Moving is probably the last thing you want to do when temperatures start to fall. Though, there are some good reasons to plan a move when the leaves begin to turn, so we’ve compiled a list of reasons why moving in the winter can be beneficial to you.
While there is probably no such thing as a completely stress-free moving day, here are some tips to hopefully make it not as stressful. Continue reading
It is May, National Moving Month. The month that begins the busiest relocation season of the year. If you are one of the millions in the United States about to move this summer, you need a move plan. Some people are naturals at managing a huge pile of tasks. For them organizing a move does not feel like an overwhelming challenge, but most of us could use a bit of help with the planning especially movers in St Louis who are moving for the very first time.
McGuire Moving & Storage makes it our business to assist movers in St Louis with their move plan. There are so many things to consider. The mountain of tasks can seem overwhelming and add to stress levels if you don’t have a plan. Where do you begin?
Luckily there is a methodical way to go about spreading tasks out over weeks and even months so you can comfortably deal with each consideration along the way. We like to help you think of the things that need to be done and then help you with the timing of the tasks so that on moving day, you feel calm and ready to make your move. As a Prime Arpin Agent, we encourage you to check out this handy Arpin Moving Planner. It is a fabulous guide through the move process using a timeline leading up to your St Louis move. You can print the plan out and begin checking things off and taking notes. You will soon discover just how manageable the whole move can be.
Of course if you have any questions or concerns about any part of your move process, we are here to help and will guide you as best we can. We can lend our knowledge and experience to take the stress out of your move. As our movers in St Louis work through all the move preparations and then the actual relocation, the McGuire Moving & Storage team wish you a pleasant and relaxing experience every step of the way.
Recent movers in St Louis might appreciate knowing that April 13-19, 2014 is recognized this year as National Library Week. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1958. According to the ALA, “It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.”
McGuire Moving & Storage would like to inspire our recent movers in St Louis to visit their local libraries within their new communities. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library®.” We couldn’t agree more. Libraries are hubs for community members sharing a love of books and knowledge. What a great way for movers in St Louis to make new connections within their community. Libraries hold many events for children and adults alike. Events such as book groups, story time for children, informative topic evenings, etc. Obviously your local library is the perfect place to enrich your love for reading but also may be the perfect place to make new friends and get involved.
To find the library nearest you and obtain more information on National Library Week, we encourage you to visit @ Your Library; The Campaign for America’s Libraries. Once the boxes are unpacked and you have created all your new perfect spaces in your new home, why not curl up with a good book-a true housewarming gift.
McGuire Moving & Storage wishes our movers in St Louis a joyful National Library Week. We hope you find your new library soon!
At McGuire Moving & Storage, we are always looking for ways to help our movers in St Louis to keep their total move costs down. We know that moving your lifelong belongings long distance can really add up. Last week we shared about our Move Discounts for Seniors 50 + moving long distance. We also provide Veteran discounts on long distance moves for our movers in St Louis.
McGuire Moving & Storage participates in the Arpin Van Lines’ Veterans’ Program. The Veterans’ Program is designed speciﬁcally for those who proudly served our country. This program provides for complimentary products and services, as well as special discounts on long distance moving for movers in St Louis including:
- A reduction of 20% off of any full valuation declaration.
- A mini packing kit of up to 15 various size packing boxes (not to include mattress boxes), plus a roll of tape.
- Guaranteed pickup and delivery dates—subject to a 4,000 pound minimum shipment weight.
- If storage-in-transit needed, 1 free day for every 2 days paid (excluding the ﬁrst-day charges)
In order to qualify for the Veterans’ Program, one member of the customer’s household must have served in a branch of the U.S. Military or the U.S. National Guard. A retired Military ID, Form DD214, or a membership card in a military veterans’ organization must be furnished as veriﬁcation and provided to the agent prior to the signing of an Order for Service.
Taking advantage of our Veteran’s Program if it applies to you, can save you a substantial amount on your long distance moving costs. We are proud of and look forward to serving our US Veterans. If you have any questions or are ready to take advantage of our Veteran’s Program, simple contact us.
Check back next week as McGuire Moving & Storage continues with ways movers in St Louis can save on moving costs.
Here we are in the middle of the warmest month of the year. It’s a hot July. Movers in St Louis are looking for ways to keep cool and calm as they prepare and carry out their St Louis move. We here at McGuire Moving & Storage do not have control of the weather, but we would like to offer a time out from the heat of the day to offer some COOL moving facts with our movers in St Louis.
Fact #1-The moving industry took hold in the 1800s surrounding the expansion of the railroad system. The first specialized horse drawn moving wagons were introduced at the turn of the century.
Fact #2-Hiring a local moving company to handle your move can cost less than renting a truck and moving yourself. At McGuire Moving & Storage, we cover labor, packing, insurance and transportation including gas and tolls. It really adds up when you cover the entire moving process yourself.
Fact #3-According to the US Census Bureau, the average American will move 11.7 times over a life-time. We are proud to report that many of our customers choose us again and again for their moving and storage needs.
Fact #4-43 million Americans move each year. That is the same number of people that enjoyed camping in 2011. That is a lot of movers and campers! Are you camping this summer to stay cool?
Fact #5 According to the Employee Relocation Council, moving is the third most stressful life event following death of a loved one and divorce. At McGuire Moving & Storage, we feel that it doesn’t have to be. We pride ourselves on delivering a stress-free move.
Fact #6-Ok, this one is not a moving fact but we just had to include it! In 1984 President Reagan announced July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. Movers in St Louis, why not take a cool break from all things moving and enjoy an ice cream?
At McGuire Moving & Storage we are dedicated to providing all the support and resources our movers in St Louis need to ensure you keep your cool during your move. Enjoy that ice cream!