Posts Tagged ‘packing advise’

Packing To Move Preparation | Florida Moving Systems, Inc

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving out of state, moving services, moving tips, north american van lines, packing, packing advise, professional mover, professional movers

Packing-prep-fl-movePacking Prep

When packing yourself, have everything properly packed and ready for loading the evening before moving day.  Leave out only the things you’ll need that night.  the next morning, and immediately at your destination for last-minute packing. Basic guidelines to make packing a snap:
  • Make a schedule, allowing enough time leading up to moving day
  • Pack items in the basement, garage, or attic first – these items usually aren’t needed right away
  • Stay organized by packing room by room
  • Designate work areas in each room
  • When a room is completed, sort cartons by light, medium and heavy – limit your heaviest cartons to 50 pounds each
  • Clearly label cartons or items that you do not want to transport on the van

Pack For Success

It’s recommended that your Florida Moving Systems, Inc. (North American Van Lines) pacer handle the following:
  • Marble or glass tabletops, heavy wall ornaments and mirrors 40″ x 60″ or larger
  • Pool table
  • Bulky, fragile items like large trophies, statues, chandeliers, etc.
  • Major appliances
Your self-packed cartons will need to be inspected by your packer before they can be loaded.  If items are improperly packed or cartons are susceptible to damage, they may need to repack them before thy can be safely transported. Here are a few more suggestions for a successful pack:
  • Empty drawers of breakables, spillables, non-transportable items and anything that would puncture or damage other items
  • Keep all parts or pairs of things together – for example, curtain rod hangers, mirror bolts, and other small hardware items should be placed in plastic bags and taped securely to the article to which they belong
  • Pack small, fragile, individually wrapped items separately or a few together in small boxes, cushioning with crushed or shredded paper.  Place small boxes in a single large bx, filling in spaces with crushed paper
  • Put a special mare (the number 1, or the letter A) on cartons you want to unpack first at your destination

Transporting Your Plants

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, healthy living, moving advise, moving out of state, moving tips, north american van lines, packing, packing advise, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation allows plants to be transported if the trip is less than 150 miles and transport time is under 24 hours.  However, some states quarantine plants at all times.  Overall, moving companies can’t ensure proper care for transporting plants and unfortunately, cannot be held responsible for their final condition.  Check with us at Florida Moving Systems, Inc (A North American Van Lines Agent) to see if plants are allowed for your move. transporting-house-plants-fl-move If you still wish to attempt transport on your own, keep the following in mind:
  • Allow your plants to store extra energy by giving them extra sunlight several weeks prior to moving day
  • Prune back overgrown leaves and branches one month prior to moving
  • Reduce feeding to minimize growth
  • Water thoroughly the day before moving
  • Stabilize the plant in a sturdy carton to prevent tipping

May Is National Moving Month

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, Moving Estimate, moving out of state, moving services, moving tips, moving to new state, nation wide mover, national moving company, north american van lines

NAVL_boxmover3May is National Moving Month, a time we like to celebrate by spreading the word about how to find, hire, and work with moving companies in your area. Moving to a new home can be a stressful undertaking for any family, so by taking the time to select a mover compatible with your needs and budget, you can enjoy a more streamlined process from start to finish.

Now that’s something worth celebrating!

  • Every moving company you consider should be registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Florida Moving Systems, Inc. is Registered)
  • A personal connection means something…especially in the world of moving companies. Your provider should come to your house to make an in-home valuation. If they try to make arrangements or give quotes via phone only, it’s time to keep looking.  Get a FREE QUOTE HERE ONLINE and a certified moving specialist will give you a call to go over details.
  • May is National Moving Month for a reason—this is the time of year when packing up and relocating starts in earnest. Book your moving company early in order to secure the best dates, as they might not be available as the busy summer season begins.
  • The payment process your moving company uses matters. Almost all reputable companies make an estimate, provide a contract to guarantee those terms, and then require payment upon delivery. Too big a departure from this process could be a red flag.
  • Questions to ask yourself about your local mover:  Do you want the movers to do all the packing and heavy lifting? Do you need firm delivery dates? Will you need to have your belongings stored for a few weeks until you get settled in? Avoid confusion later on down the road by getting all these details hammered out before you sign the contract.
  • If you’re at all worried about your belongings, take out the extra insurance. Although it may cost you a few extra bucks, the peace of mind you get from knowing your shipment is protected against loss or damage is well worth the investment.
  • Always pack an Open Me First box when you’re moving a long distance. Pack this one up before the movers arrive, and put anything in it you’ll need during those first few hours at home. You may even want to keep this box with you, since delays on the road could prevent it from reaching you as soon as you’d like.
  • Organization is always your friend, but never more so than when moving. As soon as you start searching for a moving company, keep a folder with all your quotes, estimates, contracts, inventory lists, and other information. This folder should stay with you (i.e., not get packed up on the truck) so you can refer to it whenever you need.
  • Don’t be afraid to rely on technology. Moving apps make it easy for you to keep tabs on your inventory and prepare for the big move (in fact, some of them providing moving countdowns so you know what needs to be done and when) so you never feel overwhelmed.
Source:  NAVL

A Few Reminders When Moving With A Pet

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Awareness, Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, moving advise, north american van lines, packing advise, pets, professional mover

Before moving your pet, here are some important reminders:
  • Schedule an examination by a veterinarian
  • Your veterinarian may suggest a tranquilizer or other precautionary measure
  • Obtain copies of your pet’s health and vaccination records and update identification tags
moving-with-pets-fl-moveIf you will travel by air, contact the airline well in advance to check regulations and services and to make reservations.  Book a weekday flight when there tends to be more cargo room.  Also, try to book a direct flight to reduce your pet’s confinement time.

Select a portable air-transport kennel that’s large enough for your pet to stand and move around.  Most airlines sell or rent these special carriers.  let your pet get accustomed to the kennel in advance of the trip.  mark the container “Live Animal”, and affix a label that includes your pet’s name, new address, phone number and special handling instructions.

If you will travel by car, acquaint your pet with car travel by taking it for short drives around the neighborhood. moving-with-pets-car-fl-move Don’t feed your pet for several hours prior to your trip.  Do, however, pack a canteen of fresh, cool water and stop frequently for drinks and walks.

If you stay overnight in a hotel, determine ahead of time if pets are welcome.  Finally (and this is important for ALL pets at all times) Never leave an animal unattended in a car.

Even in moderately warm weather, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in just a few minutes.  Conversely, in winter months, the temperature can drop will below freezing before you realize it.

Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel by car in their cages, provided the cage is stable, properly ventilated, and protected from drafts.  Covering the cage may help to keep your pet calm.

Happy Moving!!!

How Not To Lose Business During An Office Move

Written by trishfms on . Posted in central florida moving, logistics, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, moving services, moving tips, nation wide mover, national moving company, north american van lines, packing, professional mover, professional movers, professional moving company, storage

Fl-Move-Slider3   When it comes to moving your business, it can seem like an inevitability that you will face down time, unavailable hours and lost business. Transitioning from one office or professional space to another is most certainly no easy task—coordinating the logistics of computers and phones, to office furniture and equipment can initially seem next to impossible.

However, moving your business successfully doesn’t have to include a marathon session of headaches! Planning your office transition effectively can provide a stress-free and optimistic experience.

  Coordinate

A large part of preparing your office for the incoming rush will be to communicate the upcoming move as effectively as possible—after all, what better way to utilize the talents of your team than to involve them directly in the process of their own transition?

Advising every team and department on the logistics of the move will prove an effective way to allow them to coordinate their own projects, equipment, and packing of personal things to ensure that the overall move is delegated seamlessly and fluidly.

  Cover all the Bases

Ensuring that you review the details of your move and opt for the most effective moving package can prevent a lot of undue logistical confusion. While personal moves will largely come down to which services and perks appeal to your personal preference, moving an office is no easy task for anyone, and can benefit highly from full-service or similar plans. You won’t want to be personally lugging desks and PC towers into a truck on a Wednesday morning, and your customers won’t want to wait around the extra time either!

Let Clients Know

Communication will prove to be key when dealing with a professional transition—be sure to reach out to any regular clients or customers in advance and make them aware of the fact that you’ll be undergoing a change in location.

Planning around a disruption in communication for 1-2 days can prove invaluable in not only keeping your current clients happy, but maintaining long-term client relationships as well. If your clientele is made aware of a shift in schedule, you’ll be much less likely to lose potential business by people being frustrated at the inability to get in touch.

Prep your New Location

If you plan on hitting the ground running in your new office space, you can have a productive, albeit rough, first day. Confirm the working order of telephone and electrical wiring, in addition to ensuring your internet connections are ready to go.

Consider setting up a handful of preliminary, temporary workspaces featuring a communal phone or computer, so that your team can hop on with high-importance clients and keep things running smoothly during the hectic transition.

Source:  NAVL Blog

Request a FREE Quote