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moving tips

Moving Tips

Pack as much or as little as you prefer. America’s Most Reliable Movers is willing to do the whole job, or any part of the packing job. Whatever you decide, we want your move process to go as smoothly as possible. These packing tips will help.


Here are a few general suggestions that will make packing easier:

  1. Plan how you will pack.
  2. Pack items first that you don’t use often.
  3. Start packing as soon as you find out your moving.
  4. Never pack flammable items or non-allowable items.
  5. Use generous amounts of paper and bubble wrap inside the boxes on the top and bottom to provide good cushion.
  6. List contents and room on the outside of the boxes.
  7. Clearly mark “FRAGILE” on the outside of boxes.
  8. Use clean newsprint paper. Old newspapers may work, but use them carefully because the ink may rub off onto your items. Clean “newsprint” paper is available threw America’s Most Reliable Movers.
  9. Write “Open First” on Boxes containing essential items such as cooking utensils, toiletries, etc.
  10. Separate breakables and non-breakables.
  11. Pack all boxes tightly.
  12. Use professional packing tape, masking tape is not strong enough to support fully packed boxes. Packing tape is available threw America’s Most Reliable Movers.
  • China: Carefully wrap china in sheets of clean newsprint paper. Place newsprint paper in the bottom of a dish pack for cushioning. Wrap each piece individually then wrap up to three in a bundle with a double layer of paper. Place these bundled items in the moving box in a row on edge. Surround each bundle with crushed paper, being careful to leave no unfilled spaces. Add two or three inches of crushed paper on top of the bundle to protect rims and make a level base for the next tier. Horizontal cardboard dividers can be helpful in keeping layers level. Smaller plates, saucers, and shallow bowels can make up a second layer. Wrap and pack in the same way as larger items.
  • Silver: Silver is nested together and wrapped. The nested packs are cushioned in the silver chest. The chest is then wrapped in clean paper.
  • Stemware: Stemware is individually wrapped with protective paper inserted into the goblet and around the stem. Each goblet is cushioned by a thick wrapping and placed stem up in a specially tiered Dish pack.
  • Soft Goods: Soft goods like pillows and bedding are packed in lined moving box separated by layers of clean paper.
  • Shoes: Pack shoes in their original shoebox, if possible, and place in a moving box. If shoeboxes are not available, individually wrap them to prevent abrasive damage.
  • Clothes: Clothes are left on hangers and hung in a special wardrobe Box.
  • Lamp Shades and Bases: Handle lampshades by their wire frames only and place in a moving box lined with paper. Surround the shade with protective paper. Shades can be nested inside each other, as long as they are separated by paper.
  • Stereos and other electronics: If possible, pack electronics in their original boxes. As long as proper packing materials are used (bubble wrap, newsprint, foam sheeting, comforters/blankets, pillows, etc.), electronics can be safely packed in sturdy boxes.
  1. Start by padding the bottom of the box with a generous amount of packing material.
  2. Wrap electronic with paper and place in moving box.
  3. Tightly pack padding around and on top of the unit to prevent damage.
  4. Firmly seal the box.
  5. Label the box as “Fragile – Top Load.”

Note: When you unpack your electronics, let them reach room temperature before plugging them in.

  • Books: Lay books flat in the moving box, alternating the spine and open side of the book. Place a piece of paper between books to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Statuary and Figurines: Wrap statuary and figurines with bubble wrap, then snugly wrap with clean paper. If bubble wrap is not available, use clean paper to wrap the item until it is adequately cushioned.
  • Bottles: Bottles are taped shut and wrapped in clean newsprint. For extra security, place bottles in a re-sealable, watertight bag before wrapping and placing in moving box.
  • Mirrors and Glass: Wrap the picture or mirror in a generous cushion of clean paper. Place in a flattened packing or telescoping box. Carefully tape and seal the box. Always stand glass, pictures, and mirrors on their edge. DO NOT LAY FLAT.
  • Computers: If possible, pack computers in their original box. As long as proper packing materials are used (bubble wrap, newsprint, foam sheeting, comforters/blankets, pillows, etc.), computers can be safely packed in sturdy boxes.
  1. Start by padding the bottom of the carton with a generous amount of packing material.
  2. Wrap computer parts generously with paper and place in box.
  3. Tightly pack padding around and on top of the unit to prevent damage.
  4. Firmly seal the box.
  5. Label the box “Fragile – Top Load.”
  6. Be aware of special considerations for internal workings of the computer.
  7. Take all valuables with you, including jewelry, money, firearms, ipads, ipods, computers, video games units, etc.


1) We are often asked to perform tasks that border the line of impossible. AmrMovers will not be responsible for damage caused by non-routine moving including but not limited to, standing pieces on end, sharp turns, difficult stairways, snags and sharp edges in work areas and doorways, handing over balconies, railings, etc., tight squeezes, and damage caused by weather.

2) We only move empty aquariums and will not insure them unless they are properly crated.

3) We do not insure food in refrigerator’s or freezers, we expect them to be empty before the move. We can not be held liable for food spoiling.

4) AmrMovers will not disconnect or reconnect washer/dryer, ice makers, or refrigerators. AmrMovers are not licensed plumbers.

5) AmrMovers cannot be responsible for the working condition of major appliances.

6) AmrMovers will not take a truck off pavement. If the move requires us to take the truck off pavement we do not cover septic tanks, water lines, power lines, or landscape. It is assumed all driveways are structurally sound and should hold the weight of AmrMovers trucks. In rare occasions the weight of our trucks could crack a driveway, if a contractor does not pour the concrete up to code specifications. At any rate if you do not feel your driveway will hold the weight of our trucks, please let us know in an email to prior to your move. AmrMovers cannot and will not take responsibility for unstable parking surfaces. Any time spent positioning the truck(s) or time lost due to truck(s) getting stuck will be at customer’s expense. At finish of the job, the clock does not stop until our truck(s) are back on the municipal street. It is also assumed that all power and cable lines should be high enough for our truck to access, if you are concerned about us knocking down any lines please email us in advance of the move at to make us aware. WE WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGED POWER, OR CABLE LINES.

7) AmrMovers will not work in unfloored attics. Ceiling damage and personal injury may result. AmrMovers assumes no responsibility for ceilings.

8) You may move your own glass, porcelain, ceramics, etc. yourself. If you wish, we will move them carefully, but will not be responsible for breakage and/or resulting damage.

9) For safety reasons, small children and pets must be out of work area.

10) AmrMovers will not move flammables or hazardous material due to Florida laws.

11) Simulated wood products and pressed board/wood have poor structural integrity which does not lend itself to moving or repair. We will move these items carefully but cannot be responsible for damage of simulated wood or pressed board furniture.

12) AmrMovers only insures boxes we pack.

13) The condition of any item(s) boxed by customer are not insured by AmrMovers and is the responsibility of the customer.

14) AmrMovers shall, in no way, be responsible for the working condition of electronic equipment, grandfather clocks, or any other piece of mechanical equipment.

15) AmrMovers insures individual items by weight at .60 per pound per item.

16) Although AmrMovers trusts all of our movers we shall not be responsible for damage or loss to, checks, credit cards, passports, documents, cash, precious stones, jewelry, guns, medicine, paintings, statuary, computers, ipods, ipads, stamps, cell phones, coin collections, deeds, IRA’s, titles, cameras, video games, video game units, or other works of art or other similar valuables. These are all items that are expected to be moved prior to the move even if the customer has AmrMovers pack your belongings. Although we have had no issues with theft to eliminate any potential accusations in the future we simply will not move these items. THEY SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE HOME BEFORE THE MOVERS ARRIVE.

17) AmrMovers shall not be responsible for glass in any form or damage resulting from glass breakage. This applies to porcelain and ceramic items, also. All glass should be packed or Crated.

18) AmrMovers shall not be responsible for plants or pets/animals.

19) AmrMovers will not move your pool table.

20) AmrMovers assumes no liability or responsibility for any items and cargo placed in the customer’s own vehicle or rental equipment and which AmrMovers does not transport.

21) Any damage caused by incomplete floor areas, such as, but not limited to, subsequent damage to ceilings, will not be the responsibility of AmrMovers.

22) AmrMovers cannot be responsible for the working condition of major appliances.

23) The customer or his representative must be present during the move at all times and at the final “walk- through.” Our time runs continuously until payment is completed. Having your payment of cash, credit card, debit, cashiers chaeck, travelers check ready will save you time and money.

24) AmrMovers accepts all forms of major credit cards, debit, cashiers check, travelers check, and cash only. We do not accept any form of personal or business checks. Balance must be paid in full at the completion of the job.

25) AmrMovers will not insure the contents of our Labor Only Service. While renting a rental truck or container is a great way to save a lot of money the customer does accept full responsibility for all damage. This service is at the customer’s own risk. While we will load your rental truck or container to the best of our ability but we have no control over the way the truck is driven. Often times rental trucks do not have the air ride suspension our moving trucks have. When traveling long distance this may cause major damage even if packed properly. Since we cannot insure the loading of your labor only service we recommend you provide plenty of blankets/moving pads and we will be happy to pad all of your furniture.

26) AmrMovers reserves the right to reschedule the move at an agreed upon time, without liability if there is inclement weather, including, but not limited to, rain, hurricanes, etc.