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Here are some questions to ask yourself when you move in a hurry.

So, your lease is up, you need to get moving, and you need to get moving fast. What are the absolute essentials that you need to focus on before you can finally feel the peace of being in your new house? Tristate Moving and Storage is here to give you the details. Let’s check it out.

Know Where You Are Going.

If you’re going to move, then you need to know where that is. Even if you’ve seen the property in person, you should take a bit of time to get familiar with the area. What sorts of neighbors are you going to have? Where are you going to park the moving truck? Have you set up your mail to be forwarded to your new address?

Moving in a hurry can leave a lot of things forgotten in the whirlwind of getting everything done. The questions above can help you get organized.

Know When You Are Going.

Make a calendar for your move that illustrates each segment of the event. Set clear deadlines for when you need to be packed and when you plan on calling your moving company so that these dates don’t slip by unnoticed among the chaos.

Know How You’re Going.

Are you going to be moving some items yourself? Are you going to have the moving company do most of it for you? Figure these kinds of details out as soon as you can so that you can ensure that all the factors you need will fall into place.

Know You Can Do It!

Moving is stressful, but with the right plan, you can do it. All you need is to find the right moving company to help you. Luckily, you’ve found Tristate.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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Here are the things you need to think about as you plan to move in Spring.

Moving in the Spring can certainly be an attractive idea. The weather is beautiful and there are plenty of houses to choose from in your search. However, a lot of people are thinking along the same lines that you are. Spring can be a very busy month for moving. However, we at Tristate Moving Company are here to help you navigate moving in the Spring so that you can proceed with as few headaches as possible. Let’s take a look at how you can move in the Spring with as few hiccups as possible.

Do: Make a plan with time to spare.

Moving in the Spring can be a stressful event, as any moving event can be. However, giving yourself ample time to execute each item on your moving checklist is going to make everything much easier. For example, if your movers or cleaners are busy when you need them, you don’t have to worry. Simply use one of the other time slots you’ve planned for. Give your professionals options and remain as flexible as possible. Everyone in your life will thank you for it, including yourself.

Don’t: Hire a mover without vetting them.

As you look for the perfect moving company, make sure that you’re asking the questions that will affect your move. Ask them how they handle fragile items and whether or not they reassemble furniture once it arrives at its destination. Ask the tough questions that are going to matter to you down the line about pricing, cancelling, and rescheduling. Find out how you can prepare for them to have everything they need when moving day arrives and leave no stone unturned. We at Tristate Moving Company are here to help you, so let us answer your tough questions so that we can put your mind at ease.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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Are you moving in Washingotn DC? Here’s what you need to know about obtaining a moving permit.

If this is your first time moving to or away from Washington DC, then you may be shocked to discover that you need a moving permit to get the job done. Thankfully, if you’re moving in Maryland, you won’t need to do any of this, but Washington DC requires you to take action sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at what you need to do to get a moving permit in Washington DC.

Why do you need a moving permit in Washington DC?

For better or worse, Washington DC is a very busy metropolitan area. That means that holding up traffic on a busy street is going to be complicated without a permit. The city of Washington DC requires that tenants and other individuals obtain a moving permit to ensure that the moving truck they use has enough space to park and be utilized. The permit must be obtained in advance so that the other people on the street have 72 hours of notice to move their vehicles so that you can use the street space. It’s best to apply for this permit well in advance so that you aren’t left out in the cold come moving day.

How does the moving permit work and how do you obtain one?

Contact TOPS, or the District Department of Transportation, to obtain the permit. It’s going to cost you approximately fifty dollars and will not exceed two days of use. You can obtain the permit online through the TOPS website if you would like, but you can also go to the police department and apply for one. Try to get a parking area as close to your home as possible so that you aren’t hauling items long distances down the street. Applying early for the permit will help to ensure that you get the space and times that you need.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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Where do you get moving boxes?

Without the right tools, moving in Maryland simply isn’t an option. You’re going to need various items to help you get from your old home into your new one. Thankfully, we at Tristate Moving and Storage have created a helpful list of items that you will need along with some tips on how to procure them. We’re talking about boxes, tape, labels, and more in today’s blog. Let’s check it out.

  1. Boxes are very important.

Boxes are one of the most important things you need for when you move, but where do people even get those? You can go to an office supply store or a moving supplies store if you want to, but there are also ways to get boxes for free. Restaurants, grocery stores, and book stores usually have extra boxes that they don’t need. If you ask nicely, they are sure to help you out with some. Craigslist can also be a great place to find unwanted boxes.

  1. There are so many different types of tape.

Tape comes in many varieties, but how do you know which one is right for your moving boxes? Which one works best with fabric? Here’s the deal. The best tape for moving boxes is probably going to be shipping tape, which is brown and glossy looking. Duct tape is also a good choice, but it can be a hassle to cut through later. When dealing with fabric, you should invest in tape that sticks well to itself, like duct tape once again. Trying to stick the tape to the fabric itself might be a losing battle. In fact, try safety pins. You just need to make sure that they secure well.

  1. Labels are essential for your move in Maryland.

When you label your boxes, bags, and other items for moving you should make sure that your labels are visible. Try to cover each side of the item so that you don’t have to worry about which direction you’re storing it at. Though it may be easiest to just write on the box with a marker, you may want to consider color coordination so that you can spot the differences between your boxes from far away without having to worry about the labels being legible.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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Delaying your move can be a challenge, but we can help!

You’ve planned out the perfect move. All your things are packed. You’re ready to go. Unfortunately, there is a major storm on the horizon and it doesn’t look like you’re going to be able to move on the day you originally anticipated. Now, don’t worry, there are options for you to consider if you have to delay your Maryland move. Let’s take a look.

Storage is your new best friend.

In the event that you cannot move your items as planned, storage can be a huge help. You can put your household items, furniture, and other items you won’t need daily into storage until you’re ready to take them to your new home. Our storage options offer a climate-controlled environment to keep your items fresh and safe.

Utilize your extra time wisely.

If you have some extra time to pack and get yourself organized, then you should take advantage of it. Even a few days can make a big difference when you get to your new house. You can also take extra time to clean your old house to ensure that the next residents or landlord will have less to take care of when they arrive. If you’re renting, then this can help you get the majority of your deposit back, which will definitely be helpful with your Maryland move.

Contact us to help you.

The sooner you know about your moving delay, the better we can help you. We will do our best to be flexible and worth with you if you have delays. We just need to know as soon as humanly possible. We’re on your team, so keep us in the know. We’re ready to jump in and help you with your Maryland move!

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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Are you moving for the first time? We can help!

Moving is difficult no matter how many times you do it, especially if you’re doing it alone. However, moving for the first time can come with unexpected challenges because you’ve never actually done it before. Now, whether you are moving out of your parents’ house or any other point of origin, we’ve got some tips for you that will help you achieve a successful first move. Let’s jump right in!

Lay a strong foundation that you can take your first step from.

Before you actually move, you should take stock of the kinds of things that you’ll need to do when you’re living on your own. For example, your parents may be paying the electric bills and cooking for you. Start taking those responsibilities on before you move so that the transition will be easier once you’re in your new house. Even if you have roommates, you’ll need to shoulder at least some of the burden in your new living space. Not to mention the fact that your parents will definitely appreciate the extra help around the house. You should also pretend like you’re paying bills before you move. Setting aside money for a prospective electric bill, rent, or other expense early will help you get into the habit of doing it when you actually have to. You want this move to be successful, so lay the groundwork and reap the benefits!

Hire a professional moving company to help you!

Now, you may be thinking that you’re young and you don’t need a professional moving company to help you move. On the contrary, a professional moving company will make your transition much easier. We can help you get things packed up and moved into your new space so that you can make sure that the rest of your checklist is taken care of. Moving can be overwhelming, so let us take some of the weight for you. Cheers to a successful move!

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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What items are on your last minute moving checklist?

Moving in Maryland is easy when you approach the event with poised planning. Thankfully, you have friends here at Tristate Moving and Storage that will help you get where you need to go. Now, before you can set off to your new home there are a few things you need to check. Let’s take a look at some last minute moving tips for Maryland residents.

Make sure your subscriptions are in order.

To make sure that every dollar you spend is working for you, you need to keep an eye on your subscriptions and services. Things like your internet provider, security system, and electricity are all essentials that you not only need to set up in your new home, but you should also make sure you’ve shut them down in your old one. Contact your providers when you know your moving date to either have the service shut off or, in the case of internet for example, have it transferred to your new location. It may seem small, but forgetting to cut the services off can add up and cost you a lot of money.

Get rid of anything that we can’t help you move.

Unfortunately, there are a few items that we at Tristate cannot help you move from place to place. Things like gasoline, explosives, ammunition, and other flammable items must be disposed of before we arrive as we cannot handle them for you. The gas can in particular is an easy one to miss.

Unload any and all ancillary items from your life.

Things like plants and certain other little items can be a hindrance to your move. If you’re on good terms with your neighbors, see if they would enjoy that fern you’ve had in your window for the past few months. You can also donate canned food items to a local drive if you don’t want to take them with you. Once you’re all cleared out and ready to go, call on us at Tristate Moving Company!

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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How are you going to avoid common moving day disasters?

In part one of our guide to avoiding moving day disasters, we covered the basics of how you can make your moving process smooth and simple. We talked about how to handle perishables in your fridge and about the importance of planning ahead. Today, we’re going to let you in on some other moving secrets that will make your next move a piece of cake. Let’s take a look.

If you don’t need it, then don’t take it with you.

One of the most underrated side-effects of moving is that you can finally cleanse your life of unnecessary clutter. Ebay, LetGo, and other websites will be your new best friends during this process so that you can make a little extra cash as you get rid of extra items. Now, the earlier you start on your decluttering process, the more organized you can be as you make decisions on what you should sell and what you should store. As with all facets of the moving process, you should really give yourself the time to think things through. That way you can make the most logical and beneficial choices for yourself.

Make your budget work for you.

No matter how comfortable you are with your finances, having a clear budget is going to give you the best result. Try to outline your spending as soon as possible so that you can seamlessly integrate your moving expenses. Always include a financial cushion of some kind so that you will be prepared for the unexpected and not have to delay your move. Sometimes even a small delay can cause a lot of strife if you have to take more days off of work or have to hold onto resources longer than you originally anticipated. All this to say that without a clear budget, your move could end up costing you a lot more than you had hoped. It pays well to plan well.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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Be careful when you move on your own!

Whether you’re moving your office or moving into a new house, moving without help is a nightmare. Now, you may be thinking that you’ll probably be ok as long as you borrow that truck from your friend, but here are some reasons why moving without the help of a moving company is going to be painful. Let’s take a look.

Without the right equipment, you’re going to have a bad time.

Whether you’re moving heavy furniture or a lot of big boxes, moving without the right tools is going to cause a lot of problems. This can be especially true for those of us that aren’t used to heavy lifting or prolonged strenuous labor. Injury can and probably will occur. If this happens while you are moving, then you could lose valuable time and potentially have to delay your move. Thankfully, we at Tristate Moving Company have the right tools for the job. Just leave it to us.

Without a moving company, you may end up going over budget.

Whenever you move, you can expect to spend some money, but the problem with trying to do it yourself if that you may not anticipate all of your potential expenses. For example, you may end up needing your vehicle longer than you thought which can become exponentially expensive. As we mentioned before, you can also sustain injury, which can be quite costly. When you work with a trusted moving company, you will have a much better and more secure idea of how much you are going to spend and how long the move is going to take. In the long run, it really is the safer option.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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When should you move into your new house?

So, you’re going to move into a new house. That’s great! The question is when you should do so. Now, there are different times of year that can make moving easier or more complicated due to weather and volume. Today we’re going to help you make the decision about when you should make your move. Let’s get started!

Weather is a big factor in making your move.

Moving in the rain or snow can certainly be a hassle. This makes the first few and last few months of the year tricky. It’s certainly not impossible to move in inclement weather, but it can be a challenge if you’re going in unprepared. In terms of weather, the sweet spot for moving is going to be between May and August, though the heat of summer may take some of the fun out of making your move.

Pay attention to the ebb and flow of the housing market.

The most popular time to buy a house is in the Spring, which means that a lot of people are going to be moving in the spring. That’s all fine and good, seeing as the weather is going to be lovely, however it may turn out to be a headache for you once again. With so many people moving at one time, you may find  yourself having to settle for a day you might not want due to volume.

Make your move when you need to!

At the end of the day, there are going to be factors that make your move complicated no matter what time of year you choose. What you need to focus on are your needs. When will the house be available for your move? How do your finances play into the moving process? You need to make the decision that makes the most sense for you and your needs. Don’t let the weather or the time of year ruin your moving process. When you’re ready, we’ll be there to help you.

Take the Stress Out of Moving and Storage with Tristate Moving Company!

We at Tristate Moving Company have 18 years of experience helping our customers have a smooth move. We have served customers in home moves, office moves, and military/government facility moves. We also offer storage facilities with climate-controlled environments in the event that you need them. For more information about our process and how we can help you get moving, contact us today!

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