Avoid These 4 Common Moving Mistakes


When moving day arrives, you want to be fully prepared with well-packed boxes and backups in case your friends can't help you move. Unfortunately, there are some common mistakes that keep a move from running smoothly. Here are some mistakes to avoid when you are moving house. Packing Boxes Too Heavy Just because you have a large box that is in great condition, doesn't mean you should fill it to the very top with all your heavy items.

14 January 2016

2 Tips For Hiring Movers For The 1st Time


If you are moving, and have decided that you want to hire movers to assist you, you should follow the tips below. #1: Have The Moving Company Visit Your Home Before Signing A Contract Once you determine which moving company you want to hire, make sure that you have them visit your home before you sign a contract with them. This will allow them to provide you with a more accurate estimate so that there are no surprise costs or fees on the day of your move.

13 January 2016

Protecting Your Things While They Are In Storage


If you are putting your stuff in storage the last thing you want to happen is to not be able to find some of your items or to have them come out damaged. The information provided here will help you to secure them properly and to label them in a manner that allows you to find them right away if necessary. Secure your cords One way appliances often get damaged is when the cords accidentally get pulled on, either by setting something heavy on top of them without realizing it, or by tripping on them during the moving process, which also creates an added risk of someone injuring themselves.

11 January 2016

Hiring Professionals To Ensure Safety Of Fragile Items During A Long-Distance Move


Poor packing of fragile items is one of the main causes of breakages during a long distance move.  Considering that the truck will travel for many miles over a considerable period of time, it is important to ensure everything is correctly packed. Trained packers from a reputable long distance moving company understand that delicate and fragile items are not simply placed in a box, but require special care. Therefore, they will use the right packing materials and techniques to ensure safety of your fragile items, such as mirrors, glasses, and kitchen utensils during the long journey.

8 January 2016

Taking Advantage Of A Long-Distance Moving Company


Are you preparing for a long distance move? If you are, the thought of getting everything you own across a few states can definitely be stressful, especially if you are with little help and are on a tight time schedule. Well, rather than attempt this move on your own, give yourself a break and a more enjoyable moving experience by hiring a long-distance moving company. There are many benefits that you can take advantage of when hiring a professional out-of-state moving company, like the following:

7 January 2016

Best Practices For Moving Artwork


In many cases, anyone with a little common sense who understands basic care standards for art might be able to safely move artworks from one location to another. The main objective is to prevent damage. If delicate pieces are handled, it will take more than ordinary care. The work created in a studio will need to be carefully prepared and packaged to safely transport them to a museum or gallery. If it is a larger piece, you must be sure the widths and heights of the doors are large enough.

5 January 2016

Moving To Another State? Why You Shouldn't Ship Your Stuff In The Mail


If you are currently planning on moving to another state, you are probably looking into all of your options and trying to determine how to best ship your stuff to your new home. One tip that you might have heard of is to send your stuff to your new address in the mail. Although this might seem like a good idea, you'll probably find that hiring an inter-state moving company can be a far better option.

1 January 2016

Safe Piano Storage


If you own a piano and are in the process of moving or simply do not have ample room to keep it at the moment, safely storing it is your best option. Pianos that are stored must be taken care of in order to avoid problems with the instrument later on such as warping or going out of tune. If you're considering putting your piano into storage, here are some tips to help make sure you keep your investment safe.

30 December 2015

4 Tips For Moving With Children


If you're faced with a move, this can be a stressful time. However, if you have children, this can make moving even more difficult. It's ideal to know effective ways that will work to lessen your load and your anxiety level when you have a large family. There are certain things that you can do and taking the time to learn what these are may certainly make your move a better one!

28 December 2015