Muskogee Transfer & Storage Company

U.S. DOT No.076235

1-800-553-1878

Do-It-Yourself Guide For Professional Packing Results

A money saving alternative.

    If your looking for ways to economize, self packing may be a good place to start, provided that you can achieve professional results. At Allied, we want to help you do it right.

 

    We sell everything you need to self pack here at Muskogee Transfer and Storage. Everything from new and used boxes to tape and wrapping paper. Come see us and we will set you up with whatever you need.

Planning and Organization

    Muskogee Transfer and Storage can provide you with sound advice and proper materials, but you'll need to plan the packing process. Take an inventory of what you'll be moving, and identify those items that you'll need until moving day. Begin by packing less essential items- extra linens, out-of-season clothing, and your good china, for example-well in advance of your moving date.

    Many people allow two weeks or more to complete packing. that can be disruptive;if you're not prepared for it, professional packing may be a better option. Muskogee Transfer and Storage can complete most packing jobs in one or two days.

What Needs To Be Packed

    Obviously, not everything will fit in a box. As a rule, furniture and major appliances will be wrapped and padded by your Allied driver as a part of our standard service. Lightweight and non-fragile items such as clothing can be left in dresser drawers. To ensure adequate protection, anything that is loose and/or breakable should be wrapped and packed in sturdy cartons.

    It's a good idea to leave your most fragile or awkward things to the Allied professionals. They have the experience, materials, and techniques to properly protect these articles. Items that require professional disassembly and/or crating - slate pool tables,chandeliers, or large glass table tops for example - should always be handled by an Allied trained agent.

What Kind Of Boxes To Use

  • Dishpack (or china barell) - heavy duty carton used for dishes/china, crystal and glassware
  • 1.5 cu. ft. carton - small carton for heavy items such as books, files, music CD's and DVD's/VHS tapes
  • 3.0 cu. ft. carton - medium utility carton often used for pots and pans, toys, and small appliances
  • 4.5 cu. ft. carton - large carton for bulky items such as linens, towels, or toys
  •  6.0 cu. ft. carton - extra large carton for large bulky, or lightweight items, such as pillows or large lampshades
  • wardrobe cartons - a "portable closet" that keeps clothes or draperies hanging on a built-in bar
  • mirror cartons - several sizes of telescoping cartons for framed pictures, glass or mirrors
  • mattress cartons - available in queen/king, double, single, and crib. a seperate carton is needed for box springs

 

    Hazardous Materials

        Flammables such as paint, varnish and thinners, gasoline, kerosene and oil, candles and matches, and bottled gas cannot be moved. In addition, all aerosol cans, nail polish and remover, ammunition and explosives, corrosives, cleaning fluids and detergents are prohibited. Dispose of these items before you move. Do not pack them.