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Packing Dishes When Moving

To avoid a disastrous situation from occurring,  you should know the easiest method to correctly pack your kitchen products. Regrettably, just putting dishes into boxes half hazard is not the way to go. There’s a skill to packing boxes. It will take a while and some commitment to furthermore use the correct supplies to understand . If done correctly then you definitely should open your moving boxes within the new place and uncover all of your kitchen products intact.

When packing dishes, the initial emphasis would be to stack them by themselves on their sides, rather than laying them flat. The most durable part of a dish is the side, and the weakest part is the center. Usually when packing dishes there is a particular type of box to take advantage of and I am referring to a dish-pack. These boxes are double walled boxes that allow more padding for the products in this region.

The key factor to understand how to do this is to pack your dishes perfectly to prevent any movement within the box itself. This means your want add as much packing paper inside the box to safely secure all contents inside.

Consumer Moving Requests – 11/4/11

David requires moving quotes for local moving companies for just a few items from NY to Penn Yan NY.
Ramakrishna needs to have a quote for long distance moving companies for 1 to 2 rooms or about 2000 lbs. from ME to Harker Heights TX.
Comments – small move, need shipper ASAP.
Debi requires long distance moving companies for just a few items from SC to Monsey NY.
Comments – ACTUAL MOVE DATE IS YET TO BE DETERMINED. POSSIBLY MID-NOVEMBER.
Lauren requires a moving quote for local movers for 7 to 8 rooms or about 8000 lbs. from MS to Columbus MS.
Comments – packing already done…
Patti needs a quote for long distance movers for just a few items from TX to Hayward 54843 WI.
Comments – Hi, Looking for quotes to ship 5 car wheels with tires fitted. Regards, Dennis
Debra needs to get a quote for local moving companies for 7 to 8 rooms or about 8000 lbs. from NY to Endicott NY.
Comments – The move is literally one block up the street. fomr 904 to 811 Ethetl st.

Best Packing Materials To Use

For standard local or long distance moving it is best to use
specific packing materials. First, you will need cardboard
cartons or boxes. In addition you will need cushioning
materials for use inside the cartons, such as packing paper
or bubblewrap. You will also need tape for sealing the
cartons. It is also beneficial to have marker pens for
labeling of the cartons, and a carton cutter for opening
cartons, and also to help with making custom cartons.

There are a variety of different types of boxes used for
packing. Most are a standard size and can be used for 90% of
packing. Cartons generally come in three sizes, large,
medium, and small. You will want to put small heavy items in
a small box, such as books, tools, and canned food. You can
also use small boxes when packing liquids. The majority of
people prefer small boxes because they are easier to handle.
Use medium cartons for stuff like kitchen items, such as
pots and pans or medium cartons can be used for lamp shades.
And large boxes are generally used for lighter items like
pillow, blankets, and pillow. Those kind of items you can
usually stuff the box tight.
Most moves will consist of a mix of small and medium and
large cartons. You can find standard moving cartons at
places such as Home Depot and Lowes, or at box stores that
specialize in moving cartons and supplies.

There are also specialty cartons. These include cartons
designed for packing of fragile items such as dishes,
glassware, stemware, china and fragile decorative items. In
addition, pictures and mirrors, electronics and components,
and lamps and lampshades. Wardrobe cartons are also for
moving hanging clothes on their hangers.
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Relocation Tips To Help Ease The Moving Process

It is highly important to be knowledgeable in the moving process before deciding to relocate. Here are a few moving tips that may help ease the moving process.

Moving Terms – Advanced Charges * Advanced Charges: Charges for services performed by someone other than the mover. Usually a third party service is paid by the mover. Most line haul drivers are equipped with tools to handle many situations with your move.

Know Your Moving Rights and Responsiblities * Know your rights, you will be signing a contract. As a consumer you are protected and you do have rights. But you have to do your homework before signing anything. And make sure you completely understand all the terms and conditions of the contract.

Quick Moving Tip # 80 – Be Available to the Movers * Hang around to direct movers, do not leave the house until they are finished. Especially when receiving your goods, stick around to direct movers in furniture placement.

Pro Movers Tip # 41 – What to Bring on Long Trips * Here are some items you may want to bring if you are driving long distances: A map or directions to where you are going, food, water, clothes, cell phone, money, hygiene items, road flares, car oil, fire extinguisher, a can of fix-a-flat, and extra water for your car’s engine.

Knowing What the Mover Offers Could Save You a Big Headache * Find out if the mover has a dispute settlement program. Most moving companies offer an easy way to dispute a problem. So before signing anything know what your course of action will be to resolve an issue.

Moving Terms – Expedited Service * Expedited Service: An agreement with the mover to perform transportation by a set date. There can be delays due to weather in the winter. Most movers are on time and reliable and will do their best to be there on the set date. Time is money to movers.

Moving Tips – Helpful Advice From Actual Movers

Best Insurance For Packing Fragile Items * The best insurance for packing fragile items like china, stemware, dishes and glasses – use LOTS of packing paper for protection. Bubble wrap also works fine, but is more costly. Also be sure to use wadded up paper for cushioning the bottom of boxes and top of boxes. Lots of paper provides lots of cushioning between fragile items. Other Moving Tips.

Where To Get Boxes and Materials * Ideas for where to get boxes include – box stores, moving companies, friends or neighbors that just moved, craigslist or backpage, cardboard recycling centers, grocery stores, and big box home centers. Often, when you book with a moving company you can talk them into some free boxes.

Research Nearby Schools * Research nearby schools and along with parks and other recreational opportunities for your children before you move. Go to online neighborhood websites, along with any city or county websites that may provide info. Visit any prospect schools and local parks, both during school hours and after hours and evening to get a feel for safety issues.

Go Through Your Clothes * Go through your wardrobe and give unwanted clothes to goodwill or other charity shops. Or hand me downs / repurposing to friends or relatives

Movers Cargo Damage Liability * Find out what the mover’s responsibilities are for damages that may occur to your belongings. Even if you buy the minimal amount of insurance for your goods, the mover still may be on the hook for some items damaged during the move. So do your research and know what the moving companies responsibilities are.

Insurance Types For Interstate Moving * Full value protection: Replacement value of lost or damaged goods in your entire shipment. This often comes with a variety of deductible options, and of course the higher the deductible, the lower the premium.

Pro Moving Tips – Advice On Moving And Packing

Movers Tip # 30 – Go Through Your Clothes * Go through your wardrobe and give unwanted clothes to goodwill or other charity shops. Or hand me downs / repurposing to friends or relatives

Quick Moving Tip # 75 – Additional Charges for Long Carries * Long Carry: Charge for carrying items long distances between the mover’s vehicle and your residence. You will get charged, movers need to get paid for the extra time it takes to get your goods in and out of the house.

Pro Movers Tip # 55 – Check Your Movers BBB Record * Check the Better Business Bureau about the mover. This can save you a lot of headaches. You can find out lots of information by just logging on to and researching your mover. Take a little extra time to choose the right company and things should go smoothly.

Pro Movers Tip # 81 – Knowing What the Mover Offers Could Save You a Big Headache * Find out if the mover has a dispute settlement program. Most moving companies offer an easy way to dispute a problem. So before signing anything know what your course of action will be to resolve an issue.

Moving Tip # 95 – Finding Recycled Boxes * Do the environment and your wallet a service by finding recycled packing materials. The best place to find recycled boxes – look for neighbors who just moved in.

Moving Tip # 85 – What Are My Options For Buying Interstate Moving Insurance * Interstate movers normally must offer two different liability options referred to as valuation coverage: (1) Full Value Protection and (2) Released Value.

Mover Professional Moving Tips

Random Movers Advice – May 19, 2011

Movers Tip # 26 – * Before your movers begin to relocate your things, be sure to have a floor plan of where everything is going to be located in the new house. This will save your movers time and YOUR money.

Movers Tip # 45 – * Order For Service: A list of all the services the mover will perform, and the rates for those services, and shows the dates your household goods will be picked up and delivered. Read this carefully so you know exactly the movers duties during the move.

Movers Tip # 17 – * When loading your items, make sure you designate some boxes for essentials and items needed immediately at unload. Be sure these boxes are clearly labeled as “load last / unload first” or something similar, for easy accessibility. These items might include first day snacks, drinks and food. Also important toiletries and linens, medications, bedding, TV remote and flashlights.

Moving Tip # 44 – * Read the information carefully on your inventory, estimate, order for service, and bill of lading. Very important you understand this information clearly.

Pro Movers Tip # 1 – * The best insurance for packing fragile items like china, stemware, dishes and glasses – use LOTS of packing paper for protection. Bubble wrap also works fine, but is more costly. Also be sure to use wadded up paper for cushioning the bottom of boxes and top of boxes. Lots of paper provides lots of cushioning between fragile items.

Moving Tip # 34 – * Use your suit cases and duffle bags to fill with clothes, sheets or other fabric items. Otherwise you will not be using these resources effectively.

Quality Montgomery Movers

Not too long ago some people I work with were considering a move from their 2 story house in Montgomery, Alabama. Their neighbors said they could save money if they round up friends and neighbors as movers, while other people suggested they contact and hire quality . If they did the moving themselves, it would be a lot of work. All of the loading and unloading, in addition the the very physical lifting and moving most likely is too hard. What if the new location had difficult access such as a flight of stairs? A few of their pieces were very bulky. Some of their furniture was also quite brittle and fragile. They were not sure if they knew how to do the moving correctly themselves. If they tried a professional Montgomery, Alabama relocation company life would be a lot simpler. Their acquaintance Kathryn suggested they go to Google local search to discover top movers Alabama to provide them moving quotes. They came upon Movers-Moving.NET and they were really happy they found them. They got rates and info from 6 long distance movers, and then they made a decision based upon their research. They found an expert Montgomery moving service Alabama who moved them into their new home.

Expert Moving Advice – May 9, 2011

Pro Movers Tip # 3 – * For packing dishes, after wrapping them individually with paper, wrap 4-6 wrapped dishes together in a bundle. Be sure to stand them upright in a heavy duty box. Do NOT lay flat. For larger platters and plates use your towels and other small linens for wrapping.

Movers Tip # 64 – * Charges that a mover assesses for its services must be contained in a tariff, which has be made available to you upon request. If you think that a mover has overcharged you, you can contact the Surface Transportation Board at 1-866-254-1792

Moving Tip # 87 – * Be informed and plan ahead. And never sign any blank documents. 99% of the movers out there are honest, but it’s possible to run into one that wants to take advantage of you, so be certain of what you are signing.

Quick Moving Tip # 9 – * Pictures and mirrors often require customized packing due to their varying sizes and shapes. Tools and materials needed to facilitate this custom packing include paper pads, or your linens and / or blankets (for wrapping the pictures), picture sections (pieces of cardboard for packing), and box cutter for custom cutting of the picture sections. When using box cutters to cut picture sections to size, don’t do it directly on carpet or other flooring, as you might cut through the cardboard then cut the carpet or flooring.

Movers Tip # 19 – * If you need to transport your vehicle, you most likely will need to hire a separate auto transport company. Some moving companies transport cars, but many do not. Normally large nationwide movers such as Bekins, Atlas, Allied, Mayflower or United can transport your vehicles. Often time smaller movers sub out the work to auto haulers.

Moving Tip # 66 – * For interstate moving you have 9 months to file a claim in writing. It does not have to be submitted on a mover’s claim form, however it must clearly identify your shipment, clearly identify the damage or claimed items, and also claim a specific dollar amount. Remember you have plenty time to go over all your goods more carefully. So don’t worry that you have to identify any and all claims before the movers leave, however any damage that is clear and evident should be noted on the shipping documents.

Quick Relocation Advice – May 4, 2011

Pro Movers Tip # 43 – * Tariff: A list of rates, rules, regulations, and available services. Each moving company publishes its own tariffs and these must be provided to you upon request.

Moving Tip # 95 – * Do the environment and your wallet a service by finding recycled packing materials. The best place to find recycled boxes – look for neighbors who just moved in.

Moving Tip # 18 – * When driving to your new home or destination make sure your vehicle is running well and you are familiar with all the components – adjust mirrors, know where and how to operate all the functions. Also, at all fuel stops be sure to check your oil and clean your windows, especially if driving at sunup or sundown.

Moving Tip # 93 – * When getting a moving company estimate, be sure that you receive a thorough and legible inventory of items to be moved. This is the main basis for the price of your move.

Movers Tip # 24 – * Research nearby schools and along with parks and other recreational opportunities for your children before you move. Go to online neighborhood websites, along with any city or county websites that may provide info. Visit any prospect schools and local parks, both during school hours and after hours and evening to get a feel for safety issues.

Moving Tip # 58 – * Provide movers with your contact info so you can be reached during the move. It’s a good idea that you provide movers all pertinent contact phone numbers. Cell phone numbers are great, but also a landline or 2 for cases where cell reception is spotty, or cell batteries go dead.

5 Frequently Asked Question When Moving – Hiring Movers

1. How would someone be sure that the moving company they hire is reputable?

Having a computer with an internet connection means its quite easy to determine whether a mover is good or bad. Better Business Bureau has a website, so check it before proceeding with a moving company. Using a company with a low rating means your mover could be trouble. Sometimes if movers can’t be found on the Better Business Bureau’s website, it could mean that the mover is new or that they are so bad they request their listing to be removed, so be careful. Ask around and you may find someone who can give you info on a mover. Don’t always rely on reviews on the internet, because they can be fake. Movers sometimes will write fake reviews for the purpose of giving them a better rating in Yahoo or Google. Google favors companies with lots of reviews. A moving company with many bad reviews could be written by people that actually had a bad experience with them, so be careful. Check to make sure the mover has the correct licenses, this is very important. Go to the FMSCA website and enter their Dot number. Most states require movers to be licensed and insured.

2. Do the movers require the customer to sign a contract?

A freight bill or agreement for services is usually the main documents used by movers. Basically they are used to detail rates and customer information, such as where you are moving to and from. And the contract will describe any extra charges that your move may require, such as long carries or stairs. Read the fine print on the contract, and make sure they don’t throw in some kind of extra charge.

3. How do professional moving services protect fragile items?

Professional movers have trucks that are equipped with thick quilted furniture pads, along with the proper dollies, straps, ramps and other equipment. In addition, they offer packing cartons, packing paper, plastic stretch wrap, packing tape, and other materials that aid in protecting fragile items such as china, stemware, pictures, glass, mirrors, etc. For long distance or state to state moving many moving trucks come with air ride suspension.

4. Will a real estate agency provide a moving service for their clients?

Real Estate agents do not provide movers for their customers, but because they are in the business of relocating people, often times they can refer their clients to a reputable moving company. If they have been in business for a long time, they can probably send a good qualified mover your way. As long as the moving company has been around a while I’m sure your Real Estate brokers or agent can either give you a thumbs up or down.

5. What would happen if the house your moving into is not ready?

Normally if your home is not ready for the movers then your goods will be put into temporary storage. For local moving, you can either get your own self storage, or the movers can usually store your goods for you. For long distance moving, you can also get your own self storage unit, or the movers can put it into their temporary storage and a special “storage in transit” rate will apply. This will include a labor charge to off load the goods, another warehouse labor charge to put the goods into storage, an actual storage charge which is based upon how long your need to leave your goods in storage, then a delivery charge for when you need your goods delivered.

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Professional Moving Tips

Quick Moving Tip # 75 – Additional Charges for Long Carries * Long Carry: Charge for carrying items long distances between the mover’s vehicle and your residence. You will get charged, movers need to get paid for the extra time it takes to get your goods in and out of the house.

Quick Moving Tip # 63 – Insuring High Value Items * High Value Article: Items included in a shipment valued at more than $100 per pound. Very Important to adequately declare and insure these Items.

Moving Tip # 90 – Moving Terms – Estimate * Estimate: All charges for services the mover will perform. Understand the terms of the estimate so there will be no misunderstanding on the job the movers will perform.

Moving Tip # 62 – Supervise Your Movers * Just like moving day, when your furniture is delivered, stick around to direct movers. Again time is money for the movers. Movers don’t mind putting furniture in the right area of the house, but if you’re not around to direct them they won’t know where anything goes. Movers often may charge extra if they have to double or triple handle furniture items because you are not there to direct them. So please be present to supervise their efforts.

Movers Tip # 29 – Packing Antiques * Items such as grandfather clocks and other valuable antiques should be packed and secured by a relocation expert.

Quick Moving Tip # 76 – Moving Terms – Carrier * Carrier: The mover transporting your goods. In long distance moves, your carrier will probably have a very large truck, that could carry many households along with yours. For local moving your carrier will likely have small trucks designed for local moving.

Save Time And Money When Hiring A Moving Company

by Andrew Davis

If you have ever moved your own household furniture you know how are it can be on your body, that’s why most people hire a moving company. Risk of injury is just one reason not to take on the dangerous task of moving your own goods. You will sleep better at night knowing the job will be done right, and you won’t have a sore back. All you need is a computer with internet and your on your way to finding a qualified and inexpensive mover.

Getting multiple bids for your move online can definitely save you money, but there are ways to cut the cost. Friends in need of odds and ends are always a good way to clean your garage of unwanted goods. Sometimes paying a kid with a pick-up to move your goods can save money. But be cautious of moving nice furniture, this is a recipe for having your goods damaged.

Movers will undoubtedly consider the time it will take to move your goods. No matter what the situation may be there is always an easy way to get the moving done quickly. Before the movers come to your house, be sure that anything that can be disassembled on your own should be. Preparation is the key when having your movers relocated your home or business. To save the most money when moving, you should only have the movers move the heavier items such as furniture, the boxes you pack, and other heavy breakable items.

One thing to consider when hiring a long distance moving company is how far you will be moving. Movers are likely to depend on the moving distance when putting together your quotes and fees. Research price quotes and choose the best deal for your particular move. Some moving companies are more favorable towards moves within the same neighborhood and consider themselves to be only a local moving company. If moving locally you should only hire local movers for your job.

These are just a few ways you can save money when you are in need of hiring moving services. Make sure to implement these ways before your move to be sure you are getting the most out of the moving services. Remember that the more quotes you obtain assures you the best price when comparing the movers. Ever since the advent of the internet it should be quite easy to find a reputable moving company to service your move. Check out your movers carefully. Do not always go after the best price rather that the reputation. You don’t want to save money by hiring a cheap moving company and end up with your furniture and goods damaged. Ultimately, when hiring a moving company, uou have to do your research and find the best company for the job.

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Sample Relocation Advice

Moving Tip # 4 – Packing Glasses, Stemware and Cups * For packing glasses, stemware and cups, lay them diagonally in a piece of packing paper, then wrap and roll each one individually and loosely. Then pack vertically, upright in a sturdy carton. Be sure to use paper for cushioning the bottom and top of your boxes.

Movers Tip # 52 – Shuttle Truck for Small Road Access * Shuttle Service: Use of a smaller truck to provide service to residences that are not accessible to the mover’s normal truck. If you live up in the hills on a small winding road, chances are the big moving truck will not be able to make it to the house and a smaller truck will be needed. Driveways can also be a problem as well.

Moving Tip # 71 – Are You Packing Your Own Boxes * If you are packing your own boxes don’t expect the mover to take liability for damage to the contents unless the box has been severely damaged or crushed

Quick Moving Tip # 75 – Additional Charges for Long Carries * Long Carry: Charge for carrying items long distances between the mover’s vehicle and your residence. You will get charged, movers need to get paid for the extra time it takes to get your goods in and out of the house.

Moving Tip # 57 – Directions For Movers * Make sure the movers have good directions to your house. Time is money to the movers. Most line haul drivers probably have a GPS system in their rig, but just in case give them directions over the phone along with major cross roads.

5 Frequently Asked Question When Moving – Hiring Movers

by Bill Madison

1. How would someone be sure that the moving company they hire is reputable?

With the inception of the internet checking, a movers integrity is easy to obtain. Going to the Better Business Bureau’s website is the best place to find info on a mover. Don’t use a moving company with a bad rating. When a mover is not on the BBB website it could mean that the mover is bad and has requested that he be taken off the site. Ask around to see if the mover has a good reputation, and don’t always go off the reviews on Google. Some movers have been known to write fake reviews. Written reviews found on Google can be written in order to better their standing with Google, even if they’re bad. Often times, moving companies that have a lot of bad reviews will be real, so just watch out for their reputation. After finding a mover you are interested in make sure they have all the proper licenses. The FMSCA is a good place to check, so simply search their site for their licensing info and search it in Google. You’ll find that most states require that movers have the proper license to operate in the state.

2. Are clients required to sign contracts?

Documents commonly used by movers are called freight bills or agreement for services. The agreement will give a description of all the particulars of the move including price, to and from addresses, and it will detail any special needs and wants the customer may have. Also, you will have the option on where to buy or decline insurance. Its very important to read the fine print of a contract for hidden extra charges the movers may throw in there.

3. How does an expert moving company protect breakable items?

Protecting your goods from damage is the most important thing a mover should think about when moving your goods. That’s why moving trucks carry plenty of thick furniture blankets to protect your goods. They also have padded dollies that can easily move your goods around corners without damage. When packing items that can easily be broken always use a ton of paper, this is the best way to protect your valuables from being broken. Also, use lots of tape if you decide to put the boxes together. You don’t want the bottoms to come out when a mover is carrying your boxes.

4. Will a real estate agency provide a moving service for their clients?

Normally real estate agencies don’t directly provide moving company relocation services directly to their clients. However, real estate companies are often a great resource to find quality movers in their areas. Particularly those that have been in the real estate business in their communities for many years. They should be able to refer good local movers or moving companies with good reputations in their areas.

5. What happens if the house or residence is not ready?

When you relocate because of a new job, a lot of times after you sell your house your not ready to find a new one. No need to worry moving companies can securely store your goods in a climate control storage warehouse. Public storage is always an option if your moving company does not offer storage. Storing your goods in vaults that the moving company brings to your house is always a good way to go since your items will be handled less. The more your stuff is moved the larger the chance there is for damage. Remember, if you are going to store your goods extra changes will be tacked on, like how long your stuff will be stored, or extra delivery charges.

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Packing And Storing Hazardous Liquids

Professional Moving and Safe Storage

by Mi Si

Take notes and keep it with you in case you need to call your Los Angeles mover with questions about your move. Get the bed ready and keep one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you can easily locate these essentials the first night in your new home. Take your current phone book with you. You may need to make calls to residents or businesses back in your former hometown. It is smart to call a Los Angeles moving company to obtain a moving quote to see how much you can save compared to doing it yourself. Remember to pack the bare necessities. This includes toilet paper, a telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee pot, soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, a can-opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. These are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your mover to load it last so that it will be unloaded first. It’s best to carry documents, medication and valuables with you. If it’s irreplaceable, take it with you in the car. If you decide to pack framed photos or paintings, place padded moving blankets between them for added protection.

Renting dollies for larger/heavy items can save you back pain and a lot of time/effort. Dollies come in various sizes for oblong, wider or narrow items. Rent or buy moving straps to make sure heavy items are secure and wont roll off the dolly. Start moving the heaviest and biggest items first. Refrigerators, washing machines and dressers should go in the truck first. Defrost refrigerators and freezers a few days in advance.

plates and records. Plates and record albums should be packed moved on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked. Remember to unscrew light bulbs. Remove light bulbs before packing your lamps. Put some baking soda in the back of your refrigerator after you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside in order to keep the interior smelling fresh. Label all items for your garage sale. Donate things to the Goodwill and ask your moving company about getting a tax ride off. Get the kids involved in the moving process by making it fun and adventurous. Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house. When moving plants to your new residence with your vehicle, try not to let the leaves rest up against the window. Don’t forget to water your plants. Let your computer and other appliances adjust to room temperature before plugging them in at your new place. Leave the rest to the , sit back and relax. Look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are part of any moving experience. Be sure to get a good night’s rest before the pick-up and delivery days from your hired movers!

storage units do so because they’re in between residences, a very common scenario in our transient society. If you’re faced with a temporary job transfer, you may not want to take every last possession to a transitory residence. In such situations, a climate- controlled storage facility is often the wisest solution, enabling you to move to your temporary home without the burden of excess baggage. Another very common use for storage units arises when owners are selling their homes. If you’ve ever placed your home on the market and opened it to a broker and prospective buyers, you know that their first impressions are often influence whether or not you’re going to make a sale. Excess clutter is a fast way to turn off a prospective buyer. As a seller, you need to create the illusion of space (even if your house is small), which means your home not only has to be clean, but also as uncluttered as possible.

A Los Angeles storage unit is a quick, cost-efficient and effective solution to presenting your home in the best manner possible without throwing out cherished items. It’s quite possible that families will want a storage unit to keep items that are too important with which to part, but in the way at the moment. If you’ve never been in the market for a storage unit before, keeps an eye on the facility’s policies regarding the termination of your contract. Can you remove your possessions from storage without penalty, or will the facility expect you to pay for three months that you won’t use? When you’ve chosen a Los Angeles storage facility, you’ll want to plan ahead before you move any of your possessions. With proper planning, you’ll ensure that your possessions remain easily accessible and secure. Make sure your storage unit is locked and cannot easily be broken. Carry with you the facility’s hours of operation and the name of a contact you can call at the facility. Make sure, too, that your contact knows how to reach you in the event of an emergency.

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Things to do Before Moving Day

by Natali Hous

Most Americans will feel a little anxious and stressed out on moving day. That is perfectly normal because moving is considered one the harder things to deal with in life. The average American moves once every five years. You may have heard of horror stories from people you know. The secret to avoiding a bad experience is to hire the right local movers that will best suit your relocation needs. Navigate through the process of hiring a moving company by doing as much research as you can before moving day arrives.

Start creating your moving inventory list about a month before you’re relocation needs, need to be met. Preparation and planning are the biggest key components to this process. Go on-line or pick-up a copy of your local yellow pages to do research on California moving companies. Compare apples to apples by asking each company the same questions to compare their answers. If you are not going to be using a moving company, you should take the time to reserve a moving truck. Make sure you get the right size truck so all of your belongings will fit. This will save you the headache of trying to cram all of your items into a tight space or avoid having to make more than one trip. Let your Family or friends know that you will need help and when moving day will take place.

Part of your moving inventory list is now taken care of. Now you have the rest of your belongings that you will keep. It is a smart idea to have a plan the day of your move so you’re local Los Angeles movers can get to work and not waste time, which will lower your overall moving cost. Go thru your home room-by-room to organize your moving list. If you have your home broken into sections, you will have piece of mind that all of your belongings are accounted for.

Now that you have obtained your moving supplies, you should start packing moving your belongings about two weeks prior to your moving day. Start by packing moving the items you do not use on a daily basic. When you are packing, be sure that your fragile items are marked correctly to avoid any damage. Use your makers and labels to mark each moving box Accor dilly. This will speed along the moving process and the unpacking process so your overall moving price will be lowered when your house arrive.

Make sure when moving day arrives, you are fully packed when the house movers arrive. If your furniture or any fragile items are not packed properly, the movers will have to re-pack them in the chance of something breaking or being damaged. This will rise the moving hours of your original moving estimate that was quoted to you and raise your moving cost. When it comes time to start unloading, the process will go much faster if you station yourself beside the door and give direction on where each furniture piece goes. Your moving crew needs you at this time, resist any urge to abandon your post and start unpacking. If you’re moving packing yourself, make sure that the contents of the moving boxes will not move around. You can do this by stuffing packing material such as wadded up newspapers in any of the empty areas within the moving box between your possessions. If things can’t move around it is much less likely that they will break.

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Moving Overseas And Moving Tips

Read Your Moving Paperwork * Read the information carefully on your inventory, estimate, order for service, and bill of lading. Very important you understand this information clearly.

Know The Rules of The Road in Different Areas * Be sure to research driving laws in the areas you are driving to. Rules and regulations of the road may vary according to the state you are in.

Packing Glasses, Stemware and Cups * For packing glasses, stemware and cups, lay them diagonally in a piece of packing paper, then wrap and roll each one individually and loosely. Then pack vertically, upright in a sturdy carton. Be sure to use paper for cushioning the bottom and top of your boxes.

Recycling Your Boxes * Recycle – A really easy way to dispose of your moving cartons and materials after your move, is to find someone in your new neighborhood with a for sale sign on the lawn. Ask them if they want free, used packing boxes and materials.

If or when you search for overseas movers simply go to a respected search engine and look for . Many consumers believe that it is difficult to locate top rated moving companies where they live. Ever since the invention of the internet it cannot be any more simple. Now you can just type whatever phrase into a search engine and instantly, up comes your results. Locating services whether it be local movers or international movers are now just seconds away. Once you contact a variety of moving companies it is most wise to obtain reliable moving quotes and move forward to check mover licensing and reputation before making your decision.

Packing and Preparation For Moving

It may come as a surprise but , moving your entire home can be easier than you think if you pack and prepare correctly. YOUR task during the moving process will most likely be packing your items into boxes, while your moving company moves your heavier furniture items. Before starting to pack you must make sure all packing materials are acquired.

Boxes. Boxes range in sizes from small to large. During a household move, you are going to want to pack heavier items into smaller boxes and lighter items into the larger boxes. This is to make sure you are not creating a large box that is so heavy that you or the movers can’t carry it. Many local movers provide wardrobe boxes for your move on moving day. These boxes are for your hanging clothes and can hold approximately 2 feet of clothes. Great places you can buy boxes are Lowe’s or Home Depot around a dollar each.

Packing Paper: Packing Paper plays an essential role in the packing process. Items that require packing paper are small pictures, decorative items, dishes, stemware, and most of the breakables in your kitchen. If used correctly, this protection can possibly save you a lot of time not having to deal with damage claims.

Tape: You will definitely need moving tape in the packing process of your move. There are many types of tape available, but your local moving companies should provide you tape and packing paper at fair prices. Some prefer to use a tape gun because it provides great tape tension and an easy tear strip.

Easy Packing Strategies

Frequently Asked Questions For Those Relocating

Are clients required to sign a contract with moving companies before any service is provided?

Yes, the contract is normally a shipping document called a “freight bill” or “agreement for services”. It outlines the agreed upon rates, in additon to other important information such as the carriers address, phone contact, licensing info. In addition, the consumer’s moving from and to addresses are normally included, along with pickup and delivery dates. In addition, the moving company “fine print” is normally included in the contract, which movers require be signed prior to beginning service.

How do professional moving services protect fragile items?

Professional movers have trucks that are equipped with thick quilted furniture pads, along with the proper dollies, straps, ramps and other equipment. In addition, they offer packing cartons, packing paper, plastic stretchwrap, packing tape, and other materials that aid in protecting fragile items such as china, stemware, pictures, glass, mirrors, etc. For or state to state moving many moving trucks come with air ride suspension.

Do real estate agencies provide relocation services to their clients?

Normally real estate agencies don’t directly provide moving company relocation services directly to their clients. However, real estate companies are often a great resource to find quality movers in their areas. Particularly those that have been in the real estate business in their communities for many years. They should be able to refer good local movers or moving companies with good reputations in their areas.

A Quick Way To Pack Pictures And Glass

For a quick packing of pictures or mirrors that are not high value, just slip then into the open end of a flattened carton slightly bigger than the picture, then tape the ends shut.  It’s best to use this method for pictures and mirrors with frames.

Pre-Move Moving Tips And Movers Advice

Moving Tip # 5 – Packing Heavy Items – Books, Papers, Canned Goods * Pack heavy items like books, papers, canned goods, small tools and CD’s into sturdy, smaller cartons. If you pack them into larger cartons, they will be too heavy and difficult to move, or could break thru the cartons. Magazines and papers you should lay flat.

Quick Moving Tip # 27 – Know The Driving Conditions of Your New Location * When relocating, be aware of the upcoming weather and road conditions along the way.

Pro Movers Tip # 37 – Save Donation Receipts * If you are donating unwanted items to charity, save the receipts, you can use these for future tax deductions.

Moving Tip # 95 – Finding Recycled Boxes * Do the environment and your wallet a service by finding recycled packing materials. The best place to find recycled boxes – look for neighbors who just moved in.

Quick Moving Tip # 83 – Moving Terms – Bill of Lading * Bill of Lading: A contract between you and the mover and a receipt of your belongings. Go over this carefully with your moving representative, know the terms of the contract.

Moving Tip # 84 – Finding A Qualified Mover * Get recommendations from friends, neighbors and relatives regarding the mover. You’ll be surprised to find out if you just ask around, you will find people that have had good and bad experiences with moving companies. Compile a list with pros and cons of different movers and then you will have an easier time choosing the right company for the job.

Quick Moving Tip # 97 – Packing Large Fake Plants * A good way to pack and protect your large fake plants is to place them into wardrobe cartons, which are cartons about 4 to 5 foot tall.

Moving Tip # 53 – Movers Cargo Damage Liability * Find out what the mover’s responsibilities are for damages that may occur to your belongings. Even if you buy the minimal amount of insurance for your goods, the mover still may be on the hook for some items damaged during the move. So do your research and know what the moving companies responsibilities are.

Moving Tip # 35 – Do Not Pack Flammables * Do not pack flammables and combustibles. Get rid of your petrol, paints, and empty the gasoline in your lawn mowers and weed whackers before moving. Also contact your local gas grill distributor for the safest method to drain your barbeque propane tank.

How To Pack Fragile China and Glasses

When packing dishes, wrap them individually with paper, then proceed to wrap 4-6 dishes together in a bundle. Be sure when packing into your dish pack, stand them upright. Do NOT lay flat. For larger platters and plates use your towels and other small linens for wrapping.



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