Over the past 25 years we have learned a thing or two about moving.
Our blog is here to share tips to help make your move stress free.
We are often asked what can be packed and moved. It is easier to list what cannot be packed and placed on the moving truck.
To maximize your movers time and your investment we encourage you to ensure the below products are NOT present
on the day the movers arrive to pack your belongings.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has Hours of Service (HOS) that most drivers must follow. You do not want your packing delayed because your movers have met their HOS. The HOS start when they leave their place of business, and you must remember to factor in the time it will take them to return to their place of business.
You do not want to pay your movers to spend their time sorting what they can and cannot put on the truck.
We recommend donating items that cannot be moved to friends, family, or a local organization in your community that will benefit from the gift.
If at any time you are preparing for our arrival and you have a question, please give us a call at 910-455-0481.
We are here to make your move as stress-free as possible.
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Moving does not have to be stressful. We've all heard the horror stories of a pot on the stove with food in it being wrapped and packed. Or the movers packing the air mattress and linens that were going to be used for the actual move. Our tips below will help you maximize your move and reduce stress.
Create a moving binder. A moving binder is where you will keep inventory and To Do checklists, important papers, phone numbers, and contracts. We recommend you select a binder that is a bright color or a color that does not blend in with all the other binders on your bookshelf. You want to easily identify it. Hold on to your moving binder on moving day or keep it in your vehicle. You do not want it packed and put on the moving truck.
Now is the time to sort your household items, clothing, and toys into categories – keep, toss, and donate. Make a timeline to ensure you get through each room before the movers arrive. Donate and toss items you do not want to take with you before the movers arrive. Do not spend money having things that you no longer need or want being packed and move
After completing step two above, you will want to stage the items that you do NOT want the movers to pack and move in a room that they do not enter. Put a note on the door – do NOT move the contents in this room - or something similar. This step will save your movers time and supplies, which will save you money. .
Visualize where your items will go in your new home. Look at the floor plan or the actual place and decide where you want your furniture placed. When the movers arrive, the unloading will go faster and smoother.
Create a stress pack for each family member. The contents will be age appropriate and used to keep stress at bay. For children, you may have a few new books, coloring books, games, etc. You want new items, so the child can't say they already read the book or played the game. Include a few favorite snacks and any medications that may be needed. For adults, you may want to include pain medication or aspirin, favorite snacks, and single serve beverages of choice. Make these unique for each person, and when tempers start to fly, you can provide the stress pack to de-escalate the hissy fit.
Moving does not have to be stressful. These five tips will help you get organized and reduce the stress typically associated with moving while saving you money. We look forward to helping you with your next move. Contact us for a free estimate at 910-455-0481.
Will you be moving during the Christmas holidays?
Our tips will help you keep the holiday spirit alive.
Moving during the holidays can be a fun and memorable experience when you follow our tips.
J.E. Thomas & Sons Moving looks forward to helping you with your next move and making it stress-free.