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Stevens' Moving Professionals Sharpen Their Packing Skills

Whether you have wine glasses or works of art; or sofas or belt sanders, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines’ packing experts know the very best ways to secure them for a move.


Just in time for the “summer moving season,” Stevens Worldwide Van Lines recently hosted a “Packing Boot Camp” for its moving and storage company agents.


Stevens’ agents from Washington to New Jersey attended the training, which featured hands-on and practical workshops. They spent two days brushing up on skills including packing delicate items, padding furniture for moving, organizing and labeling moving boxes, and securing items for transportation.


The purpose of the two-day session was to share best practices and offer refresher skills for those in the moving industry who have the challenging jobs of packing and securing items for a move.


“When a family is moving out of one house and into a new home, they are counting on the moving company to get all of their furniture, their dishes, their electronics – everything they own – there safely and securely. That’s a tall order,” said Jim Welsh, Stevens’ vice president of operations, who developed the curriculum for the “Packing Boot Camp.”


“Stevens and its agents regularly train all of our packers, but this special session was an additional way to reinforce the very best ways to pack. Our goal is to make sure that items arrive at the new house in exactly the same condition as they were when they left the old house,” Welsh said.


Stevens is just in the beginning of the “summer moving season.” As  many as 70 percent of the nearly 40 million American who will move this year will pack up and move into their new homes between May and September.



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