Packing To Move Preparation | Florida Moving Systems, Inc

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When packing yourself, have everything properly packed and ready for loading the evening before moving day.  Leave out only the things you’ll need that night.  the next morning, and immediately at your destination for last-minute packing. Basic guidelines to make packing a snap:
  • Make a schedule, allowing enough time leading up to moving day
  • Pack items in the basement, garage, or attic first – these items usually aren’t needed right away
  • Stay organized by packing room by room
  • Designate work areas in each room
  • When a room is completed, sort cartons by light, medium and heavy – limit your heaviest cartons to 50 pounds each
  • Clearly label cartons or items that you do not want to transport on the van

Pack For Success

It’s recommended that your Florida Moving Systems, Inc. (North American Van Lines) pacer handle the following:
  • Marble or glass tabletops, heavy wall ornaments and mirrors 40″ x 60″ or larger
  • Pool table
  • Bulky, fragile items like large trophies, statues, chandeliers, etc.
  • Major appliances
Your self-packed cartons will need to be inspected by your packer before they can be loaded.  If items are improperly packed or cartons are susceptible to damage, they may need to repack them before thy can be safely transported. Here are a few more suggestions for a successful pack:
  • Empty drawers of breakables, spillables, non-transportable items and anything that would puncture or damage other items
  • Keep all parts or pairs of things together – for example, curtain rod hangers, mirror bolts, and other small hardware items should be placed in plastic bags and taped securely to the article to which they belong
  • Pack small, fragile, individually wrapped items separately or a few together in small boxes, cushioning with crushed or shredded paper.  Place small boxes in a single large bx, filling in spaces with crushed paper
  • Put a special mare (the number 1, or the letter A) on cartons you want to unpack first at your destination

Transporting Your Plants

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The U.S. Department of Transportation allows plants to be transported if the trip is less than 150 miles and transport time is under 24 hours.  However, some states quarantine plants at all times.  Overall, moving companies can’t ensure proper care for transporting plants and unfortunately, cannot be held responsible for their final condition.  Check with us at Florida Moving Systems, Inc (A North American Van Lines Agent) to see if plants are allowed for your move. transporting-house-plants-fl-move If you still wish to attempt transport on your own, keep the following in mind:
  • Allow your plants to store extra energy by giving them extra sunlight several weeks prior to moving day
  • Prune back overgrown leaves and branches one month prior to moving
  • Reduce feeding to minimize growth
  • Water thoroughly the day before moving
  • Stabilize the plant in a sturdy carton to prevent tipping

Customer’s Responsibilities When Moving

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Customer’s Responsibilities When Moving

As a customer, you have responsibilities both to your mover and yourself. They include:

  • Reading all moving documents issued by the mover or broker.
  • Being available at the time of pickup and delivery of your shipment.  If you are not available you should appoint a representative to act on your behalf.
  • promptly notifying your mover if something has changed regarding your shipment (ie…move dates, additional items, etc).
  • making payment in amount required and id to with your mover.
  • promptly filing claims for loss, damage or delays with your mover, if necessary.
 

What To Expect On Moving Day

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What-to-expect-on-moving-day Here’s a general idea of what to expect on the big move day:
  • If packing was arranged through Florida Moving Systems, Inc., (A North American Van Lines Agent) a team of specially-trained packers will arrive on loading day or before your scheduled departure.
  • Floor runners will be laid over carpets and flooring and padding placed around banisters and doorways to protect your home and contents.
  • Accompanied by you, the driver will prepare a detailed inventory report of the items to be moved, noting any special concerns or handling considerations.
  • You and the driver must sign the inventory to acknowledge the items loaded.  You’ll receive a copy to use at your destination.
  • All cartons and furniture to be moved are recorded, numbered, and color-coded.
  • Furniture as well as items that can scratch or cause damage are wrapped with cloth padding or stretch wrap.
  • The driver will ask you to sign a bill of lading (relocation contract) that confirms services performed, pickup and delivery schedules, and protection plan selected.
  • After loading, a walk-through of your house with the driver is necessary to make sure nothing has been overlooked.
  • You or a responsible person designated by you to act on your behalf must be present throughout the loading process.
If you have any questions, please contact your Agent Representative at Florida Moving Systems, Inc.,
TELEPHONE:  800.283.6683
LOCAL PHONE:  321.259.4330

A Few Reminders When Moving With A Pet

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Before moving your pet, here are some important reminders:
  • Schedule an examination by a veterinarian
  • Your veterinarian may suggest a tranquilizer or other precautionary measure
  • Obtain copies of your pet’s health and vaccination records and update identification tags
moving-with-pets-fl-moveIf you will travel by air, contact the airline well in advance to check regulations and services and to make reservations.  Book a weekday flight when there tends to be more cargo room.  Also, try to book a direct flight to reduce your pet’s confinement time.

Select a portable air-transport kennel that’s large enough for your pet to stand and move around.  Most airlines sell or rent these special carriers.  let your pet get accustomed to the kennel in advance of the trip.  mark the container “Live Animal”, and affix a label that includes your pet’s name, new address, phone number and special handling instructions.

If you will travel by car, acquaint your pet with car travel by taking it for short drives around the neighborhood. moving-with-pets-car-fl-move Don’t feed your pet for several hours prior to your trip.  Do, however, pack a canteen of fresh, cool water and stop frequently for drinks and walks.

If you stay overnight in a hotel, determine ahead of time if pets are welcome.  Finally (and this is important for ALL pets at all times) Never leave an animal unattended in a car.

Even in moderately warm weather, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in just a few minutes.  Conversely, in winter months, the temperature can drop will below freezing before you realize it.

Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel by car in their cages, provided the cage is stable, properly ventilated, and protected from drafts.  Covering the cage may help to keep your pet calm.

Happy Moving!!!