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Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Moving can be a very stressful experience. Packing and carrying all your stuff from your old house to your new home can take a lot of time and money. That’s why a garage sale can be a very good option when you have to move. A successful garage sale will not only help you get some money you could use on your new place, but it will also help you get rid of lots of things you don’t need, and make an inventory of all the other things you want to take with you.

Whether it’s in your actual garage or in your yard, selling some of your useless things will make your moving process a lot easier. So, here are some tips that will help you organize a successful garage sale.

  • Make an inventory of all the things you have, throw away those that are broken, and separate those that you want to sell. During this process, we recommend you to classify all your stuff for a more organized sale. For example, have boxes labeled as: toys, clothes, kitchen, decors, etc.
  • Plan your garage sale ahead. Remember to ask authorities for the needed permits and set a date. Try to plan it on a weekend, so people have time to come by.
  • Have all your stuff priced and labeled for your clients to feel more comfortable when attending the garage sale. It can be very annoying to ask for the price of every item. If you don’t know how to price your things, we recommend you to visit websites that sell used items for guidance.
  • Ask for help! A garage sale means a lot of work. If you have young kids, you can ask them for some help, they’ll probably want to be involved anyways. You can also ask your neighbors or friends to help you move the heavier furniture and expose them to the public.
  • Spread the word! The only way to sell everything is by having a lot of people coming to your garage sale. It’s very unrealistic for one single person to buy everything. So, what you need to do is to advertise your garage sale. You can do it by posting on social media or placing ads near your home. Don’t forget to specify date, time, and place.

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New Year means a fresh start

“The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

Melody Beattie

             Somehow, every 365 days, we feel renovated and inspired to make decisions and improve. At Sureway Moving we know how busy the holidays can get, it’s a very busy time and most people put their life on hold for a couple of weeks and say “we’ll take care of it in January!” Funny thing is, when January finally arrives, not everyone has the time to actually do all the things they had in mind, especially moving to a new home. Moves can be really stressful, but thanks to Sureway, it won’t seem so hard anymore.

Few things are more exciting than starting fresh at your new place, and with us it will be a relaxing experience knowing we will take care of every last detail. Whether it’s apartments or offices, moving just next door, across South Florida or across the nation, we can do it all. From the bubble wrap to the moving trucks, we provide everything you’ll need to make a smooth transition.

One of the first things our clients ask us before getting our services is if we also move art collections, antiques or wine collections. Absolutely! We even have special transportation with the specific cooling requirements a delicate wine collection needs. With expert artwork movers packing, custom-built crates, and private storage with precise climate controls, we offer safe handling of your most precious and important belongings. We will provide you with a pre-move questionnaire in which you can share any special requests or instructions you would like for our movers to know before they begin your project, making sure that we can meet or exceed your expectations.

There’s no excuse for putting off your move anymore. Get it done with Sureway Moving in the first weeks of 2017 and start your year at your new home full of illusions and positive vibes. Contact us and start planning your next big step.

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Moving Fragile Objects

When packing and moving, fragile items are always a main concern. Having them completely protected from breaking or damaging is always a big challenge. Which materials are better? Which is the appropriate technique? Which objects shouldn’t be taken in boxes? All these questions always come to mind when dealing with your delicate possessions. This is why we give you a list of tips for packing fragile things:

  • Take your time: rushing while packing fragile objects will just end up in breaking them before you even finish packing. Dedicate some time to those breakable objects and start packing them a couple of weeks before moving.
  • Get the appropriate types of supplies: use packing materials that can withstand being moved by car, hand, or truck and that will protect your things from bumps, shocks, and vibrations. Use: moving boxes, packing peanuts, heavy grade paper, corrugated fiberboard, bubble wrap, and the original package of the item.
  • Choose the appropriate technique for each kind of object: not all fragile things can be packed the same way, some need different techniques. For example, you should cover a plate with a piece of packing paper, while glasses need a crumpled tissue inside each glass. Get professional assessment for more valuable objects such as: works of art, wine collections, electronics, and precious collections. Sureway Moving can help you with the packing of those.
  • Clearly mark moving boxes as FRAGILE, so you and your movers know exactly which boxes need extra care.
  • Communication avoids disasters: tell your movers you have fragile objects that should be specially taken care of. Also tell them which objects are in each box, they’ll know where and how to move them.

Even if you do all of this properly, you always have the risk of breaking your precious belongings, especially when it comes to those objects that need a special packing technique. This is why Sureway Moving offers White Glove services, where you’ll receive professional help to pack and move your most delicate objects without having to worry about it.

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Painless Moving!

 

Moving is always very stressful and tedious. You can waste a lot of time and energy on packing, transporting, and unpacking all your stuff. We know you all need to make it fast, easy, and productive. The eagerness of getting to your new home and start living new experiences can help you have a nicer moving process, but it’s never fast enough. Here are some moving tips that you’ll probably find very useful when starting your journey:

  • Set a date for your moving and contact a moving company in advance. Try to do it at least three to four weeks before the date.
  • Use a plastic box to pack essential things you’ll need once you get to your new place (and make sure to put it last on the truck). For example: toilet paper, towels, pajamas, teeth brush, soap, scissors, etc.
  • Pack a bag of snacks. You’ll probably get hungry on your way to your new home or once you get there.
  • Disconnect cable, phone, and utilities on time. You don’t want to be charged for a service you’re not using.
  • Clean the stove and defrost the fridge the day before moving.
  • Take time to say good-bye to your friends and family. You don’t want to leave it for the last day, when you’ll be busy packing up your last boxes.
  • The week before the move, make sure to cancel newspaper, pest control, cleaning help, lawn services or any other services you’ve hired.
  • Move with a moving company, you won’t have to worry about any of this! Sureway Moving will even provide the needed supplies.

Packing Techniques

The hardest part of moving is not the “moving” itself, but the whole packing business. You have to make sure your boxes won’t break and your delicate stuff is all protected from breaking accidents. Here are some packing tips and techniques that might help you start your moving process:

  • Find the proper size for your boxes. Boxes that are too big might collapse and boxes that are too small might suffer perforations from the inside.
  • Choose a high quality box. This will protect your stuff better. When packing delicate things, then use double-walled boxes. Never use a ripped or puncture one.
  • Use cushioning items when packing fragile items. You can use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, foam, or even newspaper.
  • Use packing tape to secure all your boxes. Tape up the box so it doesn’t open during transportation. It’s important to use packing tape, the regular one isn’t strong enough.
  • Pack heavier items on the bottom of the box and lighter ones on the top.
  • Don’t pack boxes that are heavier than 44 pounds.

Packing is very hard work. However, when moving with us you don’t have to worry about it. Our professional team will take care of it and will even bring all the necessary materials (including boxes, tapes, scissors, etc.). Leave your moving in professional hands to have a stress-free experience. Enjoy the excitement of arriving to a new place without worrying about this whole tedious process!

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Stress-free Moving for Small Kids

SureWayMovingIn America it’s a very common thing to move from one home to another and, most of the times, families even have to leave the state they live in. The reasons are many; work is the most common one. If you’re a single person, moving could be not as traumatic as when having little kids at home. Kids are a very important aspect to take into consideration when moving. We have to think of their education, recreational areas, and their happiness. So, moving with kids can also bring an extra pinch of stress to our lives.

Here are some tips on how to have a stress-free move when you have small kids at home:

  • Tell your kids what to expect: Explain to them what “moving” implies, you can help yourself reading them some age-appropriate books.
  • Let them help you pack: Kids are all about copying their parents, if they see you packing they’ll want to help you: Give them some chores around the house, like packing their most important toys.
  • Have a goodbye party: Give your kids the opportunity to say goodbye to the people that meant the most for them in their old hometown.
  • Don’t rush: Give yourself time to plan the whole moving process. Avoid feeling stress about moving, kids can sense their parents’ feelings.
  • Pack a special bag: Especially when traveling a long distance from your old home to your new one, you’ll want your kid to be entertained. Make a special bag with toys and some snacks that will make them feel less bored.
  • Keep family routines: Obviously, some things will change in your new home, but keep the most important ones with your kids to make them feel like home since day 1.

Have a stress-free move yourself and help your kids have one too! Make the whole moving process as exciting as it can be, you’ll notice how quick your kids will adapt to their new home!

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