Hard-to-ove Household Items: Importance of Your Moving Insurance Coverage

Hard-to-ove Household Items: Importance of Your Moving Insurance Coverage

Depending upon your insurance coverage and the policies set forth by your moving company, there are some household items that you’re better off moving yourself. Take, for instance, your jewelry. As you review your inventory with your moving company, you’ll probably be asked to fill out a separate document which asks you for a list of your high value possessions.

The household items on this list should receive additional coverage in the event of loss, so make it your mission to ensure that all of your “high-value” possessions are recorded. Otherwise, they’ll receive “standard” coverage, which will be inadequate.

In any event, many would argue that you’re better off moving your jewelry and other priceless or irreplaceable household items – such as heirloom glassware, small antiques or valuable collections — by yourself, simply for the sake of peace of mind.

Is shipping with movers safer? That’s anyone’s guess. If you’ve found a highly-recommended moving company with whom you’re comfortable, and you’ve decided to have the movers transport your most valuable household items, be sure to notify them — both verbally and in writing — before packing begins so that your special goods may be labeled accordingly and transported with additional care. Get receipts in writing when goods are picked up. Also, it makes sense to make a photo record of valued household items.

Hiring The Right Movers For Office Relocation

Hiring The Right Movers For Office Relocation

Choosing reputable US Transit movers to help you move your office is exceptionally significant. Any delay will tantamount to revenue lost and a wasted possibility to earn. Not only that, you also need to keep safe your important office records and equipment.

Try to find movers with lengthy years of experience which are more likely to provide the best doable services. They have trained team well experienced in this line of industry. They likewise have the required equipment and trucks to relocate your items in shorter length of time; hence you can carry on with your business right away.

Expensive fees are not always equal to good services. US Transit can deliver the same level of services to that of costly movers. When looking for a moving company ask as many questions as possible. Be certain that you get the information you need. Ask if they have the necessary licenses, what insurances they give, do they own the trucks or if they simply hire another company. You may wish to get the moving company with their own trucks. There are greater probabilities that your office equipment being late if the moving company will simply consign trucks to deliver your items compared if they have their own.

Ask some colleagues. You can individually ask a handful of colleagues if they have any referrals. If you don’t have the time, movers like US Transit have their own sites. 

Always have a plan B. Sometimes moving companies gets incredibly occupied and you fail to hire your chosen movers. It is advised that when hiring a moving company that you choose at least three movers of your choice. In situations like summer when movers are incredibly occupied due to the big number of people relocating, you need to have a substitute. You don’t like being behind schedule for the reason that the moving company you hire doesn’t appear. It is best that you are ready.

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Tips in Packing the Kitchen

Tips in Packing the Kitchen

Nomads have it easy when they move. Moving the kitchen is a no-brainer issue for them. They simply bring the whole caboodle with them wherever they go, pots, pans and cutlery, (excluding the kitchen sink of course!) and they just swoop them up in one go, but not for city-dwellers. Packing up and moving the kitchen is such major issue – especially for those who have not experienced moving in their life. Packing up is such a daunting task and requires a good deal of organization skills.

What to do when one is clueless in packing and kitchen moving? Here are some helpful tips from US Transit for the first time movers:

Get a big box for things to discard. Chances are there are a lot of unnecessary kitchen doodads and gadgets stashed around the kitchen. Check the pantry and drawers for any unneeded things. Donate them, or put up a garage sale. Label the box – For Sale/For Donation.

Pack the big appliances

Refrigerator. Make sure the refrigerator has been defrosted at least a day before moving day. Get rid of the all the contents. Clean all drawers, walls and shelves using a soft cloth. See to it that you read the owner’s manual. Wrap shelves with bubble wrap or towels and tape them together. Tape down drawers and the refrigerator doors. Don’t forget to tape the electrical cord. Wrap it around a cardboard box or bubble wrap for protection.

Stove. Clean the stove top and the oven. Tape down the oven racks and place them on the bottom rung of the oven. Tape the stove door. Tape the electrical cord. Wrap it around a large cardboard box for protection.

Dishwasher. Check the owner’s manual before removing and draining the water. Take away all the dishes, cups and cutlery. Tape down the racks and the basket. Tape the door shut. Tape the electrical cord. Wrap it around a large cardboard box for protection.

Pack the breakables. For glassware, china, dishes and cups, prepare a moving box for each item. Layer the bottom box with newspaper for cushion. Wrap each piece of glassware of cup or dish in blank newsprint paper or bubble wrap and tape it. Place wrapped cups or glasses on upright position. Place a cardboard or a wad of newspaper on top of the glasses and fill sides with crumpled newspaper for added cushion and protection. Keep layering until the top of the box. Tape the box and label and mark “Fragile.” Do the same procedure with the china and other breakable objects.

Pack the pots and pans in one moving box. Make sure the breakable pots and pans are wrapped in small kitchen towels or bubble wraps before placing them in the moving box.

Finally, make sure all the boxes are marked and labeled for easier unpacking.

Enjoy the packing up and kitchen moving. And go ahead pat yourself for a job well done. For further moving assistance, contact US Transit.

How to Pack the Pool Table

How to Pack the Pool Table

For a person who loves sports, it’s always nice to have things like pool tables in home. The bravado feeling while being classy and stylish all at once is what a pool table gives you and the feeling is quite irresistible. So now you are moving and moving a pool table is just a terrifying thought.. Does it really possible?

Moving pool table is not as hard as it seems. These are the easy things to remember when packing or moving your pool table:

Contact the local movers

This is the easiest way of handling this. With their help, you can just sit back, relax, and maybe even grill yourself some sizzling steak while they do it. In just a matter of minutes… voila! Your table is packed! Awesome right?! If you want your moving process to be stress free, call them.

Usage of Proper Equipments

If there’s one thing that you must have when packing a pool table, that’d be a four wheeled dolly. This can spell the difference of your packing being successful and less stressful, or disastrous while being stressed like hell. This equipment helps in the lifting process and this can save you A LOT of energy.

Other must have tools are also cartons, bubble wraps, tapes and the usual screw drivers etc.

Disassemble the Table

Many have tried and as they say… and many have failed. Should you decide not to dismantle your table, be prepared for a catastrophic moving process. Even movers dismantles pool tables when they move. If anything, that’s their secret for successfully packing/moving pool tables. Doing this would help them save space and ensure the tables’ safety.

Just a tip though… always keep the manual. Or if you don’t have one, make one when dismantling the table. Remember that many of those who blindly disassemble their tables without keeping track of how they did it end up without having any pool tables in the end. It’s either one, they can’t remember how to put it back, two, they have no idea how to put it back, or three, did I mention they have no idea how to put it back???

So you see, packing pool tables is not that hard. Do not deprive yourself of having the joy of owning a pool table just for the meager reason of moving. Just keep these tips in mind and surely, packing a pool table will be as smooth as a crystal ball.

How to Move a Waterbed

How to Move a Waterbed

You simply don’t want let go of your waterbed, don’t you? Of course, nothing can beat the cushy feeling of sleeping on one. It’s like floating on a cloud of water.

But moving it to your new place entails a lot of hard work. But it’s definitely well worth every drop of your sweat. With careful planning, you can safely move your waterbed in no time. US Transit has helpful tips for you.

Step 1. The first thing you need to do before draining your waterbed by yourself is to contact your waterbed manufacturer regarding draining process of its certain type of mattress. It’s often best to drain mattresses a day before you move.

Step 2. Disassembling your waterbed will depend on the size and drainage methods used. Getting information from the manufacturer on how to drain and disassemble your waterbed is of prime importance. Another thing you need to secure is a protection plan from your mover. Get the exact cost of your waterbed. If you don’t have it, get a current retail cost. Most movers offer full coverage against loss or damage.

Step 3. Before draining, make sure you unplug the heater of the mattress. Give ample time for cooling before draining. This will prevent the heat from scorching or worse, melting your mattress.

Draining mattresses can be accomplished in several ways. For mattresses that don’t have interior baffles, try using the straight siphon method. The draining time is faster if you use an electric pump, which is sold in waterbed store’s accessories. Using a drain pump or a faucet adapter takes longer than two hours—depending on its mattress type and water pressure. Whatever method you use, remember to take out as much water as possible from your waterbed. Another way of ensuring that your waterbed is properly drained is to roll it. Rolling takes away more air out. Just keep a towel handy, as you might get wet in the process as water squirts out. Baffled mattresses should be drained to a point where the mattress resembles beef jerky in wraps. Do this carefully to avoid unwanted stress on repairing your mattress should there be any damage in the draining process. Here’s an important tip to keep in mind, if you intend to store your mattress for more than five weeks, add a mattress conditioner to the water a day before draining to prevent mold and mildew or bacterial build-up. Protect the outside of the mattress with a vinyl cleaner.

Step 4. After completion of the draining process, plug back the hole right away to make sure that it’s sealed in a vacuum-packed way. Keep all the screws, bolts and nuts in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and tape it to the bed’s frame.

Step 5. Fold the mattress into thirds as soon as it’s sealed. Fold from the head to the foot. See to it that the baffles do not shift out of place. Put them back in place when they do.

Step 6. Pack it away in a box. Ensure that it’s carefully packed to avoid unwanted punctures or cuts on the mattress. Pack the heating pad and tube thermometer.

Step 7. Once your waterbed is delivered to your new home, you may ask your moving company representative for the servicing and reassembly of your waterbed. Some moving companies offer these services. Bear in mind, that a waterbed holds roughly 200 gallons of water. So it’s best to determine where you want the waterbed to be placed before filling it. Carefully follow mattress-filling instructions. Do not turn on your heater until the waterbed is completely filled with water. It usually takes several days for a waterbed to warm. Just wait patiently and enjoy the wonderful feeling of sleeping on a floating cloud.

Professional movers can do the task of disassembling furniture even a water bed. So to make things lighter call the US Transit.