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Guide To Moving a Home

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Moving is a huge task.  Often times it comes with another life changing even just like starting a new job, or perhaps a change in the marital status. But with a few tips, moving will not be a pressure packed undertaking after all especially with the help of a professional mover.
Being Prepared
It is best to get your thoughts together before planning to move. In this way, you can make sure that everything you need is covered.
1.    First, find out if you want to do everything yourself or hire a mover. There are some situations where hiring a mover is a great thing. For instance:
a.    You are a lot of heavy things
b.    You are traveling a long distance
c.    You are not physically capable of doing everything on your own
d.    There is no one to help you with the move
2.    Before the move, it is important to give notice to the utility companies, or any important parties about your change of address.
3.    Research about the utilities present in your new address such as the power, telephone, internet service, water, television and more.  It is also a great idea to find out the floor plan of the new place so that you will get an idea of which items to bring or where to position the furniture.  It is also best to mark out all the electrical outlets in your plan.
4.    Store or throw away unneeded items.  In this way, you will not be loading junks or items you don’t really need.
5.    Before the moving day, it is best to empty the refrigerator.  As for the leftovers, you can either decide to bring them with you or give them to your neighbors.
6.    Unplug the refrigerator and defrost them the day before the move.
Here are some tips when you plan to do it all by yourself:
1.    Pack items in one root at a time.  Begin with rooms that are not frequently used just like the guest bedrooms.  For heavy items just like tools, kitchen items and books, it is best to make use of smaller boxes so that it won’t be too strenuous to carry them. When the contents are breakable or must stay upright, make sure to mark the box “fragile” with the “upright direction”.
2.    Keep account of all the packed boxes. Once you’ve reached about ¾ packed, then it is time to rent a truck for the move out.
3.    When moving furniture, use blue painter’s masking tape to close the armoire doors and dresser drawers as it will less likely ruin its finish.
4.    Carefully load the items to the truck.  As much as possible, position the boxes and items vertically to save space.
5.    Position the tall items to the sides.  As most of the moving trucks have bars, it would be easy to tie ropes to keep them secured.
6.    Label boxes with “First Out”, which are the items that needs to be unloaded first and the “regular” boxes.
7.    Important documents should not be included in the moving truck.
Here are some things to consider when hiring a mover:
1.    If you decide to hire a mover, there are sites that can help you connect to various moving service companies all over Australia.  Make sure that the company is licensed, bonded and insured. Always choose a company that has an excellent customer service.
2.    Get the rates or quotations for their services. It is best to be aware of any circumstances that may lead to extra charges such as overweight or mileage.
3.    Packing options will affect the price.  So, decide if you want to pack certain items yourself, or you want them to pack these for you, but with an extra charge.  So get a free estimate for all the services that you want and need.
4.    Make sure that there is a contract.  It should include the overall costs, packing service, pickup and delivery dates as well as the mileage.  It should also have policies regarding insurance, payment and also the guaranteed services.
So whenever you want to make sure that your move is problem free, you have to plan ahead.  If you plan to hire a removalist, make sure that the company you get will match your budget and also give the service that you need.

How You Can Choose the Right Moving Company

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

In the near future, are you considering a move?  Perhaps you may be thinking of moving across the state or maybe even to another state.  For these kinds of moves, you may want to hire the services of removalists.
Professional moving crew help with any kind of moving that you need.  Also, it is best for you to be able to get moving quotes so that you will be able to choose the right company to hire.  With moving quotes, you will know what kind of services you are getting and how much all the services for the move will cost you.  Also, you will be able to prepare your budget well for the move because not everyone has a big budget when it comes to moves.
The most important thing about moving quotes is that it will help you hire the right company and keep you away from the wrong ones.
Lower Your Costs
As previously mentioned, moving quotes will help you prepare your budget for the move.  From these quotes, you will lower your costs because you see a detailed list of the services the moving company offers.
Aside from that, you will also get to see what kind of company you are interested in.  A good thing to remember is that companies should charge almost the same amount as the other moving companies.
One company should not just lower their amount for you.  This could be a ploy for you to hire them because of the lower cost, without considering if the company will suit your moving needs.  In turn, you may not get the best service possible for your move.
See What the Company Offers
With moving quotes, you will see a detailed list of the services that the company offers.  For those who are particular with seeing an itemized list, a moving quote will be able to help you here.
Many moving companies will offer you similar services.  It is through the quotes that you will be able to see what kind of services they offer.  From looking at the quotes, you will see the services that you don’t need.  If you see these services you don’t need, then maybe you don’t need the company as well.
As previously mentioned, it will also help you to save money when you look at the moving quotes.  For example, you see that the company has a fee for moving furniture up and down stairs.  But you don’t really need this because you don’t have stairs in your home.

See Valuable Information about the Company
Aside from seeing what kind of services that the company offers, you will also see other fees.  You should be able to see the taxes and insurance fees.  You may also see bond fees and other fees that you probably wouldn’t know about if it weren’t for the moving quotes.
Because of these moving quotes, you will be able to decide on which company you can hire.  Take note of how much you will need to spend in moving.  This is why you need to Choose the right company wisely.
Know what kind of services they offer and which services you need for your move.  Not everyone has a large amount of money available for a move and that’s why you need to calculate the amount needed before deciding which company to hire.
There are many moving companies that you can find in online directories or even through search engines online.  These companies usually offer free moving quotes for their website visitors and you should make sure that you choose the right company for your needs.

Important Moving Supplies

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

One of the most exciting but at the same time stressful moment of a person’s life is moving into a new place.  There may be a lot of things to think about, such as new furniture, what to keep and what to dispose and more.
It has always been a difficult task to choose what to let go and what to keep.  That is why this may take some time.
Once everything is set be sure to have an inventory to make everything organized, make it easy for you to pack and unpack things at the same time you know where you expensive items are.
Moving into a new place may need some tools for packing.  It is important to invest with these things to make sure that your items are secured when being loaded and unloaded in the truck.  Be sure to have the high quality supplies to minimize the risks and other problems that may occur.  We have here some things to share the important moving supplies that you are going to need.
1.    Moving Boxes
•    These boxes are made from recyclable materials so it is environmental friendly.  This is the option that you can have to handle your items, valuable things as well as appliances.
•    There are even specialized made boxes for breakables such as plates, glasses, mugs and more. The compartments are intently made for it to be packed separately.
•    The good thing about moving boxes is you easily customized according to the item that you are going to pack.
•    There are even different kinds of boxes to choose from which are made for certain type of items such as:
o    Book box (designed to carry heavier items)
o    Legal Tote box (made for documents and folders)
o    Mirror Picture box (made to be narrow, for mirrors and paintings)
o    Mattress Box (designed to keep mattresses)

2.    Bubble wrap
•    To add more protection to your valuable items, bubble wraps are the best thing to use.
•    This is a sheet that has small regularly bubbles that is filled with air, so that when you put your fragile items there it would add more cushion.
•    As the matter of fact when you purchase moving kits online, you can see bubble wraps are included as this is considered to be an essential tool for moving.

3.    Furniture Covers
•    This will be used to pad your furniture and protect it from any dust, stains and spills.  This has been proved to be an effective way to secure your furniture while in transit.

4.    Dollies
•    This is very useful for heavy objects such as cabinets, television, sofa, tables and more.
•    This is best way to drag or move your supplies without having any scratch or marks on your floor.

5.    Markers
•    This is best used from labeling your boxes.
•    This will help you locate your items without opening all the boxes when you are already in the new place.

6.    Packing Tapes
•    A convenient way to organize wires such for televisions, air conditioners and more.
•    This is also best to seal the boxes to prevent items from falling and this can also be used to secure the bubble wraps when packing collectibles.

7.    Packing Peanuts
•    This is best used for breakables, this when you are going to store the items that you have packed with a bubble wrap, be sure to put packing peanuts into the box.

8.    Covers and Bags
•    This bag can be used to store items such as blankets, towels and clothes.
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Moving Companies - What to Expect From Them

Friday, June 8th, 2012

All of us have expectations in life, just like when moving into a new place such as expectations with the neighborhood, people, and lifestyle.  But what are more important is the people that you are going to hire to carry your items.
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a moving company.  As moving is one of the most stressful parts in a person’s life and as the matter of fact it would start months before you are planning to move.
Now hiring a moving company is important, and this can be considered as your life saver.  It is important to have some information before hiring one.  If you are looking for one, there are a number of list online that offer this type of service, but it is safer and more reliable to ask your friends and family who have used their services.
Cost
•    The cost of the service that they provide depends on the location as well as the items that are going to be transferred.  These are two main factors that would estimate the amount that they will charge you.
•    The type of services can is also a factor for the cost of the move.
Insurance
•    It is important to ask the moving company if they offer insurance with their services, this will make you feel at ease that you items are secured with them.
•    This play a very good role if something may happen with your items, such as items that were damaged in transit.
•    Safety of your items while in transit is important, anything that maybe damage or lost should be shouldered by the moving company.
Experience
•    A vital factor in choosing a moving company is the experience that they have in moving item.
•    Companies who have experience in moving items would most likely do less errors and they know what they are doing.
•    They are capable of training their crew on how to move certain furniture to prevent any damage.
One Time
•    There are no time for delays, time is important since there are so many things to do.  That is why you should expect the moving truck to be there on the set time.
•    Punctuality of the moving company is a good way to start a good and positive moving day.
Services - There are different services that moving companies offer, some examples are:
•    One Room or Whole Property Move
¬    Depends on what type of room or place you are going to vacate, this applies to particularly to companies who are moving to a different location.
•    Full Packing and Unpacking Service
¬    There are times that the mover has no time or have limited time to pack things and this is very stressful.  Moving companies wanted to make it easy for you by offering this type of service.
•     Packing
¬    Some find it hard or doesn’t have the ample time to pack things.  Moving crews can help you out with this one.
¬    There are certain items that need special packing and the movers can do this for you.
¬    The moving company can individual pack the breakables with papers or with the use of bubble wraps.
•    Distance
¬    There are moving companies who are specialized on interstate moving.  That is why it is important to know if they are capable of doing the job.
¬    If you are moving interstate, then this is something that you really need to think about.

It really does pay off if you do some research before selecting the moving company that you are going to hire.  Recommendations from friends and relatives are highly helpful. There are online removalist directories that can help you in your pursuit of getting the right moving company.

Moving Guides – Things to Consider

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

When moving, there are several things that you need to consider.  Because of these many things, moving is usually a hassle to people.  That’s why it would be better for you to ask for help from a moving company.
In relocating, you would need to move your whole family as well as all your belongings.  This entails a lot of work and that is why you would need assistance from others.  Perhaps you can find this assistance from getting a moving company.  With a moving company, you will be given the expertise of professionals who will surely make your moving experience much easier.

However, choosing the right moving company is often quite difficult because of the number of companies out there right now.  Aside from that, you also have to be sure of the reputation of the moving company that you are hiring.
•    Look at moving guides
Finding the right moving company could be a stressful thing and that’s why you need to find the right ones in a reputable moving guide.  You will be able to find the type of movers that you need in a moving guide as well.
You can find moving guides not only on magazines, but also online.  Because it is online, there will be more moving guides you can find.
There will also be tips for packing and moving as well.  Aside from that, there will also be tips on how much you need to budget for your move and how much you need to spend for a moving company you should hire.


•    Moving calculators

Sometimes, you can get anxious with a move because you don’t know how much you will get to spend for it.  Let’s face it; moves are really expensive whether you do it by yourself or with the help of a moving company.  You can prepare your budget for the move by using moving calculators.  Usually, online moving companies have their own calculators available.  By using these calculators, you get a rough estimate of the amount that you will spend during the move.
Moving companies usually charge on an hourly basis.  Add to that, are other costs such as for packing and the transportation that you need.  Also you might need temporary storage for your things.  That’s why using calculators are a good thing to help prepare your budget for the move.
•    Moving quotes
Aside from the costs for moving, there are other costs that you need to pay for when you avail of services from the moving company.  When you see good moving companies on the internet, you should take note of their moving quotes.  These quotes already include details of their fee such as taxes and other things that they may charge.
Once you see the quotes that you like, perhaps it is now time to choose the companies that you like.  It would be best to choose from a few companies whose services and quotes fit those of your needs.  Remember to choose the best company that you think suits your needs clearly.
To help you choose, you can look through the feedback that the company has received for their services.  You can usually find these testimonies on their website.  Or you could also do a broader search on the internet for other reviews that the company has received.
Another thing you can do is to talk to people who have already availed of the services from the moving company you are interested in.
If you finally settle on a decision, then make sure to prepare yourself for the move.  Get everything in order so that you can start the move as soon as possible.

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