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Moving Safety Tips You Should Know

Moving can be very dangerous. While trying to pack and get things in order you can easily hurt yourself or others. Protecting yourself during your move is just as important an objective as protecting your belongings. Here are a few things you can do to stay safe:

Don’t overpack

Boxes have weight limits and exceeding these limits can cause back injury or strain. Stick to the weight limit and you should be good to go.

Dress appropriately

Wear comfortably clothes that will not create a hazard.

Wrap your knives and other sharp objects

Bubble wrap and newspaper is an easy way to protect yourself from sharp objects.

Follow proper lifting protocols

When picking heavy loads up off the ground, bend at your knees—not your waist.

Use a dolly

These will do wonders!

Keep a clear pathway

A cluttered pathway can do great harm. Make sure it is clear to protect you and your movers.

Benefits to Moving In the Fall

BENEFITS TO MOVING IN THE FALL

BENEFITS TO MOVING IN THE FALL

Fall time is here and that means changes! It is one of the best times to move locations. Besides the obvious – no 90 degree days or snow – Fall is all cost effect. The cost to move during the fall is usually cheaper, since the demand for moving services begins to decline in the fall season.

The beautiful and vibrant colors of the leaves changing and the crisp scent and breeze of the air make fall one of the most enjoyed and beautiful months of the year!

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

How to Get the Most of Rented Storage Units

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to keep some of your items in one of our mobile storage units, here are some useful tips for getting the most of your storage unit.

• Pack Efficiently
The best way to get the most out of a storage space is to make sure your items are packed in a way that will minimize the amount of space they take up. Boxes and other packing items can help keep items contained and packed neatly.

• Choose a storage unit of the right size
When selecting a storage unit for your items, it is important that you choose one of the right size. Ideally, you want to determine exactly how much storage space you’ll need for your stuff and then select the smallest possible unit that will be able to accommodate all of the items you plan on storing.

• Keep your Items organized
After going to great lengths to get all of your items packed and stored efficiently, it can be very frustrating to not know what is where if your stuff is not organized. Using labels and keeping like things together are two easy ways to keep your items organized in storage.

• Wrap or cover your stuff
Covering items with plastic wrap can be a great way to keep it from getting dusty after a prolonged period in storage. Additionally, covering items can help protect them from damage during the moving process.

• Get insurance
Having your items insured can offer you peace of mind if you plan on keeping valuable items in storage for a long period of time. Be sure to know the particulars of your insurance plan and read the fine print before signing the contract.

• Hire reputable movers
There are countless horror stories out there of unscrupulous and unreliable movers who’ve ripped off customers or offered inadequate services. A quality, full-service moving company can not only help you move your items, but they can also assist with packing and may even offer storage units for rent.

Moving? Don’t Forget to Make This Change

Moving can be stressful especially due to the long to do list. Many have forgotten to add this to their list – transferring or getting new insurance. How can you make sure you do not miss this important task?

Don’t wait. Talk to you current insurance agent now! The process isn’t as tough as it seems. Below are some key questions to investigate about moving and transferring insurance. Have you talked to your agent?

If want to keep your current insurance company, give your agent a call. They can assist you finding a new agent or how to transfer your policies to your new address.

Are your prized possessions covered while you’re moving?

Depending on how you have chosen to move – hired movers, rental truck, a portable container, or do it yourself in the back of your trusted truck – your property may or may not be covered from the time it leaves your home until it arrives at your new destination.  So double-check your policy or call your agent.

If your own insurance policy won’t cover your possessions, you can get coverage through your moving company. By federal law, moving companies have to offer supplemental insurance for your property that will cover a set percentage of replacement costs, but you’ll need to increase that amount to get full coverage.

Packing Techniques – TV

The TV is often one of the last items people pack because it’s a source of entertainment amid the tedious packing and stress of moving. Because of this, packing the TV becomes a rush job. Instead, if you plan just a little, you can avoid common mistakes and prevent damage to your TV.
Watch the video below on a Packing Techniques for  TVs we have use.

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