Barrie movers furniture advice for moving day

Barrie movers furniture advice for moving day

These Barrie movers know how to keep your furniture safe on moving day.

NP Movers has been moving people across Ontario for over 20 years, earning many positive reviews. They’ve seen furniture and goods of all shapes and sizes and know how to keep it safe throughout the process.

The Barrie movers share furniture advice for moving day below.

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Barrie movers furniture advice

QuestionAnswer
Should we empty the dresser drawers?Yes, we recommend emptying the drawers as this reduces the weight of the dresser. The weight reduction makes it safer to handle when moving.
Can I use open-top boxes?It’s not recommended to use boxes without lids or tops. Items will fall out and become damaged or broken. Insurance doesn’t cover damage to items in open-top boxes. 
Do we have to remove the legs/pedestals off kitchen/dining room tables?Yes, if you don’t remove legs/pedestals off tables this takes up too much space on the truck. Also, with legs/pedestals off the table, it’s easier to maneuver the table through the home and doorways.
Should we empty filing cabinets?Yes, if the filing cabinet is full it can twist and damage the drawers inside while we are moving it.
Can we help load the truck?No, the customer isn’t allowed on the ramp or the back of the truck due to insurance purposes.
Can the mover help me carry something out?No, we’re unable to move items with the customer’s assistance due to insurance purposes.
If we’re not packed on the day of the move can the movers pack boxes for us?No, the movers aren’t packers and are unable to do so.
If there is a delay in getting the key to my new home do I still have to pay the mover for waiting?Yes, key delays are beyond our control. As soon as we start work we are on the clock until the truck is offloaded at your new home.
I have expensive artwork. Do I have to put them in picture boxes?Expensive artwork should be placed in picture boxes. It isn’t insured if it’s not properly placed in picture boxes. If you have artwork of extraordinary value it’s recommended you declare it and purchase additional insurance. You could also move it yourself if possible.

NP Movers contact information

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Email: npmovers@rogers.com
Phone: (705) 735-2761

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Barrie Movers prices: Get a free quote from NP Movers

When looking at Barrie movers prices, you want to make sure you’re getting a competitive rate and great service.

As a family-owned and operated business, NP Movers takes great pride in their work. Nick and Kathy Psihogios aren’t just small business owners, they’re also Barrie residents. They want to ensure that people in the community receive excellent service from people living in the community.

Additionally, NP Movers provides customers with fair rates.

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NP Movers reviews

NP Movers is dedicated to providing quality service.

The company has moved thousands of customers and plenty have taken time to write glowing reviews.

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NP Movers contact information – Barrie Movers prices

Want more information? You can reach us via email or phone.

Email: npmovers@rogers.com
Phone: (705) 735-2761

We hope to hear from you soon!

Best Barrie movers: What people are saying about NP Movers

NP Movers are the best Barrie movers.

They’ve been servicing Barrie and all of Ontario for over 20 years and have built up an impressive reputation. From the time you call to book your move, to the time the final item has been unloaded, you can feel confident in your decision.

See what people think about NP Movers and read why they’re the best Barrie movers.

NP Movers Google reviews – Best Barrie movers

There’s a reason why NP Movers is the first option that shows up on Google Businesses when you search Barrie movers on Google.

They’ve been providing quality and professional service for over two decades, ensuring customers receive the best possible experience leading up to and on their moving day.

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Let’s take a look at what customers have to say about NP Movers on Google.

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Star rating: 5/5
Review from Tammy Tooley: Colin, Jeorge and Ricky were absolutely amazing! They were very professional, respectful and super friendly.

They took very good care of my belongings; wrapping and protecting everything, ensuring that nothing was damaged. They were willing to help disassemble and put our furniture back together and placed everything where we asked.

I would definitely recommend NP Movers. From my first phone conversation with Kathy (who was extremely helpful, friendly and informative) to the last item moved, my experience was five stars! Thank you so very much for helping make our move so much easier!!!

Star rating: 5/5
Review from Jacqueline Taylor: I used this company for the first time on Saturday. I didn’t know what to expect. Colin and his crew arrived on time, they were very friendly, and professional!

They made me feel very comfortable. They worked carefully with everything they had to move!

I would highly recommend this company, from booking the day to move to the finish, everybody was very kind and professional.

NP Movers Three Best Rated

Three Best Rated seeks to provide customers with the best local businesses.

It’s no surprise that the organization has ranked NP Movers as one of the three best rated moving companies in Barrie.

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NP Movers Yelp Reviews – Best Barrie movers

Satisfied customers have also shared their positive experiences with NP Movers on Yelp!

The Ontario moving company has a five-star rating on Yelp!

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Phone: 705-735-2761
Email: npmovers@rogers.com

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Any jobs booked during the month of March (Mar. 1 – Mar. 30, 2024) will receive $50 off the final sale!

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About NP Movers – Barrie Movers

NP Movers has been servicing Barrie and all of Ontario for over 20 years. Our experience and expertise in the moving industry present customers with a seamless moving day experience.

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What people are saying about NP Movers

NP Movers have built an impressive reputation over the years.

We take great pride in our work as a family-owned and operated company located in Barrie. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring you have the smoothest experience possible on moving day.

Click here to see what customers are saying about NP Movers.

NP Movers contact information – Barrie movers

Email: npmovers@rogers.com
Phone: 705-735-2761

Call or email today and ask Kathy for your discount!

Going Away? 9 Tips to Protect Your Home

If you are moving, or going on vacation, 9 Tips to Protect Your Home in your absence:

 

  1. Have a Neighbour or Friend Check on Your House: having someone check in on your house every few days makes every difference in ensuring that nothing happens to your house while you are away. Have your friend bring in newspapers or any evidence that can build up and alert potential burglars that you are not home. This friend can also ensure that if there is any damage to the home (ie pipe burst, basement flood), you will know soon enough to make any repairs. If you do not know anyone local, there are companies that can do this for you.
  2. Stop the Mail: Better than having someone bring in your newspapers, if your time away from your house warrants it, stop your mail and newspaper delivery.
  3. Invest in a quality alarm system: An alarm system will save you money on insurance, but can also alert you (and/or your neighbourhood contact) if anything has gone on in your home while you are away.
  4. Smoke Detectors: Ensure that your smoke detectors are up to date and connected to your alarm system or other means of contacting emergency services.
  5. Install proper exterior lighting and exterior and interior cameras: this will allow you (and/or your contact) to check up on your house whenever you would like without actually being there. This will give you added piece of mind but also the chance to catch any potential problems before they get worse.
  6. Put a few indoor lights on a timer: this will give the illusion that there is someone home in case there is any burglars scanning the area for vacant homes.
  7. Ensure Your Yard is Cared For: Hire someone to make sure that your lawn stays trimmed or your driveway stays plowed. An untrimmed lawn or overflowing driveway can alert passersby that someone hasn’t been in the home lately.
  8. Electronics: Unplug all electronic devices and appliances that are not being used.
  9. Avoid Social Media: DO NOT post about your absence online.

Packing Glasses and Stemware

  • Stuff glasses and stemware with crumpled tissue or packing paper before wrapping.
  • Lay on the corner of packing paper and roll it one or two full rotations (depending on size); pull sides of packing paper up and over glass/stemware and continue rolling to the far corner.
  • Place glasses and stemware towards the top of your box. Heavier items (dishware, pitchers, etc.) should be placed towards the bottom of the box.

Delicate glassware and stemware should be placed in an upright position, not on its side.

No matter what you’re packing, you should use crumpled packing paper in between each layer to assure a snug fit wherever there‘s a gap. All boxes with “fragile” items should be marked accordingly.

Packing Cups

  • With packing paper in place on the work table, position one cup six to eight inches from one of the corners.
  • Now pull the near corner of the paper up and over the cup.
  • Nest a second cup directly on top, with handle to left (second cup should “nest” itself in packing paper folded over the bottom cups).
  • Pull the two side corner up and over, one at a time, and tuck corner inside the top cup.
  • Hold the bottom and top cup in position and roll cups to the remaining corner. Fragile mixing bowls may be rolled in the same manner.
  • Delicate cups, like china, should be wrapped one at a time. Antique glass or china should be stuffed with crumpled tissue and wrapped one at a time.

Moving Tips: Packing Dishware

  • Select a medium sized carton and line the bottom of the carton with crumpled packing paper.
  • With packing paper stacked neatly in place on a work table, center one plate on the paper.
  • Grasp a corner on several sheets of packing paper and pull the paper over the plate until sheets completely cover the plate. Stack a second plate on and, moving clockwise, grasp a second corner and pull sheets over the second plate.
  • Stack a third plate. Grasp remaining two corners, folding two sheets of each corner (one at a time) over the plate.
  • Turn you’re wrapped stacked of plates upside down onto your packing paper.
  • Re-wrap the entire bundles: start with one corner of packing paper and pull two sheets over the bundle, cover bundle with next corner, then the third corner; and finally, the fourth.
  • Seal the bundle with packing tape.
  • Place the bundle of dishware in a medium size box so that the plates are standing on edge.

Use this process on all saucers, bread and butter dishes, and other dishware. When packing smaller dishes you may chose to stack in greater quantity.

Moving Tips: Packing Pointers

Before actually packing up, you need to have a game plan. For example:

  • Pack one room at a time. This will help you when it comes time to unpack.
  • Pack a couple of cartons a day, starting well ahead of the move.
  • Mark all boxes, designating room and box number. Make a carton identification log to show the number of boxes packed per room, and the total number of cartons packed. It’s a good idea to leave space in your log for special comments section to note carton condition or location of high value goods. Notify your mover of any high value items.
  • Be sure to have plenty of “filling” material available.
  • Be sure that the bottoms of all cartons are secured and will hold the weight of the contents.
  • Packing tape or gummed tape is better than masking tape.
  • Pack heavier items towards the bottom of the box and lighter items towards the top. Try to keep a per-box weight of 50 pounds or less; it makes moving a lot easier. A general rule of carton size – the heavier the item the smaller the carton.

Moving Tips: Packing Materials

Use only strong, corrugated cartons with covers. The added protection of moving cartons may avoid damage that results from the use of poor quality material. We can assist you as to where you can obtain quality moving supplies. Your alternative is to collect boxes discarded by your grocery or liquor store. Save old newspapers for use in packing, but remember that ink may rub off and stain clothing or other items.

  • Plastic bags and labels for easy identification.
  • Foam peanuts, Styrofoam pellets or “popcorn”.
  • Tissue or craft paper for delicate packing jobs.
  • Corrugated paper rolls for figurines and fragile items.
  • Gummed tape (1 ½ to 2 inches wide) and/or strong twine for sealing cartons.
  • Markers and labels for identifying contents or cartons.
  • Scissors and/or sharp knife.