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Professional Movers • Moving & Storage • Truck Rental in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Residential or Commercial Moving • Local and Long Distance • Skilled Relocation Specialists • Modern Equipment • Packing Solutions • Truck Rental • Storage

 

(616) 656-9205

 

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We sell Packing Materials such as:

  • Standard Boxes in many sizes
  • Specialty Boxes for books, dishes, mirrors, electronics, even flat-screen TVs
  • Wardrobe and clothing boxes
  • Paper and cushion wrapping
  • Tape and supplies
  • Hand Truck & Dolly rental

 

Packing Tips

If you do your own packing: 

  • Label all cartons with their basic contents and designated room.
  • Seal each carton securely with packing tape and make sure items are well padded.
  • Pack lamp shades in separate cartons.
  • Wrap dishes separately. Nest cups and bowls with paper separating them.
  • Secure movable parts, drawers, and racks on appliances.
  • Defrost the refrigerator / freezer (start two days before moving).
  • Pack heavy things in small sturdy boxes.
  • Do not use newspaper to wrap fine china or lamp shades — the ink can smudge your items.
  • Use specially designed containers for packing mirrors or framed pictures.
  • NEVER move flammables, aerosol cans, caustic materials, or explosives!

Here is more information about consumers' rights when hiring a moving company. It answers many questions about what to expect with your move: 
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/Rights-and-Responsibilities-2013.pdf

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Moving Checklist

  • Take a full inventory of items you will be moving.
  • Have a garage or rummage sale to get rid of unwanted items.
  • Return all library books.
  • Notify the following of your new address 1 month before you move: Post Office, Magazines, Banks, Insurance Companies, Charge Accounts, Employers.
  • Prepare a family survival kit: Prescriptions, flashlight, paper plates & plastic serving ware, paper towels, important phone numbers, towels, soap, first aid kit, alarm clock, can opener, maps, etc.
  • Arrange cut-off dates for utilities and phone.
  • Obtain a sufficient supply of prescriptions to last through the move.
  • Don't forget about the attic or other "forgotten" storage spaces!
  • Keep a record of your moving expenses.
  • Have your children pack a "survival kit" of toys for the trip ahead.
  • Make sure your Big Brother Moving representative knows where to contact you during the move .

Moving with Kids

A positive attitude and spirit of adventure can help children feel more comfortable with the entire moving process. A surprise can be a shock, so tell the children about the move as soon as your plans are definite. Here are some suggestions:

  • Make moving a game for young children.
  • Hang up a map of your new city or a photo of your new house.
  • Plan a special activity immediately after the move.
  • Plan a farewell party for the kids and their friends.
  • Encourage exchanging phone numbers or email addresses so they can stay in touch with their friends.

Moving your Pets

  • Check your new community's animal licensing requirements.
  • Have vet records forwarded or take them with you.
  • Remember pet food and water for the moving trip!

 

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