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Tips for International Moving

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If you are planning an international move, you may want to consider some special planning to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Here, at Willie’s Transfer & Storage has been in the business of home and business relocation in West Palm Beach. As an interstate agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving, Willie’s has handled quite a few international relocations. We know how to handle your international move safely and free from hassle.

Start by going through your belongings

Think of your upcoming international move as an opportunity to de-clutter your home. Since you will be crossing borders, you really can’t take everything with you. Look at everything you own and get rid of the things you don’t use, don’t need and have no use for you at your new home. You will be surprised at how many useless items you are holding on to. Once you get rid of everything you don’t need, your packing will be made so much easier.

Keep your documents in one safe place

Losing documents can be a nightmare during any move and particularly catastrophic when it comes to international moving. Start early and build a secure folder of all of your important documents so that they are all in one place. If possible, just to ensure safety, obtain certified copies of the documents and leave them someplace safe to easily access in case you misplace the folder of originals. This is a very important step and we highly recommend that you take it seriously.

Check your house from top to bottom

Since you can’t really pop back into your house to pick up something you’ve left behind, doing a complete sweep of the house, just before the move is very important. This will ensure that you don’t leave anything important stowed away in a drawer, lost in a cupboard somewhere or misplaced between the furniture.

Pick the right movers

No relocation is successful without the help of quality movers. If you are thinking of saving money, hiring below-standard movers with little or no experience in international moving is not the right way. You need to hire a mover with a good reputation and plenty of experience in handling international relocations such as yours. While they may cost extra, the money will be well spent considering all of your belongings will arrive at your new home safely. A quality mover will also know how to pack your items effectively and efficiently.

So, here are our tips to planning a stress and hassle free international relocation. Follow these and we assure you that your move will take place seamlessly, leaving you more time to handle your transition and to adjust to your new home. Willie’s Transfer & Storage is always a top choice among international relocations and we assure quality, safety and peace of mind for our valued clients. Contact us today for a free quote.

West Palm Beach Movers Guide to Moving Your Kids’ Stuff

West Palm Beach Movers Guide to Moving Your Kids’ Stuff

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According to West Palm Beach movers, instances where parents have had trouble getting their kids to cooperate with relocation are not too uncommon. The de-cluttering of a child’s room is a particularly problematic task especially if they are attached to their belongings. However, with the right approach, you can make the best of the situation.

If your kids are young and highly attached to their toys (regardless of their condition) West Palm Beach moving companies recommend that you take things to your own hands. The less they know about getting broken toys thrown out, the better. If they are more cooperative, then you can get them to de-clutter their own rooms by letting them know that they can keep any two items while giving up one item. They can be tempted with the prospect of selling their toys at a garage sale. As for clothes, you may want to ditch anything that has not been worn for a year, too small or too dirty/damaged to wear.

Once again, West Palm movers recommend that you start early to get organized to make things go smooth. As we have said many times before, start de-cluttering and packing early to avoid last minute drama. In the case of kids, starting early will give them and you, plenty of time to deal with their belongings and clearing away the unnecessary stuff.

It must be noted that accidents can happen while de-cluttering and packing with kids. Therefore, if you are using any tools, make sure that they are supervised carefully. Make sure to work together with your younger children for an accident-free packing experience.

In the end, the biggest thing you need to worry about is how well your kids will adjust to your new home and neighborhood. This is why it is important to plan ahead and to make absolutely sure that you leave plenty of time to allow your kids to say goodbye to their friends and your old neighborhood before you leave.

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Willie’s Storage & Transfer

1320 53rd St.

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

800-373-MOVE (6683)

Author: Kathy Long

Insurance Requirements for West Palm Beach Moving Companies

Insurance Requirements for West Palm Beach Moving Companies

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Moving companies have specific insurance requirements put in place by the federal government. These laws make sure that moving companies have the financial responsibility to transport the belongings of their clients. The laws are applicable for moving companies that travel across state lines. West Palm Beach moving companies are required to have motor vehicle insurance and cargo liability by the state of Florida. Additionally, West Palm Beach movers are also required to have the right workers’ compensation insurance for the staff.

Moving companies are exposed to two specific risk categories: damage to the company’s property and bodily harm and damage of others’ property. Should movers face large claims, they would be put under great financial duress if they don’t have the right insurance.

Movers have the choice of offering their clients with two types of liability coverage: released liability or full value protection. Full value protection will make the moving company completely responsible for and damages or losses. The client is required to pay for this insurance policy in order to reduce the cost by adjusting the different deductibles. As for released value coverage, in the event of property damage or loss, the moving company is presented with three choices. They can either repair the damaged item, or to make a cash payment to settle for the damages. The third option is to replace the item. Clients of moving companies that offer release value coverage are recommended to purchase additional liability coverage for their belongings. The moving company is still liable for the basic coverage.

The moving laws and regulations for each state are different. A good piece of advice for clients is to refrain from signing the receipt of delivery right after the completion of the move. If you were not able to personally monitor the progress of the move, it is highly advised that you check all items, giving priority to any valuables, and to inspect them for any damages. In some cases, signing the delivery receipt will provide your moving company with an excuse to not pay for any damaged items. Be sure to read the fine print of your moving agreement well before you sign the contract and to only sign the delivery receipt once everything has been confirmed to be in their original, undamaged condition.

The Official Mover of Steinway & Son

Willie’s Storage & Transfer

1320 53rd St.

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

800-373-MOVE (6683)

Author: Kathy Long

The West Palm Beach Movers Guide to Packing Shoes

The West Palm Beach Movers Guide to Packing Shoes

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While some people keep their shoes properly organized in a shoe rack or hanger, others tend to simply stow them away in a dark closet corner. In reality, regardless of how you regularly store them, improper packing during a move can actually damage them to the point of being useless. Many West Palm Beach movers recommend paying a bit of attention to packing your shoes properly to make the transition easier.

Many things can happen to a pair of shoes during the move. For instance, they can get stuck under heavy objects and crushed, bent out of shape and even damaged from moisture. In the case of expensive shoes made from delicate materials and high heels, proper packing is essential to make sure that they actually survive the move. The easiest way to pack shoes is to use shoe boxes. If you keep your shoes in their original boxes, you can easily pack them into the moving truck after placing the shoe boxes in a larger box. This is space efficient, easy and fast.

However, it is highly unlikely that everyone will have the original packaging of their shoes lying about. In this case, it is important to invest in packing paper or bubble wrap to wrap each shoe. Once they are properly wrapped, they will need to be placed on their sides on the bottom of a box. Make sure that you only pack a single layer of shoes in each packing box. Piling shoes on top of each other, even with packing paper or bubble wrap can cause them to be damaged by being shifted about and knocking on to each other. Flat boxes are ideal for the purpose.

If you are working with sturdier shoes such as boots and mens shoes, then they can be stacked in several layers. West Palm movers always recommend that you take the time to put the heavier and more durable shoes in the bottom and to place good padding in between layers to avoid any possible damages.

A good shoe collection is a part of a person’s life and personal wardrobe. The last thing anyone who is planning a move would want to do is to replace their entire shoe collection. While the packing process may seem time consuming and tedious, it is definitely a favorable option to shopping for new shoes or attempting to repair damaged expensive shoes.

Moving in the Right Direction!

Willie’s Storage & Transfer

1320 53rd St.

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

800-373-MOVE (6683)

Author: Kathy Long

How Professional West Palm Beach Movers make Relocation Easy

How Professional West Palm Beach Movers make Your Relocation Easy

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If you are planning to move houses, you will have to face the dilemma of whether to hire professional movers or not. Despite DIY moving being all the rage, the assistance of a professional mover is highly valuable when it comes to ensuring a well-planned and properly organized move. Here are the top 4 reasons why the assistance of professional West Palm Beach movers will make a huge difference,

1. Professionals will help you plan the move

If you are moving for the first time or if organization is not your strong suit, a professional mover can help you avoid many problems. From helping you plan everything from the de-cluttering stage all the way to proper unpacking, a good mover can help you avoid delays, damages and extra costs.

2. Professionals will know the right way to pack

It is highly recommended that you always employ qualified movers for packing, transporting and unloading particularly heavy or valuable items. Attempting to pack or extract items such as these may end up costing you a fortune in damages and repairs. Movers will also provide you with a chance to insure your valuables to make sure that you aren’t burdened with high costs in the event of an accident or loss.

3. Good movers will know what they are doing

Got a piano? A boat or a tool shed full of heavy garden tools? Attempting to move these on your own may feel like saving money but in reality, you will be in for a huge loss if the slightest thing is to go wrong. Moving items such as these will need to be done with extra care as to prevent damages and to minimize risk of injury. A professional in the moving business will know how to handle even the heaviest pieces of furniture and move even the most cluttered garden shed easily and in an organized manner.

4. Hiring a professional will reduce stress and confusion

Moving day is hectic no matter how much you plan. For DIY movers, the process is further complicated by not being fully prepared to handle everything. Professional West Palm movers however, will have the right tools, equipment and man-power to handle anything on moving day. All you will have to worry about is to simply gather your personal belongings and to be ready to enjoy the new neighborhood.

The Official Mover of Steinway & Son

Willie’s Storage & Transfer

1320 53rd St.

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

800-373-MOVE (6683)

Author: Kathy Long