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IT CHAPTER TWO – Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on IT CHAPTER TWO – Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

IT CHAPTER TWO – Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

IT CHAPTER TWO – Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

IT CHAPTER TWO only in theaters September 6, 2019
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Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.”

The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama”) stars as Beverly, James McAvoy (“Split,” upcoming “Glass”) as Bill, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Allegiant,” Starz’ “Power”) as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.

Muschietti directed the film from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”) based on the novel IT by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee produced the film, with Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg serving as the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Checco Varese (“The 33”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jason Ballantine (“IT,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water,” “Mama”). The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Shazam!,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “IT”).

New Line Cinema presents, a Vertigo Entertainment/Rideback Production, an Andy Muschietti film, “It Chapter Two.” The film is slated for release in theaters and IMAX on September 6, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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When is Peak Moving Season?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on When is Peak Moving Season?

When is Peak Moving Season?

When is Peak Moving Season?

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Peak moving season occurs in the summer, with 80% of all moves in the United States occurring between April and September. The reality is that the busy moving season directly correlates to when kids are off from school. If school is out then movers are in high demand.

 View our 2019 Peak Moving Season Calendar Heat Map

Okay, So When is the Best Time to Move?

Certainly not the summer. Your move can cost significantly less if you relocate in non-peak months, which is typically October through March. If you absolutely have to move during peak season then the best time to move is going to be at the very beginning or very end of moving season. Scheduling your movers for early to mid April or in September after Labor Day is a great way to accomplish this.

2019 Moving Season (Heat Map)

The heat map calendar below shows how much demand is expected for moving services during the 2019 peak season.

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Tips for Moving in Peak Season

The best approach when moving during the summer is to book your movers as far in advance as possible, preferably months in advance. it’s important to be aware that all dates, even most weekdays, will be in high demand during this time. You’ll find yourself at an advantage if you schedule your movers for the days that are slightly less in demand.

Here are the best peak season moving tips to help make your summer move as successful as possible:

  •  June, July and August are the busiest months
  •  The beginning and end of each month has the greatest demand
  •  Morning time slots are the most desired and first to get booked up
  •  Weekends are the most sought after days for moving
  •  Memorial Day Weekend (and the surrounding days) are some of the most demanded days
  •  Schedule at least two weeks in advance (but preferably much further in advance) to have a chance at the best availability options
  •  Dates before Memorial Day and after Labor Day are less busy
  •  Weekdays are busy, but have less demand than weekends

And that pretty much sums it up! The moral of the story? Avoid moving in the summer. Hiring movers in non-peak months will save you money and reduce your moving related stress.

 Want more moving tips? Check out our guide Tips for Moving During the Summer.


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Published at Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:55:40 +0000

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Gazumping: All You Need to Know

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on Gazumping: All You Need to Know

Gazumping: All You Need to Know

Gazumping: All You Need to Know

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For all the stresses that come with moving house, there are not many better feelings in the world than when your offer is accepted. Finally, after the travails of conveyancing, it looks like you’re about to get the keys to your dream home. But, before you head on down to a Swedish furniture outlet and begin cracking open the champers, it’s important to remember that you are not quite over the finish line.

The acceptance of your offer may seem like the final hurdle, but the road to getting your keys is long and treacherous, with plenty of potentially major potholes. One of these potholes is the dreaded act of ‘gazumping.’

So, what is gazumping exactly?

Gazumping, like ‘Pow!’ and ‘Wallop!,’ is a word that sounds like it belongs in a cartoon fight scene, but it comes with some pretty serious consequences.

Gazumping is where another party makes a higher offer on the house that you are in the process of buying and has their offer accepted. This can lead to you crashing out of the home buying process and walking away with your tail firmly between your legs – and emotionally drained.

Emotionally, if you’ve been gazumped, you can be left feeling pretty forlorn with the whole home-buying process, and it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In just a matter of days, you have been through the emotional meat grinder of sending your offer, having it accepted, getting your things together to move forward with the process, and then having it all snatched away from you in front of your very eyes.

If the emotional implications weren’t bad enough, gazumping can also make a dent in your finances.

By the time that an offer has been made on a home, it’s more than likely that a buyer has spent money on conveyancing fees, survey charges and mortgage arrangement fees. If you’re then gazumped, all of that money goes down the drain, meaning that you are left thousands of pounds out of pocket – something that nobody wants.

Protect Yourself against Gazumping

Despite the controversy and many protests surrounding it, gazumping is still legal in the UK. But forewarned is forearmed… Here are seven key ways that prospective buyers can protect themselves from being gazumped.

1. Mortgage in Principle

The rule of thumb when buying a house – and to protect you from being gazumped – is that speed is of the essence.

Make sure you’re prepared and ready to move as quickly as possible as soon as your offer is accepted. One of the best ways to boost your speed of action is by getting a ‘mortgage in principle’.

A mortgage in principle is a conditional offer made by the mortgage lender that they will ‘in principle’ give you a loan up to a specific amount agreed by both parties.

Obviously, there are still several hoops to jump through after the principle has been agreed, but having that agreement will help speed things up a lot.  Ensure you have your solicitor lined up and all the necessary documentation ready and to hand for the home-buying process.

2. Have the property taken off the market

Another step you can take to avoid being gazumped is to ask for the property you’ve offered on to be taken off the market.

While some sellers may not be too keen on this – wanting to make sure that their house is sold for the best price possible – if a property is taken off the market, there’s a much smaller chance of someone pipping you to the post with a better offer.

It may take some luck to have the property removed from the market, but by showing you’re serious, and offering to have a survey undertaken as soon as your offer is accepted, cannot harm your chances.

3. Leverage your relationship with the seller

Whether or not you manage to get the property taken off the market, getting to know the sellers is always helpful and reduces your risk of getting gazumped.

Maintaining regular contact – keeping the seller informed of where you are in the buying process – is the foundation stone for a trusting bond between the two of you. And, the more the seller trusts you, the more time they will give you to get things sorted.

Be warned, however, that agents tend to try and keep clients from contacting each other. Legally though, there is nothing that they can do to stop you from exchanging emails and keeping in touch.

4. Lock-Out Agreements

Another thing to consider when gazump-proofing your move is the possibility of a ‘lock out’ agreement.

A lock-out agreement is a contract between buyer and seller that gives they buyer exclusive rights to buy the property within a certain timeframe. Once more, the seller must be on board with this, and you will need to show the seller that you are genuinely serious about buying their property.

Also, it must be said, lock out agreements do cost money – so consult your conveyancing solicitor first about the costs of drawing up the agreement.

5. Home Buyer Protection Insurance

As mentioned, gazumping can have financial implications on prospective buyers, and this can form a large part of the trauma of being gazumped.

While there’s little you can do to lessen the emotional upset of gazumping, you can to a great extent take the financial implications out of the equation – by purchasing Home Buyer Protection Insurance.

Home Buyer Protection Insurance pays you an agreed sum to cover the losses of fees in the event of you being gazumped. If you’re going to get gazumped, you’re going to get gazumped. But if you’re going into the buying process with insurance, you’re going in with peace of mind.

6. Pre-Contract Deposits

The fight against gazumping has seen new avenues of security being explored by buyers, one of them a so-called pre-contract deposit. This is a payment – often in the region of £1,000 – designed to prevent gazumping and offer both buyer and seller more security.

Payment of the deposit ensures a property is taken off the market, essentially letting the buyer ‘reserve’ it. If the sale goes through, the deposit comes out of the final price. However, if the sale falls through for no ‘good reason,’ the deposit is then paid to the seller.

On the seller’s side of things, a pre-contract deposit marks out serious buyers from time-wasters. If someone is not completely committed to purchasing the property, it’s unlikely that they are going to part ways with £1,000 – so the deposited money works to the advantage of both parties.

If you want a property taken off the market and have some spare liquidity, it may be worth seeing if you can agree on a pre-contract deposit for the property in question. While pre-contract deposits are still quite rare, they are gaining in popularity as people seek better ways to gazump-proof their move.

7. Of course: gazump the gazumpers

This is where things get interesting. If the house you’ve been gazumped on is the home of your dreams and you have a little more money in the bank, you can, of course, gazump the gazumper.

Gazumping is a legal act and you are allowed to do it back to those who do it to you, but don’t get carried away. Beware overstretching yourself financially. And remember: just because you have gazumped them back, that doesn’t mean they won’t come back with a still higher counter-offer.

Towards a Gazump-Free Future

While gazumping is still legal in the UK, it has been reported that ministers are looking to introduce new legislation to clamp down on gazumping and reduce the stress of buying a home.

During his time as the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid announced a call for evidence to improve the experience of home buying and selling, aiming to make it “cheaper, faster and less stressful” for those involved.

One of the main targets of the legislation was gazumping, with ministers looking at what could be done to reduce its prevalence in the home-buying industry.  Whether this will involve new types of lock-out agreements, changing the point at which a sale becomes binding, or finding a more efficient method of conveyancing and surveying, remains to be seen. But it’s refreshing to know something is being done to assist home buyers.

McGazumping: Buying in Scotland

If, after reading all of this, you’ve now been put off buying a house in England, there is another option available to you: move to Scotland. Yes, Scotland: the land of bagpipes and free university fees is also a great place for home buyers.

Gazumping is as legal in Scotland as it is in England and Wales, but it’s a very rare thing. In Scotland, solicitor estate agents sell the majority of properties. These agents are bound by the Law Society of Scotland’s guidelines, and these are intended to prevent gazumping from happening.

Once a solicitor acting on the behalf of a seller has accepted an offer on the property, they are not allowed to accept any subsequent offers from another party. If there is a later offer that the seller wants to accept, the solicitor has to withdraw from acting on the behalf of the seller and the seller must then find someone else to carry out their legal work.  Of course, there is nothing to prevent the seller from doing this, but changing solicitor is something that is relatively rare, as it will delay the sale going through.

… Gazundering

For all the talk about gazumping, there is also another phenomenon in the housing market that wreaks havoc on potential sales: gazundering.

Gazundering is where the buyer lowers their offer at the last minute, just before the contracts are exchanged. Often the seller, conscious that refusing the offer will send them back to square one, is forced into a corner and feels like they have to accept the lower offer.

Gazundering, like gazumping, is completely legal and there is nothing stopping the buyer from dropping their offer before exchanging the contracts. There are, however, a few steps sellers can take to prevent gazundering from happening.

  • Keep your price realistic and don’t put the property on the market at way over what it’s worth.
  • Stay in touch with the buyer: maintaining a good relationship and ensuring things move along quickly makes buyers much less likely to try and pull the rug from under your feet when it comes to the contract exchange.
  • Don’t try and hide anything about your property or the area it’s in. A survey will reveal any problems with the property itself, and most buyers will research the area – so everything will, ultimately, come to light during the buying process. And, if there are serious underlying issues, the buyer is well within their rights to withdraw their offer or lower it to account for them.

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So there we have it: everything you need to know about gazumping and what you can do to avoid it. Sadly, there’s no way of knowing if you’re going to be gazumped, and you may be one of the unfortunate people who lose a property at the last hurdle. But, if you’re in the buying market, make sure you’re prepared, organised and ready to complete your purchase as swiftly and smoothly as possible – that will give you the greatest chance of success.

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Published at Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:30:18 +0000

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Sech – Otro Trago ft. Darell (Video Oficial)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on Sech – Otro Trago ft. Darell (Video Oficial)

Sech – Otro Trago ft. Darell (Video Oficial)

Sech – Otro Trago ft. Darell (Video Oficial)

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Sech: Sigue aquí tomándose otro trago.
Su ex-novio con otra está, ah-ah.
Los amigos subieron un estado, ah, ah, ah.
Que hoy de farra se van.

Te cambió siendo mejor que ella, no, no, no.
Por mujeres y un par de botellas, no, no, no.
Por amigos que no son amigos en verdad (Ice).
Porque sé que te van a escribir cuando él se va.

Darell: Everybody go to the disco.

Sech: Y ahora a lo duro y sin disimulo olvidando la pena, la pillé.
Ahora hace lo que quiere, cuando quiere.
Y si no quiere, serás otro que se jode también.
Cuando el DJ pone la música ella baila como nunca (pa’ que sepas).
Y ahora a lo duro y sin disimulo olvidando la pena, la pillé.
Cuando el DJ pone la música, ella baila como nunca (perreando).
Ahora hace lo que quiere, cuando quiere.
Y si no quiere, serás otro que se jode también (stop that shit nigga).

Darell: Ahora pa’ ella los días son grises.
Porque sus mañanas no son felices.
Lo que eran besos ahora son cicatrices (pa’ que sepas).
Está soltera y pa’ la calle va.
Deja que yo te coja.
Y te monte en la Mercedes roja.
Voy a que eso abajo se te moja.
Pa’ que conmigo te sonrojas.
Mientras de todo lo malo te despojas.

Haré la maleta y hace tiempo que se olvidó de ti.
Yo quiero financiarte mae, yo quiero darte el pretty.
Tú tan linda con tu cuerpesito pretty.
Y esa barriguita como cuadrito que pretty.

Mae the way you look mañana desayunamos Frooty Loop.
Te voy a da eso lo sabes tú.
Entramos al cuarto pero no apagues la luz.
Que yo voy a castigarte por tu mala actitud.

Sech: Cuando el DJ pone la música, ella baila como nunca.
Y ahora a lo duro y sin disimulo olvidando la pena, la pillé.
Cuando el DJ pone la música, ella baila como nunca.
Ahora hace lo que quiere, cuando quiere.
Y si no quiere, serás otro que se jode también.

Cuando el DJ pone la música, música.
Ella se va hasta abajo con toda su can.
Ahora baila, fuma, toma sola.
Llega a la casa y no le dicen na’.
Que vida pa’que nunca se le acabe a ella.
Está borracha, pero pide otra botella.
Es que a esa hora tiene la nota en alto.
La felicidad en ella resalta.

Y ahora a lo duro y sin disimulo olvidando la pena, la pillé
Ahora hace lo que quiere, cuando quiere.
Y si no quiere, serás otro que se jode también.
Cuando el DJ pone la música, ella baila como nunca.
Y ahora a lo duro y sin disimulo olvidando la pena, la pillé.
Cuando el DJ pone la música, ella baila como nunca (perreando).
Ahora hace lo que quiere, cuando quiere.
Y si no quiere, serás otro que se jode también.

Darell: The real round down.
Sech.
La verdadera vuelta oíste baby.
Panamá and Puerto Rico.
Dimelo Flow, ou, ou, ou.
Stop that shit nigga.
Sech.
Oye baby.
Dile al noviecito tuyo.
Que él es el de la verdadera vuelta.
Sí.
Pero en el Uber.

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Cross Country Moving Guide

Posted by on Jun 9, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on Cross Country Moving Guide

Cross Country Moving Guide

Cross Country Moving Guide

To move cross country is stressful. Period. It’s even more of a hassle if you failed to prepare and plan beforehand. You’ll be facing an array of decisions, go through the arduous job of packing and unpacking, and travel long miles from your old place to your new destination.

Moreover, you need to spend a few bucks in order to make your move cross country a success.

Luckily, you can minimize the burden of your move cross country by following these few simple steps. These tips will help make your move less costly, more convenient and manageable.

In this article, I’ll give you some helpful ways of lowering your moving costs to move cross country while earning extra cash that you can use for your cross country move budget. In addition, I’ll also tell you how to choose the right “move cross country” movers, and get the best deals from them and so on.

In general, this article offers a comprehensive guide to move cross country. If you follow all these steps, you’ll surely enjoy a hassle-free move cross country experience.

STEP 1: REDUCE AND DECLUTTER

Cross Country Moving Guide

The general rule to move cross country is that the more you carry with you, the more expensive the move will be. To avoid this, you need to reduce the number of items that you’ll want to transport. Downsize and declutter. I know it’s hard to go over your things and decide which ones to take and which ones to leave, but remember, if you want to lessen the work needed for packing, planning and moving, then declutter for your cross country move.

How to reduce and declutter? Here are some quick tips:

  • Go over all your items and look for those which you no longer use or seldom use. Using a sticky note and a marker, label the items which you use every day, etc. Any item that you use only once a year, especially those that you no longer use, should be placed in a garage sale or given as a donation to local thrift stores, NGOs, homeless centers or shelters.
  • Check the condition of your belongings – furniture, appliances, etc. It’s more practical to buy a new couch than spend some cash in moving a 5-year old, worn-out one. The savings could be even greater for a move cross country.
  • Aside from organizing a garage sale, you can also list your items on Freecycle. It’s an online community composed of people who are giving and taking stuff for free from others. Simply put, a modern way to reuse and recycle.
  • Another method to earn money from your old stuff is by selling them online through apps like OfferUp and LetItGo. Of course, you can also sell your items on Craigslist or Ebay.
  • Lastly, don’t be afraid to throw out overused and dilapidated items. Again, you can always buy a new one in your new place.

STEP 2: PLAN AHEAD OF TIME AND BE ORGANIZED

Cross Country Moving Guide

A moving checklist is one of the most important things that you need in order to accomplish this huge task. A moving checklist shows a detailed description of the things that you need to prepare and do before, during and after the move. Here’s a great example from RealSimple.com. Don’t forget to keep this list with you at all times. In addition, make an inventory list to keep track of all the stuff that will be shipped to you when you move cross country. You will also use this once you start receiving your items as well as claiming your insurance, if in case, one of your items get damaged upon delivery.

Talking about inventory lists, thanks to technology, you can now download some useful apps that can help you to stay organized during the entire move.

One is MoveAdvisor – Home Inventory. It’s easy to use because it gives you a detailed digital map of your home. In each room, you can place all the stuff that you would like to bring with you when you move cross country. Another great app is Sortly. It’s very user-friendly and I like how you can create a virtual inventory of all your belongings which makes it easy to recognize which item goes to which room and so on.

Also, you need to consider the people whom you’ll be bringing with you on your move cross country. Do you have children? Will there be any pets, senior citizens or PWDs coming with you? If your answer is, ‘YES’, then you also need to take them into consideration when planning for your move cross country. How do you plan to accommodate them?

STEP 3: CONSIDER THE TIME AND DATE TO MOVE

There are also peak and non-peak seasons when it comes to moving. It’s useful to know which time is best to relocate because it can affect the overall cost of your move. For example, you can get the best discounts and specials if you’re moving anytime between late fall to spring.

This is because most families would choose to move during the school break. Just think about how overwhelming it is to relocate during this season. However, if you don’t have kids, then you can get a great discount if you chose to move on a weekday while school is still in session.

In the summer, moving companies are usually very busy and the rates are more expensive since it’s the peak season. In contrast, doing a move cross country during the off-season would usually give you discounted rates, more options, special offers and a team of movers who’re not-so-stressed.

In addition, check the weather at least days before the actual move cross country. You wouldn’t want to move during a bad storm or severe winter weather right? Always, have a backup plan ready for these situations.

STEP 4: START LOOKING FOR A CROSS-COUNTRY MOVER AS EARLY AS YOU CAN

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Q: When should I ask for a moving quote?

A: As soon as you’ve finally decided that you’re moving.

Asking for a moving quote to move cross country, months or at least 30 days before the actual move will save you some money. Don’t wait for the last minute. You wouldn’t want to be a victim of moving scams, don’t you?

Plus, most of the websites of moving companies offer a Free, No-Obligation cross-country moving quotes so better take advantage of this as much as possible. Keep in mind that knowing how much you might spend would save you from getting charged with outrageous fees.

Furthermore, asking quotations from different moving companies would give you better options. You can compare the prices they gave as well as the services they provide. Plus, you can also benefit a lot from the specials and discounts that moving companies would offer.

A good tip: Don’t be afraid to negotiate to get better pricing. Let the other moving companies know about the low offer that you’ve been given and ask whether they can beat the quote or even match it. If not possible, then ask them for their lowest offer.

Moving companies would consider your request because they know that they can earn much from cross country moves.

Also, since you don’t need to rush things, you can check each moving company’s profile as well as online reviews on their website as well as on Yelp, BBB and even on Angie’s List. Furthermore, don’t forget to ask your friends or colleagues for referrals as well.

moveOn Moving offers a free, no-obligation quote that’s easy to understand. Simply give us the basic details of your move and we’ll provide you with excellent options. Depending on the date of your move, we’ll also offer you some specials and discounts.

Aside from getting a quote, here are some things that you need to ask from your movers:

  • Inquire about any additional fees which may not be included in the free quote. Make sure to tell them to include those in your quote.
  • Ask whether your items will be shipped in one truck or divided into two trucks or even three shipments. Of course, it’s ideal if your items would be shipped in one truck since it’s easier to track as compared to the second and third option.
  • Ask about the insurance they provide, its coverage and claiming process. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if you are going to move cross country.

STEP 5: BE SMART AND CUT COSTS BY USING FREE MOVING SUPPLIES

Cross Country Moving Guide

Normally, one would spend at least $35 on moving boxes but did you know that you can actually get free packing boxes from your local grocery stores or even the department stores? Imagine the amount that you can save from it. However, there are still some establishments who would sell them for a cheaper price.

Avoid getting boxes used for fruits and fresh produce since this is often soft, moldy or bug infested. Best choose the ones used for packing electronic items and large appliances.

Also, you can find free moving boxes on Craigslist Free Items. It’s an amazing way to reuse old boxes. Plus, don’t forget to return the favor and give away yours after your move so another person can use it. Just make sure it’s still in good condition though.

Instead of using bubble wraps, packing peanuts, etc., — Did you know that there are household items that you can use as substitute packing supplies? For example, you can use clothes and linens for padding to protect fragile items. Another tip is to use rigid containers like bottles to store jewelry and other small items. You can also store small stuff inside kitchen drawers and cabinets to save up on space. Just make sure the drawer or cabinet is locked securely and labeled properly.

This method is eco-friendly, less expensive and a more practical way to save up on moving costs.

START PACKING! Wrap, Pad and Label

If you don’t have the time to pack your items, then it’s ideal to hire professional movers who will do the packing, loading and unloading process. However, if you’re confident you can do it with the help of a couple of friends and family, then here are some helpful tips for you:

  • Group all the items that go together per room.
  • Once separated, start packing each one carefully.
  • Label each box. You can also place a list of everything that’s in the box together with the label so it’s easy to know what’s inside. You can also color code or number code your boxes to make it more convenient for you to organize them once they are shipped to your new home or office.

STEP 6: DECIDE WHETHER TO HIRE MOVERS OR DIY YOUR MOVE

Cross Country Moving Guide

Movers

You have the option to hire movers from respectable moving companies like ours, moveOn Moving or D-I-Y your move yourself. If you plan on hiring movers to move cross country, make sure to follow STEP 2.

Some Advantages of hiring a moving company:

  • You can ship your car, therefore, saving some mileage and gas.
  • You lessen your accommodation expense since you don’t need to make any stopovers.
  • You lessen the burden of having to pack and unpack your items.

OPTIONS FOR DIY CROSS-COUNTRY MOVE:

  • Invite a couple of friends or family members to help you sort, pack and load your items. This will reduce the cost of your move since you no longer need to hire professional movers to do the job. However, if you’re planning to move bulky items like a safe or a piano, then it’s highly advisable to seek expert movers if you don’t want to get them damaged.
  • Rent a moving truck or trailer depending on the number of belongings that you have. It’s the least expensive choice. Check out companies like Budget, U-Haul and Penske Truck Rental if you’re considering this option.
  • If you have a van or a pickup truck and you don’t have that much stuff to bring with you then you can always load everything in your car. Pack as many items as you can bring in one go. However, you need to prepare a flexible budget that will include expenses for gas, accommodation, food and so on.
  • Similarly, you can choose to ship your items, though freight shipping companies like FedEx Freight, UPS Shipping and Freight, uShip and BusFreighter. Don’t forget to check their price-list.
  • If you have the time to pack and load your items yourself (or with a couple of friends and family members), then you can you can rent a Portable Moving Container. How does this work? Usually, the container company will send you the moving container and set it outside your place. Depending on the package you chose, you have at least 3 days to a month to use this to load your items. On the day of your move, the container company will pick up the portable containers and ship it to your new destination. Then, once you’re finished unloading everything, they’ll pick up the container and that’s it. If you’re considering using this storage container, check if you have extra room left in your container and tell the company about it. Why? Sometimes, the company can find another person who can share it with you, therefore, cutting the rental cost significantly. U-Haul: U-Box, Two Men and a Truck and PODS (Portable On-Demand Storage) are two great companies to check out.
  • Consider traveling by bus or by train. For that, you’ll only spend less than $100. If all your possessions would weigh less than 150lbs, then taking a bus or a train would definitely be a fantastic money-saving option for you. Plan on taking a bus? Book your move cross country with Greyhound or book a cross-country train ride via Amtrak. Remember to check their pricing quote and current weight limits as well as their price-per-pound rate since prices may tend to change yearly.

ADDITIONAL TIP: Since you’re planning to DIY your move, it’s best to stay in affordable, decent motels instead of hotels. Remember, a good room with good food and clean bathroom is all that you need because you’re just staying for the night, and not for vacation. Check out apps like Airbnb or go book a room at Hostels. If you don’t mind staying as a guest in someone else’s home, then you can also book a place using CouchSurfing.com. Just remember to pick a place with excellent reviews.

STEP 7: COORDINATE WITH YOUR UTILITY PROVIDER

Before you move, don’t forget to inform your old utility provider about your plan and coordinate with your new utility providers as to when you want to use their services. You’ll want to avoid paying two separate bills at the same time. Consider when you should cancel your old utility subscription and activate the new ones.

Following this step-by-step guide will help to reduce your moving cost and make your move cross country experience hassle-free and manageable.

Published at Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:40:20 +0000

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An HR Professional’s Guide to Handling Office Relocations

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on An HR Professional’s Guide to Handling Office Relocations

An HR Professional’s Guide to Handling Office Relocations

An HR Professional’s Guide to Handling Office Relocations

The phrase “location, location, location” has become a cliché among business owners, but the principle behind this real estate theory still remains true. When a business owner chooses a new commercial retail or office space to advance the business, the company faces numerous challenges during the process of office relocations.

Many of these difficulties arise purely from the physical transition between locations, such as scheduling business closure dates and notifying customers of the address change. For Human Resources professionals, however, the challenges of a corporate move come from the logistics of transferring employees to a new workspace.

How the HR department handles an employee relocation can be critical in the immediate and long-term success in worker retention, productivity, and satisfaction. In this blog, we discuss how HR professionals can optimize the corporate move process and its results.

Consult With a Professional Move Manager

While many of the responsibilities dealt with during corporate relocations do not fall on the HR department, this division of logistical concerns doesn’t mean the HR department won’t need to work with your chosen moving company. In fact, it’s critical that you coordinate with a move manager or concierge about employee-specific concerns.

For example, a move manager may work with the HR department to decide how best to move personal employee belongings to the new location.

Delegate Work Tasks to Members of Your HR Team

A business transition will likely keep you busy for a long period of time before the actual moving day. Because the HR department must evaluate talent retention options and individual employee needs, your workload may increase significantly.

Once you have a basic timeline for the relocation, formulate a plan for the transition and determine how best to delegate tasks to members of your HR team. In our next section, we will outline some of the primary tasks you should include in this division of labor.

Evaluate Your Policies and Relocation Strategies

Consider your relocation as an opportunity to optimize your company workforce and HR policies. As you assemble your team and begin planning, think about what steps your department could implement to improve the way the company functions during the transition and afterward.

Your team should discuss:

  • How you will best communicate about the relocation in a positive, clear way
  • The incentives offered to employees who have not decided if they will remain with the company
  • What, if any, employee training you will provide or mandate, such as foreign language courses for an office abroad
  • What, if any, procedures or policies regarding employee productivity, conduct, or hiring will change after the transition
  • Which employees will receive new job packages, keep their current positions, or be let go

One of the tasks you must delegate to one or more team members is the development of job-offer, incentive, and severance packages. Decide early on if your company will offer benefits such as employer-paid moving expenses, pay raises, site tours, real estate consultations, and legal assistance for breaking current mortgage or lease agreements.

Get Your Employees Involved in the Transition

As an HR professional, you know the value of employee involvement in the success of a company brand and long-term progress. This principle applies more than ever during an employee relocation, when many individuals in your workforce will face difficult family, housing, and income decisions.

In addition to your employee packages, brainstorm ways to work with your employees instead of directing the entire move without their participation. These strategies may include:

  • Contests to choose design elements of the new office
  • A committee to discuss how to best optimize flow in the new floorplan
  • Open opportunities for employees to provide feedback about their concerns

You may also decide to provide specialized opportunities to help employees feel more confident about their role in the transition. For example, you could arrange for flexible work hours to allow employees leaving the company to seek other opportunities and designated networking hours to help employees with new positions bond with coworkers.

As possible, prioritize individual discussions when you present employee packages.

Take Time to Follow Up After the Relocation

In addition to the steps you take during the initial relocation, plan follow-up steps during the adjustment period once everyone is in the office. Encourage employees to provide feedback about the success of the transition.

If feasible, schedule brief meetings to address employee concerns, especially with individuals who accepted positions in different departments or adopted new job titles.

Use the best practices outlined in this guide to ensure that the human element of your company’s corporate move is handled smoothly and successfully. In addition to these fundamentals, implement the recommendations made by your move manager to account for the challenges of your specific employee relocation.

For comprehensive moving services and expert move management to help your employees transition, trust the professionals at Bekins Van Lines.

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Published at Thu, 30 May 2019 13:56:58 +0000

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