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Too Big to Move – What to Do about Storing Your Dorm Furniture & More
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  • Posted:
  • January 21, 2014

Moving stinks. Moving big, bulky items is especially troublesome – especially when hundreds of other students are all trying to move out at the same time as you. That’s why using a storage and shipping company that knows the college market is the last smart thing you can do in your academic year.

Here are some tips for packing up the bulkiest of your items – then we do all the heavy lifting from there!

Boxes:

In constructing and sealing your boxes, pay close attention to the quality of the closure. We suggest the use of 2-3 inch wide pressure sensitive plastic tape. You will need three strips of tape for both the top and the bottom of the box. Do not use masking tape or string. A roll of packing tape is included.

Carpets & Rugs:

Make sure your carpets and rugs are rolled tightly, secured with tape along three points, and covered in plastic if you want to keep them free from dust. Ask us for bubble wrap or a roll of plastic it is on our price list

File Cabinets & Desks:

Be sure to tape all drawers closed, and cover the finished surfaces with plastic or cardboard to prevent minor scratches during handling. Store any loose hardware in one of your boxes.

Shelves:

Separate the shelves from the frame, and tape them together tightly. Store any loose hardware in one of your boxes.

Futons:

Cover the mattress, if possible, with plastic. Place labels on both the mattress and frame. Or order one of our Mattress covers all so on the price list

Refrigerators:

Unplug your fridge TWO DAYS before move out. Make sure your fridge is completely defrosted

and dry at the time of pickup. Secure loose items inside of the fridge. Tape the door shut. Bundle and tape the power cord to the back of the fridge, behind the cooling coils so it is not “dangling” on the ground.

Trunks and Luggage:

Make sure that these items are locked or securely taped to prevent the contents from spilling during handling.