Packing is a crucial phase of any move. Unless you adequately protect your belongings during transit, you can easily end up with damaged or destroyed items. The same facts apply to property you intend to store with a moving company or in a self-storage or mobile “pod” facility. Some people attempt to pack on their own, and only require a convenient source for all needed supplies. Others prefer to leave all phases of packing to trained professionals who know how to follow best practices and keep risks for damage to an absolute minimum.
Walsh Moving & Storage covers your needs with the region’s most complete packing services. For do-it-yourselfers, we offer a comprehensive inventory of boxes, tape and other supplies and accessories. For people who want to leave everything to the pros, we offer direct assistance from our friendly staff of packing experts. No matter which approach you choose, you’ll receive the benefit of 50-plus years of experience, affordable pricing and a dedication to the finest in customer service.
If you’re planning a move, you’ll need a variety of supplies to pack your belongings safely and securely. Boxes are the main requirement. However, you can’t use just any type of box during a successful, accident-free move. Thin or flimsy boxes can break apart during packing or transport. And boxes that can’t be sealed and stacked can also lead to problems with damage or poor space utilization. For these reasons, sturdy boxes made for packing often prove the best option, even if you have to budget a few extra dollars for them.
For convenience and maximum space efficiency, it helps to purchase packing boxes in a variety of sizes. Small boxes have a storage volume of roughly 1.5 cubic feet, while medium boxes have a volume of 3 cubic feet. Large packing boxes have a volume of roughly 4.5 cubic feet. In addition, you can find extra-large boxes with a storage volume of about 6 cubic feet.
Walsh Moving carries a full selection of durable, high-quality packing boxes suitable for both moving and storage. Our inventory includes options in all available sizes. Just mix and match as needed.
Certain items need extra protection during a local or long-distance move. Common examples of these items include:
The best option for dish packing is a divided Dishpak box, which provides individual protection for each piece it holds. Mirrors and paintings receive maximum protection when packed in specialized Picture Pak boxes. Lamp Pak boxes provide the same level of safety for small and large lamps.
Some types of clothing are suited for transport in a standard packing box. However, suits, dresses and many kinds of shirts and blouses will not travel well in a folded state. A specially designed wardrobe box allows you to hang these items as you would inside a household closet.
Walsh meets every need for specialty packing boxes. A short list of our offerings includes Dish Paks, Lamp Paks and Picture Pak boxes in two formats. In addition, we carry wardrobe boxes and other specialized options.
Walsh also carries a full selection of vital packing accessories. For wrapping and box sealing, we offer professional-grade packing tape in varying widths. For protection of your boxed belongings, we offer paper pads and inkless newspaper. We also carry mattress bags that keep your mattresses dirt-free during transit.
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PROFESSIONAL PACKING BY WALSH
In addition to offering a complete slate of packing supplies, Walsh Moving offers professional packing services. At your appointed time, we’ll arrive at your home or office with all needed supplies, including boxes, specialty boxes and various accessories. After assembling the required boxes, we’ll follow a step-by-step process that helps ensure the safety of your belongings during transit. Examples of the measures we take include:
· Carefully wrapping breakable items in inkless newspaper (the material of choice for packing professionals)
· Using wadded paper to line the bottom of each box
· Storing the heaviest items on top of this protective layer
· Stacking the rest of each box with progressively lighter items
· Using stacking methods that reinforce the integrity of the packing box and further reduce the risks for damage
· Using wads of paper to fill in any gaps and pack the box to the top
· Firmly securing the lid of each box with tape
When packing, we make sure never to exceed the safe maximum load for each size of box. In addition, we clearly label each box for easy identification during transport and unpacking at your destination. Our goal is to make the packing process go as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
For our professional packing services, we charge a flat fee of $35 an hour for each packer you request. In addition, we charge a small fee for travel time from our Torrance or Long Beach location to your home or office. Contact us for information on the prices of our boxes and other packing supplies.
INTEGRATING PACKING WITH OTHER SERVICES
Packing is a natural prelude to a local or long-distance move. You may also need to pack various belongings for short- or long-term storage. When you hire Walsh Moving, you can integrate professional packing with your other needed services. We offer top-quality moving services for homeowners, renters and businesses. In addition, we provide secure storage at our dedicated warehouse facility. Of course, these options are also available for people who choose to pack their belongings themselves.
Your Trusted Packing Resource
Since 1964, Walsh Moving & Storage has specialized in packing for storage, local moves and long-distance moves. Whether you’re working on behalf of your household or your business, you’ll find us eager to assist you with high-quality supplies and hands-on expertise. In addition, we feature extensive online resources that explain the fine points of effective packing in great detail. Whatever level of assistance you require, we’re your year-round resource for price-conscious excellence. Call today for more information on our packing services. And don’t forget to let us know if you want to follow up with moving or storage services.
I’m on a tight budget so it was important to get an estimate that was as accurate as possible with quality movers. Thomas at Walsh Moving took a detailed account of what I needed moved and explained their pricing and estimate well. They were extremely efficient and got the job done right. Competitively priced, detailed & accurate estimate, professional, and efficient. The final cost was $165 less than the estimate!
Jessica B – San Pedro, CA