Long-Distance Moves: What to Leave Behind

Making a long-distance move adds logistical challenges you don’t have when moving across town. One of the easiest ways to reduce your packing stress and keep costs down is to scale down your belongings. Why pay to pack, store, and move possessions you don’t really need – or even want? Deciding what to leave behind can be tricky, though. Here are some ways you can downsize without leaving behind the things you love.

Furniture

Start with the oversized items that are bulky and more expensive to move. Do you have furniture stored away in the attic, garage, or basement your household doesn’t need? Or furniture you have no attachment to? If so, sell, donate, or give these pieces away. Unless items are family heirlooms you want to pass on, you don’t need to bring excess furniture. Instead, treat yourself to new furniture as you settle in your new home.

Clothing

Before you start putting items into boxes, go through your closets and your dresser drawers. Make three piles of things you:

  • Wear regularly (including special occasion items you wear even if not all the time)
  • Don’t ever wear– because they don’t fit, or you don’t like them
  • Are on the fence about

Pack up the clothes you actively wear, donate or sell the clothing you don’t wear. Carefully go through the third pile and decide item by item if it’s worth packing – you might be surprised at what clothing you’ll decide you don’t want to bring.

Books, DVDs, and CDs

Years ago, people actively used books, DVDs, and CDs, but today’s digital and streaming options make them less of a commodity. These items take up a lot of space, so eliminate those you genuinely don’t use and only bring those collectible, first edition, or hard to access things.

Mattresses and Pillows

Moving is a great excuse to start with new mattresses and pillows. Unless these items are new (or new-ish), consider leaving them behind. Mattresses only last about ten years these days anyway, so it might be worth investing in new bedroom sets instead of paying to move these large items. You’ll also leave any potential dust mites behind.

Blinds and Curtains

Chances are your new home’s windows won’t be identical to your current ones, and your blinds and curtains won’t fit. You don’t even have to donate or sell these – you can simply leave them behind for the new occupants to use should they want.

Kitchen and Bathroom Items

Moving is an excellent opportunity to declutter. You probably have a ton of excess in your kitchen and bathroom that doesn’t need to be moved long-distance. In the kitchen, first, go through your pantry. You probably won’t need to bring most of these items. Get rid of expired foods and donate nonperishable foods to a local food pantry. Next, weed out chipped dishware, mismatched pieces you don’t use, duplicates, take-out condiments and menus, and any unused small appliances. 

Next, move into the bathroom, get rid of almost-empty shampoos, conditioners, and soaps. Discard used toothbrushes, loofahs, razors, and old makeup. Plan to buy new toiletries and shaving products when you get to your new place.

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Choosing New Office Space? 6 Things to Consider

There’s so much to think about when you’re planning an office relocation! Location, amenities, and size are all factors that must be taken into consideration when you’re trying to choose an office space for your business. If your business will soon be relocating to a new office building, here’s what we recommend that you consider

1. Commute

Where do most of your employees work, and what will their commute be like when you relocate? A longer commute can negatively impact employee morale and quality of life. Choose an office in a location that is easy to reach, near major roadways, interstates, freeways, or public transportation.

2. Employee Willingness to Relocate

Employees who are not willing to relocate may take the opportunity to find another job, which could ultimately leave your business looking for new employees fast! Take a temperature check of your staff before signing a lease in a new location. Find out how the majority of your employees feel about the new site, and if there is a lot of unhappiness, this is a red flag.

3. Site Amenities

Site amenities matter! The more amenities and useful features in a single location, your office relocation will be better received by your employees and clients.

  • Parking lot. A spacious parking lot is essential, especially if your business is growing. Make sure you have enough spaces for current and future employees, visitors, and customers.
  • Nearby attractions. Will your employees be able to walk to nearby attractions while on their lunch or their break? This can help with employee retention.
  • Modern facilities. Is the office space newly remodeled? Is the HVAC system modern and efficient? How is the lighting and are the windows large? These are the kind of amenities you can expect to find in a modern facility.
  • Beauty. Are there any beautiful landmarks nearby, like a body of water, a mountain range, or a wooded area? A beautiful setting can make going to work a pleasure.
  • Wellness. Is the office located in a walkable area, where employees can get exercise? This will help you retain employees who care about their physical fitness.

4. Client Experience

How convenient is your office space for any clients or stakeholders that might need to visit? Will there be enough parking for them? Will they be able to access the property easily? Explore these issues, especially if you expect regular visitors at your workspace.

5. Owner and Property Manager

It’s essential to choose a space owned and managed by entities or people you like and get along with. After all, you’ll be working together for a long time. Spend some time talking to the office owner and property manager where you’re thinking about moving to get a better sense of how you would get along.

6. Room to Grow

Is your business growing? If so, don’t sign a lease on a building that is “just barely big enough.” Leave yourself plenty of room to grow, including storage space, cubicle space, and conference space.

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How to Quickly Adjust to a Brand New Community After Moving

Making a move—especially one far away from your old home—means that it will be necessary to learn more about the new community as soon as possible.

Knowing where to shop, where jobs and schools are located, the best places to eat, and where to have fun around town is sure to ease the entire family’s transition.

Check out these methods and resources that can streamline the adjustment to a new community.

Use Every Resource to Familiarize Yourself With the Area

Once you have settled into your new home, it’s time to start exploring the neighborhood. Having an idea of where the main roads are and what’s near your home eases the mind—especially during those first couple of weeks as you get the hang of things. Get a head start before moving day using interactive online mapping services like Google Maps to find your way around.

These free maps let you zoom in easily to identify landmarks, thoroughfares, and even individual businesses. Detailed directions are available with a click! Another click takes you further by tapping on map locations to see hours, ratings, and links to their website.

When possible, drive around the community. Visit the city center, and take walks around the area with your dog, kids, or just to meet some neighbors. These actions are essential in adapting to a new city quickly.

Quickly Start Meeting People and Embracing the Community

Beyond meeting neighbors, meet more local people by participating in local causes and volunteer organizations. Get closer to the community as a whole by attending local events, festivals, or joining local classes.

Remember, the whole town’s eyes often stay on ‘newbies,’ and showing an interest in local happenings is likely to quickly encourage them to welcome your family’s presence.

Explore the Community’s Entertainment, Food, and Fun

Connecting to a new place and meeting new people is eased by getting out and about to check out great locations to eat, relax and get some thrills. Check out some local cuisine to discover regional flavors and top restaurants around town.

Finding good eats is simplified with recommendations and the online service Yelp, a place to find reviews, specific cuisines, and see a mapped location.

Of course, you’ll need to find a great local grocery store, places for clothing, areas of interest, parks, and recreation, and entertainment venues. Beyond recommendations from people you meet, check out TripAdvisor for insider tips on the best of the best around the community.

Find New “Go-To” People for Necessary Services

Those moving long distances will likely need new service providers for auto services, lawn care, child care, house cleaning, and other types of specialized services. Check out websites like Angie’s List, in addition to Yelp, to find reviews for a wide range of categories. Knowing your providers have an excellent local reputation is sure to put you at ease.

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With a better knowledge of your surroundings and where you can find what you need around town, you’ll start feeling right at home in no time.

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Smaller Can Be Better! A Downsizing Guide for Seniors

Many people choose to buy a smaller home when they get older. There are many good things about owning a small house! Little homes are easier to maintain, easier to navigate, and easier to clean. 

However, anyone who owns a lot of furniture and years of accumulated belongings will tell you that downsizing isn’t easy. Making your things fit into a small space after living in a large area for many years can be time-consuming and emotionally challenging. After all, letting go of your beloved objects can be tough! 

Here’s what you need to know about making downsizing your stuff easier and faster before your move.

Declutter the Right Way

Decluttering is one of the most challenging parts of downsizing your home. It’s time-consuming! You can make it less time consuming by handling it in an organized and decisive fashion. Here’s what you need to know.

Give Sentimental Items to People You love

Getting rid of sentimental items can be much harder than getting rid of everyday objects. Giving your sentimental items to people you care about, like family members and friends, can help you maintain a connection to those items.

Make Two Piles Only

Some people make three piles when they’re decluttering: a pile for keeping, a pile for throwing away, and a maybe pile. The maybe pile only makes problems because it draws out the decluttering process and forces you to make more decisions later. Take a keep or get rid of approach to keep the decluttering process faster and more cut and dry.

Get Started Early

You didn’t accumulate all that stuff in a day, so you probably won’t be able to get rid of it in a day either! Give yourself several weeks or months to declutter your home. If you have distant plans to move in two or three years, start the decluttering process now, so you’ll be ready when the time comes.

Declutter in Manageable Chunks

Declutter one room at a time, or one closet at a time, as you declutter your home. Decluttering in manageable chunks makes the process less overwhelming and can help ensure that no part of your house goes untouched.

Getting Rid of the Room? Get Rid of the Stuff!

If you’ve already bought a home and know that you’ll be losing some rooms in your house, get rid of the furniture and other items that no longer have a place to go.

Know When to Get Help

Decluttering and downsizing can be hard on the body. Know when to get help from friends or relatives to make your downsizing experience more manageable, less stressful, and safer. Don’t try to drag all the boxes out of your attic on your own! Get help from a family member who can help.

Focus on Multi-functional Furniture and Spaces

During the home buying process, look for a house that has a lot of storage space. A shed, walk-in closet, or a loft area in the garage are all potential storage areas. If you must buy furniture for your new home, look for furniture with hidden storage compartments to help you stay organized in your small space.

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7 Tips for Helping Kids Move to a New Home

Moving can be a stressful transition for anyone but particularly trying for kids. Getting adjusted to a new home in a new city and leaving behind their school or friends often leaves children confused or even scared.

Following these tips and techniques for easing a child’s moving process’s stress can help them acclimate to their new environment easier.

1. Maintain a Typical Routine

Kids will still need to follow their usual daily activities once in the new home. Try to stick with their previous routines such as meals, wake-up schedules, hygiene, and previously established rules. A steady routine creates a greater sense of security in their changing world.

2. Familiarize Kids with the New Community

Youngsters might enjoy a trip to the playground or head to a local park. This often helps them feel more comfortable when it’s time for school to start. Check out city landmarks and the potential family stops like the local grocery store, pizza, or donut shop.

3. Make a School Visit Before the First Day

If possible, schedule time to visit your children’s school to look around and meet their new teacher. This helps the kids—especially younger ones—feel more at ease on their first day.

4. Create Opportunities to Continue Their Hobbies

Find local groups, clubs, or activities like sports or art clubs for children to continue involvement in reasonably quickly after the move. You might even look into options before arrival.

This allows them to meet new friends their age with similar interests, which tends to make the transition smoother.

5. Tips for Younger Kids

If possible, take youngsters to visit the new home if it’s nearby. It’s best to hold off packing up their bedrooms as long as possible.

However, bringing a few toys or boxes during these visits lets them into the idea of moving. Gradually transitioning them can get them more excited about the entire moving process.

6. Tips for Tweens and Teens

Older children tend to be the most resistant to moving to a new home. They have likely formed strong bonds with their friends at this age and aren’t too eager to make new ones.

Consider ways that will allow them to stay in contact with their current friends. If the new home is nearby, visits might be possible.

However, if it’s not feasible for in-person contact, look into ways such as social media, phone calls, or online communication that lets them maintain connections to ease their fears and lessen reluctance about moving.

7. Unpack Kid’s Rooms ASAP

Alleviate any fears or sense of discord by unpacking their rooms first after getting vital areas as the kitchen and bathroom prepped.

Allowing kids to start settling in offers a sense of stability. Let them help with unpacking, so they’ll know where their prized possessions are placed.

If redecorating is in your plans, let them help make any design and color choices that create a feeling of ownership and belonging in their new room.

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Pack Your Kitchen Like the Pros for Your Next Move

When you’re packing for a residential move into a new home, there’s one particular room that tends to inspire a bit of dread — the kitchen.

Not only is this important room packed with lots of fragile, oddly-shaped, breakable, and various-sized objects, it’s hard to know what to pack and when. After all, you still want to be able to grab a snack or a glass of water, even as moving day approaches.

Packing up such a bustling, highly-trafficked room can feel intimidating. Fortunately, a bit of planning and organization simplifies the kitchen packing process. Read on to learn how to pack and move your kitchen like a pro.

Edit Your Items

Start the kitchen packing process well before moving day. Your first mission — to eat as much perishable food from the freezer, fridge, and pantry shelves as you can. This will both cut down on waste and optimize packing space.

Next, edit the non-edible contents of your cupboards and drawers. Separate the essentials that you’ll keep from the items you can donate, sell or give away.

Focus on duplicates or items you don’t use regularly; they’ll simply take up valuable space in your moving boxes. Do you really need three colanders? Can you get rid of that ice cream maker that you forgot you even owned? As a general rule, if you haven’t used something for over a year, get rid of it.

Gather Packing Materials

Your kitchen is filled with items of all sizes, shapes, and levels of fragileness — and that makes it hard to know what kind of packing materials you need to keep it secure.

Start by gathering the basics:

  • Sturdy cardboard packing boxes in various sizes
  • Packing and labeling tape
  • Plastic and bubble wrap
  • Newspaper or packing paper
  • Appliances’ original boxes and packaging (if you still have them)

Plan Ahead

Make a list of the kitchen essentials that you need to get by until moving day. After all, you don’t want to pack up the whole kitchen too soon and get stuck eating take-out three times a day for any longer than necessary.

Think about which items each family member needs: a cup, plate, mug, and set of utensils. Then think about the cookware you may need to make simple meals. Usually, a couple of pans and bowls will do. Keep out a few cleaning supplies, too, such as dish soap and a sponge.

Finally, consider items such as a coffee maker, dish towels, napkins, and a few spices that you can’t live without. All of these items can go into a special “essentials” box on moving day. Bonus: they’ll be easy to find once you’re in your new kitchen.

Pack Smart

Kitchen items can get heavy quickly, making them difficult to move. Pack larger boxes with lightweight items such as plastic dishware, dish racks, small appliances, and light metal bakeware.

Use medium and small boxes for heavy items, such as pots, pans, cookbooks, utensils, and silverware. For breakable items, such as dishes and glassware, choose thick, heavy-duty boxes that add a layer of protection.

Wrap each fragile item in bubble wrap, place them in the box, then fill in the gaps with packing paper to keep breakables safe. Consider packing dishes vertically, rather than horizontally, whenever possible. This will prevent the delicate items on the bottom from getting crushed from the weight.

As for glasses and stemware, use cardboard separators (often found at liquor or wine stores), so each piece has its own separate compartment.

A Little Prep Goes a Long Way

Packing your kitchen doesn’t have to be stressful. With a bit of preparation, you’ll be packed and ready for moving day in no time.

If you need help with your household packing and moving, contact us. We can make your move simple.

How to Wrap Breakables for Safe Transport When Moving

Moving is a busy time with many tasks to manage. One important detail you don’t want to overlook is prepping your breakable items for safe transport during your move. Taking proactive steps before and during your fragile items’ packing goes a long way toward ensuring they arrive at your new home fully intact.

Wrap Each Piece Individually

Separately wrapping each delicate piece is the best way to prevent any cracks or breaks because it helps prevent items from accidentally hitting up against one another during transport. Use a combination of bubble wrap to cover the item entirely and packing peanuts to cushion it in the box. If you’re looking to pack with less waste, repurpose old clothing, towels, or use thick layers of recyclable packing paper to wrap and cushion your belongings.

Use Extra Padding and Double Box

Using extra padding for fragile items, especially those valuable and sentimental objects, provides additional protection. Padding, along with a double box strategy, ensures safe and sturdy packing to accommodate delicates.

Pro Tip: Be sure to fill up all available space in both boxes to ensure there is no shifting of your belongings while in transit.

Use the Right-Sized Boxes

When moving breakables, be sure the boxes you choose to pack your items in are:

  • Small to medium size for ease of handling.
  • Sturdy enough to hold the size and weight of your belongings.
  • Contain enough extra room to fit packing materials to cushion your possessions.

Whatever type of boxes you choose, be sure not to overpack any of them because this can increase breakage during the moving process.

Position Heavy Items on the Bottom

After you wrap your fragile possessions, strategically pack these items by positioning the heaviest items on the bottom. This approach helps to prevent heavier items from crushing the lighter and more delicate pieces. It also ensures enough weighted support at the box’s base to keep it firmly in place during the move.

Tape the Bottom of All Boxes

Securing the bottom of any cardboard packing boxes with a generous amount of packing tape ensures they don’t separate under their contents’ weight. Be sure to avoid using rope, duct tape, masking tape, or another type of tape that is not designed for this purpose. Use packing tape that is at least two inches wide and apply it using the H-taping method to secure your boxes.

Clearly Label Each Box

Clearly labeling any box or plastic bin containing fragile items lets anyone handling them know to take extra care. Use a black Sharpie marker or buy packing tape that is stamped with the word “fragile.” After labeling, write “this side up” on the box to ensure that people handling them don’t accidentally turn the boxes upside down.

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How to Pack and Prepare Musical Instruments for the Move

Musical instruments are complex and fragile. However, they can be moved safely to your new home if you pack and prepare them properly.

String Instruments

When packing violins, cellos, and similar instruments, first loosen the strings. This will prevent damage from the extra tension experienced during the move. Do not loosen them so much that the bridge falls. If you have a hard case, put the instrument inside but fill any extra space with crumpled paper or cloths to prevent the instrument from moving around in the case. Preventing movement is especially important for the headstock.

If you don’t have a hard case, wrap the instrument in a plastic garbage bag and seal it with tape. Then wrap with bubble wrap. This helps prevent potential water damage.

Place the instrument in a box with enough space for several layers of peanuts. You may be able to find an appropriate box from your mover or local music store. Be sure to note which end is the top. Once you’ve packed the instrument, gently shake the box, you’ll need to take it out and fill it with more peanuts if the instrument moves inside the box.

Brass and Woodwind Instruments

Disassemble your brass or woodwind instruments and place them in their hard case. If you no longer have the case, wrap each piece of the instrument in bubble wrap so that the parts do not collide with each other. Place them in a box large enough to contain several layers of packing materials. If you use packing peanuts, tape the film around the instruments to prevent any peanuts from getting inside the instrument.

Drums

Choose a box that is two to four inches bigger than the drum. Remove the rims and heads and put drums one inside the other.

Place any small parts inside separate bags and tape closed. Wrap spurs and legs in bubble wrap. Put packing materials around before placing the drums in the box.

Pianos and Organs

Most professional moving companies train their employees on how to move pianos and organs. Consult with your professional mover to see about your options.

 If you are packing yourself, you can prepare these instruments.

  • Separate any removable parts, such as music stands, from the instrument and pack them separately.
  • Close and lock the keyboard cover.
  • Put blankets and other soft materials and bubble wrap around the instrument. Use extra wrapping on the legs. Tape the wrapping.

Additional Considerations

Always pack your musical instruments in a separate box or case; packing them with other items may damage them. Also, pack equipment such as guitar straps separately from the instrument. Ensure your boxes are marked as “fragile” so that movers handling your instruments know to take special care.

Schedule your move carefully with the moving company to ensure your instruments will arrive in time for concerts. Woodwind instruments should sit for 24 hours after the move before you use them. You may also need to allow time for having your instrument tuned professionally when you arrive at your new home.

If you need to store your musical instrument, choose a facility with climate control to always be at room temperature.

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How To Hire A Moving Company That Fits Your Needs

Hiring a terrific moving company may rank only second to picking out your dream home. If you stop and think about it, the people you hire will be in charge of handling personal belonging, fragile items, and precious family heirlooms.

 When packing and transporting irreplaceable things, there are no second chances. That’s why it’s essential to conduct thorough due diligence and ensure you are working with a careful crew you can trust. 

Here are five ways to vet professional moving companies and choose the right one.

1. Thorough Moving Estimators are a Positive Sign

If you are considering a residential moving company, it’s in your best interest to get a few competitive quotes. When the company provides someone in-person or through a virtual survey to review your belongings and calculate the cost, their detail speaks volumes about the organization. 

A thorough estimator will take an inventory that looks at the number of fragile items, square footage, trips, and discusses transportation methods. Estimators may be a sign of what type of people the moving company hires.

2: Consider Moving Company Referrals from Friends & Family Members

It’s usually worth considering the experience people in your orbit had with a moving company. Many outfits have established policies for their employees. These include appropriate ways to handle personal belongings, fragile items, and protective measures for getting bulky furniture through doorways unscathed. If someone you know had a good experience, it stands to reason they are worth considering. Of course, the opposite also holds as well.

3: Verify the Moving Company is Licensed and Insured

You might be surprised by how many unlicensed and uninsured movers present themselves as professionals. Some people think that moving a family to a new home is just a matter of loading up a truck and doing some heavy lifting. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

In reality, experience, safety equipment, and a mindset to care for a client’s belongings are necessary. It’s always best to work with a licensed and insured professional over some guy with a truck.

4: Take a Look at Online Reviews

Living in the information age has its benefits. When hiring a moving company, you can check reviews written by a company’s former clients and get the details. Check the top-rated reviews and consider the description of why they enjoyed a positive move. Weigh this against poor experiences and the reasons provided. 

Online reviews typically run the gamut of personal opinions. If nothing else, the information may prompt you to ask pointed questions.

5: Does the Moving Company Use Specialized Teams?

One of the cost issues when hiring a mover is whether to pack your own belongings. This is crucial because a moving company’s insurance may not cover damage if you do it yourself. On the other hand, outsourcing the packing phase does add an expense.

But beyond the cost, it’s worth asking who would do this packing. If the moving company sends an advanced team of experienced packers to handle the task, that speaks volumes about care. If they are the same people who also do the heavy lifting, that may demonstrate a lack of specialization.

The Right Movers

Hiring a moving company that fits your needs requires due diligence to develop a sense they are thorough professionals who will take good care of your things. By using these and other strategies, you’ll be able to make an informed decision when the vetting process has been completed.

Contact us today. See how we can help you with your move.

How to Pack Seasonal Décor Before You Move

When you pack away seasonal decorations, it’s tempting to throw everything in. But if you know you’re making a household move within a year, you need to take care.

No one wants to pack twice. And you definitely don’t want everything to arrive in shards.

If you have a head start on the move, now’s the time to take advantage. Use these tips to keep your décor compact and secure for your move.

Test Your Decorations

The best time to pack your decorations is right after the season. This way, you know what works and what you should toss out.

If you’re starting to pack items that you haven’t used in a while, take a moment to inspect them. After all, a broken string of lights in your old home isn’t going to fix itself.

If you want to repair anything before you pack it, give yourself plenty of time. You may need a week or more to get new bulbs, fix wiring, or glue a ceramic item back together.

Thin Out Unwanted Décor

People tend to move more things than they expected. This is partly because they keep more than they want.

If your décor doesn’t reflect your current life, it’s time to rethink it. A little decluttering could save you time in packing and unpacking.

Make a pile for things you want to keep and other piles to donate or give away. Fewer boxes for your move can be the biggest win.

Use Original Boxes

Many seasonal decorations come in boxes that you can keep for storage. That holiday tree might be a pain to get into a small package, but it takes up a lot less space.

The original boxes also help to keep things in ideal condition. For any glass or ceramic items, the box may be your best protection.

This is a good general rule to follow, but it doesn’t always apply. If you have damaged or oversized boxes, feel free to use an alternative.

Aim for Organization

Even if you use the original containers, you might need to place things into larger boxes or bins for transport. Try to keep it organized so that you can find what you need later on.

As moving day approaches, you may think about tossing everything in to sort out when you arrive. But all this does is set aside stress for later.

This year, give yourself the gift of clarity. If you have several boxes for a single holiday, be specific about what goes in each one.

Add Extra Protection

Since many seasonal decorations are delicate, you want them to show up as you packed them. For this, you’re going to need additional protection.

The best way to pack glass or other breakable materials involves extra padding. Bubble wrap is great, but you can also rely on packing paper or newspaper.

Labeling can also help to protect your décor from damage. Noting that certain boxes are fragile reminds moving professionals to take extra care.

Are you getting ready to move soon? Get your seasonal décor in line right now. With this advice, you’ll have better holidays to come.

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