Beat the Heat with the Best Moving Company

Making a summer move? Arrow Moving is your best moving company solution!

Summer is the season to look for your area’s best moving company. It’s the time of year the majority of Americans relocate to a new home. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly half of all residential moving occurs between June and September.

Moving in the summer is ideal for a number of reasons. Especially in Arrow Moving’s home states of Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and Utah, the weather is almost guaranteed to be sunny. On the other hand, snow storms pose a real threat to residential winter moving. Summer is also a mobile season for families because children are out of school.

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The rate of residential moving by month, courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau.

 

As the best moving company on the Front Range, Arrow Moving & Storage is ready and available to assist with relocations and moves all year round. We are particularly aware of the increase in residential moving during the summer. Our professional movers are prepared with additional staff and moving equipment from June through September.

best-moving-companyAt Arrow Moving & Storage, we understand that planning for a move is far from easy. That’s why we offer a range of moving services, from moving truck and equipment rentals to full–service packing, relocation and unpacking. No matter how planned or last minute your move might be, Arrow Moving is prepared to assist you with timeliness, professionalism and friendly service.

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Moving in Colorado Springs: What you need to know

Planning on moving in Colorado Springs? Make sure you’re equipped with all the right information.

Whether you’re moving in Colorado Springs from one side of town to the other, or relocating to the city for the first time, here is some helpful info to bear in mind.

First, welcome to Colorado Springs! Southern Colorado is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and Colorado Springs is at its heart. Relocating to the city, you’ll find a thriving community with unending indoor and outdoor activities. From the local arts scene and farmers markets to professional and recreational sports, as well as prosperous technology and manufacturing industries. Colorado Springs is alive all year round.

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Arrow Moving is dedicated to making moving in Colorado Springs easy and welcoming.

Fortunately, the weather is on your side when moving in Colorado Springs. While temperatures drop in the winter, the city experiences little snow and rainfall. No matter what time of year you’re making your move, weather conditions will most likely not pose a hinderance to loading the moving truck or transporting your possessions on time.

If you’re moving in Colorado Springs, choosing a moving and storage company with a local presence is key. The internet is full of virtually–based moving companies that often fail to live up to expectations. Ask around your neighborhood for the most recommended moving company in the area. A good person–to–person recommendation means that particular Colorado Springs moving company is dedicated to the community.

Choose a Colorado Springs moving company that specializes in your needs. Perhaps you need help with a loved one in Senior Moving, or you have particularly large or valuable items that require Specialized Moving.

Just as importantly, moving in Colorado Springs requires flexibility. Make sure your moving company offers a variety of options that fit your budget and your needs. Colorado mover Arrow Moving & Storage knows how stressful and costly moving can be, and that’s why we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of moving services.

Whether you need a do-it-yourself move or a full-service move, Arrow Moving & Storage will work with you to ensure you receive the best customer service and moving equipment available. We offer premium moving trucks, storage facilities and packing services. Our goal is to make moving in Colorado Springs as easy and welcoming as possible.

 

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Garage Packing Tips

Use these packing tips to destroy garage clutter while moving

While packing up your household everything might seem straightforward. You have read many packing tips on both packing and unpacking and feel like everything is ready to go. Your thoughts drift to your garage and you realize that without the family vehicle taking up space all of those tools and old boxes and bike helmets and garden supplies will have to be packed up to go. Unless you plan on calling it a loss and leaving everything behind you might need some garage packing tips. Arrow Moving and Storage is here to help. It may seem daunting at first but by following a few simple packing tips everything can be made easier.

Don’t procrastinate. Your garage is a large part of your home and if you leave it till the last minute you will definitely regret it. If you are organized enough to create a moving calendar then you should write, in big, bold letters, “ORGANIZE/PACK GARAGE” so you don’t forget. Giving yourself the time to do the job will make a huge difference in the long run.

Sort, sort, organize. Regardless of your home layout, your garage is actually a pretty big room. If you have lived in the same place long enough it has likely accumulated heaps of items ranging from tools to old toys that won’t fit in the attic to those boxes you were totally going to take to the dump last month. Before you begin the packing process you need to sort and organize everything so going into boxes will be a breeze. Try putting everything into a few categories and think about how much will fit in the boxes you have available. Bonus points for using the original box for larger items or appliances. At least you know the original box will always fit.

Get the proper tools to pack your tools. One of the most important things when it comes to packing is high quality tools to protect your items. By this we mean moving blankets, bubble wrap, quality moving boxes, sturdy tape or anything else you need to secure your items during the move. Another great items for garage packing is the simple resealable plastic bag for smaller items such as screws or nuts and bolts. Arrow Moving and Storage can help you find all of these for a great price.

Get rid of unwanted items. Why not make things easier on yourself and sell or donate any bulky items that you won’t need anymore or simply don’t want to move. Moving can be a great opportunity to reduce clutter and reorganize your life. If you have a surplus of items you are no longer using maybe it is time to organize your garage by having a garage sale.

Keep your tools handy. If you have smaller tools such as screw drivers then you want to keep those in a toolbox and make sure they are handy for use during your move. You don’t want your most useful tools being boxed up and inaccessible because you will most likely need them during the packing and unpacking portions of your move.

Protect yourself from edges. Many garage tools will have sharp edges that need to by properly protected to be packed away. Axes, knives, shears, weed cutters, are all examples of things that need special treatment. Try taking an old cardboard box, cutting a bit out the same shape as the edge you want to protect and tape the cardboard over the sharp part.

Arrow Moving and Storage are available to help you with any aspect of packing or unpacking you might need for your garage or home in general. Call us today for a free estimate and take a load off your mind.

 

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Moving Tips With Children

Follow these moving tips for making your move with children as easy as possible.

Everyone knows that moving can be hard on a child. Whether you are moving cities or simply moving down the street any change can be difficult if your children are small. Sometimes all of the change can be tough. Arrow Moving and Storage has some simple moving tips to help any family make the most of the moving experience.

Talk about it. This moving tip sounds simple but when it comes to kids nothing is ever as simple as it could be. The most important way to help prepare you and your kids for moving is to talk about it as much as possible and as far in advance as you can manage. It helps give the child time to process the future change and adjust their expectations. They may be excited at the new opportunities.

Timing is everything. If circumstances permit, it may be better to plan your move in the summertime while school is out if you have school age children. Giving your kids a chance to start a new school year fresh will make all the difference in terms of their adjustment and ability to make friends.

Get your kids involved. This moving tip may also seem easy to overlook. If you give your kids a chance to be involved in the process and even the selection of your new home you are giving them a sense of ownership and is an easy way to get them excited about the transition.

Get your kid’s help organizing a yard sale. If you are going to purge some of your possessions before moving day a great moving tip is to get your kids to help organize a sale. They can decide which of their possessions they are going to put up for sale (with your help of course) and even set the price point.

Plan the kid’s room. If you give your children the opportunity to plan out their new room in advance it will get them more excited about the move. You can let them sketch out how they want their bed to be placed in the room or even what color the walls will be. A little bit of personalization goes a long way when you’re a kid.

Arrow Moving and Storage can provide you with all the moving tips and tricks you need. If you need a trusted and competitively priced moving team, give us a call.

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Summer Moving Tips

Follow these simple summer moving tips to help your summer move

Summer time is here and for many people it is the best and easiest time to move. The weather is more predictable and the kids are out of school and free to help pack. For most home moves summer makes the most sense because summer is actually the peak home buying season. Check out some of Arrow Moving’s summer moving tips.

Keep your documents accessible. While school is not in session, documents like your kid’s school records or medical documents or your pet’s vacciniation records can all be important in the transition period. Depending on how far you are moving you might be dealing with new school districts, doctors and vets. Keep these documents in an easily accessible place so you are not sorting through boxes when the time comes.

File your change of address forms early. This moving tip is one of the simplest but also one of the most essential. If you take the time to change your address before you move the transition will be that much simpler and you will have one less thing to worry about on moving day itself.

Start packing sensitive items early to ensure they are safe. Making sure any fragile or important items are packed and ready to go in advance. A home can be a hectic place on moving day and you want to make sure your beloved items are safe from anyone tripping over or bumping into them. Arrow Moving and Storage can provide you with any of the packing material or advise you might need.

Contact your moving company with questions in advance. A pro summer moving tip is to contact your moving company to make sure you are following all of their guidelines. Most people have a list of non-allowables on the truck. These are items that you need to take in your own vehicle or arrange to be moved in another manner.

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Organize With A Moving Checklist

Use a moving checklist creates some organization on moving day.

Organization is the key to happiness and tranquility when it comes to something like moving. You can never underestimate the importance of a well thought out plan and clearly labeled boxes when push comes to shove. Follow these simple steps and create a moving checklist to keep everything sorted and prevent any stress in the moving process.

Keep all of your documentation in one place. A simple folder or according file storage can do wonders when it comes to keeping all of your documents sorted. You can keep things like your moving quote, all of the information that you have about your new home or business location as well as any receipts that might accumulate during the process.

Sort and purge any unwanted items before you start the packing process. Everything will go much more smoothly if you organize before things go into boxes. It will also help the unpacking process.

Label, label, label. It does sound redundant but it can be a crucial part of your moving checklist. Not only will it help you organize everything when it arrives at your new home but it will also help you and the moving company know how to group the boxes in the moving truck. A good sharpie is a small investment and can be a lifesaver.

Take measurements. It will help if you take measurements of all of your large items such as furniture and if possible have measurements of your future space for planning purposes. You can take all of this information, layout your future rooms and put it all in your moving folder.

Change your address. It seems like a simple step but it is one of the most important. If you take the time to sort your change of address before you start moving then you will have one less thing to worry about and will never have to go back to your previous residence to pick up any mail. It is an essential part of your moving checklist.

If you have any more questions or would like any personalized moving advice from the friendly professionals at Arrow Moving and Storage feel free to give us a call today.

 

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Moving Tips – Make Money Moving

Simple moving tips to offset some of the costs of moving

Everyone loves to make money. While the easiest way to save on moving costs is to hire a professional mover at a competitive price like Arrow Moving and Storage there are other ways you can recoup some of the expenses. Follow these easy moving tips to make money when you move.

Sell your unused moving boxes. Moving boxes might be a one time expense. You can get as many as the job needs from Arrow Moving and Storage but when you are finished with them instead of letting them waste away in the attic why not try selling them? Many sites such as craigslist or ….. allow you to list moving boxes and while it may not make you much it will certainly be better than nothing.

Sell extra furniture. Getting rid of some of the furniture you might not need in your new space not only makes your move day simpler and saves space but you can also earn an extra buck or two. Popular sites such as craigslist and eBay can be easy options to make some cash from older items. You can also check your local consignment store to see what sort of prices they might be able to offer. You can use the extra cash to go toward new furniture for your new home.

Old clothes can find new value. Online consignment shops such as thredUP or Tradesy can find a new home for some of your unwanted clothes and keep them out of your moving boxes. Of course giving to the local salvation army is also an option.

Old electronics and especially smartphones may not be as useless as you had thought. Gadgets may lose their value rather quickly but if you know what to do you can certainly recoup a bit of the cost. One of the easiest options is to head to an ecoATM. This nifty machine will take your smartphone, analyse the model and dispense money on the spot.

Of course the best way to save money when you move is to hire experience professionals such as Arrow Moving to handle the job correctly for a competitive price. Contact us today.

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Unpacking And Packing Tips For Moving

When in doubt follow these unpacking and packing tips for moving.

You just moved into your perfect new home but all you see are stacks of boxes. What to do next? We have compiled a list of unpacking and packing tips for moving to help. Arrow Moving has been in the moving business for years and can offer some simple tips to help your unpacking go more smoothly.

Go back to the beginning. When you are packing try and think of the order in which you will be unpacking. Essentially pack exactly as you will unpack with the stuff you will need the most near the top. Think of it as last in first out.

Use hanging boxes to make moving clothes a piece of cake. The hanging boxes you can purchase from Arrow Moving will make unpacking clothes easier than you could have ever imagined. It is one of our easiest packing tips for moving. Instead of unfolding everything and moving it back into a dresser just take them off the rack of the box and put them on the rack in your new closet. Couldn’t be easier.

When moving things like toy boxes or desks try and make the most of that space. If you secure everything in a drawer or box correctly and within reason it shouldn’t be too difficult to  move into your new house. By the time it is in its new home there will be no need to unpack and replace everything. One less thing to worry about.

Order out the first night. It may take you some time to get all of your dishes and kitchen items out of boxes, not to mention all of your food. Why not go the easy route and order some take out. Paper plates and pizza boxes can be easier to deal with while unpacking than trying to wash dishes.

Regardless of how you unpack Arrow Moving and Storage is your best option to make sure everything gets to your new home or office safely and on time. Give us a call for a quote today.

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Moving Tips – Moving A Fish Tank And More

How to move the awkward things in your house – some moving tips

Sometimes moving awkward objects can be the bane of moving day. Not everyone realizes until it is time to move that large or oddly shaped items have special needs and being prepared for those needs will help everything go much more smoothly.

Your aquarium may be the centerpiece of your house and the pride of your aquascaping community but before you do the necessary things such as drain and transfer all of the fish to their temporary homes you should know that for adequate protection, aquariums need a special box. Some good moving tips include the fact that these mirror boxes are designed specifically to protect glass and can be purchased online or directly from moving companies, such as Arrow Moving and Storage. Our professionals will make sure no cracks appear in your aquatic garden.

No magnificent entryway or dining room is complete without a crystal chandelier. While they do add elegance to a room, crystal or glass chandeliers are not known for being easy or straightforward to pack. According to our moving tips you should make sure you wrap each glass or crystal component individually to ensure the best protection in a moving truck. It also helps to cut down existing boxes to match the size of your chandelier to guarantee a secure fit. Take care to pack newspaper or other padding in any empty space to keep everything movement free.

Potted plants may be the most common household items that are prickly to pack. While making their way to your new home you don’t want your plants to experience shock and lose their flowers and leaves. If we can give you some moving tips, the best thing to do is to make sure you recreate the environment your tender plants are accustomed to while they make the journey. This might seem difficult but if you wrap a sheet or paper around the leaves to make sure they are protected. Large trash bags are great for this sort of thing.

Instruments are some of the most fragile items people have. While moving a piano is a job recommended for professionals, smaller instruments require special care to keep them safe. For example, moving a guitar is easier if you loosen the strings and maybe even pack the body full of shirts to keep any vibrations from causing cracks. Instruments are safest when there is no room for stray vibrations.

Are you an art buff and have more than just the standard size paintings or photo prints hanging on your walls? Maybe you even have life-size cardboard cutouts of your favorite movie heroes that need extra protection on moving day. For the precious paintings it is best to use some bubble wrap and moving blankets to make sure everything is both padded and packed tightly. Arrow Moving can provide you with both. For the larger things such as cardboard cutouts try placing them between your mattress and your box spring with a bit of padding to keep things from getting bent.

Arrow Moving and Storage can handle all of your hard to pack or move items. Call us today for help.

 

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Bubble Wrap Is Your Friend On Moving Day

Bubble wrap may be one of the most useful tools you have when packing delicate objects for your big move. Our professional staff will always ensure that your belongings are not damaged and everything arrives safely at your new home or business but it never hurts to have some additional protection. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of it and how you can be better prepared on moving day.

Bubble wrap your dishes. Dishes are probably the most common item in your house that should make friends with bubble wrap while packing. Simply wrapping each dish with a layer of the bubbly stuff before placing them in cardboard boxes will keep them safe and ready for pizza when you settle in.

Pre-wrap some items before bubble wrap. Some of your more delicate ceramics of glass items can end up with little remnants of plastic from the bubbles themselves. This can happen more often if the items are exposed to sunlight or higher temperatures for an extended amount of time. If you wrap the items in paper before applying the bubble wrap you can avoid this problem.

Bubbles in or bubbles out? This is a surprisingly common question. The general consensus is that the bubbles should be facing inward. The main reason for this is that the primary purpose of the bubbles is to secure the item and provide a bit of a cushion if there is any bouncing. This can only happen if the bubbles are facing inward and making contact with the item being protected.

Tape every side. It can be easy to wrap your item in bubble wrap and only tape one side to make a seal. While it may seem like a good idea at the time it is better to tape all of the sides to make sure there aren’t any holes for your item to slip out of its protective covering.

Use bubble wrap lined envelopes for flat objects. The reason for this is simple – it’s easier. Not only does the bubble wrap provide added protection but taking something out of an envelope is easier than unwrapping it like a present.

Having all of your belongings safe and snug in some bubble wrap will help everything go smoothly while Arrow Moving and Storage takes care of the rest for you. Call us today for a quote.

 

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