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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:11

How Do I Obtain An Interstate Moving Estimate?

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How Do I Obtain An Interstate Moving Estimate?

Before you get ready for your interstate move in Richmond, VA, you need to prepare various things. According to experts, having all the necessary paperwork ready, understanding the costs you will be charged and knowing your rights are the most important things. You need to know how your belongings will be treated, how much this will cost you and what will happen if they are mistreated. Before you search for the best moving company Richmond VA has to offer, therefore, consider the following tips. This will help to ensure your moving experience is smooth and hassle-free.

Things You Need Before Hiring Movers Richmond Has to Offer

The first thing you need to do is get the registration numbers of the different movers you are considering through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). They may also have a motor carrier number. There are currently 28 states where movers need a DOT registration on local and state level. Also look into the complaints filed against potential moving companies through organizations such as the Better Business Bureau. Also, look into how long the company has been in business and what their overall reputation is. Furthermore, look into the people who are employed by the company. Are they permanently employed? Have they been there for a long time? Do they have to go through background checks?

Furthermore, you should get a copy of their charges. Here, you will see any items that could make you incur extra costs, such as packing tape, stair fees and long carry fees. You should also make sure get a copy of your mover's liability insurance, their bill of lading and the valuation coverage policy they offer. When a moving company takes hold of your items, whether you are using a company like Southside Moving and Storage or simply a moving company, they become responsible for these items. The lowest responsibility is known as "released value," which shouldn't cost you anything. However, if you want them to cover actual value or even full value, then you will have to pay something towards that insurance. Make sure that it is made clear to you how this works.

Get a timetable. This is particularly important if you are using a Richmond moving and storage company, as you need to know when your items are at a particular time. Your quotation should include all these details. It will also list whether the company will actually be moving the items themselves, or whether they are a household goods broker. In the latter case, they outsource the actual move. Brokers do not have trucks, can't present themselves as movers, and are not allowed to deliver quotations or estimates.

How Much Is Charged By Movers In Richmond?

It is hard to determine exactly how much an interstate (between states) move will cost. Various factors are important, including the overall distance your belongings will have to go, how heavy they are, the additional services you need (packing materials, security, insurance, storage facilities and so on), how many state borders have to be crossed and what the regulations in these states are. This is very different from an intrastate move, where your cost will generally be per hour, covering the number of vehicles and members of staff that are involved. Interstate moves usually come with better liability insurance, although this depends on the weight of your items. If you have a lot of heavy items to move, then the liability insurance is likely to go up as well.

If you want to obtain an interstate moving estimate, you should contact several different companies and ask them for a binding estimate. This is an agreement in writing that exactly states which services will be provided and at what costs. This means that budgeting becomes a lot easier, as you won't have any unexpected bills or surprises. Different Richmond moving companies have different methods of providing you with quotations and estimates. Some of these include the guaranteed value that should not be exceeded, which means that you pay the cost that is lowest out of the actual cost and the binding estimate.

In most cases, the mover's bill will be based heavily on the weight of the items you are moving. The second most important factor is the distance you will cover. The final element is based on whether or not you require extra services. The average cost, is based on an average household good weight of 7,200 pounds and on the idea that the average move is across 1,220 miles. In this case, the cost averages at $2,630.

 

 

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Monday, 10 November 2014 16:27

Difference Between Interstate & Intrastate Moves

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Difference Between Interstate & Intrastate Moves

If you are planning on moving home in Suffolk, VA, regardless of the distance, you have to know what your rights are. Moving is a very stressful period in everybody's life and you need to know for a fact what you can expect and what you can do in different eventualities. Although most people move at least three times during their lifetime, very few actually know the different processes that are involved and they are even less familiar with the different terminologies. Unfortunately, without understanding these different things, you put yourself at risk of losing out on quite a bit of money and making the entire moving experience even more stressful than it needs to be. Understanding the type of move you will be involved in is the first thing you need to look into.

When you start to contact the different movers Suffolk VA has to offer, you will notice that many of them will ask you if your move is interstate or intrastate. This is quite a complicated question and not knowing how to answer it could cost you dearly. When you become educated on the issue, however, you make sure that you don't fall victim to various moving scams. Additionally, you will know what your specific rights are when you are going through your move. By understanding the difference between intrastate and interstate, and by looking into the various regulations and laws that surround these moves, you can save yourself a lot of money, a lot of time and a lot of energy. If, however, you don't know what the difference is - and most people don't - then the following information may be of benefit to you.

Interstate Moves

Firstly, there are interstate moves. When moving Suffolk VA professionals explain that this is the most common long distance move. It basically means that you will cross state lines when you move, or that you cross international borders. The governing body for interstate moves is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA. Interstate moves are long distance moves and it means that a state line is crossed at any point during the move itself. Be aware of the fact that if your moving company does not cross state lines, but your goods do, it is still classed as interstate. This could happen, for instance, if you move your items across the state lines with a train and then use a moving company to transport them from the station to your new home.

Intrastate Moves

Then, there are intrastate moves. This means that the move is completed within the same state's borders. These are also referred to as "local movers" and do not come under the regulation of the FMCSA. However, this doesn't mean that they do not have to stick to certain rules but rather that these rules are determined by your state's government, rather than federal government. This also means that the rules vary from one state to the other. You should look into your specific rights and the regulating bodies in your state before you hire a moving company. There are a number of states with incredibly stringent guidelines and they also require various licenses. Other states, on the other hand, have almost no regulation in place.

There are two things that you need to keep in mind. Firstly, you can be charged a moving fee for long distances moves even if you are engaging in an intrastate move. This is mainly because the distance between two points within one state can be very long. Hence, you need to look into whether or not your moving company will charge you any long distance fees or no.

The second thing you have to be aware of is that what may seem like an intrastate move is actually an interstate move. This happens when the shortest route between your old property and your new property crosses a state border. This is actually a very common occurrence and really highlights why it is so important that you look into regulations and licenses. If, for instance, you live in a state that has very small restrictions, guidelines and regulations in place, but your moving company is crossing the border into a more regulated state, they may have to have additional insurance and licenses. This is why it is so important that you have an understanding of the laws and regulations yourself. Secondly, before you decide to hire a certain moving company, you need to ask them which route they intend to take, so that you know whether or not they will cross state lines.

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

Sunday, 09 November 2014 15:07

How To Find A Reputable Long Distance Moving Company

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How To Find A Reputable Long Distance Moving Company

Once you know your moving and that you will need a reputable long distance moving company in Norfolk, VA, there are a few things you have to start thinking about. Because you are looking at a long distance move, you cannot simply rely on your friends and family members to just carry a few boxes each. Rather, you must be able to find a moving company that you trust with your belongings and that doesn't charge you an unaffordable fee. Hopefully, the following hints and tips will help you to achieve that.

A Basic Search

First of all, you have to take a look at which of the moving companies are actually out there. It is likely that you will find quite a large range of possibilities and each of these moving companies will try to convince you that they are the best ones. Hence, it is up to you to find out which ones are telling the truth.

Look first at their reputation. Look at testimonials, reviews and into their Better Business Bureau rating. Secondly, they should be more than willing to provide you with a wealth of information, even if you didn't ask for it. Some of the information that you should be able to get include moving tips, how to pack breakables and so on. Then, there is are legal requirements. Find out what their license numbers are, whether they have liability insurance and to what amount, what their DOT numbers are and so on.

Creating a Smaller List

From this initial search, you should be able to narrow down your list somewhat. It is likely, however, that there will still be at least 10 different options on your list, so you will have to dig deeper. Get a basic quote from each of the moving companies, bearing in mind that this is only an estimate. Also get all of their license numbers, telephone numbers and insurance information. Next, find out whether they have hidden fees, for instance, for climbing stairs, moving apartments and fuel charges. Finally, trust your gut instinct. Whenever you speak to the company yourself, you will have an opportunity to get a feel for what they are like.

Now that you have this information, you can start to compare. Take a look at the SAFER system provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to see how well they have performed in the past. Hopefully, this work will help you to narrow your list down to no more than four moving companies.

The Final Four

Finally, you need to make a decision on which moving company to choose. Contact each of the companies still on your list and ask them for a binding quote, but make sure you are under no obligation to accept. The binding quote means that you know exactly how much you are actually going to pay and what this price includes. To get this quote, a representative from your moving company will probably visit your property to get all the necessary details.

Next, you need to discuss your scheduling needs. You probably know when you have to be out of your old property and when you can move to the next one and these dates tend to be quite inflexible. Additionally, if there is a period of time between those two dates, you may also need a moving company like Southside Moving and Storage. This company offers both moving and storage services so you won't need to hire two different companies.

Finally, you have to have the insurance in place. All moving companies will have some degree of public liability insurance, but you may want to protect yourself even more. Make sure that the companies you are considering are aware of this, as the price has to be included in the binding quote. Never start packing until you have your insurance policy as well.

You should now have your binding quotes and all the information you need, so you should also be able to make a decision. It is much easier to make such a decision by having all your paperwork and notes on your research work at hand. Compare this information to your budget, your deadlines and your gut feeling in order to choose the best company out there. You have to have faith in your own ability to make the right decision as well, particularly when you telephone or contact some of the moving companies to tell them you have decided to go with a different one. However, remember that it is your precious belongings that are getting moved, which means that you have to be sure that you trust the best moving company Norfolk VA has to offer.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 08 November 2014 19:56

Planning A Long Distance Move

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Planning A Long Distance Move

A long distance move is often incredibly stressful and difficult. It involves going to a new and unfamiliar place, rather than just moving to a new house in a community you already know. Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do in your life, after divorce and bereavement, and this really shows just how important it is that you plan your move properly. If you live in Virginia Beach, there are many things to arrange, from finding the best movers Virginia Beach has to offer to deciding which items you want to keep and those that you'll leave behind. Then, you may have to find storage as well, particularly if there is a period of time between the moving out of one property and into the next one. Also, don't forget the emotional toll this is taking on yourself and the members of your family. Here are a few tips to make planning a long distance move slightly easier and, hopefully, less stressful.

Choosing the Best Moving Company Virginia Beach Has to Offer

Firstly, you need to find the right moving company to help you cross that long distance. There are various options out there for you and it is vital that you do some research. Look into what each of the potential moving companies has to offer and how they will ensure your belongings are protected and insured. If you also need storage for a period of time, try to find one like moving company Southside Moving and Storage that is able to do both. If you have to find two different companies, you increase the chance of something getting lost or broken.

Pack Everything Well

The longer the distance between your two properties, the more chance there is of something getting broken or damaged. It is almost impossible to avoid at least some damage, but you can make sure your items are protected to keep this to a minimum. Some moving companies will provide you with all the necessary packaging materials. Others will even pack for you. The more you want the company to do for you, however, the more it will also cost you. Hence, you may want to consider doing yourself as much of the packing as possible. In this case, look up proper methods of packing your most valuable and breakable items. Always make sure your boxes aren't too heavy and that breakable items such as mirrors, picture frames and glassware are wrapped in protective material. If you do not have bubble wrap and don't have the budget to purchase some, your clothes, curtains, blankets and other fabric items make for great alternatives.

Think About What You Want to Keep

It can be tempting to simply throw everything away and start over. However, you have to also consider your budget. Naturally, the more you take with you, the more your move will cost. However, having to replace expensive items such as beds, couches and kitchen equipment can be even more expensive. Certain things are worth keeping, but at the same time you have to be thoughtful of things you really don't need anymore. As a rule of thumb, if you haven't used something for at least three months, it is likely that you won't need it anymore. If you use something at least once a week, you should keep it because you will only end up buying a new one if you throw it out.

Drive Your Own Vehicle

It is possible to ship your car through certain movers, but this is hugely expensive. You will save some money on fuel by choosing shipping instead of driving, but these savings don't generally outweigh the cost. Furthermore, if you don't drive your own car down, you will have to find another method of transportation for yourself and members of your family, which would costs some money too. Finally, when you drive your own vehicle, you can potentially put some things that you have packed in your car, keeping your moving costs to a minimum.

Plan Your Emotions

Lastly, you have to make sure that you are emotionally prepared for your move. Saying goodbye to a place that you have considered a home is always difficult, no matter how much you look forward to your new life. Once you arrive at your new place, you also have to give yourself the time to settle in, make new friends, find new activities and so on. The emotional toll of moving is huge and you should not downplay this. Make sure the lines of communication are open between yourself and the other members of your family, so you know when someone feels slightly overwhelmed.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

Friday, 07 November 2014 18:30

Some Tips When Working With Realtors

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Some Tips When Working With Realtors

Are you moving to Richmond, Virginia, and need to buy a home there? Some of us have a number of preconceived ideas about what it means to work with a realtor or real estate agent. One of these is that we automatically assume that realtors are people who are only after earning some money for themselves, and so they let us sign contracts that may not be to our best interests. The reality, however, is that if you find a good realtor, you will have a far better experience in purchasing your home. Additionally, they often have links with a good Richmond moving company. As a result, once you have purchased your home, you could potentially get a better deal on your moving costs as well. Here are some tips when working with realtors.

First of all, the agent working on the property is contractually bound to the seller, and not to you. This means that if you say that you would be willing to pay top price but would prefer them to negotiate first, they will tell the seller about this first. Hence, keep some information confidential. Secondly, if your agent suggests that you must sign a Buyer's Agency Agreement, look into your state's laws surrounding this. Some states do indeed have this requirement but others don't have it at all while others still allow you to have the agreement dissolved when you wish, but will require you to pay a commission. If you do have to sign such an agreement, make sure it is a very short one, such as for a week or even a day. Another important tip is that you will always find more homes if you contact multiple agents. The reality is that most agencies are part of a Multiple Listing Service, which means they are all able to sell the same properties. It is more important, therefore, to find a realtor that you enjoy working with. It is best to choose one who has personal knowledge of the area you are interested in. A final tip is that the agents who have the most properties listed are not necessarily the best ones. In reality, these are simply the realtors that who signed up to the most listing agencies. They often fill up their windows with various properties without really getting to know any of these properties.

Hopefully, the above information will help you make a good decision in terms of which realtor you should work with and how you should work with them. Most Richmond movers also have a lot of information to give about various realtors, which can be really beneficial if you are not from the area itself. They will be able to tell you where to go and where to get the best information from. After all, movers tend to know certain areas almost as well as realtors due to how often they come there. Take your time to look at moving companies as well, therefore, and ask them for advice on potential properties that you are interested in to ask for outsiders' information on that particular area.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

Moving During Thanksgiving Holiday - Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

Are you moving home in Richmond, Virginia? Moving is always a stressful experience. Indeed, after bereavements and weddings, it is believed to be the most stressful thing you will experience in your life. It is very important to make sure, therefore, that you plan your move properly so as to minimize this stress. This also means you should look for the best movers Richmond VA has to offer. Another important element to take into account is planning exactly when you will be moving. Some people believe that moving home is best done over a holiday period, whereas others think that is just about the worst possible thing you can do. But which one of the two is right? Is moving during Thanksgiving holiday a good idea, or a bad idea? Let's take a look at both sides of the argument so you can decide the right course of action for your own needs.

First of all, there are those who believe that it is a terrible idea to time your move during a holiday. They cite a number of different arguments to support this. One is that when moving Richmond VA services will be pretty much closed during the Thanksgiving period. This means that you may struggle to find a moving company to suit your needs, unless you are willing to pay double for their services. Additionally, it means that when you move into your new property, you will also struggle to find any shops that are open for you to purchase essential groceries and other similar things. Additionally, it means that you don't really have time to celebrate Thanksgiving itself, as you will be too busy moving home. Since the holiday period is already quite stressful by itself, adding the stress of moving sounds like a terrible idea. People on this side of the argument believe that you will find yourself out of pocket and filled with stress for no good reason.

Meanwhile, those who claim the exact opposite explain that moving over the holiday period is a great idea because most companies will be going through a quiet time, which means you could get some really good deals, rather than having to pay more. Additionally, it gives you a great excuse not to partake in the obligatory family traditions during the holiday season. Rather, you have the time to focus on your move and people will forgive you for not spending as much time with the family or the in-laws just once. Furthermore, the season means that the roads are often quieter, thereby ensuring that there is less chance of an accident occurring and more chance of your items arriving on time because there are less vehicles on the road. Finally, most of us receive days off from work as standard during this period, which means that you don't have to lose out financially by being absent from work.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 06 November 2014 17:58

Taking A Look At A Top Virginia Beach Moving Company

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Taking A Look At A Top Virginia Beach Moving Company

There are many moving companies in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If you are moving home and are considering using such a company, then it is important that you find one of the best. Southside Moving and Storage, is arguably a top Virginia Beach moving company. Let's take a look at what sets this company apart from the others.

The company itself is very well-established and has designed their service around the needs of their customers. For them, the best movers Virginia Beach has to offer should deliver a one stop service for all of their customers, and this is exactly what Southside Moving and Storage is trying to achieve. As such, they offer personalized services that are designed around the needs of the customers, with each customer having unique needs and requirements. The company is experienced in delivering all different types of moves, including long distance, intrastate and interstate. They also understand that some people need to have a certain period of time between moving out of one house and into another, so they also offer storage facilities where the various personal items of customers can be temporarily kept. The storage they offer can be both long and short term, as it is a service dedicated to customers. The facility itself is humidity and temperature controlled, as well as monitored by security personnel around the clock. Furthermore, the facility is regularly inspected to ensure that everything is in place and that a cusotomer can come to access his belongings whenever he needs to. The various items are kept together in a dedicated location, for a particular customer rather than sharing space with others.

Another item that is really important to look into when you are choosing a moving company is their reputation. If you are moving Virginia Beach companies tend to offer a list of testimonials and reviews from people who have already used their services. Southside Moving and Storage is no different in that respect. What does set them apart, however, is that they not only offer reviews on their website, they also have an open Facebook page. This means that people can leave reviews whether these are positive or not and allow the rest of the world to see them. The reviews that are left on these sites are overwhelmingly positive and whenever there is a complaint, Southside deals with it straight away and to the customer's satisfaction. This is also shown through their Better Business Bureau listing, where they have come up with a step by step plan on how to resolve any complaints listed against them. To date, they have been holding up to their end of the agreement, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring that their customers are always satisfied with the service they deliver.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

Thursday, 06 November 2014 17:41

Packing Appliances And What To Handle With Care When Moving

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Packing Appliances And What To Handle With Care When Moving

If you are moving home in Norfolk, Virginia, you have to make sure that all your items are properly protected during the process. The best movers Norfolk VA have to offer will take care of a lot of this for you, but there are some things you will have to do yourself to prepare. One of these is packing appliances and what to handle with care. The first thing you need to do is make sure that all your appliances have been completely clean and dried out. Additionally, each appliance will have some unique issues that have to be handled properly.

Your dishwasher should be disconnected and the hoses drained. Wrap up the hoses and put them inside the dishwasher. Do the same with your washing machine and its hoses. The tub of your washing machine should be secured according to the guidelines of your manufacturer. If you don't have these anymore, you should be able to find information online. Norfolk moving companies may also be able to give you some advice and guidance. Make sure that only a qualified installer will hook up your washer in your new home. For your drier, make sure that the lint screen is properly cleaned. Don't hook it back up in your new property until you know you have the right electrical requirements. If it is a gas dryer, you need a technician to come andd cap it off and only a qualified person should install it in your new property. Your movers may be able to put you in touch with someone for this. For your stove, make sure it is cleaned properly, particularly of grease. All removable parts should be taken out and packed securely. A gas range should be disconnected and reconnected by a qualified technician. Electrical ranges are generally a lot easier to move yourself.

Your refrigerator and freezers have to be fully emptied and defrosted first. All removable parts should be taken out, dried and packed separately. Vacuum your compressor or condenser and make sure the evaporator pan is cleaned and dried. Disconnect it from the water supply if applicable and empty the reservoir. In older models, the motor or compressor may need to be bolted in place. You may have to have some installation done professionally. The final appliance is the microwave oven, of which all moving parts should be removed and properly packed. If you still have the original box, this is generally the best place to put it in. If not, many Norfolk moving companies are able to pad-wrap your microwave when they move it. It is very important that you do not use cardboard for the opening of the door. When you reinstall it, make sure that the exhaust vent is free from any obstruction.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

 

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:07

Packing Up Your Kitchen Ready For Your Move

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Packing Up Your Kitchen Ready For Your Move

The kitchen is the heart of the home and if you are thinking about moving in Norfolk, Virginia, then you must know how to properly pack up your kitchen so that your new kitchen will be just as nice. Indeed, packing up your kitchen is very different from packing up any other room, mainly because of the huge variety of items that are found in there. Hence, let's take a look at some tips even before you contact a Norfolk moving company. These tips have been designed to make sure your move goes seamlessly and that none of your precious items get damaged during the process.

First of all, you will need to think of the packaging materials that are required to properly pack the various contents of your kitchen. The best movers Norfolk has to offer will be able to provide you with the right materials, but this may cost you more so you might want to get your own. You will need boxes for many of your items, but also a lot of materials to protect your breakable items such as your plates and glasses. You can purchase bubble wrap, but old newspapers may work as well. Additionally, you can also decide to pack many of your items together with your sheets, as these also offer a lot of protection. Do be careful, however, that you don't accidentally miss some of the items wrapped in the sheets when you come to unpack your items. Try to also keep things together as much as possible, such as your utensils in one box, your plates in another and your glasses in another. Finally, always be very careful to not over-pack your boxes. If they get too heavy, they become difficult to carry and there is the risk of the bottom suddenly giving out and the contents spilling out

Another very important element that you need to think about are your appliances. Even if you have decided to purchase new appliances, you will still need to think about how to dispose of your old appliances, such as your fridge, your cooker, your dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Many of these appliances have toxic elements in them, meaning you cannot simply leave them out there. Additionally, if you do bring them to your new house, you will generally have to move them in a certain position. Because of the weight of these appliances, some of the circuits can get damaged if they are placed the wrong way. Your Norfolk moving company will generally be able to advise you on how to transport these types of items. Alternatively, check the manual of the different appliances on how to properly disconnect the wires, etc. You should generally not have to pack up these items, although protecting them from scratches with a sheet could be beneficial.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Ashland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Powhaton, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George, Charles City, Petersburg, King William, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Surry, Smithfield,

 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 18:14

Don't Look For The Cheapest Moving Company

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Don't Look For The Cheapest Moving Company

We live in a society where everything costs more than what we can afford and we are always looking for bargains and ways to save money. What is important to remember, however, is that things don't cost a lot because prices are unfair, but rather because salaries are not rising together with inflation. As such, although prices go up and up, your monthly income stays the same. Because of this, a disparity has been created. Looking for bargains has always been fun and interesting, but when we find something that we would class as a bargain, we are seeing it through the eyes that compare it to our income. The result is that we get something that isn't actually a bargain, but something that is actually cheap. And cheap things are, more often than not, nasty things. This is particularly true when it comes to finding the best movers Norfolk has to offer. Indeed, you should never search for the cheapest moving company, but rather for the one that offers you best value for money.

When you hire a moving company, you are paying for a service. The best moving company Norfolk can offer you will have insurance, for instance, that will protect your belongings in case something goes wrong. Other types of insurance includes a fully comprehensive cover on their trucks and public liability insurance in case they cause accidents. They will also have employees who are well-trained and earn a decent salary themselves, as this will make them more committed to delivering you an excellent service and ensuring your items remain protected. Furthermore, they will have made a commitment to protecting the environment as much as they possibly can, for instance, by having state-of-the-art trucks, proper packaging materials and clean fuels. All of these things cost money, and it is money that is fairly charged.

When you are out looking for a moving company, therefore, you should not look for the cheapest quote, but rather for the best value for money. There are a few things you can economize on, however. For instance, some movers will charge you for packing materials, when you can actually provide these yourself if you have them. You need to request a number of different quotations, so you have an opportunity to compare the market and find out where the price differences actually lie. It is very likely that you will be able to find a very cheap quote somewhere. For instance, you could look on social media and find any random "man with van" to do the job for you. However, what if something breaks during transport such as a family heirloom? You will probably have wished that you had paid more.

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