Why We Love Self-Storage and Why Storage Insurance Matters

It’s a natural human instinct, storing things – and it means a lot, not to have to part with something valuable to you just because you’re not currently using it. The self-storage phenomenon started back in the 1960′s, when the first modern facilities opened their doors. Over the next 30 years, they started popping up [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|

Baby it’s Cold Outside!

Below are a few quick tips to help you minimize claims in frigid conditions. Pack your moving trucks with shovels and extra towels. Remind your team of cold weather driving and motor vehicle accident response best practices. Cover furniture and electronics with pads, covered by plastic so the pads don’t get wet. Over-communicate with your [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|

Avoid Moving Scams: How to Perform Your Own Due Diligence

Beware budget price movers! It’s a pretty common scam, a company will undercut the competition by an attractive margin, and then attempt to coerce more money out of the customer before completing their services by holding goods hostage. But that isn’t the only reason you should watch out when hiring a moving company. In March [...]

By | July 8th, 2015|

Crazy International Shipping Laws: Infographic

Today, we’re sharing a pretty interesting infographic that details 40 of the craziest international shipping laws out there. If you’re planning to ship a binoculars to Iraq; playing cards to Germany or a fishing pole into Iceland, this blog will save you a bunch of time and hassle! And don’t even think about sending nasal [...]

By | March 4th, 2015|

Five Things Not Covered by Standard Moving Insurance

You purchase moving insurance because you care about your belongings. That said, it’s important to read your moving insurance policy’s terms and conditions before you buy because some things are simply not insurable. Below is a list of five things you can’t cover with moving insurance: 1. Jewelry. Neither your moving company nor your moving insurance [...]

By | February 23rd, 2015|

Moving? Want to Pack Like A Pro? This Infographic Can Help!

Hey movers – if you’ve ever wondered about the best way to prevent china and glassware from breaking; how to protect lamp shades while moving; or even how to pack books; this infographic is for you. Brought to us compliments of Redline Moving and Storage (@redlinenyc ) it contains great tips and advice to make [...]

By | December 30th, 2014|

Moving Crash Course: Binding vs. Non-Binding Estimates

Moving Estimate We’ve often said that before hiring a mover, it’s important to get an estimate from at least three different companies. But what’s in an estimate, anyway? What kind of laws apply to estimates? And what types of estimates are there to choose from? Let’s start by testing your knowledge. (Answers below.) [...]

By | November 23rd, 2014|

Mind-Blowing Moving Statistics from 2013

This week, we’re borrowing a fantastic infographic from our friends at MovingReviews.com. They compiled data based on the 62,000+ requests made through their website in 2013, and sprinkled in some info from the Census site and Wikipedia to give you a complete picture. Did you know? 12.5 percent of Americans relocated in 2013. Two-thirds of [...]

By | November 6th, 2014|