No matter if you’re moving long or close-distance, moving is always stressful. In addition to that, it can be quite consuming. One of the things that makes moving so complex is the fact that not many people are experts in moving, nor they have proper knowledge that can help them deal with such a stressful task. And that’s when moving a professional step in. If you manage to find the right ones, you can be sure that they will do a great job. But what when they actually finish the job? Is tipping your movers something you’ve been seriously thinking about? If you are not certain whether to do it and how then this article might give you some answers. So, stick around for a bit more.
Have you decided that it’s high time you started life anew? Whether you are moving to a distant location or within the same city, every relocation is a good chance to purge your household of unnecessary items and enjoy having a clutter-free house. But before you can be ‘out with the old, in with the new’ you first need to know how to handle old furniture when moving, especially those pieces that are massive in size and weight. Handling robust furniture is hard enough when you are moving it. But it becomes twice as difficult when getting rid of it since you can’t just throw the items in question in the trash and be done with it. What are we here for if not to help you out in your time of need? Continue reading “Ways to handle old furniture when moving”
Nobody knows moving like military families. Yes, most of us have had the experience one way or the other, but military moving is something much more complex; it even has its own term – PCS “permanent change of station”. Any living soul from a military family will tell you it’s no easy business. Why? Well, try moving every 2 and a half, 3 years. It surely gets the best of you after a couple of rounds. It takes stamina and nerves of steel to maneuver every moving process while remaining on top of things throughout. We’re here to give a helping hand by providing information and useful moving tips for military families. Continue reading “Moving tips for military families”
Moving of America is here to help you stay organized throughout your local move or long-distance move. By following these steps it will help you stay organized throughout your move.
1. Establish a Moving File
Moving of America can provide you with a personalized folder, color coded to makes it easy for you to keep the paper work we provide you as well as paper work that you may want to keep in the folder yourself. If you would like to start up your own folder be sure to choose and label a folder that can store all your important documents, such as receipt, contracts, estimates, emails, lose papers and notes. Find out what tax deductions on moving expenses apply and what receipts you’ll need to keep by going to Internal Revenue Service.
2. Write a Moving List:
Writing a moving list is something that can surely assist you in all of your moving needs. By making things less complicated this list can take away the overwhelming feeling of being disorganized. Making a list of your household responsibilities for the move needs to be very detailed and comprehensive. On your list you should include your moving date and time. All names of customer service representatives that you have spoken too along with moving agent, contact info, moving estimate, checks, receipts and any other paperwork.
List all the appropriate ways of paying the company whether payment is required upon delivery in cash, traveler’s checks, money order or cashier’s check. Your check list should always have clear and concise goals for you to follow.
Assure yourself by contacting your insurance agent if you have one as well as all your insurances in order to make the appropriate changes while you have time to do so. Also be sure to have a place to keep your pets and children on the move date to keep them safe and away from all the action. Be sure to plan ahead for animal wellness, food and kennels.
Make your personal travel arrangements (flights, hotels, cars, rental cars, etc.) for you and your family if need be. It is always smart to give yourself some time in case of any unexpected situations.
3. Don’t Pack Important Items
When you have important documents that are confidential and items of intrinsic value it is always better to carry those yourself. There are some items no amount of insurance can cover. Keep all dental and medical records with you as well as medications and any and all important records. Moving of America always asks are valued customers to keep in their possession jewelry, photos, videos, keys, etc. Making sure that the box is secure is the second most important aspect in packing. Ask us and we can do all the packing for you. Our tape is free of charge as tape can be very expensive.