Packing

CRATOS PACKING SERVICE AND TIPS

As Boston movers, Cratos is extremely proud of how the members of our various crews pack the contents of our customers. We use only the most appropriate packing materials based upon the type of item that we are protecting. While another Boston moving company may have an all or nothing approach – we at Cratos believe that the decision should remain solely within your hands. This will allow you to choose our partial packing which means that we will pack only a few designated items according to your preference or you can select our full packing service enabling our staff to pack everything within your residence from ceiling to floor. However, as longtime Boston movers, the Cratos team will respect your choice to handle all of your own packing. If that is your choice, we can offer you free box delivery if you are currently residing within the greater Boston area. In addition, if you have any questions or concerns about the packing process, the following packing tips might give you the answers that you will need:

  • Remaining organized can be challenging with so much to do. However, if you make a detailed list of your household contents from your personal items and ornamentation to your furniture and appliances – this will alleviate a lot of disorder when you arrive at your new place of residence.
  • It is always good to pack a change of clothing and footwear, insurance and medical documentation, grooming items and toiletries, tools, bed linens and a fresh towel, as well as anything else that you may need immediate access to, especially during an emergency. Put all of these in a box labeled as “Essentials” to keep with you at all times.
  • Do not pack your boxes so full that they begin to bulge out. This will put too much strain on the structure of the boxes and cause breakage.
  • Put light items inside of large boxes such as bed linens, pillows, etc. This will make the box less awkward to carry. Smaller items that are heavy such as books should go into small boxes for easier and more feasible handling.
  • Use packing paper to fill in the gaps between items in all of your boxes and fill the boxes to the top.
  • Pack metal items together and apart from anything that may be made of glass.
  • Take photos of your electronic wiring and put labels on the ends of all connections. This will help later when reconnecting all of your components.
  • Put all small and easily lost items in locking plastic bags before packing.
  • Put liquid cosmetic containers or bottles inside large locking plastic bags to prevent leakage.
  • If you are worried about finding everything when you unpack at your new residence, add an adhesive label to the exterior of each box with a list of its contents along with a notation indicating if any items are fragile.