Organize Like A Boss

Like A Boss

Organization is a key component of moving, and many people strive to stay organized during the move. However, when faced with an onslaught of highly stressful things to do in a limited amount of time, that goal of hyper-organization starts to melt away rather quickly. Don’t let this happen to you! If you take a true commitment to organization, not only will your move be less frustrating and discombobulated, but you’ll also feel less stressed — even as the big day approaches with the speed and force of a freight train crossing the desert. Here are 6 ways to organize […..]

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A Moving Checklist Just For You

moving checklist

Moving Checklist Are you getting ready to move? We know such times can be stressful. That’s why we’ve created this handy moving checklist to ease your moving woes!  There are many small items to consider when you’re moving, and having a handy tool like this to guide you through the process can be invaluable.   People need to consider turning off utilities at the old residence, and turning them on at the new residence.  Will you need to have electricity, water, and internet up to the last day, and ready to go at the new place?  This list includes these […..]

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Why Are Fewer Americans Moving?

Why Are Fewer Americans Moving

If you’ve seen fewer moving trucks heading down the road, you’re not alone. The United States Census Bureau has released data on how many Americans have moved between 2012 and 2013, and those statistics show that the year-over-year moving rate has declined. The nation’s mover rate sits at 11.7 percent, which is down from the 12 percent reported toward the end of 2012. About 35.9 million Americans moved have moved in the past year, down ever so slightly from the 36.5 million who moved in the prior year. These results might seem a bit surprising, since the economy is continuing […..]

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Will the Movers Take My Candles in the Truck?

Melted Candle

We often get questions here at Garrett’s about the things we can and cannot take in the moving truck. One kind of item that we feel gets overlooked by our customers is candles. Nearly everyone has at least one, and if you are like a lot of Americans, you have a whole collection of vanilla cupcake and banana nut bread scented candles adorning your home. Unfortunately, putting your candles in the moving truck puts them at serious risk. The cargo area of a moving truck is not air conditioned. This means they get HOT, especially during the summer. And all […..]

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8 Things To Do After Your Move

Bed Frame

The last box has been unloaded. The movers have been paid. The truck has pulled away from your home. It’s done! The move is over! You might feel like celebrating at first, and then it hits you: You have SOOOO much to do. Don’t let panic get the best of you! After all, you’re already exhausted enough. Luckily, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled this 8-step list of what to do and what to look out for after your move is complete. 1. Assemble essential furniture. Two things we, as humans, literally can’t live without are sleep and food. So […..]

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