Is there anything that is definitely a no-go item?
Well, mainly those things you might expect – drugs, alcohol, weapons, ammunition, flammables, explosives, corrosives, fireworks, flares, gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, lamp oil, oil based paints, thinners, varnishes, lighter fluids, starter fluids, fire extinguishers, nail polish, nail polish remover, bleach, aerosol cans, matches, bottles with corks, all propane tanks (empty ones may be moved for local moves only), car and truck batteries. Shipping certain high value items or collections may require you to purchase extra coverage.
Suppose I pack myself ?
Why not? But be aware of the potential problems. For instance, standard/full valuation coverage will not pay out on goods packed by their owner (PBO) (unless the exterior of the box is heavily damaged) Our standard and full replacement insurance policies will not cover such boxes because all insurance companies classify these boxes as PBO/CU which means Packed by owner / contents and condition unknown. Only time there is coverage for this is if we do the packing of the boxes.
What about moving my expensive LCD or LED TV. Can you move these ?
We sure can. We recommend that you place your TV into the large protective box that it came in when you purchased it new. If by chance you threw away and discarded the box, it is no problem for us. We have the box you need for this expensive investment.
How long would Grosse Pointe Movers take to pack my goods?
Every home is different but we can normally Grosse Pointe Movers pack a home within a couple of hours.
I’m on a limited budget for my relocation, what are some ways that I can get my cost down?
This is a very good question. For starters, one of the most effective ways to save money and cut costs is to simply have a garage sale. When you begin packing, look for the items that you don’t use anymore or haven’t used in a very long time and place them in a quick garage sale.
Selling these items can add up to a substantial amount of money that can be used to lower your relocation costs when you are ready to move. And again, another trick is to have a laid out plan of where everything is going to be placed in your new home’s rooms. This will aid the movers in efficiency when the unload your household items which translates into less cost to your pocket book in the end.
Can I leave my clothes in their drawers?
Yes, you can! Just be sure not to leave anything else but clothing inside. Anything else that spills, breaks or shatters please have removed. Desk drawers should be empty and drawers left in or have them removed and moved by you.