Expert Moving: What To Expect From Professional Full-Service Movers

Your new home awaits you, and frankly, you and your entire family couldn’t be more ecstatic about transitioning to the next phase of your life.

You’re not the only person in this situation, either. Research shows that moving to a better house is the most commonly cited reason for transitioning to a new home.

The problem? You’re not very excited about the process of actually getting everything you own to your new home.

Fortunately, with professional movers, you don’t have to worry about all of the tasks of moving. Instead, you can rely on their expertise to get the job done. 

Here’s a rundown on what you can expect from professional full-service movers.

Coordinator

When you secure the help of a professional mover, they will assign a residential relocation coordinator to your move.

The coordinator will provide a free in-home estimate, listen to your moving needs, and assist you in choosing the products and services that your family’s move requires. 

This move coordinator will also help you create a comprehensive moving schedule and budget. 

Packing

You might choose to have your movers pack your belongings for you. In that case, you won’t have to worry about making numerous trips to the store to buy bubble wrap, packing tape, and boxes. That’s because a full-service moving company will supply all of the items needed to move your belongings.

Also, as part of the packing process, your movers will box up all of your home’s belongings more quickly than you could on your own. In addition, they will pack up your items securely and expertly, paying particular attention to artwork and glass. 

Your movers will also disassemble each of your furniture pieces as needed. So, there’s no need to try to do this yourself ahead of time.

Loading

Once all of your belongings have been boxed up and labeled, it’s time to load them up.

Movers are trained on how to load your various items on to their truck in the safest manner possible. Therefore, you can rest assured that all of your appliances and other essential or delicate pieces will arrive in your new house ready for use.

Next, your movers will take your items to your new home. They’ll give you an idea of when your belongings will get there so that you can be there on time to receive your shipment.

Unpacking

Once you accept your shipment, your movers will unpack all of your belongings for you. In other words, they’ll ensure that all of your items go in their proper place in the designated rooms.

Finally, they’ll discard your packing materials for you so that all you’re left with are your belongings. You can’t beat that.

How We Can Help with Our Professional Full-Service Movers

We’re a top-tier moving company dedicated to making your next move a dream one.

Our moving staff members are all background checked and certified. In addition, we use top-notch packing materials. You can rest assured that you will receive first-rate moving services no matter where you’re moving.

Contact us to begin working with high-quality full-service movers today.


Settling In: Tips to Help You Feel at Home in Your New House

You can make yourself feel right at home in your new place with a few simple tips.

Every year, roughly 40 million people in the US move into a new home. The first few days in your new place can feel scary or unfamiliar. No matter how many of your boxed-up belongings surround you, it can feel like a stranger’s home until you’re settled in.

 You can settle in comfortably by using these tips to feel at home in your new house.

Research the Area Ahead of Time

Feeling comfortable in a new home can include the neighborhood you live in. Before you move, use a satellite map to navigate your new surroundings. There may be a few businesses or parks nearby that can help you feel more secure with your move.

If you live nearby, consider visiting the area a few times. This can help it feel more familiar.

Unbox Your Things

The last thing you may want to do after moving is to unbox all your belongings right away. However, visually seeing where your things will remain can help you feel like you belong in your new place. You don’t have to hurry and unpack everything at once, but consider unloading your treasures to help you feel at home.

You can hire a household mover to help with the heavy lifting while you get a head start on finding the right spots for your favorite things.

Hang Family Photos

Sometimes all you need to feel at home is the comfort of your family. Take some time to unbox the photos of your loved ones and hang them on the bare walls. This subtle trick can help your home feel filled with warmth, laughter, and love.

You can avoid damaging the walls by putting framed photos on tables or magnetized to the fridge.

Make the Bed

Nothing beats curling up in your cozy bed after a long day. That’s why you should add making your bed to the top of your list. You’ll feel at home as your crawl under your blankets to give your tired body a good night’s rest.

When you get up first thing in the morning, remember to make your bed again. A recent survey showed that 74% of bed makers feel accomplished at the end of the day.

Eat a Meal at the Table to Feel at Home

Utilize your cooking skills to celebrate your first night in your new home. You’ll get to know your way around the kitchen before eating at the table. Remaining in your daily routine can encourage your comfort.

If you’re not in the mood to cook, or you’re more of a drive-thru type of person, it’s okay to grab some takeout. Just remember to eat at home instead of in the restaurant.

Display Things Familiar to the Senses

One of the best ways to feel at home is to fill your new house with familiar scents and sounds.

Play your favorite music while you unpack. Display some of your favorite fresh flowers to brighten up into the house. Light a scented candle or break out your favorite scented diffuser to fill the air with the smells of home.

Enjoy the Next Chapter of Your Life

When you move into a new place, you’ll feel a combination of excitement and fear. There are steps you can take from before you move in to help you feel at home. You can visit our blog to learn more about how to plan, organize, and prepare for your move.


Tips for Relocating Your Office Without Interrupting Productivity

You’ve needed more elbow room to run and grow your business for years. So, naturally, you couldn’t be more ecstatic to be moving your company to a brand-new location.

Of course, the part you’re probably not as excited about is the move itself.

The good news? Even though relocating your office means you have to shut down operations, the right steps can help you to keep productivity up during your move.

Here’s a rundown on the top business moving tips for relocating your office this year.

Let’s get started!

Devise a Plan

As early as possible, develop a plan to ensure minimal disruption to your operations.

Connect with key team members and make lists of the various tasks that need completing before the move. Plan what must be organized, coordinated, and moved.

Create a Timeline and Moving Schedule

Develop a realistic timeline and schedule for your move. Consider things like:

  • How much time before your company needs to be out of its current location?
  • How much overlap is there with your current location and when you have access to the new office?
  • Schedule enough time for your team to get everything sorted and packed before the move date.

Focus on Setting Up Your Technology First

Whether you own a large, medium-sized, or small business, your telecommunications and information technology networks are critical.

Ensure that your technology services and equipment have already been set up in new your new office space before you move your company there.

Stay Connected By Phone

One of the worst things that can happen during your move is for you to lose business because your clients are dialing a phone number no longer in service.

Fortunately, you can use a service to have all of your old phone numbers’ calls forwarded to your new business number. Having this service in place for between three and six months will likely be sufficient to avoid missing out on brand-new business.

Have Critical Meetings Offsite

Perhaps you’re scheduled to go over a major deal with a potential client during the time of your move. Naturally, you’d prefer for the client not to become distracted by the people moving you into your new location.

Avoid disruption by booking a meeting room offsite. This is an excellent way to maintain a professional meeting with your client without having to worry about being distracted and interrupted.

Select the Right Movers

Secure a professional moving team with a solid reputation for facilitating office moves that reduce businesses’ downtime. And, one that has top storage and moving equipment at their disposal. 

Your moving company should provide qualified and highly trained moving personnel prepared to provide you with customized services based on your needs. Choose experts that will help ensure a smooth and efficient move from beginning to end.

Browning Moving & Storage is a leading provider of business moving services in Tallahassee, Tampa, and Lakeland, Florida. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to relocate to a new office space with confidence. 


A Fresh Start: First Things You Should Do After Moving to a New House

You’ve begun moving into your new home, but you aren’t sure what should to do first. 

Unpacking your stuff is essential, but before settling in completely, it’s a good idea to inspect your home’s amenities to make sure they’re up to code!

If you don’t know what you should be taking a look at, we can help!

Here is a list of things you should do when moving to a new house.

Change the Locks

At the top of your checklist for moving into a new home should be security. Play it safe and help prevent theft by changing your locks. You don’t know who might have a key to your house, in addition to the previous owner.

You can install new deadbolts yourself or hire a locksmith to do the job.

If changing the locks isn’t enough to put your mind at ease, consider installing a security system or door and window alarms.

Turn on the Utilities

You want to get your electric, gas, and water running as soon as possible so you can detect any problems and resolve them right away. Your internet and phone are important, too, but focus on the essentials for now.

You also want to check your house for plumbing leaks, running toilets, and dripping faucets. Immediately taking care of these problems will save you time and money later.

Clean Your Carpets

If you’re not planning on removing or changing your carpets right away, you’ll want to clean them as soon as possible. You don’t know the last time they were replaced or what the previous homeowner tracked across your floors.

A professional will likely charge you per room or square foot, or you can rent a steamer and clean the carpets yourself. Cleaning your carpets will help your new house feel like home.

Check for Carbon Monoxide Leaks

If your new home has a leak, the areas around your heating equipment may have soot or brownish-yellow stains. The windows in the rooms with your heating appliances may have more condensation than usual, and the air might be musty. Check for all signs of a leak to keep your family safe.

Test the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors immediately. If your new home doesn’t have working detectors, purchase your own.

Meet the Neighbors

When moving to a new place, it’s a good idea to get acquainted with the locals.  You don’t have to throw a barbecue to get to know everyone, but consider going door-to-door or having a brief conversation with neighbors you see outside. 

Being friendly with your new neighbors can also connect you to information. They can tell you about local eateries, the best daycares, or where to go if you need home repairs.

Moving to a New House

Moving to a new house should be a thrilling adventure, not a stressful endeavor. Following this checklist will help you adjust and settle into your new home and neighborhood quickly!

If you still need help getting to your new house, contact us. We can make your move so smoothly!


More Packing Tips from the Professionals

You’re getting close to your move date. Now, you just have to get your entire home packed up for the movers. For a successful move with minimal stress, planning is the key for local moves, a long distance move, or if you’re moving internationally. Avoid the frustration, and possible damage, that can come from rushing your packing at the last minute and follow a few bits of advice. This will help your move go well.

Don’t Delay, Start early

The earlier you begin, the better your move will go. Items you need regularly can be packed close to your move date, but most things can be packed well before the move. Seasonal clothes, dress attire, holiday decorations, and other things can be packed weeks in advance. This is also a good time to donate or give away things you aren’t like to use. This will save on moving costs and space..

The Key packing boxes

From the Better Business Bureau, when packing use large boxes for light items and small boxes for heavy items like books or china. This will ensure that light items don’t get damaged by being placed in the same boxes as heavy items, and minimize injuries caused by trying to lift large boxes that are simply too heavy. Keep an inventory of what is in each box or, at the very least, have a system so that similar items, such as kitchen products, are all kept together. By keeping track of what is in each box you will be able to find what you need more easily when you’re unpacking. Also, don’t waste the storage space provided by your own furniture. In some instances, clothes can be left in your dresser, for example, if storage will not be required. The movers will secure the drawers during wrapping and prepping.

How-To Moving Videos

Check out our moving How-To Videos. Watch them and prepared to begin packing! There are more videos on other aspects of moving that can help you as well.

Start early, pack wisely and your moving day will be much less stressful. For any local or long-distance move needs, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help you out.