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Guide to Office Moving Made Easy

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Sometimes, companies also need an office change.  Perhaps this could be moving to a next block, or moving across the state, the process is still the same.  However, a change in the office may be something good.  It gives employees a chance to move change the scenery and get a new work space as well.  Or perhaps the company will be able to get a new and bigger space due to the move.
An office move is something that needs a lot of planning.  Because of the move is not done right, then it could impact of the company negatively and affect the employees and the work as well.  Of course, as the owner of a company, you would like, as much as possible, not to disrupt the work in the office right?
Therefore, it would be wiser to plan the move as early as possible in an office move.
There are a lot of things that are needed in an office move.  Experts recommend that the plan for the move should be done as early as 9-18 months prior to the actual move.  Of course, there should be a person assigned in the office to oversee this move.  This person is in charge of planning and preparing for the move.  Of course, this person will also deal with the lease for the buildings as well as the relocation.
Another reason why moves should be planned as early as possible is so that the company will be able to consider all the options and the competition as well.
Of course, choosing the right movers will also be a long and difficult process.  Of course, in big moves such as these, there will be different companies who will be vying to be the ones to help in the move.  The person in charge of the move in the company should also be able to choose among the many office movers available in the area.
A company move may sound like something very big.  However, this is not always the case.  The move can actually be broken down into simple tasks that can be done.  These simple tasks should be done prior to the move so that later on, the bigger tasks will be taken cared of more easily.
There are various Office Relocation Checklists available online.  Or perhaps you can consult with a professional moving company if they have their own checklist.  This checklist will help you make the move easier and faster as well.
There are choices for you in moving.  Perhaps you think that not employing a moving company will help you alleviate the costs for the move.  Maybe you think that using your own employees will be a lot cheaper because they already work for you.  This should not be done because your employees may give you a cheaper advantage; they are not really equipped for the job.
Think about it: your employees are not professional movers.  They don’t know how to handle the move and how to handle the things at the office for the move as well.  Just think that not everybody is capable of moving the IT equipment.
Hiring a professional office moving company should be best because these people are trained to move sensitive equipment.  They can also install lighting fixtures and even help you renovate the new office space.
Another great thing about hiring professionals is that they know things about moving that you don’t always know about.
To sum it all up, in office relocation, there are important things that you need to consider and those are to plan early, make sure that you understand what is needed in relocation, and of course, get the help of professionals in moving.

Things You Need to Think About in a Moving Rental

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Moving is never an easy task.  It entails a lot of work from moving out of your old house to moving into your new home.  Adding to the stress are the new environment and the fact that friends and other loved ones are miles away.  To make a move easier, you could consider getting a moving rental company or truck to help you with your move.
First, here are a few things you need to do before the move:
•    Find the destination of your move.
•    Plan the details of the move early on.
•    Consider if you need to hire a moving rental company or not.
Planning the move early will help lower your stress about the move as the day for the actual move approaches.  Hopefully, by that time, you will be ready to ease into your new home smoothly without forgetting anything that you need from your old home.
When moving, always think about how you can decrease the amount of money that you spend.  Moving is actually an expensive venture.  You will need to pay for the new home and the things that you need for packing.  There will surely be a lot boxes and paper that you need for proper packing.
Because you want to lessen the amount that you spend, you would want to keep your old furniture so that you won’t need to buy new ones.  Of course, there are also the things that are irreplaceable such as objects that have sentimental value to you.  Examples of these are picture frames and trophies. Remember to pack these well to avoid damaging them.
Here are a few tips for packing:
•    When packing, there are different box sizes available.  In small boxes, you can put small items such as kitchen utensils.  Remember to protect yourself and other from the sharp items.
•    Pack the bigger and heavier items at the bottom of the boxes and the lighter ones on the top.
•    Consider the weight of the boxes and limit them to a weight that you will be able to carry.  Remember that when you move in, you will be left with unpacking them by yourself.  You don’t want to carry boxes that are heavier than you are able to carry.
•    When packing fragile items, cover them with paper or bubble wrap to protect them from being broken during the move.
•    Use a lot of cushions in between these fragile items as well.  You can use your towels, or sheets as cushions, as well as shredded paper.
•    Pack all those things first that you don’t always use.  The last things you pack are those that you regularly use.
•    Remember to label all your boxes so that it will be easier for you to identify what they are and where they need to go in your new home.
There are different options in hiring moving rental trucks.  You can hire the trucks on the day of the move or you can hire them a day before the move.  This way, you can slowly fill up the truck during the day, as opposed to rushing and shoving your boxes and other things in the truck because you are in a hurry.
You also have the option to hire an on demand storage unit.  These units get to spend more time in your home so that you can slowly fill them up with the things that you packed.  When you are finally done with packing and filling up the truck, then you can call the moving company to come and pick up the truck and deliver it to your new home.
There are many options to help make your move easier.  All you have to do is just to choose among the options available.  It all depends on your personal preference.

Different Types of Moving Boxes

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Moving boxes are the number one moving supplies that you are going to need.  This will help protect your possessions while it is in transit.
When purchasing a box, you actually have an option to have the slight used which is may cost a little less or the brand new that may cost a bit more.  But this is a great investment when you want to make sure that your items are stored properly.
There are even some boxes that are available for rent. Mostly these are made from plastic.  This may be a bit more expensive, as you compare a plastic with a cardboard since plastic is more durable and reusable.  This is an added charge to the overall services, since you will be paying for the rent for the plastic boxes at the same time the service for delivering your items.
Types Of Moving Boxes:
A.    1.5 Cubic Foot Moving Box (16 x 12 ½ x 12 ½)
•    This box is best used to carry item that are up to 60lbs.  But is better to have the weight around 50 lbs to be safe.
•    Kitchen items, small appliances, lamps and shades are usually placed n this box.
•    It is also good for storing books, but keep in mind to keep the weight around 50 lbs.

B.    3.0 Cubic Foot Moving Box (18 x 18 x 16)
•    This can carry items with weight up to 65 lbs.
•    This ideally for clothes, pots and pans, and electronics such as computers and radios.

C.    4.5 Cubic Foot Moving Box (18 x 18 x 24)
•    This can carry a weight up to 65 lbs.
•    Best to use for items such as larger lamps, kitchen appliances which are larger, and linens.

D.    6.0 Cubic Foot Moving Boxes (22 x 22 x 21 ½)
•    This can carry items with weight up to 70 lbs.
•    But always keep in mind to never overload the box.
•    This is ideally for pillows, toys, large blankets, cushions for chairs and couches.

E.    6.1 Cubic Foot Moving Box (24 x 18 x 24)
•    This is an alternative for 6.0 Cubic Foot Moving box, any item that won’t fit properly to that box may be placed here.
•    This is rectangular in shape and works good for comforters, blankets and cushions.

F.    Wardrobe Boxes
•    This may range from small to large and each box has a metal bar ideally for hanging clothes.
•    Most of the time it is better to have the clothes hang that to be packed flat such as, ball gowns and other dresses.
•    Some may use this for chandeliers or some wind chimes since it is better to be hanging that flat.

G.    Lay Down Wardrobe Box (32 x 19 ⅞ x 9)
•    This looks a lot like dresser drawer.
•    This can be used if you would like your clothes to be only folded once.
•    But still keep in mind never to pack heavy as the box may not endure the weight.

H.    Picture/Mirror Boxes
•    Keep in mind to secure them together and ensure that it can handle the weight.
•    It is highly recommended to use a bubble wrap for the items.

I.    Dish Packs
•    This is made for packing glasses, cups, and wine bottles.
•    Always check the weight to make sure it is still manageable.

J.    Mattress Boxes
•    Sometimes this is no longer necessary if the movers would choose to wrap their mattress with mattress covers which are made of plastic.
•    However, having this box may prevent your mattress from being punctured or damaged during the move.

Tips For Renting a Moving Truck

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Moving is a very stressful activity for anybody and trust us when we say that no man can ever do a move alone.
These days, a person could be so busy dealing with work, family and social life; that any time in between all that could only be for sleeping.  So where can you find the time here to pack and prepare for a move?
Perhaps you are planning a move across the state or maybe to the next city.  Either way, it would really be easier for you to hire professionals to help in your move, especially if you are bringing a lot of things with you.  Not to worry because you can opt for a moving truck rental to help you with your moving needs.
Here are some tips to help you with moving:
•    Always plan your move ahead of time.  Planning ahead will give you a lot of time to think about the process of moving.  You can think about such things as planning what you need to bring and how you should pack your belongings what you want to bring to your new home or office.
•    Of course, think about your destination.  This will help you to decide on what kind of moving truck you will need to rent.  There are many companies that offer their moving trucks for local moves.  On the other hand, if you are across the country or state boundaries, then you also need to plan this.
•    Think about the size of the truck that you want to rent.  You know what furniture and other things you need to transport.  Keep this in mind when planning on the size of the truck that you need.  Of course, with bigger furniture, you need a bigger truck.  If you are not bringing a lot of things, then a smaller truck will do, of course.
•    Pack your things well.  Packing is very important in moving.  You need to plan ahead what things you need to bring and what things you can leave behind.  Also, pack your things well such that damages will be avoided during the move.  Consider what you need to pack your things in.  Maybe you need boxes, paper, mattress covers, etc.
Of course, you could also have the services of professional movers to be able to help you with your move.  There are many things that professionals know about moves that you don’t and that is why they will surely be able to help you in your move.
There are many moving truck rentals that you can find either locally of through the internet.  There are many reputable directories online where you can find moving truck rentals in your area.
If you are concerned about the cost of these moving truck rentals, then find a company that offers free quotes.  From these quotes, you will be able to see how much you need to allot for the move.  Of course, it is helpful because you will see the different rates from the different companies as well.
With the help of a moving truck, your move will be a lot easier than without it.  Hiring professional movers can make your move easier and hassle free.  These professionals will take good care especially in packing your belongings.  You don’t have to worry if you cannot get enough help from your family or friends when you are packing because a moving company will be able to do it for you.
Just remember to find a reputable and licensed company for the move.  It would also be good to check if the company you are interested in hiring has insurance as well.

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