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Just about everyone has some fragile items they need to move with. Dishes, mirrors, fine art, and televisions just a handful of examples of items that need to be handled with extra care.

We’ve all heard horror stories about fragile items being destroyed in transport.  Here are some tips to prevent that from happening to you.

Pack Delicate Items With As Much Padding As Possible

Your eccentric aunt gave you a collection of high-end teacups from Japan, and she would be absolutely crushed in anything bad happened to them. How can you be sure those teacups will survive your move? It’s pretty simple: you need to use lots of padding materials.

Here are your two best options:

For glasses, the method is much the same. Simply wrap your glasses in the newspaper. You should also place some balled-up newspaper into each glass for extra support.

Write The Word “Fragile” On All Boxes

This seems like an obvious step, but you would be surprised by how many people miss it.  Whether you’re having other people move your items, sending them in the mail, or even moving them yourself, it’s best to know which boxes contain the most delicate items, so you can handle them with extra care.

Want To Be Sure Your Delicates Will Be Safe?  Hire The Best Movers In Maryland!

Here at Tristate Moving And Storage, moving and packing fragile items is what we specialize in.  Professional Trained Movers are far more reliable than the average person when it comes to transporting delicate items. 

Think you might want our help?  Get in touch with us today! 

Moving can be challenging, and that’s especially true if you’re moving by yourself. First time moves are difficult because you will encounter a number of challenges you never would have anticipated–it takes a bit of practice to know what to expect. 

Here are Tristate’s official tips for first time movers.

Start Acting Like An Independent Adult

Don’t worry, we’re not about to give you a long-winded lecture about what it means to be an adult!  Instead, we’re offering some practical advice: start building the kinds of habits that successful independent adults cultivate.

For example, when you were living with your parents, you may have been able to get away with being a little loose with your budget.  You knew that if you ran out of money, the worst thing you would experience was a bit of boredom until your next paycheck. But if you’re living on your own, running out of money can mean not being able to pay for groceries or rent! Before you move out, get your financial habits and budget in order!

Additionally, if you haven’t already, start helping your parents out with basic home maintenance tasks: cleaning, dishes, cooking, yard work, etc.  You’ll have to do those things when you move out, so you may as well start building those habits now.

Take Inventory Of Your Stuff

We’ve offered this tip in several other blog posts, but it applies here just as much as anywhere else.  You don’t want to lug a bunch of useless clutter from one place to another, which is why you want to take inventory of your stuff.  Go over which of your things you actually want to keep, and what you want to toss, give away, or donate to charity.  The fewer things you can move with, the simpler your moving process will be.

Hire Professional Trained Movers

It’s true that as a young person, you and your friends are probably capable of carrying lugging your things by yourself. But that will take a long time, and you’re busy. 

Plus, we’ll make sure everything is safely and properly packed so none of your things end up getting damaged during transport. 

Focus on living your best life, and let us handle the heavy load!

If you’re planning to move, you have an important decision to make: should your friends and family help you move, or do you hire professionally trained movers?

Several common misunderstandings about hiring professionally trained movers compel people to handle their own moves, but is it that really a good idea?

Think about all of the things you would have to do to handle your own move: 

Does that sound like fun?  We certainly don’t think so.

Handling your own move is cheap, but the return on your investment reflects that fact.  But when you hire the best movers in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, you get what you pay for.  (And it’s a pretty great bargain, all things considered!)

Here are some things you can expect from the world-class movers at TRISTATE MOVING AND STORAGE.

FREE Moving Quotes

Our business/client relationship will begin with a FREE quote directly from us. All you have to do is give us a call or click the FREE quote button on our website, and we’ll give you the best estimate we possibly can.  By the way, we won’t start the moving process until we’ve gone from an estimate to a precise amount that your move will cost. We’ll never surprise you with a hefty bill you didn’t anticipate.

How Much Do The Best Movers Cost?

The cost of your move will depend on a variety of factors, including the time of year, the amount and weight of your cargo, and how quickly you need us to be finished. To get a good idea of how much your move will cost, simply ask us for a FREE quote.

No Corners Cut On Packing Supplies

Here at Tristate, we’re packing nerds, which means our locations are practically overflowing with packing supplies. Don’t worry about going to a big box store and getting all of your own packing supplies.  Just give us a call, and our expert packers will bring the best supplies and securely pack your prized possessions!

We’re Not Done Until You Say We Are!

What if we move your stuff, but it turns out your furniture layout doesn’t look quite as good as you had anticipated?  Not to worry! We’ll keep lugging your furniture around until everything is exactly where you want it! 

We’re Always Working To Improve

After each move, we reach out to our clients to ask them what they think. Like every business, we love praise, but we actively seek out constructive criticism. With each consecutive move, we take any criticism into account, meaning our movers get better every single day. 

Our reviews reflect this fact…we proudly display them on every page of our website, including this one!

(Just take a look below!)

So…the movers have packed your things and loaded their trucks, and now they’re getting ready to head to your new home.  Suddenly you’re feeling uneasy. 

What’s going to happen to your prized possessions? All they have to do is make one mistake to ruin your things.  How do you know they’re not going to mess up?

Ideally, you shouldn’t have to worry about the competency of your movers.

This begs the question: How do you find the best movers near you?

Start Online

Just about every moving company has a website detailing their services and locations served, and the best ones will make it easy for you to get a free quote. If the company doesn’t include credible testimonials on their website, you should also check for reviews. Finally, a good company will provide contact information so you can get in touch with any questions or concerns.

Ask Around

Just about everyone you know has moved at least once.  Chances are, at least some of them will be able to tell you about their experiences with particular moving companies.  Ask around, and listen carefully to the answers you get.

Look For Red Flags

Here are some common red flags that tend to indicate a moving company is lousy:

Qualities of the Best Moving Companies Near You

The best moving companies have a few things in common:

The time has finally arrived.  It’s time for you to move, and you’re already anticipating the mountains of stress that typically go along with the process. Thoughts of breaking your back while lifting heavy furniture and bulky boxes, and climbing enormous flights of stairs (or awkwardly squeezing in narrow elevators) flash through your mind, closely followed by a sense of existential dread. If you’re hoping to reduce the physical and mental stress associated with moving, keep reading!

If you’re looking to move locally, the last thing you want is to overcomplicate the process. You don’t need some giant corporation to act like you’re moving to the other side of the world, or sell you a bunch of useless services you don’t need.  You need skilled, down to earth, local movers who handle moves like yours every single day.

You need Tristate Moving And Storage. We’re the best local movers in the DMV.

What You Get With Tristate Moving And Storage

Along with expert movers who go through over 200-hours of intense training before working with a single client, you get the DMV’s most customer-centric moving company.  We’re here to help you move everything you need for your new residence. We’ll also help you get rid of stuff you don’t want to clutter your brand new home.

We’ve been in the moving business for decades, and we’re ready to help you with every single step of the moving process.  Our prices are some of the best in the industry–we’ll never rip you off! (Get a FREE quote to see how much your move will cost!)

We offer the following premium, White Glove local moving services:

When you hire a moving company with professionally trained movers, the experience is like nothing else.  Something you expected to be tiring and stressful suddenly becomes a breeze, and before you know it, you’re in a new home with all of your furniture exactly where you wanted it!

It’s not an accident that we give our customers amazing moving experiences day after day.  By the time our movers are done with our rigorous, 200-hour training process, they’re the best in the industry.  Here are three of the most amazing things about our movers.

1)They know exactly how to prevent scratches on your floors and dents in your walls.

Have you ever tried moving heavy furniture with your friends or family members?  Most of you probably have, and it was likely a challenge. In the process of moving furniture, you might have accidentally left a few dents in the walls or produced some small scratches on the floors.  It’s easy for laypeople to make those mistakes, but professionals should know how to avoid them.

Our movers know how to take every precaution to avoid damaging your home and possessions.

Here’s just one example: before our movers lift furniture through an apartment, they’ll pad wrap the doors, walls, and even elevators so everything in the building remains pristine.

At TRISTATE, we take pride in treating our customers’ homes and possessions with respect and care.  You can rest assured your property is safe with us.

2) They’re insanely fast and efficient.

I remember the first time I had to help a friend move out of a two-bedroom apartment.  I never thought it would end! My friend swore moving his stuff would take only a few hours, but after spending the entire day lugging his stuff around, we weren’t even halfway done!

Our movers at TRISTATE are more efficient with their time.  They understand that you’re not only hiring them to lift things–you’re asking for help moving on to the next phase of your life.  And you don’t want to have to deal with a painful, tedious transition.

Our movers know how to move quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to feel bored or stressed.

3) They’re patient and respectful.

No one likes a jerk.  But we especially hate jerks when we’re the ones paying them to complete tasks for us.

Here at TRISTATE, we understand that every client has his or her own individual needs and preferences, and we’re ready to accommodate them.  If you ask our movers for any last minute requests or corrections, they won’t moan and complain about it. They’ll just help you. It’s their job!

Our movers are committed to giving you the best value for your dollar.  You’re not paying them to moan, complain, or give you a hard time, which is why they will treat you with the respect and decency you deserve.

Don’t Settle For Less Than Stellar Service

Everyone deserves to have a swift, low-stress, professionally executed moving experience.  And great movers are essential to ensuring you have that kind of experience.

We’d love to show you what great movers can do.  To start moving with us, get your FREE quote online, or give us a call.

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