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Planning and executing a successful move takes a bit of time and planning. Load up on tips that will make the process go more smoothly with the resources below. When the big day arrives, make sure you’ve scheduled help from Moving Ahead.
Even if you hire a moving company, you’ll likely have to lift boxes. Protect your back with these safe lifting tips from FamilyDoctor.org.
This article from TLC has everything you need to know about setting up utilities at your new home.
Learn more about how stress can impact your mental and physical health by reading this article from the National Institute of Mental Health.
This checklist from Martha Stewart will help make sure that you have all of the essentials you need for the first night in your new home.
Did you know that moving can be stressful on your pets, too? Check out this article from MSN for tips to reduce pet stress during your moving process.
Call (516) 746-0404 to learn about our professional moving services and how to book them for your move.
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Changing office spaces is an exciting experience that can invigorate your workers while indicating growth and positive change in your company. Whether you are moving down the street or to a new town, you will need to consider the benefits of the new location to make sure they are worthwhile. After consulting your trusted staff, you will be ready to make the leap into the new space that sets your company up for continued success. Here’s what you should look for in a new office:
If you are the owner, you may want to find a place that gives you an easy commute. However, if you already have a roster of trusted employees, you do not want to make travel too difficult for them, either. Take clientele into consideration, too. A central location in a business-specific district can be ideal, but may not be necessary. Some companies save money by getting commercial permits in residential areas and converting townhouses or apartments into office spaces.
Fully Constructed Space
Once you have decided on the general area, you should look for spaces that do not require demolition or heavy construction. However, do not pass on the perfect property in the perfect location because it needs construction; just be mindful that demolition and construction can double your moving costs. Still, it may be essential if you need to alter the area’s layout to suit your company’s needs.
Space and Storage
Take your current office’s square footage into consideration when determining how much more or less space you require in a new location. Are your employees cramped? Do you have hundreds of unused square feet? Do you need to rearrange some equipment and workspaces? You should have an ideal layout blueprinted before you decide on a space.
Moving Ahead specializes in moving businesses throughout the Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut area. Call us at (516) 746-0404 to assess cost and to discuss our packing, moving, and storage services for every part of your office.
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A successful move doesn’t just happen—it takes a great deal of planning and organization. From hiring a moving company to arranging for storage, there’s a lot to do. That’s why you should devise a schedule and checklist during the time leading up to the big day, and day heed the following suggestions.
Two Months Before
Approximately 6-8 weeks before you move, you should start dealing with legal and medical elements. Car registrations, financial information, school records, and medical records should all be gathered, organized, and safely protected. This is also the time to start interviewing moving companies for quotes. If you intend to have a moving sale, you should determine which items you want to sell, choose a date for the sale, and begin advertising.
One Month Before
4-5 weeks before your move, arrange for your moving company to deliver your moving supplies so you can begin packing up seldom-used items. Resist the urge to pack everything just yet; you’ll need some things to remain unpacked. Call the power and phone companies to arrange a disconnection date and establish services at your new home. 2-3 weeks before your move, you should have your moving sale and donate any items that do not sell. You may also want to arrange for child or pet care on moving day.
One Week Before
In the final days before your move, confirm your plans with your moving company and be sure that all is ready for their arrival. Go through your home and garage several times to be sure nothing is left behind. Tie up any last-minute business and get ready to start your new life.
Call Moving Ahead at (516) 746-0404 for moving services on Long Island. From packing and moving to storage, we’re here to help. Don’t stress your body or mind by taking on moving duties yourself—let our team of professionals take care of the hard parts so you to enjoy your new home.
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Moving is a very personal experience, so of course you’ll want to be a part of it—even if you hire professional movers. These are your possessions after all, and you want to be sure of their safety and protection. Certain items, such as valuables and heirlooms, may be tempting to try to move yourself, simply because of their value. However, doing so can result in disaster. Let your professional movers handle what you hired them to do, especially when it comes to the following items:
Grand pianos are large, heavy, expensive, and delicate. Even smaller upright or studio pianos are quite cumbersome. In addition to risking the integrity of your instrument, attempting to move a piano on your own can result in serious bodily injury. Though you can oversee the process, you should take a hands-off approach when your movers are transporting these items. They are trained and insured; you are not.
Like pianos, large clocks and furniture are tricky to move. They must be prepared for a move carefully so as to prevent damage. Professional movers understand exactly what must be done and how to ensure your item arrives safely at your new home.
Expensive paintings and sculptures are often one of a kind. These items require the utmost care when it comes to packing and moving. Your moving company has the supplies and know-how necessary to get your fine art from point A to point B without incident.
Fine China and Crystal
Placing a layer or two of newsprint between your fine china or crystal won’t cut it when you’re moving. Professional movers will handle this delicate task with skill and patience, along with the proper packing supplies.
If you are preparing for a move, contact Moving Ahead of Long Island. We provide professional moving services and storage solutions that protect your valuables and make your move less stressful. Call (516) 746-0404 to take the stress out of your next move.
Last updated 4 months ago
No one wants to open a box of dishes in their new home only to discover that they’ve been broken during the move. Properly packing breakable dishes is essential during a move. If you plan on packing dishes yourself before your moving company comes, you must watch this video.
In this clip, you’ll learn how to line and pad your box to protect your dishes, and how to wrap each type of dish for safe transport. You’ll also learn why you should fill in extra space with crumpled paper before sealing your box for the move.
At Moving Ahead, we provide moving and packing services in Long Island. Call (516) 746-0404 today to learn what our professional movers can do for you.