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Sep
18

Moving Announcement Cards for Movers and Shakers!

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When gearing up for a big move, whether business or residential, shouldn’t we take a moment to forget about all the packing, organizing, movers, and overall stress, to let the most important people in our lives know that we are, in fact, moving? Of course we should. After the big hustle of a move; when all of your belongings have been successfully transported to a new home, what’s left to do but remind our loved ones where we’ve moved to?

Enter: Moving Announcement Cards!

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Checkout the following sites to get started on your own, personalized moving announcement cards:

 

 

 

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Jun
05

Hiring Professional Movers in Arlington MA: Top 3 Benefits

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Our movers in Arlington MA are trained to provide quality moving services and are dedicated to safely moving all of your possessions between locations. If the time has come for you and your family to relocate from one home to another, figuring out where to start can be difficult sometimes without the proper help and advice. Here at A-Z Express Movers, we are ready to help you move in an efficient amount of time. Below are the top 3 benefits you may experience as a result of your decision to work with us.

Save Time

Time is a critical element when you are moving. We are aware that time is a valuable necessity to families everywhere. The professionals here at A-Z Express Movers are prompt in their response to your needs and will work quickly to ensure you are completely relocated in an appropriate amount of time. Save yourself hours of packing boxes completely by yourself and let our friends help you out!

Knowledgeable Expertise

Have you ever been faced with the task of fitting multiple items into a certain space? At times it can be frustrating to figure out how to puzzle everything together so it fits conveniently and safely. With our knowledge and experience, our movers in Arlington MA understand how to fit things together to get the most out of every box and every empty space in the moving truck. We also work carefully to ensure that all of your belongings are safe from the damage that could result from poor packing.

Moral Support

Perhaps one of the most stressful events in life is moving between locations. We are aware that you may be mentally taxed during this time and are concerned with providing quality service. Let us provide you with additional moral support as we assist you in making your relocation process much easier.

If you want to work with the best movers in Arlington MA, contact A-Z Express Movers today at 603-893-5060.  We are ready to assist you!

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May
06

How To Pack Furniture For Moving

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So, you are finally moving and it’s time to pack up your furniture. Whether it’s across the street or across the country, you can make your move flow much easier by packing your furniture efficiently. But if you’ve never packed furniture before, how do you know the best way to pack it properly and safely? Here is a short list of tips and tricks.

Load From Front To Back

Your largest and heaviest pieces should be at the front of the truck, closest to the driver’s seat. This includes the washer, dryer and refrigerator. Large, bulky furniture, like bookcases and pianos, should be tied to the inside walls of the moving truck and NOT placed in the middle. Above all, be sure to either buy moving blankets or collect enough old sheets to wrap your furniture in to prevent scratches!

Balance Is Key

Balance your load by loading equal weight items on either side of the truck. This will prevent tipping if the truck takes a sharp turn. And for especially large and bulky items, use a dolly or a hand truck. This will not only make moving easier but will keep you from blowing out your back!

Disassemble Some Components

Hiring a professional moving company like A To Z Express Movers will make your move much faster by taking apart some of the furniture before you move. Legs can be screwed off the dining room table, bundled together and the screws taped to the bottom of the table. Glass bookcases should be wrapped securely and stowed somewhere safe. Mirrors, paintings and other long flat items should be placed along the sides of the truck to save space and prevent breaking.

Successfully packing a moving truck can make your moving experience a much more smooth and pleasant experience. For your moving needs, contact A To Z Express Movers! Our years of professional experience will make your move even easier and faster so you can enjoy the comfort of your new home.

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Apr
30

What is The Best Way To Pack My Clothes For A Move? Part 2

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Moving can be an exciting chance for refreshing, but it also comes with a lot of responsibilities, to-do lists and packing. Packing clothing may not be anyone’s idea of fun, but if you followed the steps in part one, you should have less to pack and keep. If you’re looking for some help with moving, let A-Z Express Movers take the stress away for you! With movers in Lowell, MA, and areas in NH, we are your go-to business when it comes to moving. Here are a few tips when it comes to packing up clothing items.

Think Vacation

Mostly everyone has pieces of luggage that have been sitting in the bottom of their closets, waiting to go on one more vacation. Instead of buying another box to stuff clothing in, you can use the empty space inside your rolling suitcases to pack clothing! But be sure to set aside one or two suitcases filled with clothing that you will need in the first week or so after your move, as you are unlikely to get your stuff unpacked in a day.

Lift And Carry

As you pack, start with the heaviest and bulkiest items on the bottom and be sure to lift the boxes every so often as you pack them. Nothing stinks more than lifting a box and injuring yourself.

Oodles Of Shoes

If you still have shoeboxes, this will speed up your organizing process much faster as you can simply stuff your shoes into the box and then stack the boxes inside a larger box. If you do not have shoeboxes, you can stuff the insides of the shoes with socks or newspaper to keep them from getting crushed. Pack the shoes separately from your clothing to keep clothing from getting dirty.

It is important to keep your clothing safe and dry when moving homes. By packing your clothing properly, you will add one less thing to your list of stresses that you do not need when moving. Give A-Z Express Movers a call today and let us help make your moving process a smooth one.

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Apr
16

What is The Best Way To Pack My Clothes For A Move? Part 1

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The thought of packing up all the items in your closet, giving them to a Manchester NH moving company and having to repack them at the other end can make even the most motivated person give up in despair. However, packing clothing does not need to be the chore that it may look like. A To Z Express Movers has a team of professionals that can get the job done for you. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when packing up clothing for a move.

Cleaning Out Your Closet

This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of stuff that you longer need or wear! The rules of thumb is that if it has been more than a year since you wore it, or if it no longer fits or is at least three years out of date, then donate it to charity. Throw out ay clothing that is torn, stained or just no longer wearable. If you have lots of suits or dresses or other items that you do not want to fold, you may want to invest in a wardrobe box. These long boxes have metal bars at the top where clothing can hang from.

If you are moving cross-country, especially from a colder state up north to a warmer state down south, or vice versa, you should also donate anything that is inappropriate for the climate you’re moving to. moversnh

Sorting For Different Seasons

If you’ve already cleaned out your closet, then sorting clothing by season should be an easy task. Since you are unlikely to need them right away, starting with the out of season clothing is often the easiest task. Label the boxes with what the contents are, and you can unpack these boxes last when you get to your new home, making it more convenient for you.

 

Clothing is heavy and people tend to accumulate too much to begin with. If you haven’t worn it, used it or needed it in a few years, it’s time to get rid of it. With the free space you’ve reclaimed, your packing process should move much more smoothly! It will only help you in the end. Contact A To Z Express Movers today for more helpful tips when it comes to moving your things safely, efficiently, and conveniently.

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Apr
11

Tips & Tricks For The Safest Way To Pack Fragile Items

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Moving day can be a daunting and time consuming task, but when it comes to dishes or other fragile items, most people would rather not see their grandmother’s heirloom china be accidently smashed by a moving company in Lowell, MA. Having said that, here are a few tips to help make that task a little easier.

 

The Right Tools Make All The Difference

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When packing dishes, if you can find a dish barrel and can afford the extra cost, your dishes will be sure to be safe. They are made of slightly thicker cardboard and can absorb shock and bumps much better than a regular cardboard box. If all you can find are cardboard boxes, be sure that they are taped shut, with shipping tape rather than masking or scotch tape. While newspapers are both cheap and easy to get, they tend to both scratch dishes and make it so you have to wash them before you use them. If you can get either white tissue paper or mover’s paper, use that instead.

 

Layering Is Your Friend

 

Do not be stingy with the paper-line thin bottom of your box with at least 6 inches of crumpled paper. Crumpled paper absorbs shocks much better than folded paper. When you pack your china, wrap it well in the paper and always place the sturdiest and heaviest items at the bottom, with the most fragile and delicate things on the top. Again, when wrapping your items you should not be stingy with the paper; you are not supposed to be making neat bundles. Remember-the more crumpled the paper, the better protected your dish will be.

 

Even with careful protection, sometimes dishes will break, especially if you’ve chosen a mover who is not as careful. When you pick A-Z Movers, however, you can be assured that your items will be treated with the utmost care and respect.

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Apr
05

Moving Day Tips

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Moving day has arrived at last! It may be stressful, but by keeping the following small checklist in mind, you can make moving as easy as possible!

 

  • Get a good night’s sleep. The anticipation of moving day may fill you with a mixture of emotions, but if you let your emotions keep you awake you will find yourself too tired to keep up with the demands of moving your stuff around.
  • Keep pets and children out of the way. Young children may want to spend the night at their friend’s homes, and pets will only get underfoot. If you can, hire a babysitter or enlist a friend or relative to keep children and pets out of the house. If you cannot keep the pets out of your house then lock them into an empty room until you can properly move and store away valuable items.
  • “Sweep” the house. Be certain that you are not leaving anything behind. Keep a few last minute boxes open so you can put any last minute left behind items into them.
  • Document everything. This not only foils thievery, but also gives you something to compare to if an item was damaged or lost upon arrival. It helps you to also keep record of every item you are taking along with you.
  • Give clear directions. Especially for cross-country moves, this is especially important to prevent your items from being lost.
  • Stay at your new house to supervise the unpacking process. That is, if you ordered it. Some movers do not offer this service unless you ask. Either way, direct the movers where to place your furniture and items. If you are unable to be there, then appoint a representative and make sure that the moving company knows whom he or she is.
  • Keep your phone charged and in easy reach. The movers may need to contact you. If possible, give the movers a sheet that includes information such as your cell phone, your representative’s cell phone, keys, alarm codes and other important information.

 

Moving day doesn’t have to be stressful. A well-organized checklist will keep you on track, on time and happier as you move into your new home. Give us a call today for more tips and see what we can do for you!

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Feb
28

3 Very Crucial Moving Days Tips

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A move is an essential part of life. Whether you’re an old pro at it or you’re moving out of your parent’s home for the first time, it can never hurt to follow these 3 major tips below to prepare for a move.

 

  1. Over preparation is key. Even if you think you have a lot of boxes and tape and newspaper, you should pick up at least a few more. Sometimes, objects don’t fit into boxes or spill over into others and the stress of packing is no time to hunt down things to pack your possessions in!
  2. Wear comfortable clothing. Wearing comfortable, closed toed shoes will save your feet should you drop something on them. Avoid wearing clothing that has ties that can unravel or loose fitting clothing that can be caught easily. If you’re planning a cross-country move, keep a set or two of clean clothing in the car with you.
  3. Make an inventory and lots of lists. Yes, lists have been regarded as boring and unnecessary for many years, but they are often essential for moving! Not only is it a good idea to have a list of your stuff to keep track of it; if the movers leave a box behind or something gets damaged, you can easily submit a claim to your insurance company. In addition, a list given to the driver with emergency contact numbers and a list given to the people helping you out will make things much easier. Preparedness is always key!

 

A person can never be really prepared for the hectic moving day itself, but with a little forethought and careful planning, you can make your moving day go much smoother. The professionals at A To Z Express Movers will guarantee that your move is as smooth and as stress-free as possible. Give us a call today, we’d be more than happy to help!

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Feb
13

What Not To Take On Moving Day

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When moving to a new house, you want to pack everything you can. However, did you know that there are certain items that, by law, movers cannot put on the truck to bring to your new home?

Prevent Accidents

When moving, be sure to drain all oil and fuel from lawn and snow blower equipment. Nobody wants to move to a new home to discover that the mower snapped a hose and oil is everywhere! Similarly, propane tanks should be removed from barbeque equipment and discarded. Other items, like batteries, must be removed and disposed of. Batteries are part of the prohibited items listed below.

Prohibited Items

These items are, in fact, illegal for movers to carry onto their trucks because they are hazardous, corrosive, explosive or all of them combined. This list includes, but is not limited to:

 ·      Acid

·      Batteries

·      Car oil

·      Charcoal

·      Gasoline

·      Matches

·      Fertilizer

·      Cleaning fluids

·      Ammunition

·      Fireworks

·      Propane tanks

·      Loaded weapons

Perishables

If you’re moving cross-country, it’s best to eat or throw away any food in your fridge or freezer before it goes bad. Seal the fridge well with a good amount of duct tape, as it will both prevent children from getting in and the doors swinging out to damage property. Be sure the fridge is empty, turned off and the doors are kept open for at least 24 hours to give it time to dry out and to prevent mold and odor.

How Do I Get Rid Of These Items?

The best way is to contact your local recycling center for help. There are some places that you can drop your propane tanks and fuel off. For food, drop any unused containers off at your local soup kitchen or food bank, or give the food to your neighbors or relatives.

By following these tips, you can prevent any accidents or harm to people and property caused by a leaking container or an accidental spill, making for a much smoother, stress-free move.

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Feb
07

Where Can I Donate My Unwanted Stuff?

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If you’re like most people, the amount of stuff that you have just seems to sneak up on you, year after year. One of the upsides of moving is that it forces you to downsize and get rid of stuff; but some people may be wondering what exactly do you do with the piles that you accumulate. Here are a few ideas for getting rid of the most common categories of items.

 

Clothing, Bedding, Furniture and Kitchen Supplies

 

Thrift stores are a perennial choice and still one of the best places to deposit unwanted items. Some people like consignment shops, especially for purchasing vintage clothing and higher quality furniture, but also because consignment shops offer a discount or a portion of the selling price back when the item is sold. An option many people don’t think about is shelters, which would gladly take gently used items.

 

Books, Magazines and Office Supplies

 

Used bookstores will almost always gladly accept a book, so long as the book is in good condition and free of mold and other poor conditions. Office supplies are best given to your local school or daycare center, especially for items like crayons, safety scissors and glue. Magazines can be donated to a nursing home or local salon.

 

Computers and Electronics

 

Before you donate a computer, either remove the hard drive or erase the information on it! Again, local schools will appreciate donations of computers. Shelters also like having donations of electronics, as they are given to families to help them get back on their feet. Some non-profit agencies also accept broken electronics, which are then fixed and shipped to where they are needed.

 

Just be sure before you donate that the items you want to get rid of are clean, free of rips, stains, and holes. Anything in good condition and free of parasites; no one wants to wear your “Smith Family Reunion 1990” t-shirt or bring bedbugs or termites from your wooden china hutch into their homes! By simply calling the A To Z Express Movers in Manchester, New Hampshire, downsizing some of your things can make the chore of moving just a little bit easier for everyone. 

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