International Moving Tips from West Palm Beach Movers

International Moving Tips from West Palm Beach Movers

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International moving has its own set of unique challenges along with the standard issues that arise with any old regular move. Here, at Willie’s Transfer & Storage West Palm Beach movers, we understand very well that an international relocation has a lot more to it than packing up your belongings. With decades of experience in international relocation, we have handled many international moves. Here are some great tips to help make your international move simple and easily manageable.

Clear out your home

Moving out of the country is the ultimate reason to get rid of anything and everything you don’t need. If you haven’t used something for the past year, have a lot of old clothes and other items or have a lot of clutter in your home, start at least 2 months early to clear everything out. Since the weight of your belongings is an important factor, you need to make sure that you only take what you need. If any of your belongings can be purchased at your new location without costing a fortune, give them away or sell them to make room. Starting about 2 months early can help you purge everything that you don’t need.

Pack an open-first box

In reality, it will take a few weeks for your belongings to reach you at your new home. Therefore, it is important that you pack a box full of things you will need immediately. While you may have to buy a lot of new items until your furniture and other belongings get to you, the items in your open-first box will keep you comfortable for the first few days at your new home. You can include toiletries, some food items, utensils, medication and anything else you deem essential in the first few days after the move.

Keep your documents in order

Losing documents during an international relocation can be a total nightmare! Make backups of all of your important documents and create a digital file that you can save on an online storage system such as Dropbox for easy access. Another good idea is to make physical copies of the documents (get them certified if needed) and to leave copies with a trusted friend or family member to pick up in case your originals are lost. Of course, this needs to be done early on to avoid last minute rush which can lead to various complications. The same goes for your digital data. Cloud storage is an excellent option to make sure that you don’t lose everything in case your hardware gets damaged during the move.

Hire a great mover

A mover with plenty of international moving experience can help make your relocation go smoothly and as quickly as possible. With a good mover, you need not worry about details such as packing your items safely and their whereabouts while they are in transition. Instead, you can let the movers handle the hard work while you deal with the new changes in your life, job and to successfully adjust to your new location. While a great mover may cost extra, the expense will be well worth it.

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West Palm Beach, FL 33407

800-373-MOVE (6683)

Author: Kathy Long

West Palm Beach Movers’ Tips on How to Move a Pool Table

West Palm Beach Movers’ Tips on How to Move a Pool Table

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A pool table can be an absolute delight to have at home, but quite a nightmare when the time comes for relocation. In reality, a pool table is one of the most difficult things to move according to West Palm Beach movers. It’s large, heavy, bulky and also easily damaged at the same time. If you are attempting to move a pool table with the DIY approach, you may be making a huge mistake as a lot of things can go wrong. If you have a pool table at your house and need it relocated to your new home, the best option would be to seek out a professional West Palm Beach moving company with pool table moving experience to make sure that it arrives safely and free from expensive damage.

For starters, you may need to disassemble it completely or most of it. It is recommended that you choose movers with previous experience in moving pool tables to make sure that it gets disassembled properly. Be sure to keep any instructions or the manufacturer’s contact details at hand to make sure that your movers have the necessary information should they be needed.

While you may be able to disassemble most of the table, some parts may have to be moved whole to make sure that the table’s construction is not compromised. These parts tend to be large and heavy. This means that strength alone is not enough to move them out of your house into the moving truck (and vice versa at the end of the move). Professional movers have special equipment that makes heavy lifting and hauling easier. Therefore, instead of gathering of your friends, letting the professionals handle the lifting is definitely a good idea.

The next thing to remember is that the separated components of the pool table will have to be properly packed for a safe ride in the moving truck. If you ask professional West Palm movers, they will know how to make sure that the separate pieces are properly wrapped up, labeled and stacked in the truck to prevent them from being damaged during the drive to your new home.

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How to Hire the Best West Palm Beach Moving Company

How to Hire the Best West Palm Beach Moving Company

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If you ask any West Palm Beach moving company, they will tell you that hiring the right moving company is the most important step. In order to make your relocation go smoothly and without unnecessary drama, choosing a great mover is an absolute must. While there are plenty of great West Palm movers around, there are those who are less qualified and in extreme cases, fraudulent. In order to avoid situations where you get a low quote which gets unexpectedly hiked up at the end of the move or leaves you at your new home with damaged belongings, you will need to consider a few important things.

For starters, since you are entrusting these people with your belongings, you need to do a bit of sleuthing to learn more about your options. You will need to conduct a few interviews and to compare at least three quotes before settling on a mover. It must be noted that the cheapest option may not always be the best option when it comes to moving. Obtain a few quotes from a few well-known local movers as the first step. If you have friends or family who has moved recently, you can ask them to recommend some movers. You will need to obtain quotes and to compare them to come up with the best option.

Choosing the best option is not always going for the cheapest or the priciest. Instead, look at the services, reputation and benefits you get from each mover at their price and see whether it looks like a good deal. For instance, a mover with pretty average reviews might offer the lowest rates but you may be making up for the price with worry over damaging your belongings. Therefore, adequate consideration to reputation and professionalism is a must.

Last, but not least, disclose information about all of your belongings so that your movers can provide you with a more accurate quote. If you have any special requirements such as climate controlled trucks or to remove large items from small openings, be sure to alert your movers. This way, your West Palm Beach movers will be able to prepare themselves better for your move and reduce the chances of giving you a surprise price hike at the end of your move.

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Climate Control Storage Facts from West Palm Beach Movers

Climate Control Storage Facts from West Palm Beach Movers

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West Palm Beach movers recommend choosing storage units with climate control for very good reasons. Climate controlled storage units are designed to maintain constant humidity and temperature levels. There is a very high possibility that your belongings may get damaged or become decayed if the storage unit you choose for long term storage is not climate controlled. According to West Palm Beach moving companies, climate control is quite common in storage units nowadays.

The climate can especially be a problem in areas where the summer daytimes are hot and very humid. When items are stored within an enclosed space, the lack of climate control can lead to many issues. Needless to say, even cold temperatures can be a problem when items are placed in storage for a long time. Just about any material including leather, wood, photographs, videotapes and vinyl can become damaged. Items may crack, warp, turn yellow and documents may become unreadable. When you choose a climate controlled storage unit, you ensure a steady and safe temperature to keep your belongings safe.

According to West Palm movers, the ideal humidity level is around 55%. Humidity can cause a range of damages including warping wood, cracking leather items and papers to stick together. Even electronic items, artwork and antiques can become highly damaged due to high moisture levels. Storage units offer humidity control via dehumidifiers.

Needless to say, climate control comes at a price. The cost may be higher but if you are storing particularly valuable and irreplaceable items, a climate controlled unit will be a much better option to save money in the long run. Traditional storage units may suffice in some cases such as storing items that won’t get damaged from climate issues or storing items for a brief period. Nevertheless, if you are storing valuables and would like to ensure their safety and original condition, spending extra on a climate controlled storage unit is definitely worth it.

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Moving From your Apartment – Tips from West Palm Beach Movers

Moving From your Apartment – Tips from West Palm Beach Movers

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Moving from your apartment to a new house is an exciting new chapter in anyone’s life. However, according to West Palm Beach movers, moving from an apartment can be just as stressful as moving form a house. It is very important that you set up a good plan to avoid damages and unnecessary costs.

Needless to say, apartments are generally smaller than a house and have generally less items to carry. However, you will still have to de-clutter and sort out your belongings to make sure that you don’t take anything you don’t need. In some cases, you may have to give up quite a lot of your belongings before you move as your furniture may not match the new house. This means that you have to start preparation early. You can use online platforms or local advertising methods to sell what you don’t need.

As for what you will be taking with you, West Palm moving companies state that there will be a lot of heavy lifting and maneuvering if you are taking furniture. If your large items can be disassembled for moving, then you won’t have to worry about maneuvering a large object. However, in the case you do have large items that have to be transported whole, it is best that you seek the assistance of qualified professional movers.

Packing your belongings room by room is a tried and true packing method employed by moving companies and homeowners. This method works great on apartments as well. Packing your clothes and other belongings on a room by room basis is a great way to save moving costs as well as to reduce last minute hassle.

Of course, there is bound to be at least a few items that you can’t take to your new house, sell or throw away. These call for storage services until you decide what to do with them. The best thing to do would be to choose a mover who also provides storage facilities to make things simpler. If you are moving from an apartment to a house for the first time, there is going to be a lot of changes for which you have to prepare. With the hard work out of the way, you will be able to focus on the new things ahead and to face your relocation, fully prepared and confident.

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Author: Kathy Long