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Moving Tip #43

Dish Packs are boxes that are specially reinforced for packing china, breakables and other fragile items. These constructs are made of stronger and thicker cardboard specifically designed to absorb the shock of travel. Often they include cell dividers within the compartments and foam pouches to protect your glassware. At Exodus we are proud to stock these special boxes  for your convenience.

Moving Tip #38

MP900442977Upon delivery, tell your crew exactly where you would like your items to go. This way, you won’t need to move these items when they are gone. One of the worst feelings after your crew leaves is realizing that most of your boxes are in the wrong rooms for unpacking. If they are color coded per room, ie red for kitchen and blue for bathroom etc, every box will easily be put into the right location with minimal input and confusion. Create a system for this and tell your crew before they begin the unloading process.

Moving Tip #36

Call Exodus when you complete your unpacking. We are happy to pick up your empty boxes and recycle them. Not only are we with you every step of the way during your move, we are still available to help after you have settled into your new location. By giving us a call, we can take another moving hassle off your plate as well as do something good for our planet.

Moving Tip #31

Please don’t forget to tape and close all of your boxes completely and securely. This makes for easy stacking and quick loading when the moving team arrives. Another good idea is to color code boxes when labeling them such as blue for bathroom, red for kitchen etc. This allows for quick location identification when it comes time to unpack.

Moving Tip #29

Label your boxes on the side and the top, this way no matter how high the pile, you will always know what’s in the box. Another great idea when labeling your boxes is numbering them and creating a master list of contents with specific titles like “mixing bowls”. This way, you can avoid having to sort through an entire box labeled “kitchen stuff” the first time you want to make a cake.

When is it best to Move?

No matter what the circumstances or situation moving can be tough and always seem to be at a bad time. There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to making a move and getting out of dodge. Before you hastily pack up some boxes and get into a new place, make sure that you are moving the best time for you and/or your family.

When we are talking about kids we are talking about a school schedule: their life. Kids do really well on schedules and given expectations and routines. Taking them straight out of their routine at school and then tossing them into a completely new schedule can be daunting and painful for a child. If this sounds like you, consider planning your move around the school calendar so that your kiddos can have the least amount of pain and transition with ease. Summertime is a great opportunity to move with kids, as for the most part there is good weather nationwide and they are out of school.

A time NOT to move would be on holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving or Ramadan is all holidays that include family. Use them to spend time with family, not to pick up your life and shift. Not to mention that resources and people are just not readily available these dates. Instead, why not move right after a holiday to make the holiday itself a time of goodbyes and farewells to family and friends. It is important to plan this special time for yourself and the people in your life that you care for most.
Another less ideal time to move would be wintertime. Besides the obvious: snow storms and blizzards, hail and wind, wintertime has a slew of other issues when moving. Factors like your items freezing/getting damaged because of the weather are a large risk when moving at this time. Also, when you consider what kind of freezing and thawing process may happen as a result of climate change from one location to the next, ultimately resulting in water damage.

No matter where you move or what you have to take with you, taking the time to consider the dates of your move could be the breaking point between a successful move and a disastrous attempt.

Moving Boxes for a Frugal World

Moving boxes seem to be everywhere. In your storage closet, all around stores and retailers, they just seem to be accessible in all places. However before you move, when you are planning to get your things packed and ready to go, you can’t seem to find a box to save your life. What is this phenomenon all about? And the better question is: where do you find the boxes once you realize that you need them?

Below are a few ideas on where you can find moving boxes, along with some insights into them.

Store Boxes

Check your local grocery store, liquor store or even department store for boxes. Most companies will just leave their boxes outside for people like you, desperate for moving materials. So make sure to coordinate or call with an owner or manager of a store to make sure that you are coming at the right time. You don’t want to make a scene ripping the boxes out of other people’s hands. This is one of the most cost effective ways to find moving boxes.

Online Retailers

Most people believe that because there are moving boxes out in the world that have already been used and are sitting in some pile, which they shouldn’t be paying for a set of boxes. Well the response to that is that you are correct and not correct. If you buy new boxes, you are guaranteed to have the sturdiest box that a new box could have. However if you buy a slew of new boxes not only is this not cost effective but is also not environmentally friendly. Either way you choose there are pros and cons. And that brings us to our next category.

Used Moving Boxes

There is always the Craigslist ad for 100 free moving boxes for free, or for a couple of dollars. In fact this is an excellent way to get RID of the boxes that you are not using after your move and are settled into your home.  It is also a way to get a slew of boxes all together and also a great way to save money. Once you go and pick them up make sure that you sort through the bad boxes that look like they are going to rip and tear. It would be such a sad sight to see your personal belongings shattering on the ground. Make sure also that once you get home; build your boxes with strong moving tape to keep them reinforced.

Move Your Electronics Safe: 5 Tips To Keep Them Working

Moving electronics. the only word that comes to mind is, yikes.  From damage to set up and tear down confusion, there should almost be a manual just to move them. Check out some helpful tips and hints.

Snap the Confusion: Take your camera to snap pictures of complicated wiring (computer cords, speaker wires). Be sure to use plenty of light and careful focus so the pictures will be clear. This will make hooking up the items in your new place much easier.

Double boxing:  For especially fragile electronics, pack them first in a box with an excessive amount of biodegradable packing peanuts.  Then pack that box in a larger box filled with biodegradable packing peanuts.  This two-box system seems like a pain but seems to do a better job isolating items from jarring impacts.

Two Inches at least: Use at least 2″ of biodegradable packing peanuts around each side of fragile items.

No loose ends: Wrap each cord carefully with cable organizers, heavy twist ties or heavy rubber bands.  Never throw unwrapped cords into boxes- they get tangled and caught on other items.

Label your cords: Then you’ll know exactly which cord you’re seeing and where each end connects when you put things back together.

Package it au natural: Use the original packaging when available.

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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