Essential Tasks To Do After You MoveDecember 15th, 2020
After you get your move said and done, there is still a lot to do. Most of the difficult part is done, but getting yourself situated in your new space may take some time. What are some of the key things you still need to do once you get to your new home?
Organizing Your Space
It’s hard to get comfortable and settle in right away once you move. There is a lot to do! Once all of your belongings are brought to your new space, you should take the time to organize them. Make a list of where everything needs to go, what is going in the attic or basement, and determine storage options.
Unpacking is a lot more relaxing than packing. You already got to your new place, and now you get to enjoy putting everything away in its new spots. Once you have everything organized by the room it’s supposed to be in, start opening up those boxes! Start with boxes you know you will need that day. That can be anything from bathroom items to your bedding. Save kitchen stuff for later because you can always order food.
Learn Your New Space
New homes will take you a while to get wholly acclimated to. Figuring out a new space can be fun and exciting! It’s a chance to start fresh and have new beginnings. Take the time to explore your home and learn the ins and outs of the place you will be spending a lot of your time. You don’t want your mail going to your old residence, especially if other people live there now. Head to your local post office or go online to change it. You want to get this done as soon as possible!
Registering Your Car
Along with changing your address for your mail, you have to change it to register your car in the right place. Say you have street parking and need a sticker; you won’t be able to get one without registering your vehicle to your new address. Otherwise, you will be considered as someone committing insurance fraud.
Changing Your Address
Something you might not have thought of before moving day is changing your mailing address to your new place. If you have never moved before, this can be something often forgotten.
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Differences Between Commercial Moving and Residential MovingNovember 17th, 2020
While they are both moving services, commercial and residential moving have differences from each other. Residential moving is moving to and from another home, while commercial moving is moving an office, business, store, school, and more. Here are some of the key differences between the two:
When you break it down, residential moves are a lot easier than commercial moves. All you have to do is pack up a few rooms, and you’re good to go. Yes, you will have some heavy furniture, but it can easily all be moved by a moving team. Commercial moves take a little more planning. You have large machinery, desks, office furniture, IT equipment, and other fragile items that need to be transported. That will take up a lot of time and space.
When it comes to figuring out a time to move for either residential or commercial moving, commercial moving may just have to happen faster. Residential moving can typically occur slower, mainly because it won’t take as much time as a commercial move anyway. Commercial moves usually have to be instant. You have employees, clients, or customers that need you to be in a physical setting.
When you are taking part in a commercial move, you typically need one truck or so to get everything to your new space. For a commercial move, you could have a few moving trucks depending on how big of a space you’re working with. Offices, warehouses, labs, and medical facilities could take multiple trucks to be able to move all of their belongings. You can also take some items from your home into your car to bring alongside you, but with a commercial move, most items are typically too large to do so.
A moving team for a residential move will be a lot smaller than the one for commercial moves. You will need a bunch of people to lift heavy equipment and be able to carry it. Some items might not fit in elevators if they are even an option. For residential moves, you may need two or three workers to do everything. That won’t work for the majority of commercial moves! Make sure you have the right amount of moving team members to make your move as easy as it can be.
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How to Be a Good New Neighbor When MovingAugust 17th, 2020
People all around America do a lot of moving, and that could mean getting used to a new town, area, or state. Whether you’re moving to a house or apartment, we’ve all heard mixed things about having new neighbors that you don’t know yet. Here are some tips to help you become friendly with your new neighbors:
Introduce Yourself and Your Family
If you can, get out to meet your new neighbors a day or two before your scheduled move-in day. They will appreciate knowing their new neighbors are friendly and respectful of the street or neighborhood. Let them know what day is your moving day so they can expect the trucks, movers, and the moving hustle and bustle. It is a good thing to make them aware beforehand in case of noise or taking up the street.
Exchange Contact Information
Once you are settled in and comfortable in your new home, you’ll have had several opportunities to say “hello” and get a general opinion about your neighbors. If you feel comfortable, give them your phone number, email, or whatever you use to stay in touch. This is the beginning of building trust in a relationship for both sides. When you are out of town, you can feel confident they will contact you if any unforeseen issues arise at your home. It takes time to get to know people, but eventually, if you have a neighbor you trust, could even let them know where the spare key is in case of emergencies.
Have a Housewarming Party
If or when you plan your housewarming party, think about inviting your new neighbors along. Let them get to know you! It’s a great way to create great new friendships and show you are excited to be in the area. You can also be inclusive of the entire neighborhood and recommend a BBQ to meet everyone. This is a great way to learn about the area you moved to and the people who reside there. First impressions go a long way!
Maintain Your Home
Bad neighborhood karma can happen from being the one house on the street that stands out. Once you’ve adjusted to your surroundings, make an attempt to sustain your home’s appearance. Try to keep both your front and backyard free from junk and clutter, make sure the lawn is mowed and shrubs and trees pruned. Remember to be respectful of your neighbor’s space, so make sure any plants or bushes on your side of the fence don’t fall on their property.
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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Moving ProcessAugust 17th, 2020
Are you someone who likes to live green? Helping the environment is always important, and you should do it when you can. You are even able to make your moving process into an environmentally-friendly event! Here are some ways to make your move a little greener:
Donate, Gift, and Sell
When you are looking to get rid of items that you no longer need or use, make sure that you avoid throwing them out. Many things that you don’t need anymore could be useful to someone other than you. Practice efficient recycling, gifting, donating, or selling items instead of throwing them out.
Use Pre-Used Green Moving Supplies
Ask people you know who has moved recently if they have moving supplies that they don’t need. This gets rid of needing to buy new supplies and ensures that nothing goes to waste. It is often the most straightforward actions that create enormous impacts for good or harm. This is one of the easiest ways to have an eco-friendly, green move.
Use Eco-Friendly Materials For Packing
Using eco-friendly packing materials means cutting down on plastic and packing peanuts with no other usage other than moving the day before they join a landfill. Use clothes, towels, and blankets instead of disposable packing materials. Using what you already have produces less waste, making your move sustainable and green.
Dispose of Chemicals in an Eco-Friendly Way
When you are cleaning your cabinets and getting rid of things that you won’t need in your new home, make sure that you dispose of hazardous materials and clean chemicals in an environmentally friendly way. Most cleaning materials and chemicals have instructions to learn how to safely dispose of them, so make sure that you read and follow them.
Recycle Moving Supplies Once Your Move is Done
Once you’re move is over and done with, avoid directly disposing of moving materials that you no longer need. There is always a chance someone else could get good use of your moving materials, so post on Facebook Marketplace or ask around.
Avoid Unnecessary Trips Back and Forth Between Homes
Unfortunately, fuel is not very eco-friendly. This means that the more trips you have to take back and forth to your new residence, the more impact you will have on the environment. Avoiding additional trips and cutting down on driving back and forth between your old and new space is another way to make your move a little greener. If you can avoid unneeded trips, you will be able to cut down on fuel and other emissions.
The Best Way To Pack Your HomeMay 21st, 2020
Packing your home up before a move is stressful. Here are some tips to make it easier on everyone involved.
Last on the truck, first off the truck
Figure out any items that you’ll need to find quickly or use as soon as you arrive at your new place. Place these items in the truck after everything else so that they’ll be the first things off when you get to your home.
Create an area not for packing
You’ll definitely have some belongings you’d rather take with you in your car than place on the moving truck. These could be anything from photo albums, expensive jewelry, or anything highly breakable. Professional moving companies don’t allow certain items on trucks as well. Pick a room or space in your home to keep these items so that they are not accidentally placed on any of the moving trucks.
Completely Pack Each Room One at a Time
Some items are hard to pack. You might get tired of trying to figure out the best way to do so, but don’t leave this as the last packing task. By getting one room packed before moving on to the next will help you to not forget anything. You’ll be able to see how much you have left by sorting out the packing by room.
Carefully pack dishes
Fragile items are at a high risk for breaking while moving. Try to individually wrap any plates and glassware separately before putting them in a box. You can do this with either packing paper or old t-shirts. Old t-shirts are soft and will prevent the glassware from any damage.
Identifying smaller items
Wrap your smaller belongings in colored tissue paper. This is a good way of keeping things together and not accidentally tossing packing paper in the trash thinking nothing was wrapped in it.
Most moving companies have the option of packing services. This way, they will box all of your belongings and move it onto the truck for you. This can save you a lot of time and patience.
Creating an inventory while packing can ensure you are able to find everything once it’s loaded off the truck. Try to create a list of what’s in each labeled box so you won’t forget anything or forget where you put it.
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