Be it a local move or an international move, having a storage facility is a practical way to inventory and maintain your possessions when the move is in progress. With that said, it comes along with several advantages as well. On the other hand, many people find that their new place does not have enough space to have room for the entire belongings immediately; in that case a temporary storage can help.
Local Moving DenverMetro Moving & Storage has been moving Denver families since 1969. Whether you’re moving across Denver, across the country, or across the globe, we’ve got your move covered, from doorstep to doorstep.
Planning Your MoveWhen the time has come to move your family, contact us to set up a free estimate. One of our experienced representatives will meet with you personally to discuss your moving needs. After determining all the details, we will provide you with an accurate estimate to review.
Out Of State Moving DenverOur experienced movers know how to carefully handle your furniture and boxes because we know that your belongings are more than boxes and furniture, they’re your families memories.
We do the heavy lifting:We wrap ALL furniture in quilted pads We shrink wrap ALL fabric couches Floors are protected A detailed inventory of ALL items and boxes Household goods are placed in the correct room at your new residence
Overseas Moving DenverMetro Moving & Storage is a full service, international moving company. Wherever you need to ship your household goods in the world, we can get them there for you. We will handle all your transportation arrangements, such as: booking, packing, pickup, shipping, and delivery. A coordinator is assigned to each shipment to track it’s status from pickup to delivery. You can also contact us anytime if you want to check the status of a shipment.
When making an international move, there are two ways to move your household goods: by air and by sea. Obviously, it will take longer for your items to arrive if you’re moving them by boat. This option usually saves you money, and sometimes provides the best means of transport. When trying to decide, look at both options in terms of cost, factoring in any furnished rentals you may need to pay for in the interim. If moving by sea, your household goods will be packed into containers that are usually loaded at your residence. These containers are seaworthy and usually made of wood. Once your home is packed into the containers, they are then shipped by rail or transport to the port where they are then loaded on to a steamship container. The container is then loaded on the boat as cargo. Once your goods have arrived in the new country, the container is unloaded and must pass through customs. International movers will be able to help you with the custom forms and are responsible for clearing your goods. Moving household items by air is becoming increasingly popular, despite a much higher price tag than shipping by boat. Heavy cardboard boxes are normally used to pack your goods, although some airfreight companies will use containers. I strongly recommend that you downsize the amount of stuff you move if you’re moving by air. Leave books with friends or investigate long-term storage options. Just include the monthly fees in your moving budget when determining how much it will cost you to move. You may find that shipping items by air is less expensive than renting a furnished place to live or hotel costs.
The reasons for moving across the country vary as much as the people who do it. Whatever your reason, there’s usually a lot of stuff that needs to make the journey with you. Moving long distance can be logistically daunting. We’ve rounded up some tips to help you haul your goods from Point A to Point B.
Ditch as Much as PossibleWill those shelves survive the journey? Do you really need clothes you haven’t worn in three years? A long move can be a good reason to finally clear out all the clutter you’ve accumulated. Be picky, more than you would for a local move. Plus, what works in your current home may not fit or look right in your new place. If you have the time and patience, hold a garage sale to sell all the items you don’t need, or post them on the internet. Save the cash you earn for buying new furnishings for your new place.
Inventory What’s LeftStaying organized wards off so many potential headaches. You’ll have a better idea of how many boxes to get, what size you’ll need (for moving yourself, or for hiring movers), and you’ll be able to easily pinpoint anything missing when you unpack at your destination.
Pack TightlyMovers and shippers charge by box, not weight. So it behooves you to put as many items as possible in one container. You’ll still need to be careful with your valuables, of course.
Have FunTry to build in some extra time and pick a route that includes a few places you’ve always wanted to see, or revisit. If you’re driving, state and national parks are good options for scenery and the chance to stretch your legs. If you’re flying, see if you can snag a long layover and treat yourself to some time in a new city.
Give It TimeYou took your inventory, set your budget, packed your goods, and planned a route. However pets, children, the weather, and roadwork if you’re driving, or flight delays if you’re flying, are just a few of the things that could hamper your plans. The longer the distance and the more parts to your move, the more opportunity for delays. Build in plenty of extra time, and some extra cash, so bumps along the way don’t derail you.
BonusIf everything goes smoothly, you’ll have extra time to relax and unpack at your destination, and maybe pamper yourself a little. You deserve it. Long-distance moves are tough.
Careful packing is one of the most important tasks in the moving process. How your household memories are wrapped, cartoned and protected prior to transit can mean the difference between a pleasant moving experience and disappointment on move-in day. Professionally trained packers work with ease and efficiency. They go from room to room, and select the proper carton and cushioning materials for each item. Crystal, glassware and dishes, for example, easily fit into custom dish pack cartons. Each item is individually wrapped with clean newsprint before being placed within the protective walls of our corrugated cartons. A team of packers can complete the job in far less time than you might think — because they pack household memories daily. When customers choose to pack for themselves, we want to provide as much assistance as possible. We can offer you our full complement of cartons, plus our range of cushioning materials and tape. You might elect to have us pack the more delicate, fragile or hard-to-pack items — such as paintings, antiques, clocks, collectibles, lamps and glassware. Whatever you decide, we both want to make sure all household memories are carefully protected during this important phase of your move.
Moving day always tends to get extremely busy when the day finally does arrive. Looking for the roll of tape, coffee maker or cell phone charger gets downright tedious as everything is being packed up. Moving might not be your favorite life event, but with a little planning you may just find yourself excited that moving day is here. The following is a link to a professional organizer that gives advice on how to coordinate moving day.
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- Always color coordinate where you want each item delivered. If not color coordinating, label each item and box for what room it is going to be delivered to.
- Do draw out a plan ahead of time as to where you would like everything to go. Draw a scale map of your new home, and size your furniture to make sure that is where you would like it moved. If you furniture isn’t going to fit in your new place, why not sell it and make a little cash instead of paying to have it moved?
- Do have the items you use least moved into your home first. To give you an example; if you very rarely use your tool chest in the basement, have those types of items moved in first. This way you have the ability to see where you can store it. If you don’t have room for these things, you might want to think about purging a few of them to make room for the must haves.
- Do disconnect your appliances ahead of time and have them serviced for the move. Often moving companies cannot legally disconnect appliances, so you want to make sure they are ready to go if you are having them moved. An example of this would be your washing machine.
- Make sure you have everything boxed by the time the move starts. There is nothing worse than being unprepared for moving day. You will keep your movers working longer than needed and will be strapped personally for time if you aren’t packed up. Being well organized for the move includes being completely packed and ready to be loaded on a truck.