Packing and Crating by Moving Specialists

Poor packing is the most common cause of breakage and loss during a move. Transporting fragile and delicate items involves much more than placing them into boxes. While some items like bedding, towels and books don't necessarily call for professional attention, other items demand the kind of protection only experienced packers can provide.

Bekins has packed the personal possessions of thousands of families. This experience has shown us which materials and packing methods provide the most reliable protection. We use only clean cartons of various sizes to custom pack your belongings. For those items that need extra attention, we can construct special wooden crates.

Individually wrapped chinaware and stemware is placed into specially designed containers. Valuable antiques, chandeliers, marble tops and other delicate items may require custom wooden crates. Bekins builds each crate to fit the item perfectly and also cover the article inside the crate with protective padding.

Each piece of silverware is protected by scratch-proof, tarnish-resistant tissue and double wrapped before packing for individual protection.

Bekins handles lamp shades only by their wire framing, place them in lined cartons for added cushioning. Ceramic lamps usually require careful packing, or even crating.

Dust-proof, reinforced wardrobe cartons keep clothing and draperies neat and clean, so they're ready to use, right away, when you arrive at your new home.

Reinforced, telescoping cartons offer maximum protection for mirrors and glass-front pictures. Mirrors and glass-front pictures are taped, then wrapped with soft, non-scratching paper and sealed in special corrugated cartons.

Custom built wooden crates and protective packing safeguard antique tables, marble table tops, crystal chandeliers, fragile vases and other priceless possessions.

Bekins also offers full insurance only on items packed by Bekins professional packers.