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Schedule Your Free In-Home Move Survey Today!

MoversIt’s a good time to start planning your move and lock in today’s lower rates! If you plan to move in the next 60-90 days, call now to schedule a free in-home moving survey. To start your move off right, one of our professional moving agents will survey your home and provide you with a written estimate for your move.

The busy moving season is fast approaching. The summer months (mid-May to mid-September) and the beginning and end of each month (regardless of the season) are particularly busy for moving companies and may require more flexibility and advanced scheduling.

Call Arrow Moving & Storage today to schedule your free in-home move survey! (800) 593-6683

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Guide to the Right Moving Box for the Right Job

The whole point of transporting your possessions in moving boxes is to protect them, so here are some guidelines to proper cartons and packing materials.

Moving Cartons

  • 1.5 cube (small) size 17 x 12-3/8 x 12-3/8: Books, magazines, photo albums, canned goods, grain products, hand tools and other heavy items
  • 3 cube (medium) size 101/8 x 18 x 16: Small lampshades, small kitchen appliances (toasters/coffee maker/can opener/iron), pots/pans, shoes, hats and small breakables
  • 4.5 cube (large) size 18 x 18 x 24: Medium lampshades and small or medium kitchen appliances (upright mixer, wok, etc.)
  • 6 cube (extra large) size 23 x 23 x 20: Large lampshades and other items too large to fit into 4.5-cube cartons
  • Dishpack (china barrel) size 18 x 18 x 28: Dinner place settings, stemware, crystal or glassware, figurines, table lamps, vases, small pictures, mirrors/glass shelves
  • Flat Screen TV Carton : Specially designed carton that provides added protection when transporting a flat screen TV
  • Mirror (2 or 4 section) narrow boxes: Pictures, artwork, glass tabletops (less than 7 square feet), dresser mirrors or other high-value items
  • Upright Wardrobe : Specially designed carton equipped with a metal bar to hang garments or floor-to-ceiling drapes
  • Mattress Cartons : Available in different sizes: Crib/Twin/Dbl/Q/K matts
  • Miscellaneous : Pole lamps, golf clubs, fishing rods, rifles or shotguns

Materials Guide

  • Newsprint” paper : Be careful using newsprint as wrapping material. Newspaper ink has a tendency to rub off is very difficult to remove it from items such as fine china.
  • Corrugated or Interleaved Sheets : For placement between dishes, saucers or other flat items and used to construct cylinders for delicate items.
  • Tissue Paper : Stuffing fragile cups and goblets, wrapping delicate figurines or artificial flower arrangements.
  • Non-tarnish Paper : Wrapping silverware, brass and pewter items.
  • Brown Kraft Paper : Wrapping large items such as pictures, mirrors or lamp bases.
  • Cushioned Paper : Used for easily scratched items.
  • Wax Paper : For oil paintings.
  • Bubble Pack or Foam Peanuts : For high-value porcelain figures, model ships or large crystal carvings.

Arrow Moving & Storage carries most of these materials both new and used. Call us today for pricing and availability! (800) 593-6683

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<em>”Wonderful work on the part of the crew. Timely, efficient and well-organized. Readily identified scope of job, required actions and executed accordingly. Utilize to their utmost and continue to assign to your most challenging loads.”</em>

– Robert C. Gordon Lieutenant Colonel US Army (Colorado Springs Location)

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Customer Survey Comment:

<em>”The crew was wonderful, thank you!”</em>

<em>- </em>S. Gilmore (Cheyenne Location)

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<em>”I just wanted to say that the service we had was great! I am more than pleased with the woman we had come out. As stressful as moving is they made it so much easier. Not only were they friendly but quick! Keep up the good work!”</em>

<em>- </em>Ashley Harris (San Antonio Location)

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Ten Most Forgotten Items When Moving

forgotten items when movingWith more than 43 million Americans moving this year, odds are even the most organized may not remember every detail and item of a move. Arrow Moving and Storage suggests adding the following ten points to the top of your preparation list:

  1. For the record — Obtain copies of you and your family’s medical records, including dental and vaccine/immunization information, as well as veterinary records. You might consider transferring current prescriptions to a drugstore in your new town. Also, be sure to obtain your child’s permanent school records. School records are usually required when registering your child at his/her new school.
  2. Buried treasure — If you’ve hidden any valuables around the house, be sure to collect them before leaving. You should carry valuable items such as jewelry with you or keep them in a safe deposit box instead of packing them on the moving van.
  3. Old phone numbers — Pack phone books from your existing residence to take with you. You may think you’ll remember the numbers you frequently call now, but more likely you’ll spend a small fortune on directory assistance charges to contact old friends or tie up loose ends.
  4. Taken to the cleaners — Remember to collect all items that are being cleaned, stored or repaired (for example, dry cleaning, shoes, watches, etc.). Also, remember to return library books, movie rentals and anything else you may have borrowed or rented.
  5. What’s your new address? — Keep your new address handy. In the flurry of preparing for a move, you may forget your new address — important information when forwarding periodicals, mail, credit card bills, and keeping in touch with old friends.
  6. Spic and span — Remember to keep cleaning supplies accessible for the final “once-over” before closing the door for good, or make arrangements for a service to clean for you. To reduce the amount of things you take with you, you may use previously purchased cleaning products then throw away the empty containers when you leave.
  7. Garage door opener — Many people often forget to take the garage door opener out of their automobile before leaving. Remember to leave the opener for the new residents.
  8. Remember “Rover” — In most cases, moving companies cannot transport animals or plants. Plan ahead and make arrangements for their safe transfer.
  9. Bank on it — It’s wise to open a checking account in your new town about a month prior to your move so you have immediate access to your funds. It enables you to have a little cash on hand for unexpected expenses. On occasion, retailers decline to cash out-of-town checks.
  10. Keys to success — Remember the collection of spare house keys. Whether it means retrieving keys from neighbors or from under the rock next to the front door, don’t forget to gather all sets before you move.

Arrow Moving & Storages’ Moving Checklist…>

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“Moving can be such a pain…but from the moment I was in contact with Patrick Gipprich, great personality and so much fun to work with, everything just flowed. Tricia Shure is a jewel. Zeke & Smitty, the movers, showed up ahead of time and were amazing. I highly recommend!!!”

– Irena Kennedy (Colorado Springs Location)

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Click to Track Your Move or Shipments!

track your movetrack your shipmentDid you know you can track your individual or corporate shipments online?

Arrow Moving & Storage offers online long distance shipment tracking through United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit.

Click on the Mayflower MayStar logo for Mayflower long distance shipments.

Click on the United Van Lines VanStar logo for United long distance shipments.

Arrow Moving & Storage is always at your service and happy to help plan your move. Call us today! (800) 593-6683

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