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  Moving Your Living / Family / Great Room

From electronics to lamps, your main living area requires a little extra preparation prior to moving day.

Your van line operator will shrink wrap large, upholstered items for moving.

Most pictures and mirrors can be wrapped and packed in telescoping mirror moving cartons. Fragile or valuable fine art may require special crating and should be handled by your mover.
Audio Equipment
Special preparation is required to move CD players, DVD players, and record turntables.


Pack remote controls in the boxes containing the related equipment, or perhaps pack them all in a separate, clearly labeled box.


Pack speakers in well-cushioned dish packs.

Some large televisions will need to be crated prior to moving day. Let your moving company know if you have a big screen or plasma television.


Don't forget external antennas!


No special servicing is required when moving a VCR. When installing at the destination, place on a hard surface, provide appropriate ventilation for openings, and do not set objects on top.


Label cords and cables so you'll know which goes where, and pack them in the same box as the electronic equipment they go with.


Satellite Dish
Contact a satellite-dish distributorship for the disconnection and disassembly of this sensitive equipment. Depending upon the construction and size of the unit, it may need to be crated, a service which your moving company can provide.

Compact Discs, Tapes and Records


Family photographs, videos, slides, and negatives should be packed in separate cartons rather than being combined with other household items. (Note: watch these when moving to very hot or humid climates by making sure the storage area protects items from the elements.)

Silk or Artificial Flowers
Arrangements of artificial flowers should be packed in separate moving cartons. Wrap carefully in plastic wrap, tissue paper, or paper towels. If possible, fasten the base to the bottom of the moving carton to prevent shifting. Label the carton "FRAGILE - THIS SIDE UP."
Lamp Bases
After removing the light bulb and lamp harp (the frame that holds the bulb), wrap the base, harp, and bulb separately in newsprint. Place them together in a moving carton, filling voids with wadded paper.
Lamp Shades
Never wrap lampshades in newspaper, as the ink will soil the shade. Instead, carefully wrap each shade in three or four sheets of tissue paper, a pillowcase or a large, light towel.

Chandeliers and Leaded Glass Shades
It is best to have your mover crate large leaded or other glass lampshades or chandeliers.
Glass Table Tops, Marble Slabs, Large Mirrors, Paintings, Statues & Large Vases
It's best to consult with your moving company about custom-made cartons and crates for items of this kind. Paper should never be permitted to touch the surface of an oil painting.
Leave area rugs on the floor for the moving company to handle.

TV Stand/ Stereo Cabinet
Remove glass doors if possible and pack in a mirror moving carton.

A qualified service provider should take care of the preparations for moving a grand or baby grand piano.

Pool Table
Disassembly and crating of your pool table should be done by a third-party service. Contact a store that sells pool tables to obtain assistance.


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