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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!

Packing Safety Tips for Long Island Movers

June is National Safety Month and Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage would like to provide some timely reminders for practicing safety for Long Island movers throughout their move. We are dedicating this month to sharing tips and resources for safe moving. This week we would like to draw your attention to safety matters having to do with the packing.

Your home is about to be turned inside out. All the contents are moving and shifting as you prepare for loading day. With everything out of place, your surroundings become less familiar to you increasing the chances of an accident.

Please look over the following list of safety considerations for the packing process of your move:

  • Lifting Boxes-If you are packing and moving boxes yourself, you should be able to comfortably lift the box according to your strength. Know your strength. For step by step lifting instructions, please check out this helpful slideshow on heavy lifting provided by the Mayo Clinic.
  • Keep common passages clear-Hallways, doorways, steps, etc. should be kept clear of boxes, packing material and loose household items to avoid tripping and slipping in your home.
  • Keep packing tools such as box cutters, knives, tape cutters and scissors out of reach of children and off the floor to protect your family and pets.
  • Use heavy duty protective packing materials-To protect your belongings, be sure to use sturdy and strong boxes that will handle the weight of the contents. Also have padded wrapping materials such as bubble wrap to protect fragile items.

Of course, Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage would be happy to provide Long Island movers with our professional packing service. Give us a call and we will provide safe and secure packing. Also, you can read more packing tips on our site.

Let’s kick off National Safety Month with healthy and safe packing! We invite our Long Island movers to check back later this month for more moving safety tips.

Practice Safety on Your Long Island Moving Day

In recognition of National Safety Month, we here at Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage make it a point to share a message of safety with our Long Island moving customers in June and throughout the year. Last week we shared some tips and resources for packing safely when preparing for your Long Island move. This week we place our safety focus on moving day itself.  We want you, your pets, your family and your movers to have a safe and pleasant moving experience.

So you are all packed up, ready to load and move to your new home. Whether you hired movers or are moving yourself, the safety of everyone involved is a top priority. Here is a small checklist to get you thinking about safety on your Long Island moving day:

  • Small children and pets-It is best to have someone look after your small children and pets on safety day. Doors will be propped open and people will be moving heavy items out of the home and onto a truck. Children and pets could easily wander outside and possibly get lost. They could also get in the way of heavy dangerous lifting and risk being hurt. They will be safer off the premises in the care of friends or family.
  • Keep all walkways and doorways free from obstacles-Periodically check the residence inside and out throughout the moving process. Helpers could trip and fall with heavy items if passageways are not left clear.
  • When disassembling furniture-Use the proper tools and place them in a safe place when not in use.
  • Be sure to keep a first aid kit handy-This is one thing you do not want to pack and load. Keep one near you through the move day should anyone need it.
  • Food and water-Keep hydrated throughout the day and remember to eat for strength and endurance. Water and healthy snacks should be set aside in a tote for a quick grab when you need it.
  • Rest-Get plenty of necessary rest the night before your move so you are alert and refreshed.
  • Dress for the climate conditions-you may need protective clothing to stay warm, cool or dry. Wear sunscreen and bug repellant if necessary.
  • If you are moving yourself-Be sure to have heavy duty gloves to protect your hands while lifting your items. Make sure you have the right moving gear such as handcarts and straps for heavy items.
  • Lock up-Check all windows and doors. They should be closed properly and locked to protect the dwelling after you are gone.

This not an inclusive list as every move has its own safety considerations. We just wanted to get you thinking about keeping safe on Long Island moving day. Take some time before you move to think about safety in and around your move, and then make your helpers aware of anything they would need to know to keep everyone safe. Avoid moving accidents. Keep alert and aware on Long Island moving day. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wish you a safe and pleasant move!

Long Island Moving Company Provides College Freshmen Moving Tips

Here it is again! Every mid- August the tide of students leaving home and moving to college begins. We are at the beginning of this season and it will take us into the beginning of September depending on college start dates. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage has many years of experience as a Long Island Moving Company. We know this annual migration well and are here to help.

We have noticed over the years that there is usually a lot of mystery surrounding moving into a dorm for college freshmen. Most freshmen students do not get to see their actual room ahead of time. Colleges may provide a short list of things to bring to the dorm but without exact room and included furniture measurements, it is hard to know what you need or how much you can actually bring. Check your college’s website thoroughly for any and all information you can get about your dorm and building. Most sites provide lists of what you can and cannot bring. We suggest you try to find out the following things:

• Does the desk provided have a built in lamp?
• How far off the ground is your dorm bed and can the height of the bed be adjusted to fit more underneath?
• If you have a wardrobe space, is there a full-length mirror on the door?
• What are the policies for hanging things on the walls?
• Dimensions of the room and furniture

Typically it is not necessary to hire a Long Island moving company to move freshmen to a college dorms as they really just can’t bring that much with them. A typical trap as you browse the fabulous displays in stores that are filled with all kinds of snazzy fun college living things, is to overbuy just to find out when you get there, that you don’t have room for everything that you bought.  Once you see your dorm, you will understand more about your living situation. If you find you could really use something that you did not bring, you can easily order it on-line and have it delivered directly to your dorm.

It is a great idea to get in touch with your roommate(s) and see what they might be bringing. You may find that several things you were both planning to bring can be shared such as a small refrigerator or a TV. It will save space if you are not doubling up on the same items.

Make sure you bring a few of your creature comforts from home-photos, a favorite throw, a supply of your favorite snacks, etc. Your dorm room and building will be your home away from home, so bring a little bit of home with you to help you feel at home.

Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wish all our college freshmen a successful and happy first year at college! We are the Long Island moving company you can turn to for everything moving!

What Can a Long Island Mover Do With that Old Piano?

Well what do you know? September is National Piano Month as celebrated by The National Piano Foundation. The piano has been around for over 300 years.  It is indeed a beautiful instrument and also one of the largest and heaviest of instruments.  The words large and heavy always grab our attention at Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage because when it comes to moving, large and heavy items are the reasons you should hire a Long Island mover.

Ideally, if you own a beautiful piano and enjoy it, you will want to move it with you wherever you go and certainly a Long Island mover can help with that. But what if you no longer want a piano that has been taking up space or hidden in the basement? What can you do with it to avoid the cost of moving an unwanted piano to your new home?

Of course selling it is always an option but that will depend on the condition of the piano. If in good condition, you could list it in the classified section of the newspaper or on Craig’s list. If it is in ok condition, you could even list it as “Free” with pick-up.  A free piano might appeal to a family with young children just starting piano lessons. You might also consider listing your free piano on pianoadoption.com. This is a great source for finding someone that may want to adopt your piano. You create a listing on the site by state with information and a photo of your piano. Someone just might want to give it a good home.

If you would like to donate your piano to a qualified non-profit organization, you could possibly get a tax deduction for the value of the piano as well as your costs to move it. For more information on donating your piano, check out Pianofinders.com

For the Long Island mover who happens to be crafty or artistic and may want to keep an unused piano that has sentimental value, we got a kick out of this article-26 DIY Inventive Ideas how to Repurpose Old Pianos. Here are some brilliant and fun ideas to consider or perhaps the article may spark a creative idea of your own.

Maybe your children took lessons on your piano, but they are grown and it sits alone in silence. According to The National Piano Foundation, the fastest growing group of aspiring pianists in the U.S. today is not children, but adults aged 25-75+ years. It is never too late to learn.  Maybe you decide to move that piano along with you after-all so you can explore a whole new learning experience with music.

If you definitely have a piano to move, Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage is your Long Island mover with the experience needed to carefully move your piano and deliver it safely to your new home. And certainly if you can play it, we wouldn’t mind being treated to a song or two while we finish our work!

Long Island Movers Recognize National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US Department of Homeland Security. The month serves to educate Americans on how to prepare for all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and possible terrorist attacks. Whether you are Long Island movers about to move or have moved recently, Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wants to bring National Preparedness information to your front door.

Moving to a new area will present many unknowns that will be understood in time as you settle in and adjust. At Charles Wood, we think understanding the risk of certain disasters occurring in your new community is one unknown Long Island movers will want to understand before or shortly after a move so that you can be prepared as soon as possible.

We encourage Long Island movers to join us for this eleventh annual National Preparedness Month by knowing the risks for disasters in your new area and preparing for them. We have compiled this list of informative internet articles to educate our Long Island movers and help them take the steps necessary to be prepared. We hope you take some time to read over the many resources for protecting yourself, your family and your home in case of an emergency.

Stay informed and be prepared in case of a disaster. National Preparedness Month reminds us to and shows us how. Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage wish all of our Long Island movers the very best in your new homes and communites!

Choosing Safe and Reliable Long Island Movers

Welcome back to moving news and tips from Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage, your trusted Long Island movers! This week is National Consumer Protection week, and with the busiest moving season of the year right around the corner, we’d like to take a moment to discuss moving fraud, and how to go about staying informed and protected through your residential or commercial move.

Moving fraud happens more often than you’d think, therefore it is important that you Protect your move from potential scam artists who may pose as a reliable moving company or supplier. The web link above offers great resources on how to choose trustworthy Long Island movers, be an informed consumer regarding your rights and responsibilities, and if you happen to need to, file a complaint regarding a faulty mover.

As your reliable Long Island movers, Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage is committed to protecting our valued customers. While we cannot make your moving decisions for you, we hope that you will take the initiative to be an informed mover. Of course, we’d love for you to move with us, but the important thing is safety, so be safe, and be smart. Feel free to give us a call to speak with a friendly representative if you have any questions regarding the moving process.

Best of luck!
Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage, your trusted Long Island Movers

Long Island Movers Think Environmental For Earth Month

Welcome back to the Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage weekly blog update, where we discuss all things home and moving. To continue with our theme from last week: National Earth Month, today we thought we would talk about sustainability within the home. There are many ways that Long Island movers can be conscious of the environment within their homes, without needing to change lifestyles. We will mention a few of them for you, to get the conversation started.

1. Start a compost – If you have a yard, start a pile back away from the house. You can keep a container with a lid in your kitchen and put any compostable material into it (fruit/vegetable matter, egg shells, leftover grains – anything except meat and processed foods). If you don’t have a yard, find somebody local with a garden or a farm that you can bring your material to once a week. Composted material is great for a garden, and great for the earth!
2. Be conscious of paper/plastic bags – Reuse paper and stay away from plastic! Plastic is harmful to the environment and does not decompose. You can also buy a reusable bag in the grocery store, which you can use each time you go shopping.
3. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs – they screw into the typical light bulb socket, but use far less electricity. You won’t need to change them as often!
4. Install a solar water-heater – It is both energy effective and cost effective!
5. Recycle! – Separate your recyclables from your garbage. If you don’t get recycling picked up regularly, set a goal to drop off your cans and boxes a couple of times a month to a local recycling center. It makes a difference!

There are many other ways to take steps towards living a more environmentally friendly life. Do some of your own research if you’re interested! Conducting sustainable projects is a great way to get the whole family involved, and make your home a better place to live.

Happy Earth Month!
Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage, Your Trusted Long Island Movers