Moving Tips

Preparation is very important with any move. One of our main goals at Crown Mountain Mover’s is to save you as much money as possible with the best possible service. All of these tips will ensure an easy, stress free move.

Packing Well Saves Time and Money

For the quickest move possible it is best to pack everything well. It will save the movers time and will save you money guaranteed. The number one basic rule for moving: if it can go in a box, put it in one. It makes packing the truck 10 times easier and faster for your movers. At Crown Mountain Mover’s we offer a full service of packing, shipping and then unpacking of all goods. Absolute satisfaction of all your needs and requirements in the moving industry is our ultimate goal.

Wrap and Bundle Kitchen Items

By far the most delicate and time consuming area to pack is the kitchen. Be sure you wrap all glassware and porcelain materials in wrapping paper. If you are packing pots and pans with dishes, make sure they have at least 1 piece of packing paper between them. If you have a bundle of steak knives or any sharp utensil’s, double rap them with an extra ball of paper at the sharp end. This will ensure they don’t come loose and scratch any other items inside the box.

Fill Up Wardrobe Boxes

Wardrobe boxes can be handy for many items besides your clothing on hangers. Filling the bottom with quilts, comforters, blankets and the like, will save you the headache of packing them in separate boxes and will reduce the cost of materials.

Tape All of Your Boxes

Taping every box will ensure security for all boxed items. Part of being a mover is to spot all boxes that do not have taped bottoms because they are prone to opening. All of our movers are prepared to tape up any box that is not secured. Again, this takes time and time is money. Try to make sure all boxes packed have closed secured, tops and if there is something inside that is fragile, mark the box.

Label All Boxes

For your own ease it is important to mark all your boxes by room, fragility, and possibly by name of the owner. At Crown Mountain Mover’s we strive for excellence in the moving industry, and we will move all of your boxes to each room if they are marked, or if you can identify them on the way in the door! Labeling boxes is the most efficient and cost saving way to move. Most people have one or two boxes that they want to take in their car. These boxes may contain personal documents, wallets, car keys, cosmetics, maps or realtor info. Most people need to do one last clean of their home once they leave, so put all of your cleaning supplies with these boxes, and mark them to ensure you have all items needed during the transition to your new home.

Order Extra Supplies

Estimating the amount of supplies you need is not easy and inevitably you will almost always need more. Order extra boxes and tape, and any supplies that are unused can be returned by our movers with no charge to you. You can also rent boxes from us for 50% off the regular price. We have a return policy with boxes that were used. If you move frequently, keep your boxes because you will use them again. If you are planning on staying in one location for an extended period you can return any boxes without major damage for half the price back you paid.

Check for Elevators

If there is an elevator at the place you are moving from, or the place you are moving to, it is important to ask the landlord to arrange a key for the movers to lock off the elevator, as well as padding inside the elevator to ensure no damage to the elevator.