Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 31, 2018 at 7:34 pm | 5 Professional Packing Tips For a Stress-Free Move

Moving is a stressful experience. From broken dishes to hours spent finding a little one’s favorite toy, there’s no way to deny that packing is one of the top sources of stress when it comes to making a move.

We at Dan the Mover, one of the leading local moving companies in Bucks County, PA, have seen firsthand how taxing even a short-distance residential move for families can be. We want to help make your next move as simple and stress-free as possible. Take these five professional packing tips to avoid broken items and make the whole process run smoother!

Get rid of as much as possible. Doing a pre-packing purge is a great way to help lessen the burden on you when it comes time to move homes. The key to narrowing down your packing to-do list is to be ruthless when it comes to deciding what to toss. Make a list of rules that dictate what must go so you won’t be tempted to keep too much stuff you don’t need. For example, you can make it a rule that, if you haven’t worn something in over four months, it’s time to let it go.

Send out calls for help early. Think about everyone that you’ll need to be involved with your move ahead of time: the babysitter, friends to help lift the heavy furniture, your cousin who owns a truck, etc. Then, be sure to give them all at least two week’s notice before the day of your move so they can clear up their schedule for the times you need help.

Pack little by little. One massive mistake that too many movers make is leaving their packing until the last minute. Start by packing up non-essential items as soon as possible. Artwork, out-of-season clothing and fragile dishes are a great place to start.

Color-code your boxes. Color-coding your moving boxes with electrical tape is a quick and easy way to make unpacking a lot quicker. Simply choose a different color for each room’s contents, and place them directly in their space as soon as you enter your new home.

Make a moving supply preparedness kit. Be extra prepared when it comes time to move into your new space with a moving supply preparedness kit that includes:

  • Light bulbs
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips
  • Zip ties
  • Your toolbox

Remember to keep your preparedness kit handy, so you can hit the ground running as soon as you move in.

Moving homes is not a simple task. If you’re looking for an easier move, give our team at Dan the Mover, one of the top moving companies serving Doylestown, PA, a call today at 215-309-8222 to learn more about how to make your upcoming move quicker and less stressful!

January 2, 2018 at 10:09 pm | 3 Resolutions to Make for Your Move

Now that 2018 is here, you’ve probably set one or two resolutions for yourself to improve your life through some healthy changes. If one of the changes that you’re going to make is a move into a new home or office space, setting up a few resolutions for yourself before the day of the move can help you start 2018 off on the right foot.

Here are three easy “resolutions” to set for your move that will make the transition smoother!

Resolution 1: Do your research. The best way to make sure that everything goes smoothly on the day of your move is to do as much research beforehand. Don’t let things like researching the best ways to pack fragile items and look up the weather on the day of your move wait until the last minute. You might end up missing tips that would be useful for you. We even have a blog about how to manage moves if it’s going to be particularly chilly on moving day!

Resolution 2: Plan ahead. Try to have all of your pre-moving work wrapped up at least a few days before your move. Buy your moving supplies from Dan the Mover in Doylestown, PA in advance, involve the whole family in your packing, and make sure that pets are set up with their stay in a kennel or have a secure crate to ride in the day of the move. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of breakage and accidents on the day of your move.

Resolution 3: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Moving is much easier with a team! Whether it means hiring a team or employing the help of some family members or friends, the more people you have helping you move, the easier it will go.

Another simple way to make your move easier? Hire our professional team of movers in Warminster, PA! Give Dan the Mover a call today at 215-309-8222 or browse our website to get started!