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Three Packing Tips to Prepare You for Your Move

  • By lemaster
  • 11 Jul, 2016
At Pedro's Moving & Storage, we strive to make moving easier for everyone in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Our experienced team provides professional moving and packing services at competitive and fair prices. One of the biggest causes of stress in the moving process occurs when you’re packing. Here are three tips to simplify your move.

Start Early

Packing is one of the most important stages of the move, and is also the stage that's most likely to take longer than expected. It's often difficult to realize just how much stuff accumulates in a living space until you try to pack it all up and move it! To compensate for this, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to pack before your move date - we recommend at least six weeks in advance of the move. This will give you a cushion if things start to take longer than you'd anticipated or if any unexpected problems come up.

Start With What You Don't Need

When packing, it's often difficult to know where to start. How can you pack things away weeks in advance of the move date when you may end up needing to unpack them and use them? That's why we recommend you pack your nonessential items first - anything you don't need on a regular basis is a great place to start. For example, if you're moving during the summer, pack away gloves, winter coats, and ski equipment first. This can help create momentum for completing the rest of the packing process.

Stay Organized

We can't stress this point enough. Be sure to label all of your boxes, and even beyond that, we highly recommend keeping an inventory list of exactly what is in each box. It is best to put these labels on the side of the box rather than the top, so you can still identify the contents even when they’re stacked. This may take some extra time in the beginning, but it'll make things much easier down the line when you're looking for that one specific item and you're not sure where you put it.

Contact Your San Francisco, CA Moving Specialists

If you have more questions about your big move, we're here to help. And, if you'd like to take all the stress out of the move, our packing services are a great way to get things done the right way on a tight schedule. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page to set up a FaceTime estimate appointment, and don't forget to check this blog periodically for more updates on moving and home life!
By lemaster 11 Jul, 2016

Using a moving service can cut down on time and energy you need to pack and unpack boxes, and get settled in. There are also certain protections you have when you use a moving service. Your property is covered if it is damaged during the move in this very important occasion.

In San Francisco and all the surrounding areas, it is incredibly mountainous with steep hills and multiple steps. Many of the buildings also have very narrow doorways. It’s not only can be a hassle, but it can also be dangerous and costly if you don’t know what you are doing. Professional movers have insurance. Their insurance typically covers your items if anything gets broken during the move. For many people, some of the items that are being moved are extremely valuable and irreplaceable. Even though that is the case, it is better to have some type of coverage on it, where as if you move it yourself, there is no coverage on it unless you have insured those items individually.

You want to use movers who are familiar with the terrain and the design of the housing structures in areas like Los Altos Hills, or Mountain View. Moving future up or down a hill or mountain side, if that is where your new dwelling is located, is a difficult task. It is the same idea with the inside of the home. You want to work with a company that is used to going up several flights of stairs. Nobody wants tired, or inexperienced movers trying to carry their bed and dressers up to the third or fourth floor. That is how walls and the property get damaged.

You have to be careful when selecting moving companies. There are some people who say they are movers, but really they are just looking to steal your property or your money. The company you use should have a website, or at least reviews somewhere on the internet. The moving company you are thinking about using has no digital footprint, not even a social media page or website, it might be better to choose a different company. You should know what the moving service you use has done and if they are a reputable company. That will help to do decide who to choose when it is time to move.

Don’t choose just anybody when you are ready to move. Choose a company who cares about getting the job do not just quickly, but also correctly and carefully.

By lemaster 11 Jul, 2016
Moving takes time and energy. At Pedro's Moving & Storage, we are big on hassle-free moving. Moving can seem overwhelming, but with the proper preparation you can avoid a lot of unnecessary stress. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when they move. Check out our tips on how you can easily steer clear of some moving disasters.
By lemaster 11 Jul, 2016
At Pedro's Moving & Storage, we strive to make moving easier for everyone in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Our experienced team provides professional moving and packing services at competitive and fair prices. One of the biggest causes of stress in the moving process occurs when you’re packing. Here are three tips to simplify your move.
By lemaster 11 Jul, 2016
Packing up your home and moving can be a very time consuming and stressful process. If moving on your own sounds downright awful, then it’s time to starting looking towards a professional moving company. Knowing which company to go with is crucial to making sure you have a happy, stress free move instead of a horrible one. Moving is a stressful enough experience so finding a professional who is honest with their pricing, properly accredited, and provides a quick response to your needs is important for a smooth, care free moving experience.
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