Professional Moving Tips from CrossRoads Moving in Colorado Springs, Colorado
To ensure that your move is as stress free as possible, follow some of these tips:
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Make sure all your boxes are taped shut & flat so they can be stacked easier.
Mark your boxes with different colored tape to contrast with the room it goes to. As an example, use blue tape or marker for all of the boxes that go into the main bedroom, red tape or marker for the kitchen.
Valuables such as jewelry, sensitive documents, collectibles should be moved by you to the new location.
Our insurance company does not allow us to transport items like fire extinguishers, cleaning bottles, propane tanks, firearms, and ammunition. These items should be transported by you.
It's ok to leave your dresser drawers in, but be sure to remove any breakables or valuables. Cover the top of the drawers with a bath towel folded in half and tucked around the edges in order to prevent shifting.
Towels & linens can be used for dishes and glassware. It's best to set the dishes on their edges as this will help to prevent the dishes from breaking.
To protect your clothes, use large garbage bags. Poke a small hole in the center of the bottom of the bag to fit the hangers through.
When disconnecting your washing machine, dryer, & dishwasher, make sure you know how to reconnect them. Also be sure to drain the hoses on your washing machine and dishwasher.
Be sure not to store any items in your appliances.
Remove food and glass shelving from your refrigerator, and wrap glass shelving in paper. The same goes for any freezer food.
Take light bulbs out of lamps. Most of the new bulbs have mercury in them, which is hazardous to your health.
Take your lamp shades in your car. If you box them, they will come out square.
To save time and money, disassemble any desks or bed frames prior to us arriving. And of course, we would be happy to do that for you as well.
Books & heavy items should be packed in small boxes to prevent the boxes from tearing.
Plan ahead of time how you will move your pets and plants.
Don't forget to get all of your pictures and mirrors off of the wall. If you have glass or wood shelves, it's best to remove them and wrap them in paper.