Prepare for a successful office move

With the excitement that comes with relocating your business and expanding, moving can seem difficult. Often, moving companies will get the job done for businesses, and that’s the best option. Although a moving company can take care of the actual packing, loading and unloading, it’s still your responsibility to prepare beforehand, especially because you’re accountable for business property. Before speaking with a mover, start accessing what you’ll need moved. Take into account the size of your office furniture to ensure you can get through the door in both locations. Also, be aware of important documents that may be stored in […]

Don’t make these moving mistakes

Better Homes and Gardens put together a great list of 10 moving mistakes. Avoid these by hiring a professional mover or prepare beforehand so your move goes smoothly. Do-it-yourself? It may be true that moving by yourself or with friends is more cost effective, but professional movers know the ins and outs of moving. If you are doing the moving and packing yourself, make sure you research all of the moving details. “In the end, a do-it-yourself move may not be as ‘cheap’ or as fun as you thought (that would be about the time you drop the TV on […]

Inspect the apartment before your move

Moving into a new apartment is exciting and refreshing, and often, you want to move in right away. But inspecting the apartment while the space is clear is best. Inspecting the apartment ensures the landlord and yourself take into account the current damages, if any, so when you move out, you aren’t charged. To account for any damages, its suggested that you review the apartment with the landlord and you take pictures of each room. Make a list of the damaged areas or items and make sure you and your landlord have a copy. If the items will be repaired, […]

Packing: Should I pack my own dishes?

Video courtesy of uhaul.com Packing for some can be the most dreadful part of the moving experience. You may feel overwhelmed thinking of every little thing that has to be put in a box. In actuality, though, packing can be simple when you start early and take it room by room. This series called “Packing” will provide insight and tips into making the experience more practical. Today, we’ll determine if it’s better for you to pack your own dishes or have your movers pack them. Why you should have movers pack your dishes Well, that was a pretty simple answer. […]

Stresses of your change of address

In addition to packing and supervising your movers, you need to take some time to make sure you change your address on your mail and other important documents. This will ensure, before your move, that all your information is up to date and you’re receiving your bills. UPS has an online form you can go through to change your address for all of your mail. It’s secure and reliable. There are also numerous online checklists that will help you think of any other bills, mail or documents you need to immediately change your address on. About.com provides a checklist that […]

Preparing for professional movers

Let’s face it, moving is overwhelming and packing can seem endless. It’s common that families and businesspeople hire professional movers to get the job done. Although much of the work is alleviated, to be most effective, it’s best to prepare for your movers. Before receiving the movers on moving day, determine who will be handling the packing. If you don’t know where to start or want the job to be done professionally, you can pay extra to get packing services. Be prepared to be available when movers arrive at your home or office. Movers need help with inventory and supervision […]

Packing: Label your boxes right

Packing for some can be the most dreadful part of the moving experience. You may feel overwhelmed thinking of every little thing that has to be put in a box. In actuality, though, packing can be simple when you start early and take it room by room. This series called “Packing” will provide insight and tips into making the experience more practical. Today, we’re talking about labeling your boxes. This is beneficial if you’re packing an apartment, large home or office space. Label your boxes right Yes, there’s actually a right to label all of your belongings. First of all, […]

Packing: Create smaller moving projects

Packing for some can be the most dreadful part of the moving experience. You may feel overwhelmed thinking of every little thing that has to be put in a box. In actuality, though, packing can be simple when you start early and take it room by room. This series called “Packing” will provide insight and tips into making the experience more practical. Today, we’ll focus on packing a larger home, but it can be applied to a smaller home, apartment or office move. 1. Pack one room at a time Start with the rooms that have belongings you won’t need […]