Monday, September 10, 2007

New York Movers - Remarkable Movers

Household Moves Defined
LOCAL - A local move is a relocation done within a 60 mile radius. Local moves are charged on an hourly basis. The hourly rate depends on the number of men and trucks required to properly handle all your household goods. The relocation specialist can determine your needs from their FREE in-home survey. A written Probable Cost of Services will be mailed to you after your survey.
INTRASTATE - A move that is within the same state you currently reside in, but over a 60 mile radius in any direction. The rate is a tariff charge calculated by weight and distance. Your relocation specialist should be able to determine an approximate weight based on their FREE in-home survey. The truck is weighed empty, your goods are placed on the truck and weighed again, and the difference is how we determine your actual weight.
INTERSTATE - A move that is from one state to another state within the United States. The rate is a tariff charge calculated by weight and distance. Your relocation specialist should be able to determine an approximate weight based on their FREE in-home survey. The truck is weighed empty, your goods are placed on the truck and weighed again, and the difference is how we determine your actual weight. A written Estimate/Order for Service will be mailed to you after your survey. **Most East Coast service onboard our clean, air-ride equipped vehicles with fast, prompt pickup and delivery.**
INTERNATIONAL - A move that is from one country to another country, the costs are determined based on weight and/or density. There are many factors contributing to costs on an international move. Your relocation specialist can help sort out these costs after their FREE in-home survey. A written Estimate will be mailed to you after your survey.
Wherever your move takes you, we can tailor it to fit your specific needs.All moving services include:
Uniformed, professionally trained, fully bonded, licensed and insured movers.
Background checks on all moving personnel.
Blanket or pad wrapping of all wooden/upholstered furniture.
Shrink wrap of all cloth/upholstered furniture.
Complete home/building protection at origin and destination.
Latest in equipment technology and techniques.
Bed disassembly and reassembly at no additional cost.
Placement of goods in desired room/rooms per your request.

After the Move

Once the mover has delivered all your goods, the first step before you relax and enjoy your new home, is to unpack and check all your items to make sure nothing was damaged during the move, particularly electronics, major appliances and fragile objects. Movers provide a booklet of your obligations and rights are which you should have gone over prior to moving.
These documents also include the estimate and a written policy that sometimes has a limited time to make a claim after the move, even if the pamphlet mentions 60 to 120 days, movers are allowed to modify those terms so you must ensure that everything is working, otherwise proceed immediately with your claim.
Once you have hired the service, put all receipts and documents provided by the mover in a single file, including the Bill of Lading and the payment receipt. This file must be kept it in a safe, secure place, never shipped with your goods. This documentation will help you out when placing your claim and filling you taxes with the IRS.
At your new home and before unpacking, verify that all the household services are up and running, then begin unpacking the electronics and check that they are working fine. As soon as you unpack an item, make sure to take it to its definite place in the house. Take time to unpack everything verifying that nothing is broken, damaged or missing.
If there is no need to submit a claim to the mover, take a break before you continue. Many people believe that after the move, they have to unpack, work a little bit around the house re-organizing their stuff and everything has been done. That is not true, during the following days and probably for several weeks; you and your family must start an integration process.
You must get use to the new area and the best way is to begin walking around your new neighborhood. Introduce yourself to your neighbors and to the entire area, however, not after a long day at work. Take a break, relax and then go outside and feel the sensations floating through the air, doing nothing else except appreciating your new environment.
Take a map along with your new address written on it. You may smile at this statement and think it is unnecessary, however, if you have moved to an area that you do not know well, you may find yourself lost if you venture off too far. Other reasons that you could become lost are that the road signs may not be marked or the terrain does not have any significant markings. A map, obviously, may be useful to make ready prior to your exploring your new surroundings.
In addition, do not limit your research to finding roads, but also the location of the post office, the grocery store and so on. Make sure to find new health professionals, including a dentist, doctor and vet if you have pets at home. If you move to another state, get a new driver's license and plates for your vehicles, as well as register to vote.
Buy subscription to the community magazine or the local newspaper to stay up-to-date on what is happening in your neighborhood, besides receiving offers at local restaurants, service providers and retail shops. Visiting your local library and getting a card for you and one for each member of your family. Do not forget to pay a visit to the church and the community center.
All of those places are the "heart" of your neighborhood and it is usually easy to find bulletin boards, local maps, travel guides and helpful people to ask whatever you want to know about your new community. The most important thing to remember is register your children for school as soon as you arrive, so they can establish a regular routine. The sooner you do it, the easier it will be for them settle in.

Moving Checklist

Planning ahead of the big move takes time but if you are organized everything will fit together perfectly, making this one of the easiest moves you have every made. New York Movers- Remarkable Movers has put together this moving checklist to help make your move a breeze.
Planning ahead:
Put in a change of address order form for post office.
Arrangements with moving company or reserve a rental truck.
Set up travel arrangements, if necessary, with airlines, buses, car rental agencies and hotels.
Transfer any memberships for churches, clubs and other organizations.
Collect up medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories. Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
Start a checking account in the place you are moving to.
Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding home-based businesses, professional tests, business licenses and any special laws that might be applicable to you.
Make a list of your belongings before they're packed, in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. You could even take pictures or video tape your belongings. Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
Make plans for moving any family pets.
Start using up foods so there is less left to pack and possibly spoil.
Just before you move:
Change utility services to new address. Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone and cable companies of your move.
Have your help lined up for the moving day.
Verify and confirm travel reservations.
Get your appliances serviced and ready for moving.
Clean clothing or throw rugs and have them wrapped for moving.
Plan ahead for special needs of infants.
Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Before closing, be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven't been processed.
Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
Defrost refrigerator or freezers you may own.
Let refrigerator friends or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.
Packing Tips and Supplies:
The following supplies are handy for packing: Boxes, marking pen, bubble wrap, old newspapers.

Scissors and Tape

Tape measure

Strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.

Try to pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes. Label cables and tighten transit screws. If removing screws, tape them to the objects they are removed from.

Never pack more than 50 pounds into one box.

Label every box and indicate the following: 1. the room it will go to and is fragile? 3. Should it be loaded last or loaded first.

Cushion contents with packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.

Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. If musty smelling, sprinkle talcum powder between the pages and wrap the book before packing. Leave stored for a couple of months to eliminate the smell.

Carry all valuables with you like cash and personal deeds, birth and shot records you.

Special Considerations and Tips:
Often times the hassles of moving is hard on children and if you have a friend or relative nearby it may be to your advantage to let them stay there on the day of the move. This way you don't have to worry where they are while you are trying to unload and reorganize and they will be more surprised when you bring them to their new home.

Depending on the family perhaps as you are unpacking let dad go to the store and pick up the groceries while mom unpacks and readies the kitchen first. This will really help at the end of the move when you are just too tired to go out for dinner.

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