Please feel free to read this with your best Tony Soprano impression playing in your head: “Trust us, we got a nice package for you.”
(We’re giggling. Occasionally, our mental age is 12 or 14, tops.)
Fact is, we offer packing services in two packages, basic and deluxe. Here are the deets on each:
If you get weirded out by the thought of strangers going through your underwear drawer, this is what you want. We handle the big stuff: TVs, beds, mirrors, tables, cabinets, entertainment centers — basically anything heavy and breakable. We’ll protect it and put it where it needs to go.
This covers the personal effects, too, but don’t worry. All our employees have seen underwear before, and some of us even wear it. (On moving day, don’t try to guess which. That’s rude.)
Included are the necessary packing supplies for everything you want us to handle, from your framed vintage Farrah Fawcett poster to your Star Wars figurines to your grandmother’s China that you moved to the attic so you could display your Star Wars figurines in her China cabinet.
Honestly, we’re not underwear obsessed. Still, not everyone wants us setting up shop in their business district, so to speak. If you prefer not to hire a packing service for moving house, here are some tips:
- Plan! Write down what you want to go where. Pack accordingly, labelling boxes by the rooms in your new place. Stage boxes so the most important items go on the truck last (and come off first).
- Use t-shirts! T-shirts and towels, along with newspaper and paper towels, are great for protecting easily damaged items. While we price our packing supplies reasonably, they ain’t free.
- Know Your Boxes! All boxes are not created equal. Look for stemware and dishware dividers, put heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in larger boxes and consider adding a weight warning on boxes that require potentially herniating hefts.
- Wrap! Breakable items (dishware, glasses, etc.) should be individually wrapped. Lampshades should be stuffed with paper and then wrapped. Fill extra air space at the top of boxes with more crumpled paper for stabilization.
- Tape! If we’re moving your boxes, they have to be shut and sealed. Wouldn’t want everyone to see your underwear. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing. In which case, officially speaking, we can’t condone that sort of behavior. But, unofficially, we’re not not into it.)