Keep Calm and Carry on

Spring fever brings a desire for change. Out with the old, in with the new. New job, new town, new home. Moving can cause stress for everyone. We have a few ideas on how to stay calm and strong! The better prepared and informed you are for your move – the better for your health – and wallet.

Always comparison shop before hiring a mover. Ask about extra fees for tools, dollies, blankets and stairs. Inquire about insurance policy and their contingency plans for bad weather. Inquire what is included in a flat rate. Many people get sticker shock at the end of a moving job.

Check with the buildings you are moving in and out of about their moving policies. Are there service entrances, basement or side entrances? Is Masonite required on the floor? Can you reserve elevators? How late can you schedule your move-in? Is there parking available for moving vehicles?

If you are moving to a new house – check the length of driveway and inquire about any parking policy on the neighborhood street.

The more you know about the moving conditions, the better prepared the moving company will be. Saving you on extra fees and hidden costs! The clearer the communication between you and the foreman on your moving job – the calmer you will be on the day of the move.

When you spring clean – always remember to donate furniture, textiles, appliances and gently used clothes to a tax deductible charity like Goodwill or Salvation Army. Also in many areas, there are now green re/upcycling companies that accept donations.

Finally, be sure to clear your personal calendar on moving day so you are not stressed with work deadlines, soccer games or school plays.

Once you are all moved in – you will have a new spring in your step!

“With the coming of spring, I am calm again”. —Gustav Mahler