If you decide to do some of the packing yourself, you’ll need to have everything properly packed and ready for loading when the van arrives. All packing must be completed the evening before move day. Only the things you’ll need that last night, the next morning and immediately at your destination should be left for last-minute packing.
To ensure the safety of your items a Walsh moving professional will inspect your boxes. If they think items are improperly packed or cartons are susceptible to damage, they may refuse to load the items until they are repacked. Generally things from garages, attics and storage spaces, such as holiday decorations and sentimental items are the ones that need to be repacked. Look for cartons that are torn, ripped, soiled, will not close or cannot be sealed, and replace those with fresh boxes. Another repacking giveaway is if you can hear the contents rattle when you shake the box. In that case, add more insulation.
Obviously, not everything will fit in boxes. As a general rule, furniture and major appliances will be wrapped and padded by a Walsh moving professional. Items requiring professional disassembly and/or crating (such as slate pool tables, chandeliers or large glass table tops) are best left to the professionals. Please notify ahead of time if crating is needed.