When You Should Use Climate Controlled Storage Units

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about the damage that could happen if they don’t use climate-controlled storage. To determine whether this storage is what you need, it’s important to consider the articles that you’ll be moving into storage. The location and its climate also play a major role here. Items Requiring Climate-Controlled Storage When moving any of the following items into a storage unit, you’ll want it to be a climate-controlled storage unit. These items include: Electronics and household appliances don’t do well in extreme heat or humidity. This type of weather can cause their internal parts to rust. Also, in freezing weather, your electronics may crack or their batteries’ quality may decline. Even if you’re not dealing with these extremes in the temperature, you’re better off with this type of unit because you don’t know when the temperatures may suddenly fluctuate. Musical instruments, especially string musical instruments, require special care as they’re very sensitive to extreme temperatures. Wood furniture swells in the summertime and shrinks in the […] Continue reading

Managing Moving Stress

The overall moving process can turn out to be stressful due to many reasons. Moving is a procedure involving mixed emotions. In some ways, it is the beginning of a new adventure as you are taking initial steps towards moving to a new location and meeting new people. But there are many changes involved in moving. Moving stress occurs as a result of these emotions. If the stress crosses certain limits it will have a detrimental effect on your mental and physical health. Here are some concrete steps for alleviating moving stress. 1. Have the right attitude: Additional stress can result in a person becoming pessimistic and lose focus on the tasks at hand. You can get bogged down and have more stress. Try to have a can-do attitude through the difficult portions involved in moving. Concentrate on the positive aspects of moving such as meeting new people and exploring the new location. Even focusing on a single good thing such as proximity to a new restaurant can help you […] Continue reading

Moving Guide During COVID-19

The information on COVID-19 as follows is current as of April 16th, 2020, based on the CDC announcement. This article is not intended as medical advice. COVID-19 has changed a lot of things and put a lot of things on hold. Some things, however, simply can’t wait, not even for a pandemic. For people in the process of moving – whether to relocate for a job or due to selling/buying a house – the show must go on, virus or not. Here are some tips for how to manage this already stressful process, now amplified even more by the coronavirus. Your first instinct may be to do everything yourself in order to limit contact, but this may actually work to your disadvantage. It can be an arduous task to load everything yourself, and this will lead to you being outside and among people for longer than you may need to be. PREPARING: Professional movers can help move your stuff quickly, efficiently, and minimize not only your moving time but also […] Continue reading

Moving Tips! Packing Tips For A Smooth Move!

Packing our belongings and moving down the block or across the country doesn’t have to be a disaster. Before learning the moving tips you must be aware that packing is a headache and can be stressful. Packing during a move is more stressful than packing for a weekend and there are many more things involved in it than just packing a suitcase. Can you make the packing job easier and lighter? Here are some simple moving tips to simplify packing during a move. 1. Using right-sized boxes: Place the heavy items such as books in smaller boxes and lighter items such as pillows and linen in the larger ones. Large boxes packed with heavier items is a common complaint made by professional movers. It makes the moving job harder and increases the chances of breakage. 2. Place the heavy items at the bottom of the boxes and lighter items at the top: If you are planning to load the moving truck by yourself try to pack the heavier boxes initially […] Continue reading

Using A Moving Service During A Busy Season

The nice weather in the summer makes for an enjoyable time outdoors. There is no need to worry about rain and snow however, it also means it is time for everyone to consider moving. 70% of all the moves occur between the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day. It means a lot of moving for moving services with plenty of coordinating required. Let’s take a look at some tips for getting you through the summer of using moving services. 1. Plan ahead: Begin looking out for the moving service 6 to 8 weeks ahead of the moving date. Keep in mind that the most reliable moving companies fill up their schedules quickly. If you begin earlier it also provides you sufficient opportunity to negotiate. However, the moving service is unlikely to give you discounts at this time of the year but you might get lucky. Select the morning time for the moving operation because it will be relatively cool at the time. 2. Select the least busy days: In […] Continue reading