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Packing & Unpacking Services


A Stevens crew member demonstrates the correct way to wrap dishes.

As part of your move plan, your Stevens Representative will discuss your plans for packing those items you plan to move. You may choose to have Stevens pack all of your goods, or you may choose to do some of your own packing, relying on the experts at Stevens to pack those hard-to-pack, fragile or meaningful items. We’ll work to create a pack plan that makes the most sense to you!

If you plan to pack yourself, please visit Packing TipsHow To Pack and Moving Boxes for useful information.

In addition to packing services, Stevens also offers similar unpacking services with each move we make. You may choose to have a few boxes unpacked or you may choose to have them all unpacked! Please contact your Stevens Representative for details on both packing and unpacking services and to discuss the level of moving coverage that’s best for you.

Benefits of Using Stevens’ Services

  • Professionally trained and certified packing experts
  • Specialty boxes and crating services
  • High-quality materials
  • Convenience
  • Peace of mind

If you decide to pack your own belongings, the responsibility of damage shifts from Stevens to you. With that in mind, you may want to let Stevens pack the more fragile items to assure that your items are delivered safely.

A Stevens crew member and customer wrap up their day of packing and review a high value inventory.

What to Expect When Packing

If you choose to have Stevens pack all of your items, you can expect quality and professionalism, as well as efficiency and special care. Our packing crews are trained and ready to go – making sure you don’t have to lift a finger. You can take it easy, knowing that the packers will know which boxes should be used, which items should be wrapped, which items should be packed together, and so on. Boxes will be labeled according to contents and which room they belong to, and will also be marked on inventory paperwork.  Rest assured that our crews will work diligently to keep your home and furniture safe while packing for the move. We take preventative measures to keep your home and belongings in pristine condition – we also offer Home Protection Kits as an extra precautionary measure.

What NOT to Pack

The packing process can be overwhelming and stressful. If you know what not to pack, you’ll save yourself some possible frustration down the line. Some items are best transported by you and should be kept with you while you’re en route to your final destination. A typical rule of thumb is that items you will need in the near future, items that have sentimental value and are irreplaceable, and items of high value should be kept with you. If you are able, keep these items in the trunk of your car and take them with you to destination. Some examples of these items could include:

  • Jewelry, watches, cash or other valuables
  • Important paperwork or necessary work items
  • Items that are beyond monetary valuable and absolutely irreplaceable to you

Please keep in mind that accidents do happen; it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you feel that an item cannot be replaced, keep it in your care and take it with you.

Items that are not meant to be packed should either be out of sight of the crew or clearly marked in some way. A good way to mark these items could be colored tape or sticky notes. Be sure to let the entire crew know that “items marked with this should not be packed”.

Unpacking Services

If you opt to have our crews unpack for you, they will go the extra mile to help you transition into your new home as smoothly as possible. The crews will carry boxes to the room that you designate and unload the boxes onto the nearest flat surface. Unpacking can take a lot of time and effort – some people choose to take the time to do it themselves, and others want to get the process over with as quickly as possible. Let us know what works for you. An added benefit to having Stevens unpack for you is that the crew can take the empty boxes back with them when they leave – that way, they aren’t cluttering your home and you don’t have to dispose of them yourself.  

Boxes

1.5 cubic foot box (Book or Small Carton)
This is the smallest general-purpose box, used for items such as books, CDs, DVDs, tools and canned goods.

3.0 cubic foot box (Medium Carton)
Known as the “workhorse” of boxes, smaller, heavier items are packed into this box. Small kitchen appliances, lamp bases, pots and pans and small outdoor tools are suitable for packing in this size carton.

4.5 cubic foot box
This box is used for non-hanging clothes, linens, larger lamp bases, lamp shades, unbreakable kitchen goods and toys.

6.0 cubic foot box (Large Carton)
The largest general-purpose box, this box is used for lightweight, bulky items including stuffed toys, pillows and winter coats.

Dishpack (Barrel or Dish Barrel)
Multi-layer construction makes this the safest and strongest of all boxes. Dishpacks are recommended for all breakable kitchenware, china and crystal.

Mattress Carton
All mattresses must be transported in boxes. King size box springs will require either twin or king boxes; please consult your Stevens representative.

Mirror Carton
Mirror cartons are expandable boxes used for mirrors, pictures and small glass table tops.

Wardrobe Cartons
This box is constructed so that hanging clothes and draperies will remain hanging during the move.

Specialized Cartons and Made-to-Order Crating
Specialty containers are available for items such as high-end TVs, golf clubs and grandfather clocks. Made-to-order crates are recommended for extremely fragile pieces. Please contact your Stevens representative for additional information on these services and containers.

Crates can be used to protect a wide variety of items, such as: pool table slates, chandeliers, animal mounts, large mirrors, and more.

The following items require extra care when packing:

  • China and glassware
  • Lamps
  • Silverware, silverplate, or sterling silver
  • Glass table tops, marble slabs, mirrors and art

Please ask your Stevens representative for more information on our packing services for these items.

Special Items

As part of your move plan, your Stevens Representative will discuss your plans for packing those items you plan to move. You may choose to have Stevens pack all of your goods, or you may choose to do some of your own packing, relying on the experts at Stevens to pack those hard-to-pack, fragile or meaningful items. We’ll work to create a pack plan that makes the most sense to you

Choose Stevens for Packing

If you’re looking to learn more about Stevens, check out our Customer Reviews page to see with others are saying about us. Otherwise, if you’re ready to start your move, here’s how to contact us. We are open Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST, so give us a call at (877) 490-0713 to schedule an in-home estimate, send us an email, or simply fill out our free in-home estimate form. Find out today what makes Stevens Worldwide Van Lines your preferred moving company.

 

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