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Tuesday, 31 January 2023 16:36

Five Ways to Save Money When Moving

The Movers at Great Plains Save You Money Moving in Brighton, CO

Moving can be a stressful and expensive experience. Whether you are moving across the country or just down the street, you want to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money. Great Plains Moving and Storage understands the importance of budgeting for your move and we want to help you save money. Here are five ways to save money when moving.

  1. Declutter Before You Move: Going through your belongings and getting rid of anything you no longer need will reduce the amount of items you need to move. This can save you money on packing supplies, truck space and reduce the overall cost of moving.

  2. Get Moving Quotes: Contact several moving companies, including Great Plains Moving and Storage, and get quotes for your move. Compare the quotes and look for any hidden fees that might not be included in the initial quote. Choose the company that provides the best value for your money.

  3. Plan Ahead: If you have flexibility in your move date, plan your move during the off-season. This can save you money as moving companies typically have lower rates during the off-season.

  4. Rent Your Own Moving Truck: If you have a lot of items to move, consider renting your own moving truck. This can save you money as moving companies charge by the hour and the number of items being moved. If you have friends and family to help, this can also be a great option for you.

  5. Pack Your Own Boxes: Moving companies will charge for packing supplies and services. Save money by purchasing your own boxes, packing materials and packing your own belongings. This is especially important if you have a lot of small items to move.

 

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In conclusion, moving can be an expensive experience but with a little planning and organization, you can save money. By decluttering, getting quotes from several moving companies, planning ahead, renting your own moving truck and packing your own boxes, you can save money while still having a successful move. Contact Great Plains Moving and Storage today for a quote on your next move. We will work with you to provide the best value for your money and make your move a stress-free experience.

Friday, 06 January 2023 16:05

Checklist for Moving Out of State

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Although preparing a move is frequently cited as one of life's most stressful events, this shouldn't be the case. Moving your belongings from point A to point B can't be the sole worry when there are so many other things to worry about, such as locating a home, landing a job, and disrupting your life. We've put together a condensed moving checklist to make it easier for you to keep track of all the minor things. so that you may concentrate on what is truly crucial.

 

Create a Moving Plan

Making a thorough plan is the first stage in moving planning. You must determine your budget, your preferred mode of transportation, and the date you wish to relocate (or at least the day you require delivery of certain products). The rest of your choices may be influenced by all of these factors. Keep a move file as you gather information to ensure nothing is lost. Use it to keep track of estimates, invoices, and other significant papers.

 

Sort Through Your Stuff

Is the new place bigger than the place you currently reside? Smaller? in a new environment? Are you only beginning now? When you browse through your possessions, you'll know what to look for based on how it differs. Set aside undesirable goods for donation or sale if you're downsizing. Consider the items you'll be missing if you're moving to a new location.

 

Make Important Updates 

Your address is stored for almost every service you use, either for billing or shipping. Changing the address at the source is still a good idea even though forwarding your mail will prevent you from missing anything (at least temporarily). Additionally, this is a good opportunity to terminate any non-transferable services (or ones you've been putting off).

 

Prep Your New House

The house is a blank canvas before your belongings come. Use this chance to deep clean or perform any repairs or upgrades. It'll make adjusting so much simpler! Home safety is one area to pay attention to. Replace locks, put up outdoor lighting, repair broken windows and fences, and think about installing a security system.

 

Schedule Movers

Once you are ready to move, give our team of movers a call. Great Plains Moving and Storage can provide any moving and storage services you need in Brighton, CO, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for an easy and stress free move!

Monday, 21 November 2022 15:26

How to Compare Moving Companies

The Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Moving Company

If you are getting ready to move, you know there are a lot of details and planning that come into play. One of those details is choosing the best movers to help you on the big day. It's hard to know how to pick the best movers if you aren't an expert in moving and storage. Check out our list of what factors to compare when hiring a moving company in Brighton, CO, and the surrounding areas.

 

Compare Quotes

The first step to figuring out if a moving company is for you is getting a quote from them. The best way to do this is with an in-home estimate. In-home estimates will be much more accurate than a virtual quote. The moving company will want to see how much stuff you're moving, how difficult it will be to move it, and if you have anything that will require special handling. Get a quote from multiple moving companies so that you pick the one best fit for you.

 

Compare Services

When comparing movers' estimates, it is essential to examine the extra services that each mover includes in their quotes. More important than the final price is the services you will get for your purchase.  In the end, you want the moving offer with the best price-to-services ratio.

 

Compare Reviews

If you are moving somewhere unfamiliar, it's more difficult to hire movers because you don't know who the best is or what the local favorite is. That's why it's important to look at reviews for the different moving companies that you are considering. Reviews can be found on Yelp, Google, Facebook, and even the moving company's website. Read the reviews before hiring movers to make sure that you are hiring a respectable moving company.

 

Compare Insurance and Licenses

It's important that whatever movers you choose have insurance and the proper licenses in case anything goes wrong during your move. You should also look to see if the moving company is a part of the ProMover association and has BBB accreditation. All of these things shows the professionalism of the moving company. 

 

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if you are ready to hire movers, our team is here to help. Contact us today to get started and for a free quote.

Friday, 11 November 2022 21:05

Tips for Avoiding Injuries on Moving Day

Great Plains Professionals Share Their Moving Day Safety Rules

Moving day can be challenging for even the most in-shape people. It's important that if you are going to move yourself instead of hiring movers that you take the right precautions so that nobody gets injured. Check out the tips from our professional movers on how to avoid injury on moving day.

 

Prepare Your Body

You can avoid getting hurt by working on your core strength in the weeks before moving day. Make it a habit to do exercises like sit-ups and planks every day. Lifting free weights can also help you build up the abs and back muscles you use when you move. Even just stretching for five minutes every morning can help your muscles get ready for a day that is so physically demanding.

 

Keep Your Boxes Light

You know that lifting too much weight can hurt you. You can hurt your back, drop something on your toe, or trip and fall if you are carrying a heavy load. Don't hurt yourself by putting too much in your boxes, especially the smaller ones. How much you can carry for a whole day depends on how fit you are, but you probably shouldn't pack more than 40 pounds in each box. If you have hurt your back or knees in the past, you might want to keep the boxes around 30–35 pounds.

 

Use the Necessary Equipment

Use tools like a furniture dolly, appliance dolly, stair dolly, furniture sliders, and moving straps to help you move. This will lighten your load and keep you from getting hurt. These tools can take up a lot of the weight, so you or your helpers are less likely to get hurt.

 

Wear the Right Clothes

What you wear on moving day can make a difference in whether or not you get hurt. Pants, long sleeves, and gloves make it less likely that you'll get scratched or cut, and shoes with closed toes make it less likely that you'll hurt your toes if something heavy falls on your feet. Heavy-duty work boots can also give your ankle more support so it doesn't twist when you move.

 

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If you are ready to plan your move, contact our movers today. We are ready to assist you with anything you need during your relocation.

Friday, 28 October 2022 17:58

Planning an Interstate Move

Setting Up Your Move for Success

Moving out of state can be very stressful. There is much more to plan than in a local move. Because of that is is important to plan more carefully for an interstate move and give yourself time to get organized. Follow our tips to make your interstate move a success.

Create a Plan

It is crucial to make a plan, whether you use a computer scheduling tool or a checklist you might obtain from your moving company. This will provide you a road map to follow that will keep you on course during the entire procedure. In the end, by employing this strategy, you won't miss anything, not even the smallest nuances.

Make a List

Make a list of everything that will be transported by the interstate movers. Additionally, take pictures of each pricey object so you have documentation of its condition before relocating in case anything is destroyed. This will be incredibly helpful if you need to submit a claim.

Establish a Budget

It's crucial to create a budget because moving out of state might be pricey. You'll be aware of your spending limits, and it might even show you where you can cut costs. When planning your budget, give priority to the features and services that are most important to you.

Hire a Moving Company

Employ a moving business that has a track record of offering interstate movers exceptional service at a reasonable cost. The experts you choose should have knowledge in long-distance removals and be appropriately licensed, bonded, and insured. In actuality, you want to pick a business that has a US Department of Transportation number, current registration, and Better Business Bureau accreditation. Your peace of mind will be provided when you do all of those things.

Set Up a System

Make sure everything is in order at your new home just as you must prepare for the movers at your current house. For instance, turn on all the essential utilities, locate a new physician in advance, get in touch with the new children's school, scout out a nearby grocery shop, etc. Before relocating, if at all feasible, check that your new house is ready to be moved into. 

Transporting vehicles

Get your one and only vehicle serviced and cleaned if you intend to have your interstate movers transport it. Considering that moving out of state can cause your automobile to take up to two weeks to arrive, make plans to have a family member or friend assist with transportation needs during this time. 

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If you are ready to start planning your interstate move, contact our team of expert movers today to help with all of your moving and storage needs.

Friday, 14 October 2022 18:45

Do I Need Moving Insurance?

 

Are you moving and need insurance? A mover's insurance policy may be beneficial depending on the value of your belongings and the distance you are traveling. If you plan on hiring movers, it's recommended that the movers you hire be insured in case of any accidents or damage.

 

What is Moving Insurance?

If you don't have moving insurance and your belongings are lost or destroyed while relocating, you will have to pay to replace all of it yourself. Moving puts your possessions in danger of theft and destruction, so having moving insurance will help you get paid for any mishaps that happen throughout the process.

 

Types of Moving Insurance

When you employ movers, they are responsible for all of your worldly possessions. Federal law says that if you are moving to a different state, the moving company must give you two different forms of insurance coverage. The type you choose will decide how much you'll be reimbursed if any of your possessions are stolen or destroyed.

 

Full-Value Protection

If you have complete value protection, your mover will cover the entire replacement cost of any lost or damaged items in your shipment.

 

Your mover may choose to fix the item, replace it, or provide a cash payment for the cost of the repair or the item's current replacement value if some of your belongings are damaged, lost, or destroyed during the move. This kind of coverage is typically more expensive but more thorough.

 

Depending on the mover, full value protection coverage can cost differently. Thus, the cost may vary depending on the deductible you choose.

 

Released Value Protection

Although it is offered at no additional expense, this policy offers only bare-bones security. Up to 60 cents per pound will be paid for an item if you have released value protection.

 

Separate Liability Coverage

Some movers will provide independent liability coverage through a different insurance provider for an additional fee. This other insurance policy will cover the rest of the loss up to the limits of the policy, but your mover is still in charge of the released value protection.

 

Make sure you get the coverage specifics in writing and know what is covered and what isn't if you purchase additional moving insurance from the movers or another source.

 

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If you are ready to hire movers, contact Great Plains Moving and Storage today. We are happy to help you get started with a free quote or give us a call to answer any questions.

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