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While moving to your new home, you might need to rent a certain storage space for different reasons. Renting a storage space from a storage facility can be helpful if you are downsizing and you need to store some belongings somewhere before you can sell your extra things. Luckily, there are a few different storage […]

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Moving across your city or town is difficult enough, but moving to another state, across the country, or internationally can be even more stressful. The list of things to do is overwhelming, especially if you go into the moving process unprepared. Thankfully, All Reasons Moving can provide some essential tips to help your long-distance move […]

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One of the more stressful tasks to take on during a move is packing up all that glass, fine china, and other fragile goods. Some opt to use bubble wrap and heavy boxes, others newspaper and crates. Whatever packaging material you decide to use, check out these tips to up your glass packing game.

Use Appropriate Packing Material

Don’t store fragile items with heavy or blocky items. During the move, large items can shift and shatter light, delicate glasses or crack the plastic on fragile electronics. Store your glass together and don’t be afraid to use multiple boxes full of packing material. There are various types of packing material:

  • Newspaper: Readily available, recyclable and biodegradable. Newspaper can be used to wrap glass plates and bowls, or to stuff inside delicate vases and cups. Make sure all the glass is covered and use excess newspaper to fill empty spaces in the box. Newspaper isn’t the best packing material for electronics.
  • Bubble wrap: While not biodegradable, this light-weight, flexible plastic can also be used to wrap electronics outside of glass. You can also ball it up and stuff it in empty spots to provide more cushioning and support.
  • Packing Peanuts: Usually made of Styrofoam, packing peanuts are not eco-friendly and a bit messy, but can help fill up empty spots in boxes more so than other packaging materials. Use these to add cushioning and fill the box rather than engulf your items with just these entirely. If you’re worried about the environment, consider biodegradable starch peanuts instead.

You’re not restricted to just one of these, so use a combination to minimize the chance of glass or fragile items breaking.

Prepare Against Inclement Weather

If you’re moving during winter, keep in mind that cold temperatures can cause glass to become brittle. You’ll want to pack a little more thoroughly or use more packing supplies to ensure the safety of your products. For rainy weather, make sure your packing supplies don’t get wet. Bubble wrap and Styrofoam peanuts will be all right. Newspaper and biodegradable starch peanuts will not fare well in wet conditions and could fall apart, resulting in loss of cushioning for your glass items.

Also keep in mind the road conditions during the move. If there has been heavy snow, consider how the moving van may brake or turn in these conditions. Slippery roads could encourage the truck and its items to slide or bump around. When packing up the moving van, make sure your glass is secured with no heavy items on top and make sure it is unable to slide or fall during the move.

What’s in the Box Matters

If you can, try to use cardboard wine cases to move your glass. The divided sections within the box are made to provide support to glass items so use this to your advantage. Other boxes to consider are thicker walled or heavier bottomed boxes. In addition to thicker walls, these can also provide support and minimize tipping during the move. When packing your box, put non-fragile items on the bottom and pack your glass on top. Make sure your glass is packed together but don’t overpack! Leave some space at the top so you can fill it with some more helpful packing materials.

If you’re unsure whether your glass is safe, check out our post featuring some of the packaging material we offer our customers. If you’ve still go questions, give All Reasons Moving a call. Our experienced workers can help you figure out what packing materials are best for your move.

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Any move requires a lot of planning, organization and good luck, but apartment moving seems like an even more daunting task. Living in an apartment is completely different than living in a house, which of course would make the moving process different as well. Here are some important moving tips if you are moving out of an apartment and/or moving into a new apartment.

How Can I Move into an Apartment with Ease?
  • Stay organized: The most important step for any move, but especially for an apartment move, is to stay organized. Plan ahead what you will need and how your packing process will go, because most of the time people don’t realize how much stuff they really have. Figure out how many boxes you’ll need and label the boxes accordingly.
  • Donate your old things: An important step for moving, especially if you are moving to a smaller space, is to get rid of any old junk you no longer need. Old furniture, clothes, and any other household items can be donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Also, have a big yard sale before your move. This will help the move run smoother since you will have less stuff to haul over to your new apartment.
  • Rent a moving van or truck: Instead of taking multiple trips in your car to get all of your things to your new apartment, consider renting a moving vehicle. Depending on how far you are moving, this might be your only option, but either way it leaves you only one large trip then several trips.
  • Get help: If you live in an apartment building with no elevator, or a small elevator or only stairs, you will definitely need some friends and family to help you take all of your boxes to your apartment unit. Make sure to alert your moving helpers way ahead of time so they can plan accordingly. If no one is available, don’t hesitate to hire a great moving company who will assist you through the entire move with ease.
  • Book the elevator: Some apartment buildings actually allow you to hold the elevator for your move for an hour or two, so check with your new building to see if this is an option for you.

All Reasons Moving will make your apartment moving even easier, and we will provide you with a truck, and necessary moving equipment, boxes, or even packing assistance. Contact us today to get started on your move.

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If you plan on moving your business to another office location, or to another state, there are a couple of things you need to prepare for. First, you should figure out the best plan for packing, because it is a rather large task of moving your company office and keeping track of all the supplies and furniture. Just like anything, preparation will make all the difference, so make sure you have a solid moving plan before you decide to take action.

What Are My First Steps for Preparing My Office Move?
  • Create a moving plan: The first, and most important, step is to create a moving plan. Make a timeline that will allow for the different stages of the move. Depending on the size of your office and how many people are on your moving team, you will need from three months to eight months of preparation, so the earlier you start the process the better. Collect all the necessary information on the new office space, such as floor layouts and any potential issues with the new space.
  • Gather your team: Someone from each department or division should be a member of your moving team, and for smaller companies it may mean all employees are involved.
  • Packing: employees typically pack their own desks but you need to identify who will be packing common areas. Will this be handled by employees or the moving company? Make sure everyone knows how things should be labeled for easy placement in the new facility.
  • Servers/Computers & Phones: Have a specific person coordinating this effort and make a plan for cutting the equipment over. Are you re-using the same equipment or purchasing new? Make sure you’ve got all your vendors lined up and on the same page with your schedule. Your company will want to have the least amount of downtime.
  • Schedule a few meetings during the planning process. Meet up with your team as well as outside vendors to ensure everyone knows their assigned tasks and major milestone dates.

Moving your office doesn’t need to be hard or stressful, especially if you have an efficient moving company to provide you with all the necessary vehicles, equipment, storage units, and other services you need. Contact All Reasons Moving today for your free estimate or to fill out a form to get started.

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Many homebuyers want to have the eco-friendliest move as possible. Making your moving process more sustainable doesn’t require extra effort; it just takes awareness knowing the simple ways you can change your moving method.

Reuse Materials and Recycle on Your Way

Your first instinct when you start packing your things is to buy cardboard boxes to store and transport everything, but this is something you might want to reconsider. Cardboard isn’t always the greenest form of material to use, and you have to be mindful of buying 100% recyclable cardboard, which can be more expensive. Instead, use the containers you already have in your house, such as suitcases, plastic bins, reusable grocery bags, and other pieces of luggage. Collect all of these items and fill them up before resorting to buying new cardboard boxes. This will not only make your moving process more environmentally-friendly, but it will also save you money.

Sell What You Don’t Need

In the beginning of your moving process, combine all your belongings together that you no longer use or need on a regular basis. You could consider selling them, in a garage sale or through an online site, or donate them to a local nonprofit organization. Decreasing the amount of possessions you have before you move will mean less things to pack, less gas for your trip, and less packing materials used.

Purchase Recyclable Materials

The least you can do for your moving trip is to buy supplies that are biodegradable and recyclable. This includes recyclable cardboard, biodegradable packing peanuts (instead of Styrofoam) and packing paper.

Our movers at All Reasons Moving & Storage will help you through your entire moving process, including providing the most quality supplies and efficient materials. Contact us today to get started.

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Many home buyers want to have the eco-friendliest move as possible. Making your moving process more sustainable doesn’t require extra effort; it just takes awareness knowing the simple ways you can change your moving method.

Reuse Materials and Recycle on Your Way

Your first instinct when you start packing your things is to buy cardboard boxes to store and transport everything, but this is something you might want to reconsider. Cardboard isn’t always the greenest form of material to use, and you have to be mindful of buying 100% recyclable cardboard, which can be more expensive. Instead, use the containers you already have in your house, such as suitcases, plastic bins, reusable grocery bags, and other pieces of luggage. Collect all of these items and fill them up before resorting to buying new cardboard boxes. This will not only make your moving process more environmentally-friendly, but it will also save you money.

Sell What You Don’t Need

In the beginning of your moving process, combine all your belongings together that you no longer use or need on a regular basis. You could consider selling them, in a garage sale or through an online site, or donate them to a local nonprofit organization. Decreasing the amount of possessions you have before you move will mean less things to pack, less gas for your trip, and less packing materials used.

Purchase Recyclable Materials

The least you can do for your moving trip is to buy supplies that are biodegradable and recyclable. This includes recyclable cardboard, biodegradable packing peanuts (instead of Styrofoam) and packing paper.

Our movers at All Reasons Moving & Storage will help you through your entire moving process, including providing the most quality supplies and efficient materials. Contact us today to get started.

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One of the more stressful tasks to take on during a move is packing up all that glass, fine china, and other fragile goods. Some opt to use bubble wrap and heavy boxes, others newspaper and crates. Whatever packaging material you decide to use, check out these tips to up your glass packing game.

Use Appropriate Packing Material

Don’t store fragile items with heavy or bulky items. During the move, large items can shift and shatter light delicate glasses or crack the plastic on fragile electronics. Store your glass together and don’t be afraid to use multiple boxes full of packing material. There are various types of packing material:

-Newspaper: Readily available, recyclable and biodegradable. Newspaper can be used to wrap glass plates and bowls, or to stuff inside delicate vases and cups. Make sure all the glass is covered and use excess newspaper to fill empty spaces in the box. Newspaper isn’t the best packing material for electronics. Moving Companies and packaging stores sell newsprint that doesn’t have writing on it. This helps keep your items and your hands clean and not full of black ink.

-Bubble wrap: While not biodegradable, this light-weight, flexible plastic can also be used to wrap electronics. You can also ball it up and stuff it in empty spots to provide more cushioning and support.

-Packing Peanuts: Usually made of Styrofoam, packing peanuts are not eco-friendly and a bit messy, but can help fill up empty spots in boxes more so than other packaging materials. Use these to add cushioning and fill the box rather than engulf your items with just these entirely. If you’re worried about the environment, consider biodegradable starch peanuts instead.

You’re not restricted to just one of these, so use a combination to minimize the chance of glass or fragile items breaking. Remember the more paper and packing material you use the less likely something will break.

Prepare Against Inclement Weather

If you’re moving during winter, keep in mind that cold temperatures can cause glass to become brittle. You’ll want to pack a little more thoroughly or use more packing supplies to ensure the safety of your products. For rainy weather, make sure your packing supplies don’t get wet.
Also keep in mind the road conditions during the move. If there has been heavy snow, consider how the moving van may brake or turn in these conditions. Slippery roads could encourage the truck and its items to slide or bump around. If you are moving yourself make sure when packing up the moving van your glass is secure and will not slide or fall during the move.

What’s in the Box Matters

If you are packing yourself cardboard wine boxes can be used to move your glassware. The divided sections within the box are made to provide support to glass items so use this to your advantage. Other boxes to consider are thicker walled or heavier bottomed boxes. Moving Companies use dish packs or mini dish because they are a thicker heavier box. Because they are a thicker box they won’t crush as easily and you can stack other boxes on top without worry. When packing your box, put heavier items on the bottom and pack your glass on top. And don’t over pack! Leave space at the top and fill it with newsprint or newspaper.
If you’re unsure how to pack your glass safely, give All Reasons Moving a call. Our experienced workers can help you figure out what packing materials are best for your move.

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Moving to your new home can be a pretty stressful situation to deal with. Add icy or wintry weather to the mix and you’ve got a disaster waiting to happen. Many homeowners don’t stop to consider that inclement weather can easily slow down the moving process or even halt it altogether. As we get deeper and deeper into winter, homeowners should be more aware now of their surroundings than any other time of year. Here are some tips to keep you on track and prepare against the snow.

  1. Check the Weather: Being aware of the changing weather can really help during your move. The use of a weather app can come handy when you’re checking the weather once a week before the move and then every day during the move.
  2. Get Updates on Your Local Traffic News: Be aware of any road closures that may occur on your route. Be prepared to reach out to your moving company and don’t be afraid to express your concerns if there will be a delay in your move.
  3. Double-pack/Double-wrap Electronics and Fragile Items: The cold weather is not favored by electronics and glass items can get brittle in low temperatures. Double-pack electronics and keep them in a warmer environment such as secured in the cabin of the car. As for glass, double-wrap or add more packaging material to the moving boxes to better protect the items.
  4. Get Winter Essentials Ready: Extra towels, clothing, blankets, and even spare boots are essential for winter moves. Keep these items in your car so you can easily reach them to warm up. Once those winter essentials are packed, why not prepare some warm meals or drinks to add to the coziness of your drive?
  5. Keep Calm and Stay Flexible: Even if you feel you’ve prepared for the worst, anything can happen during winter weather. A sudden freeze could bring your entire move to a halt and in extreme cases, you may have to bunk down and wait out the storm. In these cases, keep the line of communication between yourself and your movers open. This way everyone is aware of the situation and what must be done once the worst has passed. Try your best to keep calm if your move is delayed and keep in mind that your safety comes before the move.

Don’t think you have to shoulder the entire weight of responsibility during your move. Always consider reaching out to your moving professionals. All Reasons Moving & Storage is dedicated to helping make your move smooth and cost-efficient. Since 1991, All Reasons Moving & Storage has been providing high quality moving and storage services to individuals, families and businesses in San Jose, California. Call us today for a free quote.

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While any move is going to be a difficult one, moving out of state can be particularly difficult. When you make an out of state move, there are several factors you have to consider that you don’t have to think about when you are moving locally, including:

  • Can I hire movers who will travel out of state?
  • If so, how much more will hiring movers to help me move to another state cost?
  • How will the weather in my new state impact when I can move? For instance, should I wait to move to a cold weather state until the spring or summer?

These are just a small sampling of the questions you will have to answer before making an out of state move.

Tips for Moving Out of State

The following are a few tips to help you plan and execute a successful and efficient out of state move:

  • Create a calendar for the timeline of your move – Making a move this complex will involve meeting several deadlines, such as making sure you turn in fees and paperwork on time to ensure you have a house or apartment to move into in your new state.
  • Put together a budget for your move – The last thing you want to do is get halfway through the process and realize that you do not have enough money to complete your move. Preparing a budget beforehand ensures you know how much money you need to afford your move and that you are prepared to pay for the entire move before beginning the process.
  • Research and hire an out of state moving company – Not all moving companies travel out of state. If you plan to use movers, do your research. Find the highest quality and most experienced movers that fit within your budget to handle your out of state move.
  • Do an inventory of your possessions – This has two purposes. First, you need to know everything you own, because you will be traveling a long way with a lot of items and it could be easy to lose something in the process if you are not well organized. Second, the more you have to move the more it will cost, so having an idea of what you own can enable you to decide what to take with you and what to give away or discard prior to paying money to move it out of state.

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