Tuesday, August 21, 2012
There's nothing quite like living within a city. The lights, people and buildings are attractive
to many. However, for those who are transplanting from the suburbs, there are some real considerations to take into account. Often, city apartments are smaller than suburban homes and require spaces to pull double duty. Metro properties also rarely feature the attics and basements traditionally associated with suburbs.
All of these qualities and more can make moving into a city a difficult process. Therefore, follow these three tips for moving from the suburbs to the city:
1. Pare down clothing. Bedrooms are prime real estate in cities. As a result, an individual can pay a lot of money for limited space. With storage at a premium, a walk-in or wall-length closet is considered a hard-to-come-by commodity. Each square foot can cost a pretty penny, and that money can add up. Therefore, new city residents may want to consider going through their closets and paring down their wardrobes. While this may be difficult for some who live in regions with multiple seasons or just love fashion, it is a needed step. Rarely do people require multiple sweaters, t-shirts or black pairs of shoes. Therefore, these items are often easy to streamline.
2. Hire professional movers. A moving and relocation company can drastically improve the entire moving process. Decrease the stress levels of safely getting belongings from point A to point B by hiring professionals who are experienced with not only transporting items, but also moving them up potentially narrow staircases. A company such as Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has the experience necessary to make the transition from suburb to city life easier and get a person to where they are going faster.
3. Measure rooms. Before ever packing up household items, make sure to measure the space of the new apartment. Furniture and the number of home accessories that were ideal for a suburban house may not go with the décor of an apartment. Therefore, use the dimensions of the city apartment to determine what in the current home should be transported and what should be sold, given away or thrown in the trash. It can make the entire moving process easier and advance the quality of the first night spent in a new place.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
When parents decide to relocate their family, there are many factors that contribute to their choice of location. In fact, trying to find the best city to raise a family can become so fraught with importance that accurately weighing the options can feel impossible. Knowing this, the editors at Parenting Magazine decided to compile a list of the nation's best metros for raising children.
Of course, no list can make such a complicated decision for a family, but it can lend insight into which factors to consider when making the choice about where to relocate. Whether moving out of state for a job or just looking to try a new region, the magazine's list can be a useful tool.
The makers of the list tried to stick closely to statistics to determine their rankings, but they also included input from readers and more subjective standards such as quality of life.
When relying on data, the source focused most heavily on topics such as education, economy, health, culture and community. In the end, the decision for one region's inclusion over another's was an aggregation of objective and subjective components.
"It wasn't formal. [We] are constantly checking in with our audience via our website and Facebook page, so based on the user comments to last year's Best Cities list and conversations we saw throughout the year, editors took note and made sure to incorporate user feedback as much as possible," Ana Connery, a Parenting editor who oversaw the list, said to The Washington Post.
The list covers a wide range of regions and climates. Metro areas ranging from Portland, Maine, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, made the cut. City size also appeared to be inessential, as small and large cities both earned spots.
Those metros included on the list were scattered across the country and had a wide variety of strengths. Boston, which topped the list, was chosen for its strong emphasis on education and decorated history.
Other smaller cities, such as Burlington, Vermont, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were selected for their low unemployment rates and strong senses of community.
For those looking to experience some of these family-friendly cities, relocation could be a viable option. With their commitment to education, safe streets and welcoming communities, these metros have been known to entice parents and their children.
If you decide to move to one of the areas on the Best Cities for Families List, hiring relocation and moving services could be a big help. A professional household moving company can make the process of moving simple and straightforward, allowing families to focus on starting their new life in one of these welcoming locations.
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As a human resource or recruiting professional it is often your responsibility to get employees relocated on time, on budget and focused on their new job. Mooney’s Moving & Storage is an authorized agent for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. We rely on our 107 years of experience and over 150 qualified agents throughout the county to help deliver a smooth relocation of your employees.
There are 4 questions that you want to ask yourself prior to planning a corporate relocation:
- Are you looking for a moving company that provides more than just basic moving services?
- Will you be offering a lump sum or full service relocation to your transferee?
- Do you want to develop a relocation policy for your transferees to avoid inequalities?
- Can you move the employee during “non-peak” season?
Our core business is moving and storage. However we provide many more benefits to the corporate transferee than just basic moving services:
Packing supplies: Free delivery when ordered through our website.
Tech Support: Troubleshooting with personal computers and printer. Support with home networks as well as cameras, iPods and mobile devises. All included with you move.
Concierge Service: Assistance to setup cable, TV, internet, utilities and home security. All included with you move.
PLUS Program: Direct cash back rebates based on the sale of your home when using our network of real estate professionals.
Identity Theft Protections: Daily monitoring of your credit report for suspicious online activity, change of address alerts and assistance with stopping junk mail.
Whether you are allocating a lump sum payment or opting for a full service move, we will work with you to budget appropriately. We understand that every company has certain budget limitations and can tailor relocation package that suites your needs.
Another benefit offered through Mooney’s and Stevens Van Lines is relocation policy consulting, development and implementation. Our experienced staff can assist you with developing the appropriate policies so that you can proceed with an effective “game plan.” Policies eliminate inequities, control cost, and reduce the burden of having to inquire or clarify “authorized” expenses.
Finally, is your company able to relocate your employee during “non-peak” months? May through early September is extremely busy for any quality moving company. By relocating in the offseason, discounts can often be more aggressive. If the move must take place during the May-September season, plan on providing at least 5 week’s notice.
For further information about our corporate relocation services please contact Steven DeSteffano at (215)884-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Whether you are moving across town or across the country moving can be stressful. But for a majority of people, a local move (within a 40 mile radius) is the most common type of move. By following these four steps you can help reduce your stress and make the transition as easy as possible:
Settlement & Walk-throughs: In conjunction with your Realtor & mover be sure to coordinate the timing of your settlements and walk-throughs. This will determine when your moving crew arrives to pack up your belongings. The last thing you want to happen is to have the moving crew trying to work while the new homeowners are doing an inspection.
Donate & Sell: Americans are a consumer driven society. That is a simple fact. However many people pay (often time unnecessarily) to move items they neither want nor need. Contact organizations such as Impact Thrift and Purple Heart. Or have a good old fashion yard sale.
Floor Planning: Get your tape measure handy. Just because your dining room set fits well at your existing home does not mean it will fit well at your new home. Take measurements and plan out where you want your items to be placed. This will allow you to have the moving crew place the items in the proper location the first time.
Pack, Pack and Pack Some More: Properly packing your breakables, knick-knacks and other items into boxes is the number one way to ensure a smooth local move. If you are not comfortable packing certain items be sure to ask you mover to include this in your quote.
Mooney’s Moving & Storage is a family owned and operated business now in our 4th generation of ownership. For a free estimate contact us at (215)884-3280 or visit us online www.Mooneysmoving.com
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
We have all seen the rise of self-storage facilities popping up in town. They are a convenient option for the “do it yourself” crowd. However they may not be right for you when planning your local or long distance move.
3 important things to consider when making your decision.
Liability coverage. If you hire a moving company to place your belongings in a self-storage unit the movers liability ends at that point. However when storing items in a movers facility, liability is maintained by one company throughout the duration of your move and storage period.
2. Safety: Every self-storage facility has rules & regulations regarding items that can & cannot be stored. Nevertheless, it is virtually impossible for management of those facilities to ensure chemicals, illegal products or even worse are being brought into their facility. Contrast that with storing at movers warehouse where all items are hand carried, labeled and accounted for by properly trained employees.
3. Furniture protection: When storing at a self-storage facility, customers are required to either provide or purchase their own furniture pads & stretch wrap. Such items are often overlooked and seldom factored in to the budgeting process. It is not advisable to stack furniture without protection nor store a sofa without plastic (stretch wrap). While storing your furniture at a movers warehouse, all items are pad wrapped and stretch wrapped FREE OF CHARGE.
We invite you to come tour our climate controlled storage facility anytime at 33 Bon Air Drive Warminster, PA 18974. http://www.mooneysmoving.com/residential.html