Moving Tip #4: Mark Essential Items Box as “OPEN FIRST LOAD LAST”...

Jan 9, 2017 by

Whether you are moving Locally, Long Distance, or Internationally you will want access to some items as soon as you arrive at your new home. Mark the box: “OPEN FIRST LOAD LAST” You can mark this in large letters on all sides. You may want to use a brightly colored tape to distinguish it from other boxes.  You can also mention the importance of the box  to the crew. A great place to leave the box is on a kitchen counter. This way it wont be mixed in with other boxes. A similar box is a hardware box. Some companies use a “PARTS BOX” which is prominently marked and also loaded last and comes off first at the destination. This is done especially when moving long distance or internationally. This contains ALL the hardware...

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10 Uses for Moving & Packing Tape...

May 19, 2014 by

That PVC clear, tan, or brown tape. Usually it is 2 ” wide and 55 yards long. Whether you call it standard carton sealing tape, packing tape, moving tape, pressure sensitive tape. Of course you can use it for sealing boxes. Here are some other uses for tape:   1. Holding blankets on furniture 2. Strap for lifting furniture 3. Reverse tape and apply directly to furniture to keep drop leaf table from opening or door etc. 4. Create a handle for carry a box 5. Emergency wound care 6. Art 7. Crafts: packing tape transfer 8. Sculpture 9. Use with a tape gun to scare pets and small children (or try this Scotch Low Noise Tape Dispenser H150, 48 mm) 10. Use instead of duct tape 11. Seal boxes – Duh! (The one thing...

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Death by Safe

Feb 5, 2014 by

No it’s not a cartoon reenactment. Moving is stressful, it can actually kill you. This famous death was from not being able to move a safe dial. Jack Daniel, yes that Jack Daniel, distiller and farmer apparently injured his toe while kicking his safe in frustration.  He later died of “blood poisoning from operation”. See more strange deaths at...

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Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns 2013...

Jan 18, 2014 by

2012 Migration Patterns by Atlas Van...

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Mashup photos of crimes and disasters in NYC with modern day...

Sep 14, 2013 by

Mashup photos of crimes and disasters in NYC with modern day New York City then & now: Famous Daily News photos brought back to life: Note the budget moving rental truck double...

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How to prepare your access & entryway during a move...

Sep 13, 2013 by

It may seem simple but this is the best way to prepare your entry access for a move in or a move out. Doors are best left open when actively moving in and out. (Yes you will lose heat in the winter and cold in the summer. But you will save time.1) Prepare a parking area for the moving truck. (see related post) Remember to secure any pets and have young children looked after! Prepare access to the main door, Shovel snow / clear ice in Winter. Turn off automatic sprinklers in Summer. Sweep leaves in Autumn. 2 Remove interior and/or exterior welcome floor mats / rugs Place rubber floor mats or carpet mask to protect floors and rugs (PRO mover) Remove any boxes or  furniture that may be in the way Prepare screen...

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