Five Signs of A Bad Moving Company

When choosing a moving company to help you uproot your life and transport it across town, the country or the world, it can be tempting to snatch up the cheapest mover you can find without much thought. However, taking the time to do your research can save you a major headache down the line. Look for these telling signs to determine if a mover can meet your needs or should just be avoided.

1. Punctuality

When you schedule a consultation with a moving company representative, your first impressions matter. In essence, a moving company should view your consultation as a chance to win your business. A mover’s punctuality will tell you a lot about how they view their clients. If a moving representative shows up late to your scheduled meeting, the company likely feels they don’t work for you and may not have your best interests in mind. Of course, emergencies happen, but a late representative without a good reason probably just sees you as a number.

2. Professionalism

Most moving companies will aim to project professionalism for all their potential clients. The initial consultation is their only way to inform you of their company culture and display the highest level of customer service you can expect of the company. In short, your consultation is your only chance to see them at their best. Examine the representative’s appearance, uniform and preparation materials. Representatives from bad moving companies will likely appear disheveled, messy and casual, and will lack supplemental materials.

3. Taking Questions

Bad moving companies are usually bad because they don’t necessarily “follow the rules” when they provide services to their clients. Because they know their methods are questionable, many will avoid answering your questions in detail at all costs. If they refuse to answer all of your questions or won’t give you a truthful explanation of their moving processes, it may be time to look elsewhere.

4. Transparency

When you hire movers, you agree to let strangers into your home to handle your personal belongings and then transport them, sometimes without your supervision. This requires plenty of trust on your part. Good movers will recognize this and offer as much transparency about the process as possible. Companies should be able to inform you of how many movers will be in and out of your home, and give an honest estimate of how long the move will take. If they offer a quote that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Posting real reviews online is another great way for movers to make themselves transparent. Good moving companies will accept all reviews, even the poor ones. If a company has no reviews or only positive ratings, it could be a sign the company is not reputable.

5. Documentation

Before you fully trust a moving company to handle your possessions, request their government-issued certifications or registrations. All moving trucks should be registered with the Department of Transportation and the company representative should reassure you that their movers are background checked. If the company has accreditations or awards, a good company would be happy to share those with you. Bad companies may try to avoid these inquiries at all costs.

Move Confidently with Arrow Moving & Storage

Choosing a mover requires a lot of trust. Arrow Moving offers an unparalleled level of customer service and honest quotes to help you achieve peace of mind. To receive your free quote today, contact us online or call 800-593-6683.

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Senior Moving Services: More Than Just Packing

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Whether it’s across town or across the country, moving as a senior can be a strenuous experience. From planning the move to redecorating the new place, a big move can prove to be exhausting for older adults. Even with the help of friends and family members on moving day, relocation is daunting for individuals who have spent many years in the same home. Arrow Moving and Storage can assist seniors of all ability levels in planning and implementing their move. From beginning to end, Arrow Moving will be there to help every step of the way.

Pre-Moving

Before you or your loved one ever pull out a box, some planning needs to be done to ensure the move goes as smoothly and safely as possible. There’s nothing more frustrating than being unable to fit all of your possessions in the boxes you have to transport. Weeks or even months before a move, our expert senior move team will take a complete inventory of all your loved one’s possessions. We’ll work with our client to downsize their items, even managing and executing all sales, donations, disposals and shipments. With fewer items to move, your loved one can feel comfortable being able to organize and transport all their most precious possessions in as few trips as possible.

Packing and Moving

The moving day is finally here, and it’s time to get packing! Let Arrow Moving & Storage take care of the heavy lifting for you. Our team of courteous, dedicated movers will respectfully pack, load, move, unload and unpack your belongings as quickly and gently as possible. Many seniors may struggle to assist with the moving process due to arthritis, limb weakness or other pre-existing conditions. Luckily, Arrow movers are happy to complete the process in its entirety. You or your loved one may choose to either stay for the entire moving process or enjoy a day out while we finish the job.

Settling In

Arrow’s services don’t stop when the moving is done. Your loved one may need assistance with unpacking and decorating their new home. Whether they’ve moved to an apartment home, assisted living community or a new house, our movers will help place each and every piece with care. Moving is stressful and spending the following days or weeks trying to relocate the items they need in a sea of boxes can make resettling difficult, especially if they have limited mobility. We take our time with each client to ensure their design preferences are being met and their new house begins to feel like home.

Enjoy Moving with Arrow Moving & Storage

Older adults may struggle with the entire process of uprooting their lives and transporting it elsewhere. With Arrow Moving & Storage’s senior moving services, the transition doesn’t have to be so difficult. To receive a quote from our senior moving team, contact us online or call 800-593-6683.

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Long-Distance Moving: How Far Will You Go?

Long-Distance Moving: How Far Will You Go?More Americans are moving now than ever before, and much farther than in the past. A study conducted by The U.S. Census Bureau in 2015 revealed that Americans are relocating much farther than they have in the past, often to new counties and even across the country. The study found that most Americans relocated to secure cheaper housing, be closer to family or transfer to a new job.

Moving long-distance is never easy, especially when moving your whole livelihood and all your belongings. Moving cross-country can also be expensive. Depending on the route and distance, the average cost of moving is between $2,600 and $4,400.

It’s important to carefully plan your move to save on moving costs and ensure a smooth transition. Here are some ways to plan for a smoother moving experience.

How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move

  • Plan Ahead Long-distance moves are a major life event and should be treated as such. You should reach out to moving companies the minute the decision to move is finalized. Finding a moving company at the last minute is risky, but by reaching out ahead of time moving companies can lock you into their moving schedule.
  • Get an Estimate – Shopping around by getting multiple estimates is never a bad idea. Have a moving representative from the companies you’re considering examine and conduct a survey on everything that needs to be moved. They can provide you an accurate price of your move and give you a sense of how the moving company operates. A company that doesn’t perform in-home surveys should raise red flags. A company that provides an onsite estimate ensures you get a reliable, upfront price estimate for your move and also sets the expectation that the price will remain fixed, with no surprise charges.
  • Downsize as Much as Possible – Before you move, it’s best to cut down or get rid of things you don’t need. Not only will it save you space, but it will also help you save money on moving costs, as the more items you ship, the more you’ll have to pay. Try hosting a garage sale to sell old items and make some extra money on the side. Donate the rest to Goodwill or Salvation Army to help families in need. If you’re moving from a snowy region to somewhere warm like Southern California, ditch the snow shoes and snow blowers because you certainly won’t need them.
  • Moving Expenses Are Tax Deductible – Moving expenses are tax deductible for people relocating for work. Make a note to deduct moving expenses when you file your taxes in spring and save documents and receipts that show when you moved and how much you paid to move.
  • Scope Out Your Destination – Moving to big cities can be tough, especially if you’re unfamiliar with them. Consult your movers about the area you’re moving to and how to best navigate difficult roads. If you’re not able to follow them, research routes online to identify road closures so you’re not stuck scrambling to find another route in the midst of moving.

 Long-Distance Moving with Arrow Moving

At Arrow Moving we have the ability to move any size household or business with our large fleet of moving trucks and excellent moving crews. Our moving crews are specialized in managing international moves and helping seniors with the moving process, ensuring we have the capabilities to assist with even the most complicated of moves.

Our moving consultant will come to your home or business to provide you with a written estimate of moving costs. We make our moves budget-friendly, and each move with Arrow Moving & Storage offers the following benefits:

  • Professional, Uniformed Staff
  • Full-Service Packing
  • Quality Packing Materials
  • Online Shipment Tracking
  • Licensed and Bonded
  • Unpacking and Debris Removal
  • Crating for High-Value Items
  • Short and Long-Term Storage

Contact one of our veteran moving consultants to get started on your personal moving plan today!

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SlideShare: 7 Things to Get Rid of Before You Move

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll want to take up as little space as possible in your moving truck for both your back’s and sanity’s sake. Some items aren’t safe for movers to handle, while others just crowd the truck and would be better donated or otherwise gotten rid of. Follow these moving tips in our presentation: 7 Things to Get Rid of Before You Move.

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Tips on Moving with Small Children

Tips on Moving with Small ChildrenMoving homes can be a stressful experience, during which it feels like you can’t possibly keep track of all the little things. Did you remember to donate those extra clothes? Do you have enough boxes? Will the moving truck fit your couch? You can address all these problems by hiring a professional mover, who can help provide guidance, supplies and the services you need to make the process as hassle-free as possible. With so many moving companies in your area, how do you choose who to allow into your home? With Arrow Moving and Storage, you can rest assured your possessions will be packed, moved and unpacked in a timely manner by honest staff, no matter the distance.

Experience

When hiring a moving company, you aren’t just looking for two people and a pick-up truck running out of someone’s garage. After all, moving is more than just taking items from point A to point B. It’s a commitment to making this milestone in a client’s life as simple as possible and treating their possessions, which may hold monetary and emotional value, with respect.

The understanding and professional know-how required of the perfect mover comes from years of experience in the industry. At Arrow Moving and Storage, we back up our moving prowess with 80 years of experience. When you come to us with your moving needs, we use the best practices to ensure the job is done well.

Fully Equipped

Whether you’re moving your family to a bigger home or your 20-year-old business to a new office, Arrow has the equipment to safely transport all of your most valuable assets. Our full-size moving trucks can help make your move in as few trips as possible, and we can perform your move when it’s most convenient for you, such as after you get home from work or after your business closes.

Got an item or piece of equipment, such as fine art or medical equipment, that is sensitive or extremely valuable? Arrow has you covered. We employ movers with years of experience who specialize in time-sensitive, gentle transportation of all your most delicate or valuable items. Our satellite tracking systems can keep track of your possessions en route, and our load planning technology keeps the entire move running as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Trustworthy

Nowadays, it seems like anyone can call themselves a residential mover. At Arrow, we recognize that trust is the most important determining factor when you’re deciding on a moving company with whom to work. We appreciate you allowing our movers into your home or place of business, and reward that trust with gentle, hassle-free moving from the most experienced movers in the industry.

Still not sure? We are a licensed and bonded company requiring all our movers to pass the Quality Labor Certification exam, which includes 25 hours of classroom training and assessments in more than 160 moving skills.

Many moving companies will try to pull the wool over your eyes with verbal quotes and no guarantees. With Arrow Moving and Storage, we provide you with a free quote on paper, so you know what you’re paying for right from the beginning. Now that’s transparency.

Options

No matter the distance of your move, Arrow can help you make the trip. From neighborhood to neighborhood, state to state, or country to country, you can expect the same spectacular service from the same spectacular movers. We provide moving options to fit any moves you have planned for the future. Whether it’s a home, business or government move, you can trust that Arrow will get you there.

Getting Settled in Your New Home

Choosing a moving company is a huge decision. Don’t choose just anyone! Trust Arrow Moving and Storage with your next move to get you there and unpacked in no time at all. To receive your free quote, contact us online or call (800) 593-6683.

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Why Choose Arrow Moving & Storage for Your Next Move?

Why Choose Arrow Moving and Storage for Your Next MoveMoving homes can be a stressful experience, during which it feels like you can’t possibly keep track of all the little things. Did you remember to donate those extra clothes? Do you have enough boxes? Will the moving truck fit your couch? You can address all these problems by hiring a professional mover, who can help provide guidance, supplies and the services you need to make the process as hassle-free as possible. With so many moving companies in your area, how do you choose who to allow into your home? With Arrow Moving and Storage, you can rest assured your possessions will be packed, moved and unpacked in a timely manner by honest staff, no matter the distance.

Experience

When hiring a moving company, you aren’t just looking for two people and a pick-up truck running out of someone’s garage. After all, moving is more than just taking items from point A to point B. It’s a commitment to making this milestone in a client’s life as simple as possible and treating their possessions, which may hold monetary and emotional value, with respect.

The understanding and professional know-how required of the successful mover comes from years of experience in the industry. At Arrow Moving and Storage, we back up our moving prowess with 80 years of experience. When you come to us with your moving needs, we use the best practices to ensure the job is done well.

Fully Equipped

Whether you’re moving your family to a bigger home or your 20-year-old business to a new office, Arrow has the equipment to safely transport all of your most valuable assets. Our full-size moving trucks can help make your move in as few trips as possible, and we can perform your move when it’s most convenient for you, such as after you get home from work or after your business closes.

Got an item or piece of equipment, such as fine art or medical equipment, that is sensitive or extremely valuable? Arrow has you covered. We employ movers with years of experience who specialize in time-sensitive, gentle transportation of all your most delicate or valuable items. Our satellite tracking systems can keep track of your possessions en route, and our load planning technology keeps the entire move running as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Trustworthy

Nowadays, it seems like anyone can call themselves a professional mover. At Arrow, we recognize that trust is the most important determining factor when you’re deciding on a residential moving company with whom to work. We appreciate you allowing our movers into your home or place of business, and reward that trust with gentle, hassle-free moving from the most experienced movers in the industry.

Still not sure? We are a licensed and bonded company requiring all our movers to pass the Quality Labor Certification exam, which includes 25 hours of classroom training and assessments in more than 160 moving skills.

Many moving companies will try to pull the wool over your eyes with verbal quotes and no guarantees. With Arrow Moving and Storage, we provide you with a free quote on paper, so you know what you’re paying for right from the beginning. Now that’s transparency.

Options

No matter the distance of your move, Arrow can help you make the trip. From neighborhood to neighborhood, state to state, or country to country, you can expect the same spectacular service from the same spectacular movers. We provide moving options to fit any moves you have planned for the future. Whether it’s a home, business or government move, you can trust that Arrow will get you there.

Getting Settled in Your New Home

Choosing a moving company is a huge decision. Don’t choose just anyone! Trust Arrow Moving and Storage with your next move to get you there and unpacked in no time at all. To receive your free quote, contact us online or call (800) 593-6683.

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The Secret to Successful Office Moving

Easy Office Moving with Arrow

office movingAt first, office moving might seem like a daunting task. Offices tend to have a high quantity of objects to move, such as desks, documents and storage. Additionally, moving heavy electronics like copiers may complicate the process.

Office Moving Services

Coordinating and carrying out office moves is one of Arrow Moving’s specialties. We provide the best office moving for both large and small companies. Thanks to our comprehensive moving services, we take care of virtually every step of the way, including:

Electronics Moving: We train our employees specifically for packing and transporting electronics so that your electronics arrive safely and on time. Once at the destination, we unpack and set up all electronics, leaving your company ready to go in no time.

Corporate Relocation: For big corporations and small startups alike, we offer the utmost flexibility and care. Furthermore, we know corporations work with marginal time frames and strict deadlines. So we deliver and unpack on time, utilizing only moving trucks t
hat include GPS tracking.

Employee Relocation: Employees are any company’s greatest asset. When making a long–distance office move, looking after your employees’ needs is one of Arrow’s Specialties. We resettle your employees with efficiency and timeliness, ensuring a stress–free experience for all.

Storage and Warehousing: If you need a place to store your office supplies in the interim, we have easy and affordable storage solutions. Arrow Moving & Storage offers warehousing in each of our five moving company locations on the Front Range. Enjoy secure storage at no minimum contract!

With Arrow Moving & Storage, office moving is easy. We take care of the complicated, time–consuming packing, transport and logistics. Our professional moving consultants coordinate everything, working one–on–one with your company to customize your move. Best of all, your office will be up and running in no time.

Contact Arrow Moving today to see how we can help with your office relocation!

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Fine Art Moving with Safety and Care

Fine Art Moving with Safety and Care

When it comes to fine art moving, leave it to the experts at Arrow. We offer the best fine art moving for residential, commercial, and non–profit collections. Our highly–trained staff moves art, instruments and more with the utmost care and professionalism.

No matter how bulky or delicate the items, Arrow Moving & Storage has the moving staff and the equipment for any task. We train our specialized moving team to move virtually any precious item, safely delivering each item to its new destination.

Arrow Moving also uses only the highest quality packing materials and transport equipment. For particularly fragile items, we offer custom crating for successful transport and delivery. Additionally, we take extra care to use soft packaging for items such as glass, ensuring no scratches occur in the moving process.

In addition to fine art such as paintings and sculptures, we move pool tables, grandfather clocks and more! Here are just a few examples of the items we transport:

–pianos
–chandeliers
–antiques
–fossil collections
–archival documents
–fine china
–musical instruments

Fair Prices and Professional Planning

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FIne art and specialized moving for all needs!

Not only does Arrow Moving offer an expert staff, we also pride ourselves in fair pricing. We believe all art collectors deserve quality fine art moving, from individuals to commercial collectors.

Due to our competitive prices and excellent service, we’re the go–to fine art moving company for a variety of clients, including museums, auction houses and private residences.

When you move with Arrow, we provide an organized, timely move. By assigning a personal moving consultant to each move, we guarantee maximum accountability and organization.

Finally, our extensive storage services also apply to fine art moving. We provide secure, climate–sensitized storage for fine art pieces so that even the most fragile items remain good as new.

For further information about Arrow’s fine art moving services, please contact us today!

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