October 9th, 2006
Everyone wants to find the cheapest movers around but the go about finding one the wrong way. Usually people go by the lowest price quote they get and think they found the cheapest price in town. In order to find the true cheap movers you need to inquire about their rates not their estimate for the entire move.
Company No. 1 gave you an estimate for 7 hours at $100 an hour totaling at $700.00
Company No. 2 gave you an estimate for 10 hours at $90 an hour totaling atÂ $900.00
Does this example mean Company No. 1 is cheaper? No, since the variables in this equation is not the price per hour, the company will have to stick to it. The variables is the actual number of hours it will take to move you. Therefor you should select the company with the lowest hourly rate if you want the cheapest mover.
Before you choose a moving company ask for their:
- Hourly rate
- Per Cu FT rate
- Per Pound rate
- Packing materials prices
- Do they have extra charges for Stairs, Long Carry or anything else.
This is the only way to find the true cheap movers.
September 20th, 2006
Many people are moving to california. As the sunny state with endless beaches, natural wonders and sea of smiling people its no wonder everyone wants to move to california.
California got its name from a legend of queen califia’s heavenly place where griffons live and gold is everywhere.
“California borders the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and the Mexican state of Baja California. The state has strikingly beautiful natural features, including an expansive central valley, tall mountains, arid deserts, and hundreds of miles of scenic coastline. With an area of 160,000 square miles (411,000 kmÂ²) it is the third largest state in the U.S and is larger than Germany in size. Most major cities are at or near the Pacific coastline, notably Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Long Beach, Oakland, Santa Ana/Orange County, Riverside/Moreno Valley, San Bernardino and San Diego. However, the capital, Sacramento, is in the Central Valley. The geographic center of the state is located in North Fork, California. ” – wikipedia.
California’s 10 biggest cities are:
1. Los Angeles
Are you thinking of moving to california? We have a wide variety of moving companies in our records. Our easy to use moving qoute system is free for you use at all times.
September 7th, 2006
Most movers will provide a non-biding estimate, people who wish to move will usually choose the lowest price quote. The thing about the non binding estimate is that the movers are NOT responsible for price changes and price could eventually be even 5 times higher then the price quoted. Either ask for a binding estimate fromÂ you mover or choose your mover by how you feel with that company but in no way choose a mover by a non binding estimate because it means nothing.
September 7th, 2006
Tired of your daily routine? Why not move? As citizens of the world’s 3rd largest country we have a wide variety of places to live and work in so why not use it? Most people get bored of living and working in one place, moving around can help make your life more interesting! Tired of rain? Move to California or Nevada, tired of traffic? Move to the mid west, tired of the blazing heat? go north. A million and one options are waiting for you, what are YOU waiting for!
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September 1st, 2006
Moving to, and living in a small space has its own challenges. How do you fit everything in? How do you choose what to take and what to leave? How do you get rid of the stuff you canâ€™t take, without wasting it?
I just heard about a great little book that will help solve problems of â€œdownsizingâ€.
Itâ€™s called Moving to A Smaller Home: 50 Tips for Living Clutter-Free in Less Space.
This handy-sized booklet, written by a professional organizing coach, has practical tips arranged by topics such as:
â€¢ Retain receipts and important papers in a large plastic envelope.
â€¢ Label storage boxes carefully. Mark what is in the containers. Number each box and keep a list of the storage boxes and contents in your files.
â€¢Allow yourself one or two plastic bins for â€œmementosâ€. Take photos of other items you canâ€™t keep if you want to remember them.
â€¢ To prepare for a move, do a little each day. Break down your master list into smaller tasks. Schedule time in your calendar to keep doing something as far in advance as you can.
â€¢ Pass things on to family and friends (but ask their permission first). It will remind the recipient of you. If family or friends canâ€™t use it, sell it or donate it.
For moving companies this little book is a useful and inexpensive gift for customers.
Or itâ€™s full of ideas for individuals who are moving or just living in a small space.
To order a single copy ($5.00), or a large quantity (wholesale), contact Patsy Murray at SimpleLifeCoaching 617-923-1158
July 18th, 2006
Here’s are some little tips that could help you be more prepared to move and make things run smoothly.
Label Boxes – Labeling the boxes you and your mover packed would make it a lot easier to to unload everything into its final place. The most efficient way of labeling your goods is using colors stickers. Get colored stickers in any office supply store next to you and decide on a unique color for every section of the house. For example Blue for Master Bedroom, Green For Living Room and Red for Garage. Put the stickers on the corresponding sections of the destination home in a place where they’ll be seen easily. Doing so will prevent waste of time and confusion.
Get everything out of the movers way – Pack all small items or at least get them out of the way. Disconnect cables. Close pets in a room and leave that room for last. Find baby sitters for kids. Doing so will allow the movers do what they do best without having to worry about unrelated issues.
Avoid Delays and Damages – Make elevator reservations if needed, Try and park your car(s) in a a way that will guarantee a parking space for the movers truck. Clear the driveway of cars, remove flowerpots from the stairs, remove pictures from walls in tight places like corridors. Doing so will prevent damages and unwanted delays.
For more tips stay in tune with Froggy Moving‘s Blog.
July 14th, 2006
Moving is known to be a very stressful experience, when children are involved it could be even more stressful. As much as changing homes can confuse you its usually more confusing to your children. When they have to find new friends, move to a new school and get to know a new neighborhood.
Most people think that the shorter notice they’ll give to their children the less stressful it would be for them. However recent studies have shown that the sooner you’ll tell your children about the upcoming move the more time they’ll have to get used to idea. When you decide to move sit down and explain to your children about the moving and see how the react to the idea.
Let your children take an active roll in the move, explain about the new area you are moving to an encourage them to research on line about the area, show them pictures, famous landmarks and so on.
Your children are influenced by your attitude towards the move, if you are stressed they’ll be stress as well, if you’re excited and positive most likely they’ll be too.
July 10th, 2006
To make your moving experience as pleasant as possible you need to remember you are dealing with people. The more those people like you the more they’ll care about your goods. They’ll probably be working for you for a few hours if not days. Learn to know them by their names, this will help to communicate better. Order lunch for them, it will be greatly appreciated and the price of the food will usually be equal to the price you pay for them driving to a food store or restaurant and back. Ask if they want energy drinks, again the price of those drinks will probably be equal to the time saved by having more energy.
Remember the happier mover is the happier you’d be.
July 9th, 2006
Since the moving process involves great sums of money and puts some or all of your possessions under someone else responsibility doing a little bit of research before you choose your moving company is advised. There are several ways of checking a moving company’s credibility:
1. The BBB (Better Business Bureau) – Helps you check the customer complaints history for a specific company.
2. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) – Check traffic offenses, truck conditions, drivers history and more.
3. The MovingScam – A website devoted to help people avoid problematic movers full of useful information and a blacklist of movers.
To get the exact links and other tools go to our Moving Company Research section
July 8th, 2006
Here at FroggyMoving.com we designed special moving calculators to help you get ready for an upcoming move by calculating your estimated volume or weight of shipment. Once you know your shipments weight or volume you can automatically calculate the needed storage space in case your planning on storing your goods for a while or get an estimate of packing materials you’ll need for that move. Calculating those factors in advanced will help you make it a smooth move with less unwanted surprises.