Thursday, October 31, 2013

Protecting Yourself While Loading Items

There are a lot of things you can do to ensure that you and your belongings travel safely to your new home. Here are some quick tips for an injury-free moving when loading or unloading your items. 

  • Ask someone to help you lift heavy items. But don't overdo it and avoid lifting loads that are too heavy. 
  • Use a dolly for heavy items and boxes.  Make sure the blades are centered and completely under the load. Keep the load balanced and always walk with the dolly in front of you, with heavier items on the bottom. Avoid loading items onto the dolly higher than chest-level.
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing that may get snagged while carrying furniture out of doorways and into the moving truck.
  • Consider wearing leather gloves when dealing with large, heavy objects with sharp edges.
  • Wear durable, supportive footwear with a good grip. As much as possible, avoid sandals or open-toed shoes.
  • Take small breaks throughout the loading process especially when you have a lot of stuff to move. 
  • Make sure you can see where you're walking.
  • Never walk on slippery, uneven surfaces.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10 Important Questions to Ask Before You Move

1. How do I know I selected the right mover?
Limit your choice of movers to one that came to your house to perform an estimate.Beware of internet movers that offer prices on-line or over the phone, they can be highly inaccurate and deceptive (It's called Bait & Switch). A reputable licensed mover will come to your home and perform a visual survey of the items to be packed and moved and give you a written estimate or a binding price as required by law. Be sure his license number and his address are included in his advertising and visit a prospective mover's facility if possible. Do not be attracted by a low price. He should also give you copies of legally required brochures which vary depending on whether you are moving local or long distance.

2. How can I be sure I have an accurate estimate?
Show the estimator everything you want moved, have a written list of items to move, not being moved or other special requests. Show all the items that you expect them to pack and what you will pack. Discuss delivery dates, access and stairs at your new destination, any extra pick-ups or deliveries and if you want any boxes unpacked. Don’t select the lowest estimate since final prices for non-binding estimates will be determined by the actual time involved in the move plus the actual number of boxes that the mover packs, as well as any other requested services. An accurate survey, including a count of the boxes that you intend to pack is the first step in receiving an accurate estimate. 

3. What can change the price of a Binding Estimate?
Any mover is allowed to change the price if any circumstances change that was not included in the original price. Moving includes normal delivery with one-time placement of furniture. Additional charges may be incurred if unanticipated problems arise during your move, especially if known problems were not written on your estimate, such as hoisting or flights of stairs.  These are some of the common reasons that cause increased cost:

  •  You did not get all of your packing completed, or added packing not shown to the estimator.
  •  Your shipment is delivered into an elevator building, apartment or townhouse with one or more flights of stairs.
  • Access to your residence is more that 75 feet from where the mover's truck must park to your front door.
  • You have added or changed the items to be moved, changed dates or destination or add an extra stop.
  •  Delays beyond the mover’s control; such as waiting time for closing or delivery delays, rearranging furniture or restacking in a storage area, basement, attic or garage.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Five Spooktacular Halloween Activities for Your New Home

So you just moved into a new neighborhood and Halloween is coming up. This is a great time to add extra excitement into your community. Here are fun-filled activities to start your new life and your Halloween with a scream:

Haunted House
Once your moving company has left, try this creepy idea: Host a fright night by turning your house into a haunted house. Make dark corridors throughout your living room and garage. Get creepy decorations and make dark corridors throughout your garage or living room. Mood lighting is a must so dim the lights and use a strobe. You'll also need cobwebs and some faux "gross" things. Now that your house looks scary, make it sound scary, too! Create spooky Halloween noises and eerie music that will get the blood pumping and set the tone for suspense. End the tour with a bowl of candy.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tips for a Successful Interstate Move

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Moving to a new place can be an overwhelming task. Aside from the preparations you have to deal with, you will soon face the uncertainty of adjusting to a new environment. To give you peace of mind during the move, here's some information you need to know:

Be informed of your rights and responsibilities before selecting a mover
Knowing your rights and responsibilities is very important before moving your household goods. At Uber Movers, we discuss basic information that will help you understand the required documents that you have to sign.

Read and understand all information provided by the mover
When you finally decided to choose our moving services, we will give you these basic documents as part of your move:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Going the Extra Mile: Customer Service Week 2013

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Customer Service Week is the first full week of October. It is started by the International Customer Service Association in 1988 and was proclaimed by the U.S. Congress as a national event. This year, it will be celebrated on October 7 – 11th.

Each year, thousands of businesses around the world participate in this event. Here at Uber Movers, we proudly support Customer Service Week and would like to raise company-wide awareness of the importance of customer service, recognize our dedicated team for their efforts, and remind you of our commitment to customer satisfaction.