How to Pack and Move a Grandfather Clock

grandfather clock

Taking Care of Father Time

A grandfather clock, also known as a longcase or a tall case clock, is the kind of item we might go for years without having to pack. It is also the kind of item that we simply can’t pretend to know how to pack. So for that day when we do finally find ourselves face to face with someone’s two century old Simon Willard we want to be armed with the necessary know-how.

Here are the 6 Major Points of the process. Continue reading


How To Pack a TV for Moving

How to Pack a Flatscreen TV

Two Tips for Protecting a Flat Screen

There’s nothing unusual anymore about packing up a flat screen television. Of course, that doesn’t make doing it any easier – or doing it right any less important. Here we put out a two-point plan for how to pack a TV for moving with an emphasis on keeping that pricey piece of entertainment safe. Continue reading


How to Pack Fish Tanks and Aquariums

How to Pack a Fish Tank

This article is part of our monthly Helper Newsletter – a collection of tips, training and resources we publish for the movers you can hire through the marketplace. We’re publishing it here because everybody’s moves should be easier (even if you’re not a HireAHelper helper).

Once upon a time a move crew and I walked into a customer’s plush home – and came face to face with a massive aquarium. Brightly-colored tropical fish. Lots of plant things. Coral and glass and mini rock formations. It was beautiful – and very intimidating. Continue reading


How to Pack Small, Heavy Items (Heavier Than Heavy)

A Weighty Proposition

Down in the basement, a pile of big and small weight-lifting plates. In the garage, a collection of nails and screws, and wrenches and assorted tools we barely even recognize. Out back, stacks of patio bricks left over from last year’s home-improvement project.

Snow Covered Bricks

Dense, heavy stuff. And it all has to go.

No problem. You know exactly what to do. Continue reading