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Your Phone Can Replace 62 Cubic Feet of Furniture

An infographic about utilizing your smartphone to consume media more space efficiently. via mashable http://mashable.com/2013/03/21/smartphone-apartment-space-infographi/

Much amateur advice by what you would think are professionals

NO industry professionals. Where are the representatives from AMSA or any of the major van lines. Only a two second mention of how http://www.moverescue.com/ helped the veteran who was scammed. (FYI is a non profits started by 2 major van lines who helps gets consumer goods recovered from scam movers)

Consumers do not move that often and scammers often take advantage of the consumers lack of the knowledge of the industry. Consumers look for the cheapest price and get what they pay for.

on Feb 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Forbes list of Cities you probably do not want to move to

Forbes list of top 20 most Miserable cities. Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities Number ten is New York, N.Y. NYC is also ranked first when it comes to the longest commute.

Steam powered moving truck travels 265 miles

In July 2012 Bishop’s Move based in Chessington, Surrey, UK drove? a 1929 Foden Model HH steam wagon from Surrey to Cornwall, UK.

It is equipped and painted as a “truck” or Lorry would have been at the time. They traveled 265 miles at approx 15 mph. It runs on coal and water.

Would you say this is a green transport vehicle? The coal produces waste. But so does the coal plant that generates electricity for your hybrid or electric vehicle.

 

More info on the company’s Spot the Steamer contest website

moveology – about the blog

moveology \ˈmüv-ˈä-lə-jē\ The study of moving your stuff.

Ok, well moveology is not a real word, but neither was the word “blog” when it was first introduced. This blog is all about practical advice about the moving industry.

@ the blog (moveology)

Why I am writing this? I have had the idea to write a blog on moving for a few years now. The problem is When you are a mover you do not have time to do much of anything. I am a detailed oriented and efficient individual. So throughout my career, I have taken note of practices with different companies. Moving is a stressful experience, I am able to emphasize with the shipper (the person moving or being moved). I will provide advice questions and answers on all things moving. From choosing a mover, packing yourself, to storage options, and (for the bold) moving yourself.

@ me

I have worked in the transportation industry (with the majority in the moving and storage industry) since 1994. With regards to moving I have pretty much done it all. I started out during college summers for one of the high class moving industry pioneers in the New York as a humper (moving helper), then moved on as packer. Armed with a college edumacation, I worked as a supervisor for FedEx Ground. I absolutely, positively had to join in the dotcom revolution in its heyday. With my own move to the UES of NYC, I worked with a New York City mover until a programming and then advertising / research position opened in “Silicon Alley”. When the bubble burst, I worked for an air and ocean international freight forwarder. September 11th and internet competition shrunk the freight forwarding industry and my position. So back to moving as a driver/crew chief for a local company in Westchester and later as a warehouseman / dispatcher for an international mover. With over a decade and a half of experience in all aspects of moving, I moved to a position as a certified moving sales consultant.

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