Packing Services

Ann’s Family Moving will wrap  your items securely in clean, protective pads to prevent scratches and other incidental damage.  It’s all part of our standard moving service, at no extra cost.

For an even more relaxed moving day, we can professionally pack and secure your goods in boxes with proper protective material, as a separate, paid service (details below).

Ann’s Family Moving Packing & Crating Services

To protect your valuables, we offer professional packing and crating services at a reasonable price.  Here are the details:

Packing means placing loose items in boxes – for example, dishes, clothes, towels, linens, bathroom items, etc.

Packing is a skilled activity. Dishes should be packed upright and wrapped in layers of tissue or newsprint. There should be packing material between items. The sides of the boxes should also be layered with packing material such as newsprint. Professional packing can ensure that your fine items will arrive intact.

To save money, you can pack non-breakable items such as clothes, towels, and linens yourself, and leave fragile items for the packing crew (e.g., dishes, china, and pictures, etc.).

Blanketing and padding, on the other hand, are part of standard service in the moving industry. This service is performed for furniture and is not charged for — it is included.

Packing does not mean simply wrapping your furniture in blankets! Some unscrupulous moving companies charge extra for anything they do with boxes, tape and blankets. Reputable moving companies do not charge for blanket wrapping, but include it is part of your move. Make sure you find out what the company means by “packing.”

Crating means building a wooden crate to protect delicate items such as marble, pictures, and chandeliers. Crating is part of packing, as needed.

Small sections of marble may not need crating because marble has inherent strength. Larger pieces will need crating, however, because they are more brittle and susceptible to breaking. The same applies to glass.

Our movers are expert at packing and crating. You should know that when you buy coverage on your move, packing and crating is covered, and the mover assumes liability for the pieces. When packing and crating are done by someone other than the mover, the question of who is liable becomes unclear. Make sure to ask us about our packing and crating policies and services.

Call today to discuss your packing and crating needs

Call today: 323-981-6800. We’re happy to help. Let us provide you with a free quote for your local move, with or without our professional packing services.

Don’t let “packing” get redefined!
You may have heard horror stories about scam movers who add hundreds of dollars to moving costs for bogus “packing” services. Packing means placing items in boxes with packing materials and securing the items in the box so that they are protected. Proper packing helps ensure that your items will arrive in perfect condition. This requires skill and is a valuable, charged-for service.

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