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If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you already know some of the reasons why it’s worth it to hire a professional packing service, including stress-relief, helping you let go and find closure, and increased free time. As it turns out, there are many other reasons to hire a professional packing service for your next move, which we will discuss in part two of this blog series. Our professional packers at Scott’s Oceana Moving company in Virginia Beach care about our clients and will do everything they can to make their move easier. That being said, here are a few more reasons to hire a professional packing service to assist with your next move.

They Provide The Supplies

Have you ever found yourself frantically running around town, racking up an expensive amount of packing supplies and filling your car to the brim until you can’t see out your back window? If so, consider hiring a professional packing service to do all your packing for you and provide all their own supplies, from industry-grade boxes and tape to bubble wrap. Not only does this eliminate the need for you to venture out on your own and spend an outrageous amount of money, but hiring a professional packer with all the right materials also ensures that your belongings will be packed in the most efficient and safe manner possible.

Your Belongings Are Protected

Wondering how you’ll manage to pack that delicate antique mirror your grandmother gave you without it getting damaged during the move? With a professional packing service, you won’t have to worry about your fragile or valuable items getting misplaced or broken during the truck ride to your new home. Professional movers and packers are equipped with the proper training, materials, and industry expertise to pack your belongings safely, no matter what they are. From specialty items like pianos and antique furniture to sensitive documents and nostalgic items, we’ve got you covered with tried and trusted packing and moving materials and techniques that will protect your belongings from harm.

Your Safety Isn’t At Risk

All too often, people try to accomplish every aspect of moving by themselves, from paperwork to packing to driving to their destination with all their belongings in tow. While this works for some people depending on the nature of their move and the size of their load, others put their health and safety at risk when they go it alone. With a professional packing service, you won’t have to worry about packing and lifting heavy, sharp furniture. Why endanger yourself and make the moving process that much more complicated when you can hire professionals to do it efficiently and safely with the proper strength and tools? Trust us — it’s just not worth the risk.

Hire Our Professional Packers

All things said and done, there are countless reasons why it’s a good idea to hire a professional packing service for your next move. From eliminating stress and freeing up your time to providing the right materials, techniques, and industry expertise, professional packers can make any size move easy. Contact Scott’s Oceana Moving in Virginia Beach to schedule a professional packing and moving service today!

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One of the things people dread most about moving is having to pack up all their possessions in an efficient and organized manner so they are ready to go when the truck pulls up to their house on moving day. That’s part of the reason why Scott’s Oceana Moving experts offer professional packing, assembly, and disassembly services in addition to our residential and commercial moving services. As moving specialists, we know how stressful and tedious packing can be, and we want to take that burden off you so your move goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some reasons why hiring a professional packing service for your next move is a good idea.

It Relieves Stress

Many people who are preparing to move find themselves in a time crunch during the last week leading up to their moving day, which can make moving an incredibly stressful experience — especially for procrastinators. Much like any other chore, people tend to overestimate the amount of time they have and put off their packing for as long as they possibly can. But, unlike procrastinating on a term paper, spring cleaning projects, or going to the gym, something as major and life-changing as relocating to a different city, state, or country is nothing to take lightly.

That being said, we know as well as anyone just how tempting it is to put off packing until the last minute, and we would be happy to step in and take the trouble off your hands. You’ll be surprised how much moving stress comes from the packing process, so with our help, you’ll be able to approach the move with far less anxiety and unnecessary stress than you’d have if you chose to go it alone.

It Makes Letting Go Easier

In all our years of providing packing services, we have developed a sense for how emotional and nostalgic moving can be. For many people, moving means leaving the house they grew up in, raised a family in, or built from scratch with their own two hands. In many cases, moving is not a choice, but rather a byproduct of getting a new job on the other side of the country or running into financial problems and needing to downsize.

Whatever the case may be, leaving fond memories and milestones behind is a difficult thing for many people to come to terms with, and for that reason, hiring a professional packer to pack away your sentimental items can greatly ease the process. That way, you can focus on other aspects of letting go, like spending time with loved ones at your favorite nearby parks, restaurants, shops, and natural areas. Often, people need closure before leaving their old house, and leaving the packing to us is a great way to avoid nostalgic hang-ups and get out of the house to enjoy your surroundings for the last time.

It Frees Up Your Time

In addition to relieving last-minute packing stress and making it easier to let go of your current home, hiring a professional packing service will also free up a great deal of your time. As previously mentioned, your last few days in your old house should not be spent in a frantic packing binge. Rather, you should focus on enjoying these last hours with your family and friends doing the things you love. Or, if you have all the closure you need and are ready to get going, having a professional take care of the packing allows you to focus on more important aspects of moving, like completing paperwork, payments, and other legal obligations.

Hire A Professional Packer From Scott’s Oceana Moving

Our moving experts at Scott’s Oceana Moving hope that you have found the first part of this blog series helpful, will continue on to the next post, and will consider using us for your professional packing needs. We have provided hundreds of Virginia Beach locals with our packing and moving services and pride ourselves on excellent, friendly service. Contact us today and we’ll get packing!

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Congratulations! You have just bought your very first home and you are ready to begin this new and exciting chapter of your life. While you are almost at the finish line, you do realize that there is one big task standing between you and your bright future. Considering there are many different aspects of moving, chances are you might forget something unless you are adequately prepared. In this post, we are going to address some of the most common things people forget during the moving process so that you can ensure that you are more than prepared for this exciting next step.

Remove Heavy & Fragile Items From Your Dressers

Many people hold off doing some of the most important aspects of their move until the very last minute. Even worse than that is thinking you have finished packing only to discover that you have forgotten something. Most commonly the last thing people remember they still have to pack up are the contents of dressers. When it is discovered that a dresser full of belongings still needs to be packed up, many people will simply shrug and decide the dresser can be moved as is. While this might seem like a good idea, we can assure you that it is not. Plain and simple, your dresser is not made to be moved around while it is full of items, especially heavy ones. Not only are you risking the structural integrity of your dresser when you move it like this, however. You are also risking breaking the items inside. Therefore, it is best if you take the time to pack up the items in the dresser before the move, even though it may be a less-than-desirable task.

Think About Parking Your Moving Truck

If you have rented a moving truck and you’re preparing to do all of the heavy lifting on your own, you might think you have everything figured out to make the day of the move a piece of cake. However, one of the most common things people forget to think about when they have rented a moving van is where they are going to park it both when they are loading it up and unpacking it. We would suggest that you reserve a parking spot if you are in an area that has a lot of street traffic. Securing these spots is absolutely essential if you want to have an efficient move.

Reserve Elevators If Needed

If you are moving into an apartment building or a high-rise condo, you’re going to need to reserve the elevator for best results. If you don’t you will likely find that your move will take at least twice as long as you work to move things while people are getting on and off the lift all day. Talking to your building’s management to find out if this is an option for you.

Label Boxes By Room

The last thing we would suggest that you do before you move is to label each box clearly by which room it will need to go to once you arrive at your new abode. Not only will this be incredibly helpful to you when you are trying to locate your kitchen towels, but it will also make the entire move go much more smoothly.

Need To Hire A Moving Company In Virginia Beach

If you are about to move and you really want it to be as simple and stress-free as possible, it’s time for you to call Scott’s Oceana Moving today. We have the experience and the know-how to make your move happen quickly and efficiently.  Contact us today!

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Plain and simple, the majority of us have a lot of stuff, too much stuff if we are being entirely honest. On the other hand, it normally isn’t until we decide to pack up all of these belongings that this inherent truth hits us. If you are planning a move and you haven’t yet reached the panicked state of realizing how much stuff you actually have to relocate, let’s just think about this together for a few minutes. Do you have old holiday decorations stacked to the ceiling in your attic? What about all of the camping gear you have stored in your garage or shed? Oh yeah, and then there are all of the articles of clothing that you haven’t worn in a year but are still somehow occupying your closet and much more.

Okay, okay, we aren’t trying to give you a panic attack. We know how stressful a move can be and that is precisely why we are writing this blog to help you. If you want to get rid of some of the stress, you’re going to have to cut down on what you own. Continue reading below if you want to know how you can get rid of the things you don’t need and make your move way easier.

Your Belongings Have An Emotional Footprint

One of the reasons people find it so incredibly difficult to declutter has everything to do with the emotions or memories that are tied to certain belongings. Additionally, owning many things is a way in which people feel secure in their life. In other words, if you have a lot of stuff, it will be that much harder for them to have nothing. Being able to acknowledge that these items hold meaning beyond what their actual use is will help you to begin to let go of the items you don’t need.

Distinguish Between Clutter & Not

Being able to sort your stuff effectively is a very important part of getting rid of unneeded items. You should set some rules when you are going through your belongings that will make it easy for you to distinguish what you need and what you don’t. One of the most common ways people separate their must-haves from their clutter is to ask themselves whether or not a certain item “sparks joy” in them. This idea comes from the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. The premise is of the entire book is that you can be much happier if you are only willing to separate yourself from your physical belongings.

More Stuff Equals More Work

Plain and simple, when it comes to moving homes, the more things you own, the more difficult the move is going to be. Packing will take more time, loading up the U-haul will take more time, as will unpacking and moving your things into your new space. If you want to put in a minimal amount of work, you’re going to need to have the minimal amount of stuff.

Get Rid Of The Easy Stuff First and Foremost

We know that decluttering on its own can be an extremely overwhelming task. When you pile moving on top of it, it becomes extremely easy for you to begin thinking the entire process is an impossible one. However, when you approach this job from a practical standpoint, it might not seem so bad. Your first step should be to get rid of the easy things first. This should be things like getting rid of old mail that has stacked up, or even sorting through a laundry basket of old clothing for an hour or two. Starting the process of removing things from your life will prepare you to get rid of things you may have otherwise held onto in the past.

Overwhelmed By Your Move Already?

If decluttering your home is already more than you want to deal with, you certainly aren’t going to want to make the move on your own. If you are in the Virginia Beach area and you need the helping hands of a professional moving company, Scott’s Oceana Moving is here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services and prices!

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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!

Move smarter.

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.

Treat yourself.

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.

Get help.

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!

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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!

Stay hydrated.

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:

…and reflection.

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

 

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Scott's Oceana Moving by Scott's Oceana Moving - 3M ago

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.

Prioritize

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.

Share

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.

Rest

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.

Call

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!”

 See what people are saying about Scott’s Oceana Moving, and contact us for a moving quote. Moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be—work with our moving company for your next move.

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