Beals Moving will wrap all of your items securely in clean, protective pads to prevent scratches and other incidental damage before moving as part of our standard moving service at no extra cost.
Packing loose items in boxes with proper protective material and securing the boxes is a paid packing service.
Moving Equipment- All of our trucks are fully equipped with straps, bands, 4-way dollies, 2-way dollies (hand trucks), and blankets/pads.
Wardrobe Boxes - We offer the use of wardrobe boxes, for a small rental fee on the day of your move. Items hangers are loaded into these boxes and unloaded directly into the closet at your new home.
Disassembling & Reassembling Furniture - We will disassemble and reassemble your furniture, such as beds, cribs, and china cabinets.
Packing and Unpacking
Packing - We can pack the entire house or just selected rooms. Partial Unpack - unpack boxes and set items on counter for you to put away.
Carpet Mask - For light-colored or new carpet that needs protection. Carpet mask (plastic with a sticky underside) is available for an additional charge.
Shrink Wrap - For light-colored furniture that needs protection. Shrinkwrap (a material similar to plastic wrap) is available for an additional charge.
Mattress Bags - Although not always necessary, we can provide mattress bags (normally used for storing mattresses) for an additional charge.
Just let us know ahead of time to ensure we bring the correct equipment.
Big screen TVs
Oversized appliances (ie., Sub-Zero refrigerators)
Hauling and Dumping - For an additional charge Beal's Moving can haul away your unwanted furniture or garbage.
Our packing tips are steps that you should take to help insure the safety of your valuables..
* Before moving day
* Packing Suggestions
* How to Pack Dishes
* How to Pack Cups
* How to Pack Glasses and Stemware
Specialized Packing Tips
The list of individual household items is endless. Most can be packed by following our packing Tips. Here are some additional packing tips for major items. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-755-2325 if you have any specific questions pertaining to your move. We are here to help!
Bureau/Dressers or Chest of Drawers-- Don't overload. Too heavy a load can put stress on the piece of furniture or be difficult for the movers. Your regular clothing may be left in their drawers. Antique dressers, large double or triple dressers are best moved empty, especially if they are subject to a flight of stairs.
Canned Goods and Other Non-Frozen Food -- Pack upright with no more than 20-30 cans per carton. Wrap glass containers and boxed foods individually and pack in small cartons.
Frozen Foods /Plants/Clocks-All food must be emptied out of the refrigerator and freezer because of their delicate and perishable nature of these items we are prohibited from accepting these items. Clocks should have the pendulum secured. Grandfather clocks should be prepared for moving by expert servicemen.
* Drapes and Curtains -- Hang drapes over crossbars in wardrobe cartons, or pack folded in clean cartons. Remove curtains from rods, fold and pack in cartons or bureau drawers.
* Flammables and Combustibles -- Flammable liquids and aerosol cans must not be packed. Changes in temperature and pressure can cause them to leak, or even explode. For your own protection, you should know that if you pack these items and they cause damage to your shipment or others, you, not your mover, may be held liable.
* Lamps and Lampshades -- Remove bulbs, harps and shades. Roll up cord. Pack lamps with bedding or wrap separately and place upright in clean, tissue-lined carton. Larger lamps can be blanket -wrapped by our company. Wrap harp and finial (decorative knob) with packing paper and tape to inside wall of carton that contains shade. Wrap shades in tissue, not newspaper. Place upright in large, tissue lined cartons. All Shades must be properly boxed as they are extremely vulnerable to damage. (No insurance will be provided on the shades that aren't properly boxed.)
* Medicines -- Carry your own prescription drugs with you in your car for easy access. Other medicines used for general purposes should be sealed down tight and placed in a small box labeled "medicines" seal caps with masking tape.
* Mirrors, Paintings and Pictures - For items of "extra ordinary value" Please advise the driver/men of these pieces upon the original walk thru. Large wall or dresser mirrors will be taken down by the movers and placed in special cartons. For added safety, place tape diagonally across mirror to protect better against damage.
* Personal Computers and Electronics-- Pack valuable electronic equipment in original cartons when available. Otherwise, use strong, corrugated cartons and place protective padding on the bottom of the carton. Wrap an old blanket or protective pad around the item and place it in its carton. Place additional padding between the carton and the computer or video recorder. Wrap cords separately, label to identify usage and place in a plastic bag away from delicate surfaces. Non-detachable cords should also be wrapped. Place cords between the padded computer or video recorder and the carton. Be sure your personal computer is "parked" and ready for transport.
* Silverware -- Wrap each piece in cloth or low sulphur content paper to prevent tarnishing. Use an old blanket or moving pad as a wrap to prevent scratching the silverware chest.
* Tools -- Drain fuel from power tools (do not ship Flammables under any circumstances). Pack tools in small, strong cartons. Wrap separately if valuable.
* Waterbed Mattresses -- Drain all water from the waterbed and, grasping internal baffle systems with external vinyl, fold mattress 20 inches at a time. Adjust folds to avoid making creases across individual baffles. Consult your owner's manual for special instructions concerning the care and transportation of your mattress. Do not place your mattress in a carton with sharp or pointed objects.
* Cars and Motorcycles -- Cars and motorcycles shipped on the moving van should be drained nearly empty of fuel. Motorcycle batteries should be disconnected. Automobile antifreeze should be ample to protect against severe cold in winter.
* Barbecue Grills and Propane Tanks -- Wrap grates and briquettes separately in a newspaper (or place all briquettes into a grocery bag) and place parts in carton. Pad carton with paper to reduce movement of contents. Propane tanks must be drained before the move. Consult your local gas grill distributor for the safest method.
The Dreaded Garage
Please make sure all loose items are boxed and ready to go. Ever wonder what to do with the plastic garbage cans that have been outdated? Put your gardening equipment or hoses in them, or maybe even play or sports equipment that's kicking around the house. Be creative! Remember PACKING is one of the most important but sometimes overlooked aspects of moving. The quality and safety of your office or household move depends on the quality of the pack job. Again, using proper materials and plenty of packing paper is the key! A "How to Pack Booklet" is available upon request at no charge. This booklet explains the actual "how to" process of packing fragile china or breakables. We are a full service moving company, so don't hesitate to ask us about our full service packing.
Last but not least, don't stress out! We're here to take the headache out of moving by providing you with the most professional job possible. To obtain a quote, please fill our quick quote form and we will e-mail you back an approximate price. We hope to serve you for your upcoming move.