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3 Moving Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Moving to a new home can be stressful, but there are ways to make it go smoothly without pulling out your hair. The best way is to avoid some common moving mistakes. Here are three of them you don’t want to make.

#1: Skipping the List

Failing to write a moving to-do list is a huge mistake. It might seem like the things that need doing are obvious, but in the hustle and bustle of moving, it’s easy to forget some critical things. Take some time to make a list. It will help keep you organized, reduce your stress, and make your move go more smoothly.

#2: Waiting Until the Last Minute

Get started as soon as you know your move date, don’t wait until the last minute to get organized. Movers get booked up, especially during the busy seasons. Waiting until the last minute can mean you can’t schedule your moving company when you need them. It can also mean you don’t have cable or internet when you get to your new home, your utilities don’t get transferred in time, and you don’t get your mail at your new address.

#3: Waiting to Pack

Packing up a house takes much longer than most people estimate. Don’t wait until the last minute to start packing. If you have to do it in a rush, you could end up with broken items, things you can’t find, and lack of organization when you get to your new home.

When it comes to helping you avoid rookie mistakes when moving, count on a professional moving company. Contact the team of experts at Nilson Van and Storage to help make your first move seamless and low stress.

3 Pointers When Moving with Several Automobiles

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Moving with automobiles is pretty common. But what if you have more cars than drivers? If you’re moving across town, it’s easy to go back and forth and move your cars, but if your move is across the state or the country, the logistics get more complicated. There are ways to manage your move, however, including your vehicles. Take a look at three pointers from the pros.

1: Determine Your Move Date

The first thing to do is to determine your move date. Once you know when your closing is or when you sign your lease or when the kids start school, schedule your move with your moving company. Having the date down is critical.

2: Talk to Your Insurance Company

Most insurance policies cover incidents that could occur during a move, but it’s good to be sure. Contact your agent and verify your coverage for all of your vehicles, whether it’s a car, truck, motorcycle, jet ski, or snowmobile. Make sure it covers everything related to moving.

3: Consider the Costs

Many professional moving companies provide vehicle transportation services. Get an estimate from your movers on the cost of relocating your vehicles. It often depends on the size and weight of the vehicle, whether it’s operable, and the distance to your new home.

Are you moving and taking your automobiles with you? If you have more cars than drivers, you’re going to need some help. Nilson Van and Storage has got you covered. Contact them for a free estimate to transport your automobiles to your new home.

Getting Smart With: Storage Services and Your Next Move

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Most people don’t think about storage services when they’re planning for a relocation, but it can be a smart move during your next move. Take a look at what you need to know.

Short-Term Storage

There are many reasons you might need short-term storage during your move. If you’re building a new construction home, you might need to store your belongings between the sale of your existing home and moving into your new one. You might need storage if your buyer requests a quick closing before you can move into your new house. Or you might sell your home before you’ve found your next one. All of these are reasons for smart storage options during a move.

Because You Never Know

If you’re moving to a new home, issues can arise when you least expect them. For example, if you’re moving to a state in hurricane territory during hurricane season, your move could face delays due to extreme weather. Your moving company can’t keep your household items on a truck indefinitely. Instead, putting them in secure storage is a better option until the delay, and the weather has passed. You never know what might come up, and when it does, smart storage services can save the day.

Not every relocation needs access to storage. When it does, you want to feel secure that your moving company is working in your best interest to find smart solutions to keep your belongings safe. Nilson Van and Storage has the experienced professionals and access to storage facilities to give you peace of mind during your move. Contact them today to find out more.

4 Ways to Prepare for Moving Electronics During an Office Move

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Electronics are among the most significant considerations during an office move. The sheer volume of electronic equipment most offices have, not to mention the value of all of it, can make moving it seem daunting. We have four foolproof ways to prep all of it for moving day.

1: Pack by Room or Office

Don’t pack all of your equipment and stack it in one place. Pack it by room, office, or location. Packing this way will help prevent confusion as you pack as well as when you unpack at your destination.

2: Wrap Carefully

You do not want to get to your new location and find broken electronics when it’s time to get back to work. Wrap your electronics carefully with plenty of cushioning. If you happened to keep the original boxes, even better. Pack in them if you can.

3: Mark All Boxes

Nothing is worse in an office move than getting to your destination and not being able to identify what items are in which box. Carefully marking each box and piece of electronic equipment will ensure they get to the right location for the right person at your new office space.

4: Watch the Temperature

Make sure your electronics won’t be sitting in extreme temperatures during your move. A reliable moving company will be sure to watch the temperatures, so you don’t end up with damaged equipment.

An office move is a huge undertaking, and packing your electronic equipment can be overwhelming. Instead of using your valuable time and energy organizing this aspect of your move, leave it to the professionals. The experts at Nilson Van and Storage have extensive experience with office and corporate moves and can handle all of your electronic equipment packing. Contact them today for a free estimate.

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