Archive for July 2012

How to Pack Glassware and China

How to Pack GlasswareMy friend texted me in a panic yesterday. Like a lot of people who move house for the first time, packing has become a daunting task. She loves her things, and she doesn’t want anything to break, so packing fragile items, such as glassware, is stressing her out.

Fortunately, I’m here to tell her – and everyone else – that packing up the kitchen doesn’t have to be so scary. There are ways to pack your items so that they are as safe as possible for the journey. Keep reading to learn how the experts do it.

Four Lessons in Unpacking

If mFour Lessons in Unpackingy packing and moving experience was extremely frustrating, the unpacking part can be labeled as moderately aggravating. However, I’m fully aware that this is simply because of my haphazard and disorganized starting point.

Since I hadn’t been smart about packing my belongings, nothing was organized. Therefore, I was unable to find the essentials in those first few days, which meant that everything was pulled out of bags and boxes – and then strewn about the apartment.  This made my search for bath towels and a toothbrush an epic game of hide and go seek  – and the simple task of taking a shower made my entire home appear as if it had been hit by a tornado. Naturally, the dogs had a field day chewing shoes, clothes and picture frames that had yet to find their respectable places.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Moving Coordinator

How to Get the Most Out of Your Moving CoordinatorYou know how the concierge at a nice hotel will answer all of your questions and help make your stay as enjoyable as possible? Well, your move coordinator should be your concierge. They should be your single point of contact so when you have a question, you aren’t passed around from person to person to get an answer.

Since your move coordinator is such a vital piece of the household moving puzzle, it’s important to know what you can do to maximize this service. When should you ask all your questions? Should you reach out first? Who is going to give you status updates? These are all common concerns – and there is no need to panic. Your moving coordinator is there for you. Below please find tips on how to get the most from this moving service:

How to Help Your Movers During a Heatwave

Summer Heat WaveSummer moving season is in full swing, but so is a severe heat wave. In fact, temperatures along the east coast this weekend are expected to extend well above the 100 degree mark in many places. Statistics show that most areas are experiencing temperatures between five and 15 degrees above the local average for this time of year. This puts those working outdoors or doing any heavy lifting in a dangerous position, including your movers.

How to Celebrate July 4th in a New Town

July 4th is right around the corner and, if you are anything like us, you are ready to celebrate!

But, what do you do if you are new in town? Summer is the busy moving season and that means a lot of families across the U.S. are going to be celebrating Independence Day in a new town. But that doesn’t mean new residents have to keep to themselves. July 4th can be a great way to get out into the community and meet new people!