Mattress bags/cartons are a low cost solution to curb the spread of bed bugs & ensure your mattress is delivered without stains or marks.
Bed bugs spend 90% of their life hiding away, but at night they come out to drink blood. They can spread on public transit, movie theatres, building lobbys or virtually any fabric surface. While they cannot jump or fly, they still manage to thrive.
“It’s not about cleanliness or income or what neighbourhood you live in. You will see them in five-star hotels, condos, and even multi-million dollar condos. As long as you have blood, they don’t discriminate.” -Sean Meaghar.
On all international moves from Canada to the Unites States it is our policy to wrap mattresses in cardboard cartons or plastic bags. Many household shipments can combine in a single trailer. Even setting a bed down temorarly in a hallway can put your bed at risk.
The Bottom line is to be proactive, and eliminate bed bug risk by spending $8-12 on a mattress bag.
Toronto Bed Bug Project
Toronto Post Bed Bug Article: Rob Roberts
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sea containers are one of the ways we ship overseas. We just finished shipping this beautiful boat to Europe. Sea Containers come in a variety of different sizes and configurations to accommodate the cargo. This container has only two walls that fold down for loading.
For more information about containers visit the container blog
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I recently completed a move where the customer had packed their belongings into hundreds of used LCBO boxes. While they seem great because they are free and light weight, they are actually a nightmare for movers. Imagine a mover stacking these boxes over 10 high and wide, but because every box is a different shape and size it turns into a lopsided layer that can easily be knocked over or topple. The average mover is in great physical shape and carries 2-3 boxes safely, smaller boxes limit the amount of weight/volume we can carry, and take double the time for the same amount of items if packed in larger industry sized cartons. This is something to consider when paying by the hour for a local mover. Here is a quick guide to what carton sizes to use, and for what purpose:
1cubic foot carton (LCBO moving boxes): Please do not use!
2 cubic foot banker’s carton: Heavy items such as books, magazines, taxes
4 cubic foot carton: Medium weight items such as electronics or lampshades.
5 cubic foot carton: Light weight items such as pots and pans, linens or kids toys.
Aside from the LCBO boxes on this move there was a great deal of plastic tote bins which had removable tops. Not a single top was secured with tape, and had to be done on move day to ensure nothing would accidently fall out of the carton once the top falls off. Overall the right materials and packing can help your next move go faster and smoother.