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Packing Items Common to Many Households

This page details specific methods for packing items that are common to many households. The following items, because of their exceptional and inherent value, will not be accepted for transport or be covered by insurance. If it is imperative that these items be moved, it is highly recommended that an appraisal is done on these items before shipment, and then transported by a security company or courier.

a. Jewelry, Precious Stones

b. Coin Collections, Currency, Stamp Collections

c. Deeds, Notes, Wills, Stocks, Securities, Bonds

The methods for packing your dishware, cups, stemware and glassware are often applicable to many other household items. Here are more tips for packing your household goods:

Barbeque Grills and Propane Tanks — Wrap grates and briquettes separately in newspaper (or place all briquettes in a grocery bag) and pack securely in a carton. Jay’s won’t transport propane tanks.

Bedding — Pack your pillowcases, sheets, linens, and towels in clean, medium-sized, cartons, and blankets, quilts and comforters in larger cartons. Most beds will be disassembled, placed in special mattress bags, and reassembled by Jay’s. You can help protect your mattresses by covering them with old sheets or mattress covers.

Books — Pack on edge in small, 1.5-cube cartons. Alternate bindings; however, don't overload cartons. (Remember — try to limit individual carton weight to 50 pounds.)

Clocks — Remove or secure the pendulum in large clocks. Grandfather clocks should be prepared for moving by an expert serviceman.

Clothing — Hang your clothing in wardrobe cartons that are available from Jay’s Moving, neatly fold and pack your other clothing in clean moving boxes.

Drapes and Curtains — Hang your drapes and curtains over the crossbars in wardrobe cartons or fold and pack them in clean cartons.

Flammables and Combustibles — Flammable liquids and aerosol cans must not be packed. Changes in temperature and pressure can cause them to leak or even explode. For your own protection, please understand that if you pack these items and they cause damage to your shipment or others, you — not your carrier — will be held liable.

Lamps and Lampshades — Remove the bulbs, harps and shades from your lamps and roll up the cord. Pack your lamps with bedding or wrap separately and place upright in a clean, tissue-lined carton. Wrap the lampshades in tissue and place them upright in large, tissue-lined cartons. Wrap the removed parts and tape them to the inside wall of the carton containing the shade.

Medicines —Jay’s recommends that you carry all medications with you.

Mirrors, Paintings and Pictures — Show your Jay’s consultant which valuable paintings require special care. Wrap your small mirrors, pictures, paintings and frames in unprinted paper (available from Jay’s) and place them on edge in cartons or mirror cartons. Never place printed newspaper directly against paintings.

Packing Mirrors, Paintings & Pictures

Rugs — Leave your large rugs to be rolled up by the movers.

Tools and Lawn Equipment — Drain the oil and fuel from your power tools (do not ship flammables under any circumstances). Pack your hand tools in small, strong cartons. Wrap them separately if valuable.

For further information on packing specific items please read:

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With these specialized tips you are now ready to begin packing items common to many households. Or you can request that Jay’s Moving Saskatchewan do some or all of the packing for you. We’re happy to help!

My mom has mentioned a couple of times that she wants to tell you she was very impressed with your movers.  I'm sure if she sees you, she will mention it to you personally, but I know she was very happy with how it went.

As you know, moving can be a stressful event, but Jay's certainly stepped up to the plate and alleviated that stress for my mom and I am personally grateful for the professionalism and politeness your movers extended to my mom.

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