Monthly Archives: December 2016

Recent Graduates

Recent Graduates: Moving Advice

 

Recent GraduatesWith many college students approaching a Spring graduation, they may be considering a move to a new city to start living their adult life. With this being said, Excel Moving has helped recent graduates in the past who need to move to a new location. Our team can pack up your items and load these into our truck. We will then deliver these to your new home. However, before all this happens, we have a few tips for the recent grads that may be looking to move after college!

  1. Consider a roommate. Why is this? Chances are the first job that you get is going to be entry level, meaning that you may not be making a ton of money. However, with a roommate you can help to lower some of the out of pocket expenses that you have with the cost of living.
  2. Remember to declutter some of those items that you may not need when you move. You may not need or want any of your textbooks, so instead consider selling these for some extra cash or storing these at your parent’s home.
  3. Be sure to consider the job market in the new city that you are moving to. Find the city that has the highest rate of job potential, so that you are increasing your chances of finding full time employment.
  4. You may want to wait on buying tons of furniture, as you are not sure of the size of what your new home may be. In addition, if you are bunking with roommates, it is best to get their ideas on furniture as well, so everyone feels at home.

One of the last pieces of advice that we can give recent graduates: If you know that you are going to need our services for your move, be sure to book early. You would be surprised at just how many grads call just a few days before their move, and find that they must do this on their own. Don’t take any chances, call early!

busy mom

Moving Advice for the Busy Mom

busy mom

Moving on its own, is a huge task. But, for many busy moms, they are left to be the ones to handle this entire move, as well as the rest of the house. Trust us, when watching a mom in action as she packs up another box, and then finds a sippy cup for the youngest child in the house, it will make you appreciate your own mother more! With this being said, we have compiled a few tips for moms who are trying to pack and move their family, while also ensuring that the house runs smoothly!

  1. Know when you need a break! This is important as moms tend to think that they can do it all, without catching but a few hours of sleep. This is not helping you, and it may be slowing you down! Instead, take some time with the kids, read a book, or just take some time for yourself…after the kids are asleep of course.
  2. The kitchen should be the last room you pack, as you don’t want to hunt through boxes for one kids favorite cup, the other kids favorite plate to eat pizza off and the like.
  3. Realize that while packing, you may not be able to fix those delicious meals each night, and that is okay. You are not Superman and no one expects you to keep up with everything else that is going on. Instead opt for a pizza and a salad delivered to save you some time.
  4. If you work outside of the home, or even from home, you may want to consider taking a few days off to just devote to packing up your house. It can make things much easier when you do not have too many irons in the fire.
  5. Have family nearby? Ask if they could watch the kids for a few hours each day to allow you some time alone to pack. It is amazing what you can get done when not having to stop every few minutes to stop kids from fighting, to get them the snack that they are wanting and the like.
  6. Always leave some toys unpacked for your kids, as they are going to be wanting their favorites. Sit them down and explain what is happening and how many toys they can keep out. It not only gives them a say so in what is going on, but it gives them a job to focus on so you can get some more packing done!

Moving and being a busy mom is hard, but you can do it. Take a week or so before the move date to start, and work at your own speed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it!

Greensboro

Help with Your Greensboro Move

Greensboro

There are many people who are looking to make the move to Greensboro or who are simply moving into new homes in the Greensboro area. Why is this? Being based in Greensboro, North Carolina, we may be a bit biased, but we find that it is a great place to call home, and a great place for families to be raised, and careers to be found. After all, this is the third largest city in the state of North Carolina, and it continues to grow.

What to Do in Greensboro

Greensboro has tons of things available to do, which is another reason why we are finding so many people are moving into the area. Most people are looking for a home that is going to allow them to stay local. They want to go out and do things, but they want to do these in their local area, and they will not be disappointed with what Greensboro has to offer. For example:

  • Several concerts and events are hosted at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • The Weatherspoon Art Museum
  • Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe
  • Greensboro Science Center
  • The International Civil Rights Center and Museum
  • Home to the Wyndham Golf Championship
  • Headquarters of the Atlantic Coast Conference

And several other activities throughout the year, along with other locations to visit.

Our Help

If you have decided to move to the Greensboro area, we can’t say that we blame you. First things first, you need to know where you are moving to. We highly recommend you work with one of the many real estate agents that call the Greensboro area home and can get you into your dream home. Once you have finalized the location to move into, then you need to call us.

Even if you are moving in from out of town, we can still help you as we deal with local, across state line moves and even international moves. We will give you an affordable rate and the knowledge that your belongings are going to be safe with us. If your home is not move in ready when the date comes, we can also offer our storage facilities for your belongings.

Our goal is to make the moving process easier on you. We realize how much trouble it can be to move your items, store these and unpack them into your new home. Which is why you should not go at this alone. You worked with real estate agents for finding your new home, so let our professionals handle your move!

Items We Cannot Move For You

cannot move

Looking to move soon? One of the common questions that we get asked daily is what can you take with you and what we can move for you. What most people don’t realize is that there are those things that we cannot move for you. There are numerous reasons why, but it all boils down to safety. There are many things that we will not move for the safety of our workers. In addition, there are laws related to what we can and cannot move for our clients.

For those who are interested, here are a few things that we cannot move for you:

  1. Anything that is considered hazardous such as acids, ammonia, lamp oil, kerosene, weed killer, poisons, paints, motor oil, matches, fireworks, charcoal, fertilizer and the like.
  2. Perishable items are not allowed in moving trucks. Why is this? Rotten food not only stinks up the truck hauling items, but it can also attract rodents which could damage property we are moving.
  3. Personal or items that are sentimental are usually frowned upon by movers. We do this simply because we do not want to be held responsible for these items going missing since you cannot put a real price on these. For example, we recommend you keep medical records, car titles, school records and the like with you. These are items that are hard to replace, which is why they should be left with you.

The things that we move and will not move are for the safety of everyone involved. We understand that it can be frustrating knowing that some items we are not going to touch or move. However, even if you were moving on your own, these are items that you would not want to move either, as it poses the same safety issues to you as it does our professionals. Remember, we are here to help with your move, and we look forward to doing this. But in the end, we want everyone, including our workers to be safe!