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Packing & unpacking are very important parts of the moving process, and it is essential that they are done right. Many may wonder where to even start, how to stay organized and how to pack appropriately to ensure nothing gets broken on the journey to its final destination. If you decide you need help with just a little of the packing or even the entire packing process (whether it be your house, office or apartment) Sarge’s professional team of packers are here to help! Located in the Bryan / College Station area, Sarge’s Moving Services provides all the possible moving services one might need. In the meantime, here are a few packing & unpacking basics provided by our Sarge’s Moving team to help get you started.
Where to Start
Purchasing the right packing materials always pays off-whether it simply saves your possessions themselves or saves your mover time loading. Boxes of uniform size are more easily stacked and transferred by dolly. Such items as sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and magic markers can be purchased at moving companies and truck-rental firms such as Home Depot and U-haul. Supplement with copious amounts of crumpled paper, blankets and pillows; even clothing can serve as a great buffer between breakable objects. EcoBox not only has great boxes but also has packing paper in bulk.
Pack one room at a time, labeling each box with a description of its contents and its destination (e.g., kitchen, bathroom). It is important to be as specific as you can because they will make unpacking much easier.
Keep the weight of your boxes reasonable. If possible, put heavy items in small boxes to make them easier to carry.
Don’t apply tape directly to polished or painted wood finishes, because removing the tape could ruin the surface.
Packing & Unpacking Tips
- Start packing in advance.
- Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break this way.
- Color-code boxes and other items with stickers or labels.
- It doesn’t hurt to number your boxes.
- Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can stay in the drawers if the mover blankets and wraps the furniture.
- Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box. When packing books, use small boxes only.
- Never use printed newsprint to wrap dishes. The ink may transfer to the dishes.
- Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes, because you never know if there are pests or if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions. Boxes of uniform size will also stack better on the truck and save time and space.
- Label all boxes on top and side clearly.
- Try to pack all electronic equipment (like stereos) in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items.
- Always tape boxes. Don’t interlock the tops.
- Don’t use boxes without tops. Boxes without tops make it impossible to stack properly in the truck.
- Pack important and sentimental documents separately to ensure they will be easily accessible including: children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.
- If you take apart furniture and other items, make sure to tape all parts to the main base or place parts in zip lock bags and tape to base.
- Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
- Pack the items you will need immediately upon arrival in a clearly marked box or container- especially things like medications, a set of sheets, etc!
Sarge’s Moving Services is a licensed moving company that specializes in all aspects of moving, whether it be loading/unloading, packing & unpacking or even providing storage for a future move. We also have moving insurance in two basic forms—RELEASED VALUE and ADDITIONAL COVERAGE—in which we assume liability for the value of the goods we transport. Sarge’s offers free estimates for our clients as requested on site.
For more information or if you are planning a move, contact Sarge’s Moving with the link below.
Sarge’s Moving Services also provides loading & unloading services for our clients in the Bryan/College Station area. Sometimes our clients have a moving truck they are planning to drive themselves, but they may not have loading help. We can even bring our own tools (dollies, 4-wheel dollies, tool bags and shrink wrap).
Sarge’s Moving Loading & Unloading Services
Our loading specialists are highly experienced so you can rest assured that the truck will be loaded properly. Heavier boxes are stacked on bottom, lighter boxes and fragile boxes on the top, and finally the furniture is stacked evenly. This ensures a safe, smooth trip and unload at your destination.
Sarge’s unloading teams are experienced with the unloading process so that your truck is unloaded in a safe and proficient manner. We will transition all of your belonging into your new home by putting down threshold protectors to maintain a safe and clean walkway as we enter and leave your home. We will be sure to get each box that is labeled into the corresponding room so your unpacking is as smooth as your move in.
Average Cost Estimate
Our typical charge is per loader/unloader per hour. We have designed a basic chart to tell you how long it takes to perform a job. Some clients may only need help loading/unloading the larger items, and so they may book two loader/unloaders for 2 hours. We bill for the time we work, so if you think you need loaders/unloaders for 4 hours but it only takes us 3 hours to complete the job, you will only be billed for 3 hours!
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Loading and Unloading Moving Services in The Bryan / College Station area.
Sarge’s Moving Services strives to exceed our clients’ loading and unloading expectations and needs. Contact us today!
Sarge’s Moving Services provides professional moving services for Interior Designer clients across the Bryan / College Station area. At Sarge’s Moving Services we recognized that the Interior Designers we worked with needed a reliable local company in Bryan / College Station to receive, inspect,store, and professionally deliver the furniture, fixtures, rugs, and other items that they ordered for their clients.
How We Can Help
Interior Designer clients have found that it saves time and is more cost effective to have us receive and unload their orders. We are able to fully inspect each piece before taking possession and accept or reject based on condition. Our receiving team will then document and communicate any damage or issues with the order directly to the Designer-preventing their clients from having to deal with these issues.
Our teams are able to deliver on a piece-by-piece basis but we also offer storage options. Clients whose items are ordered from separate vendors and arrive over the course of days enjoy this option because it keeps the clutter out of their offices and helps keep the project better organized. Once everything has arrived, we can then deliver all of the pieces at once. This offers an opportunity for the Designer to be present and instruct us on set up.
Sarge’s Moving Services receives deliveries at our warehouse at 6240 Fourwinds Dr Unit U in Bryan. Our warehouse allows us to safely unload, inspect and store all items. This location also offers delivery trucks a wider entrance, more efficient unloading areas and a complete truck turn around.
Sarge’s Moving Services strives to exceed our interior designer clients’ individual needs. Contact us today!
Sarge’s Moving Services also provides professional senior transitions services across the Bryan/College Station area and the surrounding areas. As a moving company, we specialize in assisting Senior Citizens with their transitions into active adult living centers, retirement villages and assisted care facilities. We understand the stresses that can be involved with transitioning into a smaller, more manageable apartment or senior community.
How We Can Help with Senior Transitions
Sarge’s entire Senior Transition staff of movers works tirelessly with quiet, confident proficiency to ensure a successful and smooth move for all our clients. We have learned that many times the key to a successful transition for our senior clients is showing them how much we truly enjoy assisting them with their move. Sarge’s Moving demonstrates to our clients that we not only work hard, we have an effective moving plan and positive energy that makes their move a more enjoyable process for them as well. The smiles on our faces while we work usually have a way of keeping a smile on our clients face, too!
Our estimators detail our entire moving process well in advance before each move in writing and through face-to-face, sit-down meetings to ensure all of our clients’ questions are answered before moving day. We can also work closely with any family members that may be involved with the move to ensure the transition goes as smooth as possible. Our trusted packing and unpacking teams can assist with just a few items or help with the entire packing, labeling and or downsizing process. We take the utmost care when handling the years of memories each client has in their home—proper materials are used to pack and label boxes of pictures, dishes, silverware, antiques or any other items that are to be boxed, moved or even given to family members.
On the day of the move, many clients are surprised by not only how safely, quickly and effectively Sarge’s Moving expedites the move process, but the way in which each one our staff is dressed professionally and carry themselves as specialists. We operate as a team to make sure the transition to your new home is the best moving experience possible.
Sarge’s Moving Services strives to exceed our senior clients’ transitioning expectations and needs. Contact us today with the link below to get started on your next move!
Sarge’s Moving Services also provides professional apartment moving services for clients moving into an apartment across the Bryan/College Station area. We know that moving to a new apartment can be challenging, especially if you are moving to another city or from a large house into a smaller apartment. Sarge’s can provide help to assess whether everything will fit into your new apartment or whether you will need to downsize. Additionally, we can assist with storage and organizing your new apartment to make this move as simple for you as possible.
We can assist you in planning:
- How to move each item to fit your new floor plan
- Disassembling furniture prior to moving
- Reassembling your furniture at your new apartment
- Hooking up your refrigerator or washer/dryer.
How We Can Help with Apartment Moving Services
Apartment moving can be difficult and stressful, particularly if you are trying to move up or down stairs by yourself. Sarge’s has professional movers that perform this kind of work every day safely and effectively. Our method of blanketing and wrapping all your furniture will help protect it from any dings and scratches in transit. That way, you can focus on the more important aspects of your move.
Our professional apartment moving services for the Bryan/College Station area will satisfy all your apartment moving needs with the utmost respect and care. Let us handle all the details of getting you into your new apartment, whether it be local or long distance. Sit back and relax while Sarge’s Moving Services professional staff of movers and specialists do all the work. You can rest assured knowing the job will get done correctly!
Sarge’s Moving Services strives to exceed our clients’ apartment moving expectations and needs. Contact us today!