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  • 1. Moving Articles and guide Every thing you need to know about moving Moving and Storage – What to Do When You Have No Place to Put Your Stuff November 1st, 2010 Sometimes moving and storage must inevitably go hand in hand. If you sell your home before you have a chance to buy a new one, you may be left with the need to store your things until you can find a place to put them. Renting a storage unit is not always ideal, but it is what most people consider when they have such a move. What you may not realize is that. Many moving companies offer storage to their customers for those times when you have no other place to put the contents of your home. Here is an idea of how that process works. The moving and storage procedure will usually start with a quote. If you know you need the storage, you should ask a company about that early on so you can see if they are right for you. You will likely get a few companies that can provide this service to you, and then it is a matter of finding the one that offers the best deal. Working with a reputable company should yield some security in the fact that your items will be in good hands. Consider both quality and cost in your comparison . Once you know who you will work with for yourmoving and storage, you may want to ask about any hidden fees that the company has. You may never have to pay them, but they are good to know. For example, you may be required to pay a small fee any time you have to access your stuff while it is in storage. This is something you should realize ahead oftime if you need access on a frequent basis. The moving company may be able to work out a deal with you, but only if you ask about it ahead of time.
  • 2. The process of moving and storage after the quotes is not hard at all. Once you book a time for the movers to come, you just have to wait for them to load it up and take it to the storage facility. They can then bring it back to you based on the day in your contract. This will work on a case by case basis. Be sure to deal with a company that you can truly trust, and do not settle because you think you have no options. There are always alternative solutions to consider. How To Compare Moving Companies For Your Needs October 30th, 2010 Setting up a new home in a new place can be both an exciting and a daunting task. The biggest part of making a new home is often getting your belongings from one place to another with the help of a mover. However, there are a handful of concerns you need to address when you compare moving companies for your needs. Some services specialize in either local or long distance moves. Local moves typically involve relocating within one’s state or province, within a distance of approximately 100 miles. Long distance moves (between states, territories, countries, or provinces) present their own set of challenges. If you need to make a long distance move, it is important to choose a moving company that is experienced with this scenario. Depending on the distance, you may need to consult movers that also offer air cargo services. When making a long distance move, having your car moved along with your belongings may also be necessary; many companies provide auto transport services as well. Of course, you can choose to forgo using a mover and rent your own truck and supplies to relocate on your own. In some instances this may be a cost-effective option, but it is important to always factor in your ability to do the necessary labor to move your belongings — it can be a challenging task depending on your relocation needs. When comparing movers, it is also important to keep handling of specialty items in mind. If you are relocating a piano or another large keyboard instrument, or many large antique items, you may need a specialized piano mover or a service that specializes in antiques handling. These items are considerably more fragile and may requiremovers with specialized equipment or increased insurance. There are also many other questions you may need answered about your mover’s services. It may be important for you to know if themovers are bonded or bondable, particularly if you are
  • 3. transferring many valuable items. You may also be interested in what packing supplies the movers offer; while many companies offer full-service packing and relocation, others simply provide a way to get your belongings from point A to point B. Because accidents can and do happen, another point to compare is each company’s guarantee on your belongings. Many movers are licensed and will provide insurance for your belongings during your move. However, it is important to recognize that some firms do not. Once you are aware of your relocation needs, there are a variety of ways to compare services. One of the most common and simplest ways of doing this is to call a variety of local professionals to obtain quotes and details of their packages. Third-party recommendations can also help you compare. These may come from your friends and family, your real estate agent or property management company, or from internet review websites. There are also online tools that can help you compare movers based on a variety of user-selected criteria. Asking the right questions is important when you compare movingcompanies. Price might be the first question that comes to mind, but there are many other parameters to think about when planning a successful move. When you decide which factors are most important for your move, you are one step closer to choosing the right movers. Free Packing Supplies-How to Save at Least $30 – Even on a Very Small Small Move October 29th, 2010 I’ve moved a lot since I graduated from college – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin (twice), Minnesota, Colorado, and most recently Illinois. Every time I’ve packed up my belongings, I’ve had to do it on For A free Packing supplies kit Please Visit Our Free Packing Kit Give away the cheap. No truck rentals, no moving companies, and no $50 trips to the UPS store for packing supplies like boxes and bubble wrap. Even if you don’t reduce yourself to one carload of belongings the way that I do, you can save a little extra on moving costs by prudently gathering free or cheap packing supplies. Follow some of these tips, and you may scrimp enough to treat yourself to a goodie in your new location!
  • 4. Don’t pay for boxes. If you’re resourceful, you can find plenty of free boxes that are just as sturdy as anything you’d buy at packing supplies store. If you were to buy just five “large boxes” and five “medium boxes” from the U-Haul store, you’d already be paying almost $25. Instead, check with local stores to see if they’ll give you spare boxes. I’ve done this every time I’ve moved, and I always get what I need. Grocery stores and liquor stores are two of the best places to check, just because they go through tons of boxes and the boxes are generally sturdy. You can also try appliance stores (after all, they’re called “big box” retailers for a reason). Not every store will give away free boxes, but many will. If you’re out running errands anyway, why not ask? While you’re at it, check with friends who work in office settings, as copy paper boxes and file boxes typically have handles – delightful for easy moving. Don’t buy bubble wrap or packing peanuts, even for delicate items. As much fun as these two fillers can be, here are plenty of things you already have lying around your half-packed apartment/house that you can use Moving Is Easy With Professional Movers October 27th, 2010 Relocating is never an easy task. There is so much to do, and the checklist can appear to have no end. Mail must be forwarded. A new address must be provided for billing statements. Electricity and water usage must be stopped at the old location and started at the new one. Television and internet services will require the same attention. The list actually gets larger when an entire family is moving. The kids will be attending a new school, and provisions must be made for any pets coming along. The process can result in stress and can strain relationships to the breaking point, and this is why making use of Professional movers and the services they provide can be so valuable. Considering all the mundane tasks relocation requires, leaving the heavy lifting to the professionals is one less worry. It is a big chore making sure all the tiny little details are covered, so packing every little thing can end up at the bottom of the list. This makes the job more stressful since time can run out in a hurry. When making use of a professional moving service, the job of finding boxes, packing delicate items appropriately, and hauling them across town or across the country is eliminated. Everything is packed and loaded professionally and is delivered to the new location in a timely and efficient way. Once at the new site, everything is unloaded and all that is left is to make the new house a home.
  • 5. Professional movers provide many levels of service to their clients. This is often based on the fee charged for the move. Some may choose to save on the final bill by packing their items themselves and using themovers to simply load and unload all the boxes and big items. Others may choose for the complete service and gain the added protection of guarantees that their items will be delivered safely. Of course the hassle of renting a truck is removed entirely. Those who have ever had the experience of trying to rent the right size truck at the right price and on the right day will certainly appreciate the fact that a professional service eliminates this task. There are no worries about learning how to drive a truck larger than most have ever driven before. There is no need to learn how to maneuver a trailer while backing up or when in tight situations. And there are no worries about the location of property while it is being moved. When cross- country moves are executed, professionalmoving companies typically have their drivers provide daily updates so everything can be arranged at the final move site ahead of time if necessary. The entire family can arrive ahead of time or just in time to meet the truck and start the task of unpacking immediately. Because there are a number of moving companies with good reputations, it can be wise to present the details of a move to more than just one. In this way prices, options, and guarantees can be compared and the best company for a given move can be chosen. Some will charge by the number of rooms. Others charge based on the estimated weight of the items to be moved. Some may include a mileage expense while others do not. It is wise to get several quotes and chose the company that provides the services that meet the immediate needs. Regardless of which company is chosen, professional movers take the hassle out of moving by handling the unwanted chore of boxing, hauling, loading and unloading. This frees time to deal with all of the other seemingly simply but often overwhelming little things that are ultimately
  • 6. what makes moving such a pain. When relocating to another street or another state, the best bet is to seek the services of professionals. How To Decide Which Moving Services Are Right For You October 26th, 2010 Whether you are happy or unhappy to be moving houses or offices,moving is a significant life stressor. You can help reduce your anxiety about getting yourself and your belongings relocated by developing a good understanding of the moving services available to help you make a successful transition and by learning tips for choosing the right mover. Before selecting a mover, take a few minutes to think about your needs. Do you want to do most of the packing yourself, or would you prefer a full service mover who will handle all of the packing and unpacking for you? When it comes to movingservices, some people prefer to do everything themselves. They want to pack and load their own belongings, take care of the transportation, and unload and unpack at the new location. There are some advantages to this approach. It is usually less costly than hiring traditionalmovers, and people with a lot of fragile items such as fine china or delicate computer equipment may feel better doing all the handling themselves, rather than trusting movers who might accidentally cause damage. The disadvantages, or course, are that self-moving takes alot of time and energy. It is also physically demanding. One person alone usually cannot manage it, especially if there are heavy furnitures that must be moved. Another moving services option is known as self service moving. In self service moving, a moving company delivers a pod or crate to your home. You pack all of your belongings and load them into the crate. You then notify the moving company, who transports the crate to your new residence. You are responsible for unloading and unpacking your things. This saves you the trouble of having to drive a moving truck or a van, but you are still the one providing
  • 7. all the physical labor of packing and loading. Like moving completely by yourself, self servicemoving is only a viable option if you have friends or family who can help you move. Another popular moving services option is hiring the moving companyto load, transport, and unload your belongings. You take responsibility for packing your household goods into boxes and unpacking them when they have reached your new location. You can often obtain boxes and other packing supplies from the moving company at little or no additional cost; alternatively, you may locate your own boxes or purchase ready-to-assemble boxes from office supply shops. This limited-service moving option allows you to arrange your own belongings so that you can be sure that fragile items are carefully packaged and that the boxes are labeled and sorted to your satisfaction. It still requires time, energy, and a certain amount of physical labor, but at least you are spared the effort of having to load and unload heavy boxes and furniture. A final type of moving services is called full service moving. If you arrange for full service moving, the movers will come to your home, pack up all of your belongings, load them onto the truck or van, transport them to the new location, unload them, and unpack them. Full service moving can be especially convenient if you are physically unable to handle the exertion of packing, if you have a full schedule and don’t have time to pack, of if you are moving out of town or out of the country. No matter which type of service you choose, it is important to select your mover carefully. You should only work with moving companies that are licensed and insured by the U. S. Department of Transportation. Movers should be able to provide a motor carrier license number. It’s also a good idea to check with your local Better Business Bureau to make sure there are no complaints against the company you plan to use, and to ask the company for references. Finally, to avoid misunderstandings about cost, be sure to tell the moving companyexactly which services you want and what type of items they will bemoving. This will enable them to give you an accurate estimate. Moving is inherently stressful, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you know which moving services you want to purchase and if you choose your mover carefully. Lighten The Burden Of Relocating By Using Professional Moving Services October 25th, 2010
  • 8. Relocation is one of the most stressful burdens one has to go through. Your house becomes cluttered with boxes and any routines you were used to goes out the window. Not only is relocating full of hassle, but it is also hectic, although all these troubles can be eased up with the help of professional moving services. Relocation companies have the adequate professionalism and trained staff who can pack all your household goods safely. These people are not only highly skilled but they can pack fragile items without the risk of damage. Even the big appliances such as air conditioners, fridge, and washing machine can all be packed quickly. Cushions and filling materials are used to save goods from breaking or wear and tear. These companies have special trucks to transport your goods from one place to another. Trucks of any size can be chosen depending on how many boxes are to be transported. Before you even think about moving, you should first look for reliable, high quality, trustworthy and inexpensive companies in your area who specialize in packing and moving. Their services should suit your requirements and budget. Most companies provide a guarantee of all the household items to arrive at their destination safely. It is a good idea to search for these agencies on the internet so that you can different quotes and compare them. However the quality and service should never be compromised over price. You can even read customer reviews and feedback about such companies before selecting one. There are many online Blogs and posts about any type of service you require, so be sure to read all the facts before proceeding. The moving agency should offer complete packages or customized services. You can enquire for any type of service you need whether it is postal or car transportation. Here is a brief look into each type of service to get a clearer idea. Self relocating is when you pack all the materials yourself and just hire a truck from an agency. This type of service reduces the costs, but you still have to pay for the truck and transportation, not to mention the hassle of packing
  • 9. everything. You are only charged for the weight of the goods and one of the benefits of this is that it is quick and your relocating rate is only based upon how much space you have used. The next type of service many agencies offer is packing services. This is when you hire staff to place all your items into containers for storage and transport. Good quality materials are used for fragile items or heavy ones. This allows you to continue with your every day working and family life without losing any time, so it is ideal for busy people. And finally the last type of service is corporate relocation which is for people who are office workers. Moving files, computer equipments and other important documents from one place to another, so hiringprofessional movers will save a lot of time and hassle. Just remember to carry out a thorough search about your local moversbefore hiring them. You can find all the information you need on the internet or by visiting their offices. Your relocation whether short distance or long distance will be without any hassle or stress. The Process Of Looking For Moving Companies October 24th, 2010 Planning gives you the chance to allocate your time and resources to necessary tasks. You should be able to have better turn around times by making advance plans and listing all the things you need to do in order to have a smooth relocation. It is during the planning stage that you will be able to determine whether you are capable of carrying out the task by yourself or if you would require the extra help from movingcompanies. Once you have outlined the list of tasks to be taken care of during themoving process, it will be of great help to list a host of movingcompanies within your locality in order to evaluate which among them would be best suited to handle your moving. Short Listing the Companies It is very important to short list the moving companies within your locality so as to avoid the risk of contracting movers who may not be very familiar with the area in question. Failing to do this could get you into trouble when you end up with a very expensive quotation from a company that may be situated way too far. The main advantage of doing the short listing can be experienced when you get a company that is local and has the logistical infrastructure in place to handle yourmoving without any hitches. There is however a list of factors to look out for during the short listing process. Among the most important factors should include the trucks and storage facilities. The trucks are a major
  • 10. part of the movingprocess and no client who intends to move over any distance should ignore this. Storage facilities also come in handy when the cargo being moved gets to the next point. Think of a scenario where the spaces to occupy may not be ready by the time your moving company get to the ground, untold damage could happen to the cargo if the company does not have any storage facility to help keep your things as you organize for some room. Where and how to Look For the Right Companies Moving companies can be found in different places including directories, the internet and many other places. It is therefore important to ensure that the company you pick on has a good record. Getting the services of a reputable company should also give you the comfort in knowing that your cargo will be handled by professionals who will not only get the job done but do so professionally. While looking for moving companies online provides an easy and convenient way, it is equally important for you as a client to try and verify the authenticity of the company in real life. This is mainly because there is the possibility of getting duped into making payments to companies that simply exist over the internet and nowhere else. Perhaps, the most important question would be just how you verify the authenticity of the moving companies listed online. A very important part to look out for when vetting the online companies is the contacts information. All reputable moving companieshave elaborate directions to their company premises. A simple hint to look out for when you suspect you could be dealing with a fraudster is to request for a moving quotation. If the moving company does not offer to visit your place for an elaborate evaluation but still gives you a quotation, you are likely to be in for a surprise. Free Moving Quotes- Compare Moving Services Today October 23rd, 2010 Many people worry about the difficulties they will face if they try to move. If you are thinking about moving, but you are having a hard timefinding the right company, you should read these tips to quickly find the perfect company for you. By using the right company, you can greatly reduce the amount of difficulty that is involved in the entire process. Resources that
  • 11. can give you free moving quotes- comparemoving companies for you and can help you quickly find the best one. Utilize free quote services. Since these services can basically browse through all of the companies that are available to you today, you should take advantage of them. They can drastically reduce the difficulties you face while you try to find the right service for your move. These websites can also tell you which businesses only handle local transportation needs and which businesses specialize in managing long distance transportation jobs too. These websites are usually pretty easy to navigate and use too. In most cases, they only need some very limited information about you to help you find the best company available. Once you have entered information relating to where you are moving from and to, they will likely ask you a few questions about yourself. This process only takes a few minutes to complete and once you are done, you will have a big list of reputable services to choose from. Use your friends and your family’s advice. Your friends and your family have likely moved in the past. In order to complete their moves, they probably went through the exact same process you are dealing with right now. By asking them what they think about the companies they used, you might be able to find some diamonds in the rough. If they loved the service they used, you should definitely consider giving them a try. Read the reviews other people are creating online. The Internet can be a great source of information when it comes to researching the reliability and trustworthiness of a company. If you found a great bargain service through a free quote website, but you are not sure if you should go with them, you can read the reviews other people are making online about that company before you make your decision.
  • 12. Most customers who provide information about these services online make honest and accurate reviews of companies too. These reviews can be very helpful if you are looking for pitfalls you should avoid. By simply reading these reviews, you might be able to save yourself thousands of dollars throughout the moving process. Make sure the company you select can handle the type of job you need them to do. If you are moving a large amount of valuable and fragile items, you should select a company that specializes in movingthese types of items. Packing Tips- Major Packing Tips October 23rd, 2010 There can be an endless list of household items in an individual’s home. And when one decides to relocate to a new home, one faces the difficulty to pack them all in proper order so that nothing gets damaged. MerakMoving brings you an exclusive list of pointers or tips to make your packing process for major household items a lot more convenient, as you have ever thought of. Bureau Drawers Avoid overloading items in a drawer to prevent it from damaging. Take away firearms (if any) that can either break or leak. It would be better if you get items like firearms registered with their serial numbers with your van line representative before you make the move. Cars and Motorcycles If you are moving a motor vehicle like car or motorcycle on the van, make sure they are well drained off for the fuel and are emptied before the move. The batteries of motorcycles should also be removed off the connection. There should be an arrangement of automobile antifreeze done to protect your vehicles on the moving van from severe cold during winter. Clocks If you have a large clock with a pendulum, it is better to remove it off from it and keep it aside at a safer place. Any grandfather clocks must be moved with the help of servicemen. Curtains and Drapes You can hang drapes over crossbars in your wardrobe cartons, or you may also fold your curtains and pack them in clean cartons. Alternatively, you may remove the curtains from rods, fold them and pack them in either cartons or bureau drawers.
  • 13. Lamps and Lampshades Pack lamps and lampshades individually in clean cartons with tissue filling. Bulbs and harps should be wrapped with packing paper and taped within the inside corners of the carton. Shades can be wrapped in tissue paper, avoid using newspapers, and put them in large cartons with tissue filling. Silverware Any silverware item should be wrapped in a cloth or a low sulphur content paper to prevent it from getting tarnished. An old blanket can also be used for preventing the silverware chest from any scratches. Tools Any power tools should be transported only after draining the fuel from them and should be packed in small but strong cartons. Valuable tools should be packed in separate cartons. Waterbed Mattresses All waterbed mattresses should be drained off from water and folded by 20 inches at a time, ensuring no creases are made across each fold. Avoid placing them in sharp objects. October 22nd, 2010 Boxes/Cartons: Make sure you have enough boxes to pack your belongings. Make sure that the boxes are in good condition. Start collecting cartons from your local stores. Liquor stores have boxes with dividers that are perfect for cups/glasses. Save boxes from materials you have purchased. Also, it is an excellent idea to begin collecting boxes as soon as you are sure you want to move. Wrapping Paper: Things like newspaper, bubble wrap, and etc are important to keep your items protected. Use the cheapest available type of wrapping paper that you can to keep things protected. Some objects should be packed with bubble wrap while newspaper is enough for other objects. Plastic
  • 14. Tape: Make sure you have thick plastic tape to seal your boxes. The tape should be approximately 2 inches wide in order to make sure the boxes are closed properly. Permanent Marker: Permanent markers are necessary to mark your boxes. Write things like “Fragile” Or “Kitchen Supplies” to make sure you can distinguish your boxes. It may also be a good idea to write this in many places on the box. Finally, you should also make an arrow to make sure you know what direction you should open the box from. Optional Supplies: Space Bags: You can store clothing, blankets, and comforters in these bags. They condense your materials so they take less space and also help protect them. Garment Boxes (Wardrobe Cartons): You can buy these online or from your mover. They allow you to move your closet with the hangers still attached. Specialized Boxes: You can also purchase these from your mover. Unfortunately, you will probably need these because things like mattress cartons are hard to find anywhere else. Strapping: Some of your materials may need to be strapped down so strapping supplies are also a good thing to have. for more information More Articles and Moving Advice>>> Why use our service . We Connect you with the right movers Let us connect you with 5 licensed local moving companies for a free an In-Home Moving estimate.
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