There are several different types of moving services that can help to make your life a little easier the day you move.

One of the most popular ways of moving is rental a moving truck and doing the work yourself. This is a great way if you are only moving a few blocks or a to another part of the state. It can also be a good way to save money if moving long distance. However, a few disadvantages for this option for long distance is that you have to pack your items and load your truck yourself. Then upon reaching your destination unload the truck yourself. This also can be a bit more expensive than hiring a moving company since rental companies charge by the mile. There are also additional fees that apply for long distance moves such as charges if the truck is kept more than one day. You also need to buy more accessories when moving using this option. Accessories such as flat bed dolly’s for moving furniture and upright dollies for moving smaller items and boxes. There are also a wide variety of sizes of rental trucks to choose from. The best way to determine exactly what size truck you will need is by the number of bedrooms you have. If you have two bedrooms then a 14-foot truck may be your best choice. If you have a small apartment or a small one bedroom home then a 10-foot truck may best suit your needs. If you are on a budget, you may want to shop around to get the best prices. Many rental companies have what are called in town specials where discounts are offered to people who are only moving a few blocks.

Another popular way is hiring a moving company. This is the best option to use when moving long distance but a bit more expensive if using a moving company and only moving a few blocks. However, if you are moving out of a large home into another large home then you may want to consider this option. All the work is done for you including packing the boxes and loading the truck. Upon reaching your destination, the truck is unloaded for you and furniture and boxes are put in their appropriate rooms. The prices vary according to moving companies so you may want to check around to get the best price. Again, taxes and fees apply as with renting a moving truck.

To find which type of moving service will best suit your needs all you have to do is search online. Get as much information as you can about each service and compare prices. You can also call around to get a quote over the phone. If you are thinking about using a rental truck company you can go check out the trucks to see which size will best suit your needs. Again don’t forget to look at all he moving accessories that are available that will make your moving day that much easier.

Moving is never easy. There are so many things to do and the whole experience can be very stressful. This is one of the main reasons why many people hire a moving company.

Moving companies take care of everything from packing your items and loading the truck to unloading the truck and places all the items in the appropriate rooms. All you need to do is tell them where everything goes. What can be easier than that?

When deciding on which moving company to hire there are several things you should consider. When begin your search the best place to look is on the Internet for moving companies in your local area. Once you have a list, begin calling around to set up appointments for the movers to give you a quote. They will come to your home and see how much needs to be moved so they know what size truck they will need and how many movers to do the job efficiently. Always get three quotes from three separate moving companies. Always check to make sure the quotes have all the details included that were discussed. If anything is left out, be sure to let the representative know so that they can add it to the quote. The quote should contain information such as how many movers will be working, how many hours to pack and load the truck and the total cost of labor and materials. Most moving companies have their own boxes, covers and packing materials.

As you interview each moving company, make a list of questions you want to ask. Remember to ask questions such as how long they have been in operation, if they are insured and the size of their company. Asking these questions can give you a pretty good idea if they are a reputable moving company. If any company says they are not insured do not hire that company. All contractors of any type are required to have liability insurance coverage with the proper limits to cover both them, you and your belongings in the event of an accident, damages to your belongings, theft and many other incidences. They should also be able to provide you with a copy of their Certificate of Insurance showing the limits of their liability coverage.

After you receive three quotes now is the time to compare the quotes. You will also want to get a list of references from each moving company. Most moving companies will be more than happy to provide you with a list of reference, however, beware of those that hesitate. Those are not the ones to hire. Usually if there are no references it means one of several things like customers have had bad experiences or the moving company has not been in business long and is still new.

As a final deciding factor, contact the Better Business Bureau for a report on the moving company you are interested in hiring. This report will provide you with the information you need to make a final decision as to which moving company to hire.

Many people want to do the moving themselves but are unsure exactly how to pack all of there items for moving. Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to pack. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your packing.

When you pack the right way, you use less boxes and less packing material. It also means less trips to the truck when loading and unloading.

Take a walk around your home and make several lists of things that you will need boxes for. Things such as books, small appliances, linens and bedding, items from the bathroom, kids toys and various other items. When you are ready to start packing boxes be sure not to overload the boxes and make them to heavy to lift. Just because you have a certain size box does not mean you have to fill it to the brim. It is better to have several lighter weight boxes than one box that takes two people to lift.

When packing glassware such as fine crystal and fine china use bubble wrap not packing peanuts. Packing peanuts are good to use to secure items when they once they are wrapped in bubble wrap but not good to use alone. If you use packing peanuts by themselves they become dislodged and the results will be fine crystal and china banging together become cracked, chipped or even broken. Always be sure to use bubble wrap for dishes, glassware or anything else that is fragile.

When packing books put smaller books in once box and larger books in another. This way you do not over load the boxes. Bigger books weight a lot more than smaller books. You may even want to put a few smaller books in a bag and save the boxes for other items.

For items in your bathroom be sure to check all caps on bottles making sure they are tight before packing them into the boxes. To make your first night in your new home easier, place the toiletries you use everyday such as a toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant in a baggie and keep it with you. This way you are not hunting around for the toiletries box to get what you need for the night and the next day.

When packing clothes, again put a clothes aside you may want to wear that night and the next day then pack the rest. You can buy wardrobe boxes that come with a plastic rod you can place inside the box. This way you can take clothes off the rod and place them on the rod in the box. When finished all you need to do is tape up the box and your done.

Be sure to mark all of your boxes with the contents and what room it goes into. This way as you are unloading the truck you know exactly where all the boxes go. It also saves time when unpacking the boxes as well. For example, you may not want to unpack all of them and want to put some in storage.

It’s great to be able to move yourself. You have the freedom of moving when you want to move and how long you want to take do the job. What many people do not know is that there is a right way and a wrong way to pack the truck.

Some think that all they have to do is pack and load the boxes then load the furniture and the job is done. This is the wrong way to load the truck. To get the most use out of the space on the truck and make your job much easier load the truck in a systematic pattern.

The best way to start out is by first loading all the large pieces of furniture. This would include the couch and other equally large pieces. Be sure to take off all couch pillows and load the in the nose of the truck. They can also be used as padding for glass tables or other pieces of furniture that can easily become scratched, cracked or broken. If you have a lot of toss pillows and large floor vases, you can use the toss pillows to protect the vases during transit. Any loose pillows you have from chairs or other pieces of furniture are also great for protection also.

Next comes the smaller pieces of furniture. If the pieces are small enough they can be stacked on the larger pieces of furniture. For example, if you have various sizes of coffee or end tables try placing them on top of the couches and chairs. Add a few loose pillows for protection and you’re ready to go.

Now is the time to start loading boxes. Start with first loading the larger boxes. Next, load the smaller boxes. This is where you use up as much of the small spaces as possible. Start at the nose of the truck and place small boxes in spaces. There is a two fold reason for this. Not only are you saving space but placing all the small boxes in unused space makes for tight packing. This way nothing shifts as you are driving.

Many moving centers have videos and tutorials on how to pack and load the truck for maximum space. When you visit your local moving center be sure to ask if they have pamphlets or tutorials available.

For listings of all the moving centers in your local area, all you need to do is search online. Before you start calling around have a date in mind that you want to move. What trucks are available depends on when you want to move. There are certain times of the year that are considered moving season, which is usually during the spring, and summer months. During these times, the size truck that you want may not be available.
Also, be sure to get the rental prices including all charges for the truck and any moving accessories you may need. If you need packing materials be sure to get both packing peanuts and bubble wrap.

Many moving companies only move do commercial moving such as businesses, corporations and various mid level businesses. They have the knowledge and expertise necessary to know exactly how the offices as well as any commercial equipment such as copier, printers, computers, faxes, and other types of office equipment. Other commercial moving companies are more experienced at moving heavy machinery such as those found in manufacturing plants.

When looking for a business moving company there are several things to take into consideration. It is important to find the right moving company that knows exactly how to move your type of business. The best way to start is of course by searching online. Most moving companies today have websites advertising their services. Check out these sites and make a list of companies that specialize in moving your type of business. Once you have a list established the next thing to do is contact each moving company asking about their services and prices.

During your search, be sure to inquire how long it will take them to move your size business and how many men would be doing the job. The more men moving your business the less time it will take and will also be less expensive on your business budget.

There are several factors to consider when determining how much the cost will be to move your business. The size of your company including all warehouse space if applicable, the amount of office furniture and office equipment are just some of the factors used in determining the price of your move. One of the biggest factors is if your office or business occupies more than one floor for example the first and second floor. If the second floor does not have elevator access, it will take more men than if there is an elevator available. This can be a bit more expensive since more men are required to do the job.

Once you find the business moving company that best suits your needs the next step is to find out if they prepare your office for moving for example, having a crew come in to pack files, small office equipment, etc. This is the best way to prepare your company for moving. You will also want to inquire if they work on the weekends so the moving does not interfere with the daily operations of your business. Depending on the nature of your business, it may be easier to prepare over the weekend that after business hours during the week. Be sure to find out if there is an extra charge for preparing your company over a weekend to move during the week. If you prefer to prepare your company for the move after business hours during the week, many business moving companies are available during those times. Again, you will want to check out if there is an extra charge for this.

To business moving companies in your local area all you need to do is search online under “business moving companies”.

When you prefer to do the moving yourself there is many different types of accessories that will make your job easier and your moving faster.

When you have big furniture to move such as couches, love seats, large upholstered chairs and large tables to make your job easier rent a flat bed dolly. This type of dolly is flat and has straps wehre you can secure what you are moving into place. For boxes and smaller pieces rent an up right dolly. This type of dolly is also great for moving large speakers and various smaller pieces such as small tables, statues and boxes.

The best way to determine exactly what you will need to move take a tour of your home. Make a list of all the large pieces of furniture and all smaller pieces. Make another list of all items that you will need boxes for such as books, CD’s, small stereos, kitchen appliances, etc. this is the best way to determine how many boxes you will need and what sizes you will need. When you visit your local moving center, you will see a wide variety of all types of moving accessories, packing material, types of tape, labels and everything you can imagine to make your move more efficient. Don’t forget about the beds. Many moving centers have boxes or plastic that you can buy to slide the beds into so they don’t get dirty during transit. If your beds are bigger than a double you might have to strap them against the walls of the truck. There are usually areas on a rental truck where you can store beds but only up to a double size.

Be sure to ask the price of all moving accessories as some of them can be a bit expensive. Most moving accessories are rented by the day and a flat rate is charged by the day. You might also want to look into getting moving blankets to protect glass tables, wood tables and other items that may scratch easily. The staff at these moving centers are experienced and can best advise you what size truck you will need and the best way to pack it so you get the most in. this is great advice since you will have to make fewer trips, which saves you a ton of money.

If you have unusually shaped items such as an octagon table you might want to consult one of the representatives at the moving center the best way to wrap the item and move it onto the truck. Be sure to check out exactly what the rate of the size truck you need and the charge per mile for your move. This way you can better determine exactly how much it will cost for your move.

Search online for all the rental companies in your area. Many have websites where you can see all the truck they have available for rent along with their rental rates. You will also find a page with all the rental accessories that are available.