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3 Major Mistakes Most People Make When Moving


Moving can be very stressful, even in the best of circumstances, but making major mistakes in the process can make it even worse. Before you dive in, take notice of these three major mistakes most people make when moving, so you can avoid them.

Mistake #1: Waiting Until the Last Minute

Preparing for a move almost always takes longer than you think it will. Don’t wait until the last minute to start planning and packing. Waiting can leave you scrambling to get everything done before the moving van arrives.

Mistake #2: Hiring an Inexperienced Moving Company

The best way to get an accurate quote, great customer service, and a safe, well-managed move is by hiring an experienced moving company. Going with whoever is cheapest is not necessarily your best option. You put your budget, your belongings, and your sanity on the line when you go with an unknown.

Mistake #3: Doing it Yourself

When you’re in college, it’s easy to move yourself from your dorm to your first apartment, but there comes a point when moving yourself is a big mistake. First of all, as you get older, friends are much less willing to haul your furniture around. Second, as you build a family and a home, you have more belongings that require moving, and more valuables that need protection and proper packing. Third, you want insurance protection and liability coverage that only a professional moving company can offer.

Are you ready to make a move? Avoid major moving mistakes with the help of Nilson Van and Storage. Contact us today for more information on moving dos and don’ts and for a free quote for our professional moving services.

3 Ways We Make Military Storage Easy


Military moves can be complicated, and so can any military storage needs that go with them. Military personnel face deployment or relocation at any time. Whether it’s across the country or across the world, you might find yourself needing storage for your belongings. If and when you do, Nilson Van and Storage has got you covered. Take a look at three ways we make military storage easy.

#1: Non-Temporary Storage

At Nilson Van and Storage, we understand that the term “temporary” to military personnel can mean something very different than what it means to civilians when it comes to storage. No matter how long your deployment or long-term training overseas, or if you find yourself in on-base housing that simply isn’t big enough for all of your belongings, we will keep your items stored safely.

#2: The Services You Need

When you receive notice for relocation or deployment, we can handle a short timeline for getting your belongings to storage. If you need packing services, we can provide them, including boxes and packing supplies. Once you’re ready, we will pick up and transport the items for storage and secure them in a climate-controlled facility. You can rest easy knowing your belongings are safe and secure while you’re away.

#3: Peace of Mind

We understand that being in another part of the world can leave you open to anxiety about what you can’t control back home, including your household items. Instead of giving away your stuff or selling it online, keep the things that are important to you. They’ll be here, safe and sound when you return.

Moving across the world can be stressful, but we want your storage experience to be a piece of cake. Put your trust in Nilson Van and Storage for your military storage needs, so you can breathe easy knowing your belongings are in good hands.

Hiring Movers: What It Means for Your Corporate Relocation


Is your company moving from one location to another? Corporate relocation requires specific planning and logistics. Hiring the right moving company can make all the difference in the success of your relocation. Here are the biggest benefits to hiring an experienced moving professional.

Keep Your People Working

Disruption to your workflow not only impacts your business, but it also affects your employees. Change is hard enough without a move that throws their daily routine into chaos. An experienced moving company will get all of your equipment to your new location quickly and safely, so your staff can be up and running in as little time as possible.

Equipment Safety and Protection

At Nilson Van and Storage, we understand that you can’t just throw office equipment into a truck and hope for the best. We have the knowledge and experience to get your office furniture and sensitive electronic and computer equipment from your old location to your new one safely.

Save Time, Stay on Budget

Only an experienced professional moving company can help you save time on your move while keeping you on budget. Nilson Van and Storage can handle all of your packing, shipping, and unpacking so your business can hit the ground running at your new location. We also understand that your bottom line is a priority, and we’ll give you an accurate quote you can count on.

Corporate relocations require knowledge and expertise to go smoothly, stay on budget, and keep your downtime to a minimum. Nilson Van and Storage has what your business needs to get it done right and on time. Contact us today for a free quote for your corporate move.

What to Look for When Booking Professional Movers


Are you gearing up for a move and getting ready to book professional movers? Before you hire the first listing in a Google search, take a look at the most important things to look for in a moving company.

Good Reviews

Company reviews are easier to find than ever. With online review sites like Yelp, Google My Business, and Angie’s List, you can find customer reviews at your fingertips. Keep your eye on the verified customer posts first and look for responses from the company when there are complaints. This will tell you a lot about the business before you hire them.

Insurance and Licensing

It’s critical that you only hire a licensed and insured moving company. If not, you are liable for any damage to your belongings and potentially for any injury that might occur in the process of moving you from one residence to another.

Rates and Pricing

Your budget is a top priority, so rates and pricing are important when looking for a mover. Don’t go with whoever is cheapest, however, or you could end up with an inexperienced, careless moving company. Be sure to find out how they charge and what their different rates cover. This is especially important if you want them to pack your belongings as well as move them.

Moving is stressful, no matter how you slice it. But the right moving company can help it go smoothly and keep it as low stress as possible. Nilson Van and Storage has been moving people for over 70 years. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your upcoming move.

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