Moving a Computer
Your computer is an extremely fragile item that needs to be handled with extreme care. Packing your computer should be separate from any other fragile items. It needs to be placed a box with 2-3 inches of cushion. The box should be marked and placed in a separate location away from any other items. Computers and other very important personal belongings should be transported with the customer. When transporting your computer, be aware of weather conditions—cold and moisture, in particular, which can cause severe damage.
Moving a Portable Hot Tub
Our movers cannot dismount a hot tub for a move. It is recommended that you make arrangements with a specialist who has the right tools and equipment. When the tub is unhooked, it needs to be drained of the remaining water, especially during freezing temperatures. When making a reservation with your moving company, be sure to inform them of the size and the weight. Heavier items require several movers. In addition, a “bulk item” charge will be added to your estimate.
Moving a Waterbed
The process of moving a waterbed should be done a day before the movers arrive at the pick up location. Before draining the bed, be sure to unplug the heater since it can cause damage to the bed. Since water needs to drained out of the bed completely, you may want to contact your manufacturer for different ways to drain and properly vacuum the mattress. Once the bed is completely drained, you may fold it into thirds starting from the head down. If the bed is going to be stored in a storage facility for several weeks, be sure to add a conditioner in order to avoid mold and mildew. When the movers deliver the bed, make sure they arrange it specifically the way you would like it to be filled.
Moving a Wine Collection
It is important to have an appraiser estimate the value of your wine collection for insurance purposes. In addition, photographing the whole collection is highly recommended. Check the rules for the county to which you are moving, as some have restrictions on the amount of personal alcohol you can possess. It is also preferable to arrange the transportation during a season with temperatures that average around 55 degrees. All bottles must be packed with plenty of cushion in between if stocked next to each other. The boxes should be marked “FRAGILE” and “THIS SIDE UP.” While transporting, “bottle shocking” can occur, which is a loss of flavor. You can avoid this by laying the bottles down for a week after delivery.
Moving an Antique Collection
Similar to moving a wine collection, you should appraise the value of the items, which will be used for obtaining the proper homeowners’ and moving insurance. It is also recommended that you take plenty of pictures of the items. Some items may require special cleaning before being packed. Be sure to avoid putting wax or oil on wooden products since it can soften them, making them more vulnerable to damage. Any big items need to be correctly padded and taped.
When it comes to moving appliances, movers can only wrap/pack, load and unload. You’ll need to hire a technician to disconnect the appliances and utilities, removed or install TVs and air conditioners, perform any plumbing and electrical work, and make any necessary adjustments and repairs. All the appliances need to be disconnected at least 24 hours prior to the move. For refrigerators and other similar appliances, leave the doors open overnight to remove any moisture. Be advised that perishable items cannot be transported in the truck. Lastly, all items need to be washed and cleaned inside and out before we apply padding for protection.
Moving with Children
Moving with kids can be exciting or very stressful, depending on the experience. We recommend that you inform your kids about the move weeks in advance in order to get them used to the idea. Have a positive attitude toward the change and give them all the reasons for and benefits of the move. When the time comes to organize your move, have your kids participate with everything to give them some responsibility and a sense of involvement. For long-distance moves, it is important that you take as many things for the kid as possible. It is important to keep the necessary clothes, blankets, food and entertainment for the trip. Depending on the age and needs, you may also want to take bathroom and medical necessities. Teenagers can be kept occupied with books or a travel games.
Moving a Plant
We cannot transport plants in the truck, so you will need to make arrangements before your moving day. If you decide to take the plants in your personal vehicle, be sure to perform any necessary cutting or watering well beforehand. If moving the plants with you is not an option, you might want to consider donating them to a friend or family member, or selling them.
Moving with Pets
Similar to moving with kids, it is important to help your pets adjust to the new surroundings and take the necessary steps while moving. Many states require license fees and health inspections for pets, so be sure your pet has the necessary ID tags and papers. If you are flying to your new location, be sure to give your pet the necessary food and water. If you are driving to your new location, you may take toys and treats may keep pets calm and occupied.
Moving on your own is a hassle. You have to pack everything you own, find a truck and enlist friends to help you load and unload the truck. Long distance moving is even more difficult because your friends may not be there to help at the finish line.
Instead of handling the move on your own, you may want to hire a moving company. With the right moving company, your life will become much simpler and here’s how.
They Pack Everything For You
Moving companies provide the option to have their team pack all your belongings. You don’t have to worry about something fragile not getting packed right and breaking on the trip. When a professional moving company packs your home for you, they will use all the best packing tricks to ensure your items arrive unharmed.
No Heavy Lifting
Were you wondering how you were going to move that couch, pool table, piano or any other large piece of furniture? Instead of calling five of your friends to help, the moving company will simply send a crew to handle all the heavy lifting. Even the light boxes will be carried by the moving company.
They Plan and Drive the Move
Planning a move requires more than just figuring out directions one point A to point B. Moving companies do it every day and they will fully plan your move for you.
In addition, the moving company will take their own truck and drive all of your belongings from point A to point B. They provide the experience you may not have and you won’t have to worry about getting behind the wheel of a vehicle you’re not used to driving.
You Gain Back Time
How many hours were you going to spend packing and moving boxes to the moving truck? How long would it have taken you to deal with unloading and returning the moving truck when you arrive?
All the time you would have spent moving, you gain back when you hire a moving company. Since they take care of everything, you don’t have to put in nearly as much time. Instead, you can concentrate on the things that matter most, such as children, pets and your own emotions about moving.
They Handle the Stairs
One of the most dangerous things is moving yourself when you have to go up and down stairs. When you hire a moving company, they handle the stairs for you. There won’t be any worries of slipping and falling with your couch, desk, table or even just a box.
They Save You Money
When you decide to move, you might be surprised at how much money a moving company may save you. Since you gain back time, you won’t have to take off of work. If you’re a business owner or a busy professional, you can continue to work and make money, while the movers handle everything. Missing a few days of work may add up in a hurry compared to the cost of hiring a moving company.
There are many ways a moving company will make your life simpler when you need to move. Whether you’re just moving a few miles up the road or all the way across the country, hiring a moving company will help save you time, money and stress.