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Make Your Move Safe and Easy with These Packing Tips

Tips on Packing Delicate Items from Ray Moving & StorageRay Moving & Storage’s professional packing crews are trained in the best packing methods which provide maximum protection for your possessions. And that’s why it’s so much easier and safer to have us pack for you.

And, of course, we always use cloth pads on your wood furniture and plasticshrink-wrapping on your upholstered items to protect them on the move. Woodcrates will be made for extra fragile items and over-sized items, such as crystal chandeliers and artwork.

***Ask your Sales Representative for a free packing quote! *****

Packing and Moving Tips

We have collected answers to our customers’ most common questions and included various move tips in one easy page! If you don’t find your answer on this sheet or in your Move Kit, please call or email us!


BOXES AND PACKING MATERIALS MAY BE PURCHASED FROM US. You can either pick them up at our warehouse in Greensboro/Statesville or have them delivered for FREE with a minimum purchase of $30. Boxes are also available for purchase at Ray Self Storage offices in Burlington.

ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE BOXED UP TO BE MOVED: Allow one 8-hour day per room if packing yourself!

  • Lamps and lampshades China, stemware, and silverware
  • Artificial floral/plant arrangements Linens, including pillows and towels
  • All glass items including pictures/mirrors/shelves/glasstops Pack anything smaller than a toaster oven
  • Draperies and window coverings Use small cartons for heavy items please
  • Tools, books, heavy articles/weights Packed cartons should NOT rattle. No plastic bags
  • Hanging and loose clothing Boxes MUST be closed and sealed! Except High Value
  • PACKING DRESSER/CHEST OF DRAWERS: Clothes and linens CAN normally remain in the drawers unless going to our warehouse storage where they will be inventoried separately.

PACKING, LOADING, AND UNLOADING: You or your representative must be present at origin and destination.

MIRRORS, PICTURES, ETC: If attached to walls with screws, please remove prior to mover’s arrival.

ATTICS: If the attic is not floored or has a set of pull-down stairs, please remove all items and place them in an area accessible to the movers.

WASHERS/DRYERS/ICEMAKERS/WATERBEDS/GRANDFATHER CLOCKS: Our movers cannot disconnect or reconnect appliance hoses. They cannot take out the weights and pendulum of grandfather clocks as well. Waterbed mattresses must be drained and packed before mover’s arrival. If you are unable to do the above services, we CAN schedule a third party service at your convenience. Prices are available from your Sales Representative or your Move Coordinator.

VALUABLES: Cash, coin, stamp collections, jewelry, or important papers should NOT be included in your shipment. Items above $100 per pound should be listed on a High Value Inventory sheet included in your Move Kit.

FIREARMS: Firearms ARE allowed in accordance with the Brady Bill. Please ensure that weapons are unloaded! Ammunition is NOT allowed.

PHONES: Please leave your home phone connected until the day AFTER loading in case we need to call you.

NON-ALLOWABLE ITEMS: There is a list of items we can’t move in your Move Kit. Please arrange to move these items separately from our shipment. These items include oil-based paints, full or empty propane tanks, corrosive cleaners…

Proper packing is one of the most important steps in safely transporting your belongings. A hard copy of this sheet is also inserted in the Move Kit your Sales Representative will give you during your free on-site survey. If you decide to do some or all of your packing, we can supply you with a free how-to-pack guide. You’ll find specific step-by-step instructions on properly wrapping and packing items that require special attention.

Client Reviews

Overall Rating / 58 Total Testimonials

4.8 Out of
5 Stars

Ray Moving & Storage, Inc.

5.0 out of 5 stars
- July 18, 2017

The process went great! From the initial quote to the big load day, all went great! I have to hand it to the crew of guys that did the loading. They were patient and caring. I think they did a super job!


4.5 out of 5 stars
- July 15, 2017

The packers did a good job, the movers/driver arrived on time and also did a very smooth loading/ unloading.


5.0 out of 5 stars
- July 14, 2017

My wife and I were very pleased with our moving crew and their efficiency. The move to our new house was worth every penny. The crew was extremely polite and honest.


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