Ella Andrews, Guest Writer
The first and most important thing is to use your free time to consider all the options. Start with the organization at least a couple of months before the planed date for the move. This will give you enough time to do everything in advance, which is much better than hurrying in the last minute.
The organization may include a number of factors, which will help you with the choice of the right location. Factors, such as whether you move for school, or to see parents for the long holidays, are very important. Take into account your preferences for the arrangement of your new place – where are the connection points, the switches for the lights and the lights themselves, where is the best spot for a better Wi-Fi performance, etc.
Do some de-cluttering and sorting. Put aside all the useless objects that you’ve been hoarding over time. You don't want to pay for extra space and to get rid of them right after unloading the moving van. Empty all wardrobes, drawers, lofts and closets, while putting the clothes in pales, ready for packing. Donating to charity, selling by advertisement or to second-hand buyers are only a couple ways to get rid of the old clothes.
Search for a removal company in your region, as soon as you see the true scale and size of your possessions that you want to move to the new house. Scroll through the sites of the removal companies and request as many quotes as possible if you want to choose the best one that suites your needs. Ask which fees to pay, as well as whether the company makes any discounts if paying cash.
Choose the right boxes in terms of size, materials, protection amenities, etc. A great tip is to discuss this with the removal agency, because they may have rental, plastic or recyclable boxes, as well as help you with very useful advice to prevent breaking fragile or expensive items.
When moving quite big furniture – consider renting a bigger van with a mover. Choose the best moment for the move if you want to enjoy a smooth and trouble-less move. This moment is usually outside the big holidays when no one’s coming and going everywhere. The big and heavy items are difficult to handle, so another great tip is to call friends to provide assistance on the moving day. Or else, call two, three or more men with a van company – they are well trained and experienced in heavy lifting.
Make yourself a list with To-Do steps for the moving day, as well as inventory sheet/moving checklist that will help supervise the movers in their work. Such an inventory sheet will also help you in a myriad of other things, for example: labeling of the boxes, monitoring the condition of the objects, taking special notes, numbering the boxes, etc.
When it's time for packing - just follow the checklist and you can easily keep everything in order. Keep in mind that if you are doing the packing by yourself, the company is not liable for damages to your boxes. Deal with some partial packing and let the experienced movers do the difficult part.
There are plenty of important organizational activities, which should take place on moving day too. Supply your friends, helpers, and strongest family members with gloves for heavy lifting. Make a quick comprehensive tour around the house with the packing crew so they can see the volume and number of the packages they should handle. Inspect the route to the front door of the house and remove all the bumps and imperfections in the terrain.
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Ayla Urwin-Toll P.R. Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Everyone wants to stay within budget when moving. This often involves getting multiple quotes for the service and choosing a company that is within your budget, but isn’t so low of a price that you question their quality. And, if it wasn’t obvious, a quote is only as good as the information it is based on. This means that to receive an accurate quote, you must give accurate and complete information to the person generating that quote. Below are some tips on how to be prepared and get that accurate quote.
1. Be forthcoming with any information regarding your move.
Yes, you want to save as much money as you can during the moving process, but you are better off being honest about what you have and anything that may increase the time it takes to perform your move. We do not charge extra for moving items up stairs or if we have a long walk from the truck to your new home, but we can give a more accurate quote for how many hours the move will take if we know such information. It can also take more time if you have numerous large, heavy pieces of furniture. If you give accurate information upon scheduling your move, your estimate is more likely to be the amount you actually pay.
2. Ask questions! We are here to help you.
If you aren’t sure how a particular policy of ours works, then ask questions. It is much easier for us to explain any company policies or procedures prior to a move than the day of. For instance, when a customer books a crew for four hours and the men finish the job in three, then we will not charge you for the fourth hour. Or perhaps you are moving out-of-state and only need Moving Made Smooth to load your rental truck. We would ask you to provide your own moving blankets by purchasing them from a company like Northern Tool or by renting some along with your truck (it is pretty easy to rent some along with a U-Haul, for instance). If we are performing both the load and unload, then they would be provided for you.For any move we provide any dollies, furniture moving straps, and floor & door protection.
3. Make a list of things a moving company is likely to ask if you’re planning on getting multiple quotes.
Some examples of what you should have on your list is date of move, any preferred times, load address, unload address, the size of your truck or desired size, flights of stairs in your dwelling or in the apartment complex, list of large, unusual, or heavy furniture, and include any special needs you may have. This allows you to be prepared for most of the questions a mover will ask when giving a quote or booking your move.
Thank you for reading our latest blog and, as always, have a great move!
Ella Andrews, Guest Writer
Moving house is often feared by many, both for the psychological implications and the work to be done to complete the operation in time.
The best solution, in case you do not have the necessary help from your loved ones or when the objects to be moved are many, is to rely on a firm specializing in removals. One of the areas that require particular attention in terms of removals is the kitchen. The operation of dismantling, if you decide to proceed on your own with the kitchen removal, needs much time available, in addition to a certain familiarity with the job to be done. You will also need specific tools, such as drills, screwdrivers, and suitable wrenches. A moving company may help you deal with this.
If the furniture is modern, it is likely that some complex technologies have been used in the assembly, which means that a precise disassembly is necessary. But even those who have kitchen furniture of a certain value should consider the opportunity to rely on a moving company that can remove the kitchen without any problems, making sure that the value of the objects is carefully preserved. Considering the single objects, try also to think of the weight of them in order to avoid boxes that cannot be lifted and above all to decrease the risk of damaging anything. Given the fragility of items such as glasses and plates, a useful tip is to make use of bubble wrap; by using a couple of sheets as box protection before inserting any object you will avoid any possibility of damage. The plates, after being packed individually, should be placed in the boxes vertically; to prevent them from moving around, be careful to fill the horizontal volume available. If the box is not completely full, you should think of filling the space with quite small objects, like saucers, teapots or ornaments. Obviously, these must be individually wrapped. When done, close the container, putting the word ‘Fragile’ on it.
With regard to items such as glasses and cups, contrary to what takes place for the dishes, they will have to be inserted in the box by placing them in a horizontal position. Try to put the heaviest on the bottom and, if you need to stack multiple layers, remember to separate each of them with the bubble wrap. In the event that some bottles are to be moved, try to find boxes of medium size, wrap the objects in one or more sheets of bubble wrap and place them standing in the box. Turning to the pots, if they are different sizes it is possible to fit one inside the other but, in this case, remember to place a sheet of paper on the bottom of the previous pot so as to avert the danger of scratching the inside. Always try not to overdo the weight of the boxes, as this may cause problems especially when the entrance of the new home is far away from the street or if it is necessary to walk up some stairs before reaching the destination.
The important thing is that the boxes are filled to the edge. This will prevent dangerous movement of the contents. For users who are wondering how much it will cost to relocate a kitchen, the price of the service depends mainly on the number of boxes to be transported, the distance of the path between the two houses, the presence of an elevator, but also from the period in which the move needs to be made. This is an aspect that is often overlooked, but in reality, comparing the tariffs applied during different periods of the year, it appears that these increase in some months, when the demand is very high.
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Written by Ella Andrews, Guest Writer
Sooner or later that time of your life when you need to change location will come knocking on your door and will invite you to think hard about it. Not the end goal of the relocation itself, but rather the process of moving house, which comes with a lot of stress, and it requires you being careful, patient, and diligent. It is not something you cannot handle, as people have been doing that for an eternity, and are quite accustomed to it. You have all the qualities needed, you simply need to exercise them. Yes, there will be stress, there always is, but you need not struggle for it, and you need not give in to it. Here are some tips you can follow to make your move as easy as possible.
• Before the packing starts, make sure you have a moving checklist. That is to say, take a pen and paper and start listing everything – literally everything – that you will be taking with you. Make a copy of it for the removal company as well.
• Find a moving company before you start packing. This search might take you a day, or it might take you a week. You need to find a reliable one that will take care of everything you need, and will need to insure your belongings, so make sure that the one you get has all the legal papers required.
• When packing, make sure you use boxes, and never bags, especially if you want all your things intact. Boxes are not a guarantee, of course, but, unlike bags, they will not bend and warp items just by piling them up. And do make sure you pack tight – the less space there is, the less damage there will be. Use as many packing materials you can find, like newspaper or bubble-wrap.
• If you have kids, you should pack their room last, and when you get to the new place, unpack it first. During a stressful event such as moving, kids can be a huge distraction and sometimes an obstacle, and so you should change their habitat as little as possible.
• If you have pets like cats or dogs, it might be a good idea to find them a portable pet crate. This way you ensure that they will not get in your way when things get most hectic. And do not think of it as inhumane – it is only a temporary measure to have a less stressful move.
• Do not forget to relocate your mail, and call all your house services – phone, electricity, etc. – to inform them about your relocation. You do not want bills in your name to keep piling up at the old address.
• Take any help that is offered during the move. The loading and unloading will be faster, the unpacking, much swifter. Do not get too arrogant about any element of the move – there is always room for failure, and you need not fill it.
Follow these tips and you should have a pretty uneventful, and hopefully peaceful moving process.
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Ayla Urwin-Toll P.R. Representative with Moving Made Smooth,Inc
Moving to the country side can bring relaxation and a sense of peace that a city environment cannot offer. Most people who make the transition from city life to living in a small town are capitalizing on this fact. Take a look below to see some useful tips when making this transition.
• Remember to pack a lunch or grab some snacks for the day you move into your new country home. Often people forget that stores are a lot further from home and unlikely to be open 24 hours in small towns. These circumstances could make your move day even more tedious if you forget to bring food and beverages with you.
• Make sure that your phone service, internet, & cable/satellite are to your needs. There's nothing more annoying on a stressful move day than spotty cell phone reception. Try to troubleshoot any difficulties you may have before moving in. Buy a signal booster if you need to.
• Be sure that you can hire movers to unload your belongings in your new area. Keep in mind that some companies will not be flexible with their service area.
• See if your current job offers telecommuting. Working from home can sometimes give people the extra peace & quiet they were looking for. If not, small towns can offer a rich variety of jobs or perhaps you can bring a skilled trade to the town.
• Mingle. Try and become friends with people in your new community. Check out public places or community attractions and events.
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