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10 Ways To Find An Oklahoma City Moving Company

Posted on March 5th, 2016

As a local Oklahoma City business we’re always trying to do our best to serve and understand our Oklahoma customers.  We want to provide the best moving experience possible for our customers, and that requires us to thoroughly understand our customers’ needs and problems for all things related to their moving process.  So we’re constantly asking customers questions about their moving experiences and how we can help make the moving process easier for them.

One of the most common issues we hear from our customers is that they don’t even know where to begin looking for a moving company once they decide they want to hire one.  On average, Americans live to about 79 years old, and the average person will move 11.4 times in their lifetime.  So that works out to the average person moving about once every seven years.  Since people only have the need for a mover once every seven years, it makes sense that most people don’t have a go-to moving provider or a preferred moving company that quickly comes to mind when they decide they need to hire a moving company, as the last time they used a mover was probably seven years ago!

Most of our customers only use a moving company once every seven years, so when they need a mover a lot of our customers say they have trouble even knowing where to look. So we came up with this comprehensive list on how to look for a moving company to help Oklahoma City area residents find their next mover.

We hope you find our list of places where you can find an Oklahoma City moving company useful!

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Your Ultimate Moving Checklist – Simplification and Peace of Mind During The Moving Process

Posted on January 3rd, 2015

Moving is ranked as one of the most stressful experiences you’ll ever go through, and most of us go through it once every four to five years or so. It’s an onerous process, requiring that you uproot your life, your family, and leave the familiar behind. Even relatively short moves can be difficult to achieve correctly. The key to getting through the moving process is to have a plan, and to be organized from the get-go. This checklist was developed to help simplify an all-too complex process, and to provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve got all your bases covered.

Eight Weeks Prior to the Move

Your preparations should begin well in advance of moving day. In fact, you should start preparing for the move at least two months ahead of time. Granted, this won’t be possible for unexpected moves, but you’ll still find essential steps in this section.

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How To Move a Piano

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Your piano is a valuable and beautiful piece of furniture in your home. Chances are you’ll want to take it with you on your move, and it is extremely important that you be able to do so without damaging it. While it’s possible to do so, there is an art and a method to doing so that needs to be followed and understood. Here is how you can ensure your piano arrives at your new home in just as good condition as it was in your old one.

What You’ll Need

You will definitely need proper equipment to move a piano. First, you will need a set of straps. These will allow you to keep a proper grip on the piano during the moving process. You will also need a furniture dolly, to help you physically move the piano. The straps will also attach the piano to the dolly while you’re moving it. You will also need padded blankets. These will keep the piano from getting scratched or scuffed while it’s being taken to the truck. You will also need some other people to tackle this project with you, especially for the lifting.

Straps can be purchased from most retail stores or hardware stores, and can also be rented for a day from some rental companies. Furniture dollies can likewise be purchased or rented, but you are more likely to find them at hardware stores for purchasing. Padded blankets can be found at just about any store selling blankets. All of these items are also available through a moving company, so if you are using a moving company be sure to ask about these supplies. Moving companies may also be able to provide advice on the strength or size of straps, and the size of dolly you need, depending on the size of your piano.

Before you begin moving, measure the piano and all openings that the piano will need to go through, to be sure that it will fit. Figure out which way (length-wise or width-wise) you want to push the piano before arranging it on the dolly, so that you don’t have to maneuver it any more than absolutely necessary. Have the route you’re going to take planned out, and make sure that it is clear of all clutter. Since the piano should be situated on the back wall of the truck, you want to have it be the first, or at very least one of the first, items to go onto the truck.

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Moving Boxes 101

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Moving boxes can be confusing. There are so many options, and it’s hard to determine what’s right for your own moving needs. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about moving boxes.

Where to Buy Them

Moving boxes are available in a variety of places. Websites such as Amazon sell them online, as do U-Haul and Budget Truck Rental. You can buy them in-store at supply office supply stores such as Staples, or at hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. Many moving companies also sell boxes, or offer packages that include moving supplies along with the other services you are buying.

Many online sources offer these boxes at prices that are cheaper than retail stores, and offer free shipping if your order is large enough. However, buying in person from a retail store allows you to go back and get more boxes if you didn’t buy enough, or to return extra boxes if you bought too many. It’s also a good option for people who aren’t good at spatial visualization, since you can see the exact size of the box you are ordering in person. Getting moving supplies through your moving company can sometimes be more expensive than ordering online, but it is also far more convenient. And if your moving supplies are part of a package deal you’re your moving truck and/or movers, the price can still be very good. Moving companies are able to help you determine how many boxes you may need, and what sizes would be best for you. They also allow you to get everything you need in one place at one time, without hunting through a store or wading through web pages. They know what you need and will give it to you when you need it.

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10 Very Useful Moving Tips

Posted on September 28th, 2014

Here’s a few tips you may not have thought of, that will make the moving process easier on you.

1. Pack the items you’ll need right away after the move in a clear plastic bin. Put your paper towels and toilet paper, phone and laptop chargers, and the things you’ll need to cook your first meal or two into a clear bin. That way you’ll be able to see what’s in the bin, and it will also stand out from the rest of your boxes, making it easier to find as you’re taking everything off of the truck. If you don’t have a clear plastic bin, adding colored duct tape or a splash of spray paint to the outside of a cardboard box will also work.

 

2. Use clothes as protection. Wrapping flatware and other breakable items in clothing can save you on the cost of bubble wrap, and can also save a lot of space. Socks make great holders for glasses, and most other breakables can be put inside of shirts or wrapped in towels.

 

3. Prevent spills by putting saran wrap over the top of your toiletry bottles.

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