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Moving Plan for Movers in Greensboro

It is May, National Moving Month. The month that begins the busiest relocation season of the year. If you are one of the millions in the United States about to move this summer, you need a move plan. Some people are naturals at managing a huge pile of tasks. For them organizing a move does not feel like an overwhelming challenge, but most of us could use a bit of help with the planning especially movers in Greensboro who are moving for the very first time.

Steele & Vaughn makes it our business to assist movers in Greensboro with their move plan. There are so many things to consider. The mountain of tasks can seem overwhelming and add to stress levels if you don’t have a plan. Where do you begin?

Luckily there is a methodical way to go about spreading tasks out over weeks and even months so you can comfortably deal with each consideration along the way. We like to help you think of the things that need to be done and then help you with the timing of the tasks so that on moving day, you feel calm and ready to make your move. As a Prime Arpin Agent, we encourage you to check out this handy Arpin Moving Planner. It is a fabulous guide through the move process using a timeline leading up to your Greensboro move. You can print the plan out and begin checking things off and taking notes. You will soon discover just how manageable the whole move can be.

Of course if you have any questions or concerns about any part of your move process, we are here to help and will guide you as best we can. We can lend our knowledge and experience to take the stress out of your move. As our movers in Greensboro work through all the move preparations and then the actual relocation, the Steele & Vaughn team wish you a pleasant and relaxing experience every step of the way.

Movers in Greensboro Connecting with Libraries

Recent movers in Greensboro might appreciate knowing that April 13-19, 2014 is recognized this year as National Library Week.  National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1958. According to the ALA, “It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.”

Steele & Vaughn would like to inspire our recent movers in Greensboro to visit their local libraries within their new communities. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library®.”  We couldn’t agree more. Libraries are hubs for community members sharing a love of books and knowledge. What a great way for movers in Greensboro to make new connections within their community. Libraries hold many events for children and adults alike. Events such as book groups, story time for children, informative topic evenings, etc.  Obviously your local library is the perfect place to enrich your love for reading but also may be the perfect place to make new friends and get involved.

To find the library nearest you and obtain more information on National Library Week, we encourage you to visit @ Your Library; The Campaign for America’s Libraries.  Once the boxes are unpacked and you have created all your new perfect spaces in your new home, why not curl up with a good book-a true housewarming gift.

Steele & Vaughn wishes our movers in Greensboro a joyful National Library Week. We hope you find your new library soon!

Move Discounts for Veterans

At Steele & Vaughn, we are always looking for ways to help our movers in Greensboro to keep their total move costs down. We know that moving your lifelong belongings long distance can really add up. Last week we shared about our Move Discounts for Seniors 50 + moving long distance. We also provide Veteran discounts on long distance moves for our movers in Greensboro.

Veterans’ Program

Steele & Vaughn participates in the Arpin Van Lines’ Veterans’ Program. The Veterans’ Program is designed specifically for those who proudly served our country. This program provides for complimentary products and services, as well as special discounts on long distance moving for movers in Greensboro including:

  • A reduction of 20% off of any full valuation declaration.
  • A mini packing kit of up to 15 various size packing boxes (not to include mattress boxes), plus a roll of tape.
  • Guaranteed pickup and delivery dates—subject to a 4,000 pound minimum shipment weight.
  • If storage-in-transit needed, 1 free day for every 2 days paid (excluding the first-day charges)

In order to qualify for the Veterans’ Program, one member of the customer’s household must have served in a branch of the U.S. Military or the U.S. National Guard. A retired Military ID, Form DD214, or a membership card in a military veterans’ organization must be furnished as verification and provided to the agent prior to the signing of an Order for Service.

Taking advantage of our Veteran’s Program if it applies to you, can save you a substantial amount on your long distance moving costs. We are proud of and look forward to serving our US Veterans. If you have any questions or are ready to take advantage of our Veteran’s Program, simple contact us.

Check back next week as Steele & Vaughn continues with ways movers in Greensboro can save on moving costs.

 

Cool Moving Facts This Hot July

Here we are in the middle of the warmest month of the year. It’s a hot July. Movers in Greensboro are looking for ways to keep cool and calm as they prepare and carry out their Greensboro move. We here at Steele & Vaughn do not have control of the weather, but we would like to offer a time out from the heat of the day to offer some COOL moving facts with our movers in  Greensboro.

Fact #1-The moving industry took hold in the 1800s surrounding the expansion of the railroad system. The first specialized horse drawn moving wagons were introduced at the turn of the century.

Fact #2-Hiring a local moving company to handle your move can cost less than renting a truck and moving yourself.  At Steele & Vaughn, we cover labor, packing, insurance and transportation including gas and tolls. It really adds up when you cover the entire moving process yourself.

Fact #3-According to the US Census Bureau, the average American will move 11.7 times over a life-time. We are proud to report that many of our customers choose us again and again for their moving and storage needs.

Fact #4-43 million Americans move each year. That is the same number of people that enjoyed camping in 2011. That is a lot of movers and campers! Are you camping this summer to stay cool?

Fact #5 According to the Employee Relocation Council, moving is the third most stressful life event following death of a loved one and divorce. At Steele & Vaughn, we feel that it doesn’t have to be. We pride ourselves on delivering a stress-free move.

Fact #6-Ok, this one is not a moving fact but we just had to include it! In 1984 President Reagan announced July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. Movers in Greensboro, why not take a cool break from all things moving and enjoy an ice cream?

At Steele & Vaughn we are dedicated to providing all the support and resources our movers in Greensboro need to ensure you keep your cool during your move. Enjoy that ice cream!

 

 

Moving Day Safety

We here at Steele & Vaughn have been focusing on National Safety Month this June by providing our movers in Greensboro with tips and ideas for keeping safe through the move process.  The first week we shared our ideas for keeping your stress levels down during the move process to avoid accidents. The second week we discussed move packing safety. This week our movers in Greensboro will find safety tips for actual move day.

So you are all packed up and getting ready for your Greensboro movers to arrive and transport your belongings to your new home.  It is a very exciting time with many mixed emotions involved. It would be easy to forget something. Steele & Vaughn can help!

  • First you want to make arrangements for your pets and small children. It is all too easy for them to get hurt or even lost out an open door. Arrange for a baby sitter or pet sitter who can focus solely on their safety. You will be very busy and having a sitter ensures that someone is constantly looking after and caring for your pets and children while you tend to the details of moving. Pack a bag containing all their needs and leave it with the sitter.
  • Put together a bag or two of your personal travel items and keep it clearly away from everything that will be loaded onto the moving van.  Take all high valuable items with you such as jewelry, coins, important papers etc.  A first aid kit is a must and should be easily accessible at all times. Consider packing a roll of toilet paper for both ends of your move, plenty of water and healthy snacks.
  • Inspect the entire area for hazards that would potentially cause an accident. Inspect the floors for loose items and cords. Check all doorways and walkways outside the home for obstructions. Look for low hanging branches that could get in the way of your moving team.
  • Dress properly and use sunscreen and bug repellant.  Wear sturdy shoes and check the weather ahead of time to dress appropriately.
  • Always have your cell phones on hand both for communicating with your movers and your care givers as well as for an emergency.

Movers in Greensboro can find a library filled with more great moving safety tips to help cover all the bases on our move resources page. Be sure to check back with Steele & Vaughn next week. We will give our movers in Greensboro safety tips for arriving in your new homes.  Safe Moving!

Move Packing Safety

Welcome back for our second installment of move safety tips in honor of National Safety Month. Last week we discussed keeping your stress low to avoid accidents during the move process. Steele & Vaughn hopes we got our movers in Greensboro thinking about their well-being during the move process. This week we turn our attention to packing safety.

When packing up your belongings prior to your move, you want to consider your safety, your family’s safety and the safety of your items. Steele & Vaughn would like to offer a simple check list for helping movers in Greensboro with this.

  1. Proper packing equipment-Strong sturdy boxes are a must to avoid accidents involving items falling out the bottom.  You also want to avoid boxes that may collapse at the sides while carrying them which may cause you to lose your footing. Steele & Vaughn can provide you with high quality boxes, supplies and moving kits to ensure you have the best material for packing up your goods. For more information, give us a call.
  2. Check your environment for hazards-Before moving boxes, check to make sure the floor and surrounding area is clear of anything you could trip or slip on such as cords, toys, wet slippery spots, etc.
  3. Box weight– Consider that you may have to carry boxes up and down stairs. You should be able to lift your box without strain while remaining sturdy and strong on your feet. To avoid injury, do not over-pack with too much weight. You know your strength. Don’t overdo it!
  4. Healthy lifting-Avoid strain on your back; do not bend over to lift a box.  Instead, squat balancing your upper body weight over your hips and lift using your leg strength keeping your back straight as you stand. Also have a dolly with straps for moving and stacking your boxes. Also be sure to wear good strong sturdy footwear to support you and give you proper footing.
  5. Family safety-Keep small children and pets safely away from the packing area. You don’t want tape cutters falling into the wrong hands or a stack of boxes that look like a fun place to climb and explore.
  6. Protect your belongings-You want your items to have the best chance of arriving at your new home intact. Please click here to read Packing Help for the best ideas and tips for packing up every room in the house.  Of course, Steele & Vaughn is available to help movers in Greensboro with any part of packing. We can pack everything for you or just certain items of high value. We will meticulously wrap your belongings with the utmost care to ensure maximum protection.

Pack safely and be safe! Our next installment will feature safety on move day. We hope you’ll come back for more move safety tips.  Movers in Greensboro can trust Steele & Vaughn to provide a safe move.