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Trusted Regina Moving Tips

Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier:

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials

Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things. You’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport a laptop, which could run the risk of getting stolen during a move.

2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin

This includes things like a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, select cookware, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, tools, etc. The clear bin allows you to see inside; it also separates itself from the myriad of cardboard boxes.

3. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap

Two birds, one stone: You’re packing your clothes and kitchenware at the same time.

4. For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks

5. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well

When you arrive at your new home, unpack BY ROOM. The unpacking process will feel more manageable.

And remember to label the SIDES of the boxes, not the tops. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked.

6. If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen

Put up a new shower curtain liner and stock some new bath towels and toilet paper, as well. You’ll want to take a hot shower after a long day of moving.

7. Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking

This is a great tip for traveling in general.

8. Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on

This will keep your toiletries from breaking and leaking all over your stuff during the move.

9. Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break

10. Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press’n Seal

Dresser drawers are like their own moving boxes — this will keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents.

It’ll also make moving the actual dresser much more manageable.

11. Press’n Seal is also great for keeping jewelry displays intact

12. Buy a roll of stretch wrap

It works like Press’n Seal but on a bigger scale. You can group items together, and it’ll protect your furniture from getting scuffed and scratched.

13. Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs

Tape the sandwich bags to the back of the item they correspond to.

ALSO: Use this method with the cords for your electronics

14. Beer boxes are the best for books because they have handles on the sides

So be sure to hit up your local liquor store.

15. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go

16. Cut down on boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you

Pack them with stuff! Use the wheeled suitcases for heavy things like books.

17. The fastest way to pack a closet:

This also keeps your clothes on their hangers, for much faster unpacking.

18. Vacuum seal your out-of-season clothing

Not only will they take up less space and be a breeze to pack, but they can go directly into storage in the new home.

19. Along with food and alcohol, give your friends who help you move first dibs on anything you originally planned to sell or donate

It’s just an extra perk, since you won’t be paying them.

20. Make sure everything is completely packed before your friends show up to help you move

 

 

  

Two Small Men with Big Hearts Trusted Regina movers tip on moving your office space

Two Small Men With Big Hearts Movers in Regina don't just move your stuff, they move your life. Your heirlooms, memories, and cherished belongings are what make a house or apartment truly a home. This isn’t just “stuff” to you and it's not to them either.. Whether you’re planning to move across the street or across the country, Two Small Men With Big Hearts Regina Movers would be honoured to earn your business.

Two Small Men with Big Hearts are Trusted Regina Movers

 

Here they share a tip on moving your office space:

One of the difficulties of packing an office, whether it is your home workstation or an entire business, is that you likely need to keep working throughout at least some portion of the process. Try these tips from Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. for packing your office while maintaining productivity.

Remove Decorative Components

 

Decorative items such as paintings, posters, or small statues may be taken down and packed first. While these items make the office a pleasant place to work, they play no role in actual functionality.

Organizing the Files

 

In most modern offices, the contents of the filing cabinets exist primarily for record keeping, as opposed to day-to-day productivity. Gather filing boxes and transfer the contents of the cabinets to these boxes. Make sure to clearly label what cabinets the files have come from and what files are inside the box to make the unpacking process easier.

Boxing up Books

 

Books fall into a similar category as files. While they may sometimes be used for reference, your office likely doesn’t turn to them every day. Pack books early into small boxes to keep the weight limited. Bookshelves can be taken apart and packed at the same time as books.

 

 

Moving Computers and Other Technology

 

Other than your desk and chair, your computer, the office printer, and your phone are likely to be the last things you pack up before a move. The first thing to do before packing up your computer is to back up all data. After that, technology should be carefully packed, ideally in its original boxes with appropriate padding and protection.

Packing Your Desk Contents

 

Your desk and chair will likely be some of the last things to get packed, but the contents of your desk can largely be stored away in the middle of the packing process. Leave yourself with just the essentials – a few pens, a stapler, and a notepad – and pack or donate the rest. Most of your work is likely done on a computer anyway.

Desks and Chairs

 

Finally, your desk and chair should be packed. Be careful of desk components such as a glass top layer that may need extra protection during the packing process. Responsible movers like the professionals at Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. will use furniture pads to cushion desk pieces during the move to prevent damage.

 

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2 Small Men With Big Hearts Trusted Regina Movers pass a Moving mystery shop

Being a Trusted Partner on the Regina directory comes with a lot of responsibility...no other directory, advertising medium or ' watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them...most  rely on the consumers to provide ratings..which are all unverified and un qualified. Trusted is different because the Trusted Regina businesses become Partners...and we promote the mantra that 'only together are we Trusted" ..we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does.

Trusted then enters into a contract, where the partners sign to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees and to ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where we mystery shop a minimum of 10% of our Trusted Partners on an annual basis... we get our mystery shoppers to fillout a report to tell us about the experience....

 

 

Two Small Men With Big Hearts in Regina don't just move your stuff, they move your life. Your heirlooms, memories, and cherished belongings are what make a house or apartment truly a home. This isn’t just “stuff” to you and it's not to them either.. Two Small Men with Big Hearts are Trusted Regina Movers

TRUSTED COMPANY: 2 Small Men With Big Hearts 

Date: March 2014 

 

MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST:

 

1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered? My call was answered politely and the information I was given was very helpful. When I went to the office I was greeted and payment was handled easily and quickly. 

 

2. If retail: Appearance of the store / staff and showroom? No show room, small office, needs to be tidied up slightly. Otherwise, fine 

 

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff? Staff during move were very good. Worked very efficiently and were very careful with my personal belongings 

 

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear? Quote was given over the phone, with choices. We estimated a time for the move and were within the time frame given. So total cost was well within the estimated quote!!! 

 

5. Did they ask where you found them? I was not asked where or how I found out about the company. 

 

6. Overall experience 1-10.  I would give my experience a 10 out of 10 

 

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends? Yes I would recommend this company to a friend, and in the future I would hire them again 

 

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why? Both of the movers, Gord and Arnold worked very well, and very well together to get the move done within the allotted time. 

 

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process?

I would recommend this company to a friend, and in the future I would hire them again.

 

Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company

I will, and have recommended this company. They were very easy to deal with when it came to booking a time and date for my move. I was able to convey the approximate amount of personal items to move and a time line was created. From there everything went very smoothly. I was extremely happy with the move and if I need to hire a mover again, I will give them the business again. 

What a great Mystery Shop!!! Yet again showing you deserve the Thumbs Up from www.trustedregina.com 

 

 

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This months Trusted Partners are :

* Mark from Two Small Men With Big Hearts- Trusted Regina Movers are giving a $100 Gift Certificate

* Emerald Park Homes - Trusted Regina Home builder - prize is a Golf Package for 2 at Aspen links golf course.

Trusted REGINA share a tip on the big debate .. CARDBOARD BOXES vs Eco Friendly Boxes for Moving!

 

Cardbored?: Using Eco Friendly Moving Boxes vs Cardboard 

People move. Once every five years, on average, we gather every single thing we own and we pack it up, transport it and unpack it somewhere else, making home in a new place. The status quo as you read this, is to do all that packing and transporting with cardboard boxes. Whether you find them behind a liquor store or buy them brand new, it’s a disposable paper product, that sooner, rather than later, ends up as waste. (yes yes, they can be recycled, but just wait, it’s not so simple. we’ll address this directly in a future post.)

Try sourcing Eco Friendly Boxes  take sturdy, stackable plastic boxes and rent them out in whichever quantity and for whatever duration is required to make the move. So what’s the difference? It’s simple: reuse. 400 times !!! Cardboard averages just less than two uses, and is virtually useless after 5 or, at best, 10 times around the block. But hey, it’s also obvious that plastic requires way more energy to produce than a good old flimsy cardboard job. Bingo, 100% correct. It takes approximately 8x more energy to produce an eco box than it would to produce a cardboard box of equivalent capacity. What that number means is that once an eco box has been used eight times, every additional use does not require the input of additional material resources. There's 392 uses left to go and 392 cardboard boxes that don't need to be made.

So to be clear, we’re not saying everyone should buy ECO moving boxes nd keep their own in their garage. They may reuse them a few times, but that would have a higher impact than owning some cardboard. The idea is that you take a durable product and facilitate its shared use as moving boxes by the community at large. So what’s the actual impact of cardboard? And what do we save by using eco friendly moving boxes? We’ll talk about what we’ve done so far in the last three years, but we’ll also visualize the bigger picture too, what impact it will have when Eco Boxes becomes status quo. So far, since one eco box suppplier (FrogBox moving boxes) currently in circulation have been used over 250,000 times. This means 223 Metric Tonnes of cardboard were not used. And 587 MTCE (Metric Tonnes Carbon Equivalent) avoided in waste and production...for example packing tape,  the tape that holds those boxes together accounts for an uncertain but more toxic portion of the footprint of the box and cannot be recycled.

And so what does that 587 MTCE (CO2) number mean?

◦ It’s equivalent to one car driving 1,920,000 kilometers (which is five one way trips to the moon [or two and a half round trips, but that leaves you stuck on the moon, and also, what road are you driving on?])!

◦ Which is the same as 60 cars doing 32,000 kms.

◦ Or 190 individual people not flying to New York from Vancouver (planes use a lot of fuel).

◦ Or powering 73 avg North American homes for a whole year!

Small potatoes? Yeah, we’re not the big fry yet, but so that’s where things look interesting. 55 million people move every year in the USA and Canada and that means 1.9 billion boxes and as much as 271,662 MTCE assuming all cardboard boxes are actually used twice (another future post in the works here). And just to toot the horn: let’s mention that FrogBox moving boxes are strong, sport a waterproof tub design (lids attached!), have handles and don’t need to be taped together or broken down when you’re done.

Which all, ahem, saves you time. Time is still important too, right?.

 

 

 

 

 

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