Moving Checklist

Family During Move

Moving Checklist  We know that moving can be a very stressful time. Fortunately, preparation is your best ally in conquering the stress associated with moving. Our moving checklist, developed through years of helping families and businesses relocate, is a comprehensive list of everything you’ll need to do in order to ensure a successful move. CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION OF THE CHECKLIST 2 months before you move Start Collecting Boxes-If you start early, you’ll probably be able to get your boxes for free. Try friends and family, local businesses, and the free boards on Craig’s List. Pack Non-Essential Items-To […..]

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Nursing Homes: How a Moving Company Can Ease the Transition

Elderly Couple

  As a senior, making the transition to a nursing home or assisted living facility can be difficult. You are not only making a change in your location, but your lifestyle. One of the most important things to think about when you are moving to a nursing home is how you are going to get all of your items from your old home to your new one. Having friends and family assist you with the move is an option, but a less stressful choice is choosing a professional moving company. Here are some reasons you should consider using the services […..]

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Where to Find Cheap Moving Boxes

Dumpster Diving

When you are about to move, one of the first things you need to do is get boxes. LOTS of them. The cost of boxes can add up quickly if you don’t get them from an affordable source. Here are a few of the best places to get cheap and free moving boxes. 1. People you know Talk to family and friends to see if they have any spare boxes you can get off their hands. Also, neighbors that have recently moved to you neighborhood are a good bet to have some extra boxes lying around. By doing this, you’ll […..]

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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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