Limit cartons, when possible, to a max. weight of 50 lbs.
Wrap items carefully and provide plenty of cushioning to absorb shock.
Use sturdy cartons that close and make sure cartons are firmly packed and do not rattle, bulge outward or bend inward.
Empty drawers of breakables, item not recommended for inclusion in your shipment and anything that would puncture or damage other items, or spill. However, blankets, sweaters, bath towels and similar soft, lighweight goods may be left in drawers.
Pack similar items together. Do not pack a delicate china figure in the same carton with cast-iron frying pans, for example. Keep all parts or pair of things together. For example, curtain rod hangers, mirror bolts and other small hardware items should be placed in plastic or cloth bags and taped or tied securely to the article to which they belong.
Wrap items individually in clean paper; use tissue paper, paper towels for fine china, crystal and delicate items.
Place crushed paper in the bottom of a carton for cushioning.
Pack heaviest items on the bottom, medium weight next and lightest on top.
Fill in empty spaces firmly with crushed paper and add more crushed paper to make a level base for the next layer.
Cushion well with crushed paper; towels and lightweight blankets also may be used for padding and cushioning.
Make sure no sharp points, edges or rims are left uncovered.
Pack small, fragile, individually wrapped items separately or a few together in small boxes, cushioning with crushed or shredded paper.
Place small boxes in a single large box, filling in spaces with crushed paper.
Avoid overloading cartons, but strive for a firm pack that will prevent items from shifting; the cover should close without force; but should not bend inward.
Seal cartons tightly with tape except for those containing items listed on the High Value Inventory form. These must be left open for the movers inspection. Indicate your name and the room to which each carton should be delivered to at destination. Tape a sign on the door of each room at destination corresponding to the carton label so movers can get the cartons into the proper rooms quickly.
Put a special mark on cartons you want to unpack first at destination.
Naples Moving & Storage, Inc. is registered with the State of Florida as a Mover (Registration Number - IM97), and with the US Department of Transportation as a Household Goods Motor Carrier. (U.S.D.O.T. #: 1160157)(I.C.C.M.C. #: 467016)