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Packing Made Easy – 6 Professional Moving Tips

So you finally closed on your new home. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part: making the move.  Whether you’re concerned about packing up your collection of old (and new) records or your grandmother’s crystal dish set, you can trust our team of professional movers for some of the best moving tricks of the trade.

To save you time, headaches, and a tube or two of pain relief cream, be sure to check out our list of packing and moving tips below.

Eliminate your old junk

When you don’t use it, haven’t touched it in six months, or you can’t even remember the last time you looked at it – it’s time to let it go. Start a box of items to take to take to the Goodwill or Salvation Army on your side of town. This will eliminate time and physical effort on your part. Plus, doesn’t it feel good to get rid of clutter?

Pack like things together

This one seems a bit obvious, but it really does make moving easier. As professional residential movers, we’ve learned over the years that this is one of the biggest moving time-savers. It’s much easier to unpack all of your books or DVDs in one go versus unpacking things room by room.

Sell some of your old things

Chances are you’ll come across some things that could earn you some cash. Instead of donating it all, try the Cedar Rapids & Marion Resale group on Facebook.

If you’re looking to eliminate some furniture, Craigslist is always a good resource. As a team of professional movers since that’s been serving the Cedar Rapids and Marion area since 2004, we understand that trying to sell your unwanted items may seem like a hassle but your move will be so much easier. You can even use the cash towards something for your new home!

Rely on a packing service

At White Glove Movers, we know that finding the right team of residential movers is key. After all, these are the people who will be handling your valuables.

We are a fully insured moving company that handles every move with care as well as caution. We specialize in entire household moves as well as packing services, which means we’ll take care of everything while you’re busy making final arrangements. Give us a call today to receive your free estimate.

Have a roadmap handy

The last thing you want to do is have everything packed up and run into construction. In the city of Cedar Rapids, construction projects can be tricky to avoid, but it’s certainly possible.

Take a little bit of time to plan out the best route for hauling everything to your new space. Our group of professional movers would even be happy to discuss some ideas with you.

Stock up on extra moving supplies

Even in the middle of moving, you never know when you’ll need another box or some more packing tape. Fortunately, our team of experienced residential movers can help you.

Whether you need an extra wardrobe box with a bar or moving paper, we’ve got you covered.

Packing Service – What’s Included?

Before the big day arrives, be sure your household belongings are packed safely and securely. At White Glove Movers, you’ll receive comprehensive packing services from a team of experienced residential movers.

So what exactly is included in your packing service? Take a look at all of the awesome aspects of your White Glove packing service below.

Your entire household will be packed up

Ever heard the expression “everything but the kitchen sink”? That’s literally what we do. Our team of friendly movers will carefully pack every item in your house from furniture to kitchen cabinets.

This comprehensive approach is exactly why we’ve made a name for ourselves in the Cedar Rapids metro area. We specialize in packing up everything in your home and moving it to your new one.

We’ll pack up the items in your closets

Some other companies might not offer to pack up the items in your closets. At White Glove, we take the time and make the effort to dig into your closets to ensure nothing is forgotten.

Your items will be packed in sturdy boxes

Speaking of boxes, did you know that there are moving boxes made specifically for your wardrobe? They totally exist, we swear. These boxes are made with a bar at the top, allowing you to hang your items up inside the box. By utilizing our wardrobe boxes, you’ll save your dress clothes and bedding from wrinkles.

In addition to wardrobe boxes, you’ll also have access to professional-grade boxes. Boxes are available a range of sizes including small, medium, and large.

Specialty packing supplies such as carpets shields and dish pack boxes are also available. Rest assured that with White Glove Movers, all of your items are tucked away in the most appropriate box. Instead of using your old mailing boxes, be sure your items are nestled in our high-quality moving boxes.

Professional movers will pack everything

Let’s face it, sometimes packing all of your items feels like an annoying game of Tetris. Instead of wasting time figuring out the best way to wrap and pack your household items, let the professionals handle it!

With over 100 years of combined experience, our staff has the knowledge required for packing your items efficiently and safely.

POD and U-Haul unpacking is available

Do you have a POD or U-Haul rental that you’ve been using during your moving process? Packing services don’t just stop at your door. Our team of professional movers would be happy to pack and unpack your portal storage unit or U-Haul, thus saving you time and effort.

Packing services are affordable

As a locally owned and operated moving company, we’ll help you save money. With no franchise fees and lower overhead costs, you’ll pay less for your packing and moving services. Awesome, right?

As a packing and moving company that’s been proudly serving the Cedar Rapids area since 2004, we know how daunting moving can be. Take the hassle and strain out of moving and packing by letting our team of residential movers handle it.

Give our locally owned and operated company a call today at 319-393-3100 to receive your free packing and moving estimate.

Why Use a Professional Moving Service

We know what you’re thinking: why pay somebody to do something you can do yourself? When it comes to moving your entire household, though, it’s easier to trust the professionals.

Take a minute to read through some of the benefits of choosing a professional moving team:

You’ll save money on packing supplies

Moving and packing supplies account for about one quarter of your moving cost. When most folks pack their own items, they tend to use too many boxes and cartons.

At White Glove Movers, our team of experienced residential movers knows the best methods for packing your belongings. We’ll pack your items safely and efficiently, saving you time and money in the long run.

They know the area

Not every homeowner has time to map out the best route for moving day. As a team of professional movers, we keep track of all the goings-on and construction projects in the Cedar Rapids and Marion area, which means that with us, moving day will be as painless as possible.

Your items will be packed safely and insured

To be honest, your team of professional movers has more experience and knowledge about moving than you do. Keeping your items safe is extremely important to them. Working with a licensed team means your valuables will be packed in protective packaging as well as insured throughout the whole process.

In addition to using heavy duty wraps as well as sturdy boxes, you can rest easy knowing your items will be cared for and handled with caution.

The right equipment will be used

Maybe borrowing your uncle’s old truck isn’t the best idea for moving day. Gaining access to the right equipment is another big reason you’d want to hire a professional packing and moving service.

With access to hoisting straps, appliance dollies, ramps and professional moving trucks, your items will be well taken care of. As a team that’s been serving the Cedar Rapids area since 2004, you can rely on us and our equipment to get your into your new home as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Upfront estimates

Any professional packing service or residential mover worth their salt will provide upfront estimates. As the client, you should know exactly what kind of moving service you’re getting before the process begins.

Most residential movers offer free quotes and estimates. Never be afraid to ask about this when you call. At White Glove Movers, you can fill out our online form to get a free quote or give us a call regarding your free estimate.

You’ll pay lower prices

If you decide to opt for a locally owned packing service versus a national chain, you’ll benefit from lower prices.

At White Glove, we’re able to charge lower prices than national competitors because we don’t have to pay franchise fees. We also have lower overhead costs, which means you save money. Make your move as pain-free as possible.

Are you ready to arrange your residential moving service? Give us a call today at 319-393-3100 regarding your upcoming move.

White Glove Movers – Who Are We Anyway?

So you’ve found the right house and are now ready to move your entire household. Before you get started, make the decision to seek the professionals for help with your move. No matter the size of your current home, be sure you work with a packing company you can trust, such as White Glove Movers.

In an effort to get to know us better, please take a look at the information below.

We’re locally owned and operated

White Glove Movers is a locally owned and operated business that serves the Cedar Rapids metro area, Iowa City, Marion, the entire state, and the nation, really. As a team of professional movers, we pride ourselves on the care we take regarding our clients’ belongings. Whether you need to schedule a residential or commercial move, you can be sure our fully licensed and insured team will take care of your every need in professional manner.

Your items will be handled with care and moved with the proper equipment

At White Glove, we earned our name by the approach we take with every move. In addition to packing your items, you can rest easy knowing we’ll handle our belongings and furniture with caution. We even take the time to use proper professional moving equipment such as dollies, blankets, straps, and more.

You’ll save money with us

In addition to providing high-quality moving services, we offer lower prices. As a locally owned and operated company, we have no franchise fees to cover; therefore we can pass on the savings to you. You may have heard some of your friends mention us when they moved. This is because we’ve focused on earning a good reputation in the Cedar Rapids area. As a group of experienced professional movers, we’ll provide you with the best quality service possible. We’ll take the necessary steps for protecting your fragile antiques, furniture, and more.

You’ll receive packing help

One very important thing to remember about White Glove Movers is that in addition to helping you move, we’ll also help you pack. And let’s face it, packing can be the most overwhelming part of moving. When you’re at a loss for the best method of packing your priced glass lamp or all the items in your kitchen cabinets, seek out our team of experienced packing professionals. Utilizing safe and secure methods of packing, our team of professional packers will ensure your items are tucked away in sturdy boxes as safely as possible. This way you can have peace of mind.

We have high-quality boxes available

Instead of throwing all of your household items in leftover mailing boxes, let us pack your items in our sturdy moving boxes. White Glove Movers has boxes available in a variety of sizes and types, ensuring all of your items are packed away properly. So now that we’ve gotten to know each other better, why not give us a call today at 319-393-3100? Let us know about your upcoming move and we’ll provide you with a free estimate.