How do I move my plants?

Your home looks like a greenhouse. There are plants everywhere you turn. You are the best plant parent ever. But now, you are moving and you don’t know how to move your plants. Most people wouldn’t understand how important your plants are in this process, but we do.

Plant moving can be tricky, but there are ways to make sure your leafy friends are well taken care of.

Check out these tips to find out the best way to move plants.

Preparing Your Plants for the Move

First, you sit them down and tell them there will be some changes. Just kidding. (Although if you talk to your plants, don’t stop now!) Keep taking care of them the way you have been, keeping the same watering schedules and such. If your plants are able to fit in your vehicle, make sure you skip watering them a couple days before you move, up until you get to your new home. You’re not going to want mud dripping in your car. Check your plants for any pests they may have, and prune any dead or dying leaves in preparation for the journey. You will also want to put your plants into plastic pots, if they are not already in some.

How to Move Plants Cross Country

  • If you can, place your plants in the vehicle in or near seats, buckled if necessary. For smaller plants, place their pots in an open box and buckle them in. Don’t put your plants in the trunk—though we probably didn’t have to tell you that.
  • Just like any family member needing a pit stop, your plants need a break too. Mist them with some water and make sure they are situated for light. Car windows can intensify sunlight, so consider a baby shade if you have a plant that’s especially sensitive to direct sunlight.
  • Put your plants in a good area as soon as you arrive in your new place. Water them and inspect for any damage too.

Best Way to Move Large Potted Plants

If you have a massive plant that will require some help, make sure you use an appliance dolly to transport your Seymour-like friend. Ask for help when putting it in your vehicle, and make sure your plant will clear the top of your car or van! Bubble wrapping the pot will help it remain in one piece along the way. A bungee cord will help keep it in once place while you move.

Best Ways to Move House Plants

When getting ready for plant moving, preparation is essential:

  • Your plant may be affected by the heating/cooling from your car. Close or tilt away any vents near where your plant will be.
  • Use a bed sheet or other breathable material to wrap around your plant, be sure it’s not too tight. Ask at your local greenhouse if they have any tips for this. You want to make sure your plant makes it to your new home without any damage.

Will Movers Move Plants?

Unfortunately, most professional movers will not move plants. Some companies may if the distance is less than 150 miles, and the move is within the same state. Double-check with your moving company. If you need anything else moved out-of-state, we can take care of you. Because we are an agent of National Van Lines we are capable of taking your move anywhere you need!

Plants and Moves: Tough Decisions

As much as you want to bring every plant with you, you probably know that you may have to leave plants behind. Check with your local greenhouse if it’s possible to take a cutting from your plant to propagate it at your new home. If you are leaving family, friends, and/or coworkers you will miss, consider giving your larger, more cumbersome plants to them. It’s a great way to make sure your plants are taken care of, and it makes a wonderful gift to a loved-one who you will miss and will miss you. If you don’t have anyone to take your plants, check with local businesses, nursing homes, schools or nurseries. Plants are a treasure, and just because you’re moving doesn’t mean your plant will be forgotten!

Knowledgeable Movers

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage is a reputable, professional moving company that will put you at ease about your upcoming move. Contact them for a free moving quote by clicking here or give them a call at (800) 759-0505

Finding Storage Units Near Albany, NY

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Storage Wars, then you probably are familiar with mini-storage unit rentals. Renting a storage unit is a good idea if you need to store your household items while moving or for a more extended period after a move. Whether you’re in Albany, NY or another NY area, mini-storage facilities can provide a secure and easy solution to your storage needs. Many mini-storage facilities offer a variety of unit sizes for short-term and long-term storage.

How Do I Find a Storage Unit?

The rules to rent a storage unit will vary from company to company. Be sure to research the storage companies and their units for each facility that you are considering using. Once you have a preferred storage company picked out, make your reservation online or over the phone. You can reserve your storage unit up to a month ahead of time at most places. After your rental contract is signed, you can start moving your belongings in on your contract start date. The total storage cost will depend on the company, but most places will charge you weekly or monthly.

What Size Storage Unit Should I Rent?

Many mini-storage facilities have several sizes of units. The most common sizes are: 5’x5’, 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x15’, and 10’x20’. Larger sizes may be available, too, depending on the facility. Choose what you need. Most moving companies base the price of the units on square footage and the amount of time you will need storage. If you’re using a full-service storage facility, know that unit sizes there can vary; be sure to check with the facility you are interested in using.

Should I Use Full Service or Mini Storage?

Full Service

Full-service storage companies provide “valet-style” services to their customers. Full-service storage companies will pick up your items and take them to the storage facility, allowing their customers to avoid the hassle of hauling their belongings to the storage facility themselves. Some full-service storage companies may even offer to take photographs of their customer’s stored items and markdown what was stored with them for everyone’s protection. 

Mini Storage

Mini-storage (also called self-storage) facilities are the most popular choice for storing items. These companies provide a secure and affordable way to keep household items for their customers, including oversized items like boats and other sea crafts. When the storage contract ends, you are responsible for retrieving your belongings unless you order delivery. Mini-storage companies don’t keep track of what their customers store, so if you use a mini-storage facility, make sure to keep your records of all your stored items. Compared to full-service storage, mini storage is a more affordable option, especially for those on a tight budget.

Which Storage Option is Right for Me?

Renting a mini-storage unit is more popular than going with a full-service storage unit because mini storage is generally more accessible to use and more affordable than its full-service counterparts. After all, a customer can come and go as they please with a mini storage unit. Would you rather rely on someone else for a pickup or drop-off? A mini-storage team is also a great option if you don’t have a lot of items to store.

However, full-service storage has its perks. For example, for those in urban areas who rely on public transportation and don’t have their vehicle, a full-service storage option may be the right choice.

How Much Will I Pay for a Storage Unit?

We base the storage cost on how long you need the team and how big a storage unit you need. Mini-storage companies generally offer month-to-month contracts. Full-service storage facilities can offer different terms and pricing. Some storage facilities ask for a minimum of three months, while others may provide month-to-month agreements. Weekly storage facilities are out there too, which may be a great idea if you only need a storage unit for a short period.

When Do My Things Need to Be Out of Storage?

As long as you’re willing to keep paying, there is no longer an end date for storage rental. However, most people would like their belongings back at some point. Most storage facilities have monthly or weekly rental terms. As long as you meet whatever minimum time requirement set by your storage company and pay your necessary fees, you can continue to store your items until you’re ready for them. You will have to notify your storage facility when you want to cancel your rental, and please know you may need to pay the entire month’s rent on the unit no matter when you pick up your belongings in that month.

What Should I Look for in a Storage Facility?

These are the key features to look for when considering a storage facility:

  • Climate control
  • Accessibility. Do you have access to your storage whenever you need to, or do you need to abide by specific hours of operation? Make sure their days and hours of availability match your own.
  • Does the facility provide locks, or will you need to bring your own?
  • Monitoring by video cameras, employees or both?
  • Contracts and pricing available to you
  • Sizes available
  • Facility security and safety in general—is it well lit?
  • Online reviews of the company and the location you are considering

What else can I store in a storage unit?

You can also use storage units to store boats, vehicles, bikes, RVs, or any household goods, depending on the size of the unit.

Should I Insure the Items I Have in Storage?

We recommend that you insure your items before storing them. Insurance will give you peace of mind that your stored possessions have coverage if something gets damaged or lost while at your facility. Some storage companies offer protection against loss or damage for no additional cost, but you should check with your facility to see what they offer. Other storage facilities may provide insurance on your stored items that you can buy from the storage rental company. However, you should first check if your homeowner’s policy or renter’s insurance will cover your items while being stored. Check with your insurance agent if you’re not sure.

What else should I know about renting a storage unit?

You shouldn’t just throw your things in a storage container without a second thought. There is some preparation needed when putting your items in storage. Consider the following items for your storage unit checklist:

Know the rules and regulations—

  • Your storage facility has its own set of rules and limitations for how you use their storage. Before storing your belongings, educate yourself on what isn’t allowed to be held in your unit. Hazardous items such as chemicals, fireworks and other explosives are not allowed in storage units. That goes the same for food and flammable items.

Keep track of all your things

  • If you intend to have your items in storage for a long time, keep a detailed inventory of what is in your unit. You won’t remember everything you put in storage, no matter how much you insist you will. For insurance purposes, we recommend that you document everything and snap some pictures. Please keep this information in one place so you can find it easily when it comes time to retrieve your items from storage.

Clean what you’re storing—

  • Before taking things to storage, make sure to wipe them down. Any fabric items (like clothes, pillows, rugs, etc.) should be washed, dried, and vacuumed. Everything in your storage unit should be dry; no one wants to deal with mildew on their belongings!

Take apart the furniture—

  • When storing furniture, take it apart first. Wrap furniture pieces like headboards, mirrors, and table legs in the plastic moving wrap before storing them. You’ll also end up with more space to store any boxes or other items if you disassemble the furniture. When you can’t take apart a piece of furniture, consider using that piece to keep other things. For example, drawers can fit small items, and flat surfaces can be used for stacking boxes.  

Pack thoughtfully—

  • Packing small items in cardboard boxes or clear plastic bins will help keep them safe. Everything should be packed as if you were taking your items directly to your final destination. This means packing securely and protecting your items with the proper materials like bubble wrap, packing paper and plastic furniture wrapping. Make sure you have the right boxes for things like artwork, mirrors and TVs. This will prevent those items from being damaged during transit or while in storage.

Label everything–

  • If you don’t want to lose track or forget what’s in each box, you must label everything. Whether using a permanent marker or printed labels, you need to see what’s in the box without lifting it or rotating it. If you are printing labels for your boxes, think about printing four labels for each box—one for every side.

Maximize the space in your rental unit, but carefully—

  • Think about how you will arrange your belongings in your storage unit. Mirrors and artwork, for example, should be stored vertically, and You should keep fragile items higher up than heavier items. If there’s enough room in your unit, lay any mattresses you are storing flat on top of boxes to protect them from damage. Also, put more frequently-used items near the front of your unit, and place the things you won’t need as often near the team’s back. Having a step stool in your team might be a good idea to easily access higher boxes and belongings.

Are you ready to move?

Have you already reserved a storage unit, or are you not sure if you need one? You might want to consult a reputable moving company in NY like Charles Wood & Son. Whether your belongings are going into storage or your new home, we will make sure things get where they need to go safely and on time. Contact us for a quote on your upcoming move. Not only are we pros at storage solutions, we have plenty of success in long-distance moves. Because we are an agent of National Van Lines, we have the highest service standards in the moving industry.

 

Moving with Pets? Bring Treats

Moving with petsMoving can be very stressful for people, and it’s no different moving with pets. In fact, if you are a pet owner, keeping your fur baby as comfortable and relaxed as possible is probably one of your main concerns with your move. After all, change is hard for pets too! Read on for tips to make moving with your pet as smooth as possible—for both of you.

Planning a move with Pets

Whether you’re moving with a cat or moving with a dog, some things remain the same: you need to plan ahead. If you’re moving with others, it’s a good idea to put one person on pet duty, that way your furry friend can have some consistency and there is no confusion with who’s supposed to do what for Fido.

When you’re making a list of what your pet will need for the move and in the first few days, be sure to include:

  • Can opener (if your pet’s food is in a can!)
  • Treats and food
  • Water
  • Bowls to eat and drink from
  • Collars, leashes and/or harnesses
  • Crate or carrier
  • Old towels (great for muddy paws!)
  • Paper towels
  • For cats: Litter and small litter box
  • For dogs: Bags for waste
  • Pet bed or blanket
  • Favorite toys
  • Your pet’s medication or supplements, if necessary

Do your pet a favor and wait as long as possible to pack up their supplies. Also, if you’re moving long distance with a dog or cat, visit your vet before you go. You’ll be able to grab your pet’s vet records, as well as ask what you can do to keep your pet comfortable during the move. This may also a good time to update your pet’s microchip information with your new address. Ask your vet how to do this.

Temporary homes when moving with pets

If you’re doing a local move, perhaps a day at a doggy daycare or cat hotel, or with a trusted, pet-friendly friend or relative would be a good idea to keep your pet safe and out of the way as you tend to your move.

Plan your stops ahead of time, if you are driving long distances during your move with your pet. Look online ahead of time for rest stops, dog parks, and pet-friendly hotels that you can stop at along the way. A crate, carrier or travel harness is recommended for your pet as they ride with you; if there’s a car accident, they will be much safer than without any restraints. Make sure you deactivate the airbag for where your pet is sitting. And if your pet isn’t used to car trips, get them used to the car by going on  small, short trips with your pet ahead of your move.

For air travel with your pet, arrange your travel well ahead of time. There are strict guidelines for animals that airlines must adhere to, If you’re traveling by air, make your arrangements well in advanced. Airlines have strict rules they must follow for pets on board, and you will need to make sure you follow all of them to the letter. When you arrive at the airport, have your pet’s necessary travel paperwork in-hand.

Once You’re At Your New Home

When you arrive at your new home, keep your pet confined to one area away from all the moving activity, if possible. Set up their items in this area, like their pet bed or open carrier, and let them try to adjust to their new place.

Before you give your pet the run of your new place, take a look around to make sure there are no dangerous areas for them. Look for hidden areas under stairs or holes in the drywall where your pet may get stuck. A hole in the wall behind the dryer, for example, may be nothing to you, but for a cat or dog, it may be an exciting and ultimately dangerous place for them to explore. And when moving your cat, consider doing a once-over with familiar cleaning products. Cats are very sensitive to new smells, and this may help Fluffy relax in her new space a little more quickly.

Getting Used to Your New Home

Do your best to keep doors and windows closed or well-watched in the first couple weeks you are at your new home. Your pet will likely still be a little more anxious than normal, and startled pets can bolt outside and get lost. Remember, your pet won’t know the neighborhood yet and can get lost more easily than they would at a place they know. If you walk your pet, start those right away (on a leash, of course) and do a few extra in the early days. This will help you and your pet become more familiar with the new neighborhood.

Don’t forget to find a new vet once you’ve been there for a few weeks. Introduce them to your pet and give them a copy of your pet’s records. Even if your pet hasn’t been formally seen by this new vet, having your pet’s records at the new vet can save time in case of an emergency!

Last Minute Tips for Moving with Pets

A new home in a new area will be an adventure for both you and your pet. Give your furry friend more attention and love during the move too. In time, you and your pet will both be comfortable in your new place.

Are you looking for moving services? Our long-distance moves are powered by the National Van Lines team.

Check out our discounts and see if you qualify! Expect only the best from leaders in the household goods industry!

 

 

Finding the Best Cross Country Moving Company and How to Avoid Scams

Finding the Best Cross-country Mover

There are many reasons to move across the country. Whatever the reason is, we can all agree that moving is complicated. Moving cross-country is like a regular relocation with a bunch of extra physical and emotional steps. Because of the added difficulty, we suggest working with professional movers. For an added cost, you get added convenience and protection for your long-distance move. 

Hiring professionals like our partners, National Van Lines, will make more sense if you need to protect and transport many items. Take the time to consolidate your household goods and see if you can move on your own!

If moving on your own is not an option, compare quotes to find the right company for you. Do your research rather than gravitate to a suspiciously low estimate. Put your items at the hands of true pros, not a sketchy contractor. Finding a reputable company takes time and effort, but do you want to risk the safety of your things?

Our quick guide to finding the best moving company will help you avoid potential pitfalls and make your cross-country move as stress-free as possible.

Ask for local references and research credibility!

  1. Do not use a broker or an unlicensed mover. We have more information below regarding why brokers are often bad news.
  2. Reputable long-distance movers are likely to join professional associations. The American Moving and Storing Association, a division of the American Trucking Association, can help identify rogue movers’ quality movers. Look for the ProMover seal on their trucks or website. Moving.org has a searchable database if you want to find a member in your area.
  3. Make sure your cross-country movers are licensed and insured. This information is available at protectyourmove.gov. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides this service. They also have a list of local agencies in their contacts database and can help you file a complaint claim.
  4. The Better Business Bureau monitors customer complaints. Moving isn’t perfect, but the most reputable moving companies take accountability for any liabilities. Look for a moving company in good standing with the BBB. Visit our page and check our A+ score!
  5. The General Service Administration sets benchmarks for customer satisfaction in the household goods relocation industry. Comparing these scores can provide insights. Consider a red flag for any rogue movers without registration.
  6. Ask your friends, family and co-workers for moving recommendations. Use their experiences to help you choose the best option. You can also check Yelp or Google for any reviews and ratings.
  7. Your real estate agent may also have recommendations. They are involved in a lot more household moves than the average person and may have unique insights into your local movers.
  8. While you can obtain an in-person estimate easily, virtual and video estimates are growing more accessible by the year. As a rule of thumb, three price estimates are a good starting point.
  9. Keep your eyes open for red flags. Reputable companies own their vehicles. Be wary of movers who show up in a rented fleet van. Check out our extensive list of red flags below.

Moving to the midwest? Click here for a guide specifically on midwest moves!

Avoid Moving Brokers

Make sure you are hiring an actual moving company. Moving brokers serve as middlemen between moving companies and you. Brokers are not movers. They give estimates, often based on a phone or video call, and then sell the move to actual moving companies. The best-case scenario for a brokered cross country move is that they were able to negotiate a lower price than you would have been able to on your own.

But the risks of using a broker are considerable. The most obvious is that the actual moving company may not accept a low-ball or inaccurate estimate. Upon unloading, they will charge you much more than the original quote if the broker’s estimate was too low.

FMCSA Regulations on Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working hard to regulate brokers. For instance, a broker must announce that they are a broker. Their advertisements must specify that they are brokers that do not transport items but merely arrange this service. They must also provide their address and motor carrier number.

Brokers must also base both binding and non-binding estimates on the tariff of the moving company transporting your possessions. Depending on who is closer, the agent or mover must perform a household goods survey within 50 miles of the customers’ location. Only the customer can waive this requirement.  

Brokers must also be able to provide the following information.

  1. Proof of registration with the FMCSA
  2. Their physical location and motor carrier number
  3. A written agreement with the movers they use.
  4. A list of FMCSA movers that they use. They are not permitted to use unregistered movers
  5. Official FMCSA guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move and the Ready to Move booklets.

Rogue Mover Red Flags

It is a much better idea to move with reputable long-distance movers instead of relying on a broker. But at least brokers are regulated. A more significant threat to your move is a rogue or unlicensed mover. Check out the FMCSA guide for an extensive list. 

  1. Reputable movers insist on an onsite or virtual inspection of your home. The lack of a binding or non-binding estimate is shady. 
  2. A mover that says they will determine charges after the move is not to be trusted.
  3.  If an estimate sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
  4. Any movers that demand payment upfront before the move should set off the alarms.
  5.  The cornerstone of an elaborate moving scam that unraveled in 2018 consisted of a chain of fraudulent business names. Request a business card and match the address listed on their website and other materials. If the mover answers the phone with a generic “Movers” or “Moving Company,” beware.
  6. Carefully read any documents that need your signature. Missing information fields is highly suspect.
  7. Movers must provide copies of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move and the Ready to Move booklets.
  8. Be wary of a company website that lacks a physical address, registration or insurance information.
  9. It is never a good sign if a generic fleet rental truck rather than a company-owned vehicle appears on moving day.
  10. If a mover claims that your shipment weighs more than estimated, make sure the mover provides a revised estimate that lists the additional items and services charged. Don’t wait BEFORE they start packing and moving your possessions.

Goods Held Hostage

Holding goods hostage is the most prevalent moving scam and the stock-in-trade of the rogue mover. Rogue movers operate by drumming up business by providing low-ball estimates over the phone or the internet. The assessment doesn’t matter because they will demand more money before delivering or unloading your goods.

Naturally, you have to come up with this amount if you want to get your goods back in promptly. Unfortunately, the police will not intervene because this is a civil matter. The rogue movers will most likely sell your items if you do not pay them what they want.

You do have some recourse. If you have been a victim of fraud, you can report the mover to the FMCSA with their online complaint tool. Make sure you collect any identification numbers or documentation to facilitate the investigation. 

Avoid scammers at all costs.

After you have landed at your moving company, make sure you check out this guide to a perfect move for additional information.

 

New York Movers COVID-19 Update

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage is here for you during this unprecedented and uncertain time. With the Coronavirus drastically changing our day to day lives, many businesses have closed down. Moving companies have been deemed essential businesses, and may continue to operate. Trusted New York movers are here to help.

New York has been affected tremendously. With the number of known cases increasing every day, we understand that having to relocate during this time can come with a lot of feelings of uneasiness. We are following all protocols put forth by the CDC in order to maintain the health and safety of our employees and our customers.

If you would like to discuss your relocation options with us over the phone, you can reach us at 800-759-0505.

End of Summer Ideas for Long Island Storage

Fall is quickly approaching. Many of us will be struggling to find indoor storage for all of our outdoor furniture, grills, pool toys, and other outdoor objects. If storage space at home is tight, look to Charles Wood & Son for your short-term and long-term Long Island storage needs.

 

Our 40,000 square foot facility is up to date with the most advanced industry technology – from temperature control to security. You can be sure that your belongings will be safe in our short and long-term storage space. Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any questions you may have.

 

Next summer will be right around the corner before you know it! And you will be glad knowing that all of your summer furniture and supplies were safe and sound over the colder months in our Long Island storage facilities.

 

Contact us today! Happy Autumn!

Charles Wood Moving Does it Again!

We are very pleased to announce that we have just received the 2018 Angie’s Super Service Award!

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage has now enjoyed this honor for a total of 7 years! Angies-List-Super-Service-Award-2018 Logo

The winner of this award is determined by Angie’s List reviews. Based on their reviews, awards are given to the top A-rated companies in their categories and markets. Charles Wood would like to thank all who were responsible for this award! We are gracious and happy to know that we are doing the job we set out to do.

For award winning New York moving and storage service, call Charles Wood & Son!

 

Stress Free Long Island Moving with Pets

This week is National Pet week. As your resourceful Long Island moving company, we here at Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage are always looking for ideas and tips for our Long Island movers.  National Pet Week obviously gets us thinking about your pets and how to keep them calm and safe through your Long Island move.

In April we shared a reminder for providing new proper identification for your pet that reflects your new address. Please go back and check out that article for resources to help you with that. This week we want to focus on a stress-free move for your pets. We all know that moving can be one of the most stressful life changes.  As your trusted Long Island moving company, we set out to take away as much of your stress as possible. We realize that your pets will also experience some stress surrounding your move. They will begin to sense the changes as they watch the packing process and see things being moved around or taken away. Naturally we want your pets to have a stress-free move as well.

Check out these resources we found for helping your family pet with the move transition all while keeping them safe:

ASPCA-Moving witu ch Your Pet-ASPCA Director of Anti-Cruelty Behavior Research Dr. Katherine Miller discusses ways to make the transition as safe and easy as possible.

Pet Finder-Pets on the Move-Considerations and proper preparation tips to ensure that your move will go more smoothly for your pets

Pets Welcome Moving With Pets-Extensive list of tips and considerations for the actual transport and travel arrangements for your pet on the move.

We believe that with the proper planning, trusted resources and the support of a competent trusted Long Island moving company, moving does not have to be overwhelming for any members of your family, including the furry ones. That is why at Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage, we are committed to connecting you with the best planning practices and moving tips. Good luck moving your pet to your new home!

Long Island Moving Company Celebrates National Moving Month with the Facts

It is here again! May is National Moving Month. May begins the busiest moving season of the year.  It is time to get serious about your choice for a Long Island moving company. National Moving Month serves to inform and protect consumers as they embark on their search. You need to take your time and get the facts about the companies you are considering.

Today it is all too easy for a supposed mover to seem reputable on a pretty website filled with hype and false claims. Do not take any company’s website at face value until you do your fact checking. We here at Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage encourage you to check out several sources for information about making the right and secure choice for your Long Island moving company.

AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association) have teamed up this month with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) in honor of National Moving Month to bring you this article-AMSA and BBB Offer Tips for Safe, Secure Move.  We encourage you to take a moment to read the article to help you choose a reputable Long Island moving company.

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage respect and value the work that both AMSA and BBB have carried out to protect consumers searching for a moving company. We are proud to be a BBB accredited business as well as an AMSA ProMover. Our customers enjoy real peace of mind when they trust their choice in us.

Another great resource to check out this May is one we share time and again-the US Department of Transportation’s Protect Your Move website. There are countless tips and articles on how to avoid moving fraud.

Celebrate National Moving Month with the facts about your Long Island moving company.  You won’t get far on fraud. You will go a long way on facts. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wishes you a successful and secure move!

Moving Plan for Movers in Long Island

It is May, National Moving Month. The month that begins the busiest relocation season of the year. If you are one of the millions in the United States about to move this summer, you need a move plan. Some people are naturals at managing a huge pile of tasks. For them organizing a move does not feel like an overwhelming challenge, but most of us could use a bit of help with the planning especially movers in Long Island who are moving for the very first time.

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage makes it our business to assist movers in Long Island with their move plan. There are so many things to consider. The mountain of tasks can seem overwhelming and add to stress levels if you don’t have a plan. Where do you begin?

Luckily there is a methodical way to go about spreading tasks out over weeks and even months so you can comfortably deal with each consideration along the way. We like to help you think of the things that need to be done and then help you with the timing of the tasks so that on moving day, you feel calm and ready to make your move. As a Prime National Van Lines Agent, we encourage you to check out this handy National Van Lines Moving Planner-Read Here. It is a fabulous guide through the move process using a timeline leading up to your Long Island move. You can print the plan out and begin checking things off and taking notes. You will soon discover just how manageable the whole move can be.

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about any part of your move process, we are here to help and will guide you as best we can. We can lend our knowledge and experience to take the stress out of your move. As our movers in Long Island work through all the move preparations and then the actual relocation, the Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage team wish you a pleasant and relaxing experience every step of the way.