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Moving in your new home this Thanksgiving?

Well, let me offer a few pointers to help you get settled quickly.  Unpacking of your furnishings will be the deciding factor between a lovely meal at your lovely new table in your dining room, or on tons of boxes.  For this reason alone, I almost always recommend that you allow your Connecticut moving company to handle your entire relocation.  Why grapple with loads and loads of unpacking, as well as preparing your holiday decor and dinner for guests?  Leave it to the professionals and watch your Thanksgiving dinner in your new home be a hit!

If your budget doesn’t allow a full service move, have your Connecticut movers handle the packing of your fragile items only.  This will minimize damage to your breakables and give you an added peace of mind.  You can pack your clothing and other items yourself.  When you arrive at your new home, allow your movers to reassemble your furnishings and place all of your boxes in their respective rooms.  Invite family and friends over to tackle one room at a time.  A layout of where things should be placed would be a great tool for your helpers.  Once a room is completed move to the next.  It may be wise to only tackle a couple of rooms a day.  Working systematically will make all the difference in the world.  Happy Thanksgiving!



Need an In-home Estimate?

Most consumers choose their Connecticut moving companies over the phone.  This is becoming increasingly popular and convenient for the on-the-go consumer.  Customers can go online and search for moving companies, submit information and within minutes be contacted with a moving quote.  However, some prefer a one-on-one consultation with an in-home estimator.  This service is also free and is provided by most reputable moving companies.  Often moving companies reserve these services for individuals who are moving out of state or moving a large home(i.e. 3 bedroom plus) locally.  Nonetheless, anyone can request a free in-home estimate for their move.

When the estimator arrives they will conduct a walk-through of the property to determine what goes and what doesn’t. This helps to generate your moving quote.  If you are uncertain whether an item is going, include it anyway.  It’s better to count it.

As you walk-through your home, you also want to note items that need special attention i.e. (flat screens, plasmas, china hutches, items with large glass etc).  A good estimator will usually identify those items before you and assure you that special precaution will be used while handling your valuables. Fees are sometimes associated with special packaging of fragile items.   Ask if special crating of a fragile item involves a fee.

After you have completed the walk-through, your estimator will generate your quote for your review.  The quote will be a not-to-exceed amount.  In essence your cost will at least be no more than the specified amount presented to you in writing.  However, it could be less.

I recommend taking time to review the quote before signing.  At least compare it with two other estimates.  Remember the in-home estimate is a flat rate moving quote that has a not-to-exceed rate as opposed to just an hourly rate depending upon hours used.


Questions you should ask your mover.

Moving in Connecticut can be rather overwhelming. That’s why it’s important that you hire an experienced mover to assist you with expediting your moving process. How do you find that Connecticut mover you ask? These questions should help you narrow down your search.

  1. How long will my move take?  A reputable moving company will approximate at least a half hour per room loading and an half hour per room unloading.  But remember it depends on the amount of items in your room.  It could take less, or a little more.
  2. Do you pack?  All full service movers pack.  They can also provide packing materials for your home.  A full service mover is generally the safest bet for a move of any kind.
  3. Are my items protected?  A full service mover usually provides some sort of wrapping of your furniture, typically quilt-pad wrapping.  They not only wrap your items but will also lay runners on the floor so they don’t dirty or mark up your flooring.
  4. Will I need one or two trucks?  What about movers, will I need one, two or three?  A skilled mover will know the size vehicle to bring and the number of movers to assign.  As you describe your home, namely the number of rooms and large items, this will determine the number of men and trucks.  If at any point you’re uncomfortable about approximating, a skilled mover will offer to come out and provide a in-home estimate.
  5. What can I do to expedite the move?  An experienced mover will offer you a few tips on how to get your home move ready.  This process will help everything flow swiftly and smoothly.
  6. How much will my move cost?  Your move cost is determined by the time it takes your Connecticut moving company to conduct your move.  Based upon the number of rooms you have and the hour approximation per room, you can come up with a rough estimate.  However, there may be other factors that either shorten or elongate the time.  Travel time is another time element that must be factored in as well.  A reputable mover will never give you a definite cost unless its a written estimate.

Just completed your summer move in Connecticut?

Now that your summer move to Connecticut is over, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  While the relocation aspect of your move is complete, the transition to the area is just beginning.

Learning your new community is going to take a little time.  Pick up a newcomers guide from the area chamber of commerce to help with getting acclimated to the area.  Other things like locating your area post office, waste management site and more can be found in your newcomers guide or by visiting your city’s website.  Your Connecticut moving company will also provide you with tools and resources to aid in your transition.  Welcome to Connecticut!

How many movers do I need?

The answer to this question solely depends on the size of your Connecticut move.  If you’re moving a small one bedroom apartment, two movers would suffice.  If you’re moving a two bedroom apt or three bedroom home you will need three movers. Four bedroom homes or more require at least four movers and in some instances five.  With much larger moves you will need an additional truck to accomodate all of your furnishings.  Your Connecticut mover will recommend the best move plan for your home. If you receive your initial moving quote via phone and are a little unsure about the number of movers recommended, ask for an in-home estimate.

Connecticut movers roll out the red carpet for its cusomters!

Movers in Connecticut provide royal treatment for its clients.  There’s nothing like moving with a company that goes the extra mile to make certain their clients are satisfied.  All My Sons Moving and Storage of Connecticut recently moved celebrity extraordinare, Joan Rivers.  “We were honored to assist Ms. Rivers with her transition,” shared, Frank Fagatti, President of All My Sons Moving of Connecticut.  Not only do celebrities like Joan Rivers receive red carpet treatment, but any individual moving in this area will receive topnotch care that only comes from a reputable moving and storage company.  Expect to receive unprecedented service that includes the following:

  • Full Packing
  • Clearly labeled boxes 
  • Quilt-pad wrapping of all furniture
  • Disassembly of furniture
  • Reassembly of furniture
  • Proper care taken when moving out of your original home and into your new home.

Experience red carpet treatment for your move in Connecticut…you deserve it.

Summer move…are we there yet?

Much like the comedy, moving can be a volatile situation if not handled by a professional Connecticut moving and storage company.  Most families move in the summer to avoid interrupting their kid’s school year.  Are you moving this summer? While this is a good time to move for families, moving companies are generally pretty busy this time of year.  I recommend booking your Connecticut move ASAP.  Call or go online to find at least three to five reputable moving companies and begin obtaining quotes.  Hire a moving company that is skilled and backed by years of experience and “are we there yet” won’t be a question in your mind for your Connecticut moving company.    Primarily because professional moving companies arrive on time and your belongings remain in one piece.

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