Essential Tasks To Do After You Move

December 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. 

Start Unpacking

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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Reasons to Hire Professional Packers For Your Next Move

November 17th, 2020

Moving takes a lot of preparation and work to make it go smoothly. Hiring professional packers might be the best option for you, especially if you are a very busy person. Packers will make sure all of your belongings are ready to be transported to your new home. They will box up each room flawlessly. Do you need a team of packers for your next move? Here are some reasons you might:

Last-Minute Move

If you find yourself having to pick up and move at the last minute, hiring packers might be in your best interest. Chances are, you won’t have time to take off work or get everything done on a weekend or night. Packers can make your life a lot easier. They will make sure everything is in order, and you are ready for when moving day comes!

Disabled

Having certain disabilities might make it harder for you to pack your items. Movers can help you with what you can’t do yourself. Packing is a lot of physical lifting and using your body. Even if you just get bad pain after moving around too much for long periods of time, movers can take over for you instead.

Too Busy to Pack

Some people are just too busy to find the time to pack. This could be families with kids, those who work strange hours, or have other commitments around the time they plan to move. If you don’t mind the additional cost of having movers, then go for it! They are there to help you pack efficiently and smoothly. 

It’s Your First Move

If it’s your first time moving, you might have a hard time figuring out how to pack certain items. Professional packers know exactly how to properly wrap and box up certain things that may otherwise be difficult. They can help you figure out the best way to move your items so that you are prepared to do it yourself next time.

It Would Take You Too Long

Sometimes you know packing will take you too long to do on your own. It’s incredibly hard if you live by yourself in a larger space or have a lot of belongings. Packers pack for a living! They know how to do it quickly and efficiently. Chances are, they will get it done a lot faster than you imagined. You can count on professional packers to get your home ready for a move!

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Tips For An Office Move

October 28th, 2020

Moving office spaces as an entire company can be a lot of work. There are so many things that need to be moved – desks, filing cabinets, tables, chairs, and so much more. When your company plans to move to a new office space, consider hiring commercial movers to help you out. Here are some tips to help your company smoothly transition to their new space:

Plan As Soon As You Can

As soon as you know your company is moving, start preparing there and then. You don’t want to be scrambling last minute! Make a plan of how you’ll pack up your belongings and make sure everything is set to go. You will feel better and more organized this way.

Put Someone in Charge

Especially if your company is on the larger side, it’s important to appoint someone as head of the move. This can be a manager or someone trustworthy and organized. This can be the person you go to that can follow up on how everyone is doing and who is ready to go and who isn’t. This will keep everyone on task and ensure they are all packed and set to move. 

Everyone Should Pack Their Own Desk

With so many other parts of the office to pack, everyone should be in charge of their own desk space. This will help the moving process go faster. The moving company will come in and move the desks out of the office onto the moving truck, but the desktops and keyboards need to be packed up – along with any personal belongings you keep at your desk.

Pick a Moving Time

If you are currently situated in a building with other offices, you may need to check with the owner of the building to find out a suitable time to move. You may not be allowed to move items out of the building during work hours so that you don’t take up the stairwells and elevators. You will most likely be asked to complete your move after-hours or earlier in the day. It all depends on the specific situation at hand.

Choose A Moving Company

RARE Moving can be the commercial moving company for you. With years of experience in the commercial moving industry, RARE will be ready to help you move your office and team to a new location. You can trust us to make your commercial move go as smoothly as possible!

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How to Be a Good New Neighbor When Moving

August 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 Process

August 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.

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