Tape, packing paper and boxes of various sizes can be obtained directly from Collegiate Movers.
Pack valuable electronic equipment in original cartons when available. Otherwise, use strong, corrugated boxes and place protective padding on the bottom of the carton. Place additional padding between the carton and the computer or video recorder. Wrap cords separately; label to identify usage and place in a plastic bag away from delicate surfaces. Non-detachable cords should also be wrapped.
Packing Pointers The list of individual household items is endless however; most can be packed by following our packing pointers
Mark all boxes by room, contents, and if contents are fragile
Heavier items should be placed at the bottom of the box
Try to keep boxes to a max of 50 lbs.
Delicate glassware and stemware should be wrapped placed in an upright position
Do NOT overload bureau drawers and be sure to remove all ammunition and firearms
Pack no more then 24-30 canned goods per box
Secure or Remove pendulum in large clocks
Hang drapes and bedding over crossbars in wardrobe cartons, or pack folded in clean cartons
Remove bulbs, harps, shades, and roll up cords from lamps and pack with bedding or wrap separately and place upright in clean, tissue-lined carton
Seal medicine caps with masking tap and be sure to transport the medicine you need with you.
Wrap small mirrors, pictures, paintings, and frames and place on edge in boxes
Place large pictures and paintings on edge in heavy cardboard containers
Wrap silverware in cloth to prevent tarnishing
Drain fuel from power tools and pack
Wrap grates and briquettes separately in newspaper and place parts in a box
We Do Not Take:
Open topped boxes
Frozen or perishable items
Unpacked electronics items
We are licensed and insured movers. The standard insurance that comes with a move is 60 cents per pound for each item. This insurance is worked into the basic rate, so there is no additional charge for this basic insurance. Additional insurance can be purchased in $17 increments. Each $17 increment covers up to $2,500 worth of damage for personal items.
Items that are not covered in the policy include:
Any item made of particle board
Any items in boxes packed by owner, unless we are clearly at fault. (Ex. a dropped box) All damages or losses must be reported within 10 days of delivery.