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No matter the size of your move, our professionally trained moving teams offer the best packing services around.
If you dread packing, you’re not alone. Packing is one of the most time-consuming aspects of moving, and it’s also one of the most important. Do it wrong, and you could have a disaster. Fortunately, the professionals at Mozart Moving are not only Boston’s top moving company, they are specially trained in proper packing techniques as well.
Fully insured and bonded, you can rest assured that all your items and furniture will be properly packed, loaded, delivered, unloaded, unpacked, and even put in their proper place for you. Or if you need items packed but not moved, we can do that as well. We’re happy to provide you with top-notch, customizable packing experience from start to finish.
Properly packing your items takes some time and expertise. The good news is our team at Mozart Moving is expertly trained to safely pack and unpack even your most delicate items. Our Boston-based packing experts use proven techniques to ensure that your belongings are kept safe before, during, and after your move. We understand that time is money, so our team is trained to pack and unpack carefully and efficiently, protecting your items and your valuable time.
Our flexible packing services allow you to choose how little or how much you want us to pack for you — whether it’s everything in your house or office, only the fragile items, or somewhere in between. Even if you only need items packed but not moved, we are happy to help. We guarantee your items will not get dirty or damaged during the process.
Let us know where and when you are moving, or if you only need items packed.
Provide us with an inventory list of all the items you need packaged.
Receive a flat rate. Our prices are provided with your specific needs in mind.
We’ll take great care of your furniture and valuables
Each of your items is considered fragile, and we’ll treat them like they were our own
Your belongings will always be safely packed and inventoried
We guarantee your items will not get dirty or damaged during our packing services
We’ll arrive early and we’ll stay until the job is completed to your satisfaction
When considering when it’s smarter to pack your items yourself or hire Mozart Moving’s professionally-trained packing team, remember that doing it yourself is not free. While packing items yourself may seem like it saves money, you need to weigh how much time and effort you will spend doing it yourself.
Even if you choose to do some of the packing on your own, consider having Mozart Movers professionally pack your most valuable or fragile items to ensure they stay safe and sound until they are placed in their new home or office. Mozart Movers usually recommends letting our team wrap and pad your furniture and major appliances, as well as any items that need to be disassembled and/or crated.
If you choose to do some or all of the packing on your own, make sure you have almost everything ready to go when our movers arrive. You should only leave things you need the night before and the day of the move to pack at the last minute.
Professional moving cartons come in a variety of sizes and designs. Here are some of our recommendations:
Start by packing the items that you don’t regularly use, then work your way towards the ones you use often. The week before your move, begin packing everything except a few dishes, pots or pans, and drinkware. You may want to switch to paper plates right before your move.
It’s also a good time to start using up all the food that’s in your fridge or cabinets. Before moving day, you will need get rid of perishable food unless you plan to carry it yourself. Pack up boxed or canned goods in small containers, but only items that have not yet been opened. Wrap glass jars in paper.
These fragile items must be carefully wrapped individually in paper, then ideally placed in dish pack cartons. (Place extra cushioning along the bottom of the carton.) These can come with dividers that help add extra cushioning. Be sure to mark the crates as fragile. China and crystal items may need to go on your “high value” inventory form.
For plates and platters, place each plate in the middle of a sheet(s) of paper or bubble wrap and bring the corners to the center, then tape. Flip over and do the same on the other side if needed. After wrapping each piece individually, you can bundle up to 3 plates of the same size together, wrapping with paper and securing with tape.
Plates and platters should be loaded vertically on their edges, with dividers in between. Be sure to include extra cushioning on the bottom, then place dividers between items. Larger plates and platters work well as the lowest level of your dish pack. Smaller plates, saucers, and shallow bowls should be wrapped the same way, then used to make up the second row in dish pack.
Hollow ware, which includes things like bowls and serving dishes, should be wrapped as you would fragile items then packed in crates like china. Depending on their size and weight, they may need to be placed as the bottom layer or second layer in your dish pack. After individually wrapping each piece, you can bundle or nest a few bowls together, then place them either upside down or on their rims. For bowls with lids, wrap the lid in newspaper, then turn them upside down on top of the bowl and wrap the lid and bowl together in paper. Place upright in the carton.
Cups and glasses should be rolled in 2 to 3 sheets of paper, starting from a corner of the sheet, folding the sides while you roll, tuck, and tape. Place cups and glasses upside down on an upper layer of the crate (i.e., toward the top, not the bottom). Make sure all cup handles face the same direction. Cover the layer with wadded paper.
Fill in any gaps with crushed paper, then add another 2 to 3 inches of wadded paper along the top.
Any Silver items you have should be protected from tarnishing, which requires completely wrapping in paper or plastic wrap.
Flatware can be wrapped up individually or as sets using paper, plastic wrap, or small boxes, then fastening with tape. If they are in a chest, you may still want to individually wrap the pieces, or at least fill in the voids with crumpled paper to help prevent shifting. Then wrap the chest in something like a large towel for protection.
Pots and pans should be wrapped and placed in medium-sized cartons contained similar items.
These are more difficult than some other areas because they are often filled with odd-shaped, heavy, and sharp items, as well as items that can’t be shipped, like fertilizers or oil/gas.
Small appliances can be individually wrapped in paper and packed in a carton. Remove cords and label when possible; otherwise, wrap cords so they don’t get tangled or damaged. Water should be removed from irons. Cushion the container with wadded paper.
Large Appliances need to be clean and dry. Clean up grease from stovetops, and dry out freezers and refrigerators. Here are a few specifics:
Consult with your Moving Professional on the packing of exceptionally fragile items. Items with values exceeding $100 per pound need to be listed on your “High Value Inventory” form to receive proper valuation coverage. If an item is extremely valuable as well as delicate, it might be wise to have it packed for you. Special materials might be needed for maximum protection.
The following are items that cannot be transported by a moving company, either by law or by company policy
We also do not recommend having your moving company move items that are sentimental or of personal importance. These include things like cash, photographs, important documents, furs, collections (e.g., stamps or coins), or expensive jewelry.
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