Archive for August, 2012

Moving Company Converts to Biodiesel

A Simi Valley, California moving company is making a serious effort to lower their carbon footprint. Acclaimed Movers and Storage is running its trucks on biodiesel fuel. Moving trucks travel a lot of miles over the course of each year. Driving to pick up and drop off customer’s goods, or driving to the warehouse adds up the mileage. A good portion of the company’s costs are in fuel as well as in maintenance on their truck fleet. Biodiesel fuel produces […]

When planning a move, there are many factors involved in choosing the right moving company. Once you have narrowed it down to a few possibilities, there are some important questions you must ask. Ask if the mover is actually employed by the moving company or is a broker. A broker will have less liability and responsibility and cannot give a binding estimate. Determine if the company does give binding quotes. This protects you from unexpected fees and charges. If you […]

Infographic – Maximizing Space

Moving into a small space means you need to think outside the box a bit. Look for ways to make spaces multi-functional. Start by eliminating any unnecessary clutter then look for ways to organize each room for its full potential. Choose furniture wisely so it matches the scale of the place. Try to have pieces that serve more than one purpose. For example a headboard that also serves as shelving is a great option. Try choosing an ottoman that can […]

Tips for Moving Your Child to College

Moving into a college dorm is an exciting time in your child’s life. Use some of these tips to make the move easier on both you and your child. Start collecting packing materials in advance. Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers if they have any empty boxes to spare. Check with local merchants, some stores might give you boxes that they are throwing out. Check with your local moving supply store for specialty boxes if needed. Pick up some small clear […]

When planning a move, it’s good to know the types of moving companies that represent the various aspects of the industry. You may need to interact with one or more of these types of firms. A local moving company handles moves that are of a short distance. In many instances, local moves are charged by the hour vs. weight. A long distance moving company typically handles moves that are of a greater distance, usually 100 miles or more. These companies […]

Planning for a Move Abroad

Moving abroad is a much more involved process then moving within the states. Those planning a move abroad should make sure they have considered these five things. Save for the move. When moving abroad, there a number of costs that are unique. In addition to the costs of moving there are also costs associated with your travel to your destination. Also prepare for trips back to the states, storing items that you cannot take with you and the fees associate […]

Rescue from Moving Scams

Annually it is estimated that more than 2000 customers are scammed by rogue moving companies. Jody Phillips fell victim to such a scam when planning her move from Tennessee to Utah. Looking for a company online, she contracted with Neighbors Moving. The company turned out to be scam artists as they held her goods for ransom in another state, demanding more money. Phillips was able to turn to the non-profit Movers Rescue for help and guidance. With their assistance, she […]

10 Mistakes to Avoid During a Move

There are a number of common mistakes made during a household move. Read through this list before planning your move. It will help you avoid mistakes and make your move more bearable. 1. Getting only one estimate. Try to get at least three estimates to ensure you’re getting a fair deal. 2. Not getting an estimate in writing. You need to know that the price you are quoted is the price you’ll pay. Ask about any other miscellaneous charges and […]

Toughest Items to Move

Moving is tough but if you’re the owner of certain items you can expect a more difficult time. These items are notoriously difficult to move, even for the professionals. An aquarium is a particular challenge both for the unit itself and the residents within. Keep your fish in a holding container that can be used for the move. Plan on taking the aquarium and the fish in your vehicle if at all possible, as expecting them to travel in the […]

Looking for great tips on finding a great moving company? Sometimes it’s good to go straight to the source. Here are some tips compiled by an actual moving company, Acclaimed Camarillo Movers. Read Reviews Use the internet to your advantage. Look at popular review sites like Yelp, Google Local or City Search. Read the reviews left by previous customers. Be sure to read a broad range of reviews so you’re seeing both the good and the bad. Comparison Shop After […]