Helpful Tips for Summertime Moving

Summertime moving when children are out of school, graduates are relocating to their new jobs and professionals are making changes is common. Up to 13% of people and families move over the summer months whereas the rest of the year less than 8% move. Here are a few tips that should make your upcoming move easier.

Setting a timeline will ensure everything’s done well in advance. With a month before your trip call the moving or the moving van company to schedule the pickup and drop off dates. Take photos of each room so set-up goes more quickly once you arrive. The familiarity of the set up will also help children adjust more quickly to their new home. Collect copies of the children’s records from school and put them in a special box you’ll take with you along with other important documents like copies of health records, vehicle titles, etc.

With 3 weeks to go, begin weeding through things to decide what you need to take and discard things you no longer need. If you haven’t used something in over a year, put it in a donation bag. A cupboard full of butter tubs can go in a recycle bin. And things that are broken or no longer work should be trashed. Be sure and designate a spot for packed boxes.

2 weeks before the move confirm your reservation with the moving company and find out what they don’t allow so you can dispose of it. If you have pets, you should book stays at pet-friendly hotels. Create a package of activities for children that will keep them busy as well. Also, remember that summertime moving is especially stressful for children so reassurance that everything will turn out great may be required frequently. Finally, be sure and schedule any cleaning services you’ll need.

With 1 week left separate the things you’ll take from those that go in the van. Make sure everything is prepaid and eat meals that don’t require a lot of cleaning such as frozen dinners, sandwiches and cereal. Make sure you take an “open first” box in your vehicle that will contain pots and pans, silverware and anything else you’ll need to get started. Finally, be sure to check in with water, power and trash companies to cancel service and put in a change of address with the post office.

When moving day arrives you should be set. If you’re moving yourself make sure you have sufficient help. The last thing you need is to try to set everything up immediately upon arrival. By following these simple tips summertime moving should be much less stressful. Consider using All Reasons Moving & Storage to ease your next move and save you the hassle and strain of doing it yourself.

Thanksgiving Moving Tips: What to Do If You’re Moving During Turkey Day

Moving can be a hassle anytime of the year, but having to move during the holiday season can be especially difficult. When you have to balance the responsibilities of moving with the festivities of Christmas and Thanksgiving, you can find yourself overwhelmed before you know it. Therefore, it is very important that you know how to successfully handle moving during Thanksgiving prior to attempting a move around Turkey Day.

Tips for Moving During Thanksgiving

If you are moving during Thanksgiving, here are few tips to help make your holiday move smooth and enjoyable:

  • Don’t ignore the holiday. Instead, embrace it. Share in holiday cheer with your movers by including them in your celebration. Have snacks and other refreshments for you, your family and your movers, including hot cider, hot tea and cookies. If you have kids, let them put Thanksgiving decorations on your moving boxes.
  • Schedule around the festivities. If you and your family are into football, have a football handy to throw around during moving breaks. Keep a radio and/or TV hooked up so that you can keep track of the football games. If possible, maybe schedule a lunch or brunch break so that you can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Have your Turkey Day dinner plans set well ahead of time. If you are moving within your same metropolitan area and have friends or family who can host Thanksgiving dinner, then make plans with them. If you are moving to a new city and know friends and family there, see if they would be able to host Thanksgiving dinner. If you do not have friends or family available to host dinner, set aside everything you need for a picnic dinner and when time comes, set up a picnic dinner in your new place and celebrate Thanksgiving there.

Whether you are a homeowner, renter or business, All Reasons Moving & Storage is dedicated to helping make your move smooth and cost-efficient. Since 1991, All Reasons Moving & Storage has been providing high quality moving and storage services to individuals, families and businesses in San Jose, California. Call us today for a free quote.

A Few Tips for Making Your Home Move Less Stressful

Moving can often be a fun adventure but it can also be exhausting and frustrating. During this time it is easy to get lost in the madness and stress of the situation. The key to a good move is preparation. Proper preparation will ensure that your move goes off without a hitch. There are many small things that you can do that will go a long way in streamlining your move. Here are a few tips for making your home move less stressful.

Be Creative

Time and space are at a premium in any move. A good way to make the most of these is to use clothes to pad your fragile objects. This will save on the amount of boxes that you need because you are using the unused space to store clothes. To the same end, you can also pad the inner walls of the box with socks.

Color Code

Color coding each box by room is a great way to save time when you reach your new home. Bring in a box, look at the color tape that is affixed to it, and place it into the correct room. Every little bit helps when you are in a time crunch.

Photograph Electronic Hookups

Photographing how all of your electronics are hooked up can save a large amount of time when you reconnect t them in your new home. This will save time and dramatically decrease your stress level.

Consider Hiring Professional Movers

Professional movers have the experience and tools to get your move done well and efficiently. it is always good to employ the use of friends to help, but a professional moving company will take a lot of the worry off of your shoulders. If you are looking for a professional and reputable mover in the California area don’t hesitate to contact us. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

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