SOME TIPS FROM THE PROS
A LOW COST & EASY WAY TO PROTECT YOUR GOODS FROM BREAKAGE, DUST, DIRT, STAINS& WATER DAMAGE
Although getting the right Moving Boxes is a key ingredient to a hassle-free move, there are other moving supplies that can make or “break” your move and protect your goods against dust, dirt, stains and water damage.
Packing supplies are an important part of making sure that those smaller items get to your new destination in one piece; newsprint, bubble wrap for breakable pieces, furniture pads, stretch wrap, mattress covers, sofa covers, labels, box markers, and packing tape.
Here’s a more detailed look at what Major Move recommends to make sure your valuables are protected;
MATTRESS BAGS&FURNITURE COVERS
Mattress Bags are usually made of a low slip plastic with vent holes. Mattress bags and furniture covers keep your mattress free of dirt, dust or water damage. It’s amazing how dust can settle deep into mattress or furniture fibers during a move or while in storage. For allergy sufferers, or for anyone sensitive to dust, mattress bags and plastic furniture covers are an absolute must. Mattress Bags are also great at protecting large pictures and mirrors.
Mattresses are heavy items to move and If you’ve ever tried moving a mattress and box spring before you have probably stood it on end and dragged it across the floor. This is typical. With a good quality mattress bag on your mattress, you can lift the mattress by grabbing hold of the plastic and there are no worries about dragging the mattress across the floor – there’s no damage to the mattress or the floor.
The other thing to keep in mind is that most moving or rental trucks are probably not kept that clean and that means a lot of dirt, dust and bugs can be transferred from the floor of the truck to your belongings. Using a mattress bag and furniture covers will ensure that your mattress and box spring along with your furniture is kept clean throughout the move.
Major Move offers the following Protective Covers:
|Queen/Full/Single||61″(width) x 15″ (depth) x 90″ (length)||2 Mils||For pillow top mattresses|
|King||76″(width) x 15″ (depth) x 90″ (length)||2 Mils||For pillow top mattresses|
|Queen/Full/Single||61″(width) x 15″ (depth) x 90″ (length)||2 Mils|
|Chair||76″ (width) x 46″ (length)||2 Mils|
|Sofa||45″ (width) x 142″ (length)||2 Mils|
|Picture||30″(width) x 48″ (length))||4 Mils|
While your everyday clothes may stand-up to the rigors of a move, your formal and valuable clothes may not be “well-suited” for the test. Plastic garment bags are an excellent low-cost way to shield your clothes from the dust and dirt that they can take-on through a move.
|Short – (shirts, blouses, pants)||76″ (width) x 46″ (length)||2 Mils|
|Long – (Dresses, coats)||45″ (width) x 142″ (length)||2 Mils|
Stretch wrap is a plastic film that wraps around your belongings and protects against shifting during storage and transportation. It is also effective at protecting products from breakage, dirt, dust, water damage and furniture scratches.
Major Move carries two sizes of stretch wrap:
|Short with Mini Handle||5″ (width) x 250’ft (length)||1.8 Mils|
|Long – (Dresses, coats)||12″ (width) x 1450′ (length)||1.8 Mils|