When preparing for your move, it is crucial to ensure your items are properly packed so that they are not damaged during transport. With HuberWilmot Moving & Storage, we offer professional packing materials and custom crating to cover any packing needs you may have.
On top of our packing materials, we can also provide packing and unpacking services. By having our professional packers come pack your items for you, it can save you time and help you have a stress-free moving process. You can have peace of mind knowing your items are being packed with expert care to minimize any damages from happening during your move.
Our custom packing and custom crating services will ensure your items are packed with no empty spaces and are safe from damage from start to finish.
If you are short on time and needing some extra supplies, we can help. We provide a full line of professional packing supplies available to you for purchase here at HuberWilmot Moving & Storage. We offer anything from HuberWilmot branded, military-grade moving boxes to shrink wrap to cords and much more.
We will also provide free delivery of any packing materials upon booking your reservations and rental of wardrobe cartons for the day of your move* (certain restrictions do apply, call for details).
Some of the packing materials we offer include:
|1.5 Cubic Ft. Book Carton||18”x12”x12”|
|3.0 Cubic Ft. Medium Carton||18”x18”x18”|
|4.5 Cubic Ft. Large Carton||24”x18”x18”|
|5.2 Cubic Ft. Dish Pack||18”x18”x28”|
|“Tuck-In” Office Tote||24”x18”x12”|
|18” Wardrobe Carton||18”x18”x18”|
|Packing Paper Per Bundle||N/A|
|Tape – 1 Roll||55 Yards|
If you would like the professionals at HuberWilmot Moving & Storage to take care of the packing and unpacking process for you, we can create a customized plan for you. Whether you need partial or full packing and unpacking services, we can take care of whatever items you need us to pack up for you.
When you are moving high-value and fragile items such as chandeliers, marble countertops and artwork, the typical cardboard box will not keep your items from being damaged. With our custom crating services, we design and build crates at our facility that are specifically made for your items, so you can ensure that they are safe from damage during transport.
We are able to create custom wooden crating solutions for any of your specialty items to fit your needs and budget.
For top-quality crating and packaging solutions, go with the trusted experts at HuberWilmot Moving & Storage. For more information, you can give us a call today at (703) 488-7117 or fill out our online form for a free estimate.
What is an Inventory?
The driver will generally inventory your shipment as he or she loads it (although it is not required by law). When completed, the inventory provides a detailed, descriptive listing of your household goods, along with the condition of each item when received by the mover.
Be sure that everything listed on the inventory is correct. This is not always the easiest task, as you will find things written on the inventory such as “PBO,” which means “packed by owner.” The contents of this carton cannot be listed, as the driver is simply not able to see inside each box. You will also sometimes find “CP” on a line item in the inventory, which means “carrier packed” container.
You may also notice, in the middle column on your inventory form, a line that has many seemingly random letters and numbers associated with a specific item. This is where a driver uses inventory code to make note of the condition of an item. To understand this code, you can refer to the top of the inventory sheet for a legend that will explain what each code means. For example, SC means scratched; C means chipped; the number 3 refers to the right side of piece; and 8 refers to the top of the piece. This is a simple (and consistent) way for the driver to make note of any irregularities or existing damage.
Remember, this inventory is for you to keep track of what is loaded, and the condition of each item. If damage occurs on a certain piece during the loading process, make a note of the inventory tag number on that item and indicate it in the far-right hand column on the line that corresponds with that piece. This is the document that will be scrutinized when the claims process is initiated, so it is important to have the damage clearly noted.
This inventory should also be used at-destination when your shipment is delivered. Use the inventory to verify the articles that are delivered and, again, note an exception to the condition of any items as they are brought into your home. Point out the damage to the driver.
What often occurs is that a piece of furniture has been in your home for many years and you grow accustomed to looking at it in a certain place and in a certain light. When you bring that same piece into your new home, you may notice damage that may have been there for a long time. The driver will have noted the scratch or chip at your origin residence. If you are not sure if it was existing damage or new damage, ask your driver to explain the condition of the piece as he noted it on the inventory during the loading process. This is the quickest way to distinguish new damage from what was there all along.
Our drivers are incredibly careful about the way they handle your items, and the inventory is their safeguard against potentially fraudulent damage claims. Use this inventory to your advantage in making sure that you are protected, just as the driver uses it to protect himself or herself.