Washington DC Moving Company Offers Advice on Packing Your Valuables

Officials from Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan-based, Unified Moving Services, offer tips on safe packing, so that your valuables stay safe during the move.

Online PR News – 13-May-2015 – Hyattsville, Maryland – “Whether you are packing up your home in preparation of an upcoming move, or just packing extra things around the house for storage, there is a right way and a wrong way to pack,” says Gary Stone, president of Unified Moving Services (www.unifiedmovingservices.com" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com), a Maryland-based full-service moving company that specializes in both residential and commercial moves in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, as well as International moves. “For example, many people think that using newspaper to pack glass is pretty standard, but they don’t think about the fact that the dyes in the newspaper can actually stain valuable items.”

Stone offers the following list of common packing techniques ahead of your next big move. These tips, he says, will ensure that items are packed properly and safely.

1. Glass
“We, we all have used newspapers to wrap our glass, but it is actually better to use unprinted newsprint,” Stone explains. “This will ensure that you are not rubbing ink onto your precious belongings.”

Another option, he says, is to use bubble wrap, which should always be used when packing crystal, china, mirrors, and other especially fragile items.

“When using bubble wrap always make sure that you wrap your items with the bubbles facing out, away from the object,” Stone says. “This helps to keep the bubbles from leaving marks on the glass.”

2. Electronics
Electronics are susceptible to moisture and corrosion, Stone explains.
“When packing your electronics in bubble wrap, make sure to include a couple of desiccant packets,” says Stone. “This will help to draw moisture out of the area. These combined with good packing practices will help to protect your electronics.”

3. Appliances
“Whether moving or storing your appliances, it is incredibly important to ensure that they are properly prepped before the big move,” Stone says. “Refrigerators, for example, should be cleaned out. Drain the pan, clean off the coils on the back, and then make sure to leave the doors cracked open for air circulation. Leaving the doors cracked will keep moisture, mildew, and mold from ruining the interior of your refrigerator.”

Stone says that stoves and ovens should be prepped the same way, thoroughly cleaning the appliance and leaving the door cracked for air circulation.

“With proper prepping and then packing you will be able to protect your investments from damage,” Stone says. “When talking with different moving companies make sure you let them know what you need to move so that they know what precautions to take as well.”

Unified Moving Services is a full service moving company, located in Hyattsville, Maryland, that specializes in commercial, residential, local, interstate and international moves. Through an organized team of office staff, movers and a well established name and reputation Unified Moving Services has provided services to thousands of satisfied customers across the country and around the world. 2015 marks ten years of Better Business Bureau accreditation for the company. For more information call toll-free at 1-800-406-1649 or visit them on the web at www.unifiedmovingservices.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com/>.
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