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How To Survive An Office Relocation

office relocation tipsHaving to go through an office relocation is no joke. Many people who have gone through office relocation will tell you that it’s one of the most stressful experiences in their lives, regardless whether you are the employer or the employee. There are tons of things to pack, local or state or federal matters to handle, customers and partners to update, and many other miscellaneous tasks to tackle. Here’s a simple guide to help you survive an office relocation without losing your sanity:

Planning is Key and Do It in Advance

When you plan well for your office relocation, this is half the battle won. For starters, you need to organize all the office items (whether it’s work-related or non work-related) so that you can pack them properly by categories. This will also allow you to retrieve and unpack the items at the new office location easily without losing items that you need.

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Professional Moving vs. DIY Moving

professional moving vs. diy movingTruth be told, when it comes to the titular consideration, it’s the main tug of war that everyone who needs to move house or office will think about. On one hand, you want the convenience and all-in-one service that professional movers can provide while on the other hand, you want to save money and think about if you can handle the moving task on your own. It’s safe to say that both type of moving has their own best situations for applications and to understand which type of moving to go for, it’s good to compare them in greater detail to help you make the best decision.

Time and Convenience

Of course, using professional movers offers absolute convenience. You can concentrate on other important tasks which are usually warranted during moving such as settling your bank accounts, utility bills, and other tasks. If you are doing DIY moving, you have much more to plan for because besides all the non-moving tasks you have to handle, you also need to physically pack belongings and shift them yourself.

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Moving House The Eco-Friendly Way

moving eco-friendly wayMillions of people are moving house each year, which requires a significant amount of time, resources, energy and money. The process is tedious for many, and when done in the traditional manner it produces a considerable amount of waste. Some this waste includes plastic, cardboard boxes and other packing material. Below are some ways to relocate in a manner that is friendly towards the environment.

Reuse Packing Boxes

Moving boxes are commonly used when relocating, and many people throw them away after a single use. A better solution for these boxes is to either take them to a recycling center or purchase wood and plastic crates which don’t wear out easily and can be reused many times. Another even better option is to rent moving boxes when relocating.

Many people also use bubble wrap for packing material, but this is bad for the environment since it regrades slowly and creates pollution. A better, more eco-friendly and cost effective solution is to use old towels and newspapers.

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Do You Need To Move House On A Budget?

moving on a budgetRelocating can be expensive, especially for those who have lots of stuff or who have lived in the same home for many years. Many people don’t even like moving due to the stress and hassle, and the last thing they want to do is spend more money than necessary. Below are some guidelines that will help you to move house on a budget.

Create A Moving Budget

Before you begin your move you will first need to develop a budget. It is important for this budget to be realistic as you will want to stick to it. Things to factor into your moving budget include the cost of travel from your current residence to your new home (the farther away your new home is the more expensive your travel costs will be). You’ll also need to consider the cost for a moving company should you decide to hire one.

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How Optimum Moving Will Protect Your Belongings During A Move

how we help during movingMoving is often stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Optimum Moving was established to make it easier for our customers to safely and securely transport their possessions from one place to another at affordable rates. Our goal is to take the stress out of the moving process, so you can focus on the things that matter. Below is just a few of the benefits you will gain by choosing us as your moving company:

We Use Specialized Equipment to Move Your Belongings

To ensure the safety and security of your possessions we utilize a variety of tools designed for the task. One example of this is large rubber bands which are employed when transporting furniture. These bands are designed to wrap around items which fold or close, and will keep them from opening unexpectedly during transport, which could lead to injuries or damage to nearby items.

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Helpful Tips For Moving During The Summer

tips for summer moveSummer is a popular time to move or relocate due to pleasant weather, clear roads and the free time which comes as a result of the vacations or school breaks. However, there are a number of things you should be mindful of when moving during the summer and the following tips will make the relocation process a whole lot easier.

Maintain Your Energy Levels

Drinking lots of water is extremely important during the summer months, especially if you live in a desert or tropical climate. Dehydration will be a persistent threat and those who become preoccupied with their summer move may forget to drink enough. In addition to drinking water, other things that will maintain your energy levels include fruit or sandwiches. Sports drinks can also be okay when consumed in moderation as the sugar will give you bursts of energy.

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Is It Wise To Get A NJ Moving Company To Pack & Shift Your Belongings?

new jersey moving company moversMost people understand the benefits which can be gained from hiring an NJ moving company, but find it hard to do so because they don’t want to spend the money and feel as though they can save a lot by doing it themselves. While this logic is perfectly understandable, there are circumstances where hiring a professional is a must, even if it results in higher expenses.

A Professional NJ Mover Lets You Enjoy Peace of Mind

There are a number of potential hazards which can result from trying to move everything yourself. Think of the number of people who have suffered back injuries because they tried lifting a heavy object improperly, or those who have injured their knees. How much do you think a trip to the chiropractor will cost? Then of course there is the risk of damaging the items you’re trying to move. Do you really want to risk scratching that antique piano, or cracking that priceless vase or glass sculpture? Professional movers are trained to secure and move fragile items, without damaging the items or themselves.

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How To Cope With Moving Into A Smaller House

moving into smaller houseA growing number of people are moving into a smaller house, and there are many benefits to doing so. Some of these include less cleaning, easier maintenance, and greater security, since you are more likely to detect an intruder in a smaller house as opposed to a larger one. However, there are challenges that come with moving into a smaller home, and knowing how to cope with them is the key to success.

Move and Position Your Largest Items First

When deciding what to move first into your new home, it is best to begin with the largest items. The reason for this is because these objects will be the most difficult to move around, and you don’t want to have to maneuver around smaller objects as you’re putting them into place. Additionally, after moving the heavier objects you should have enough energy left over to move the small stuff.

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How To Correctly Estimate The Budget Required When Moving House

relocation budgetBudgeting for moving is a great way to avoid spending more than you should or running out of money halfway through the process. Naturally, certain expenditures are evident, even if this is the first time you are relocating your possessions to a new rental or owned home. On the other hand, a handful of hidden and apparently insignificant costs are not.

When they pile up, you might be forced to max out your credit card just to cover them, and that means starting off your new life with a damaged credit score and a large burden of debt. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ve compiled a list of aspects to be mindful before and during the move.

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Do’s And Don’ts For Out Of State Relocation

tips for out of state relocationsOut of state relocation can be stressful for first timers, particularly because they don’t exactly know what to expect. If you’ve found a professional company with worthwhile credentials, positive reviews and extensive service options, then it’s a good idea to go the extra mile and hire their consultant to help you through every step of the process. In addition, we have compiled a quick list of do’s and don’ts for better understanding the frequent mistakes that have the potential to affect the outcome of the relocation. Let’s begin!

Do: Find out whether they are movers or intermediaries

Your service provider is legally required to inform you whether they will handle the moving themselves or outsource the labor to a third party. It is in your best interest to determine what company is tasked with actually transporting your belongings, because otherwise the broker could deny responsibility in the event when something goes wrong. Don’t forget to research both the mover and the intermediary, before hiring them.

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