Moving Tip Monday: Get to know your community

When moving into a new community, subscribe to a community newspaper.  This will help you get familiar with local events, businesses and organizations!
Moving Tip Monday: Get to know your community

Moving Tip Monday: Save Your Back

Save your back, hire a moving company to help you move.  Whether it’s just some of the heavier, large furniture pieces or everything you plan to move, Ayer Moving and Storage can help you with your move.  We are available for cross country and international moves as well.

Moving Tip Monday: Save Your Back

Save your back, hire a moving company when you’re moving to Central MA, Fort Devens, Pepperell Dunstable, Concord

Moving Tip Monday: Self Moving Tips

From Movinggal.com:
Moving heavy items while relocating to another place can take a toll on your back. The best way to avoid back injury while on the move is to utilize legs for lifting items instead of your back. Squat down, grasp the item and pick it up placing weight on your legs instead of your back. By exerting pressure on leg muscles you will be able to avoid back injury. You can simplify the process of lifting boxes by distributing weight of boxes evenly. This can be done by packing items in various boxes, instead of loading all items in one single box.

Moving Tip Monday: Self Moving Tips

Moving Tip Monday: Donate Used Home Goods

When you are you starting your move, you may find that some of your home goods will need to be moved on.  Perhaps they are only gently used and still work.  If so, consider donating furniture, appliances, extra construction supplies (such as tiles, shingles, windows, etc) and home goods like decor to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.  We recommend our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for North Central MA.  If your items can’t fit into your car, give them a call, they can usually arrange to pick up the items.  Even better, pick up a receipt from them so you can write off your donations on your taxes.

Moving Tip Monday: Donate Used Home Goods

Donate gently used furniture and home goods to Habitat for Humanity

 

Moving Tip Monday: Get Packing Help

Moving Tip Monday: Get Packing Help

Moving and Packing Tips, Moving Companies near Concord, MA, Littleton MA, Acton MA, Westford MA.

Include your friends and family to make packing easy for you.  Throw a packing party.  Supply them with food, drinks and music while you all work together to pack up all your small items, clothes and more!

Moving Tip Monday: Shred Old Files

Before you move, shred any old files you have.  Paperwork that you no longer need with personal information should be shredded and disposed of.  Transport with you any documents you may need immediately (taxes, billing information and loan information).  By keeping these documents with you and securing them upon moving, you’ll be able to also protect your personal information from being stolen.  Also please, don’t forget to change your address so your mail with your information gets sent to your new address.Moving Tip Monday: Shred Old Files

Moving Tip Monday: Valuables and Jewelry

When moving, keep your valuables, such as jewelry, cash, and collectibles with you.  Make sure they are secured in your new home immediately upon moving.  Thieves often target moving trucks and packed cars for these valuable items so don’t let them out of your sight!

Moving Tip Monday: Valuables and Jewelry

Tips to Make Your Winter Move a Smooth One

Tips to Make Your Winter Move a Smooth One

Winter Moving Tips

While Spring is “officially” only four weeks away, there still is a lot of Winter around us! If you are planning to move soon, here are some tips to help make moves in the Winter and early Spring a bit easier:

  1. Keep an eye on the weather. Winter can pay a surprise visit so be aware of any changing conditions that might impact your move.
  2. Set aside winter supplies. Pack a box to include gloves, hats and scarves, as well as an ice scraper and salt. Keep this box in the car with you, along with a snow shovel. If your driveway or walkways at your new house are snow covered, you’ll have what you need on hand.
  3. Board the pets. If you have pets, it is a good idea to board them during the move. You don’t want them underfoot and with doors open, you don’t want pets to get out and go missing! Moving is often an emotional trauma for pets, so it is best to bring pets to your new home when the household is calm and filled with familiar scents.
  4. Let there be light (and heat). Be sure that all utilities have been called well in advance so that the electricity and heat can be turned on a couple of days before move-in day.
  5. Have a back-up plan. Talk to your mover about a “Plan B” if a winter storm threatens your move. Movers are used to winter weather conditions, but if a move must be postponed, you will want to have discussed this with your realtor, landlord, and the movers beforehand. The movers may be able to pick up your things, but not be able to deliver them to your new home. If this is the case, you will need short-term accommodations.
  6. Clear the way. Make sure the sidewalks, walkways and driveways are cleared of snow and use salt or ice-melt so that the movers have clear and safe access to your home to move your belongings to the truck.
  7. Plan your route. Know how to get where you are going and check with the local authorities in the event of bad weather to be sure there are no road closures. Know where overnight accommodations are located along your route should you need to stop.
  8. Keep everything tidy. Have old towels and paper towels on hand in the car so that you can wipe snow and/or rain off the boxes as they are being carried into your new home. Be sure to have padding on the floors to soak up moisture from inclement weather.
  9. Offer hot drinks. Hot chocolate, tea and coffee will be most welcomed by everyone who’s helping with your move.
  10. Prepare your car for winter. Have your car winterized, topping up all fluids and checking the brakes and tires. Be sure to put on snow tires just in case. Carry extra windshield fluid as well.

If you have concerns about the weather on moving day, talk to your movers. They have experience moving in all seasons and can answer your questions.

Moving Tip Monday: Neighborhood Rules

When moving into a new neighborhood, take note of any neighborhood rules, laws, and parking regulations.  There could be ordinances on when people can move, trucks parking in areas, and if there are sound restrictions.  Get yourself off on the right foot in your new neighborhood.  Moving Tip Monday: Neighborhood Rules

Moving Tip Monday: Smoke Detectors

When you move in to your new place, one of the first things you should do is check that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors work.  Replace batteries right away so you won’t have to worry about protecting your new property and anyone inside.

Moving Tip Monday: Smoke Detectors