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Four Fantastic Office Moving Tips

On the Liberty Bell Moving Group blog, we write a lot of blogs about how to move your house more effectively. Why you should let professionals pack your house up instead of doing it yourself. Labeling boxes so you know where to put them in your house. But what about office moving tips?

In the grander scheme of things, businesses across America move premises almost as often as most families. And when they do, they’ve got to find movers, just like anybody else.

Join us, today, as we discuss four professional office moving tips to make changing your place of business easier.

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Start Six Months Early

This is more of a tip for finding a new property to work from than moving more easily, but it’s so important you can just call it a freebie from us.

Start searching office leases at least six months out from when you want to move in. Unlike houses and apartments, office properties can actually be quite difficult to get set up properly in a short time. Everything from installing the Internet and phone lines to moving in furniture can take weeks and months to carry out.

You’d be surprised how many hold ups moving into an office can bring. Look for leases six months ahead of the big day, and get your moving, installations and renovations out of the way early.

Figure Out What You Want To Keep

Much like when you move houses, a relocation is a great chance to clear out some of the clutter of your old life. Look into new furniture and all the other trappings you’ll need to make your new space your own, but also consider cutting down.

Throw out items that don’t match your new space or decor. Sure, you could try to find ways to incorporate them, or you could leave the space open and minimalize your new look. Remember, space is a resource in your new location – the more you have of it, the greater your potential is. Fill up spaces with items and furniture that make sense, and don’t rush to do too much.

Get Moving Estimates Early  

Every move is unique and it’s hard to say that one way of doing it is better than another, when a move could be good or bad depending on the context.

But we can safely say that if you’re waiting until the last minute to get estimates for your move, you’re making a mistake. This is your business. You need to make sure you’re bringing in a licensed professional with a ton of great reviews and years of experience to their name. There are a lot of extra logistics to consider when it comes to business over residential moves.

Try to get estimates at least two months ahead of the move date. Meet with your prospective mover to see what they expect, time and payment-wise. Never assume it’s “just going to be a simple move” – make someone tell you how simple it’s actually going to be.

Make A Checklist

In moving as in life, a good checklist can save your life.

  • Check utilities companies, service providers, and moving companies for availability.
  • Arrange with these companies ahead of time, and be ready to wait on hold for best results.
  • Create a timeline for your renovation work. If you have firm dates by which each step needs to be done, you’ll know when you fall behind.
  • Reserve elevators and building access with the property manager.

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Ultimately, any move you plan for is going to go better than a move you leave for the day to figure out. If you do your research, call your movers and building manager, and keep a level head, you’ll be able to move your business, no sweat.

Interested in more great office moving tips? Just looking for someone to move your office? Check out our other great blog pieces, or get in touch with us today, and move your home, office, school, or other space the right way,

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Why You Should Donate Before Your Next Big Move

It’s not every day most people move houses.

Maybe you’re especially nomadic and you find yourself in new homes every few years. Maybe you’ve changed offices a few times in the last year. Regardless of how often you pack up your life and move into a new space, you’ll know the feeling of looking down at a floor full of boxes and thinking “Do I really need all of this?”

Have you considered donating?

There’s a good chance you should.

Join us, today, as we take a closer look at five great reasons you should be donating your stuff ahead of your next big move.

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You’ll Save On Your Move

When you’re looking at a house full of furniture and items that hold meaning for you, it can be hard to choose ones to simple “say goodbye” to. But the truth is, the first thing you need to know about donating items before the move is that you’re really only doing yourself a favor.

Because you’ll be saving money. When a moving company calculates your overall cost based on the weight of your belongings, it makes sense to donate what you can and keep those numbers low.

An Opportunity To Declutter

Next on our list of reasons to donate before your next big move is the fact that donating your excess belongings helps to simplify things. What things? Everything.

Moving to a house and having less stuff, overall, to unpack means less work to do. You’ll be able to set yourself up for a day-long move, with no unnecessary fuss or excess work. More than that, your new home or office will benefit from a sleek, uncluttered look, and you’ll be able to bring in new furniture as and when you need them.

A Chance To Give Back

One of the more obvious benefits to donating your unwanted items lies in giving back to the people in the community around you. It may sound simple, but the emotional reward from donating household items to people who don’t have any of their own is immeasurable.

Look into local charities that service people you connect with. Do your research, and you’re guaranteed to find an organization that you support and whose beneficiaries speak to you. With so many options to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Save Time (And Frustration)

Donating items can help to simplify your actual moving process, as well.

People often underestimate how much time and effort will go into their moving days, telling themselves things like “It’s just moving a few boxes” or “If I load one, I can load 10”.

With less to move, you’ll shorten your move time, taking hours off of your total time spent. It’ll also be physically easier to do, meaning less chance of being frustrated with unwieldy boxes, uncooperative furniture, and other heavy items.

Get Rid Of What You Don’t Need

Boiling the donation process down to its most basic benefit, it has to be said that donating items means getting rid of stuff you honestly don’t need anymore. Which makes sense, if you look at household items on an individual level. If you had a TV in every room of the house where you could use a TV, and then you had another TV, you’d get rid of the spare.

It’s the same with other unnecessary household items. If you don’t need it, it’s reasonable to get rid of it.

Moving Houses? Consider Donating

If you’re moving house, and swimming in excess boxes, furniture and other superfluous items, the question you’re likely asking yourself is, “What do I do with all of this?”

The answer is: “Donate it”.

Looking for more insightful moving tips, ahead of your next big move? Check out some of our awesome blog posts, and move the right way, today!

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Adapting To A New Home

Moving out of state is an adventure all on its own, but it is one full of as much excitement as it is an effort. One part of the adventure, however, that is often overlooked is the adaption to the new home. The United States is a combination not just of multiple states, but of multiple climates and elevations. A state to state move can involve you relocating to a vastly different climate that will have various effects on your health. For instance, moving from Colorado to Florida is going to have two major changes on the body. For one Colorado has cold weather that can easily get below freezing whereas Florida rarely even has to worry about ice on anything besides their drinks. Going from a colder climate to a warmer one, you will find yourself sweating faster and quickly running out of breathe while out in the heat.

You might also suffer from the change in elevation. Colorado has mountain ranges while Florida’s highest points tend to be an overpass. Luckily going from higher elevations to lower elevations tends to be easier than the reverse. Someone moving from Florida to Colorado will find their body struggling to adapt to the change in elevation. This is because at higher elevations the air is thinner, meaning there is less oxygen to breathe. While there is plenty to survive, you will find yourself quickly running out of breathing until your body adapts. If you are an athletic person, make sure to pace yourself when running. You won’t be able to run as far or as hard at first.

There are other changes to consider when moving from one state to another. One thing that you need to consider is how much pollen will be in the air. Some states don’t have much pollen while others have clouds of it. Which brings us to the point of allergies. Make sure you’re not moving to an area that is going to bother you more than you are going to enjoy it. One of the states with the worst pollen is Kentucky, along with Tennessee. The general area is heavy with pollen. One of the states considered the best for people with allergies is California.

When you move to a new state, it should be an exciting new adventure. So plan ahead and plan accordingly. Let your body adapt to moving to a new location and a new climate. In time you will grow accustomed to the changes and can go full speed into your new life. Before you get there, though, let Liberty Bell Moving Group help you get moved into your new home in your new state.

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Basic Moving Mistakes

Moving is no simple matter, as simple as it might appear to be on the surface. There is a lot to consider, and a lot of mistakes that can come with the process if you don’t plan ahead. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of packing, going frantic because the deadline to get out of your old place is coming up fast and you still have a whole house to put in boxes and find a way to get them to the new place. You might want to pack the coffee pot last because you are going to need quite a few cups to get everything done and ready on time. Below we are going to list a few of the common mistakes that turn a move into a nightmare. Especially if it is an out of state move. Out of state moving without a plan is sure to cause some grey hairs and worry wrinkles.

Make your move easier by making sure to avoid these common mistakes. Trust us, it will be worth the extra effort to have the move done right.

No Plan: You should never just go with the flow when moving. You need to plan every step of the way. You have deadlines to meet when it comes to moving. There is typically a certain date that you need to be out of the old house by. You will also have a move in date for the new home, and if you arrive too early you might be stuck with a truck full of boxes with no place to put them. When you are ready to move, make sure you have a plan, and make sure that plan gives you plenty of time to pack everything, load it up, fill out any paperwork that needs to be filled out and to say goodbye to everyone.

No Budget: Moving can come with a lot of expenses, some that are easy to overlook. You have to look at how you are going to move your things, and how much it is going to cost. You have to look at travel expenses to get to the new home and how much to turn on utilities for it. You will most likely be eating out the first couple of days while you get everything situated so that is more money you have to spend. Then there is the chance that you will need new furniture for the new house. When you make that moving plan, might sure you factor the budget into it as well. Do a little research and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the move.

Unorganized Packing: On top of the common moving mistakes there is a whole subgenre of packing mistakes to go with it. Some very common packing mistakes include:

  • Not Marking Boxes
  • Packing Heavy Objects Into Large Boxes.
  • Spending Too Much on Packing
  • Mixing Rooms

Not marking boxes means lots of opening boxes to see what room they belong in. When you have to open a ton of boxes it can take up a lot of extra time. When you pack too many heavy objects into large boxes, you are going to strain to lift and move them around. When it comes to packing, remember things like newspaper and even cardboard boxes can be easy to come across if you are smart. Don’t go all out spending money on packing supplies if you don’t have to. Finally, make sure each box is assigned to a room or theme. When you put multiple rooms or themes into the same boxes, it can get confusing and waste time.

Avoid these mistakes and the move will be a lot easier in the long run. To make things even more simple, contact Liberty Bell Moving Group. Rather you are moving from California to Oregon or California all the way to New York, we can get you an estimate and help you make the move.

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Easy Ways To Move Things

So you decided you want to move to a different state, now it’s time to get everything ready. That was the easiest part of the move, now the hard parts come up. Now you have to start packing things and getting them ready for the move. The problem is that moving things typically involves heavy boxes and furniture. While you can have movers take it from the apartment to the truck, you still have to pack it all up and get it ready. This can mean packing a box and moving it so you can start filling the next one. You also need to move furniture to clean up behind it so you get that security deposit back. What are the easiest ways to move things? Keep reading and you will find out.

   The best part is that many of these things will be either free or low costing. Especially if you have friends.

   Friends & Family: Speaking of having friends, the more the merrier when it comes to moving heavy objects. Instead of moving things by yourself invite some friends over to help. You might have to spend some money ordering pizza for everyone to say thank you, but it will make the process easier and more fun.

   2-Wheeler: The staple of the moving industry, the 2 wheelers has been making moving easier for years. While it is a simple device made of 2 wheels, a handle for you, and a platform for lifting items, it makes moving items incredibly easy. You can purchase one at several stores or ask your friends, chances are at least one has a 2-wheeler you can borrow.

   Straps: There are moving straps made specifically for moving heavy items. You will need someone to help you move while using straps. The basic principle is the straps go beneath what is being moved and around either the shoulders or the arms of the people moving it. This gives them a better grip and more support when lifting.

   Moving is an adventure, don’t let it become a burden by wearing yourself out or maybe even injuring yourself. Use friends, tools, and Liberty Bell Moving Group to make it as effortless as possible. Liberty Bell Moving Group can help create a free quote so you can know your basic moving expenses ahead of time.

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The Best Way To Move

Some people dream of moving across the county to living somewhere new and exciting. You are not one of those people, however, because you are packing up and you are making that move. No more big dreams of what it would be like to live in Florida, you are going to go find out yourself. All that you have to do is figure out how to pack everything up and move it over there. Often times that can be one of the most complicated parts of moving from one state to the next, deciding how everything you own is going to come with you. When it comes to this question, there are three main options you have for deciding the best way to move. The first is to rent a truck and drive it to your new home, the second is to hire someone to do it, and the third is to sell everything and start over. Which option is best for you? While let’s break the options all down.

It should be noted that moving from one state to another is a lot different from moving locally. Even if you have moved locally before it doesn’t mean that moving from one state to the other is going to be just as easy. There are a lot of things that need to be considered. Moreso if you have a whole family moving with you.

Moving Yourself: Moving yourself is great because you are in control of everything. It’s also not so great because you have to carry everything yourself from your old home to the truck, and from the truck to your new home. It takes more time, a good deal more effort, and we haven’t even started on the drive from one point to another. First, you need to know how to drive a moving truck. They operate a little differently than a normal vehicle, especially since the overall size and length is so different. You have to know how to take turns or you will be running over curves. Not only can this take down signs and damage the truck, it can damage your items. You don’t want that box of dishes being tossed around because you didn’t take a turn wide enough and hit the curve. On top of that, there are the expenses of the move. You have to pay for the moving truck, the mileage on the truck, the gas for the truck, the food along the way, lodging if you can’t make it in one day, and the normal costs to bring your family vehicle with you as well. Overall it can get pretty frustrating and expensive.

Hiring Someone: Hiring someone frees up many of the issues associated with moving yourself. For one, you don’t have to carry all that heavy furniture to the moving truck you are paying to sit there while you load it up. You still have to do the packing and have to take inventory of your belongings. Even the best of us can make mistakes, and making an inventory of your belongings makes sure nothing is left behind. It also saves you having to drive the truck, or learning how to drive the truck. You just have to worry about getting yourself there. You can enjoy the drive, visit some sites, and not worry about keeping literally everything you own safety. Your family vehicle also costs a lot less than a moving truck. Finally, after making that long drive, you don’t have to deal with unloading a truck. Personally, I don’t feel like even feel like standing after a long drive, much less do the heavy lifting.

Selling Everything: Some people, especially people who don’t have much to move, or have too much to move, will sell most of their belongings before moving. The idea is to sell everything, head to the new location, and buy all new furniture. The good parts of doing this are that you save a lot of money on moving costs, and in fact may make money off it. Sell enough and you don’t even need a moving vehicle, just pack up your vehicle and head out. Being a digital age, you can even order new furniture online and have it waiting for you when you get there. The downside to this will be that used furniture sells for less than new furniture costs. You may have paid $1,000 for that new couch, but you might get $300 for it now, which won’t pay for the $1,000 new couch you need when you get there. You either have to run around and hope you find decently priced used furniture or you have an empty house until you can afford all the new furniture. The other negative is that you might be able to sell everything in a week, or you might advertise it for months before actually moving and not even sell half of it.

Of course, the best course of action also depends on your moving situation. If you don’t have much, either living with a family member or just renting a room, then maybe selling everything really is the best course of action. If you have a family to move across the country, hiring someone would become the better option for you. If you like doing a lot of heavy lifting and driving large trucks then don’t let us stop you from doing it all on your own. If you are looking to hire someone, you can contact Liberty Moving Group.