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Long Distance Moving:
- Weight of your shipment & the actual distance you are moving your belongings.
- The number of extra moving services, such as packing & unpacking your belongings.
- Your choice of additional valuation for your personal items.
- The need for moving storage in transit while you are getting settled in your new location.
- Additional accessory charges which may include things that keep the door of the truck away from the door of your new or old house such as a flight of stairs, elevators, excessive long carry, the need to use a small shuttle vehicle, etc.
- The date you plan to make your long-distance move greatly influences the cost. The busiest season for moving companies is May through September, so they may increase their prices and fees up to 20 percent during this peak period.
- The adage “you get what you pay for” usually applies to the costs associated with hiring a moving company for your long-distance move. Partnering with a professional, trustworthy moving company saves time, relieves stress, spares you from possible bodily injury, and ultimately ensures the safety of your most priceless possessions.
- Local Movers base their estimates for local moving on an hourly rate.
- The time billed should begin when they arrive at your home and end when they are finished unloading and assembling everything.
- Local movers allow 30 minutes to arrive at your origin and 30 minutes to return from your destination to our dispatch location.
- Spend some time talking with each local mover. It’s a good sign if they take the time to understand your moving needs, ask questions.
- A professional local mover is sure to perform your moving more efficiently and protect your belongings, which will ultimately save you m1y.
- Look for reviews about the local moving company on the internet.
- Choose a local moving company best suited for your moving based on the above criteria not the hourly price.
- The lowest hourly rate on a local move is not necessarily the lowest final price. Bad or slow movers will cost you more in the long run.
- Do not use a broker just ask, are you a broker?
- Being flexible with your moving date will help you get a better price. Try to move Monday through Thursday as it can be cheaper.
- Having your friends move you in a rented truck may seem to be the lowest cost option, but ask any1 who moved themselves and most will say they wish they had hired a moving company.
- Sort and dispose of any unneeded items through garage sales, donations to charitable organizations or gifts to friends and family.
- Pack areas you don’t use often such as basements and garages.
- Consider moving some of the smaller items yourself.
- Create a moving task force. You don’t have to shoulder the entire burden of a move. Indeed, that could be an impossible task and, therefore, a guaranteed failure. Establish a task force consisting of key employees who can offer assistance and guidance during the entire moving process.
- Meet with a space planner and/or interior designer. Trying to fit everything into a new space with little or no expertise is asking for trouble. Make sure you enlist the help of professionals.
- Take inventory and toss what you don’t need. Moving can be an excellent time to clean house. As you’re taking inventory (do this so that you can make sure everything has arrived safely following the move), consider getting rid of extraneous equipment, papers, and other items that the office has amassed.
- Interview moving companies. It’s never too early to begin collecting information about moving companies and then following up with interviews. Be sure to thoroughly check references, too.
- Meet with communications staff. Knowing how the phone system and computer facilities will operate at the new location is a must. It’s incumbent on you to make sure that service will not be interrupted. The best way to ensure minimal disruption is to meet with communications staff on a regular basis.
- Contact appropriate utilities. You’ll need to contact your local utility companies for various services like phone, electricity, and water. Provide them with stop and start dates and schedule any necessary appointments that will require your presence.
- Take care of the details. Remember to make changes to office stati1ry and alert your customers that the company is moving with change-of-address cards. This is an excellent opportunity to remind your customers that the company is always looking for ways to improve and this move is just 1 example of the firm’s commitment to excellence. Let your vendors know about the relocation as well.
- Provide employees with orientation. Meet with employees before, during, and after the move to explain how any new functions such as the security and phone systems work. Also, offer guidelines for any new procedures that will be put in place as a result of the move.
- Arrange for new services. You want the transition to occur as smoothly as possible, so try to make move-in day easy and stress-free. Make sure, for example, that ample parking is available for your company’s employees. Order new keys, too, so that people can actually get inside!
- Meet with movers to review plans. Stay in close touch with your movers as move-in day approaches. Make sure you set aside enough time to actually sit down to review and confirm furniture and floor plans. Waiting until move-in day will frustrate the movers, your colleagues, and you.
- Conduct a walk-through. On move-in day (or before) walk through the new space with staff to indicate new work areas. Make them feel welcomed and respond to any questions they may have.
- Plan a party and celebrate. Don’t forget to reward yourself and other employees with a move-in party. Celebrate the success of the move and congratulate every1 on his or her contribution.
1. Make box handles. Use a knife to cut the handholds in the sides of the boxes. It will be easier to pick up or lift the heavy 1s.
2. Make use of soft items. Put pillows, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals and other soft items into plastic bags (you can use trash bags). Use these bags as a padding for fragile objects. The bags can also act as a space filler.
3. Use suitcases on wheels. Put books or any other bulky items in suitcases on wheels. This way you won’t have to pick them up, but just roll them instead.
4. Have your hanging clothes in bags. It has some advantages. You won’t have to take the clothes on and off the hangers. You’ll keep them in the same order as they were in the closet. And the clothes will be safe during the transportation.
5. Save your plates. Put foam plates in between your glass and ceramic plates. This way, you’ll keep them from chipping and breaking.
6. Take advantage of plastic wrap. You can use plastic wrap to keep the items in the drawers. They’ll stay shut, and you won’t have to empty them.
7. Paper bags to save the glasses. Paper bags will do the perfect job of keeping glass cups and bowls from breaking during the process of moving. Paper bags are also better than newspapers because they won’t leave ink traces.Paper bags will do the perfect job of keeping glass cups and bowls from breaking during the process of moving. Paper bags are also better than newspapers because they won’t leave ink traces.
8. Wine cases for glassware. Another great way to protect vases, cups and glasses are to put them all in wine box cases.
9. Keep the mattresses clean. If you have old blankets and sheets lying around in the closet, make use of them. Wrap your mattresses with these sheets and blankets to keep them clean during transportation.
10. Pack your jewelry. The right way. To keep your jewelry from tangling or just in order not to lose them, use these tips. Connect all the necklaces through a toilet paper roll. This will prevent them from tangling. Store and protect smaller pieces of jewelry in egg cartons.
11. Use double boxes for valuable items. There’s no such thing as too much protection. Double box all the valuable belongings (especially electronics) to keep them safe during the transportation.
12. Leave the light items in the drawers. There’s no need to pack lightweight items. It’s better to keep them in the drawers because they won’t affect the process of moving in any way.
13. Towels for extra protection. If you have especially delicate or fragile items, better wrap them in towels. You can also fill the free space in boxes with towels. This will keep items from shifting or even breaking.
14. Use potholders. Potholders can serve as good packaging for knives. Place them in there and they won’t cut through anything during transportation.
15. Position your plates vertically. The lack of additional pressure and weight will prevent your plates from breaking, so be sure to pack them vertically.
16. Stack up. Put smaller items into larger 1s. This way you’ll save some extra space. For instance, you can put little spices cans or bottles into a crockpot.
17. Find a good use for plastic bags. Plastic bags can do a much greater job than just lying around in your kitchen. Use them as extra padding when you pack your boxes.
18. Another good use for toilet paper rolls. Empty toilet paper rolls can make managing cords a lot easier during the moving. Tuck them inside those rolls and you’ll keep them from tangling.
19. Label the cables. Labeling the cords before packing them into the box will make your life much easier when you unpack all your stuff. At least you won’t have to figure out which cord goes where.
20. Prevent the bottles from leaking. Take extra safety measures to prevent the bottles from leaking. Cover the openings with plastic wrapping before putting the lids back on.
21. Number the boxes. This will make it easier to keep track of all the stuff you’ve loaded. And you’ll prevent yourself from losing your belongings. Also, it can help you to decide what you need to unpack first.
22. Keep items from different rooms separate. This will make unpacking much easier and less stressful. And you’ll know exactly where you put particular items.
23. Keep the liquids in 1 box. Sure, we told you how to prevent the bottles from leaking. But you still need to be ready for everything. If you keep all the liquids in a separate box, you’ll be sure that nothing will soak if there’s a leakage.
24. Roll, not fold. When packing clothes, rolling them instead of folding will save you extra space.
25. Start with the hardest task. Begin packing the kitchen first. All the kitchen appliances and dishes are difficult to pack. So you’d better deal with that first.
26. Take the opportunity. Moving and packing are a great chance to purge things you no longer use or clothes that don’t fit you anymore. You can throw those away or donate them.
27. Don’t overload the boxes. Keep the weight of the boxes below the 40 pounds mark. This way you’ll make it easier to carry them and load them into the truck. You can even use scales to control the weight.
28. Start packing earlier. It usually seems that there are fewer items. And in the end, it turns out that you lack time to pack everything.
29. Stay organized. Don’t try to pack everything at once. Try to pack 1 room at a time. You’ll be able to focus and keep the process under control.
30.Use the table. Instead of putting boxes for packing on the floor, put them on the table in a room you’re packing. This way it will be more efficient.
31. Tape the boxes firmly. Put tape on boxes along the seams where the flaps meet then form a cross by putting extra tape perpendicular to the center of the first 1.
32. The original is the best. Try and find the original boxes for your electronics. The original boxes are the best packaging because they’re made particularly for the particular item.
33. Get everything you’ll need in 1 go. Sit and make the list of the things you’ll need for packaging. Then visit the hardware store and get everything on that list. Making a list makes sure that you won’t forget any items you might need.
34. Heavy furniture first. Load all the heavy stuff first (like sofas, couches, armchairs, etc.) and then continue with lighter items.
35. Do the packing in layers. When you pack things that are different sizes, put the heaviest on the bottom and the lighter 1s on top. Don’t forget about the cushioning.
36. Use sticky notes. You can put sticky notes saying that there are still things to pack in certain locations. Remove those notes when you’re d1 the packing.
38. Completely pack everything. You know that there might be small items that “will go in the car.” No. Pack them too. Because they’ll eventually start stacking up and you won’t be able to fit them anywhere.
38. Pack like you’re going on a trip. You’ll need clothes to wear for the first couple of days after you’ve moved in and haven’t completely unpacked yet. So have a separate bag with clothes you’ll wear right away.
39. Shower caps for shoes. Pack your shoes into shower caps and you won’t get your clothes dirty when packing everything together.
40. Protect your cosmetics. If you have cosmetics that can break (powder, for instance), use a cotton pad or cotton ball to prevent it from breaking.
41. Try to use boxes of the same approximate size. Have three different box sizes for options. It’ll be easier to stack them this way, compared to a bunch of boxes that are all different sizes.
42. Have extra padding. Make moving pads or extra paper padding for wood and metal furniture. Especially for their corners and legs. This will protect the items from being damaged.
43. Custom packaging for art. If you’re moving pricey art pieces, it’s better to have them in individual crates to keep them safe.
44. Pack the boxes tight. Don’t leave empty spaces in your boxes. If they feel loose or unbalanced, they may shift or tip over. And it may cause damage to the contents of the box or the other items.
45. Pay attention to old boxes. If you use boxes that aren’t new, make sure that they’re clean and tough enough. You want all your belongings to be safe, right?
46. Blankets to protect the furniture. This 1 goes closely with the moving tips described earlier. You can use old blankets as extra padding to protect your furniture. You’ll also save space because you won’t have to pack them.
47. Stack boxes the right way. Remember the moving tip telling you to pack heavy items in the box first? This is correct of the boxes too. Load the heavy boxes first and top them with lighter 1s.
48. Boxes without tops are useless. They don’t provide the decent amount of security for your items, and it’s impossible to stack them. So don’t use the boxes without tops.
49. Be careful with breakables. Always pack and unpack the items that are easy to break over a padded surface. This will keep them safe in case you drop them.