YOUR HOMETOWN MOVER
SHORT & LONG HAULS
Whether you’re moving across town, across the state or across the country, we will drive every mile for a safe, smooth move.
PACKING & CRATING
We’ll carefully pack all your things as if they are our own – or you can buy boxes and supplies from us and pack yourself.
LOAD & UNLOAD
We’ll load our truck and unload at your new location. Or if you’d rather rent a truck, save your back and let us do the heavy lifting.
10 TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A SMOOTH MOVE
Let’s face it … Under the best of conditions, a move is a major undertaking. When you don’t have a plan, and the things around you are disorganized, life feels a little out of control, and the last thing you want is to feel out of control. Besides that, in most cases, the more stuff you move, the more your move costs. That could mean preparing your house is a money saver too. Maybe it sounds intimidating, but really, if you do it right, it doesn’t have to monopolize all your time. Here are 10 shortcuts to getting your house ready to move:
1. Purge, eliminate…whatever you want to call it, just get rid of stuff you don’t need.
Don’t do it all at once though. Make it a goal to clean out one room a day…or week (depending how much time you have before your move day). Pick a room and clean out all drawers, cabinets, boxes—anything that holds “stuff”—and separate it into donate boxes, garage sale boxes, keep boxes and trash. If you haven’t used it in the last year, purge it. If you won’t use it at your new home, purge it. If it’s stuff you want to keep, but won’t use right away, go ahead and box it up.
2. Have a garage sale.
Or give it all to charity…whatever you prefer. Garage sales are a lot of work, but if you’re looking for a way to make a little extra money — maybe to pay for a couple of nights on the road while you’re moving — they’re a great idea. If you decide it’s not worth the hassle and prefer a charitable donation, make sure to get a receipt for a tax deduction.
3. Organize the stuff you keep.
It’s OK if you’re not ready to box up the stuff you’re keeping. Just organize it. You’ll find that if everything has a place, it’s much easier for you and our moving labor crew to pack safely and in an organized manner (where you know what box everything is in when it gets to your new home).
4. Clean as you go.
The cleaner your home is when it comes time to pack and load, the easier it is to get it done efficiently. After you’ve purged and organized a room, clean it and close the door. You’re done. This is especially helpful if you’re close to move-out day and leaving a clean house or apartment is a requirement.
5. Use things you can’t take with you.
For safety and security concerns, we can’t transport items like perishable foods, household cleaners, candles and propane tanks. So, have a packing party complete with candles, perishable foods, and burgers on the grill (to use up the propane). Then, finish off the cleaning chemicals as you leave your old home.
6. Begin an inventory.
If you’re doing a do-it-yourself move, we won’t require an inventory, but it’s a good idea to have one for your own file and for insurance purposes. You can do a room-by-room inventory on paper, but a video or photo inventory may be more useful. Get serial numbers and any other identifying information and keep it in a safe place (preferably with you instead of in a moving box).
7. Create a “move file.”
When you’re moving, you’ll have tons of paperwork—quotes, estimates, receipts, contracts—and it’s all important stuff that you don’t want to misplace. Put it all in a labeled file and keep it with you. You’ll definitely need it during your move, and you may need it after your move for tax purposes.
8. Gather all important forms and documents.
As you’re purging, organizing and cleaning, locate all school records, dental records, medical records, bank records, tax information, birth certificates, social security cards…any paperwork you may need to start a new school, change residency, register to vote, register your vehicle or visit a new physician. Put it all in a “forms and documents” file that you keep with you throughout your move.
9. Begin collecting boxes and moving supplies.
If you want to save money on a full-service move, you’ll need good sturdy boxes to pack yourself. Fortunately, we have a large selection of boxes that were designed for moving. We can sell you the boxes you need at very competitive prices.
10. Return any borrowed or rented items and pick up any items you’ve loaned out.
If you allow our packers to put your belongings in boxes, they won’t know what’s yours and what’s not. You don’t want to take rental DVDs, library books or something you borrowed from a friend with you. So, while you’re purging make sure you give back the things that don’t belong to you. At the same time, don’t forget to pick up things like dry cleaning and things you’ve loaned out to friends.
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8815 Highway 270
White Hall, Arkansas 71602
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Saturday & Sunday: Closed