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Welcome back to our blog series on self-care tips for your summer move! With summer comes beautiful weather, sunny skies, even more excuses to get down to the sand and surf in magnificent Virginia Beach, and — as we talked about in our first blog — an influx in moving. Summer is the most popular time of year for people to move, and at Scott’s Oceana Moving, we want to make sure you get a chance to enjoy the season — and take care of yourself, too.
As we’ve talked about in previous blogs, moving is one of the most stressful life events around. Our moving company is all about making this process easier, which is why we offer packing/unpacking services as just part of our residential moving (and commercial moving) services). See some of the many ways you can better take care of yourself during these hot months of moving, and get a free quote from Scott’s Oceana Moving today!
This might not seem as special of a self-care tip like, say, a trip to the spa, but consider the following two scenarios. In scenario one, you’re frantically packing everything up, you’re running around like crazy trying to get everything accomplished, you’re yelling at your friends/family to help, and the last-minute nature of it all is essentially driving you crazy.
In scenario two, you are feeling calm, cool, and collected. Everything’s ready to go, you’re simply waiting for the movers and packers to arrive. You listen to the chirping birds as you sip your morning coffee, and take in the views of your place for one of the final times.
It’s pretty clear which scenario is better for your move, as well as better for your emotional state. For your moving process and your sanity, take a look at some moving tips to help turn your big day from a burden to a breeze.
Maybe back in the day, your mom or your aunt would take you out for a milkshake after a doctor’s appointment. Or maybe after a tough week at work, you celebrated getting through it with some coworkers at a favorite local haunt. When we get through some tough times, it can feel amazing to simply take some time to treat ourselves.
Think about a treat that will especially resonate with this move. Are you moving out of Virginia Beach? Make a point to visit Creamwiched or Rita’s before you go for some deliciously cold treats. Always wanted to visit Terrapin Restaurant but never felt like the time was right? The time has come at long last for you to make a reservation.
Treating yourself is just that — a treat. This isn’t an ordinary, everyday type of occasion, this is a time for you to celebrate the work that you’ve just done, as well as celebrate the times you’ve had in your old house — and to celebrate the good times to come.
Build in routine.
Craving routine doesn’t mean you’re not adventurous. Simply put, having routine in your life is a calming thing to rely on, which is especially relevant in the commotion and shake-up of moving. Like the times after the holidays, there’s a certain element of bliss to simply having things go back to normal — and building routine as soon as you can in your new place can help some of the newness of it all begin to dissipate.
Once you’ve officially moved into your new place, take a day off of work (if you can) to simply get settled in and feel more established. Our bodies tend to do better when we’re in a state of relative predictability, which can have you feeling more at peace with all the changes that have just taken place. Put up some wall decor, move your furniture around, and your sense of normalcy will return sooner than you think.
Get enough sleep.
Again, getting enough sleep might not be the most glamorous example of self-care, but it’s one of the most important. Going to bed at a reasonable hour and striving for 7-8 hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep is always necessary, but this is especially true during a stressful time like moving.
It can be far too easy to end up staying up til that dark time of day where you’re not sure if it’s still technically night or morning, in attempts to get everything done. Instead of burning the midnight oil, make a point to stop when you’re getting tired, and resolve to pick up the next day. Oftentimes, many of us get through busy periods in our life by promising that we’ll “catch up on sleep later.” This sentiment, while potentially admirable, can be rather harmful in the moment. Your move will go by more smoothly and you’ll feel way more relaxed if you take care of yourself before the big day. If you’re reading this and it’s way past your bedtime, take this as your sign to hit the hay.
Perhaps the ultimate way for you to make this move easier is to simply give us a call, and set up your move with our moving company! You could be sweating through the summer sun, hands cramping from clutching that cardboard box for far too long, and clothes clinging and sticking to your body as you attempt to move in a somewhat fluid manner. On the other hand, you could be sipping on a glass of infused water, the kind with cucumber slices in it, and lean back in your lawn chair with a magazine and a slick pair of sunglasses while the moving process is completed. It’s OK — we’d want to hire us as well.
Calling us for a free quote today is one of the best ways for you to truly take care of yourself during the summer months of moving. Avoid the dehydration, sweat, and disdain for having to do such a chore during such a beautiful time of year — give Scott’s Oceana Moving a call instead!
It may only be March, and it might seem like a ways away, but the warmer weather means that summer will be here before we know it. Considering that the most popular times to move are between May and September, summer is better known as “moving season.” Getting ready for a summer move can be busy and a bit stressful, but our moving company in Virginia Beach has plenty of ways to help.
Summer is meant to be enjoyed, not spent stressing and sweating over cardboard boxes in the sweltering sun. After all, who wouldn’t be at the beach instead of trying to carry and pivot your favorite sofa up two flights of stairs? With Scott’s Oceana Moving, we want to make sure you get to enjoy the season, which is why we’re offering some self-care tips for you to keep in mind when it comes to your summer move. Stay tuned to see how your summer move can go from frustrating to completely fine, and get an estimate from our moving company today!
Drinking lots of water might not seem as soothing and relaxing as an hour-long massage, but this is a crucial step of caring for yourself when you’re preparing for a move. Especially in those humid Virginia Beach days, moving will be approximately 1,000 times worse if you’re dehydrated. Take water breaks, don’t move too much (or too fast) on an especially hot day, and listen to your body.
As just a few other notes, it’s important to drink water well before the moment you start feeling thirsty. If you start feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or are experiencing a headache, take a moment to sit down, sip on some water, and try to cool off.
Do a little bit every day.
Imagine that perfect summer day where the sun is high, the sky is blue, and the scent of the ocean is calling you to relax and unwind at the beach. Now imagine having to spend those perfect days indoors, cramped among boxes and feeling frustrated and exhausted at having to clean and move everything around. There’s practically nothing worse than having to spend a gorgeous summer day indoors, which is why our moving company recommends doing a little bit of the moving process every day.
Once the nights cool off, try tackling just a few things (or even just one thing) off your list of to-dos. All your smaller efforts will add up over time, and will make the big day go by much more smoothly.
The way we see it, moving is kind of like a delicious steak dinner — much more enjoyable when you take your time and savor each bite, instead of scarfing it down as fast as you can. Doing a little bit of the moving process at a time is also a great way to make the actual move go by faster, meaning you have more time to do the things you love.
Build in some time for relaxation…
Summer is the time for enjoying life to its fullest, but one consequence of this mentality can leave us feeling exhausted and overbooked. Add moving on top of that, and you’ve got yourself a jam-packed schedule with little room for taking a breather. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, and this isn’t a particularly ideal emotional state for anyone to be in.
Before you actually move, you’ll probably be tired from the packing, the cleaning, and the organizing. Even if you have to schedule it, plan at least an hour or two where you can have a break, and do anything that relaxes you. Grab a book and read outside, watch an episode of your favorite show, take your dog for a nice walk, or watch the sunset on the beach. Whatever helps you collect your thoughts and feel more emotionally prepared for the big move is an excellent thing to practice during this otherwise busy time.
And speaking of building some time in for relaxation, you should also build some time in for something else:
You’re moving, and this is a big deal! This is the end of an important chapter in your life. Regardless of if that chapter was an amazing one, an emotional one, or a turbulent time, it’s still important to reflect on all that has happened. Take a moment to journal about everything that has taken place, as well as write about the lessons that you’ve learned throughout this era. You’ll find it’s a great way to process everything now, as well as serve as an excellent piece of nostalgia years down the road.
As another form of reflection, taking pictures of your house or apartment can also be a great way to remember your place. This can be especially helpful if you know this move is going to be an emotionally challenging one.
These are just a few of the many tips we have for taking care of yourself as you get ready for a big move. In our next blog post, we’ll feature even more ideas on how you can practice self-care before, during, and after moving day. In the meantime, contact our moving company to help make your next move become your easiest one yet! With packing/unpacking services, furniture assembly/disassembly, commercial moving services and so much more, Scott’s Oceana Moving` is here to help. We look forward to hearing from you!
Like Sasquatch and the Loch Ness monster, there are a number of myths out there that have people speculating between fact and fiction (except for you, Nessie; we know you’re real). Myths are the stuff that make life more interesting, but sometimes, it’s important to sift through the urban legends and find the truth. Even in the world of moving, there are far too many myths that exist when hiring a moving company.
Scott’s Oceana Moving is not only a Top Rated Local® moving company in the Virginia Beach area, we also have depths of wisdom and knowledge when it comes to debunking myths. Find out some of the common moving company myths, and contact Scott’s Oceana Moving for a free quote on your next move!
Myth: Moving companies are too pricey
This is perhaps one of the greatest reasons why people avoid working with a moving company. They think that the price is going to be way too high, for a process that could otherwise be free (though that’s another myth we’ll get to in a minute). But at Scott’s Oceana Moving, we offer highly reasonable prices, especially when considering all the moving services you can choose from. You could have someone help you with furniture assembly and disassembly, you could hire someone to help with packing, or you could just have us help with loading, transporting, and unloading your belongings.
At the very least, you could contact Scott’s Oceana Moving to get a free quote on what hiring movers could do for you. Not to toot our own horn, but there’s a reason people have chosen us—and even for more than one move. As Lamar S. stated, “The cost was way better than the other moving companies in the area.” Thanks Lamar!
Myth: It’s cheaper and easier to move on your own
People frequently assume performing labor for free is going to save them money, when compared to paying someone else. This couldn’t be further from the truth. For starters, any number of circumstances might make it more expensive to try on your own—and in some cases, even more dangerous. If you’ve experienced a recent injury or illness, or been advised not to lift heavy items by a doctor, you could end up having to pay for medical visits that could be astronomically higher than if you’d just called our moving company.
Not to mention, you might have belongings that simply can’t be tackled on their own. That 19th century armoire looks amazing, but less so when you realize it simply won’t budge. With the exception of chopping it apart with an axe, your solution of moving it resides with the professionals.
Even more than objects and the moving capabilities that you may or may not have, we refer back to the age old adage: time is money. If you’re super busy and/or your move will be rather time-intensive, moving everything on your own very well might not be cheaper. Taking a day off work, missing that day where you could make your biggest sale of the season, and heck, just the physical exhaustion are all definitely reasons why moving on your own is not always cheaper (and rarely easier).
Myth: Your stuff might get broken when handled by strangers
If anything, moving without the help of professionals might be a surefire way to experience some gasps, followed by some sharp clashes and bangs and the sound of broken things. It’s true, you know your stuff. But the right moving company has years of experience in moving your stuff, no matter how fragile or delicate.
Call us biased, but we don’t really think of ourselves as strangers. And we certainly don’t think of ourselves as anything but extremely competent and capable when it comes to moving your stuff. But you very well might need some reassurance from some of our past clients; take a look at what some reviews!
“Amazing company! We had no issues and had the extreme pleasure to work with a group of funny hard working men. Will definitely use this company for all of my moves!” – Amy G.
“Awesome job moving me to my new place! Professional crew that took good care of my furniture!” – Rick Myers
“Our movers were competent, courteous, and fast. They took great care of our furniture and packed the truck as good as it gets. We would highly recommend them to all our friends.” – Eric R.
Scott’s Oceana Moving is committed to dispeling some of the myths and legends about working with moving companies, but more than anything, we’re committed to making your move go as smoothly as possible. Work with our movers and packers to make moving go from stressful to stress-free. We’d be honored to work with you for your residential Virginia Beach moves, long distance moving, and everything in between. Give us a call!
Welcome back to our blog series on tough moves! In our first blog, we addressed some of the catastrophic cleanups, the unpreparedness of your new living space, and some other situations that make a tough situation even tougher.
In an ideal world, everything fits perfectly into boxes, nothing is ever too heavy, and cleaning up looks like something out of a Disney movie. Yet we know that this is essentially never the case. Moving can already be stressful, and when you add some tough situations on top of everything else, it might take everything in you to not just curl up in a ball and call it a day.
At Scott’s Oceana Moving, we’re a moving company you can trust, and are known throughout Virginia Beach for being the movers and packers that make the whole process go by smoothly. We’re more than happy to give you the tips and tricks to make a tough move easier—and how to prevent a stressful day to begin with. The only thing that should be tough about your move is when you say goodbye. See more about tough moving situations, and contact Scott’s Oceana Moving for a free quote!
The Bed That Won’t Budge
Your whole dresser has been neatly cleaned out and packed up. The mirror has been carefully placed at the bottom of the stairs. The doilies your mother-in-law insisted on making you are packed away in some box that *seems* to have disappeared. Everything is ready to go, until you get to that mahogany bed frame and deluxe king size mattress that simply cannot be moved. After several attempts and various pivots that are reminiscent of an episode of “Friends,” you recognize that this bed is going nowhere.
Instead of breaking out a MacGyver-esque pulley system (and breaking your back in the process), this whole situation can be prevented. Once you realize you’re going to be moving, make a list of things that are going to be far too heavy to handle on your own. The next step is to give our Virginia Beach moving company a call. Our moving services can help transport even the heaviest of items, and what’s more, we offer furniture disassembly and reassembly! Get a quote from our team today.
The Sudden Sickness
The thing about sickness and injury is they don’t exactly choose ideal times to hit. You could be all packed, all ready to go, when suddenly it comes over you. The despairingly terrible aches, the chills that reverberate all the way through to your soul—yeah, there’s no amount of Nyquil that’s going to make moving happen.
Or maybe all was well and healthy at your home. The sun broke through after several rainy days, so you decide to spend an afternoon playing catch with your daughter. The blue skies are dotted with some perfectly puffy clouds, the vibrant green grass feels heavenly beneath your bare feet, and to top it all off, your daughter has finally mastered the perfect spiral. She throws it about eight feet to your left, and in the excitement of the moment, you decide to relive the days of your youth by diving towards it with outstretched arms. You catch it! The crowd goes wild! Except you realize there’s something funny about your arm, and how it suddenly seems to be dislocated from your body. The doctor advises against any heavy lifting for the next six weeks, which might be a problem for that move coming up in eight days.
Whatever the injury or illness that comes up may be, it can be frustrating and frightening to have an impending move looming on the horizon. And truly, you can’t always prevent illness or injury. If an emergency comes up, give our movers and packers a call. We have done some emergency moving in the past, and our moving services could help you in a crunch. You can rely on Scott’s Oceana Moving to make any moving situation easier.
The Long Haul
Moving is already stressful, but when you’re moving across the state or even across the country, this can certainly be an adventure. And while we’d love to think of a move as a road trip, there’s so much labor involved—not to mention the heavily-involved process of constantly checking to make sure none of your belongings have flown off the back of the truck.
But you could get entirely Kerouac on the situation and make it into the trip of the century. You could plan out destinations! Roadside attractions! National parks and Route 66 and the embodiment of the American Dream! All you have to do is work with Scott’s Oceana Moving for long distance moving. This frees up your schedule and responsibilities—we’ll take care of the moving, you take care of seeing all the sights along the way.
The Long Goodbye
This is the house that you will never forget. This is where your friends came over for a spaghetti dinner and laughed and crowded around your tiny table. The place where you danced while doing dishes, the living room where you and the kids built a fort that stayed up for a whole week—your home has served you and your family so well, and it can be incredibly challenging to say goodbye. This type of move can be emotional, and one of the toughest of them all.
Leaving a home can feel like leaving memories and comfort behind, but you can frame this new chapter in a more positive way. If you have kids, have a movie night where you watch “Inside Out” and reflect on what moving might feel like (and how to cope). Take pictures—not just before moving, but consistently as well—of moments that stand out in your home, or of rooms where those memories happened, and turn them into a photo album or scrapbook. As another idea, make a list of all the things you want to do and try once you’re in all settled in your new home. This creates things to look forward to, and can definitely ease the process of moving.
It might seem strange to rely on a moving crew during this emotional time, but Scott’s Oceana Moving can make a difference in saying goodbye. With our moving services, we can essentially take care of your entire move for you, giving you plenty of time to spend some last moments with the house that became your home.
No matter what the tough situation may entail, each move has the same solution: work with Scott’s Oceana Moving! From commercial moving to long distance moving and everything in between, our moving services are here to make sure your move goes by smoothly. There’s a reason why people choose Scott’s Oceana Moving again and again—find out for yourself how our moving company makes the difference.
No matter how you slice it, moving is tough. You have to plan, pack, and prepare every minute detail and component of your possessions and life, not to mention clean the house in a way you never have before. All the factors and stress that go into moving can make it pretty miserable, but in our experience as the moving company of choice in Virginia Beach, we’ve seen some tougher-than-most moving experiences.
Let us share our knowledge and wisdom with you to help you avoid disaster—or at the very least, avoid making a tough situation even tougher. Take a look at some of the toughest moves around, and contact Scott’s Oceana Moving today to ensure an easier move! With packing and unpacking services, furniture assembly and disassembly, commercial moving services and long distance moving help, it’s no wonder we’re a Top Rated Local® moving company. Call us today to get a free quote.
The Catastrophic Cleanups
Cleaning is one of those things that very few people love, many people tolerate, but in extreme circumstances, most people dread. While there’s a certain cathartic quality about having a neat and tidy living space, a disastrous cleaning situation could leave any of us screaming and running for the hills.
One of the worst things is to get everything packed, and realize you have hours—if not days—of cleaning ahead of you. How did you miss the coloring session your 2-year-old ended up having on the carpet under the couch? Is that your armchair? Or just a huge conglomeration of dust? And what’s that fuzzy thing that seems to be moving right where the fridge used to be?
Avoid the crazy and catastrophic cleanups that come from moving by spending a little time each day doing some organizing and tidying up. This is a great habit in general, but especially when you have a move on the horizon, start making cleaning up a priority—but one that can be broken up among several days. When the big day arrives, your cleaning agenda will look smaller, and less like a checklist for a Hazmat crew to complete.
The Classic Crashing Piano
The ropes are taut, the moving crew is focused, and a sudden SNAP is quickly followed by Wilhelm screams and a cacophony of keys. No one wants to see their gorgeous Steinway desecrated from a move gone wrong, but the same can be said for any furniture. When you move, you want (and kind of assume) that everything will go according to plan, and all your belongings will arrive unscathed.
The truth is, your furniture and belongings can absolutely end up tarnished in a move, whether it’s your Steinway or your great-grandmother’s sewing machine. But there’s another truth with this scenario as well—it can all be avoided when you work with a moving company that puts you and your needs first. At Scott’s Oceana Moving, we work diligently and cautiously to ensure your furniture and other things are safely transported. Plus, we even offer furniture assembly and disassembly, making it easier than ever for you to get the help you (and your belongings) need. Skip the bungee cords and the precarious-looking Prius with a wide open trunk and the hazards flashing on the highway—invest in a moving solution that doesn’t play with fire.
The New Home That’s Not Ready
You pack up and transport everything and everyone successfully. You hit the road after a reflective and somber goodbye to your old home, and are ready to start some new beginnings. The sun has just set, you’re exhausted from the trials and tribulations of the day, but you finally (and dare we say, wearily) arrive at your brand new place. You trudge up the steps with the last remainders of energy you have, grab the key from your pocket, but wait—where’s that key?
Unless you feel like sobbing out of mental and physical exhaustion on the day of your move, you want to make sure your new home has everything you need to start settling in. Make a checklist well before you leave of everything you need, then double (if not triple) check to ensure you’re ready. This might also mean checking out your new digs before you even start moving, to make sure everything at the home is also prepared. Things happen, and sometimes you just need to be flexible, but there’s a difference between preparing for the worst and not preparing at all.
In our next blog, we’ll continue with some classic situations that lead to an exceptionally tough move. But in the meantime, you can trust that Scott’s Oceana is the moving company to help your moving experience go as smoothly as possible. There’s a reason people say they would choose us again and again—find out for yourself when you get a free estimate for your next big move!
Talk with a family member or friend, speak with a neighbor, even ask a random stranger, and it’s likely that each of them have moved. More than likely, they’ve moved multiple times. Moving is one of the most common shared experiences we have in the United States; in 2007, the average person was expected to move over 11 times in their lifetime. This is something we’ve all done, many of us over ten times, though there’s something regarding moving that’s acknowledged, but not always addressed.
Moving can be highly stressful. There are timelines, deadlines, and so many things to start and finish that even at best, moving can be overwhelming. In fact, moving is one of the top five most stressful situations that people can encounter. But with Scott’s Oceana Moving, it doesn’t have to be. We are the Virginia Beach moving company of choice, and we are more than ready to take on your next move. From commercial moving to residential moving, packing, unpacking, and furniture (dis)assembly, we can manage it all. Learn how to cope with some of the stressors that moving can bring, and contact our moving company to get a free estimate.
What makes moving stressful?
Before assessing ways to manage the stress of a move, it’s important to understand why this can be such a tough time. More than anything, the stress of a move relates back to two key things: disruption in routine, and dealing with the unfamiliar.
Collectively, humans don’t do well with change. Even though change happens slowly and over time, anything that smells of a disturbance in routine can cause some outcry. From an article published by Harvard Business Review, they discuss how “Routines become automatic, but change jolts us into consciousness, sometimes in uncomfortable ways. Too many differences can be distracting or confusing.” It makes sense that people would want to avoid situations that contribute to discomfort.
In addition to the disruption in routines, having to adapt to unfamiliar scenarios is more than enough to induce stress. Oftentimes, a move is prompted by something new, such as relocating for a job or accommodating a growing family. Regardless of the reason for the move, this often involves leaving behind the community you’ve become a part of, and new transitions can be hard to grapple with. Being completely outside of your realm of comfort can also feel like you’re outside your realm of stability, which can be tough for anyone to manage.
Lest we forget the fact that moving takes a ton of time! You’re already busy with careers and commitments, trying to add an hours-long process onto this is kind of the worst. The list of factors that make moving stressful is a comprehensive one, but luckily, there are many things that can be done to make this experience a little easier.
Moving can seem especially daunting due to the sheer amount of things that need to be completed. List out everything you need to do first, then circle back to the most important things. Maybe these will be the most time-consuming parts of moving, or perhaps they’ll be the most involved parts—such as finding a new place to live. Either way, there’s something cathartic about writing down everything you need to get done first, and then filtering through the “right now” things versus the “these can wait” tasks.
Tell the news of moving to your loved ones (and employer as necessary), but not just because it’s good practice to notify them. Sharing and talking about the tough times with those you’re closest to is a great way to cope with the stress of the moves. Not only is it healthier to talk about what’s on your mind, your friends and family can be a great sounding board for providing empathy and advice.
As artist Banksy said, “If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit.” Learning how to rest is a skill, as is finding that balance between working too much and not at all. It can be extremely easy to push yourself to the edge, to stay up late night after night trying to get everything in order. Unfortunately, sometimes this is necessary, such as with a short-notice move. But all throughout the moving process, it’s important to find breaks and rest for your own well-being. We tend to have this notion that taking care of ourselves can be selfish, or at the very least, we tend to put ourselves second to everything and everyone else. It’s critical to give yourself the time you need—when you’re in a good place, everything else will benefit as well.
One of the easiest ways to make moving simpler involves no more than a phone and the experts at Scott’s Oceana Moving. By working with our moving services and moving company, the amount of things you’ll have to do will significantly lessen, leaving you with sighs of relief and more time to focus on everything else. Working with a moving company is such a worthwhile investment, because you’ll be saving yourself so much time and hassle. With packing services, furniture assembly, and transportation, we have provided local moves in Virginia Beach and long distance moves to so many people, meaning we have the expertise and professionalism you need to get the job done.
And our clients would be the first to agree, and the first to say they’ll work with us again and again. As past customer Breanna said, “Frustrated, stressed and concerned our move in 4 days wouldn’t be (financially & physically) possible, another recommendation came though; Scott’s Oceana Moving company.
As soon as I called, Scott answered and reassured me that he would absolutely make our move happen, on time, and ON BASE, and affordably!!! Cue MAJOR sigh of relief… I would strongly recommend, and will be 100% hiring them again for our next move!”
Scott’s Oceana Moving is the moving company you can trust when it comes to all things moving related. In the years we’ve spent moving people and businesses in the Virginia Beach area, we’ve seen practically every situation imaginable. One of the toughest moving situations we’ve seen has nothing to do with the move itself—it’s when businesses or companies are in need of moving services, but end up trying to tackle everything themselves.
However, we get why this is. Hiring movers might seem like a difficult business expense, or it might seem like you can do it on your own just fine. We’re here to tell you that it can not only be easier to work with a moving company, but it can save you time and money in the process. Take a look at our list of businesses that would benefit from commercial moving services, and contact our commercial moving company today to get started.
If your restaurant has decided to move to a new location, there are probably so many great reasons for why that is. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, so many factors contribute to moving your business, and moving your restaurant is an exciting step in the trajectory of your success.
A restaurant of any size would benefit from our commercial moving services. The amount of items you have is insane, and extremely hard to keep track of—eating utensils, plates and other dishes, none of these even account for the food prep equipment you have. Ovens, kettles, pots, pans, dishwashers, sinks—the list goes on and on. In an ideal situation, you’d be moving to a kitchen where everything is exactly the same, but we all know how unlikely that is. Unless you have a fairy godmother magically standing by, you’re going to need to move everything over to the new location.
Luckily for you, Scott’s Oceana Moving can grant your moving wishes by providing an affordable and efficient service that makes moving easier than ever. Contact our commercial moving company for a quote today!
You have a hair studio to run, and you can’t spend valuable time trying to carry over box after box of hair supplies. From the conditioner to waxing material to the hair styling appliances, there are so many little pieces that need to be brought over to the new location. Not to mention, this doesn’t include the chairs, sinks, shelves, and everything else you have. The likelihood of selling everything and getting your money’s worth is pretty slim, making it much more lucrative to move all of your salon’s belongings over. You could either lose money from having to buy new beauty supplies, or you could invest in commercial moving services to help. Let Scott’s Oceana Moving help your hair salon get set up in the new location!
Here in Virginia Beach, we have our fair share of tourist attractions and shops, including plenty of t-shirt stores and other boutiques. The idea of packing every single piece of merchandise up can seem overwhelming, to say the least. One of the best things you could do is to instead work with our packing and unpacking services—through our moving company, the time it takes you to get relocated will be significantly less than if you try to tackle everything yourself.
Not to mention, moving is a stressful, unenjoyable process. The thought alone of having to take care of this entire process is time-consuming, and with your business, you simply can’t afford to spend time on trying to manage your business and a move at the same time. Work with our commercial moving company instead.
Whether you’re selling shells by the seashore or just some fun seaside holiday ornaments and other trinkets, you already know that the number of collectibles you own is pretty huge. Not to mention, you likely have tons of objects that are fragile, and won’t exactly fare well if you try moving things on your own. One box of crushed snow globes might not seem like a lot, but losing merchandise is entirely detrimental to your company, and it can’t be passed off as an “oh well” type of situation.
Instead of missing materials or experiencing the breaking of your store’s valuables, those funds could be reappropriated to our commercial moving services. We are expert movers and packers when it comes to handling your materials, promising extreme care and caution with any fragile items. Look into our packing and unpacking services today!
We’re guessing you might have started out smaller, but now see the demands of your business continuing to grow. When this is the case, you should know more than anyone that a professional moving company is going to be necessary in helping out. At Scott’s Oceana Moving, we have the transportation moving services you need, as well as furniture disassembly and assembly options to make everything go even smoother. They say that many hands make light work, and when you have the massive items to transport to a new location, you’ll need as many hands as you can get. Scott’s is a commercial moving company that can make moving extraordinarily easier.
We’ve all seen some kind of cartoon clip that involves a grand piano crashing down from the top of a skyscraper. Fortunately, Scott’s Oceana Moving knows exactly how to avoid that situation, which is where we can make all the difference in helping you relocate your music store. This is a scenario where you have tons of heavy instruments and equipment, and there’s simply no way you can efficiently and effectively move guitars and baby grands to a new spot. Trust the moving company of choice in Virginia Beach—we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re selling paper in an average office building or helping people with their taxes throughout the year, we hope you get to a point where you need to hire more people to take on an influx of business. Once your need for additional staff increases, the likelihood of needing additional space is practically imminent. Make everything easier by working with our commercial moving services to get to your brand new space. With those massive filing cabinets, computer systems, printers, and so much more, you could avoid having to lift and move heavy equipment, and instead get to carry on with business as usual.
Truth be told, our moving company can make a difference in your move, no matter the commercial (or residential) needs, no matter how near or far. We would be honored to provide you with the commercial moving services that will make your job easier. The size of your business or the type of business is important, but ultimately, our moving company will making moving easier for you, which is the kind of service you deserve.
You have so much on your plate already, your responsibilities are already filling up so much of your time, the last thing you need is to devote hours upon hours to getting ready for a move. The commercial moving services at Scott’s Oceana Moving are exactly what you’re looking for in order to make the upcoming move a smooth one. Contact our team for the best in moving services in Virginia Beach today—we promise to bring the professionalism, care, and expediency your business deserves.
In a previous blog, we talked about the signs that indicate it’s time for you to hire commercial moving services. But one of the most important questions to address is, why? Why hire commercial movers when you can just try to do everything yourself? Why work with a moving company when you can just get your employees to do it?
We’re so glad you asked! Because today’s blog is going to dive into why hiring commercial movers is the smartest decision you can make. Take a look at our blog on hiring commercial moving services, and contact the movers and packers at Scott’s Oceana Moving today to get the best moving in Virginia Beach and beyond.
You’re insanely busy.
You run a business! Your list of to-dos is neverending! Can you imagine adding “moving” onto your things that need to get done? From packing, cleaning, moving, and then unpacking and setting everything up, this is a lengthy and stressful process. Even just moving a small apartment can take hours—the bigger the space and the more things you have, the longer it will take.
As a business owner, you know that time is money, but it can also be an investment. Invest in a commercial moving company like Scott’s Oceana Moving—it won’t only save you time, but it will save you the headache and the tension that can come from the moving process. At Scott’s Oceana Moving in Virginia Beach, we can take care of it all, from packing to unpacking and everything in between. We even include furniture assembly and transportation to make moving virtually something that you’ll never have to worry about—to the point of where “moving” might not even make that list of things to do.
Your employees are insanely busy.
Alright, if you and your one coworker are in some startup business, working out of a basement, and are finally ready to upgrade to a brick and mortar location, you might be okay. But more often than not, you have several (if not dozens) of employees, all of whom are constantly working to get everything done. This is not only adding something new to their list of responsibilities, but you’re asking your employees to work outside of their job description. Asking this of employees can add tension and an overall feeling of disgruntlement to the workplace, which is not how you want to start things out in a new building.
Instead of focusing your employees’ efforts on moving, have them continue to work at growing your business—this is way more important than trying to save money by hiring commercial movers! You could be losing business while trying to get everything set up. Ultimately, your employees are there for a reason, and unless you yourself run a moving company, it’s not for carrying boxes.
You’re (probably) not a professional mover.
We don’t want to make assumptions, but we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t be here if you too were a professional mover (but we’re flattered if you are!) Corporations and businesses often have expensive equipment and technology that needs to be handled and transported in an appropriate way—we’re here to tell you that your friend’s cousin’s truck is not going to cut it.
Work with commercial moving services who have the necessary experience to get the job done. You won’t have to worry about loss of equipment or the cost of damaged goods when you’re working with a trusted commercial moving company. With Scott’s Oceana Moving at your side, your commercial moving needs will be a top priority.
In a future blog, we will cover even more reasons why working with commercial moving services is in your best interest. For the time being, contact Scott’s Oceana Moving with any questions you may have and for a moving quote! We’d be honored to help you and your business find success with our commercial moving company.
Your Virginia Beach business has been doing well, everything seems good, except you have this inkling that something is in need of a change. It might be hard to place the feeling, but there’s a good chance it’s a thought you’ve had for awhile. This persistent question has remained in the back of your mind: is it time for your business to move?
There can be any number of reasons why your business is in need of commercial moving services. No matter which reason resonates with you, one thing remains—at Scott’s Oceana Moving, we are the moving company of choice in the Virginia Beach area. Providing long distance moving services, residential moving, and even packing and unpacking services, our moving company is the way to create a moving experience that goes by as smoothly as possible. People have relied on our services time and again, and we know that our commercial moving option can be of great benefit to you and your business.
Take a look at some of the reasons your business is in need of commercial movers, and work with Scott’s Oceana Moving to get the commercial moving company you deserve. Call us today to get started!
Your business is growing.
First off, congratulations on your growing business! That is so exciting, and such a testament to your hard work and dedication over the years. It’s pretty incredible that the economic growth and success of your establishment can result in needing physical growth to accommodate. This looks like an increase of work that’s coming forth, which means you’ll eventually need to hire new employees, and with more employees, you’re going to need a bigger space.
When you’re in need of a space that can be both comfortable and productive for your additional employees, the time to move has definitely arrived. If you avoid growing physically as a business, you’re putting off growth as a company, because your employees can’t continue to meet the demands of the increased workload. Expecting this is essentially setting yourself up for failure—either your business won’t continue to grow and succeed, or your employees will get burned out while trying to keep up.
You and your employees have enough going on with your business—it’s simply unrealistic for you to expect everyone to do the moving for you as you transition into a new location. Make it easier for everyone and hire our commercial moving company to help.
Your business is changing.
Like everything in life, things change and evolve. Oftentimes, businesses start out as one thing, and expand to the changing market and needs as you continue in your ventures. Maybe you first started as a graphic design agency, and now you’re adding writers to your team. Or maybe your restaurant was originally focused on soup and sandwiches, and now you’re adding a dinner menu. No matter how your business is evolving, you will need a space to keep up. And chances are, your original business’ space just can’t keep up with the changes that are currently taking place.
When your business model is changing and developing, you will absolutely need a space to match. The demands of your business can be remedied when your location makes sense to the demands at hand. That tiny little garage might have been fine for you and your two other coworkers, but if you’re now needing an actual brick and mortar location that can accommodate guests, it’s time for a change. This can be the perfect fresh start your business needs, and a commercial moving company like Scott’s Oceana Moving is more than ready to help.
You’re doing better financially.
More than likely, you didn’t have the perfect space you wanted when it came to starting up your business. It could have been practically nothing more than a shack, or perhaps you were pulling a Bill Gates and working out a garage (side note: Apple, Mattel, Disney, Harley Davidson, and Yankee Candle Company all also started out in a garage!) If you’re now experiencing the financial success necessary to create a store that is going to match the theme of the business, this is the perfect time to move.
It might seem intimidating, the thought of finally getting to a place of financial stability and then spending those hard-earned profits on real estate. This is totally understandable, but it should be noted that having a new business is going to be the vehicle that helps your business continue to grow. After all, what if Microsoft had only stayed confined to a garage? Work with our moving company to get the help you need to get started.
You could profit from getting a new space.
If you purchased a space in a developing part of town a decade or two back and you suddenly find yourself in the trendiest part of town, there could be advantages to getting a new space. Granted, if your sushi restaurant is one of the busiest places in town, you’ll likely want to hold on to the spot you’ve got. But if your corporation experiences no financial benefit from the location you’re in, this might be a perfect opportunity for you to move.
You could very well make a profit off of selling this space, and this could give your business a financial boost to do other financial things that you’ve been putting off for some time. If earning additional revenue from selling your current spot is promising, you should absolutely look into selling (and commercial moving as well).
You’re sick of renting your current location.
For anyone who’s renting out the space your business relies on, you know how much of a hassle this can be. Especially if the area isn’t rent-controlled, you are not only losing money with zero turnaround or chance for ROI, you run the risk of having to pay more each year. Just as with residential property, we hope you get to a place where you don’t have to worry about renting. Once you’re at that point, it can be one of the best moves possible to find a commercial moving opportunity that results in you owning your own location. The freedom and liberties that are warranted with this experience are practically unmatched when compared to renting.
You need to keep up with the trends.
If your business is needing a modern overhaul to stay current, remodeling might, in some cases, end up being comparable or more expensive than simply moving to a new location. Not to mention, remodeling makes it very difficult to continue with business as usual—this is a project that can take weeks—if not months—to complete, and the last thing you want is to lose customers and clients in the meantime. Not a whole lot of people enjoy a coffee shop that has a blaring drill running through concrete, or trying to complete a business transaction when you have nails and hammers pounding in every which direction. Remodeling might be a more expensive option in the long haul instead of simply moving to a better location that allows you work (and start) fresh. Not to mention, you can probably continue running your business at its current location while preparing for the move.
No matter what the reason, it’s time for your business to move, which means it’s time for Scott’s Oceana Moving to help. We are the commercial moving company you can rely on, and have served the Virginia Beach area with the utmost professionalism and care when it comes to moving. With commercial moving services, furniture assembly/disassembly, packing and unpacking and so much more, you can’t go wrong with Scott’s Oceana Moving. Your business is such a vital part of your life, and it deserves to experience commercial moving in the best possible way, and the most efficient manner. Contact our moving company today to get started!
We’ve covered making the moving process easier for kids, we’ve talked about making moving easier for parents, but there is one important part of the family we’ve yet to mention. These family members may have four legs, a tail, and all the love in the world (unless they’re cats). In order to have a move goes as seamlessly as possible, you need to consider all those affected by moving, and pets are absolutely no exception.
Whether you just have your beloved feline named Fluffy or your house resembles that of a small zoo, it’s important to make sure your pets have a smooth move and transition to your new abode. Moving can be stressful for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be. Work with the experts at Scott’s Oceana Moving to get the moving services you need to make this process a worry-free one. As a Top Rated Local® moving company in Virginia Beach, we are here to make sure your moving needs are met (and Fluffy’s too). Check out how to make moving easier for pets and get a free quote from Scott’s Oceana Moving!
Before the Move
Unlike with kids, preparing for a move can pretty much be business for usual with your pets. If you have a pet that has slightly higher needs (like a new puppy), some additional things might need to be taken into consideration. For example, if your dog is prone to chewing and gnawing on some objects, they might be curious about some new and unfamiliar objects that are showing themselves around the home. Keep an eye out if you see any behaviors that are undesirable, and respond to them accordingly.
Similarly, cats have this tendency to lounge and/or play in pretty much every surface or area that isn’t the cat castle you bought them. If your cat loves playing with boxes (read: ripping them apart) you might want to keep them away from where you’re packing in order to maximize efficiency—as well as not lose any boxes in the process.
During the Move
The best practices for moving with a pet somewhat vary depending on where you’re moving. Which makes sense, because moving across the street looks pretty different than moving across the country. Take a look at some tips to consider during the move:
If your move is to a new place that’s relatively close (like less than 30 minutes away), your animal might be just fine with accompanying you to the new digs. If you’re a little nervous about how they’ll do in the new location, you can always consider dropping your pet off with a friend or family member until you feel ready to bring them into your place.
In the event you’ll be moving to a location that’s a few hours away, this requires a bit more planning with your pet. Either instance would warrant hiring a moving company to help, because it would absolutely make for an easier transition for everyone. However, moving a few hours away could save you from having to take several trips, as well as save you from adding hundreds of miles onto your car. The smartest choice in this instance is to work with the moving specialists at Scott’s Oceana Moving. We can safely move all of your boxes, as well as help out with loading and unloading, so that you can focus on you and your pet. Save yourself the hassle—call Scott’s instead.
While we might be known as a premier local moving company in Virginia Beach, we can also help you with a long distance move. This is highly recommended regardless of pets, but even more of a reason to hire movers and packers. When your move is going to take an entire day (or longer) to arrive at your new location, this can put a lot of strain on a pet (and pet owners alike).
Let a moving company cover the transportation so that you don’t have to worry about having a Labradoodle frantically moving about in the cramped cabin space of a rented moving truck. Not to mention, making frequent stops with a huge trailer is less than ideal. You could either drive the distance with your pup in tow, taking your time as the moving company takes care of it all, or you could look into traveling by air as well. Flying with your feline or dog might make for a much easier transition than driving from coast to coast.
No matter which way you end up transporting yourself and your pet, make sure that they will be able to have access to food, water, and breaks along the way. Having a moving company take care of all your belongings means you have less to worry about, which will make an incredible difference come moving day.
After the Move
Packing is finished, the truck is loaded, your keys are turned in, and now you’ve finally arrived at your new home. How can you help your dog or cat or iguana adjust to their new surroundings as quickly as possible?
Maintain consistency. If your pet has always been able to run out the door to the yard, try to accommodate that as much as possible. Start by using a leash to ensure safety, and walk your dog repeatedly around the perimeter of your new property, or consider getting an invisible fence installed as needed. If your pet loves sleeping in their crate at night, set it up as soon as you can to give them some semblance of home one more. By making this home reminiscent of your previous one, you are taking an active role in helping your pet make sense of their surroundings.
Avoid overwhelming them. All of a sudden your pet is in a new place which they’ve likely never seen before. Take them into the empty house or apartment before the boxes and furniture start making their way in so that they can explore safely. Exhibit patience, and take things slow when it comes to moving things in. Likely, your animal will be just fine, but if you start to see nervous behaviors, slow things down and give them plenty of attention.
Help them adapt. For dogs, take them on walks throughout the neighborhood as you normally would, following the same route at first for a few walks or so. Give your pets the same attention you normally would—and then some—to continue encouraging them in this new environment.
If you see signs that your pet is struggling in this new environment, keep repeating the same steps listed above, and give it a little bit of time. Seeing the same behaviors persist a month after moving into your new place? Talk with a veterinarian for additional tips to help your animal adapt.
No matter where you move with your pet, you both are on an exciting new adventure. Moving can undoubtedly be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Our team of moving experts are committed to making sure you have the best moving experience (and that your pets do, too). From packing, unpacking, furniture assembly and more, our moving company can do it all. Get a free quote from a moving company you can trust, and call Scott’s Oceana Moving today.
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