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Residential Moving Tips

Change Your Address

With so much pre-move planning and packing, it’s easy to forget this (annoying) yet important step. First, make sure you have the correct address for your new home or office. Two-three weeks before the move, let the post office know by filling out a change of address form in person or online. You’ll want to do the same for all bills and payments, including utilities, cable/internet providers, banks, insurance companies, doctors, dentists, magazines, newspapers, Amazon.com, etc.

Scale Down

Moving is the perfect time to scale down. If you’ve been holding onto things that you no longer use, why put all that energy into packing, moving and unpacking them? Save yourself time, energy and moving costs. Grab a notebook, go from room to room, and honestly assess its contents. Identify items you use everyday, sometimes and hardly ever. Consider letting go of these “sometimes” and “hardly ever” items. It will be a relief when it comes time to unpack. You may decide to have a yard or garage sale, post some items on Craigslist or eBay and actually raise some money to supplement the move. There are also plenty of donation centers and thrift stores that would happily accept your unwanted items, and if you hold onto your receipt, you can claim a tax deduction at the end of the year.

Green Your Move

Set aside your clothes, socks, towels and linens to use in place of packing paper and bubble wrap where you can. You’ll not only save yourself money, you’ll “green” your move. For example, you can use clean socks for extra protection for glasses and small breakables, and towels to pack plates and bowls. By the way, don’t forget to pack plates vertically, not horizontally. They are less likely to break this way.

Get Creative

Label everything and have fun with it! Use colored markers and tape to color-code each room. Before the movers arrive, stick some colored tape on the door where the “red boxes” will be going, for example. In addition to color-coding your boxes, make sure to mark what’s in them. This will make unpacking a lot easier.

Take a Snapshot

Use your phone’s camera to take a picture of all electronic connections. It will be easier to reconnect them to if you can visually see where all the wires go. Do the same for other items. If you’ve taken great care to organize a particular room, closet or cabinet, take a picture of it; it might be nice to have some tried-and-true systems to go by when you set up your new place.

Pack an Overnight Bag

Include your essentials like medication, toiletries and a towel so that you have immediate access to them. You might want to include phone chargers, laptops and remote controls in this bag as well. If you’ll be moving into the evening, pack pajamas and some clean sheets to make your bed. If you’ll be working the next day, pack an outfit for work. That way you won’t have to rummage through boxes late at night or early in the morning.

Be Ready on Moving Day

If you’re self-packing, make sure loose items are packed, boxes are closed or stackable, and items are color-coded and/or labeled. Defrost your refrigerator the day before and wipe out any liquid. Hallways should have clear, easy access to prevent accidents, damage and to move in and out most efficiently. Consider hiring a sitter for children and pets if possible. We know of movers that unknowingly moved a cat across country because it jumped into a dresser to hide as it was afraid of the movers. Don’t let this happen to your pet!

Office Moving Tips

Form an Office Moving Team

Assign a team leader to manage the move. The team leader should distribute tasks to each department such as technology, sales, human resources, warehouse, etc. Consider appointing a department lead and schedule regular meetings with your team of liaisons to review each department’s relocation status.

Create a Budget

As with any project, define your moving budget in advance and have funds available for professional movers, well as any additional expenses associated with your relocation. New desks, chairs, partitions, decor? Will you be hiring other professionals (in addition to movers) to assist with your move; i.e. technicians, painters,

Plan the Move

Start reviewing your options months prior to your lease expiration if possible. If you are renting company space, will your move date coincide with the lease end date? If you wish to leave the space earlier, discuss your options with the landlord. Will you require safe temporary storage for furniture, equipment, etc.?

Seize the Opportunity

Consider scanning any documents you no longer need in hard copy (remember to dispose of these unwanted files securely). Secure storage and/or archiving of documentation is a safe and cost-effective solution to freeing up valuable and more costly office space. It can be accessed at any time by arrangement and provides excellent off-site backup. Moving your office is also a great opportunity to update to modern, efficient and space-saving furniture and equipment that truly reflects your brand and your company’s goals for the future.

Consider Current Projects and Deadlines

How will you manage projects and deadlines during the relocation? For example, how will you arrange deliveries? How will active projects be handled? In an effort to avoid any delays because documentation and/or equipment is inaccessible during the move, plan a short break period and communicate this to all staff and clients.

Pack an Overnight Bag

Include your essentials like medication, toiletries and a towel so that you have immediate access to them. You might want to include phone chargers, laptops and remote controls in this bag as well. If you’ll be moving into the evening, pack pajamas and some clean sheets to make your bed. If you’ll be working the next day, pack an outfit for work. That way you won’t have to rummage through boxes late at night or early in the morning.

Hire a Professional Moving Company

Working with the right office moving professionals is an important must-do for any company thinking of office relocation. Grace is a professional moving company and we will guide you through the process, save you money and hassle in the long run, and ensure you don’t make any critical mistakes during your move that could affect your business.

Moving Tips for Seniors

Moving can be especially stressful and emotional for Seniors and their loved ones.

We’ve put together some moving tips to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Gather a Team

Gather a team of family, friends and moving professionals to help you with your move. Family and friends can help sort through your belongings and decide what will be moving with you. They can also help you decide what to do with items you won’t be taking. This is a huge part of the moving process, and it is physically and emotionally demanding, so give yourself plenty of time. As for the packing and moving of your belongings, leave this part to moving professionals. You will be grateful you did!

Take Inventory of Your Belongings

Take inventory of everything in your home, and create lists for each room.
 Start with one room and work your way around the house. Create a column for the belongings you wish to “take” and those you plan to “leave.” You may be undecided on a few items so create a column for “undecided.”

Evaluate Your List

You will probably revise your list as you consider your new space. As you evaluate your first version of this list, ask yourself a few questions, such as “How much space do I have in my new home?”, “Will this item fit?” and, if so, “Where will I put it?” You may realize that not all of your items on your “Take” list will fit into your new space. It can be exciting to de-clutter and scale down what we’ve accumulated over the years, and it can also be a bit emotional. Begin the process early, take your time and ask for help.

Finalize Your List

After you’ve gone through each room on your list (more than once if needed), make a final decision about what items you are taking and leaving. Next to the items you are leaving, make a note of where you want these items to go. For example, a relative’s name, donation center, garage sale or classifieds.

Stay Calm

Moving is both physically and emotionally taxing. Sorting through a house full of memories and parting with objects of our past – connected to our memories – is not easy. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time time to not only physically sort through your belongings, but also to gently part ways with a lifestyle you’ve come accustomed to. That way you’ll be ready and happy to transition into your new home when the times comes.

Pack an Overnight Bag

Include your essentials like medication, toiletries and a towel so that you have immediate access to them. You might want to include phone chargers, laptops and remote controls in this bag as well. If you’ll be moving into the evening, pack pajamas and some clean sheets to make your bed. If you’ll be working the next day, pack an outfit for work. That way you won’t have to rummage through boxes late at night or early in the morning.

Let Us Help

The physical demands of packing and moving may be too strenuous to undertake. Packing and moving is difficult physical work and most people underestimate the toll it takes on their muscles and joints. 

Our team of professionally trained movers will make sure that you and your belongings arrive safely to their destination. While we handle the packing and moving, you can focus your time and energy on other important matters.

How To Pack For A Long Distance Move

If you’re self-packing, make sure loose items are packed, boxes are closed or stackable, and items are color-coded and/or labeled. Defrost your refrigerator the day before and wipe out any liquid. Hallways should have clear, easy access to prevent accidents, damage and to move in and out most efficiently. Consider hiring a sitter for children and pets if possible. We know of movers that unknowingly moved a cat across country because it jumped into a dresser to hide as it was afraid of the movers. Don’t let this happen to your pet!

Your Moving Experience Will Be Much Better if You Pack the Right Way for a Long-Distance Move.

Moving a long distance requires smart packing, and folding clothes the right way is the first step in this process. We realize how important it is to pack your clothes carefully as you don’t want to forget anything during your move. At times, people tend to procrastinate on when to start packing. This is avoidable if proper planning is done. Packing clothes for moving should be done immediately after you decide to move. We recommend spending at least four weeks putting all your clothes in order, deciding what needs to be moved and what can stay behind. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to gather suitable materials.

The Best Way to Avoid Damaging Fragile Items.

Moving long distance can be difficult, but packing your clothes doesn’t have to be complicated. Just be sure to take extra care with items that may be delicate or require special handling. For instance, when packing a purse, first stuff it with crumpled paper or filler to help keep its shape. Then wrap the purse in a dust cover before adding it to a slightly larger box than the purse itself. Similarly, when packing any cloth bags that you use to carry laptop computers, make sure to first wrap them in crumpled paper or filler. Then slide them into a slightly larger box than the bag itself.

Moving Long Distance Can Be Stressful, but Packing Your Essentials and Clothes in Advance Will Help.

Moving long distance can be a stressful task, but there are a few things you can do to make the process a little bit easier. One of the most important things is to keep your essential items on hand and pack them early. This includes your contacts or glasses (if you need them), makeup, and other toiletry items. You should also pack a few outfits, including a set of PJs to sleep in. This will make it easier to find what you need when you get to your new place. Once you have packed your essential items, you can start packing up your clothes. Be sure to leave out a few outfits to have something to wear until you get completely moved and begin to unpack your wardrobe.

Taking inventory of your clothing before moving will make the process easier.

Moving to a new home is an exciting time. It offers the opportunity to start fresh and create a new space that reflects your unique style. However, packing up your belongings and transporting them to your new home can be daunting. One way to make the process easier is to take inventory of your clothing and decide what you will need for the upcoming season. If you are moving to a warmer climate, you may want to pack lighter-weight items such as t-shirts and shorts. If you are moving to cooler weather, you may need to pack heavier items such as sweaters and jackets. Either way, it’s a good idea to donate or sell any clothing you no longer wear.

When Packing, Fill In Spaces with Clothes to Keep Your Breakables Safe.

One of the best ways to save money on packing materials is to use your clothes as padding. Clothes are great for filling in spaces around breakables and can help to keep them safe during transit. Fill in any empty spaces with small items such as socks, scarves, or any sized garment that won’t wrinkle easily, such as a sweater. This will help to keep your belongings safe and sound during your move. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle old clothes that you no longer wear. So next time you’re packing up for a move, be sure to put your clothes to good use.

The Key to a Successful Long-Distance Move Is Planning.

Packing for a long-distance move can be overwhelming, but it can be manageable with a bit of planning. Start by making a list of everything you need to pack, and then create a packing schedule. Be sure to pack essential items first, and don’t forget to label all of your boxes. When it comes time to load the truck, distribute the weight evenly and secure all of your belongings. With some preparation, you can make your long-distance move a success.

Tips For A Stress-Free Move With Kids

Moving with kids can be challenging whether you’re relocating across town or the country. Parents have plenty of things on their plates during a move. The anxiety and frustration of your kids can add another layer of stress to the process. Here are some easy ways to ease their tension and get them excited about the prospect of a new home.

Let Your Kids Know What Is Going On

Moving to a new house is a significant change for everyone in the family. It’s essential to call a family meeting at least a month before the move to let everyone know what’s going on and give them time to process the change. During the meeting, let them know what will be changing and what will stay the same. Get them excited about all the positive things in the new place. Take them on a tour of the new house and their bedrooms, and let them start picking out paint colors and décor. If you’re moving to a new town, take a day to explore it. Focus on all they have to look forward to after the move. Getting everyone involved and excited about the move can help make the transition smoother.

Make a Routine for Your Kids

Anyone who has ever gone through a move knows it can be stressful and chaotic. While it may be tempting to let all of your regular routines go out the window, it’s essential to try to keep as much of your routine in place as possible. This is especially true if you have kids. Kids thrive on routine and predictability, and the moving process can disrupt their lives. By maintaining as much of a routine as possible, you can help your kids feel more secure and adapt more quickly to the changes around them. Plus, it will be good for you, too. Having a few familiar rituals to cling to can help to make the moving process a little less overwhelming.

Clean Out Any Unnecessary Clothes or Items

If you’re planning a move, now is the time to start decluttering your home. Before you start packing, go through your kids’ rooms and have them help you get rid of anything they no longer want or need. And what better way to get your kids on board than by making it a game? Make it a fun competition to get rid of the most stuff. And for an added incentive, let them know that whatever they get rid of will make room for new things. You can even hold a garage sale where they can earn money for their old stuff to shop for their new space. By involving your kids in the decluttering process, you’ll make it more fun and efficient and help them get excited about their new home.

Don’t Let Your Kids Get Bored.

Moving is always stressful, but it can be incredibly challenging when you have kids. In addition to all the grown-up concerns, you must keep your children fed, entertained, and comfortable. One way to make the process a little easier is to pack a cooler of snacks and drinks for moving day. This will ensure everyone has something to eat, even if lunch gets delayed. Be sure to include plenty of activities for your kids since they will likely be left to their own devices for at least part of the day. Games, tablets, and portable DVD players can help keep them occupied while the adults take care of everything. Finally, unpacking certain creature comforts right away can also ease the transition for your kids. Boxes labeled “first day” with their favorite blankets, toys, and necessities can help them feel more at home in their new surroundings. Moving day can be more manageable with some planning, even with kids.

Moving with Kids Can Be Smoother by Following These Tips and Letting Them Know What Is Going On.

Moving with kids can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. By following these tips and letting your kids know what is going on, you can make a move smoother for everyone involved. And don’t forget, making your new home feel like home will help your kids feel comfortable in their new surroundings.

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How To Make A Graceful Moving Transition For Seniors

Suppose you decide to move a loved one into an assisted living facility. It’s often hard to know when the time is right, and there are many things to consider in the process. This blog post will provide tips for making a graceful transition into assisted living. We’ll discuss how to prepare your loved ones for the move, as well as what you should do once they’re settled in their new home. One of the most important things to do when considering a move to assisted living is to involve your loved ones in the decision-making process. They need to be comfortable with the idea of moving, and they should have a say in where they will be living. If they want to Make there California Assisted move, this blog post will help you.

Consider All of the Pros and Cons for Your California Assisted Living Move

Take the time to research and tour multiple assisted living communities in your area. This will help you get a sense of the social environment, the dining room, amenities, and overall feel of each community. It’s best to start When it comes to moving, there are many things to consider. Trust your instincts if you’re unsure. When visiting a community, be sure to inquire about the living space and how much space they have, staff members, and residents’ happiness. There are numerous issues to think about when relocating home, such as obtaining permission from the family members and determining if necessary medical equipment is available for delivery at the new place of residence (if required).

The Best Decisions to Make When Its Time

To transition your elderly loved ones into assisted living, one of the things you need to do is find a good facility that meets your needs. Touring different facilities, reading reviews, and asking around for personal recommendations is a great place to start. Everyone in the family must be on board with the decision to move your elderly loved one into assisted living. It can often be difficult for seniors to make this type of transition, so it’s crucial that they feel as comfortable as possible with their new surroundings and caretakers.

Make Sure the Pricing Is Right for You

When deciding whether or not to join an assisted living community, it’s crucial to understand assisted living costs. Some will provide accurate, all-inclusive pricing, implying that there is just one monthly charge covering everything. Many others will provide “levels of care pricing,” which is a tier-based system with costs that vary based on the type of assistance your loved one requires. Even if an assisted living community assures you that their price is inclusive, inquire whether your rate might be adjusted based on levels of care. If they answer yes, they aren’t all-inclusive assisted living costs. be aware of your financial resources

Does Your Senior Center Have Health Benefits of Senior Living

It’s critical to keep your loved one healthy overall, and their physical condition should not be overlooked. Most assisted living communities provide opportunities for elderly family members to participate in recreational activities, so urge your family member to join in. Staying active is beneficial for their physical health and mental sharpness, happiness, and enthusiasm.

Your Life outside of Your Assisted Living Community Doesn’t Stop.

Your loved one’s outdoor life doesn’t come to a halt when they move into their new assisted living communities. They’ll still have access to do what they want whenever they choose. Many communities provide transportation for errands like the doctor, grocery store, and other necessities. Your loved one may use home care or ride-sharing service to get around if the assisted living community isn’t providing transportation itself.

Moving into Your California Assisted Living Community

Making a move to an assisted living community can seem like a daunting task, but it can be a smooth transition for both you and your family member with careful planning and execution. Once a decision has been made, start packing. Label each box with the room it will go in at the new home and take inventory of what you’re taking with you. You may want to consider getting rid of some items before making a move – after all, you’ll have plenty of space in your new assisted living community. One of the last things to do before making a move is to notify all of your loved ones and friends of the change. This can often be a difficult conversation, but everyone must know what’s going on.

How To Properly Pack An Office

Are you in the process of moving your office? If so, you’re likely wondering how you will pack everything up without making a huge mess. It can be tricky to know where to start, but don’t worry, In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps of packing an office properly. Following our tips, you can avoid damage and ensure your belongings are transported safely.

Make Sure Your Boxes Are Safe for Heavy Items

When packing up an office, there are a few things to remember to ensure that everything arrives at its destination safely. First, be sure to use strong cardboard boxes that can withstand a bit of jostling. Sealing up the boxes tightly with packing tape is also a good idea. Once everything is packed up, clearly label each box with its contents and the room it should go in at the new location. This will save you a lot of frustration later on. Finally, if possible, pack everything up a day or two before the move so that you’re not rushed on moving day. Following these simple tips can help make your office move go as smoothly as possible.

Make Sure You Have All the Packing Materials You Need

As an office manager knows, relocating an office can be stressful and time-consuming. In addition to finding new office space and arranging for the move, you must pack up all the furniture, equipment, and supplies. To make the process as smooth as possible, it’s essential to pack everything up correctly. First, gather packing materials like paper, bubble wrap, and packing tape. Then, begin disassembling any furniture that can be taken apart. Be sure to label all the pieces so they can be easily reassembled at the new location. Once everything is packed up, double-check to ensure that nothing has been left behind. With a bit of planning and effort, you can ensure that your office relocation goes off without a hitch.

Best Way to Pack a Computer

When packing up an office for a move, there are vital things to remember. First, it’s important to pack up your computers properly. This means unplugging all cords and cables, wrapping the tower in Bubble Wrap, and securing it in a sturdy box. It’s also a good idea to label each box with the contents and the destination room, so you can easily set up your computers when you arrive at your new office. In addition to computers, a few other office essentials must be packed up carefully. Necessary documents should be stored in file boxes, and office furniture should be wrapped in blankets or pads to prevent damage during transport. Lastly, don’t forget to pack essential items like pens, paper, and scissors; you’ll need them on your first day in the new office. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your office move goes smoothly and that all of your belongings arrive safely at your new location.

Pack Your Office like a Pro

Now that you know the best way to pack your office make sure you have all the packing materials you need. Heavier items should be packed in smaller boxes, making them easier to carry. Remember to pack your computer properly, so it doesn’t get damaged in transit. Are you ready to start packing? Let us know how it goes!

How To Pack Clothes For Your Move

If you’re like most people, you have a lot of clothes. And if you’re moving, you probably don’t want to leave any of them behind. But packing up all your clothes, ensuring they arrive at your new home unrumpled and undamaged, can be a daunting task. Luckily, we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to pack your clothes for your move so that they arrive in pristine condition.

Decide What to Take with You

Moving can be a stressful time, and one of the most daunting tasks is packing up all of your belongings. Clothes can be especially difficult to pack, as you want to avoid wrinkles and damage. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips that can make packing clothes a breeze. First, it’s important to sort through your clothing and decide what you’re going to take with you and what you can leave behind. This will save you time and effort in the long run. Once you’ve sorted your clothes, it’s time to start packing them. Be sure to use soft materials like tissue paper or towels to protect delicate items, and use sturdy boxes for heavier items. With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that your clothes stay safe and sound during your move.

Using Bags Is a Good Way to Protect Clothes from Moisture and Wrinkles During Your Move

One of the best ways to pack clothes is by using vacuum-sealed bags. These bags will protect your clothes from moisture and wrinkles. If you don’t have vacuum-sealed bags, you can use Ziploc bags or even just garbage bags. Whatever type of bag you use, make sure to seal it tightly so that your clothes don’t get wrinkled or damaged in transit.

Rolling Clothes Will Save Space and Prevent Wrinkles

Packing clothes for a move can be challenging, especially if you’re trying to avoid wrinkles. One tip is to roll your clothes instead of folding them. This will save space in your suitcase or box and will prevent wrinkles. If you must fold your clothes, do so carefully and place them in a flat position so that they don’t wrinkle in transit. You can also place a piece of tissue paper between each folded item of clothing to prevent wrinkles. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your clothes arrive at your new home looking their best.

Pack Clothes like a pro for your move

Finally, make sure to label each box or suitcase containing clothes so that you know where everything is when you arrive at your new home. You don’t want to have to search through dozens of boxes just to find that one shirt you need for your job interview tomorrow. These are just a few tips on how to pack your clothes for your move. By following these tips, you can rest assured that your clothes will arrive at your new home in pristine condition. So what are you waiting for? Start packing.

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How To Make Moving Less Stressful

Moving can be a stressful time for anyone. There’s so much to think about and plan for, and it can be tough to stay organized. But there are a few things you can do to make the process less stressful. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to make moving less stressful.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Pack

One of the biggest mistakes people make when moving is waiting until the last minute to start packing. This only adds to the stress of moving and can make it harder to stay organized. Start packing up your belongings a few weeks in advance, and you’ll find that it’s much easier to stay on top of things.

Create a Packing Schedule

Another way to make moving less stressful is to create a packing schedule. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you’re not trying to pack everything at the last minute. Start by making a list of all the rooms in your house, and then decide which items you need to pack first. This will help you prioritize and make sure that you’re not forgetting anything.

Hire a Packing Service

If you’re really struggling with the idea of packing up your entire house, then consider hiring a packing service. These companies specialize in helping people move, and they can take care of all the heavy lifting for you. This will definitely take some of the stress out of moving.

Get Some Help from Friends or Family

If you don’t want to hire a packing service, then ask your friends or family members for help. Chances are, they’ll be more than happy to assist you in getting everything packed up and ready for your move. Just be sure to return the favor when they need help.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the whole moving process, don’t be afraid to ask for help from a professional moving company. They can provide you with all the resources you need to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. Moving doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you’re prepared and willing to ask for help when needed.

Move like a Pro

We hope these tips have helped you learn how to make moving less stressful. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll find that your move will go much smoother. And remember, if you ever feel overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from professionals.

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