Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A Safety Checklist for Moving Into a New Home

Your clients have a lot to think about on moving day, but it's important that they have more than just organizing and unpacking on their to-do list, according to The Red Cross. The group recently featured several items home buyers should think about when settling in to a new house.

Create fire escape plans and meeting places.

The plan should include two ways to exit the home and set two different meeting places for family members. One might be a meeting area right outside of the home in case of a fire, while another would be a meeting place outside the neighborhood, in case the area is blocked in an emergency.

Create a survival kit.

Have enough food and water for each person for three days. The embedded video offers more tips on building a survival kit.

Identify your severe weather shelter.

Locate the safest spot in the home and designate it as your emergency weather shelter. The basement is the best spot.  If the home doesn't have a basement, designate an interior spot away from windows on the lowest floor of the home, such as a bathroom or closet.

Update your app alert locations.

Weather and safety apps may need to be notified of clients' new location details. For example, the Red Cross Emergency App offers alert preferences for all the locations and types of disasters users may want to monitor.

Decorate with earthquakes in mind.

This is not just a California problem anymore. Avoid hanging heavy items above seating areas, beds, and cribs. Secure furniture that could fall in a quake, such as bookshelves and televisions.

As clients are unpacking, they should be placing all flammable items at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as space heaters. Make sure they know not to run wiring under rugs or overload outlets and extension cords. Also, don’t forget to check the smoke alarms and make sure they’re working.

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Tips on Labeling Your Moving Boxes

Tips on Labeling Your Moving Boxes 

Good and timely moving tips can make your entire relocation as easy and fast as it can possibly go. Our assistance on how to label packing boxes helps with a few words about what exactly you will need to create a good labeling structure for your moving containers. Quality markers The very first thing you must have to label your moving boxes properly is a set or two of permanent markers to use to mark down your containers. For several reasons, avoid the attraction to purchase the cheapest markers you can possibly find. Instead, go for a set of markers from a quality brand which you are familiar with. This way, you can use the writing tools for other purposes […]

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Helpful Tips for Packing A Garage

Helpful Tips for Packing A Garage 

Trying to prepare a garage for moving day can get very hot and overwhelming.  Here are a few helpful tips that can make moving day a lot easier: Put items in categories. The sorting task will take time but you just have to do it because of the fact that storage areas usually contain either very useful things or very worthless ones. Designate two large areas and place all the items you are taking with you in one area, and then leave the rest into the second one. You will need a lot of cardboard boxes that are in good shape and strong. Because most garage items are heavy, you need durable boxes to hold them safely. Also, it’s important […]

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Considering Moving to Jacksonville, Florida?

Considering Moving to Jacksonville, Florida? 

I have been a mover in Jacksonville for over 15 years now and have learned everything there is to know about this city.  I have traveled every inch of Jacksonville, been through every major development, and know all the nooks and crannies. I know Jacksonville is not considered the major metropolitan like a Miami or Orlando yet but it is well on its way.  Here are a couple reasons why you should consider moving to Jacksonville. Housing The housing in Jacksonville is excellent whether you plan to own or rent you can get a lot of bang for your buck.  For the price of a small condo in other cities throughout the country and you get a large 3-4 bedroom […]

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Helpful Tips If You Have To Move Your Pool Table

Helpful Tips If You Have To Move Your Pool Table 

Moving a pool table to your new home can be quite challenging but some people enjoy the challenge. These individuals will often decide to move it on their own with a few helping hands. Is this the right choice? Probably not. Pool tables weigh a lot and are shockingly fragile. Moving a pool table requires both muscle and technical ability. There are lots of moving companies in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas that have an experienced moving crew, some with dedicated experience in pool tables in particular, so calling in the pros makes sense. However, if you choose to go solo with some bulky armed friends, keep reading for tips on how to keep your pool table damage free. Disassembling […]

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Common Frequently Asked Questions About Moving

Common Frequently Asked Questions About Moving 

Moving is often quite overwhelming. Not to mention stressful. Research has shown that many households will move approximately four tons of stuff with them. As a result of this, at least one hundred boxes will be used. Because so much is involved with moving, many people often have a lot of questions. We at T&E Movers have come up with some answers to a variety of questions that moving companies are often asked. We hope you find these helpful. How Much Will It Cost To Hire You? Our particular business charge a fee for every hour. Payment is also required for the amount of time traveled. This is all added up together once the job has been finished. Our hourly […]

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Monday, 15 August 2016

What to Consider Before Moving to A New City

What to Consider Before Moving to A New City 

Are you moving to Jacksonville, FL or a new town? If so, then you’ve got a lot of research lying ahead of you. From the cable providers and municipal services to the best healthcare practices and local coffee shops, you certainly want to know everything about your new home town. However, how can you manage to scope out your stomping grounds without being there physically? Thanks to the digital advancements today, you do not have to be physically present to learn about your new city. If you know where to look, then the Internet can be an invaluable tool in your research. Below are 6 tips that will help you to make the most out of the online resources as […]

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