Tips for moving rugs and carpets

Whether you want to renovate your home and buy new rugs and carpets or you want to move to a new home, packing and preparing them for a move is not an easy job at all. If you own rugs and carpets in your home, you may have experience with cleaning, washing, vacuuming. But moving rugs is not just rolling and wrapping. People are often being lazy when it comes to moving rugs, but keep in mind that improperly packing a carpet can only damage and destroy it If you are getting closer to moving day. And you want to take care of your rugs and carpets, and learn how to add value to your home, check our tips!

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How to easily relocate your family long-distance

That moment is upon you. It is time to relocate your family long-distance. We won’t misguide you and tell you it is going to be easy. But we can assure you that it can be significantly easier if you know the best way to do it. There are several processes you should go through to ensure your relocation is safe and successful. Therefore, today we assembled a reminder on the best way to do it. Let us relocate together!

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Room-by-room packing guidelines from professionals

When we were kids, for most of us, packing was rather fun! It was the first step before we finally go on for a vacation – an adventure! We would pack are an admittedly small amount of possessions, such as our favorite toys clothes, into our tiny little suitcases and follow our parents on that holiday trip. However, room-by-room packing guidelines deal with a different kind of packing. This one is more in line to the activity most of us hated as kids. decluttering our rooms!

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Packing guide for an easy local move

The moving process is something we all go through eventually. Believe it or not, on average, an American person moves 11 times in their lives. The relocation process requires a lot of planning, organizing, sorting out our budget and making checklists. However, even if you are making a short distance move, you should have a packing guide for an easy local move. Are you moving to NYC upper east side? If so, you will need an upper east side moving company to assist you with your move! So, let’s get started with our packing guide for an easy local move!

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Reasons to avoid DIY long-distance relocation

Doing things yourself has never been so popular. With the millennials finding life hacks for practically every life activity it can feel that budget can be saved on almost anything! And this spirit is not a bad thing… at all. More a person can achieve by them self, without loss of quality, great! And despite what you might guess by the title of this blog post, yes, there is a lot of DIY optimal things in moving, and we will happily list them. The issue is that you should avoid DIY long-distance relocation particularly. Why is it so? Let’s see.

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Hardest challenges of moving locally

As a nation, we move – a lot! Millions of Americans change their home each year, and many do so many times over in their lives. The dream of opportunity and necessity of work drive American families to relocate. In this, they are aided by many honest and hard working moving companies that help them take their whole lives to the new home, even if it’s literary on the other continents. But, what happens when we move within a single town? How important are moving companies then? What are some unique challenges of moving locally?

To answer this exact question you should look no further but this article below. Enjoy!

It looks easier

So the first problem with local moving arises from its name. It is different when you are relocating to Manhattan from LA, then moving just a few streets from your previous Brooklyn apartment. What we are trying to say is that one of the challenges of moving locally is that it is local. It sounds so easy!

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It might look simpler than long distance moving, but you might just find your moving takes a little bit too long.

We naturally compare it to interstate or international moving. Compared to hauling your things from Seattle to Miami, moving few blocs down certainly doesn’t sound so bad. However, all is not as it seems. You may easily find that you haven’t prepared properly, tricked by promises of an easy move.

You might just think that your apartment is close and you will get everything over a course of a few days, so your move day becomes a move week or even a move month. This can make it a prohibitively expensive and unwieldy process. Let us explore that option some more…

Unprepared for challenges of moving locally

Moving locally naturally means you are not moving that far away. Following the previous example, it surely means that you are hiring local movers Manhattan, but for how long, and how much work? Maybe your fashion that you can do a lot of the boxes later and move it yourself. Maybe you are not in a hurry to sell your past home.

This second mistake is especially dangerous. If you are not careful and you do not sell your previous home, you might find yourself “living” in two homes at once. Or, better said, you are paying for two homes at the same time. This is a terrible mistake, and you would be wise not to make it.

As for the previously mentioned “I will pack that later” conundrum…

Not thorough enough

When you are moving locally it is easy to overestimate the time you have, and therefore, not prepare fully. This especially goes for moving less essential stuff.

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Get organized!

Checklists are the mother of all organization. Learn how to make them and utilize them. Go around the house and truly mark everything you want to move, and things better thrown away, given away or stored for some period of time. And be honest with yourself in this process. We have a hoarder in all of us and are in need of self-discipline to fight it. Don’t let unwillingness to give up your stuff one of the challenges of moving locally.

After you pick out what you want to move, make concrete plans on how you ought to achieve this. Don’t leave anything for tomorrow. A moving day is a hectic affair, made more so if you are trying to figure out problems on the fly which you could have taken care of weeks ago.

Take special consideration for special items. Have a really heavy piece of furniture or instrument, hire special moving services for that. You can’t just leave that piano because you didn’t hire piano movers Manhattan.

A helping hand

You may think that moving short distances can be done without professional movers. After all, if you are moving to the same city, and some very good friends offer their assistance, what is there to lose? Why should somebody from Upper west side pay Upper West Side movers instead of having a helping hand from Upper west side neighbors?

Helping hand
Free help is nice but has its drawbacks.

Well, there are a few reasons why a helping hand counts not among benefits, but among challenges of moving locally. Chief among them is that they are not professionals. They do not have the know-how and the tools to transport your valuables to your new home. They do not possess resources for big moves, etc. Most likely they also don’t have all day, and it is hard to synchronize many such friends.

Despite their goodwill, which is to be commended, they offer no insurance, times schedule, efficiency or quality. All of these things good, honest movers will always provide.

Cost of the move and more

When it comes to rising costs of such things as not selling your home in time and/or prolonging your moving day, we have already addressed these particular challenges of moving locally. However, there is also a financial challenge of a moving quote.

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Cost is calculated differently!

If you are moving for a distance not greater than 50 mi, you are to be counted as a local move. In these types of move time is the most important metric. Weight of your items is, of course, important, as well as the number of people that will be needed for the job of the move. Size of the truck, all of those things. But, it is the hourly rate of the workers that is the most important. To cut the cost be sure to:

  • Not count unpreparedness among challenges of moving locally
  • Call for an on-site estimate to weight your things and make a quote
  • Hire professionals – they are cheaper in the long run

 

If you prepared as you we have told you to, your relocation time should now be minimal, which is great for both your wallet and stress levels

In conclusion

Be prepared. Local moving is not simple, but it can be smooth if you make it so. Good luck!

Guide for packing your household when leaving NYC

Did you know that average American moves 11 times in their lives? Moving process takes time and can cause a lot of stress and headaches. However, hiring a professional mover is highly recommended and it can reduce your stress level to a minimum. Before you start packing your household, you will have to sort out your budget, organize and make a checklist. Today, we will give you a guide for packing your household when leaving NYC! So, let’s get started!

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Prepare your long-distance move on time

A day has come, when you need to relocate and start a new chapter of your life. You might have several weeks for it or a couple of months. Regardless of the situation, you’ll have to prepare and organize a few things that are an essential part of every move. Hence, we assembled a simple guide on how to prepare your long-distance move. This is a simple reminder for those who moved already, and a brand new thing for the first time relocators. Let’s begin, shall we?

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How to store your winter gear in Manhattan

Do you like to ski or you generally enjoy all the winter sports? If the answer is yes, then you must have a huge collection of winter gear. When summer comes to Manhattan, it is no longer fun or useful, but rather it takes away space for your summer clothes. For this reason, here is how you can store your winter gear properly so you can use them the next year as well.

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How to label your boxes properly

Moving house comes with a lot of different obligations and assignments. You probably have a long list of things you need to do before you successfully move into your new home. Surely, the list seems endless and one of the bigger tasks is packing. Because you are packing all of your belongings and basically your entire life, this is probably a dreadful process. If you have too many things for your new place, you can, for example, look into storage facilities in Manhattan, but that isn’t the end of your issues. You need to pack all the furniture, decorations and clothes either way. That’s why organizing your things will be very important. Here is how to label your boxes properly and make unpacking easier. 

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