Olde World Movers is a local moving company in Dallas Fort Worth Texas. We specialize as a Piano, Antique and Residential Local Mover. On the Olde World Movers blog, you will find various moving, packing and storage tips.
If you’re the lucky owner of antiques who also happens to be facing a move in the near future, the prospect of moving those valuables may set you up for a mild panic attack. After all, you spent a lot of money on them and you know just how fragile they can be. One crack, dent or break can render them virtually worthless. Accumulating so many antiques over the years, you likely have them placed all over your home, in various spots that complement each piece. Gathering them all, packing them up and storing them until you can move in the new place will all take extreme care and patience. But it can be done! You need the right equipment, and you need to know how to properly pack, store, and preserve those precious antiques!
There are three main elements to properly handling your antiques during a residential move. Let’s go over each one.
1. Choose the Right Materials
It really depends on what kinds of antiques you’re storing, but you need to gather the proper packing materials beforehand. If you’re packing up glasses, China, and smaller items, you will need a glass pack kit that comes with foam pouches or even a dish saver kit. If you have larger items, such as lamps, mirrors and statues, you will need to use furniture pads or bubble wrap.
2. Pack Them Up Properly
Proper preparation is key for certain types of antiques. For example, if your antique is made of wood, you should polish it first to provide a certain level of protection before wrapping it in a furniture pad and securing with tape, suggests Moving Insider. If your antiques are silver in nature, purchase camphor blocks and put them near the silver to prevent tarnishing. Let’s say you have a fragile vase to pack. You’ll have to stuff bubble wrap or a furniture pad inside the vase, then wrap the whole thing in bubble wrap, secured with tape or twine. Be sure to tightly secure the tape so the bubble wrap doesn’t unravel.
3. Store Them in Climate-Controlled Units
Sometimes you need short- or long-term storage for your antiques before moving into your new home. Be sure to choose climate controlled storage, which will go a long way toward preserving your delicate items. Wood-based furniture should always be draped with a furniture pad or drop cloth to guard against warping or splitting. If you want even better results, polish the wood before placing in storage. By using climate-controlled storage (always preferred, no matter what you’re storing), you can keep humidity and hot temperatures from impacting the original structure of the furniture.
Make sure the movers you choose have experience with moving, packing and storing antiques such as China, crystal, sterling silver, artwork or furniture. It’s also a good idea to get a free online estimate before choosing your mover so you can compare costs on all aspects of your move.
Contact Olde World Movers in Dallas or Fort Worth
If you need help packing, storing and moving your valuable antiques in the Dallas or Fort Worth area, contact us at 817-545-7477 to book your appointment today. We are based in Euliss but service many communities in Texas, including Bedford, Plano, Carrollton, Mckinney, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
Moves of any kind can be a scary proposition, but one that brings you out of state, possibly even several states to clear across the country, can pose unforeseen challenges that strike fear into the hearts of many a family, couple or single. Requiring high levels of preparation and planning, you need a clear plan of action when tackling an out of state move. Once you have that in place, everything should go smoothly — provided you have the right moving company behind you of course!
Check out our handy moving checklist before you plan your long-distance move.
1. Choose an out of state mover: You’re obviously going to look for the best deal in price, service and conditions, but don’t just take the first great deal you land on. Get at least three quotes from movers who have a solid reputation in your area. Look for positive reviews, excellent word of mouth recommendations, and all the proper essentials (we mean licensing, insurance, etc.) that can back up their work. Make sure they have handled many out of state moves before.
2. Set your budget: Coming up with a budget will allow you to better monitor your moving costs and expenses. Your movers will incur the greatest line item expense, but don’t forget about those not-so-obvious expenses that can be the difference between a cost-effective move and a costly one, advises The Moving Blog. Leave some room for unexpected additional moving services, fees and charges.
3. Take stock of your items: Inventory your entire house and get it all down on paper. To save on extra trips by your moving company, start paring down your stuff and get rid of anything you won’t need in the new place. It doesn’t make sense to pay for transporting junk a long distance only for it to accumulate somewhere else. Think of it as a fresh start. Take this time to make important decisions in terms of what you have, what you want to take with you, and what you will leave behind. After all, it’s YOUR money. Save where you can.
4. Start packing well in advance: Go room by room (starting with the rooms you don’t use as much such as basements, craft rooms and spare rooms) and start packing well in advance of your moving date. Tackle the tasks that take the longest, such as your China cabinet that needs extra TLC for individual wrapping. Make sure to pack an essentials box right before moving day and place that with you in the car so you can easily break into it for much-needed items for the first night in your new home.
5. Get your medical records: Do this now before you forget. You want to have those records ready to hand over to your new doctor in your new town. Research a new family physician in the weeks and months leading up to your move. If you can, interview them in person and take a tour of the facilities. If it’s just too far away, at least make some phone calls.
6. Cancel services/change address: These are the details that seem small but are very important. Cancel your subscriptions and memberships to gyms and clubs, then go on the USPS website to change your address. This will ensure a seamless transition without any lost services or incurring unnecessary costs.
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If you had your choice, you’d probably choose to move in the warm weather, preferably in the summer. But it doesn’t always work out the way you’d like. Sometimes, work relocations, divorces, and other circumstances just don’t wait for the best weather. That means you’re likely facing a move this winter, when the weather is cool in Dallas but downright cold and snowy if you’re tackling a long-distance move to the Northeast, for example. These types of moves have their own sets of challenges.
Truth is, moving in winter can be more affordable and convenient than other seasons. According to US News and World Report, most Americans move between May and September. But just because it’s January doesn’t mean you can’t handle a relocation just as smoothly.
Here are five tips:
Set up your new home or office prior to arrival. This will help ensure everything’s in good working order — especially the lights and heat. You don’t want to spend even one night in the new digs without these two essentials. Remember that in winter, the weather is colder and the days are shorter. You can’t depend on natural warmth and light to keep you going well into the evening. Place a call to your utility company before the moving date to set up all the essentials.
Arrange for snow removal. If you know there is snow accumulating in your destination, call plow companies in that town to ensure your driveway and walks are cleared for when you and the movers arrive. Your moving professionals will appreciate that it’s easier to navigate, plus you will help reduce the chance for delays. If there is ice, throw some salt down.
Prepare your home for moving day. Moving day can be chaotic. Reputable movers will do all they can to protect your walls, flooring and furniture, but you should do your part before they arrive, placing plastic sheeting on the walls and floors. This will guard against marks from shoes, equipment and furniture, along with muddy boots. You can even place flattened cardboard boxes on your carpet to keep footprints and stains from occurring. If you can, do this at your new house too.
Take care of your movers. It’s not as pleasant to move heavy boxes in cold weather. Yes, it’s their job, but why not provide a thoughtful act of kindness, such as offering a hot drink to your movers? Hot chocolate, tea and coffee are very much appreciated to keep hands and spirits toasty.
Have a back-up strategy in place. The weather has a tendency to change at a moment’s notice. If moving day calls for inclement weather, be sure to have a back-up plan so you can reschedule some of the services if need be. Check out your moving company’s policy when it comes to storms and reschedules. Chances are, your mover is used to such changes, and some ice or even snow won’t bother them too much. Others may ask to postpone the move depending on the status of their schedule. Just remember that if you decide to postpone moving day with the movers, you should still check with your existing landlord or real estate agent to make sure a few more days tacked on won’t be a problem. If it will, you’ll have to find temporary housing or storage.
Contact Olde World Movers
For more winter moving tips, contact us 817-545-7477 or fill out our convenient online form. We have 20 years experience with commercial and residential moves in the Fort Worth Metroplex area — in all seasons! — and would be happy to give you a free online estimate.
We’ve all heard the nightmare moving stories, the legends and the tales. Some tips and warnings are repeated over and over online and taken as gospel. Others have some basis in truth but have been exaggerated to fit the situation. Rumors morph into facts, accidental acts are looked at as standard operating practice and personal opinions are viewed as general truths. Now it’s time to set the record straight and debunk some common myths.
Myth #1: You can save a ton of money by moving yourself.
Fact: While on the surface it can be cheaper to simply rent a truck for the day than to hire a moving company, in the end, you’ll end up spending more than if you just let the pros do it.
In addition to the cost of the truck rental, you also have to pay for:
Insurance to protect your items
Meals and hotels along the way
Moving equipment such as dollies, furniture pads and moving straps
Pizza and beer or gifts to bribe your friends for helping you move!
NOW does it seem cheaper? By bundling all your services into one, you’re not only making things easier on yourself financially, you’re also giving your body a break by not risking your back and neck. Also, if you tackle your own move, you’re putting the safety of your belongings at risk. So, if you pack incorrectly and your valuables are damaged en route, you have to shell out money to replace or repair them.
Myth #2: All movers are created equal, so it’s not important which one you go with.
Fact: Every moving company is different, in both rates and services. You also have to keep an eye on reputation and years in business. The solid ones will have many years of experience, plus they’ll be licensed and insured. Not all movers are equally well equipped to handle your specific type of move. Look for those with a history of exceptional customer service and five-star reviews. In a nutshell, don’t hire the first movers you call. Call at least a few and get quotes. Ask them questions, vet them, ask around for recommendations, and select the right one for you. You’re entrusting them with your personal belongings, so you want to be sure you’re getting an honest, experienced, and trustworthy moving specialist.
Here are some more tips to researching potential companies:
Ask friends for recommendations
Get as many free moving quotes as you can; choose three to ask for on-site quotes
Check USDOT numbers
Peruse online reviews
Check BBB ratings
Myth #3: Movers will move anything you ask them to.
Fact: Not so. While most movers will take most things, there are certain things they can’t take that may be illegal, dangerous, unethical or unsafe, according to Moving Tips.
It’s always best not to assume anything. Inquire beforehand what they will not take so you can plan accordingly. Some household goods can’t be transported because they are hazardous, such as in the case of chemicals or explosives. Others, like guns and alcohol, are illegal to transport. Most movers won’t take perishable food either, and some may refuse to move any items that hold a lot of sentimental value for you. If you need to transport any of these items, you will have to do so on your own.
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Olde World Movers would be happy to debunk more myths you may have about moving, or answer any of your questions. Please contact us in Euless at 817-952-5694 or Frisco at 972-843-7193.
Packing is probably the most time consuming of all moving tasks. You might take a look at your stuff and think you’d better start working out at the gym if you’re going to be able to haul it all! But you don’t need to be Hercules to pack and move — you just have to call a professional mover to help you. When it comes to packing heavy items, it’s certainly true that this can be back-breaking work (literally!), so prepare beforehand so you’re not left with a sore body the day after packing day.
It all starts with the right kind of packing boxes.
Pick up the right supplies: Purchase heavy-duty shipping boxes and double-ply cardboard boxes. You need something that will hold the weight of your heaviest items. Those free boxes at the grocery store just won’t cut it. Purchase specialty boxes for specific purposes, such as those for books, dishes, bottles, pictures and TVs. You can even rent or buy plastic crates rather than hassle with cardboard boxes. Choose wooden crates for heavy artwork and other awkwardly-shaped, fragile or heavy items.
Get thick wrapping: Remember, the thicker you go on wrapping, the less potential for breakage. You’ll need bubble wrap, foam padding and moving blankets. But don’t be afraid to improvise with what you already have in your house, such as blankets, sheets and towels. You can also use suitcases and laundry baskets in place of boxes.
Use small moving boxes for heavy items: If you choose larger boxes, they will weigh too much, making it difficult and even dangerous to lift and carry. In addition, those contents could easily break under their own weight.
Reinforce the boxes: Use heavy-duty packing tape to tape up your boxes so they don’t fall apart or sink in. Place bubble wrap on the bottoms of the boxes before adding items.
Prepare heavy items before you pack: This may include cleaning and emptying the items, removing detachable parts and packing them separately, disassembling furniture pieces, and dismantling household appliances and tools.
Pack the right way: Use a sturdy, padded box that is just a bit larger than the item you’re going to put in it. Nestle the item inside so that it doesn’t touch the sides. Stuff gaps with pieces of cardboard, foam, packing peanuts or bubble wrap. Top off the box with cushioning materials, as you want to be able to close the top on a firm surface so it doesn’t cave in when stacked or moved.
Seal that box and put it in another: Choose one that is many inches larger than the one you already packed. Place padding materials between the two boxes, then tape the outside box closed.
Label the boxes properly: In order to indicate to movers that the contents are heavy or fragile, write HANDLE WITH CARE or THIS END UP on all cartons.
Keep the weight down: No boxes should weigh more than 50 pounds, advises Moving Tips. If your boxes are more than 50 pounds, they really should be moved by professionals.
Professional movers have the equipment and know-how to safely and efficiently move even the heaviest of items. Rely on their expertise!
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For help packing heavy items in the Dallas or Fort Worth area, contact us at 817-545-7477 to book your appointment today. Or, get a free online estimate.
If you’re in the midst of packing for an upcoming move, you’re likely not worrying too much about how you’ll pack your books properly for the journey. After all, you reason, they’re just books and can’t break like your grandma’s antique vase or the dish collection you got for your wedding. This is true to some extent…however, there’s a right way to pack your books that can prevent damage to your favorite reads and extend their shelf life in the new digs. If you’re an avid reader and have classic collections, this takes an even higher priority for you.
Read on for five book packing tips.
1. Weed Through Your Collection
We all have those books that we don’t really read or care about. They were given as gifts by old aunts that have no idea what we like, or they’re old history textbooks from high school more than two decades ago. Because moving prices are often based on weight, and books, when stacked together in boxes, can become extremely heavy, it’s in your best interest to whittle down your collection before packing. Make a pile for books you must take with you, such as those prized collections, fave books you love to read over and over, and gifts from friends that help you recall happy memories. Make another pile for donations.
2. Sort Your Books
Now, what to do with that donate pile?
You can do the following:
Give books you no longer want to friends or small children in the family that will enjoy the illustrated books your own kids used to enjoy when young.
Donate them to local charities such as shelters.
Donate to local libraries, hospitals, schools and nursing homes.
Recycle books that have experienced too much wear and tear to donate.
3. Pick up Packing Supplies
Head to your local packing store and pick up the following to prevent damage to your books:
Book boxes. These are thick, strong cardboard boxes crafted with the dimensions of 20’’ x 11’’ x 11’’.
Packing paper. You’ll also require clean, soft packing paper for your valuables, plus they act as great separators between rows of books you’ve packed in boxes, says The Moving Blog.
Newspapers. Newsprint is readily available and best of all free. It makes an effective filler for your boxes to cushion the blows that come with transport.
Packing tape. Purchase two rolls of packing tape to reinforce your book boxes and keep them closed for the journey. You’ll also want to add a layer of packing tape to the bottom and anywhere else you can see seams.
Sharpie. Label your packed boxes by color code and/or room. This will let your movers know exactly where to place those boxes in the new digs.
5. Prepare the Books
Wrap valuable books individually in the packing paper. There are a few ways you can arrange your books in boxes for the move.
Upright. Place the books standing upright with pages facing the sides of the boxes.
Flat. Stack them along the box sides, with heavier books on the bottom and lighter ones on top.
Spines down. Arrange the books with their spines facing the bottom of the box.
Whichever method you choose, don’t arrange books too tightly next to each other. After each row, put a layer of packing paper and start with another row. Fill any gaps with newspaper before taping up the box.
Contact Olde World Movers
For more book packing tips, contact us 817-545-7477 or fill out our convenient online form. We have 20 years experience with commercial and residential moves in the Fort Worth Metroplex area and would be happy to give you a free online estimate.
Holiday moving is certainly an adventure. But getting there is half the battle. Having reasonable expectations and taking it slow will help you move through this crazy phase of your life. Moving during the holidays is a bit more stressful and time-crunched than other times, plus add in colder weather and the challenges can add up. Whether you’re moving locally or long-distance, here are some holiday moving tips to keep in mind.
Make sure at least one room stays decorated in your existing home as long as you can to enjoy the holiday spirit while transitioning.
When clearing items to make way for holiday decor, put those everyday items right into a packing box.
Throw out as much as you can while packing so as to avoid more boxes than you care to move.
Schedule the movers as soon as you have a move-in date. Everything will revolve around that.
Purchase moving supplies early to avoid bare shelves during the holiday season. Everyone is looking for bags and boxes right now!
Ship gifts to your loved ones who live remotely.
Come up with a budget and stick to it. Not only are the holidays expensive, but moving is too.
Moving Prior to the Holiday
Moving prior to the holiday is emotionally tough, to be sure. Not only do you face leaving your house, you face doing so in the thick of that feel-good holiday time where everything centers around home and family.
Place beloved holiday items in one box, to be opened upon moving in to your new place. You will be welcomed with a taste of home that you can immediately display.
Schedule time to visit with friends and family before you leave. Throw an ugly Christmas sweater party or a cookie swap to make the transition easier, suggests Moving Insider.
Moving During the Holiday
If you are forced to be on the road during the actual holiday, this can present its own physical and emotional challenges. Just the logistics alone can be stressful, but having an experienced mover on your side will help with all this. For the emotional burden, consider these tips:
Create a holiday playlist or a scavenger hunt for the drive.
Pack the car with all the essentials, from snacks to games for the kids.
Choose hotels to stay at that embrace the holiday theme and welcome guests who have been displaced during this trying time.
Buy and wrap a few small gifts to open up as a family as you hit the road.
Prepare fun facts and places to see in the new destination. This will help you get excited for this next chapter in your journey.
Moving After the Holiday
This is probably the best option, as the holidays will be behind you and the kids will be off from school for a couple of weeks which makes it easier to pick up and leave. On top of that, you can stay in your existing home for one last holiday season and make lasting memories.
Ask friends and family to help you organize and move the small things during the Christmas and New Year’s break. Offer plenty of comfort foods and desserts to entice them.
Use up your vacation time so you can enjoy the move without worrying about work.
Place everyone’s favorite new gifts in a box to open immediately in the new digs.
Preparing for Cold Weather
Moving from the Dallas area to the Northeast, for example, can be quite the shock in terms of weather, especially at this time of year. There will likely be snow and ice to contend with in your new city, so take the proper precautions when moving in cold weather.
Bring blankets for the car.
Stop off for coffee or hot chocolate as needed.
Keep an eye on the weather. Make plans to get off the road if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Opt for climate controlled storage to keep your items safe from the cold.
Contact Olde World Movers
If you’re planning a holiday move in the Dallas or Fort Worth area, contact us at 817-545-7477 to book your appointment today. Based in Euliss, we service many communities in Texas, including Bedford, Plano, Carrollton, Mckinney, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
No one wants to be forced into a quick move, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Maybe you bought another house already and those owners want a quick closing, or maybe your husband lost his job and you have to relocate as soon as possible. Whatever the reason, you have to move FAST. No problem. With these tips, you can make the process go smoothly and seamlessly — even on a time crunch.
1. Start Planning
As soon as you know about the move, get planning ASAP. Time is limited so don’t procrastinate. Think about where you’re going to get the boxes and how you’re going to approach the packing (room by room or all clothing first?). Get out your computer or a pad of paper and sketch out a timeline of events, checklists and inventories. Plan out how you will get heavy, awkward items moved, such as pianos and antiques. Block out periods of time by day, or even hour if necessary. Skip this phase and everything else will be chaos.
2. Know Where to Start
Once you have a plan, tackle your packing systematically. You may prefer to start with the messiest room first, or maybe the most unused one, such as a craft room, guest room or spare room. Obviously, you don’t want to start with a critical room like the main bathroom or kitchen because you will need many of those items up until the day you move. Garages, attics and basements are all good places to start.
3. Follow Your Checklist; Reward Yourself
Stick to your checklist and mark off each item as it is packed. You may think this is too mundane and decide you will just check a bunch off at once, but trust us, this rarely works because your mind is going in a million different directions. Tackle it as you do it. As you achieve each mini goal — say, all the kitchen dishes or all the kids’ toys — reward yourself. Doesn’t have to be much. A quick walk around the block to stretch those muscles, a snack, a cup of coffee. Taking a breather will help you tackle the next chore.
4. Throw Stuff Out Along the Way
In order to pack less stuff and make your job easier, throw out the stuff you don’t need anymore. That way, it won’t have to make the trip and cost you money. Make one pile for trash and another for donations. If you haven’t worn it in the past 12 months, let it go. Have a yard sale and make some money.
5. Pack Logically
Packing up a room quickly means following a methodical strategy. Set up a packing station, such as an unused table, within the room you’re working. Have all the supplies you need at the ready. Throw away accumulated trash as you go along. Hire a sitter and forget about the laundry for now. Stay focused with no distractions.
6. Pack Safely
You want to be quick, but don’t sacrifice safety. Don’t try to save money on packing materials. Get more than enough so you can efficiently wrap grandma’s vase collection or your old trophies. Double tape the bottoms of boxes and place bubble wrap on the bottom before packing stuff on top. Keep each box to under 20 pounds. Tape lids securely.
Contact Olde World Movers
If you find yourself planning a quick move, choose Olde World Movers to get you packed up and transported safely and quickly. Contact us in Euless at 817-952-5694 or Frisco at 972-843-7193 to learn more about our fast moves or go online for a free, no-obligation estimate.
It’s no secret that fall is one of the best times to move. The weather is getting cooler, which means a time-consuming and physically demanding move won’t drain you quite as much. Plus, demand for movers is slowing down right now so you may snag a deal. Moving at this time of the year could guarantee less stress and fewer disruptions, too. That being said, moving is still a stressful proposition. Heed these tips to ensure an easy move this autumn, whether you face a local or long-distance move.
Get the right mindset: Start off on the right foot by getting in a positive frame of mind. If you see this opportunity as a positive one, that attitude will radiate to everyone around you, particularly your kids who can easily pick up on stress signals. Expect delays and setbacks going in and plan to leave wiggle room to accommodate the inevitable. You’re moving at a great time: the holidays are coming up and you can spend your time imagining hosting holiday parties in your new home.
Get the heavy lifting done in the mornings: Those cool, sunny mornings will be best for lifting furniture and awkward sized items like bumper pool tables. Remember that while fall days are more comfortable for moving, you have less time to do it all because the days are shorter. Plan ahead.
Make lists: Create a moving checklist of everything you want to pack. These lists will be ever-changing, so do them on your laptop if possible. Group by room for easiest reference. Print off those lists and pass them around to family members. Each person is responsible for packing everything in their rooms. As something gets packed, check it off your list. When you arrive at your new destination, you can cross reference the list to make sure everything made the trip. To make things easier, download an app designed for making your move an efficient one. Check out Business Insider’s Best Apps for Moving 2017.
Call the movers: At least a few weeks ahead of your move, book your professional movers. This will solidify your moving date — a date around which everything else will revolve. Get estimates from a few different companies and check out reviews online before settling on one. Many movers are done with the hustle and bustle of the late summer after getting all the college kids moved into their dorms and families into their homes before the start of school.
Explore your new place: If you’re lucky, you can get in to see your new place and start moving in some of your small stuff. Walk the neighborhood, time the drive to your child’s school or your place of work, call new doctors, check out the local library and look into recreational opportunities that are coming up.
Your fall move will be a breeze if you follow these tips, take your time, appreciate the process, and rely on someone you can trust to help you navigate.
Contact Olde World Movers
If you have an impending autumn move in the Dallas or Fort Worth area, contact us at 817-545-7477 to book your moving appointment today. Even though we’re based in Euliss and Frisco, we service many communities in Texas, including Bedford, Plano, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.
Moving brings with it all the excitement of starting a new journey in a new place, but it also brings all the stress of trying to pack up your life and rebuild. It can be a confusing time. Half your life is packed in boxes, and the other half is a mess. Trying to keep it all straight can send even the most organized person into a tail spin. With two-thirds of Americans having moved in the last five years, the number of people requiring moving services is on the rise. The majority of people who ask for a moving quote are looking to move locally, at 60%, with 40% looking to move long-distance, according to My Moving Reviews.
All of those people — yourself included, right? — have questions when facing moving and packing. We’ll do our best to show you the four FAQs people have about the process.
How can I get quality moving help?
The first step is to shop around and do your homework. Look for a company that’s been in business for awhile and has all the proper training and certifications. A company with lots of experience is usually a good indicator of success. After all, they wouldn’t be in business long if they didn’t put customer service first! Selecting movers with all the right tools and equipment will ensure your belongings are safely and efficiently transported where you need to go — whether across town or the whole country. Having a pro in your corner is absolutely essential in ensuring a smooth, seamless transition.
What must I do in the weeks leading up to the move?
Start to plan. Select a day and time, and call around for some quotes till you settle on the right company. Make sure they’re available and aware of your timeline. Pack everything up and label all boxes — not just with what’s in them but where they will go once in the new place. Change your address with the DMV, post office, workplace, voting lists, utilities, etc. Look into new schools and doctors as well. Gather all your supplies and boxes well in advance of moving day so you have everything set to go when you need it.
How do I get rid of all my stuff?
There will always be piles of stuff you just don’t know what to do with when prepping for a move. Why take junk with you to your new house? Separate it into piles for donating and for trash. Hold a yard sale or post your stuff online.
How do I calculate the cost of shipping?
Most times, the charge will be based on your shipment weight and mileage, particularly if you are moving out of state. These are called transportation charges but sometimes they can be quite general on your bill so you may want to ask for clarifications from your mover. There may be other charges as well, including packing, crating, valuation or coverage, oversized items charge and extra labor. Make sure you understand all charges before signing so you can accurately plan for your move.
Contact Olde World Movers in Dallas/Fort Worth
Olde World Movers can put your mind at ease and answer all your moving questions. Please contact us in Euless at 817-952-5694 or Frisco at 972-843-7193.