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How to Protect Your Floors and Carpet When Moving

POSTED ON December 12th  - POSTED IN Blog, Furniture, Long Distance Moves, Residential Moves

Protect Your FloorsIt’s important to consider the protection of your carpet  and especially protect your floors on moving day.  With so much foot traffic in and out of your home, you may want to take some precautions to ensure you’re not left with stained or scuffed carpets and flooring.  It’s also a good idea to protect your floor in the event that a heavy piece of furniture skids along the tile or if an appliance scratches your hardwood floors.

Related: Why You Should Hire a Moving Company

Here are some simple things you can do to ensure your floors are safe on moving day.

1.  Carpets – Use either plastic film or carpet masking.  Both will provide protection from dirt and are inexpensive.  Plastic film tends to stick to the surface, so you don’t have to spend time or money on tape.  This is also a great option when you’re moving in rainy or snowy weather as it will keep your floors dry and clean.

2.  Hardwood Floors – Cardboard, rugs, blankets, heavy duty paper, or painter’s drop cloths all work as great protection for hardwood floors.  You’ll want to consider a few things such as routes and safety.  If you can find a quicker route out of the house that eliminates the need to cross hardwood floors, you may save yourself time and money.  When it comes to safety, you want to be sure to use coverings on your floor that will keep the movers from slipping or falling.

3. Furniture Sliders – These can be found at most home improvement stores.  They come in many different shapes and sizes and not only protect your floor, but also make moving bigger pieces much easier.

4.  Plywood  – The ultimate protection for flooring during a move is plywood.  It’s strong and heavy duty holding up under any type of weight.  You can easily move loaded dollies across plywood and you won’t have to worry about dropped furniture or messy work boots.

5.  Booties – You might consider having your movers wear booties.  Booties can easily slip on and off over the movers shoes. They are inexpensive and will also keep out water and dirt.

Related: Keep Your Furniture Clean During a Move

There are plenty of options available for protecting the floors of your home in a move.  The most important part is to take the time to communicate with your team of movers so they know and understand your expectations.  As mentioned before, professional movers may be able to find a creative way to move your possessions in or out of a home while avoiding your floors as much as possible.

When Jones Moving & Storage handles a move, we take great consideration to carefully map out how we’ll enter and exit a home or office to keep things looking just the way they were before we arrived.

Will a Moving Company Transport My Car from One State to Another

POSTED ON December 9th  - POSTED IN Blog, Furniture, Long Distance Moves, Residential Moves, Storage

Transport a CarMoving out of state definitely adds a completely different slant on everything, especially when you have to transport your car. This is especially true when you’re involved with a long distance from one side of the country to another.  It can sometimes feel that the longer the move, the more complicated it becomes.

Related: Tips for Downsizing

One concern many people have when it comes to moving from one state to another is transporting their vehicle.  It could be that they’re hoping to avoid putting thousands of miles on their odometer, or they’d simply prefer not to drive across parts of the country they’re unfamiliar with.  Either way, finding out whether a moving company will transport a car from one state to another can be a very important consideration when it comes to choosing a moving company.

The short answer is yes; there are moving companies who will transport your car for you.

In fact, Jones Moving and Storage is one of those moving companies.  We not only specialize in out of state moves, but we also have experience in transporting any size car or SUV.

When you’ve hired a moving company to transport your car, there are some considerations involved.  For one thing, the method of transport is important to consider.  In some cases, your vehicle will be loaded into the back of a moving truck along with your other possessions.  Or, it might work better to use an auto transporter.  Typically it ends up coming down to price.  We know and understand that most people are looking to keep moving costs to a minimum.  We’ll discuss your needs with you and give you some different options to choose from.

Related: Try our Relocation Services

You’ll also need to have a clear understanding of what can be in the car at the time of transport.  Some people assume that they can completely stuff their car full of items that need to go to the same place as the car.  There are some space and weight limitations involved when moving a vehicle so it’s important that you discuss them with the moving company.

If you know you have a long-distance move coming up and need some help deciding the best way to move your possessions safely and efficiently, give us a call at Jones Moving and Storage.  With many years of experience behind us, we’ll be able to offer tips and ideas that can make a big difference in your move, including how to best transport your vehicles.

Give us a call today!

Tips for Downsizing

POSTED ON December 4th  - POSTED IN Blog, Furniture, Long Distance Moves, Residential Moves

For better or for worse, downsizing continues to be a fact of life for families across the Phoenix, AZ metro area.  Whether you’re facing a major change in life that is forcing you to cut back and make adjustments, or whether you’re at a stage in life when you just don’t need as much as before, downsizing can actually be a refreshing new start.

Ask anyone who has downsized before and they’ll tell you…it’s not so easy!  Making decisions about what stays and goes can lead to stress, sadness and even anger.  One person’s treasure might literally be considered trash by someone else.

We’ve put together some helpful hints and tips for downsizing that might make some decisions easier and help you avoid a fight.

Start Early – Some people know that downsizing is coming down the road, which gives them an advantage.  Now they have time to sort through their possessions and make careful decisions about what’s important and what isn’t.  Others may not have that luxury.  They may be under the gun to downsize immediately.  We suggest you start as early as possible when it comes to deciding what stays and what goes.  You’ll feel better about your decisions in the long run. Jones also provides temporary storage for their customers, so your moving process can be seamless and not overwhelming.

Room by Room – Take it one room at a time.  Start with one room – take a look at everything that is in it and consider where those items will end up at your new home.  This will help you put things into perspective.  If you realize that all of the items in your current room won’t fit in a comparable room at your future home, you have some letting go to do.

Get Rid of Clutter – Let’s face it, we’re all guilty of having clutter in at least one space in our homes. Clutter might be one of the easiest things to let go of when downsizing.  If you’ve held onto something for years hoping that you’ll someday have the time to really give it the attention it needs, downsizing is the perfect time to let that item go.  The last thing you want to do when downsizing is bring clutter along for the ride. If you are planning on getting rid of any items, Jones Moving and Storage will also pick up your items to be donated, so that you will not have to worry about the extra stress of finding how to properly donate your unwanted items.

Related: Items Moving Companies Will Not Transport

Identify What’s Most Important – It’s understandable that parting with certain items like furniture, dishes and antiques can be challenging.  Stop and ask yourself what is most important in your life.  This might be a good time to break out a pen and paper and make a list.  When you can truly identify what is most important, you’ll find it easier to let things go that just aren’t.

Consider the Move – This is especially appropriate in long distance moves.  As you look around your current home, think about what things you actually want to prepare for moving.  What things do you trust will make it to your new home safely?  Do you need a lawnmower if you’re moving to a house with desert landscaping?  Will the heavy winter coats become clutter if you’re moving to the southwest?  Now that kids have moved out, do we need to lug that old sectional across town?

Hopefully, downsizing can be a liberating experience that helps you focus on what’s most important in life.  If you ever have concerns about how to safely transport a valuable item or the best way to prepare items for a long move, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Use a Relocation Coordinator for a Stress-Free Move

POSTED ON November 25th  - POSTED IN Furniture, Long Distance Moves, Relocation Coordinator, Residential Moves

You can use all of the moving day checklists and prepare as much as possible, but sizeable moves can be difficult even with great preparation. That’s why we offer the help of relocation coordinator! We will help with everything, down to the smallest details, making sure your move is completed quickly and efficiently. Working in conjunction with our expert movers, we have the best team available at your fingertips. Moving is our business and we want to move you!

Related: Great Cleaning Tips to Help Ease Your Moving Process

Relocation Coordinator

Relocation coordinators help with the following:

  • Will monitor your move from beginning to end, alleviating stress
  • Helps determine any special needs for your move ahead of time
  • Can help make sure all documentation is filled out properly and in a timely manner
  • Will be your main point of contact at Jones Moving & Storage, helping you with any questions or concerns during your move
  • Helps set up your moving schedule so time won’t be a stress or during your relocation

 

Related: Important Items that Moving Companies Will Not Transport

We want it to be a joyous time as you move into your new home, not a burden.If you’d like to learn more about our relocation coordinators, our expert movers, our storage facility and moving services in Phoenix, please call 602-944-1413.

We offer many services in addition to the convenience of a Relocation Coordinator.

Our list of services continues to grow as we find new and exciting ways to help our customers. That’s why we’ve continued to be one of the top moving companies in Phoenix. Our exceptional customer service and pain-free moves have become the talk of the city. Give us a call and we’ll set up a time to plan and execute your perfect move.

Keep Your Furniture Clean During a Move

POSTED ON November 24th  - POSTED IN Blog, Furniture, Long Distance Moves, Residential Moves, Storage

Having furniture cleaned can be very pricey. That’s why we like to keep furniture clean during your move! keep your furniture cleanThere’s a few ways to make sure your furniture won’t end up in your new home, dusty and dirty. Believe us, it’s worth the extra cost and effort to make sure you don’t have to bring an upholstery cleaner to your home!

Related: Don’t Spend Time Cleaning Furniture Before a Move

  • Wrap your furniture in plastic. Make sure you wrap it enough times that it won’t get ripped during the move.
  • Use cloth to cover the parts of your furniture that will touch the side of the truck or vehicle.
  • Purchase cheap drop cloths used for painting to cover couches and chairs.
  • Disassemble furniture as much as possible. The smaller the pieces are, the easier they’ll fit into your vehicle and will be less likely to rub against truck beds or moving van walls.
  • You can also clean a moving truck if you are renting. Give it a quick rub down to make sure there’s not dust and dirt that will transfer to your belongings.

 

Here at Jones Moving, we will wrap any white furniture for free. We know how important your things are to you and want to get them to your new home in the best condition possible. We also use furniture pads to ensure any sharp corners won’t be damaged during the move. We treat your belongings as if they are our own.

We also have storage available if needed. We know that sometimes you may need to downsize your home and simply can’t take all of your furniture with you. We can assist you in shrink wrapping your furniture so it will remain in great condition for the time it’s in our secure storage facility in Phoenix.

Related: Why You Should Put Your Belongings Inside Climate Controlled Storage

If you’re looking for a moving service in Phoenix, call us here at Jones Moving & Storage. We’ve been the go-to moving company for years and continue to hire only the most experienced movers and have competitive pricing. We’ll be sure to keep your furniture clean during a move so call us at 602-944-1413 to set up a consultation for your move today!

Don’t Waste Time Cleaning Furniture Before a Move

POSTED ON November 20th  - POSTED IN Blog

If your moving day is approaching, that means it’s almost time to clean! Clean the floors, clean the walls, clean the bathroomscleaning your furniture before a move
and clean the cupboards. It may seem overwhelming. But as a moving company in Phoenix, we can check one thing off your list. We advise you not to clean your furniture before moving.

Related: Why You Should Hire a Moving Company

As you’re moving and shuffling things around your old home and into the new, dirt gets kicked up, dust flies around and hands are touching everything. That’s why we say, leave the cleaning of your furniture until you’re moved in! Here are a few ways to spruce up your furniture in your new home!

  • For wood furniture, purchase a wood marker to fill in scuff marks and dings.
  • Have your upholstered furniture steam cleaned by a professional and it’ll look like new!
  • Give all of your smooth furniture a wipe-down before bringing it in the new home to reduce the amount of dirt brought in.

 

Though we do our best to keep clean trucks and use exceptional care when moving your belongings, dirt does happen. That’s why we say wait until after the move to worry about cleaning your furniture. You have enough to worry about with cleaning the old home before leaving so set your focus on that.

Related: Get to Know More About Our Climate Controlled Storage

To make your move as stress free as possible, consider hiring a moving company in Phoenix. Here at Jones Moving & Storage, we are dedicated to making your move smooth and simple, providing the best care for your belongings. Call 602-944-1413 to get your moving quote today!

Items Moving Companies Won’t Transport and Why

POSTED ON November 12th  - POSTED IN Blog

While we are willing to take the majority of your items to your new home, there are some things we don’t recommend giving tomoving companies won't transport a moving company and some things that we simply won’t move. It’s important to check with your specific moving company to get to know their policies better, but as a general rule these are the items you shouldn’t expect your moving company to transport.

Related: How to Pack Fragile Items Properly

Things you should transport yourself, but we will transport at your own risk:

 

  • Photo albums
  • Money
  • Checkbooks
  • Jewelry
  • Financial Documents
  • Medical records
  • Medication
  • Car Keys
  • Personal mementos
  • Open top boxes
  • Large Pottery

 

While most companies will insure your belongings in the event that they were damaged during the move, we advise you to transport irreplaceable items yourself. Here at Jones Moving & Storage, we will transport your personal memorabilia, but it’s at your own risk. While companies may compensate you for lost or damaged goods, it won’t get back your memories.

Things we will not transport:

 

  • Explosives
  • Chemicals/Acids
  • Flammable items
  • Weapons
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons

If your belongings will not arrive to their new destination within 24 hours, perishable items will not be allowed on the truck. For local moves we will transport your food, but they will need to be properly packed with ice or ice packs. We will load them last so they will come off of the truck first at your new home.

Related: Why You Should Hire a Moving Company

If you have questions about what we will and won’t move, call our Phoenix moving company at 602-944-1413. We will be able to break down which items you’ll need to move yourself and which ones are better transported by you or your family to ensure their safe arrival.

Why You Need Climate Controlled Storage

POSTED ON November 6th  - POSTED IN Blog

Once you’ve put valuable items into a storage unit, you don’t want to be in constant fear that they could be getting damaged.climate controlled storage Whether you’re holding them until you can find a space for them in your home, or you ran out of space and needed extra storage, you want your belongings to be safe and well taken care of.

Related: Why You Should Hire a Moving Company

That’s why we offer climate controlled storage. We don’t want you to worry that during the sweltering summer months, your family heirlooms or furniture are in danger. Here are the benefits of investing in climate controlled storage for your belongings.

  • It eliminates heat damage to items. Items like pictures and electronics can become damaged by extreme heat. No need to worry if you’ve placed items in our storage units.
  • Humidity can wreak havoc on your hair, so what do you think it could do to your furniture if it’s not in a well enclosed space? Wood can become warped and damaged. Metals can begin to rust and change color. You’ll have peace of mind with your things in our climate controlled storage units. Phoenix monsoon season will be no big deal!
  • Because our unites are indoors, there’s no exterior exit. This means added security for your precious items. We perform regular inspections just to ensure each of our customer’s storage units have not been tampered with. There’s no public access to the units and our facility is secured 24 hours a day.

While you relax in your nice cool home during the summer months and bask in the warmth during the winter, you can rest assured that the items in your climate controlled storage units. Our units are moderately priced and we offer long and short term rentals.

Related: How to Properly Pack Fragile Items

Stop by to tour our facility or give us a call at 602-944-1413 to see if our climate controlled storage units are the ones for you.

 

How to Pack Fragile Items the Right Way

POSTED ON October 31st  - POSTED IN Blog

pack fragile itemsTo say moving is a stressful process is putting it mildly. Moving is a time consuming, energy zapping, and sometimes headache inducing undertaking, especially if you don’t hire a packing and moving service to do it for you.

If you’re set on doing it yourself, you’ll want to make sure you’re packing the RIGHT way. Yes, there actually is a right and wrong way to pack!

When it comes to packing your fragile items, here are some tips to follow to make sure your precious pieces survive the journey.

Pick the Right Supplies

It’s easy to think towels, newspapers or rugs would make good packing supplies. The truth is they don’t. Towels and rugs can slip easily during moves and newspaper often leave behind a black residue. To do a move the right way, you’ll want to invest in packing paper. It’s durable and will do the job without leaving any sort of ink behind.

Use Packing Paper or Bubble Wrap Generously

To pack fragile items, you’ll want to place lots of packing paper or bubble wrap at the bottom of the box. You’ll also want to make sure to wrap each individual item in packing paper. Nothing spells disaster more than fragile items stacked against one another without any padding or protection in between.

Think About Weight

No, I’m not talking about your own weight! I’m talking about the weight of your items. Pack the larger items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Also, make sure not to over pack your boxes. You’ll want your fragile items to be snug, but not piled on top of one another.

When it come time to pack fragile items, the best thing you can do is be prepared and take your time. Nothing’s worse than half hazardly packing fragile items because time is running out…that’s a quick way to ensure your fragile items break during the move!  

If you plan to pack fragile items, don’t forget to label the boxes as such so that you know to be extra careful with them. And remember, hiring movers is always an option! Jones Moving and Storage would be happy to lend you a helping hand. We are movers Phoenix residents trust to move even their most fragile items. Schedule your move today by calling  602-944-1413.

Why You Should Hire a Moving Company

POSTED ON October 23rd  - POSTED IN Blog

177294754As a packing and moving service company in Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding areas, we might be a little biased when we say that hiring movers to move your belongings is well worth the money. To put it bluntly, we’ve seen far too many instances of moves gone wrong to say that moving yourself is the best way to go. If you’re on the fence about hiring a moving company, consider the following points and see if hiring movers makes sense for you and your circumstance.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not to hire a moving company.

Do you like to sweat?

If the answer is “no,” then you’ll definitely want to hiring a moving company. A company like Jones Moving & Storage can take all the work off of your hands. We can pack, move, and transport your belongings. All you need to do is sit back, relax and give out orders.

Do you own a large quantity of belongings?

The more belongings you have, the more it makes sense to hire movers. Moving one or two items yourself is easy, but moving 50 items is a whole other story. With years of experience, Jones Moving & Storage knows how to move even the most complex items with ease and efficiency, saving you time, money and frustration.

Do you value your belongings?

Hopefully your answer is “yes” and if so, you should really consider hiring professionals to move your belongings for you. Professional movers like Jones Moving & Storage know how to properly pack each and every item you own to ensure its safe arrival. You can count on us to treat your belongings with the utmost care and consideration.

A good moving company will simplify the moving process for you and take out all of the work, stress and headache associated with it. Hiring a moving company will allow you to concentrate on what’s important: your new place and the fun ways you’re going to decorate!

For the best movers Phoenix has to offer, give Jones Moving & Storage a call at 602-944-1413.

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