Moving Horror Stories

Moving Truck Wreck

Being Friday the 13th, we figured something a little spooky might be in store for this edition of the blog. Unfortunately, a lot of things can go wrong while moving, and the industry is full of horror stories from folks who have had bad experiences. Here are a couple of the worst moving horror stories we have heard here at Garrett’s Moving and Storage. Have you had a moving horror story? Tell us about it in the comments! Craiglist’s Crazy I hired a guy off of Craigslist because he gave me a good quote. He not only dinged all my […..]

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How to Choose the Right Mover

Texas DMV Moving Truck

If you’ve made your way to our blog, you are probably trying to choose a moving company. A Google inquiry for “dallas moving companies” or “moving to dallas” brings up dozens of movers. They’re all going to get your belongings from Point A to Point B, so does it matter which one I choose? Absolutely. Moving companies vary in quality, and you need to take a careful look at they way they operate to ensure the one you choose gets your possessions to your new home on time and in good condition. Here are a few question to ask yourself […..]

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Things To Do On Moving Day, Part 2

Furniture Layout

You are home sweet (new) home at last. After a long day of moving, don’t go all in and try to unpack everything the first night. This day is all about setting up the basics and getting adjusted to your new home. Focus on a few key things your first night home to ensure you have a basic level of comfort and are well rested for the unpacking in the days ahead. 1. Inspect Your Furniture After the movers have unloaded all the large furniture, inspect it to make sure nothing was damaged during the move. If you believe something […..]

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5 Things To Do On Moving Day, Part 1

Couple After A Move

The cupboards are bare. There is nary a toy in sight. What used to be known as your home has transformed into a giant storage unit with boxes to the ceiling. The good news is that the hardest part of moving is over for you. Now it is moving day and time for your movers to take over from here. Here are a few tips to ensure that you and your movers have a successful day. 1. Review Your Paperwork When your moving company arrives, go over all your paperwork with the crew chief or head mover to make sure […..]

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Storage Facts and Info

Spare Foot Infographic

Driving by a storage facility does not seem to drum much of a reaction out of people. If I drove by a storage facility a year ago, I wouldn’t have given it much of a second thought except for a memory of when I helped my uncle move things into a storage unit when I was eleven. If anything, people tend to think of those reality shows that depict a group of obnoxious people finding questionable items in an auction. That being said, the self-storage industry can be seen as a sort of hidden giant. Although not many people think […..]

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