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Sunday, 12 October 2014 19:34

Hints And Tips For Interstate Moving

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Hints And Tips For Interstate Moving

If you move interstate, there are a number of rules and regulation that you need to adhere to. As such, the first thing you should do is check with <a href="https://www.protectyourmove.gov/consumer/awareness/glossary/interstate.htm">the U.S. Department of Transportation</a> and find out whether your move is actually classed as interstate.

"If you do not see your move pictured, check with your mover and state and local authorities for clarification."

If it is indeed an interstate move, then you will come under FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) rules and regulations. These will determine whether or not you are able to move certain items across state (and international) borders. Additionally, if you are moving inside a state, but you are crossing state borders to reach your new location, then you will also have to adhere to their rules. Generally speaking, your moving company will be aware of the rules around long distance moving and there will be nothing for you to worry about in particular. However, it is always best to check out some details yourself, just to be on the safe side.

Choosing Your Moving Company

It is very important that you spend a little bit of time looking into the various moving companies that can service you. Strangely enough, interstate moves are highly regulated by the FMCSA, but interstate movers are not. This is why it is so important that you look into how they <a href="http://business.time.com/2012/05/07/moving-season-5-ways-to-make-the-transition-go-smoothly-and-avoid-costly-problems/">follow the various rules</a>.

"Get at least three moving companies to visit your home, especially if you're moving across state lines. In some jurisdictions, movers are regulated and consumers have some protection, but interstate movers are largely unregulated."

Most moving companies will be able to give you an online quote. However, it is very important to get a truly accurate quote that is a result of the company actually looking at what you intend to move and how. Hence, when you plan on cross country moving, or moving between states, you should only accept price quotations that have been based on an actual visit. These should still be no obligation, but the price in the quotation should be fixed. That way, you won't find yourself having to pay far more than you had initially expected.

Price Considerations

Price is, unfortunately, very important. However, you have to make sure that you are not blind-sided by low prices. What you should be looking for is value for money. If a price looks too good to be true, you can almost be sure that things will go wrong at some point. Perhaps you have to pay a little bit more, but if in return for that, you receive packing materials, insurance and excellent service, then it is worth paying more. It is all about value for money.

Prices that are too good to be true are just one of the warning signs to look out for. Moving companies that want huge deposits, don't give you any detail about their licensing, use rental trucks or are vague about their company name should be avoided. It is unlikely that these companies will follow the necessary rules and regulations, and this could mean that you are the one who could end up being in trouble.

One particular element to look into as well is <a href="https://www.protectyourmove.gov/consumer/awareness/rights/RightsB.htm">liability insurance</a>.

"In general, your mover is legally liable for loss or damage that occurs during performance of any transportation of household goods and of all related services identified on your mover's lawful bill of lading."

This is why it is so important to have a complete bill of lading. Check each item that is loaded onto the truck, and each item that is taken off the truck at your destination. It is all about protecting yourself and your belongings

 

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Sunday, 12 October 2014 02:02

Moving With Pets - What You Need To Know

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Moving With Pets - What You Need To Know

Pets are true members of our family and they deserve to be treated as such. Hence, if we move house, we need to think about moving with pets as well. Unfortunately, this is not always as easy as it may seem. Let's take a look at a few hints and tips you will need to take into consideration.

First of all, you need to look into the regulations of the area where you are moving to. This is particularly important if you are relocating pets abroad. Very often, you will need proof of vaccination and some areas will require you to quarantine your pet for a certain period of time. Next, you need to find movers that are happy to deal with pets. This means that they are experienced in the treatment of animals and that they make sure they are comfortable and well looked after during the entire experience. If you can't simply put your pets in the car with you when you move, it is likely that your pets will have to be away from you for quite some time. You need to know that your movers are committed to the welfare of animals and will always make sure that they are treated properly. Some of the best moving companies who frequently deal with pets will have specialized pet carriers to ensure the pets are safe during transport. This is particularly important if there is any overnight travel, or if the moving truck driver has to stop for breaks. You need to know how your pet will be fed, whether it will be let out for exercise and so on.

From your end, you will have to prepare the new home for the arrival of your pet as well. You know that it will take you some time to adjust to your new property, and the same will be true for your pets. Make sure you have their regular comfort toys and beds ready, that they know where their food is and that they get some good tender, loving care as soon as they arrive. Moving pets is very stressful for them because they don't understand what is truly going on. They haven't had the opportunity to have conversations with you about the why and when of moving. On the other hand, they will probably have sensed that something has been up and they will need some time to readjust. Just make sure that your pets are treated the way you want them to be treated when you are moving. This means having conversations with your moving company about your expectations and what they can deliver. Only choose a company that you fully trust with the welfare of your animals.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly Serving all of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Richmond, Chester, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Petersburg, Franklin, Isle of Wight, and Smithfield.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 20:56

Tips For Students Moving To College

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Tips For Students Moving To College

If you are moving to college, you will probably have been making plans for quite some time now. However, when the actual time comes, students moving to college always find that the experience is stressful and confusing. They simply don't know what to take with them, what to throw away, what to store, and so on. Additionally, moving out for the first time is both stressful and fun, and finding a positive balance between the two can be very difficult. So what can you do to make student moves easier to handle? Let's take a look at some hints and tips.

First of all, you need to know exactly where you are moving to and how much space you will have there. This will greatly determine just how much you can actually take. Next, you need to find a good moving company to help you with the actual move. They will often also have a lot of hints and tips to make the process easier. Additionally, they could supply you with boxes and packing materials to help you with your move. Once those are arranged, it is time to start sorting through all the different items. The first is to make two piles: one for those you keep and another for those to be thrown out. Be ruthless. You have a life ahead of you to collect new stuff. Anything that you do want to throw out should be sorted into donations to charity and actual trash. Then, it is time to start looking into your keep pile. Pick out the things that have true sentimental value for you - things you don't absolutely need, but can't throw away either. These can be placed in storage. With everything else, ask yourself with every item whether you will need it to improve your college experience. How will that particular item make your life better? An alarm clock, for instance, is a really important item. However, a poster of The Doors may not be so important. After all, you will probably go shopping for decoration items at some point when you are in college.

When you do move to college, you have to be ruthless with your decisions. This is a time of transition, where you say goodbye to your old life of being a child, and say hello to your new life of being a young adult. This means you should also rid yourself of those things that still hold you to the past. Relocating to college is your opportunity to start a new life. Redefine yourself by letting go of things you don't really need anymore. Remember that they are only things, and things can be replaced if necessary. Furthermore, the less you take with you, the less your move will cost you.

 

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Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:36

Some Of The Best Moving Tips You Will Ever Get

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Some Of The Best Moving Tips You Will Ever Get

Moving home is one of the most stressful things that you will ever experience. Nobody likes it, although we all love the result of moving into a brand new home. However, there are plenty of things you can do to make this experience a positive one. The following moving tips may be just what you need. The first thing that you must do is find a good Charlottesville moving company, because they will be able to make your job a whole lot easier. If you find a good company to help you, then they will basically do all the hard work for you. In fact, they may even supply you with the boxes and come up with solutions such as short term storage, if there is a period of time in between moving out of one property and into another one.

Unfortunately, there will always be a few things you need to do yourself. The most important one of those is sorting through your belongings. You are going to have to be really strict and make three piles of stuff. The first is a pile of things that absolutely need to come to the new property. The second pile is what you can throw away. Be ruthless and throw as much away as you can. Don't look back, the future is forward in your new property, where you don't need all that old stuff. The final pile you need to make is the pile of things that can go to charity. Some of the best residential movers Charlottesville VA has to offer will even take this to your chosen charity for you, although most would charge you something for that. Again, be ruthless. If it is something you won't use anymore, but that isn't broken, then send it to charity and make someone else happy with it.

Finally, a stress-free move is a well-planned move. Never leave anything to the last minute. Start sorting out your three piles as soon as you know you're moving and make sure you find one of the best movers Charlottesville VA has available as soon as possible. That is also because they may be able to provide you with boxes. Have a plan that clearly states who is doing what and when and make it as detailed as possible. Also, don't forget that moving is always in two stages: leaving one property on the one hand, and entering a new property on the other. This means you also need to come up with a plan for what to do when you are in your new property. Clearly mark your boxes with the room in which their contents will need to go to make that stage of the process easy as well.

 

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Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving all of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Midlothian, Franklin, Isle of Wight, and Ivor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 05 October 2014 13:53

Moving Your Parents When They Don't Want To Go

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Moving Your Parents When They Don't Want To Go

The bond you have with your parents is strong, but there will come a time when it changes. Suddenly, you are the one that has to look after them and this can be very difficult. Parents tend to get stubborn in their old age and they are set in their way with little desire to change this. If you find yourself in a situation where moving your parents is the only available solution to them, you need to prepare yourself to have a battle on your hands. However, there are a few things you can do to make this process a little less stressful. If you find the best movers Richmond VA has to offer, for instance, then at least all the logistical aspects of this move will have been sorted. All you then need to do is manage the emotional and psychological aspect of this move.

Elderly people value their independence, and quite rightly so. They have worked hard all their life for a house that they can call a home and they have gone through difficult times in order to live the life they have. The last thing they want is some "youngster" (even if that is their child) coming in an telling them that they have to go. However, if they are getting frail or if they live too far away for you to properly look after them, there often isn't anything else to it. Don't just show up with a Richmond moving company, however. Your parents are still your parents, which means you don't have authority over them. As such, you need to involve them in the process. Deep down inside, they know that they have to move, they are just afraid of this major change that they will need to go through.

Make sure you involve your parents at every step of the way. It is their belongings that have to be moved and their life that is being put upside down. Hence, make sure that when you search for some of the local movers Richmond has to offer, they are involved in choosing that company as well. Moving your parents has to be a joint venture and you need to listen to their concerns and worries. Help them to see that their life in the new property will be so much better. Perhaps they will have more leisure opportunities, or they will be closer to you or some of their other friends, for instance. Explain to them, as well, that the memories they have of the house they live in now will not die as soon as they move out. After all, you are there to carry those memories on as well, even after they are gone.

 

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Richmond, Va. 23235

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Sunday, 05 October 2014 13:30

How To Make Moving With Kids Less Stressful

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How To Make Moving With Kids Less Stressful

Moving home is one of the three most stressful things you can do in your life, next to a close bereavement and getting married. The stress factor is multiplied exponentially if you are moving with kids as well. This is because moving is generally a decision that you have made, and not one of theirs. Children struggle with change, and particularly if you are moving out of the area, meaning your kids have to say goodbye to their friends, school and community. So, you have found the best movers Richmond VA has to offer, and you are ready to go. How do you now find a way to make this process easier on your kids?

The most important thing is that you involve your children as much as possible. You could even ask them to help you find a Richmond moving company if they are old enough to do some research. Once you have chosen your company and you have your boxes, they need to help empty their belongings out of the house and decide what they want to keep and what they want to throw away or donate to charity. You can do it together and reminisce about the memories that are attached to the items they decide to pack. It is absolutely fine to have a little cry over some of these items, and to remember the good times that they will now be missing. However, ensure you have information ready to show them how they will develop new and positive memories in the new house as well. If they used to love going to a skate park, for instance, have some images and details about a new skate park with you. Remember that your children are, deep down inside, afraid of the change that they are going through and alleviating those fears is your most important job.

Once you are ready to move, involve your child at every step of the way again. When it comes to moving Richmond companies will tell you when they will come to take your stuff and your children should be there as well. Maybe they can even help carry some of the things, making them feel more part of the process. Seeing the actual removal of the boxes will give them the reassurance that their belongings are looked after properly. Upon arrival at your new property, let your children decorate their new room as much as possible. Give them the boxes they had packed and let them unpack each item again. This will show them that they may have moved house, but they haven't had to leave their memories behind. These are difficult times, but by giving your kids some tender loving care, they should be fine.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

8014 Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond, Va. 23235

804-887-3100 or 800-587-7474

 

Proudly serving Richmond, Williamsburg, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Petersburg, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newportnews, Franklin, Smithfield, Yorktown, and Isle of Wight,

 

 

 

Saturday, 04 October 2014 16:22

Long Distance Moves Need Not Be A Haul

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Long Distance Moves Need Not Be A Haul

It is probably not the most liked event to many people, but it can be a very exciting time if done properly. Relocating your home and family to a different place at first seems like an uphill battle, especially with long distance moves. The best advice is to contact a specialist in this industry and have them help you with this big step. Communication and trust between the client and the moving company is very important to prevent any unnecessary trauma and worries. There probably is no way to handle interstate moves without any stress, but the client can have peace of mind and control over the project if planned correctly. Take into consideration all factors that may influence the relocation and plan the journey accordingly.

Interstate moves can be very tricky. The biggest influencing factor may be when your home contents should be collected and when it is required at the new location. Long distance moves may span over a few days if you consider the distance to be covered. Contents can only be packed on the date when they are no longer required. The moving company should be reliable and trustworthy to arrive at the scheduled time. This is very important when the client works within a limited timeframe for relocation. When arriving at your destination, the last thing you want to worry about is that you will be without your belongings for too long. The client should be able to rely on the moving company to deliver the cargo at the specified time. If you are planning to stay in a different place of accommodation prior to moving in to your new residence, you may want to consider using a moving company that can also provide storage during that time.

Another important factor when you plan an interstate move is the safety of your possessions. Using a reliable and reputable company can help ensure the safety and offer minimum riskd. Opt for a company with staff that is trained to effectively pack and load the cargo and who are reliable with long distance moves. Even though you have all your trust in the moving company and their staff, anything is possible on the open road or in storage areas. It is therefore advisable to have sufficient insurance for your property while in transit and in storage. Insurance should include coverage against damage and theft. The best you can do as client is to ensure that from your side you packed and covered your house contents properly. Inquire from the moving company if they can offer packaging and at what additional costs. Mark packages clearly and indicate which packages contain fragile contents. If all the logistics are effectively done, there is no reason not to enjoy the journey and have a memorable experience.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

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Saturday, 04 October 2014 15:58

How To Make Sure Your Self Storage Is Completely Safe

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How To Make Sure Your Self Storage Is Completely Safe

Many of us have a need to store items for certain periods of time. Perhaps you are moving home and there is some time in between your two properties in which your belongings have to be stored elsewhere. Perhaps you have too many belongings and don't have anywhere to store them at home, but don't want to throw them away just yet. Whatever the reason, self storage offers a fantastic solution. However, choosing the best type of self storage can be a difficult decision. After all, it means placing your items in a location where you cannot access them constantly. You need to be sure, therefore, that other people cannot break into them, that they are protected from the elements and more. So how do you do this?

The first thing you need to look into is how secure the storage is. Military approved storage is the best type out there. This is water and fire proof and some are even bomb proof. If the military would be happy keeping their items in this type of storage, then you can be sure that it is safe enough for your belongings as well. Second, you need to look into the physical security. Are people patrolling the area to make sure nobody is trying to tamper with your container? Perhaps you need to show some form of identification before you can be allowed near the storage containers for instance. These are all things that really matter as you need to be able to go home at the end of the day in the knowledge that nothing is going to happen to your items while they are not in your direct care.

Other elements are important as well. When you look for a storage company Richmond has quite a few to offer. You need to find the one that best suits your needs not just in terms of security, but also in terms of location, storage size and budget. Spend some time looking up the different self storage options online, where you should be able to find all of this information. Also make sure that the financial aspect is not your main aspect to take into consideration. Cheap storage is often poor storage. In other words, what you should be looking for is value for money. The more secure your storage is, the more you will have to pay for it. Hence, spend some time deciding exactly what your needs are and find the one that offers the best price specifically for that. Do also look into reviews and testimonials on the company itself. Perhaps you even know somebody who has currently stored some of their own belongings and they would be able to give you some hints and tips.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly Serving all of Hampton Rd, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Richmond, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Franklin, Chesterfield, and Midlothian

Which Moving Company To Use In Virginia Beach For Employee Relocation

Some might call this a logistical nightmare and this is also true for companies in Virginia Beach. It often happens that a certain branch of your company closes down and to ensure job safety for your employees, the only option is to perform employee relocation to the new branch or premises. When employees need to pack up their belongings and start a new life in a different area, it can be a very traumatic and stressful experience. The company should therefore offer to assist with relocation either partially or fully. For those who require movers Virginia Beach companies can choose a service firm that is qualified and trained to handle the corporate relocation effectively. Opt for the services of a company that will handle the contents with care and respect and not create unnecessary worries to the client or employees.

My father was in the military service for almost all of his life and I remember how we had to relocate every so often to a different military base. Our biggest concerns were always when the movers would arrive with our house contents and what damage there would be to our property. It sometimes happened that the military could not provide our family soon enough with housing and we lived in furnished apartments until we had a place of our own. During that time, the moving company stored our belongings until they received notice that our house contents can be delivered. Employee relocation can be a positive experience with minimal setbacks when you place your trust on the correct company. Packing our valuables played an important role in the move. Our furniture were placed in the vehicles with great care and those that was susceptible to damage were sufficiently covered with protective materials. The only damage that occurred was due to our own neglect. With each move we learned more valuable information and what qualities are required from the moving company.

Another situation we encountered was when the department my father worked in closed down at a certain military base and merged with another in a different base. This corporate relocation was planned with great precision and care. Not only were the various families uprooted and relocated, all the contents of the offices needed to be packed and transported to the new offices. The same movers Virginia Beach companies can depend were also used for this relocation. The move was relatively long distance and from previous experience the various families and employees put their trust in the company. Relocation of the offices was done with minimal impact and the offices were set up prepared for business in the time planned. It may have initially been the innocence and faith of a child, but to this day I put my trust in the moving company that prove themselves worthy.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving all of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Hampton and Richmond

How To Find A Good Company To Help You With Your Business Moves

Businesses have to continue to meet market demand and this means that they sometimes have to expand or contract. In some cases, this also means relocating the premises of the organization itself. Business moves are stressful and it is very important that you plan this properly and get the right help in as well. If you are looking for the best movers Virginia Beach has to offer, there are two main things you will need to do. The first is to use the internet in order to find the company that could help you. Secondly, make use of both the internet and your personal contacts in order to find the best one. Let's take a closer look at both of these steps.

Once upon a time, if we needed a service, we would use the Yellow Pages. However, this would mean that all we had were the contact details of the moving company are considering, rather than any of the really important information. By searching for professionals who can help with business moves online, however, you can find out everything from how much they cost to exactly what they can do for you. Any good company that deals with these types of moves should have a website and this should be filled with information. Indeed, there are now many companies that even allow you to book them online, which means you don't even have to speak to them in person anymore. So long as you know when you want to move and what you want to move, you should be able to find a company that meets your needs.

You do, however, have to make sure that the company is good at what they do. This is where your personal contacts come in. Speak to people in your network and ask if they have ever used any of the movers Virginia Beach has to offer. Simply ask about their experiences, whether positive or negative. Word of mouth advertisement is still the strongest form of marketing, and you need to use it to your advantage. If you do not know anybody who has used a moving company in the past, then the internet can help you once again. There are numerous forums and websites that focus specifically on all aspects of business organization, including moves. You can search existing posts on these forums about companies you are considering, or you can create a new post yourself and ask for advice. Do make sure that any reviews you find are genuine and truly independent. Armed with this information, you should be able to find the best company out there for you. This will make your entire moving experience less stressful as well.

 

Southside Moving and Storage

1533 Harpers Rd.

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474

Proudly serving all of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg and Richmond

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