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How to Best Prepare Your Home on Moving Day

Although moving can be quite stressful, it is possible to save yourself from hassles by hiring the right moving service for the job. You should also learn how to best prepare your home on moving day, so you can easily transport your belongings from your old location to another. Here are just some of the best things you can do to ensure a more efficient move.

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1. Decide on the date of the move.

Initially, you should choose a moving date that is most practical for your needs. For instance, you may want to choose a weekend for the move, as this will give you a better chance to prepare for it without sacrificing your work. In addition, a weekend can provide you with ample time to unpack and organize the different items in your new home.

2. Create a timeline of events before the moving date.

Once you have decided on the date that you plan to move, you can come up with a timeline of activities you need to accomplish per day. Organize these events in your diary, so you will not end up missing out on one task that is essential in making your move as efficient and as comfortable as possible.

3. Start contacting movers.

By this time, you should be selecting from a few potential moving companies to hire. Keep in mind that professional movers may have hectic schedules. This means, you will have to contact one at least two weeks before the move. It is also better if you contact at least three companies, and obtain quotes from them. By doing so, you can compare rates and decide on the right removalist to hire that meets your criteria.  Here’s a few options you can try, based on positive customer reviews.

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 4. Make an inventory of things you need to pack.

Having an inventory of your items will help you organize since you can easily tell which item you should bring, and things that require to be handled with care. With an inventory, you can also identify those items necessary for insurance reasons. As you do this, you may also start planning where each item should go in your new home.

5. Transfer utility services.

Weeks before the move, you should already contact utility companies to transfer services to your new location whether it is telephone, internet connection and similar items. Usually, requesting for transfer of services takes time. So, be sure to do this task way ahead of time.

So, are you ready for the move? If not, then make sure you have these items settled to have a more pleasant experience before, during and after your moving date.

Massive Increase in World Shipping Traffic, Spikes Worry Over Emissions

The oceans of the world have seen a staggering increase of shipping traffic over the last few decades; a new study
displaying satellites data has produced global shipping maps showing unbelievable growth. According to the study, ship traffic has quadrupled in the last 20 years alone, leaving many legitmately concerned about emissions and ocean pollution. First published in Geophysical Research Letters, the satellites studied carried radar altimeters, which can measure the height of the sea’s surface by projecting a radar beam. This process was originally invented to measure icebergs and sea levels, but has now been employed to monitor ship traffic as well. The environmental impact of this massive spike in ocean traffic is attributed mainly to China’s growth, and experts are stumbling to conceive of ways to balance the damage without negatively harming the world’s economy. Functional Living Furniture Removalists, a long time established freight and transport operator in the region claims that without immediate intervention by governments world-wide, this issue is set to escalate beyond a repairable level.

ABC News to the Rescue for Unpaid Moving Claims

Sometimes, the media is indeed a knight in shining armor.
One man shared a tale this week about a move from LA and Vegas that went horribly wrong. The moving company successfully transported all the man’s belongings to Sin City then had the truck stolen and completely empty overnight. Since the man in question paid for $100k worth of insurance, the assumption is the claim would be paid quickly and things would be made right. Not so – the insurance company the gentleman was told to deal with only offered a $25k payout; that is, until ABC got involved and made it all right. The moral of the story: If you’ve been wronged by a moving company, take your case to the public. Use the web and social media to share your story, and do all you can to simply get a fair resolution.

Skip the Driving on Long-Distance Moves

For some folks, allowing strangers to pack their precious belongings is simply not an option. But driving across country with a truck full of heavy items may not sound like a dream road trip. Thankfully, you’ve got options. Companies like ABF U-Pack Moving will provide all the equipment and muscle power required to load, drive, and unload your belongings, leaving the task of packing fully in your control. U-pack companies allow movers to stand responsible for safely packing their belongings, but alleviates the stress of driving long-distance. These are obviously much more economical choices too, as compared to full service movers. One of the most well-known large moving companies, United, also offers “container services”, which is exactly the same scenario – you pack, and leave the transporting to the professionals.

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Advice for Avoiding Mover Scams

Like any industry, the world of moving and transport has good guys, and not so good guys. It doesn’t take an expert understanding of moving and transport to make a sound decision when choosing movers, however; just a little wisdom goes a long way. Your first step is to compile a list of movers who cover the areas you need. Some companies do long hauls, some are exclusive to local moves. Once you have a sizable list, call each them to get estimates, go over basic policies, and make sure they are fully insured (that’s a big one.)  Additionally, the internet is your friend; look at sites like Yelp and Angie’s List to make sure they have high customer satisfaction. Most importantly, research how the movers deal with complaints, because accidents can and will occur. If they don’t give you good answers about policies and procedures, they aren’t worth the risk to handle your valuables.

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