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Long Island Movers Take Inventory This Winter

 With the new year in full swing, it's easy to get bogged down with the January blues and boredom. But there is plenty to do for Long Island movers who will be relocating in the upcoming months.  Winter is a great time for evaluating what you have, organizing, and purging to prepare for a spring move in Long Island. The quiet darker days of winter are perfect for an inventory of our possessions. Take advantage of this time this January to get ahead on your future move preparations.

See what you can clear out of your house from the holiday season. Sift through that attic. Go through each room and see what you can get rid of or consolidate. You can even begin to pack up the things you know you will not be using before your move. Check out the packing tips we provide for our Long Island movers. 

Getting the whole family involved is a fun way to get rid of unwanted clutter. It can be a great opportunity to teach your children about sorting and purging as you help them sort through their own closets and drawers. Treat everyone to some hot cocoa or popcorn and movie at the end of the busy inventory day to celebrate your accomplishments! Come spring, you will be ready to box up and move out without a hassle, all while saving money because you won’t be paying to move things you no longer need or want. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage is always here to help with tips for moving and all of your Long Island moving and storage needs. Good Luck!

Happy New Year Long Island Movers!

As we wrap up our 2014 business year, Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage would like to wish our Long Island movers a safe and happy new year. Thank you for being part of our year, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Long Island area with our moving and storage services in 2015!

Best wishes ringing in the New Year!

Charles Wood & Son Moving and Storage

Long Island Movers Beware of Theft during Move Process

Tis the season. Thieves are looking for homes to hit.  There are times when your home is more vulnerable to theft. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wants our Long Island movers to be on the lookout and protect their homes throughout their move process.

There have been unfortunate news stories around the country of thieves pulling vans up to homes with sold signs and clearing them out when the owners are not at home. Neighbors will not notice that something is off unless they are informed. To an uninformed neighbor, it might just look like your moving out day but could actually be a thief getting away with the contents of your home. Protect yourself. Once your home sells, please inform your neighbors of your move date. Give them your cell phone number so that if they notice anything suspicious ahead of that date, they can contact you and let you know what is going on.

Another vulnerable time for your home is if you have to move out before it sells or after it sells but before settlement day.  Even if you have taken all of your personal belongings with you, thieves may target your empty house for appliances, fixtures and even copper piping. Again, having at least 1 or 2 neighbors who can keep an eye on your property can make all the difference in protecting your property from theft and vandalism. If you have home security, continuing paying for monitoring until closing.  It is also a good idea to contact your local police department as well so that when they do their regular rounds in your neighborhood, they can keep an extra eye on your property.

If you are having construction done on the home after you move out to prepare it for sale or as a contingency of sale, make sure your neighbors are informed about when contractors will be there and the companies they represent. They can always give you a call if they are not sure about someone who is “working” in your home.

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wants our Long Island movers informed and protected from theft during the move process. Chances are you will have nothing to worry about and that is what we hope for you. Be safe and be proactive against theft. Good luck throughout your move and remember we are here for all of your moving and storage needs.

Happy Thanksgiving from Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage to our Long Island Moving Customers!

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage would like to extend our gratitude and best wishes to our Long Island moving customers this Thanksgiving holiday. We appreciate your business and the trust you place in us time and time again to deliver and store your goods. It has been our pleasure to serve you.

Much of the country has been blanketed with snow over the last couple of weeks. Today the weather is at it again creating wide-spread delays and travel complications due to a large winter system in the northeast. We hope that if you and your family have to travel this week, that you arrive safe and sound.

From our family at Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage Thanks Our Military Veterans for their Service!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day, a day we honor and thank all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Of course we honor and thank them every day but this is their nationally celebrated day. We are incredibly grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made in service to our country.

Many businesses and organizations recognize our veterans and thank them with special offers. We found a great site that connects you too all the great offers Veterans can enjoy on this upcoming holiday.  Check out the Veterans Day Guide to Offers-click Here.  You can also find Veterans Day Resources as well as Military and Veterans discounts offered year round.

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage, Long Island moving company, likes to show year round appreciation for our Veterans of the armed forced by offering special services and rates on long distance moves especially for Veterans and active military personnel. Just give us a call and we can go over the details with you. It is our way to say that we appreciate you and thank you for serving our country.

Hiring a Long Island Moving Company Does not Have to be Scary

Happy Halloween from Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage! It is the time of year for ghost stories, bats in the night, jack o’lanterns, and all things spooky and scary. All good and fun for Halloween, but if you are nearing the time for a move, we are sure that scary is the last thing you want from the experience of choosing a Long Island moving company.

Moving does not have to be scary at all. Sure all change comes with a bit of anxiety, but anxiety can usually be lessened when you do your research. Doing your homework will help you get closer to a stress-free moving experience.  Any reputable Long Island moving company should have plenty of information on their website as well as connections to other sites that prove their trusted status in the moving industry. We suggest you look to answer the following questions in your search:

• Do they offer free and accurate on-site estimates?
• Are they an AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association) certified ProMover?
• Are they Better Business Bureau accredited?
• How long have they been in business?
• Will they manage your move from beginning to end?
• Are they recognized and involved in their community?
• Do they have good reviews?
• What other important affiliations do they have?
• And of course, do they offer the service you are looking for?

At Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage, we provide the answers to your questions, putting your mind at ease and helping you to feel confident in your choice in us. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We work hard to give you a happy ending to your moving story, not a scary one. Instead of tricks, you are left with the treat of having your goods delivered safely and in a timely manner.

Leave the Long Island moving company mysteries in the dark. Go with the company that has nothing to hide. Enjoy this spooky time of year for what it is really for-fun! BOO!

Recent Long Island Movers and Crime Prevention

October is National Crime Prevention Week. Since 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council has designated October as the month to promote awareness and education surrounding crime prevention. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage would like to take this opportunity to discuss this topic with our recent Long Island movers. Being aware and proactive is your best defense against crime.

Moving to a new area is a huge undertaking and probably the busiest time of your life.  It can be all too easy to put off thinking about all kinds of things that have to do with your new home as you tackle the tasks in front of you. Recent Long Island movers certainly have plenty to do. October is here and speaking loud and clear about National Crime Prevention.  We hope you are listening.

It is important after moving to take the time to know your home, surroundings, your neighbors and the resources available to you about safety in your unique community. Certainly home security merits your immediate attention.  We suggest our recent Long Island movers use this Checklist for Home Security provided by the National Crime Prevention Council.  When your mind is flooded with post moving details, this is a really simple way to organize and stay on top of home security in your new residence.

After you have seen to home security issues, you will want to turn your attention to your community.  Perhaps October is a great time to visit your new local police department to inquire about Crime Prevention events in your town and gather information about safety issues and concerns in your new community. If you have school age children, schools often acknowledge Crime Prevention Week with activities at school and/or delivering communications about community events. There may be opportunities to volunteer and get involved in community safety activities and events and what a great way to meet new people and feel a strong part of your new community. Check out this list of articles provided by the National Crime Prevention Council that are all related to Neighborhood Safety.

There are so many issues involved in crime prevention we want to be sure you are aware of them. We encourage our recent Long Island movers to connect with all the crime prevention programs offered through NCPC. Their entire site shares a wealth of information surrounding this important topic.

Charles Wood and Son Moving & Storage wish all of our recent Long Island movers a happy and safe new home experience. Celebrate National Crime Prevention Month along with us. Be safe!

Seasonal Long Island Storage

Happy Autumn! It is a great time of year to take stock of what we have. It may be time to put away the lawn furniture and lawn ornaments. A time to change the clothes in our closets to reflect the cooler temperatures. Certainly it is a time for change.

Is storage space limited at home? Could you use more storage space to protect and secure your seasonal items? Choosing a Long Island storage facility to help unclutter your home and yard from season to season might be just what you need.  Here are some examples of seasonal household items that might benefit from a safe professional storage space:

• Lawn furniture
• Empty planters
• Hoses
• Trampolines
• Summer clothing and shoes
• Summer toys and backyard games
• Pool floats
• Beach chairs and umbrellas
• Camping equipment
• Boating equipment

And thinking ahead, professional Long Island storage may be just what you need to store your holiday decorations each season as well as your winter items-clothes, sleds, winter toys, etc.

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage can provide short-term Long Island storage for your seasonal items. Protect your seasonal items from the elements by placing them in a clean, dry storage space in our secure facility as well as provide you with more usable space at home.  Call us today for a quote or for more information.