November 7

Hold the door for our most recent project! It’s not every day we get called to carry the Iron Throne. However, this goes to show that Alliance Moving & Storage is prepared to help you transport any item, from your office items to your throne. Check out the featured Cubs video of #ForTheThrone.

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June 28

Moving senior citizens, retirees and the elderly is one of our specialty services. Baby-boomers are faced with downsizing themselves, while simultaneously transitioning their parents to one of the many types of senior housing.

1. Start with a floor plan of your new space
A floor plan may be the single most important thing you can have. It will tell you how much furniture you can fit and help you decide where everything will go before you step foot into your new home.

2. Reduce the amount of belongings you have to move
Downsizing can be physically exhausting and emotionally draining. Take some time to sort through your belongings and give special items to friends and family. You can also have a yard sale or donate some items to charity. For certain items you’re not ready to part with but cannot bring to your new place, consider using a storage facility.

3. Begin in areas of the house no longer in use
This strategy will be least disruptive to normal life and will help develop some momentum to carry you through other areas of the home.

4. Have a sorting system
Use colored stickers to identify which items you want to donate, which you want to give to family and which ones you need to keep. Make a list of potential recipients and match up the items, instead of coming up with different recipients as you sort through items one by one.

5. Start with large items and work toward smaller ones
Sorting through large furniture first will create a sense of progress for senior citizens. This will make it easier to sort smaller items later on, as it will be clear what storage will be available in the new home.

6. Block off a certain amount of time for working each day and stick to it
Start and stop your preparations at a certain time. Don’t get sidetracked and you’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish.

7. Focus on one area of the house at a time
Dealing with an entire house can be overwhelming. Break it up into smaller chunks by focusing on one part of a room at a time, then move on to the next.

8. Packing – let the movers take care of it
A professional moving company like, Alliance Moving and Storage to help prepare your dishes, linens and furniture. Hiring such a team will make packing go by faster and your items will be safer as they are moved.

9. Create a move-day suitcase with essentials for the first 24 hours in your new home
Set aside a few outfits, a set of dishes, towels and sheets for your first few days. Include a first aid kit and a flashlight or night light as well. This way, you’ll have what you need at your finger tips instead of having to dive into many different boxes to find what you need.

10. Be patient – with yourself and others
Moving is hard, especially for senior citizens leaving a home they’ve spent decades in with their family.  Remember, it’s okay to be sad about parting with things. However, the goal is not to get rid of everything, but rather to simplify your life. Set aside downtime and reward yourself at various stages in the process.

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June 21

When it comes to spring cleaning, or any cleaning, garage sales are the way to go! You may not sell everything, but it is worth a shot. If you follow these tips below, you can become a garage sales expert!!!

1. Do Buy or Borrow Folding Tables (or Make Some from Sawhorses and Plywood). If you borrow your breakfast table from the kitchen, that’s the one thing every shopper will want to buy –even if it’s clearly marked “not for sale.” They’ll ask about folding tables too, but not as often

2.Location, location, location: If you don’t live on a well-traveled street, or live in a spot with no parking, maybe it’s time to make a deal with a friend or family member in a better spot.

3. Do Group Like Items Together. When you group like items together, the goods look more abundant and makes for a better display. Also, shoppers looking for something specific can find it faster — and they’re more likely to buy multiple pieces.

4. Do Clean the Goods Before Putting Displaying Them. Dusty furniture, sticky glassware, and stinky, stained clothing scream of neglect. Clean, well-tended pieces appear more valuable. Spritz old coats, draperies and curtains, and upholstered furniture with something to get rid of the musty smell if they’ve been in storage. Make antique wood furniture shine with a fresh coax of wax.

5. Don’t Go Overboard Cleaning and Prepping the Merchandise. It’s one thing to polish the copper and wash the dirty clothes, but don’t iron the outgrown onesies or refinish the furniture. You won’t make enough money to recoup the time you invested.

6. Do Display Small Valuable Items Close to the Checkout Area. Keep valuable objects close to the house or at the checkout table so you can keep an eye on them, especially if they’re small or fragile. If you don’t, jewelry and real silver may walk away when you’re not looking. And, delicate ephemera (vintage paper items) may be damaged by shoppers that don’t appreciate its value.

7. Do Place Breakables Out of Children’s Reach. Some shoppers let their children run wild — and those who do will probably refuse to pay for your now-broken collection of carnival glass.

8. Do Display Big Showy Pieces Closest to the Street. Place desirable sale merchandise at the street end of your yard or driveway, especially seasonal items and large pieces (such as furniture). Even if you’re setting up most of the merchandise in the garage, it’s makes the sale look bigger and better — and it gives drive-by browsers a reason to stop.

9. Do Display Adult and Big Kids’ Clothing on Hangers. Hang the clothing on racks and arrange it by size. It looks better, it’s easier to look through, and it’s less likely to end up on the ground.

10. Don’t Place Tables and Clothing Racks Too Close. Don’t place tables and clothing racks so close together that shoppers can’t comfortably get through. Not every shopper is a size two. If space is an issue, you don’t have to cram everything into the garage. Spread out across the driveway and yard. It makes your sale look bigger anyway.

11. Do Display Baby and Small Children’s Clothing on Tables. Fold and stack baby and young kids’ clothing on tables — and arrange it by size and type. It takes up less space than hanging them, and little pieces are easy to straighten and refold.

12. Do Have an Outlet or Extension Cord Handy Customers expect to check electrical items.If you don’t have an outside outlet, run a heavy-duty extension cord from your house or garage. Keep a light bulb on hand for testing lamps too.

13. Don’t Sell Merchandise That’s Damaged Beyond Repair or Recalled. Don’t sell dangerous or destroyed merchandise. The money you’ll make isn’t worth it.

14. Do Remove All Non-Sale Items from The Area. Remove all portable objects from your garage, porch, or yard before the sale. If you don’t, every other shopper will ask for a price on your potted plants and garden hose. If you can’t move it, mark with a sign that says “Not for Sale.” Some will still ask, but not as many.

15. Do Straighten and Rearrange the Tables During Downtime. Yard sales get hectic and shoppers make a mess of the merchandise. When you have a moment, do some straightening before the next wave of shoppers arrive.

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June 20

Alliance Moving & Storage wants you to know that finding the right moving company for your commercial or residential move is essential and it will determine the success of your relocation. A do-it-yourself move is always one option but getting help from a reputable moving company means that you’ll get someone with experience making sure that your move is completed efficiently. If you want confidence in your choice of movers, you’ll need to know exactly what to look for. Here are some helpful tips to help you choose a reputable mover.

1) Research Moving Companies Online

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of moving companies to choose from on the internet. Different movers should be thoroughly researched, but it doesn’t have to take forever to get this done. Use Google search to find multiple movers in your area. Study the movers’ websites to see what types of moving services they offer and in what areas. This will quickly narrow down your options as some movers might not offer the type of moving and storage services you need.

2) Read Moving Company Reviews

You need to be sure to look at review sites. For each potential mover, look at a few review sites before making a final decision. Make sure to look at more than one review for each company you consider and try to find ones that mention the exact services you will need such as local or long distance. Try to find user reviews from people who have used them recently, as these reviews will better reflect the moving company’s recent work.

3) Get an In-Home Estimate

Ask for a detailed, in-home estimate from your movers. The quote should be based on the inventory the movers took during the walk through of your home. Make sure the movers check all areas of your home where there are items that will be moved! An in-home moving estimate, as opposed to an online estimate, will closely reflect the total costs of your move. In-home estimates are often more accurate than quotes that are completed online, but many moving companies offer an online form to fill out on their website, or you can send them photos or videos of everything to be moved, so you can receive a moving quote.

If you are unsure about something on your moving estimate, now’s the time to ask. Don’t wait until your move is complete and the costs are not refundable. Your mover should be able to explain any moving terminology on the quote that you don’t understand so you can have a good idea of what each item covers for your move. Estimates should be free. Most moves can be fully paid for once you’ve finished moving.

4) Ask If There Will Be Any Extra Fees

Tell you mover everything about your move beforehand so they can completely fill you in on the details of your moving costs. Ask if there will be any extra fees for your move based on what you’ve told them. Some moving companies may not tell you about any extra fees that will be applied to your move if you don’t ask. You can expect extra fees for transporting items up a flight of stairs, an elevator, or down the street if the movers must park far away. You can also be charged extra if the movers transfer heavy items such as large furniture and if you choose to use the company’s packing supplies.

5) Review Your Moving Paperwork

Lastly, carefully read through all contracts and documentation from your movers. Don’t sign anything before you read it! You wouldn’t want to be stuck in a moving contract you can’t get out of. It’s important to inspect every detail of any paperwork you sign. Never sign a blank contract, and make sure you clearly understand the conditions of what you’re agreeing to. Get all details of your moving plan and costs in writing so you know exactly what to expect from the moving company on your moving day. Remember, move at your own speed, and don’t submit to any pressure to move faster or do anything else that you do not feel comfortable doing.

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June 19

Even though you’ve taken care of the major details like figuring out how to find a good school district and selecting your new house, it can take a while for you to truly feel at home in your new city zip code. Achieving a level of comfort in your brand new surroundings may seem daunting, but there are practical moving tips that you can put into play that can lessen the fear and anxiety you feel and make you even more excited about this new adventure.

Consider Your Interests:

Put yourself in environments where it’s easier to be social. Think about the things you’re interested in to help you make this transition. For instance, if you’re an avid baker, consider taking a baking class at the local culinary school. If you love to dance, find out if there’s a salsa club in your area. When you arrive, you’ll be surrounded by people with similar interests. This will make you feel less awkward about starting a conversation.


When you’re moving to a new city, one of the best things you can do is find ways to make your community better. After you’ve gotten all your belongings from the movers and you’ve made your home space a little more comfortable, contact community centers to see how you can volunteer. You may want to help out at the local soup kitchen during the holidays or read to children at the nearby library. This is another great way to meet people while doing something that will better the lives of others around you.

Get Community Support:

Find out if there are groups for play dates, so that both you and your kids can start making new friends. If you have a particular hobby, check to see if your new city has a meetup group for people who enjoy it as much as you do. If you have a health condition and want to get additional support in your new hometown, do a little research to see if a group is available. These groups can help to relieve the stress of being the new kid in town, and you may be inspired during meetings as well.

Explore the Area:

Do a little research before moving so that you’ll know which attractions your city has to offer. When you get there, start exploring. Visit a local museum to learn more about the history of the area. Cheer on your new home team at a professional or amateur game. Find the nearest hiking trails and have an outdoor adventure. As you’re discovering everything that the area has to offer, you’re bound to meet people that you and your family have a lot in common with, and you’ll start to feel more at home.

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June 18

Alliance Moving and Storage not only helps households move into their new homes with our superb residential moving services, our relocation specialists also work with commercial business owners on moving their companies into new spaces.

Don’t let your next office move, impact your bottom line. Businesses will experience a fast and efficient move, while ensuring secure and careful handling of files, furniture and fixtures. Alliance Moving & Storage is mindful of your business’ policies and time restrictions to ensure business operations can resume as quickly as possible.

Office Moving:
Alliance specializes in being able to completely deconstruct an office setting and then rebuild it at your new address so that you lose the least amount of business time possible. We have trained professionals to take apart cubicle partitions, desks, and other office furnishings and make sure they are carefully packed and moved to the truck the right way ensuring all of your company’s furniture’s safety. They are then loaded onto our impeccably clean trucks to minimize the damage or dirt that a traditional move can add to your office furniture. Alliance prides themselves on the state of our moving trucks and the fact that all of our workers are trained professionals.

  • Any commercial office move of any type.
  • Disassembly and reassembly of most furniture and equipment.
  • Cubicle partition disassembly/reassembly.
  • Electronics moving included.
  • Professional movers trained in packing and moving your high priced furniture.
  • The cleanest moving trucks available.
  • We can handle large commercial moves nationwide.

We also take special care to properly package all of your electronics because we understand these are often the most expensive items in the office. We make sure they are safe and secure so that when we get to the new space they can be reconnected and up and running in as little time as possible.

Warehouse Moving:
Alliance will help your company with every aspect of the warehouse move including but not limited to:

  • Evaluate all shelving and storage needs before and after the move.
  • Compare the cost of moving the industrial shelving and racks as opposed to buying new ones and installing them at the new plant or factory.
  • Assess the need for temporary storage for while the move is going on.
  • Access to top of the line heavy machinery and craning equipment needed to move expensive industrial property.
  • A professional moving team certified, insured, and full of individuals who passed our screening and background tests.
  • A crew chief coordinating everything making your life easier.
  • We can handle large commercial moves nationwide.

Industrial Moves:
Alliance will help your company with every aspect of the commercial move including but not limited to:
Evaluate all shelving and storage needs before and after the move.
Compare the cost of moving the industrial shelving and racks as opposed to buying new ones and installing them at the new plant or factory.

  • Assess the need for temporary storage for while the move is going on.
  • Access to top of the line heavy machinery and craning equipment needed to move expensive industrial property
  • A professional moving team certified, insured, and full of individuals who passed our screening and background tests.
  • A crew chief coordinating everything making your life easier.
  • We can handle large commercial moves nationwide.

Retail Store Moves:
Alliance will help your company with every aspect of the retail store move including but not limited to:

  • Evaluate all shelving and storage needs before and after the move.
  • Compare the cost of moving the industrial shelving and racks as opposed to buying new ones and installing them at the new plant or factory.
  • Assess the need for temporary storage for while the move is going on.
  • Access to top of the line heavy machinery and craning equipment needed to move expensive industrial property.
  • A professional moving team certified, insured, and full of individuals who passed our screening and background tests.
  • A crew chief coordinating everything making your life easier.
  • We can handle large commercial moves nationwide.

Call Alliance Moving & Storage to schedule a FREE onsite estimate today! (847) 378-4949.

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June 18

There is no doubt that summer is the busiest moving season. But why is it a good time to move? Are there other better times? Are there times in the year when you should not move?

So, why is summer a good time to move?

The Weather

Winter just makes everything harder, when it comes to moving. If you have moved during the winter time, you’ll understand the challenges that come with moving in the cold. Icy walkways, slipping and sliding on the roads, dealing with snow banks when trying to pull up close to the curb, etc. And of course, the freezing hands and feet while lugging item after item to and fro. Moving when the weather is warm and dry is certainly a lot easier and more enjoyable. Good weather also ensures that your stuff won’t get wet, moldy or freeze – that helps when moving antiques or other items that are more sensitive to the weather.

Great Time for Garage Sales

Besides moving season, summer is also garage sale season. It is just a North American thing – people love to go to garage sales in the summer, so it’s the perfect time to host a yard sale. Why not make some money while getting ride of unwanted items? It will surely help with the expensive of moving.

Good Time to Sell Your Home

Summer (and into fall) is also when houses start to sell. Selling and moving are two sides to the same coin. You sell, so you move. Or you decide to move, and so it’s time to sell. However it turns out, the stats are there to prove that houses (and people) move the most during summer.

Kids and School

It’s all about timing. The school year starts in the fall, so if there is moving to be done, you should try to move before the new school year starts. Don’t forget you need to budget time to research good schools ahead of time, so summer is when you want to move to your new location. Also, it is less disruptive to move in the summer when the kids are out of school. Moving in the middle of term is unsettling.

Moving for Work

People find seasonal work in the summer, and some of them may be forced to relocate, if only temporarily. While hiring tends to not happen in the summer as much as other times of the year, people still choose to move during the summer for an upcoming fall move.

Students Moving to College

Summer is also the time when college-age kids move out of home to go to college, perhaps in another state. Even high-school graduates who decide not to go to college, or to take a year off, are also moving out of home in the summer.

With all the reasons for moving in the summer, it is not surprising to find the volume of moving that takes place during this peak season. So don’t forget that if you do have to move during this busy season, to allow for the fact that movers and trucks will be in demand.

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June 15

You’ve just spent a fortune on moving, but that doesn’t mean you want to give up on hosting a housewarming party to celebrate your new home. But is it possible to do it without breaking the bank? You bet it is! If you’re looking for housewarming party ideas on a budget, look no further.

Here are 5 tips for pulling it off:

  1. Use a free site to design your invitations

    In this day and age, there is absolutely no need for paper invitations. Instead, use a free design site ( is a good one) to create beautiful invitations, then send them out. A Facebook event can be equally as effective, as long as the people you plan on inviting are on Facebook.

    And if you haven’t yet told all your friends the big news, an invitation to a housewarming party is a good way to let people know you’ve moved.

  2. Skip the formal dinner

    Housewarming parties are known for being informal, so you don’t need to plana 7-course meal. To plan a housewarming party menu on a budget, there are two main routes you can go when keeping it informal: Potluck/BYOB or super-simple foods.

    If you make the party potluck/BYOB, make it bold on the invitations/Facebook event, and ask everyone to sign up to bring something. You’ll still need to prepare a few dishes, but at least the entire financial burden won’t be on you. If you don’t feel comfortable with a potluck or asking guests to bring their own alcohol, stick with a super-simple menu. Finger foods, dips, and desserts tend to be less expensive than entrees, can be easy to prepare (think chips and salsa—a favorite for everyone!), and they can also be made to look fancy with the right cupcake holders, toothpicks, etc. from the Dollar store. Which brings us to the next point:

  3. The Dollar Store is your best friend

    When planning a housewarming party, there’s absolutely no need to buy brand-name cake platters, plastic goods, decanters, etc. The Dollar Store is any town will undoubtedly contain a trove of party accessories that you can get at the right price.

  4. Forget the decorations

    If you’re looking for housewarming party decor ideas on a budget, we say just forget it. Why?  Because unlike birthday parties or New Year’s parties, a housewarming party is a time to showcase your brand new, gorgeous house, and the walls and furniture are all the decorations you need. People will enjoy seeing the house and what you’ve done with it; they definitely won’t notice a lack of streamers.

  5. Don’t invite the whole neighborhood

    While it may be tempting to invite as many people as you can, it you’re trying to host a housewarming party on a budget it’s better to limit your guest list to close friends, family, and people who you don’t know so well but feel like they have potential to become good friends. You don’t need to invite your mailman or all the parents of the PTA. Just invite those you feel close to or that you’d like to get to know better.

Is a Housewarming Party worth the effort?

Planning a housewarming party on a budget means you need to be pretty resourceful and creative, and though it may take some time and thought, the results can certainly be worth it! When the planning gets tough, just keep in mind that a housewarming party is a great way to celebrate your move, and it will also hopefully be the beginning of many new and fulfilling friendships in your new home.

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June 14

Because of the stresses, long list of responsibilities and fatigue that we, as parents, go through when planning for and going through a move, we can easily overlook what our children might be going through.

Here is a list of important things to consider to help make this transition as stress-free as possible for your school-aged children.

Social / Emotional Considerations

Any kind of change can be particularly scary to children, and it is normal for school-aged children to magnify in their minds anything that is even slightly fear-producing. Children are often impacted even more than their parents by a move — even though they may not express or overtly show their level of stress or worries on the outside.

Some of the worries and emotions your children could experience during a move include the following:

  • A sense of insecurity and fear about making friends or being accepted or liked at the new school.
  • Academic worries related to switching teachers and schools and encountering new curricula and standards.
  • A sense of loss over leaving current friends, teachers and even their current home and neighborhood.
  • Additional apprehension should the move be associated with life-changing events such as divorce, change-of-job for a parent and financial changes in the family.
  • More often than adults, children will mask their fears, concerns, anxiety or even depression, sometimes because they themselves are not aware of their underlying emotions or do not want to burden their parents.

What can you do as a parent to help ensure that your children go through the move with as little stress as possible?

Be aware of just how much the move could be affecting your children and encourage them to talk about their feelings and concerns. Do this in a calm, nurturing environment. Maybe plan a “special” dinner with their favorite foods and lead a family discussion Share with them one of your concerns or worries.

But then you tell them how you worked all this out. This will give you the opportunity to draw out their feelings and then help them through their concerns. They will often be tremendously relieved.

You can make the move fun and give them a sense of control by allowing them to do some planning with you. For example, you can go online together to check out the location of the library closest to your new home, or the closest bicycle shop or specialty stores they like, or investigate the local parks with classes or sports they may want to enroll in. Then you can make a point of putting on your moving calendar a special time that you can go over with your children. If you let your children feel that they are a part of the moving process, they will also feel more a sense of excitement over the experience.

You can take them to the new house or show them pictures of the new house and invite them to participate in the decorating process. Ask them what color paint they would most like for their new bedroom. Offer to buy them a new comforter, and together make some exciting plans for what the new house, and their new bedroom, will look like.

Create additional moments of family bonding during the time of the move. As tired as the grown-ups might be, try to sneak in a family game night just before or after the move, go out to the movies, turn the moving boxes into a fort, or turn the packing process into some sort of game. It’s good for them to associate the moving process with something happy.

Practical Considerations

Be sure that you have done all the preparatory work necessary to ensure that your children make as seamless a transition into their new schools as possible. If appropriate, find out the summer reading or summer homework for the new school. Speak to your children’s current teachers to determine if there is any information that would be important to impart to your children’s new teachers about their strengths, needs or preferences.

Speak with the new school and, if possible, the new teachers to determine if your children will need to do any catch-up work so that they are on par with the other children. If necessary, provide them with whatever tutoring or help they need, so that they can be optimally successful and happy at the new school.

Do everything you can to ensure that your children will be able to make friends quickly. Look into enrolling them in local after school classes or leagues. Try to meet the parents of your children’s new classmates and set up after school play dates.

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June 13

Of all the things that could get damaged when moving, electronics is high on the list and certainly can cause you the most inconvenience, especially if you rely on your laptop, for example, to work from home. And the kids will be none too impressed if their gaming console is damaged during your home move!

Knowing how to protect, and how to pack electronics for shipping during your home move whether across town or out of state, is a useful home moving skill to have.

So in this post, we will offer you sound advice on how to pack electronics when moving home.

6 Easy Steps for Packing Electronics for Moving

  • #1 Back Up All Your Electronic Files – Make a copy of any files that you cannot run the risk of losing. Use memory sticks, external data storage, email or internet based secure data storage facilities to keep all your precious files safe. Back them up to two different locations to be sure that they are safe.
  • #2 Label all the cables and corresponding connections – Color coding the cables and the terminals they connect into with small labels will ensure that you know exactly what goes where. An additional label detailing which device the cables belong to is also advisable. So, you should end up with a colored label at each end of the cable, color-coded with the connectors, and a label stating which device the cable belongs to.
  • #3 Remove ink cartridges from printers, any batteries, disconnect cables, and bag each components connections together – After labeling all your cables, disconnect them, wrap and then secure with elastic bands or food bag ties to prevent those inevitable tangles. Bag the cables all together so that you know exactly where everything is, but pack them with their respective device so that they do not get mixed up. They can they be safely packed into the moving boxes. Ensure that when in the box they cannot move around and damage the device they are packed with.
  • #4 Pack devices into manufacturers’ original packing boxes if available – This is the safest way to transport your precious electronics, especially if you have retained the foam protectors that your items were encased in when new.
  • #5 Assemble packing materials if you do not have the original packing. You will need three-ply cardboard boxes as they are the sturdiest, anti-static bubble wrap, wrapping papers, and sealing tape and marker pens. Have plenty of blankets or paper that you can use to fill any spaces in the packing boxes to stop any movement of the contents whilst they are being moved.

Home Moving Packing Tips for Electronics

The best way to pack electronics for moving is to hire the services of a professional packing and removal company as they will have the skills and correct packaging materials to ensure that your electronics remain safe, but should you decide to pack your precious electronics yourself here are our top packing tips.

  • Prior to packing electronics for travel photograph their condition, make a note of the manufacturer, model number, and any serial numbers. Then produce an electronics packing list so that in the event that you need to make an insurance claim at a later date you will be able to provide all the information the insurance company may require.
  • Having labeled and disconnected all the cables, wind the cables so that they do not become a tangled mess and secure in place with a tie such as an elastic band, zip tie or food bag ties.
  • Do not place bubble wrap or newspaper directly onto the screens of your electronics as this can damage the screen. Instead cut a piece of card the same size as the screen.
  • Wrap the device in soft paper or a blanket. Securely tape so that the protection cannot move whilst being handled.
  • Place the cardboard protector that you earlier cut out, over the screen and secure in place with tape.
  • Cover the entire thing in bubble wrap or thick blankets and secure again with tape.
  • Use 3 ply cardboard boxes to transport your delicate electronics and these offer the best protection for transit and stacking.
  • Pad the bottom of the box with a blanket, clothing or bubble wrap which will absorb any impacts when the item is placed on the floor.
  • Place the item in the box. Do not stack multiple items on top of each other without an additional layer of protection such as more padding, always ensuring that heavier items are packed in the box first. It is highly recommended though that you pack only one electronic item per box.
  • Ensure that the contents of the box cannot move about in transit by filling any gaps with bubble wrap, linens, or newspaper.
  • Another layer of padding should be placed on top of the items before securely sealing the box. Seal the box lengthways and from side to side for additional safety.
  • Finally clearly label the box as ‘Fragile – Handle With Care – This Way Up’. Ensure you label which room the box is to go into to make it easier for the movers.
  • Clearly identify which side of the box the screen is so the movers can take extra care to prevent damage to the screen.
  • It is not advisable, for security reasons, to mark on the box that it contains valuable electronic equipment.
  • If you are expecting rain on moving day, securely wrap the box in plastic such as bin liners, to keep the box and contents dry. Remember to attach the box labels on the outside of the plastic wrapper as well as on the boxes themselves, so that in the unlikely event that the plastic gets torn off your boxes, they are still well labeled.
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