Motor Carrier License # 262559
DOT License # USDOT520271

Don't wait until the last minute! Each box will take an average of thirty minutes
to pack. An average apartment can be packed by an individual in 15-20
hours; a house, in 30-40 hours.

Have packing tape and a magic marker available to seal and label each
box. Note the contents on the box, whether or not it is fragile, and in which room
it will be placed at the destination.

Begin packing the least used areas of your home first and leave the essentials
until last. Many people will pack their suitcases full with the items they know they
will need immediately after the move and will move them in their own

Tape all cartons carefully on both top and bottom. Double tape boxes that will
be carrying heavy items like books.

Always pack heavy items on the bottom, lighter items on the top.


Do not put heavy items in with breakables, and make sure there is an inch of
paper cushioning between layers of breakables. Towels or linen may be used
as well.

Slightly over-pack each carton before sealing for added strength, but do not
pack boxes so that they remain open at the top. They are more difficult and less
safe to move that way.


Pack all valuable items in the same few cartons and check on their arrival at
the destination or move them in your own vehicle for safety.


Try to use up as much of your food supply before the day of the move to
eliminate extra packing. Do not move any liquids that have been opened,
only containers that are still factory sealed.


Try not to water plants for 2-3 days prior to the move. Small plants should be
placed in boxes and are better moved in your own vehicle. Large plants
should be placed so that the entire pot is contained within a box, so that spilled
soil will not get all over the truck and your belongings.


Disconnect all electronic equipment and wiring prior to moving day, and try to
pack components in their original boxes if possible. Otherwise, they can be
wrapped in furniture pads and placed on the truck.

Place all loose items in an appropriate box! Although your movers will be
cooperative enough to move whatever you have, they will not vouch for the
safety of loose pictures, lampshades, mirrors, or small electronic equipment.
You can buy bubble-wrap for pictures and mirrors, or request mirror boxes from


Stuffed animals, soft items and sweaters can be packed in large trash bags.

You may leave clothing in dressers, but remove all breakables, loose items or
valuables from drawers.


Mattresses can be wrapped in furniture pads on the truck, but special boxes
can be purchased if desired. You can request your movers to wrap your
upholstered furniture with shrink wrap.


Please disassemble all particle board and pressed wood pieces prior to
moving, if you would like them to survive the move. Otherwise, these pieces are
unsturdy and prone to cracking with even small movements.


All gas appliances must be serviced by the gas company prior to moving.

Washers and dryers can be disconnected by your moving crew if necessary.

Freezers and refrigerators must be emptied before moving. Defrost and dry
them thoroughly prior to moving. Automatic icemakers may require servicing

For microwaves, you only have to remove the glass tray inside and pack


Complete all packing prior to your crew's arrival. They will not pack your items
unless arrangements had already been made with the company.

Reserve all elevators, loading docks or parking areas for adequate time

Be on hand to answer questions and direct the placement of furniture items. A
floor plan taped to the door indicating where boxes and pieces should be
placed will greatly facilitate the unloading.

Above all, take a deep breath and try to remain calm at one of the most
stressful times of your life! We'll do our best to make the move go as smoothly as

Yarborough's Moving Services 2009