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.

Planning a Move This Summer?

If you are planning a move, chances are you’ve discovered that there is more “stuff” than you thought, and it is much easier to hire a professional mover than to attempt it yourself.

Today, the millennials collect more than the X generation, who travel much lighter than baby boomers, but no matter what generation you’re from or how many belongings you are moving, obtaining a licensed professional mover is an important decision. They will assist you through this stressful time in your life.

Before you start the packing process, realize that all movers are not equal, and you want to find the best, so the move will go smoothly. When planning a move, get all the information first so that you will be organized and on track through the process. In the U.S., all legitimate moving companies should be licensed, bonded and insured. Here are what these terms actually mean:

Licensed

A licensed moving company refers to the business license, which they are required to have by law and is granted by the federal or state government for the company to legally conduct business. They are licensed specifically for moving services.

Bonded

A bonded moving company is one that guarantees their customers that the work you have hired them to do they will complete. This is accomplished through a binding financial agreement with a signed contract. Moving companies of personal household goods must obtain permits from the Public Utilities Commission ensuring their financial and safety fitness. They are subject to criminal background clearance by the California Department of Justice and the FBI.

Insured

A moving company that is insured will compensate you in the event that any items were damaged during the move. There are different methods for repayment, such as base-level or per-pound basis, and for an extra fee, you can often request additional insurance.

These details make all the difference in having your move go smoothly, so when planning a move, ask your potential moving company specific questions. Find out all the information before planning a move. Don’t take chances with your personal belongings. If you are looking for a professional and reputable mover in the California area don’t hesitate to contact All Reasons Moving. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

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.

5 Tips for Moving in Winter Weather

Moving to your new home can be a pretty stressful situation to deal with. Add icy or wintry weather to the mix and you’ve got a disaster waiting to happen. Many homeowners don’t stop to consider that inclement weather can easily slow down the moving process or even halt it altogether. As we get deeper and deeper into winter, homeowners should be more aware now of their surroundings than any other time of year. Here are some tips to keep you on track and prepare against the snow.

  1. Check the Weather: Being aware of the changing weather can really help during your move. The use of a weather app can come handy when you’re checking the weather once a week before the move and then every day during the move.
  2. Get Updates on Your Local Traffic News: Be aware of any road closures that may occur on your route. Be prepared to reach out to your moving company and don’t be afraid to express your concerns if there will be a delay in your move.
  3. Double-pack/Double-wrap Electronics and Fragile Items: The cold weather is not favored by electronics and glass items can get brittle in low temperatures. Double-pack electronics and keep them in a warmer environment such as secured in the cabin of the car. As for glass, double-wrap or add more packaging material to the moving boxes to better protect the items.
  4. Get Winter Essentials Ready: Extra towels, clothing, blankets, and even spare boots are essential for winter moves. Keep these items in your car so you can easily reach them to warm up. Once those winter essentials are packed, why not prepare some warm meals or drinks to add to the coziness of your drive?
  5. Keep Calm and Stay Flexible: Even if you feel you’ve prepared for the worst, anything can happen during winter weather. A sudden freeze could bring your entire move to a halt and in extreme cases, you may have to bunk down and wait out the storm. In these cases, keep the line of communication between yourself and your movers open. This way everyone is aware of the situation and what must be done once the worst has passed. Try your best to keep calm if your move is delayed and keep in mind that your safety comes before the move.

Don’t think you have to shoulder the entire weight of responsibility during your move. Always consider reaching out to your moving professionals. 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.

Asking A Friend To Help You Move: Is It Worth It?

When it comes time to move, many people often turn to friends to help them move. Is it really worth it to ask a friend to help you move? Perhaps a friend owes you a favor and you may think that them helping you move would not be unreasonable. If you are considering asking a friend, there are a few things that you should consider first.

Damage to Your Belongings

One thing people often don’t think about when they ask a friend to move is what will happen if they break something in the process of moving. Are they going to replace it for your or will you have to replace it. If you do have to replace it, is it going to be something that you will hold against them?

Imagine your friend attempting to move your HDTV and, in the process, they drop it and the screen shatters. HDTVs are not cheap to replace. This is a far too common scenario. It can cause animosity between friends when something is broken during a move.

Sustaining An Injury While Moving

If your friend is injured, who is going to pay their medical bills should they need medical attention?

When you are moving there are going to be large items that weigh a lot, like TVs, refrigerators, washers, dryers, couches, etc. When people are not experienced moving heavy items they may lift them incorrectly. This can cause a back injury. Items can also be dropped on feet or hands may be smashed between the item and a wall or a door.

Who Should I Ask To Help Me Move?

If you are moving and need help, call a licensed and insured moving company. Most reputable moving companies will replace items they are responsible for breaking. They will also have insurance that will cover their movers, should they be injured while moving your belongings.

Unlike your friends, All Reasons Moving offers the best and most streamlined moving service around. We are also licensed and insured.  Call us at (408) 240-0244 or fill out our free, online quote form to learn more about the moving services we can offer you.

All Reasons Moving Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Bay Area-Based Moving Company Offers Worldwide Residential and Business Relocations

San Jose, CA (June 1, 2016) – All Reasons Moving & Storage, a San Jose-based moving company, is celebrated 25 years in business. The company has been serving the Bay Area since 1991 and, as a Certified California ProMover, is recognized as an industry leader, along with belonging to the exclusive club of successful California businesses owned and operated by women.

When Kim Tucker, All Reasons Moving’s founder, first launched the company, she worked on the front lines of each move – driving trucks and moving furniture – to ensure each job was completed with integrity and speed. In an industry with a typically high turnover rate, All Reasons Moving’s continued success over the past 25 years is due to an outstanding team of well-trained, long-term professionals.

“I’m thrilled to be celebrating 25 years serving customers in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and worldwide,” said Tucker. “Our company would not be where it is today without their support, and the hard work and dedication of our amazing employees. I look forward to many more fruitful years in business and thousands more residential and business moves around the world.”

One of the first in California to receive the designation of Certified California ProMover by the California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA) and the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), All Reasons Moving was recognized for their commitment to professional, ethical business practices and quality customer service.

Over the last 25 years, All Reasons Moving has grown into a thriving family operation, and Tucker says she couldn’t have taken the company where it is today without the support of family members. Tucker’s daughter, Jessica Martinez, is the office manager and son Josh Hufana is the Operations & Warehouse Manager; her husband Tom Brown is an estimator and her son-in-law James Martinez is their salesman.

About All Reasons Moving & Storage

Recognized as a leader in the moving and storage industry, All Reasons Moving provides high quality relocation at the hands of well-trained, long-term professionals. In fact, that’s part of what sets All Reasons Moving apart: the majority of their movers are employees, and several are family members! No job is ever too big or too small, and they give every customer the same individualized attention for a totally customized experience. For more information, visit www.AllReasonsMoving.com.

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