Residential Packing & Moving services in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Conlon Moving and Storage serving RI and MA with High Quality Moving services!
Moving to a distant city from Rhode Island or Massachusetts or just down the street, a successful RI or MA move is dependent on many things and nothing is more important than professional packing. Proper packing is a combination of experience, common sense and proper materials. Conlon Moving & Storage’s professional packers located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts ensure that your possessions will be packed properly, securely and safely.
Knowledge of the fragile characteristics of your objects and the sensitivity to the sentimental value of your possessions is as important to us as it is to you. We understand your most valued possessions aren't necessarily those with the greatest monetary value.
With years of Rhode Island and Massachusetts experience our well-trained staff will pack your home. From the sturdy, to the fragile, valuable and delicate, all of your items are packed, boxed and labeled by room to make loading and unpacking easy and efficient.
Conlon Moving & Storage uses only the highest-quality packing materials. From soft tissue padding to sturdy crating, bubble wrap and specialized boxes, our RI and MA packers have all the proper materials to pack it all. We use a wide range of specially designed containers to ensure proper protection for all your household items. From closet size wardrobes to adjustable cartons for your mirrors and framed pictured, to sturdy dish packs, and specialty crating for PLASMA and LCD TV’s, or artwork, Conlon Moving & Storage can handle it all.
Please contact our office at 1-800-831-7356 or click on Request a Quote for your free estimate.
- Limit cartons, when possible, to a maximum weight of 50 pounds to make handling easier.
- Wrap items carefully.
- Provide plenty of cushioning to absorb shock.
- Use sturdy cartons that close.
- Make sure cartons are firmly packed and do not rattle, bulge outward or bend inward.
- Don't mix items from different rooms in the same carton, when possible.
A Checklist of the Basics
- Start off with off-season items. Next, pack things used infrequently. Leave until last the things you'll need until moving day.
- Empty drawers of breakables, spillables, items not recommended for inclusion in your shipment and anything that would puncture or damage other items. However, blankets, sweaters, lingerie, bath towels and similar soft, lightweight goods may be left in drawers.
- Pack similar items together. Do not pack a delicate china figurine in the same carton
with cast-iron frying pans, for example.
- Keep all parts or pairs of things together. For example, curtain rod hangers, mirror
bolts and other small hardware items should be placed in plastic or cloth bags
(which can be purchased from the moving company) and taped or tied securely to the
article to which they belong.
- Wind electrical cords, fastening them so they do not dangle.
- Wrap items individually in clean paper; use tissue paper, paper towels or even facial tissue
for fine china, crystal and delicate items. Colored wrapping draws attention to very
small things. Use a double layer of newspaper for a good outer wrapping.
- Place a two- or three-inch layer of crushed paper in the bottom of a carton for cushioning.
- Build up in layers, with heaviest things on the bottom, medium weight next and lightest on
- As each layer is completed, fill in empty spaces firmly with crushed paper and add more
crushed paper to make a level base for the next layer, or use sheets or cardboard cut
from cartons as dividers.
- Cushion well with crushed paper; towels and lightweight blankets also may be used for padding and cushioning. The more fragile the item, the more cushioning needed. Be sure no sharp points, edges or rims are left uncovered.
- Pack small, fragile, individually wrapped items separately or a few together in small
boxes, cushioning with crushed or shredded paper.
- Place small boxes in a single large box, filling in spaces with crushed paper.
- Avoid overloading cartons, but strive for a firm pack that will prevent items from shifting;
the cover should close easily without force, but should not bend inward.
- Seal cartons tightly with tape except for those containing items listed on United's
High-Value Inventory form. These must be left open for the van operator's inspection.
- As you finish with each carton, list the contents on the side of the carton (for easy viewing
while cartons are stacked) and in a special notebook. You might want to number and/or
code the cartons as well.
- Indicate your name and the room to which each carton should be delivered at destination.
Tape a sign on the door of each room at destination corresponding to the carton labels
so movers can get the cartons into the proper rooms quickly.
- Put a special mark on cartons you want to unpack first at destination.