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Moving specific glossary terms

All industries have their specific terms. Here are a couple that you might hear from your local moving company.

Short Haul
A move that takes place under 450 miles. Short hauls are (generally) performed with straight trucks, although tractor-trailers can, and are, often employed to complete large short haul moves.

Storage In Transit (S.I.T.)
Temporary storage of your household goods in the warehouse of the carrier or carrier’s agent, pending further transportation.

Straight Truck
A truck, generally one half the size and capacity of a tractor-trailer. Straight trucks are single cab and body vehicles (as opposed to a tractor-trailer on which the cab can be separated from the trailer).

Packing Tips 101 – The Don’ts

A few things that you should not be packing for moves.

  1. Money, securities, valuable papers or jewelry. Keep them with you.
  2. Flammable items: aerosol cans, paints, gasoline, etc.
  3. Perishable times: frozen foods, produce, plants, etc.
  4. Soaps, polishes or medicines.
  5. Kitchenware or other heavy items in boxes with dishware.
  6. Furniture made of pressed/engineered wood and/or particle board is not designed to be moved once it has been assembled. It therefore may not survive transport nor be repairable (since the glue and bracing hardware become compromised). You can always disassemble such furniture yourself prior to the move; we will then safely move the parts to your destination location where you can reassemble them.

Packing Tips 101 – Pictures

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