the movers can lift it safely. Avoid packing liquids with lids that may come loose in transit. Ask yourself "will this freeze in transit?". Do not pack flammables such as bleach, propane, aerosols, corrosives, gas from lawnmowers, plastic squeeze bottles, etc. It is best to discard or take these items in your car. Food boxes and medicines should be taped shut and marked accordingly. Be sure to pack dishes on end -- side by side on the bottom.

5.What to do with the clothes in the dressers

- Providing your dressers are not overly heavy to begin with, simply leave your clothes in the dressers. In cases that the dressers are too heavy, the drawers can be taken out and covered with newspaper.

6.Separate belongings you want to keep

- Before the movers arrive, keep the boxes separate so that they won't be loaded on the truck by accident. Some like to place stereo equipment, computer equipment, TV's, etc. in their cars for peace of mind. Mark such items "DO NOT MOVE".

7.What to do with the kids

- For the comfort of the children, it is often helpful to have them stay with a friend or relative during the move.

8.Hazardous Materials

- You must be aware that no mover can transport the following hazardous items: Full or empty propane tanks, acids of various forms, materials needed for loading firearms, ammonia, charcoal briquettes, lighter fluids, flammable paints and stains, portable torches, varnish remover, gas & oil products, turpentine, welding equipment, and fire extinguishers.

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