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City To City Movers: City To City Moving Checklist:

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There can be plenty of reasons why you’re contemplating a house move right now. There’ll probably be one major reason to trigger the household move (like the end of a lease or a new job offer out of town, for example), and sometimes that main culprit may be accompanied by a number of smaller yet still significant reasons (like dissatisfaction with your current job or problems in your personal relationships).

But whatever the primary cause for the big change ahead of you, the final result is that you’re moving to another city soon and you still need to get ready for the Big day. And by getting ready, you should understand  completing a ton of important tasks if you wish to have a successful move.

As you will find out soon enough, careful planning and meticulous preparation are everything when it comes to city to city moving – EVERYTHING! Don’t leave anything to chance but organize your time perfectly and make your new city move one for the books.

City to city movers: why you need the pros

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A LONG DISTANCE MOVE:

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Pick a Destination

Before you can even begin the moving process, you have to know where you are moving to! Explore the area you wish to move and house hunt online and in person. Once you have found the perfect place, you can then begin to plan out your move.

Confirm Your Move Date

Once you have put an offer in on your new home, sold your current home, and have been given a timeline for closing dates, plan your move date accordingly. It is common to move 1-3 days
before closing.

Book a Mover

Moving across the country or across the world on your own is a daunting task. Although it will save you money to move yourself, it will cause a great deal of added stress to the moving process. Not only is there a risk of damaging your most precious items, but you could even hurt yourself. Search for professional movers and get an in-home estimate to determine costs, and to learn more about the move process.

Create a Schedule

Having an established timeline of your move is a great guideline to make sur…

Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Your Mover:

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Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Your Mover [Video]October 31, 2016 / Local moves, Commercial moving How much time do you put into getting to know your mover? It's more important than you might think; after all, these professional van operators (PVOs) are responsible for a huge moment in your life. Getting to know them is a way to make the most out of any moving experience. Each year, Atlas Van Lines sheds light on PVOs with its "King of the Road Survey". From this questionnaire, we learn all sorts of valuable insights: 93 percent of PVOs use smartphones. Of that number, 94 percent rely on these devices to check email. Exercise is important to this group; in fact, 75 percent rely on moving furniture for their workouts. Healthy eating is also big on the road, with 44 percent eating fresh fruit and 79 percent opting for water over sugary drinks. These PVOs rely on their favorite brands to get them through the week. Popular options include Dunkin' Donuts coffee, Mic…

MOVING CHECKLIST: 1 WEEK TO GO:

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Well everyone, the time has come… it’s moving week! Although we aren’t making the drive up to Michigan for another few weeks, we are moving out of our condo in just two short days. Whoa.  It is safe to say I have a lot left to do and not a lot of time to do it in. I owe a HUGE thank you to a group of friends who came over this weekend to help us pack, and I know I will owe a few more to my family after I make it out and over to my parents’ house in the near future. The biggest stress left on our TO-DO list has been finding a new place to live.  The home we were close to signing got rented over the weekend, while Scott was here in Orlando.  Total bummer. I am hoping and praying that we can avoid keeping our stuff in storage, because it doesn’t make sense to me to have to move it more than once.  Will we be able to pull something out of the woodwork by next week? Here’s hoping! (Less Than) 1 Week To Go Staying true to my word, I am not going to spend much time posting this week.  Consid…

Additional Moving Services: What Can Good Movers Offer?

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By now you should be well familiar with what a professional moving company does, right? The crew members will carry all household items out of your home, will load them quickly into an awaiting moving vehicle, and then will drive off into an unknown direction. Luckily, the next time you see the movers you have hired, they will be delivering your household goods to your new address, wherever that new address might be, and usually taking them inside the new home as well. That’s what professional movers do, don’t they?

Oh, wait! They can actually pack up your prized possessions prior to the move if that’s what you want too.

In a nutshell, this is the general conception of the moving services offered by the best moving companies out there. However, in reality, professional movers can and often do much more in order to complete the relocation jobs they get paid to finish successfully, and that much more is known as additional services.

What additional moving services transportation companies …

Do’s and Don’ts for Moving a Piano:

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First: Know Your Instrument

 Your piano is almost certainly the largest and most complex mechanical device in your home. A standard piano has 230 strings and about 10,000 separate moving parts.  This is why tuning a piano can be such an involved process. Moving it from one home to another without the utmost care can easily cause unforeseen problems.

When it comes to acoustic pianos, there are two major types on the market:

Grand Pianos are the type most often seen in classical amphitheaters. They have a large, harp-shaped soundboard and typically roll on caster wheels. These pianos can weigh more than 1,200 pounds, while baby grands have the same shape in a smaller frame, usually weighing around half as much.
Upright Pianos are smaller, more portable instruments commonly seen in clubs, studios and homes that can’t accommodate a more massive option. Portable is a relative term here, since even a small spinet piano can weigh more than 400 pounds.
If you have an upright piano, its compact sha…

Do’s and Don’ts for Moving a Piano:

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Whether you’re planning a short- or long-distance move, you’re likely to run into a few obstacles with your plans if you own a piano. Whether you perform beautiful music on the instrument daily or let it collect dust in a corner, you definitely don’t want to leave it behind or see it damaged during transit. There are multiple factors to take into consideration when it comes to moving your piano—don’t assume you can just roll it from one place to the next without endangering it.



First: Know Your Instrument

 Your piano is almost certainly the largest and most complex mechanical device in your home. A standard piano has 230 strings and about 10,000 separate moving parts.  This is why tuning a piano can be such an involved process. Moving it from one home to another without the utmost care can easily cause unforeseen problems.

When it comes to acoustic pianos, there are two major types on the market:

Grand Pianos are the type most often seen in classical amphitheaters. They have a large, harp…

6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home This Summer:

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Summer is in full swing and, for many this marks the beginning of their home maintenance routines. While you may have a lot of no-brainer items to tick off of your to-do list, such as checking your HVAC filters and making sure it’s not cluttered, anyone who’s looking to sell their home in the near future is going to have many other items to consider checking as well. Check out the following summer home maintenance tips to help boost the value of your home: 1. Window Treatment One way to freshen up your home and boost a potential buyer's appeal is to simply update your windows. Updating to energy efficient, properly-sealed windows will not only lower the overall maintenance of your house, but it will add that extra bit of curb appeal too. 2. Plumbing The bathroom and the kitchen are the two places in your home that, when it comes to plumbing and upgrades, you will see some of the biggest profits. Updating your home to have water and power efficient appliances and fixtures will not only …