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How to Help Your Movers During a Heat Wave

 

 

how to help your movers during a heat waveSummer moving season is in full swing, but so is a bit of a heat wave. High temperatures coupled with heavy humidity puts those working outdoors or doing any heavy lifting in a dangerous position, including your movers.

Three Things to Tell Your Mover About Your Home

 

 

Congratulations on your new home and your move! Now it’s time to pack everything up, move, and get settled in Three Things to Tell Your Moveryour new abode. While I know the entire process is time consuming and can leave you feeling a little scatter brained, there are some important things to tell your movers about your home. Specific details about your homes, both old and new, can make a huge impact on your move.

A New Packing Tip for Your Move

 

 

Last week, Matt and I were caught off guard when the ceiling over our screened in porch collapsed all over our patio furniture (luckily nobody was hurt!). After the shock wore off and we got in touch with our property manager, we A New Packing Tip for Your Movelearned that the entire roof over our third floor apartment was in pretty terrible condition and needed some major construction. Because of the nature and severity of the project, we were given 72 hours to move into a new apartment for the remainder of our lease. The negotiations that took place because of this situation are a topic for another day but today I want to talk packing. Recently, Paige and I were talking about general move and packing tips and she brought up a really great point that I had never heard of before. We usually talk about packing up your home one room at a time and labeling each box according to the room the items came from, right? But what about labeling boxes according to the room in which they will be unpacked?

Seven Tips for Moving in the Winter

 

So, don’t hate me because I’m in Florida but, I know that up north, winter is in full effect and that means moving in the cold, rain, snow and ice. Moving is hard in nice weather, but when it’s miserable outside the challenge is Moving in Winter Weathermagnified. In order to successfully move in the winter movers have to be prepared for all conditions and customers have to have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

Moving? Understand Your Delivery Spread

 

delivery spreadsThe household goods moving process is one of the most stressful aspects of moving. There are a lot of details and steps involved in ensuring your move goes smoothly and in a timely manner. Once you connect with your mover and go through the estimate process, you’ll be given a delivery spread. After working in the industry for the past few years, the term is second nature to me, but I realize that it may not be so easily understood to others. Since it often causes confusion, and sometimes frustration, I thought it would be a good idea to go over how to understand your delivery spread.

Important Things to Tell Your Movers About Your Home

 

Important Things to Tell Your Movers About Your HomeCongratulations on your new home and your move! Now it’s time to pack everything up, move, and get settled in your new abode. While I know the entire process is time consuming and can leave you feeling a little scatter brained, there are some important things to tell your movers about your home. Specific details about your homes, both old and new, can make a huge impact on your move.

 
For example, a couple of my friends just moved into a beautiful apartment in the East Village in New York City. Unfortunately, they failed to mention to their movers it’s a very narrow, six story walk up on a street with no available street parking. The movers arrived as scheduled but, since the proper arrangements hadn’t been made, ended up having to leave and come back at a later time. Talk about a headache – for both parties! Don’t make this mistake. You’re stressed out enough, right?

How to Get the Most From Your Move Coordinator

 

How to Get the Most Out of Your Moving CoordinatorA move coordinator is your lifeline during what can be an incredibly stressful process; moving. Their job is to arrange and manage your entire move including estimates, payment, scheduling, and all the behind the scenes planning and organizing to ensure your move runs smoothly and efficiently.

Why You Need to Keep Your Mover Informed on Home Inventory Changes

 

inventoryA while back I wrote a post on how to create your own home inventory and the benefits that come along with doing so. What I didn’t mention was why your home inventory is equally as important to your mover. Before signing a contract to work with any mover, you should receive an in home estimate to establish how much the move should cost. This cost is based on the amount of things you are moving, the weight of these things, the distance, and the services requested (packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, etc.). So what does this have to do with your home/move inventory? A lot of people assume that making “small” changes after your estimate won’t have an impact on your move or the cost. But it’s important to understand exactly what impact it does have.

Moving and Delivery Spreads

delivery spreadsThe household goods moving process is one of the most stressful aspects of moving. There are a lot of details and steps involved in ensuring your move goes smoothly and in a timely manner. One of the biggest issues people tend to have regarding the household goods move is the concept of a delivery spread. So what exactly is a delivery spread?

“Should I Tip My Movers?”

Do I tip my mover?I am happy to say that my friends have dubbed me their go to girl for moving questions. I am also happy to say that one of my close friends just purchased her very first home in North Carolina. I could hear the excitement in her voice as she rattled off all the details of the most major purchase of her lifetime. “It actually has a white picket fence, and a screened in porch, and a back deck, and three bedrooms, do I tip my movers?” Wait, what was that last part? It’s a very common question so I figured I’d take a moment to answer it for all of those wondering the same thing.