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Moving Supplies

Small Moving Box

Box dimensions: 16-3/8″ x 12-5/8″ x 12-5/8″ (W x L x H), 1.5 cu/ft
Max weight: 65 lbs
Has handles for easy lifting
Part Number: SM

Pillow Top Mattress Bags

KING | QUEEN | FULL | TWIN
For mattresses up to 17″ tall

Medium Moving Box

Box dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 16″ (W x L x H)
Max weight: 65 lbs
Has handles for easy lifting
Part Number: MED

Standard Mattress Bags

KING | QUEEN | FULL | TWIN
Two bags necessary if moving or storing mattress and box spring

Large Moving Box

Box dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 24″ (W x L x H), 4.5 cu/ft
Gross Weight Limit: 65 lbs
Meets UPS and FedEx shipping requirements
Part Number: LG

Enviro-Bubble Roll

Available in small or large bubble size
Dimensions of large bubble size are 100′ x 12″ (L x W)
Dimensions of small bubble size are 150′ x 12″ (L x W)
Part number: BP5

Extra Large Moving Box

Box dimensions: 24″ x 18″ x 24″ (W x L x H), 6 cu/ft
Gross Weight Limit: 65 lbs
Meets UPS and FedEx shipping requirements
Part Number: XLG

Cushion Foam

Includes 125′ cushion foam (12″ wide) perforated every 12″
Foam thickness is 1/8″
Part number: cf12175

Grand Wardrobe Box

Box dimensions: 24″ x 21″ x 48″ (W x L x H)
Gross Weight Limit: 100 lbs
Max bar weight: 150 lbs
Wardrobe bar is included
Part Number: WB

Wrapping Paper

3LB ROLL | 4LB BOX
10LB BOX | 25LB BOX
Wrapping paper is a clean, white newsprint that is acid and ink free

Dish Saver Kit

Kit includes (1) Dishsaver Glass Pack box, a cell-divider unit, (8) 7.25″ x 7.25″ foam pouches, (8) 12.5″ x 12.5″ foam puches, and (16) 9.25″ x 8.25″ foam pouches
Box dimensions:
24-1/8″ x 12″ x 11″ (W x L x H), 1.85 cu/ft
Part number:
DS

Packaging/Mailing Tape – Single Roll

2″ x 55 yards
Part number: 
POLY

Dish Barrel Box

For best protection of glassware, use with the Cell Kit (sold seperately).
Box dimensions:
 18″ x 18″ x 28″ (W x L x H), 5.25 cu/ft
Gross Weight Limit: 120 lbs
Part number:
 DP

Packaging/Mailing Tape w/ Dispenser

Dimensions: 2″ x 55 yards
Meets UPS and U.S postal regulations
Tear and split resistant
Effective in cold or hot temperatures
Part number:
 40001

Glass Pack Kit

Box dimensions: 24-1/8″ x 12″ x 11″ (W x L x H), 1.85 cu/ft
Kit creates 18 cells 4″ x 4″ x 11″
Meets UPS shipping requirements
Part number:
 GP

Carpet Film Protector

100 square feet per roll (24″ x 50 ft)
Works better than a drop cloth – won’t shift or move
Ideal for protecting carpets during a move, parties and painting
Do not use on hardwood or tile floors
Part number:
 40001

Book Box

Perfect for books and other heavy items
Box dimensions: 12″ x 12″ x 12″ (W x L x H), 1.0 cu/ft
Gross Weight Limit: 65 lbs
Part number:
 SB12

5″ Movers Stretch Wrap

Patented dispenser gives total tension control with squeeze of hand
80 gauge thickness
Once stretched, wrap form-fits item
Part number:
 49022

Forearm Forklift

Adjustable straps
Reduces lifting exertion by 66%
2 Straps:
(L) 9.5″ (W) 3″
Supports up to 700 lbs
Part number:
 L749959

Moving Guide

We would like to help make your move easier and less stressful. Here is a guide to help with your move. Organizing and preparing weeks ahead of your move will help.

6-8 Weeks Before Moving:

This is a great time to begin the details of your move.

  • Make a list of items you plan on moving and items you wish to take to storage. Make a list of items to be handled by a mover (if you plan on using one) and those you will handle yourself. Get rid of items you don’t need – have a garage sale, give items to friends, donate items to local charities.
  • If you need help packing, loading or even driving, research and select a local moving helper from www.movinghelp.com.
  • Many moving expenses are tax deductible, so maintain a file with important information and receipts for moving related expenses.
  • If moving to a new community, its great to find out about schouls, parks, recreation, and community programs prior to your arrival. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce and/or Visitor’s Bureau.
  • Prepare to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance through your insurance agent.
  • Place all your medical records in a safe place. Do not forget prescriptions, vaccination records and other important information.

 

4-5 Weeks Before Moving:

  • If you are planning to do some part of the packing, start cullecting moving and packing supplies. These can be purchased from online and shipped directly to you or picked up at a convenient U-Haul location.
  • Contact the post office and fill out a US postal change of address form and provide your new address to your telephone company, trash company, cable / satellite, water, electric company, internet provider, insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, clubs, local government agencies and any other utility companies.
  • Register your children in their new schouls. It would be a good idea to involve kids in the moving process. They can help pack their toys and items from their room.
  • Contact utility companies – electricity, gas, phone and others for disconnection after your scheduled move out. And call ahead to have utilities connected to your new home.
  • If you have pets make arrangements for transportation. Find out if there are specific requirements for pet ownership in your new township. Also obtain the veterinarian records.

 

2-4 Weeks Before Moving:

  • If you have young children, you might want to arrange for a baby-sitter on moving day to ensure they remain safe during the loading process.
  • Remember to return library books and anything you have borrowed. Collect items you have loaned out.
  • You may NOT want to pack your valuables in the moving van, think about taking them with you.
  • Plants – Do you have a safe way to transport your plants? Plants could be given to friends or even a local charity.
  • If you are traveling by car, you may want to get your car serviced prior to departure.
  • Start packing items you don’t currently need. If renting a storage unit, determine which items go to storage and which items go to your new home.
  • Don’t forget anything in basements, attics, and closets. Don’t forget about clearing out safety deposit boxes.
  • Disassemble your computer and backup important computer files. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Dispose of flammable items like fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets and other hazardous items.

 

1 Week Before Moving

  • Make sure your items are labeled: ‘fragile’, ‘load first’, ‘load last’, and ‘do not load’. This is important to ensure the safety of your items. U-Haul sells speciality tape that works perfectly for labeling your boxes.
  • It is important to empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator at least a day before moving.
  • Make plans flexible, make arrangements in case of delays. Confirm travel arrangements and keep items you will need while the rest of your belongings are in transit.
  • Pack a box separately with the things you will need immediately upon arriving at your new home. For example- snacks, disposable plates and cups, bathroom items and trash bags.

 

Moving Out Day

  • Thoroughly check your closets, drawers, shelves, attic, and garage to make sure nothing is left.
  • Turn off all the switches and lock all doors and windows.
  • Be around throughout the loading process. Inspect the premises and see to it that nothing is left behind.
  • There must be someone to direct the Moving Helpers.
  • Be patient if you reach your new home before your mover.

 

Move-In Day And After

While unloading, make sure there is no damage and no item is missing. Make sure utilities are connected. Carry traveler’s checks or cash for quick payments. Plan out placement of major items in your home. If moving to a new state, you will need to renew your driver’s license and revise your will and other legal papers. Locate the hospitals, pulice stations, and fire stations near your new home.

 

Packing tips

  • Use h3 boxes and containers that can be stacked.
  • Fill boxes completely to keep them from cullapsing and damaging belongings.
  • Pack books and heavy items in small boxes for easier lifting.
  • Put the heavy boxes on the bottom and the light ones on top.
  • Purchase special boxes for dishes and fragile items.
  • Label each box on several sides and indicate if it is fragile and what room it should go in.
  • Disassemble furniture for easier moving and storage.
  • Stand sofas on end, if possible.
  • Take advantage of the tops of dressers and the like to stack boxes and other items.
  • Stand mattresses on end and break down bed frames.
  • All stored items should be clean of food stains and particles.
  • Save money and room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing; remember to fill the bottom of the wardrobe box with shoes, pillows, or other light items.
  • Protect furniture with shrink-wrap, blankets, or pads to avoid damage.