Packing and crating

securing your valuables

If you are moving to a distant city or just down the street, a successful 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. Jason Taylor Moving & Storage’s professional packers ensure that your possessions will be packed properly, securely and safely. If you are in the Metro Atlanta area, including Cumming, Alpharetta and Canton, we will help you pack and unpack the belongings that you are moving.

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 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.

we are packaging experts

Jason Taylor Moving & Storage, Inc., uses only the highest-quality packing materials. From soft tissue padding to sturdy crating, bubble wrap and specialized boxes, our 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, Jason Taylor Moving & Storage, Inc., can handle it all.

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Packing Tips

  • 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. Lastly, leave the things you’ll need out 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 paper 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 top.
  • 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.

Worried about the cost of your move?

Let our team of Relocation Experts walk you through the options that will help keep your move costs to a minimum while insuring you still receive the great moving experience that customers expect from Jason Taylor Moving & Storage.