What Types of Rope and Tie Down Straps to use for Rented Moving Trucks, Trailers and POD Units

Help Choosing Tie Downs and Rope to Load a Truck or POD

Every day around the country our movers are busy loading rented moving trucks, POD units and freight trailers, most for long distance moves. Unfortunately, hiring trained moving professionals isn't enough if you want your household items to arrive at your new home without damage; rope and tie down straps are often a necessary component of a successful move.

So what type of tie down is best for your truck, trailer or POD? What size should you purchase? How many should you have? Believe it


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Tips for Preparing a College Move-In or Move-Out

Moving Help for College Student Moves

Spring is almost upon us, and if you are a college student, it probably means that you are getting ready to move, whether you will be living in a college dorm or an apartment off-campus. If you plan on hiring moving labor to help load or unload your moving truck or POD, then now is a great time to start getting quotes and scheduling movers. Regardless if you are hiring movers, or if you are moving yourself into the dorms, it is always a great idea to be as prepared as possible and plan

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How to Determine the Size of a Side-by-Side or French Door Refrigerator

How to Determine the Size of a Side-by-Side or French Door Refrigerator

You're moving soon and you have a side-by-side or french door refrigerator (SBS for short), a pretty common appliance these days. Because side-by-side refrigerators can vary greatly in size, weight and bulkiness we often need to know just how large your refrigerator really is. Understanding the size will allow us to accurately determine how many movers are required for it to be moved safely. To make this process as easy as possible we have outlined several different methods to help you


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A Schedule for Keeping Self Packing Stress Free

A Time Schedule for Packing Before Your Move

Are you moving soon? If so, we know this can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. Some homeowners try to save money by packing themselves, if you have the time, this is a great way to reduce your overall moving costs. However, it is important to remember to stay organized, start early, and be patient with yourself.

Once you have a closing date on your home, it is important to start getting organized to move. If you are going to pack yourself, but are hiring a moving company to move your


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Summer Moving Tips for 2013 - Book Early for Peak Demand Dates

Do-it-yourself moving tips for the summer

The 2013 moving season looks to be one of the busiest in years. Home values are increasing, sales are rebounding, employers are hiring, the economy is recovering and competition in the moving industry is driving down relocation costs.

Planning ahead is the best way to make sure your move goes smoothly. Hire your movers and reserve your rental truck or portable storage unit as far in advance as possible. Be aware of your moving dates - do they fall at the end or beginning of the month? On a


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Deciding What Property to Take When Moving

Deciding what property to take when moving

Moving is an event that most people experience during their lives. While transitioning to a new house or apartment is an exciting time and something to cherish, it is also a complicated process. It is important to relax and enjoy the journey, but there are decisions along the way that can help prioritize property and save you money in the long run. Below I have listed a four step process that can help you, the mover, decide what property to load in the truck or POD and which property to leave


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Lighten Your Load - Tips for a Simpler Move

Moving tips for diy self moving

Moving is one of the most stressful life changes a person can undergo. In fact, moving is often listed as one of the top most stressful life events among Americans today, right alongside death of a loved one, divorce and job loss. Although moving will come with several difficult obstacles to overcome, there are ways to approach this challenging task to make it less of a burden. One of the easiest ways to limit your moving stress is by limiting the amount of items you have to move in the first


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Tips for Packing and Moving Delicate Furniture

How to pack fragile itemsAh, moving day. It’s exciting, stressful, exhausting and usually holds a surprise or two. One surprise you never want to experience when you move is for a delicate piece of furniture to get damaged or broken. Sturdy items like outdoor patio furniture can typically be loaded directly onto a rented moving truck without much concern, but antiques, fine woods, art and items with many connecting pieces need care and planning to ensure they arrive to your new home in good condition.

Make moving


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How to Protect your Floors and Carpet on Moving Day

Protect flooring on moving dayMoving can be incredibly stressful which is why it is important to keep a checklist of everything you may need on moving day. One item that is often overlooked is floor protection, how will you protect your floors from damage or dirt? It's true, many vanlines will provide floor protection, but self moves are a completely different story. When hiring moving labor (movers to load or unload) the task of protecting the floors is usually yours. To help you adequately prepare flooring we have


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Simple Self Moving Tips from our Newest Employee

Things I Learned About RelocationSometimes it's not so easy for long term employees and industry professionals to think like a customer. After all, our job is to know everything there is to know about the self moving industry. From moving labor to self move planning and transportation solutions, it is our job to be experts. While this can be a great thing, it can also hinder our ability to see the relocation process from a customers point of view.

This has never been more apparent than this past week when our newest employee


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Move your Business with Ease!

Local business moversNo one looks forward to the logistics of making a big move - especially if the process involves relocating an established business or restaurant. Whether you are changing your address to move into a better market, to get a bigger space or because you are trying to save money, there is a lot to consider when moving your restaurant.

Perhaps you wonder how to make the moving process as smooth as possible, all the while hoping that your existing customer base will follow you to your new location.


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Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Moving into a new house or apartment can be an exciting time in your life. With a new home, you can indulge your creative whims by redecorating your living space, which you may have been reluctant to do in your old house. In addition, a new home gives you a unique environment to explore, something that can give you a sense of excitement if you have become accustomed to your old surroundings.

However, moving is a large and complicated undertaking; if you do not plan for it properly, it can


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How to Find Affordable and Reusable Moving Boxes and Moving Supplies

Affordable and Reusable Moving SuppliesIf you have started to plan a move you may have a lot of unanswered questions. At least one of those questions is likely about moving boxes and supplies - Where do you purchase them and which companies have the best deal? Luckily for you, we are not like 99% of other relocation companies and we will not redirect you to an overpriced moving supply website just to earn a few bucks. Instead, we put far more emphasis on helping you solve two very urgent issues:

  • First, how do you locate the best

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Tips for Executing a Low Stress Local Move

Moving is something all of us will have to do at some point in our lives. But did you know that this activity is considered to be the third most stressful life event, according to the Employee Relocation Council? There are a few aspects of moving that have earned it a top 3 spot, and you can remedy almost all of them before they affect your health.

Lack of preparation is the main cause of moving stress. Whether you've chosen the wrong Realtor, put off packing until the last minute or didn’t


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What Supplies or Equipment Should I Provide for my Self Move?

Moving equipment necessary for a do-it-yourself move

You can always count on our movers to provide standard moving equipment, this includes a hand truck (a dolly for boxes), floor dolly (flat for furniture) and standard tools. However, depending on the type of services we are providing for you it may be necessary to obtain moving supplies or other moving equipment to help us complete your move successfully.

Take a look at the moving equipment we provide.

Load Services

  • Furniture Pads: It is necessary for us to have pads/quilts during a load

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What Size Rental Truck Do I Need?

How to choose rental truck sizesFor your upcoming move you have decided to rent a moving truck but have no clue what truck size you should get - Sound like you? If you search the web you will find many references and opinions, some extremely generic (14' will move 1-2 bedrooms) and others offering a more advanced opinion (12 ft. truck = 450 cu. ft.). The problem, we believe at least, lies in the interpretation of information provided - 1-2 bedrooms may mean something completely different in Arizona than in New York City.


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Reduce Headache by Planning and Packing in Advance

Moving can be quite a hassle. Aside from the discomfort of leaving the place you have come to call home, trying to organize all of your belongings in an efficient way and finding a new place for all of your things can be a bit overwhelming.

To prevent the discomfort of last-minute logistics, you want to plan every detail of your move out in advance. What route are you going to take from point A to point B? If you’re using storage (i.e., moving point A to point B to point C), you want to be


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Why Removing Junk, Decluttering and Organizing Before Your Move is Important

From small moves to large ones every move is different. Probably the only thing that most moves have in common is time, and lots of it. Face facts, moving is a time consuming and stressful necessity for just about everyone, from the college student moving into the dorm room to the retired couple with the six bedroom home. Anyone who tells you that you can have a "stress free" move is either completely nuts or about to hand you a relocation estimate for $20,000+. You're likely on our website


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How Much Do I Tip Movers?

How much should you tip your movers and moving company?

Let's face it, moving is stressful, but isn't that one of the reasons why you hired movers? Most people realize just how difficult moving is, notably the physical aspect, once the movers have arrived and begun to load or unload. It's no wonder that one of the most common questions we receive is, "How much should I tip the movers?"

First, we want to make it clear that tipping is not required; but as with most services tipping is a way for the customer to express their thanks for a job well


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How to Pack & Load a Moving Truck

If you're preparing for a DIY (do-it-yourself) move and have decided not to hire moving labor then you will certainly want to study up on how to pack a moving truck. We have outlined some of the basic fundamental rules that will help you maximize your space, prevent damage and balance the moving truck.

  1. Always load the heaviest and largest items first. Place these items against the cab wall and load from left to right.
  2. You can stack items on top of each other as long as they are comparable size

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