Moving Help

Moving Help from Aspinwall Storage & Van Co.

Household Moving

latest_img_1Every person’s moving needs are different.  At Aspinwall Storage & Van we want to create a personalized moving plan just for your needs.  We will strive to work inside of your schedule and your budget.  We have always been proud of our ability to provide you a personalized move.

At Aspinwall Storage and Van we will provide your very own move manager, whom will come out and give you a quote at the start of your move.  Your quote will be based on what you tell us you need and the price of the household moving services and materials required meeting those needs.

Packing:

We have many different options for your packing.  You can either pack as much as you like or as little.  Our professional packers would be more than happy to do the entire job for you.  Maybe you want to do most of the packing yourself but you are worried about those more expensive fragile objects such as glassware, art and mirrors breaking.  Let our experienced packers handle the fragile objects for you.  If you choose to pack everything yourself, we can provide boxes and paper for you.

Loading:

To make sure your move stays as organized as possible we take the time to inventory all of your goods in a systematic process.  All upholstery is wrapped in stretch wrap that covers the entire object to protect it from any outside source.

Unloading:

When arriving at your new location all items are then inventoried again.  We will place all the furniture, boxes and any other belonging in the rooms you designate.  We can also assemble any furniture you would like upon request.  We use a number of different tools to protect your floors from any stains or scratches.

Unpacking:

Upon your request we do offer unpacking as well.   All of the boxes are opened and the objects are placed wherever you desire. We also remove all of the packing material from the house with this optional service.

Third-Party-Services:

Upon your request we can hire a third party for you to disassemble/assemble pool tables, hot tubs or a number of different appliances.

Crating:

If you have high end artwork, electrical equipment or collectibles we can build a crate to non standard sizes to better protect these valuables.

Storage:

Sometimes you have to leave your current home before your new one is completely ready.  In that case we can hold your goods in storage-in-transit for up to 90 days before they are moved into permanent storage.

Moving Tips

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The key to any move is organization.  We have compiled a series of moving tips to assist you in the planning of your next move.
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Packing

You have the option to pack as much as you would like.  We are able to do the whole job or any part of the packing that you would prefer. Here are a few packing tips that will help the process go as smoothly as possible.

-Pack items first that you do not use often.

-Start packing as soon as you plan your move.

-Use plenty of paper inside the box to provide ample cushion for the items.

-If the object is fragile make sure you clearly mark the box on the outside fragile.

-Separate breakables and non-breakable.

-Use professional packing tape and new newspaper to insure the ink

does not rub off onto your goods.

-List the room and contents on the outside of each box.

Non-allowables

Before your items are packed and loaded make sure you understand which items cannot be shipped because they are labeled as hazardous or perishable.  A few examples are:

Fire Extinguisher  / Household Batteries  / Matches / Aerosols / Kerosene / Cleaning Solvents   Gasoline / Propane / Propane Tanks / Nail Polish  / Motor Oil / Fireworks / Nail Polish Remover / Car Batteries / Charcoal / Charcoal Lighter / Paints (latex & oil-based) / Pesticides / Ammunition / Paint Thinner / Poisons (such as weed killer)

Make sure you also keep any important documents or sentimental objects with you.  If your shipment is delayed or lost there are some things we know that simply can’t be replaced:

Cell Phones / Keys / Medical Records / Jewelry / Cash / Records / Stock or Bonds / Financial Documents / Insurance Policies / Family Photos / School Records

Moving Checklist

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Being prepared for your move is the best way to ensure everything goes smoothly. Aspinwall Storage & Van will assign you with a personal move coordinator. This person can advise you on all steps of the moving process.

8–12 Weeks Before You Move:

-Establish your preferred moving dates.

4-8 Weeks Before You Move:

-Contact your local agent to schedule a convenient time for a free estimate.

-Make a list of everyone you need to notify of your move.

-Obtain change of address cards from your local post office.

-Check with your school on transferring your children’s school records.

-Contact your insurance agent to discuss your insurance needs for your new home.

3 Weeks Before You Move:

-Make a decision on whether you will pack your own cartons or if you’d like to use one of our
experienced packers

-Compile all personal records.

-If you have children, arrange for them to be at a babysitter during loading day.

-Arrange to connect your utilities the day before your scheduled move-in day.

2 Weeks Before You Move

-Plan out your meals to make sure that you use all of the food in your refrigerator.

-Cancel all current delivery services such as newspapers.

-Transfer all current prescriptions to your new local pharmacy.

-Check with your school on transferring your children’s school records.

-Be sure that you have everything that you are packing yourself packed.

One Week Before You Move:

-Make sure you confirm all arrangements for transportation for the move.

-Provide contact phone numbers for your move coordinator so that you are accessible during
your move.

-Only use those household items that you’ll need, such as sheets, towels, a few pans and
dishes.  Make sure everything else is ready to be moved.

Day Before Moving:

-Check all closets and storage sheds for anything that may have been overlooked.

-Make sure all appliances have been prepared for shipment.

Moving Day:

-It is your responsibility to make sure all goods are loaded and packed.

-Make sure the driver has the exact address and that all paperwork is correct and signed.

-Make sure the agent as well as the driver has your up to date contact information in case
they need to reach you.

Helpful Moving Links:

The United States Post Office >> www.usps.com

The Weather Channel >> www.weather.com

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