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M.C. Moving & Storage Tips to Make Your Move Easier

M.C. Moving & Storage Tips to Make Your Move Easier

Our mission is to help make your move across or from Arizona’s White Mountain as stress-free as possible. Check out some of our helpful moving tips listed here or call us about our services for planning an efficient and worry-free move of any size or scope.

Create an Essentials Box—It Should Include:

  • Any toiletries you may need
  • Snacks, coffee and tea
  • Garbage bags
  • Change of clothes
  • Dish soap and dish cloths
  • Pet food and dish
  • Scissors
  • Towels
  • Mugs, plates and cutlery
  • Important papers, such as receipts, banking information or tax slips

Never Pack Flammables Such As:

  • Paint/thinner
  • Aerosol cans
  • Cleaning fluid
  • Propane tanks
  • Corrosive liquids

M.C. Moving & Storage Offers Expert Packing Services at Affordable Rates

If you’re planning to do the packing yourself, here are a few helpful tips:

  • To streamline packing, dispose, sell, or donate unwanted articles.
  • Loosely wrap glass, stoneware, and all fragile items using two layers of plain paper or (eco-friendly) cloth (clean socks work well!).
  • Wrapping items in newsprint may leave stains on certain items, so it’s best to use newsprint for things that can be wiped off easily, such as cutlery or certain ceramics.
  • Pack all loose items in boxes, not bags.
  • Tape boxes across tops and edges and label them clearly according to room placement at your new location. This will make unpacking that much easier!
  • Label and place screws and small parts from disassembled furniture and equipment in small clear plastic bags. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to assemble furniture only to realize you’re missing half the screws, so make sure you plan ahead.
  • Transport jewelry, money, and valuables in your own vehicle. For your more precious (and fragile) possessions, M.C. Moving & Storage recommends keeping them with you at all times during the move.
  • Organize and label electronics and cables before your move for easy set up at your new location. Cables have a tendency to become extremely tangled, so taking steps to minimize this will save you some grief when it comes time to unpack.
  • Pack food securely in sealed bags for extra protection. Moving can take a lot out of you, so we suggest packing some snacks in your Essentials Box, to keep your blood sugar and mood up throughout.

Important Reminders

  • Notify all pertinent government agencies, banks, creditors, gas, water, telephone, cable, and internet providers of your move. Doing this prior to your next billing date will prevent important documents from being lost in the mail, as well as minimizing the disruption in your services.
  • Defrost and clean refrigerator(s) prior to moving day, and minimize the amount of perishable food you pack, as it can attract a whole zoo of creatures you likely want to avoid in your new home.
  • Empty fuel from lawnmower, power tools, kerosene lamps, and barbecue grill.
  • Plan the placement of furniture or equipment in your new location and label items accordingly.