Gentleman Moving Services - Kingston, Belleville and Ottawa
 
Moving Tips
 
Items not permitted on the truck:
 aerosol cans
 pressurized containers 
 matches
 fireworks
 firewood gas/kerosene  welding gases
 lighter fluid 
 propane tank
 charcoal  varnish/shellac  corrosives
 chemicals turpentine
 solvents bleach or ammonia
 cleaners  
 paints
 polish
 wood  stains 
 lighter fluid
 flammable
 liquids acids of any kind
 vinegars 
 pets
 livestock 
 patio stones rocks 
 alcohol
 wine pressurized
 containers fuels
 disinfectants 
 fire extinguishers 
 firearms ammunition 
 batteries
 antifreeze 
 pornographic material
 drugs 
 animal
 
Take with you:
 
 cash  securities 
 jewellery
 furs
 collections photographs albums 
 high value sentimental personal items 
 credit cards
 personal records deeds, mortgages,  bank documents 
 hardware or small parts from any disassembly
 
Simple Suggestions and Reminders:
 
  1. Ensure there is adequate parking for the moving van.
  2. Arrange elevator times for both your origin and your destination.
  3. Remove glass shelves from cabinets.
  4. Secure lids tightly on all liquids.
  5. Defrost and clean fridges and freezers prior to moving day.
  6. Tape open foodstuff boxes and bag them in plastic grocery bags for extra security.
  7. Bundle brooms, mops, skis and garden tools together for easy handling.
  8. Arrange to have icemakers, gas appliances, chandeliers and grandfather clocks serviced prior to moving day.
  9. Secure loose cords with garbage bag ties and take them with you.
10.  Leave folded clothes and linens in dresser drawers.
11.  Take jewellery, valuable or fragile items, unwrapped floor lamps, currency, documents, collections, etc. (see above), pets and any open cartons in your own vehicle.
12.  Mark all boxes and especially the "need-right-away-items" for when you arrive (toiletries, snacks, etc). Include a "special"box with a new game or book for each of the little ones to keep them occupied and give them something to look forward to). Plan to eat out, or order your meal in - for the first night.
 
 
Packing Tips:
 
  • Purchase cartons and materials (including unprinted newspaper, bubble wrap and tape).
  • Wrap fragile articles using two layers of unprinted newspaper for each glass, dish, figurine, etc. Wrap firmly but loosely enough to provide a cushioning effect. 
  • Don't overcrowd boxes. Articles should cushion each other. The top of the box should close with slight pressure. Don't mix incompatible items (like books with glasses).
  • Pack clothing in our special wardrobe containers - clothes will stay clean and virtually wrinkle-free. 
  • Pack glasses standing on end, upside down - not on their sides. Stack dishes on edge and fill empty spaces with wadded unprinted newspaper. Before packing the china carton, layer the bottom of the carton with crumpled unprinted newspaper.
  • Pack lampshades, mirrors, pictures, etc. in special cartons designed for these items. Ask a Phillips representative for guidance. 
  • Tape boxes across tops and edges. Seal every opening tightly. 
  • Pack your belongings room by room to make unpacking easier. 
  • Label each box with the room the box is designated for with a brief description of the contents. Mark items you will require immediately, and mark delicate items "FRAGILE". 
  • Don't pack paints, turpentine, pressurized cans, corrosive items like bleach or any flammable liquid. The law prohibits movers from carrying flammable items. Properly dispose of items which could cause fire or damage. 
  • Use unprinted newspaper or tissue paper. Newspaper ink can soil and even damage some items. Two inch plastic tape and a utility knife are recommended. 
  • When packing computers, use original cartons when possible. If not, use a box strong enough to hold the computer and pack it with unprinted newsprint. Do not use bubble wrap or any material that could cause static. Remove all ink cartridges from the printer.
 
 
Ask your consultant for more tips to make yours a smooth efficient move!
 
 
 
 
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