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What Not To Pack

Professional packing is an added expense, but it often pays for itself in convenience and safety. Hartman Relocation movers have the expertise and materials to pamper and protect all your possessions. Even if you have the time and energy to pack, consider leaving your delicate or fragile items (china, glassware, silver, clocks, etc.) for the professionals.

If you’re a determined do-it-yourselfer, do it right. Ask your Hartman Relocation Agent about specially designed containers and materials. You can buy them at a minimum cost to assure maximum protection of your belongings.

Don’t use newspaper for packing
Newsprint fades easily and could ruin the items it was supposed to protect. Pack toilet articles and medicines separately in small containers. Be sure corks and caps are secure.

Don’t pack too compactly
Give fragile items “breathing room” to avoid breakage. You can leave clothing in drawers, but remember — overstuffing can cause drawers to warp.

Arrange for proper servicing of your appliances
Contact a professional or ask your Hartman Relocation Services representative to arrange service for you. Leave fitted sheets on mattresses to protect them.

Spread your linens around
Instead of putting them all in one carton, use your linens as fillers to cushion other items.

Put heavy items on the bottom and then fill up with lighter things. Use smaller cartons for books, cast iron cookware, etc.

Tape down the arm of the stereo and secure the turntable or have it serviced by professionals.

Indicate contents on the outside of the carton
If possible, designate which room the carton should go in; it’ll simplify things at your destination. Be sure to indicate on the outside of the carton if the contents are especially fragile.

Combine items you’ll need immediately upon arrival in one box and designate it “Unload First.” Include necessities like toilet paper, paper towels, cups, a can opener, soap, etc.


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