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Storage Tips

Storage Tips & Advice from your Local Moving Company

Storage just got easier! Here are a few helpful storage tips …

When you move or your office is being temporarily renovated and you have an excess of things, storage is the best option. Moving of America can provide you exceptional personal storage, business storage and document storage services. We store your goods and documents in a clean, climate controlled, organized and secure fashion, ensuring that your items are in a safe place.

Our warehouse storage facility is a technologically advanced inventory system that allows us to know exactly where your goods are for safekeeping. Our warehouse is fully secured with fire and theft protection systems.

However, prior to renting a storage unit, you should know how to prepare your belongings for storing.

Buy the packing materials: Moving of America is unlike any other moving & storage facilities. If you use us for your moving services we will blanket all your property and keep the blankets with your belongings when transitioning into our storage vicinity, free of charge. Moving of America will also provide you boxes, free of charge!

It is always good to know other tips to save you money and time. As you begin the packing process you want to ensure you have packing materials such as bubble wrap, moving blankets, cardboard boxes of various sizes, tape, sharpie markers, and other tools and equipment required to dismantle the appliances and furniture, if needed. To save some money you can use items in the house, like clothes, blankets, and sheets to wrap up your items.

We also recommend creating an inventory list for yourself of all the items that you are packing. If you want to be a superstar you can take pictures and create a storage archive.

Use stackable boxes: It is always advised to use stackable boxes as it is much easier to arrange them. Pack the heavier items in smaller boxes because they can hold up the weight inside and are easier to transfer. For lighter things like curtains, you can use larger boxes. While storing them place heavier and stronger items first and lighter & unbreakable things on top. Make sure to label every single box.

Glassware & dishes: For better protection, always pack glassware individually. Wrap each glass, dish, cup, etc. in packing paper or bubble wrap. For dishes and other breakable items, use special dish packing boxes. Wrap each plate individually in at least one layer of bubble wrap then stand it on the edge of the cardboard box.

Use Cushioning for Chinaware: While packing glassware and chinaware, always make sure to use a lot of cushioning at the bottom of the box as well as above the items. Be careful not to place heavy items on your fragile things even if everything is well protected. It is highly recommended to stack the fragile things you have at the top of the storage unit.

Disassemble the Electronics: It is much easier to move and store electronics if they are disassembled. Appliances like a refrigerator or freezer should be stored clean and dry. It is recommended that you leave the door slightly open to let air circulate and prevent mold. For other appliances, the doors should be closed.

Disassemble the Furniture: Disassemble the furniture. Pack your mattresses into a mattress bag or use a mattress cover. Use drawers, shelves and the drawers inside furniture to arrange more things. A chest of drawers is also appropriate for small and light items.

Record & Document Storage: While storing business files, leave a walkway down the center of your unit to make access to your belongings easier. If you need specialized storage, we can customize your document storage unit to make storage solutions designed specifically for your particular needs. We are equipped to provide you with the highest quality.

Other Tips: When you pack your belongings when preparing to transfer it all to storage, make sure to leave out all valuables like jewelry, significant photographs, and other sentimental items. These items should always be with you, even if they are insured, you do not want to take a chance. You also want to make sure to leave out anything that is flammable, food and liquids.

Moving of America provides top of the line storage services

Whether you want to store household furniture or office equipment, you can trust Moving of America to pick up, store and deliver your goods, as needed. We use a state of the art technology tracking system to accurately label and trace all of your household and commercial goods. Storage access is available by appointment only. Our movers are here to assist you as well!

Moving of America provides insurance for storage services to protect your contents against damage and theft. We can also help you dispose, recycle, or donate your items to minimize your cost and save you time and money.

If you need a storage unit to keep your possessions before, during or after a move, contact us today! Don’t wait! Come to our office at 1000 Main Avenue Clifton, NJ 07011 or call us at 201-862-8000!

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Real Reviews from Real Customers

I wanted to personally thank the crew of Moving of America for the amazing job they did to move my company to our new corporate location. We planned to move out of our existing office on short notice and your team made the entire experience easy and pleasant. Your team accommodated multiple loads across several days. The hands off approach by your movers allowed us to focus on many other things that required our immediate attention. The team showed their professionalism by showing up early, helping us pack everything, and staging everything perfectly in the new location. Once again, thank you to your entire team!

- Noah

When choosing a moving company, Moving of America, is by far your best decision. From the beginning they were very informative regarding what services they offer and their different packages and pricing. Being that we moved from NYC to Virginia, my stuff was delivered in the same exact condition as it was before. Not only did these guys come earlier than originally promised, their level of hard work and efficiency was beyond phenomenal. They worked straight through from the time of arrival until they were done, without taking ANY breaks, with smiles on their faces and positive attitudes, nonetheless. The team they sent us was EXCEPTIONAL and they made our stressful transition completely stress free. THANKS, MOVING OF AMERICA !!!!

- Ava

Recently, I had to move from Essex County, New Jersey to Brooklyn, New York and I wasn’t sure about who to choose or where to turn for help. So, I asked my friends if they can recommend any honest moving companies. They suggested me to engage Moving of America. I hired them without hesitation and got to witness first hand their level of professionalism and hard workers. The crew made sure to wrap and pack all my fragile items. They were extremely careful while handling my antique furniture. I am immensely pleased with the service and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great moving experience.

- Emma

We used Moving of America services twice. Once to move out and put some of our office belongings in the storage; the other to move those items back to the office. We had 2 different teams and both were great. The first team had to deal with a 3rd-floor walk-up apt. They were very careful in moving all our boxes and wrapping our furniture with plastic and cardboard. Then they spent a good portion of the afternoon loading everything into the storage unit, which looked like a game of Tetris after they were done. 6 months later, we requested the same team of guys but they were unavailable. A different set of 4 guys came and I was initially skeptical but within the first hour and a half, they unloaded a 10x15 unit that was filled with our stuff. The first, move out the team was more careful and the second, move in the team were very fast. Both teams were great and I highly recommend them.

- Willy & Bros

We moved our office, approximate 160 boxes, 8 computers and lots of furniture. All our stuff was in great condition at destination. They explained everything over the phone, the going rate, the packing service we would have, and a full detailed move plan. They used all type of protective equipment for the furniture. Try them, decent rates too.

- R&PA

The most skilled, experienced and professional movers, I have come across. My move had the chance of playing out in a couple ways. I was definitely moving some stuff and possibly storing some. Not only that they also picked up the unwanted, non-perishable food items to deliver it to their local food banks. Move for Hunger teams up with relocation companies across the country and picks up these items from food banks to distribute it to the poor and needy. I was very much satisfied that I have done a generous act with the help of Moving of America. They are super communicative (called to confirm and called when en route with box delivery and move), prompt, and really friendly.

- Keshahyde