Archives: September 2016

How to Efficiently Pack, Load & Move Large & Fragile Items in Brooklyn, NY; Plant, Fish Tank & Piano Moving

Moving is a difficult process that has a lot of steps that need to be coordinated. There are many parts that need to be in place to have the move go smoothly. You need to have a new place to move to that is ready for you to get in. You need to be ready to pack your old residence and hire a moving company to load and move your belongings. All these things need to work together for the move to go according to plan and not to have too many setbacks. One thing that many people don’t really think about are the items that they need to move and how it will be best to pack them safely for loading. Most of the items that go from one location to another are easy such as clothes, bedding and even kitchen dishes but other items present more of a challenge.

RC Van Services Lists Some of the Most Difficult Items to Pack for Your Move

Piano Moving Advice: If you have a piano in your home it can be a serious item to move. A piano is extremely heavy and quite large which is one of the reasons that it is hard to move from one place to another. A lot of people will actually choose to leave a piano behind rather than try and move the item. Although the item is hard to move because it is so large, there are some very small and intricate parts as well. If the parts are damaged in the move it can lead to a serious repair bill. Piano repairs are not cheap and that means that you want to hire a professional that has experience moving the piano for you. We not only have experience in moving but also loading the piano into a truck and taking it to a new home. When moving a piano you not only run the risk of damaging the piano but you can also damage the doorways and walls.
Move My Fish Tank: A small fish bowl is not hard to move. They can be packed in the car and driven to a new home with not too much difficulty. Now if you are one of the people that have a larger tank with fish, plants and decorations in your home, it can be much more difficult to move. Many times the fish tank is hard to move because it is heavy and the fish can die from the move as well. You can make sure that you remove most of the water and leave just enough in the bottom so that you can keep the bacteria that is needed for the fish. Then place the fish in smaller containers for the move and be ready to put them back in as soon as possible. A good moving company is able to move the tank for you so that it makes it in tact to the new home.
Moving Plants Locally or Across Country: If you have large potted plants or even smaller ones in your house that are live, you may have some trouble moving them to a new home. Most plants are hardy and if you take good care of them can last through a minor move. But if you are moving and going to have the plants in a hot car for days they could die. Not to mention the plants are in dirt which can be really messy if they happen to fall over. If you want the best opportunity to get your plants to a new house safely you need to call a professional mover to get them there.

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Moving Day House & Apartments ‘Open First’ Essentials Packing Box List in Queens, NY

When you are getting ready to move to a new home it can be overwhelming and the list of what needs to be done can seem endless. There is finding a new place, packing, transferring utilities and cleaning. You also need to find a moving company that can schedule to pack and move your belongings to your new home. There is a lot that needs to be on the list and one of those things has a lot to do with packing. This can be a delicate process since you want to make sure that all your belongings make it to your new residence safely. One mistake that many people make when packing is they don’t think about the items they are going to need once they arrive. There are several key items that you want to make sure is in a box ready for when you get to your new house.

RC Van Services Lists Important Items That Need To Be In Your Essentials Moving Day Box

Pack a Change of Clothes: One of the most important items on the list of essentials is clothes. You need to have any clothing that you want to sleep in as well as clothes that you want to put on when you wake up. When you wake up you will want to get dressed so you can tackle the task of unpacking everything else!
Packing Toiletries: Another part of the box of essentials is toiletries. They are important to have in your box so that you can take a shower and relax after a long day of moving. You will need to have your toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush and deodorant to name just a few. This will make the first night at your new place much more enjoyable.
Packing Electronics: One thing that many people need to have around on the first night in their new home is their beloved electronics. This can include chargers, cords, laptops and speakers. They are not only necessary to keep your phone charged but you can also set up your utilities and communicate electronically. The utilities can be switched from one address to your new address. It’s also a good idea to make contact with people so that they know you arrived safely at your new location.
Disposable Kitchen Utensils: If you have pulled up into your new house and are exhausted after a long hard move all you want to do is have a spot to eat. Most people will end up grabbing some food at a quick drive through. Nothing is worse than going to grab for a napkin or a cup and there is nothing there. You can make sure that your box of essentials has a few kitchen items that you may need.

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Professional Moving Trucks VS Rentals in Flushing, NY; Let Us Use Our Equipment, Do the Physical Labor, Pay for Gas & More!

When it comes to moving, people are often struck with the notion of either saving money or hiring professional help. It is a common misconception that people associate the word “professional” with “small fortune”. Where there are industries that may be true, the moving industry is not one of them. With a competitive market comes competitive pricing, and if you do your homework, you will probably be surprised as to how investing in professional assistance in your move is much more beneficial than burdening your inexperienced friends and family.

RC Van Services Discuss Professional Moving Trucks Versus Renting a Moving Truck

Moving Travel Distance: It should be fairly reasonable to expect that long distance moving and local moving have a different amount of expense linked to them. When some folks see the price tag of a professional long distance move especially, they get a little anxious. But really, in most cases, in the end, the professional moving truck is far more cost effective than the rental!
Moving is a Physical Labor!: The heavy items in your home being moved to a new location constitute physical labor. No matter whether it is a long distance or local move; unless you have a handful of fit friends ready to assist you, you can be looking at a tremendous amount of physical labor. In the event you opt to do the job without professional assistance, make sure you take proper precautions when loading, unloading and moving the large, delicate, and expensive items such as furniture, glass, appliances, and electronic equipment.
Appropriate Moving Equipment: Where as the professional moving trucks come equipped with dollies, blankets, and other equipment, along with experienced hands to assists in the work, the rental truck does not. Not only do you have to rent the truck, but you will have to either rent or buy the needed moving equipment. Tools for disassembly and reassembly of excessively large furnishings will also need to be required.
Helping Hand with Loading, Unloading & Moving: When you are moving, there are objects that take two or more people to lift and manipulate onto the truck itself and to the new destination. If no one is available to donate their time, you will need professional assistance. If a budget is the deciding factor, you can cut costs by doing all the pack/unpacking yourself instead of paying the fees for the experts to get it done. If you go this route, be sure start early and pack at a slow pace, starting with the nonessentials first.
Moving Schedule & Arrangements. Let’s face it, moving locally or long distance is a project. There are many overwhelming details that are all a part of a successful and smooth transition. Hiring a professional can take many of those burdens away to give you time to do the rest. However, reputable moving companies are often booked weeks in advice, so if you prefer the professional aid, book your appointment well in advance, 6-8 weeks.

Local & Long Distance Loading, Unloading & Unloading in Manhattan NYC New York, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & Bronx NY & Secaucus NJ

There are many little costs that add up with going with a rental, as well as additional benefits going with a pro, for example; rentals do require fuel on your dime and professional movers are insured to protect your possessions, where rental trucks are not. Ultimately, the decision is really based on what’s important for you and fits your budget. The professionals of RC Van Services can give you an estimate on the cost of your moving to help you decide on what’s best for you. Give us a call to get started!

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