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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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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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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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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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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Share your Local Do-it-Yourself Moving Tips

If you're preparing to move yourself then you have probably been doing quite of bit of Internet searching for local moving resources. Where can I find the most affordable moving boxes? Do I need a parking permit for my PODS container? Which truck rental location is the most efficient? Perhaps you recently moved and know the answers to some of those questions. Whether you're getting ready for an upcoming move or have recently completed one we'd like to hear from you!

In an effort to help the 40


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Reusable Plastic Bins for Local Moves

How to use plastic bins and boxes for your local move

Let's face it, moving sucks. But if you're moving locally in Florida, Arizona or Georgia the moving process may have just gotten easier. Instead of purchasing moving supplies and boxes at your local U-Haul or self storage location you now have the option to rent plastic moving containers directly from BungoBox. The company provides stackable containers that can be rented for a week or more, no tape or transportation required. Instead BungoBox delivers and picks up their containers free of


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How Important Are Furniture Pads?

Furniture Pads and Blankets are Important for Moving

Although this article contains relevant information, we recommend reading a more recent blog on this topic.

Furniture pads, furniture pads, furniture pads! Far too few of our customers take our advice about the importance of furniture pads during a self service move. Let's be clear, quality furniture pads/quilts are one of the most important pieces of a successful move and should be regarded as a top priority. Ironically, most customers spend thousands of dollars to relocate their household


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How to be Prepared for your Self Service Move

One of the most common questions we receive is, "How long will my move take?" Despite our efforts to provide estimates based on the type and size of transportation method (which is based on historical averages), the fact remains that one of the largest factors is how prepared the customer is. One of the greatest benefits of moving labor is that we can handle all levels of preparedness, from those who haven't packed a single box to the architect that has created blueprints for how he wants his


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How to Find Free or Cheap Moving Supplies

If you are preparing to move you probably have a lot of packing ahead of you. Here is how you can minimize the cost of moving boxes and packing supplies while doing your part to reduce waste:

  1. Begin at your local grocery store. While many larger companies have reuse and recycle programs you can likely still find boxes available for free.
  2. Browse your local Craigslist website, while some people do sell their old moving boxes many just want to get rid of them and will do so for free.
  3. If you

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