Place bedding in large boxes or garbage bags that are clean and secure. Light articles such as blankets or pillows may be put into furniture drawers.
Box springs and mattresses may be placed into mattress covers or cartons. OMS will dismantle your beds, place them on furniture blankets inside the truck.
Wrap china and all fragile objects in wrapping paper individually, preferably using small boxes, or dish pack boxes. Large plates and heavy items should be placed in the bottom of the box; smaller items, such as glasses and saucers should be placed on top. Do not over pack each box, or place items above the edge of the box.
Books should be packed into small, book cartons, and secured with packing tape. Wrap valuable books individually. DO NOT pack books in furniture drawers as the extra weight could damage your furniture. Pack canned goods in small, sturdy boxes. Do not over pack. Boxes should not weigh over 50 lbs.
Defrost and thoroughly dry your refrigerator before moving. This is very important. The doors should be left open several hours to air after defrosting. All trays, shelves, and removable parts should be removed and wrapped separately. All perishable food must be removed as well, and can be placed into a cooler with ice to preserve.
Wardrobe boxes are provided by OMS for an extra charge and are used to transport hanging clothes from your closet. Wardrobes will hold approximately 25 hangers depending upon the size of your garments. This is the best way to transport hanging clothes as they will be transported to you clean and wrinkle-free. Other clothing should be placed in medium to large boxes, suitcases, trunks, or left in dresser drawers.