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Are you ready to move in the Northern Virginia and Washinton DC areas? Here are some things to consider to help you get started!

You can purchase all your packing supplies and materials from Henderson's. We provide free local delivery of packing supplies. If you are moving with Henderson's ask about our used cartons that we supply to customers at no charge.

Packing Dishes and China

We usually recommend having china and dishware packed by professionals. If you do plan on packing china yourself use the appropriate China Barrel or Dishpack carton. Use separators and dividers and plenty of paper. Remember to stack dishes standing on edge and wrap each piece separately.

Mirrors and Pictures

Mirrors and pictures should be wrapped in paper and placed on edge in cartons. Place large pictures and paintings on edge in special mirror cartons. Large wall or dresser mirrors will be taken down by the movers and placed in special cartons or wrapped by the mover.  


DVD & CD Players

Before moving your DVD/CD player, there are procedures to follow which will protect your equipment from damage or mechanical failure due to normal vibrations that occur during transit.

The safest way to move your DVD/CD player is to pack it in the original box with the original packing. In the event that the original box is not available use a box large enough to fully protect the entire unit. The packing materials should fill the excess room in the box so that the player will not move during transit.

All DVDs and CDs need to be removed from the player prior to packing. Failure to do so may cause the disc to jam the player. The mover is not responsible for electronics packed by the owner

All wiring will need to be disconnected prior to the arrival of the moving company.

Computers and Video Recorders

Pack valuable electronic equipment in original cartons when available. Otherwise, use strong, corrugated cartons and place protective padding on the bottom of the carton. Wrap the item with paper or bubble wrap around the item and place it in its carton. Place additional paper or bubble wrap between the carton and the computer or video recorder. Wrap cords separately; label to identify usage and place in a plastic bag away from delicate surfaces.

If you have a printer, pack it in its original box. Remove the ink or toner cartridges from laser and ink jet printers. Remove all small parts and trays.

Major Appliances

Air conditioners, washers, dryers (electric or gas), and stoves should be checked and serviced by your local appliance company. The mover can assist with making these arrangements.Older style electric and all gas dryers need to be professionally disconnected.

Refrigerators and freezers must be completely defrosted one or two days prior to moving. We recommend that the inside be cleaned out with a bleach and water solution. The unit should be dried and aired to avoid mold growth and a musty odor. The mover is not responsible for damage due to climatic conditions and will not be responsible for any damage if the unit is not properly cleaned. All pans, trays, drawers, shelves, or removable parts should be removed and wrapped individually.

Television sets should be fully disconnected prior to arrival of the mover.Televisions should be unplugged and all wires removed or bundled. Upon delivery, the television unit should not be turned on for a period of several hours until the temperature of the unit reaches the same temperature of your home.

Waterbed mattresses and fish tanks should both be fully drained. Fold waterbed mattresses to remove the water from the internal baffles.

Lawn mowers and all gas operated machines should be completely drained of all gas. BBQ grills should be cleaned and propane tanks removed.

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