Let’s face it: packing is the WORST! Nobody wants to do it, but it must be done. When it comes to the nuts and bolts of packing your belongings, the process is mostly intuitive. There are, however, a few things you should take into consideration.
Follow these links to learn more about each different type of packing situation.
We’re going to take this opportunity to give you fair warning: START PACKING YESTERDAY!
The #1 problem movers encounter on residential relocation jobs is the shipper not being fully packed. The great majority of our customers usually want to take on this part of the job themselves – for whatever reason. Some people do their own packing to save money, while others are very particular or apprehensive about letting anybody touch their stuff. Whatever the case may be, they invariably overlook one thing: the overwhelming and time-consuming nature of boxing and packaging household goods for transport.
Life happens. Don’t let it get the best of you. We recommend that you start packing up to 60 days in advance. The consequences of not being well packed on moving day can range from added expenses to jobsite accidents due to clutter.
For tips on packing visit our Expert Moving Blog or follow us on Social Media. If packing is not for you, give this Professional Tucson Packing Company a try. We have many years of experience packing in Tucson and surrounding areas. We pack everything from student dwellings to million dollar homes.
Here is some stuff that we don’t mind packing for you:
- Chrystal Stemware
- Grandma’s Fine China
- Irreplaceable chachkies
- 95 Trillion Legos
- TV’s & Electronics
- Rocks of All Sorts
Plus, all of that crap in your garage that’s been in there for 6 years and you don’t know why you still have it but you won’t get rid of it for some reason…
Here’s some stuff we won’t pack:
- TV Remotes
- Rocket Launchers
- Wet Noodles
- Credit Cards
If you do your own packing, it’s going to take you much longer than you think. Make sure you allot 6.5 hours for nostalgia, 8.75 hours for frustration, 17 days for distractions, and 9 boxes of wine.
The moral of the story here is: you should hire Moving Buddies for all your packing needs because we’re going to look much cooler than you while we’re doing it.
Ahhh, yes. Office Packing…The Fabled Golden Dragon of Relocation Services.
Whoever talked corporate into budgeting for packing services deserves more than a lame coffee mug in the gift exchange this year.
The cold hard truth: we rarely provide this service. If it’s not a budget issue, then it’s a security clearance, or technical qualification issue. For example: it’s usually the IT department’s task to breakdown and redeploy computer networks; shred bins and industrial copiers are invariably moved by their leasing companies. That’s not to say that we wouldn’t do it. We’ve packed entire law offices, engineering firms, retail stores, etc. We are qualified and up to the task, if needed.
We understand that when packing an office, warehouse, or business there are detailed instructions that need to be followed.
Every office or business is cataloged in some simple or complex way, and special attention needs to be given to preserve that order. Time frames need to be upheld; neighboring offices need to be respected. A special thing called liability needs to be addressed. We often recommend that commercial entities do their own packing simply because we’re here to do what’s right for that business.
If you are planning a relocation project for your company or firm, contact Moving Buddies first. We will be the measuring stick with which you can use to gauge other Tucson packing companies’ code of conduct.
Here’s a little secret for you and your staff:
The CEO of this company is also the Chief Evaluator and an Elite Tucson Moving & Packing Specialist who’s executed several thousand relocation operations of every size and type. He is also a person of integrity who will be the first to tell you if we are not the company for you.
As a friendly reminder: we have all the same licensing and insurance as all the big-name companies. Our advantage is that we are small enough to give you more value in terms of superior, and more personalized service with less overall cost. We are not only the economical choice, we are the smart choice.
Custom Art Crating
Custom Crating in Tucson is a diamond in the rough, and we happen to shine like no other in this category.
It beguiles us that custom crating is not a staple of EVERY Tucson moving company, but the sad truth is that it takes a highly qualified individual to facilitate this type of craftsmanship. The chain companies won’t do it because they already have too much overhead to budget the several thousand dollars per location of tools and machines needed to build these things. We have one location. We keep our operations local so that we can embellish our resources and focus on providing you with a robust repertoire of services.
A crate is a crate is a crate. It’s a simple tool with profound implications. It takes the insurance carrier’s usual stance of no coverage to full coverage. It takes the mover’s task from complicated issue to grab and go. And it gives us all peace of mind.
Different types of Custom Crates we offer:
- Custom Wall Art Crate
- Cubicle Sculpture Crate
- Reinforced Stone Slab Crate
- Flat Screen TV Crate
As far as pricing goes – they’re cheaper than you might think. We out-compete local dedicated crating operations in price because it’s not our only source of income. In fact, our primary purpose for crating is to gain insurance coverage, which is a huge selling point for our moving services. So, we price our crating service at slightly above cost. All crating quotes require a free On-Site Evaluation (OSE)
Why put your investment at risk? Call us and tell your concerns. Protecting stuff is what we do best.
Flat Screen TV Crating
Another Moving Buddies Exclusive!
We’re going to make this short and sweet: It’s a known fact that virtually all Tucson moving companies refuse to insure Flat Screen TVs “due to the inherent vice nature of said item.” We’re not sure exactly what this means, but we know your TV is not a bad TV, and we know you’re not a bad person for discarding your TV’s original packaging. Some companies agree to insure your FSTV if it is shipped in its original packaging, which we all know YOU DON’T HAVE.
Prefabricated FSTV Shipping Crates that are free for our customers to use during their move. Simply tell us the size of your TV before the day of your move and we will send the proper crate(s) out with your crew. And we will insure your TV. It’s as simple as that.
Moving Buddies has a wide variety of boxes and packing materials to choose from.
We understand that convenience is essential during the chaos of relocation, so we have some more exclusive services to help make things easier on you.