Here’s What Really Happens When Movers Damage Your Furniture


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The moving industry has a dirty secret, the truth is that the state requirements surrounding claims are not designed to protect you. If you’re dealing with an experienced and professional mover, they should take measures to prevent your belongings from being damaged. But let’s be honest, things happen. If lamp drops, a wall is scratched, or a piece of furniture is dinged most movers use the law in order to ensure that you’re never fairly reimbursed for their mistakes.

They don’t have to fairly reimburse you for damages that they cause

If your mover drops a designer lamp and it shatters, you’d think that they would be obligated to provide you market value for the lamp right? Nope! Movers in the state of Texas are required to provide you with a settlement that is measured by the weight of the item, not the value. The state requires that in the event of a damage movers are required to provide 0.60 per pound per item. What that means is that if your lamp weighs 8 pounds, your movers would only be required to give you $4.80 after destroying it.

They’re not required to get back to you in a timely fashion

On top of not having to rectify their error by giving you what you deserve for your damaged belongings, they don’t even have to respond to you in a reasonable amount of time. According to state requirements, you’ve got 90 days to file a claim with your moving company, which provides you with plenty of time to unpack and inspect all of your belongings. However, your movers have up to 20 days before they are required to even acknowledge your claim and a whopping 90 days to either deny or make a settlement offer. Pretty crazy huh!

If they’re illegal movers they could leave you in the dust

The moving industry is riddled with illegal companies that pop up overnight and begin operating without a license. Often, these companies have fake addresses and even phone numbers that are mysteriously disconnected when a client whose belongings have been damaged tries to get back in contact with them. You could be left with damaged items and no way of tracking them down. Or even scarier, they could load your belongings into the truck and disappear with it all. Before you book, search the company’s name on the TxDMV Truckstop app. If they are verified movers, their credentials will show. If not, you should think twice before booking with them.

How does 3 Men Movers do things differently?

1. We use our expertise to prevent damages from occurring

Our damage claim rate is pretty impressive, under 2% (not to brag); which isn’t easy to maintain considering that we handle up to 2,800 moves during our peak months. 3MM crews take great measures to prevent damages including wrapping your furniture with shrink wrap and blankets to keep it protected, pack your belongings tightly in the back of the truck to prevent the items from shifting, we take care when we are loading/unloading to prevent furniture from scratching your walls, and our crews even roll out a blue carpet to protect your floors!

2. If something goes wrong, we’ll be here to make it right

For the 2% of clients that do experience a damage during a move, we go above and beyond to do everything that we can to make the situation right. We believe in accountability and every one of our clients has a number to call and a person to talk to in the event of something going wrong. In fact, the person that you would be speaking to is our Claims Manager Norma! She responds to all claims within a week, and she does everything in her power to ensure that each client’s belongings are either fixed or replaced.

In Conclusion

At 3 Men Movers, we understand that your belongings are more than just material possessions; they’re your memories and should be respected as such. However, there are many moving companies out there that abide by the state requirements and will not go out of there way to make things right. Be careful who you book with and choose a mover who’s on your side!


13 Things That You Need To Know Before Moving To Austin


Yes, Austin is weird, but there’s a lot more to the city than that. It has a culture all its own, which is why we’re breaking down 13 things that you may not know now but you should before moving to the 512!

Austin was never meant to grow as much as it has

According to 2016 stats released by the US Census, there are around 49 new residents added to the city every day. To put that into perspective, Houston receives about 51 new residents a day but it’s twice the size of Austin. The influx of new residents paired with the lack of space has caused the city to experience growing pains that can seriously affect your day to day life, like the ever-present traffic on I-35.

Live music every day is still alive and well

Although many locals will tell you that Austin is a completely different city than it was 10 years ago (thanks to the constant stream of transplants), one thing that hasn’t changed is that Austin is still the live music capital of the world. Publications like Do512 and the Austin Chronicle are great resources to find live music any night of the week and Austin also hosts legendary festivals like SXSW and ACL each year.

You’ll have natural wonders right in your backyard

Barton Creek Greenbelt (located around 6 miles from Austin’s city center) is a local favorite for hiking, biking, and swimming. However, an insider tip is that Barton Springs Pool doesn’t always have water, so it’s important to enjoy it during the summer months. Other noteworthy natural wonders around are the beautiful Longhorn Caverns and the stunning waterfall and swimming pool located at Hamilton Pool.

Austin is extremely eco-friendly

Ain’t nobody got time for excess environmental waste in Austin! But seriously, the city takes its commitment to reducing its footprint very seriously. Officials even passed a plastic bag ban in 2013 and made a zero waste pledge to be achieved by 2040.

You’ll need a car to get around

Like the rest of Texas, you’ll need a car in Austin due to the unfortunate lack of public transportation. However, Austin is extremely biker friendly which is a great way to get around if you’re not going far. The city’s Bicycle Master Plan, adopted in 2014, ushered in efforts to further expand bike lanes across Austin.

The unemployment and poverty rates are lower than the national average

Austin’s unemployment and poverty rates stack up pretty well when you compare them to the national averages. The percentage of residents living below the poverty level is 11.7%, significantly lower than the national average of 14.5%. The unemployment level is 3.0% as of July of 2017, just below the US average of 4.4%. Unfortunately, while more people have jobs, the average household income in Austin is $55,216, slightly lower than the national average of $56,516.

The city is awesome for young professionals

The combination of an awesome nightlife and music scene, a healthy job market, and access to outdoor activities makes Austin very desirable for young professionals. More than 40% of the population is between 18-44 and the median age of the city is around 33.

There may not be pro sports in Austin but the Longhorns rule the city

In many ways, Austin is a college town. The UT campus sits in the center of the city and game days are quite the production and traffic tends to reflect that. However, even if you don’t have seats, the bars are a great place to watch the game.

It’s not very diverse

While the city is very young, it isn’t as diverse as other major Texas cities like Houston and San Antonio with more than half of the population being white. If diversity is a must for you, this is going to be a trade-off.

6th Street isn’t where you’ll find the locals after hours

While 6th street is an attraction that you should definitely witness at least once, the majority of people that frequent 6th on nights out are usually tourists or college students. If you want to skip the pandemonium and hang with the locals check out the bars on Rainey Street, East Austin, and 2nd Street.

It’s a mecca for the liberals of the state

One of the most interesting things about Austin that even though it’s the state capital, it’s a blue dot in a red state. Texas has voted Republican since the 70’s but remains majority democratic and is known for its liberal nature.

There are always new spots to check out

The upside to the Austin constantly shedding its skin is that there’s always a new eatery or bar to check out. Just by doing a quick search on Yelp we found about 40 restaurants that are in Yelp’s “hot and new” category.

It’s hot, like really (really) hot

You’re probably expecting the heat, but let’s be honest this is Texas. However, what you really need to prepare for is the combination of the heat and the humidity. During the dog days of summer, the average temperature fluctuates from 95-99 degrees paired with a lot of moisture in the air…not fun. But on the plus side, you’ve got plenty of swimming holes like Barton Springs and McKinney Falls to cool off in!

In Conclusion

As you can see, there’s a lot to love about Austin. From the tech presence, to outdoor activities, and live music; it has so much to offer. We hope our insider tips have helped you learn a little more about the city if you’re planning to move or even if you’re just planning to visit!

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10 Moving Apps To Get (& Keep) Your Move on Track


You’ve got an app to wake you up in the morning, an app to help you keep appointments, but what you may not know is that there are apps that help you plan and remain organized throughout your move. As your resident moving experts, we thought we’d do some digging and give you the scoop on the best 10 apps to keep your move smooth and uneventful (re: the dream move).

Phase 1: Finding a new home

You can’t move unless you’ve got somewhere to go so the first step when planning a move is deciding where you’re going to be moving to. Unlike the old days, all you need to do is type in the zip code that you’re interested in and browse away!

Best Apps

  • Zillow: if you’re looking to purchase or rent a home this is a great place to start your search. Along with viewing the prices of homes you can look through photos of the exterior and interior, video walkthroughs, when the home was built, details on the make of the property, and information on the neighborhood it’s located in.

  • Apartments.com: hunting for an apartment is much easier when you utilize tools like Apartments. You can sort apartments based on neighborhood, price, and even the proximity to your office. A pro tip is to screenshot the price of the apartment before you view it in person. Rates for apartments are known to change regularly but many apartments will honor the rate that it was listed for when you online if you have documentation.

Phase 2: De-cluttering

One inevitable thing that happens every time you pack up your home is rediscovering all of the stuff in your house that you haven’t used for ages, or boxes that never managed to unpack after your last move. Take the time to purge before your move, instead of hauling stuff to your new home that you don’t use or want anymore. If you haven’t used it in 6 months, let it go!

Best Apps

  • LetGo: this is a no-fuss app that does exactly what the name claims to, it helps you let go of things that you don’t want to haul to your new home whether that’s furniture, clothing, or even old electronics.

  • VarageSale: while it has a similar setup, VarageSale helps you sell items within your community and is linked to your Facebook account which may add a level of security and comfort for you. Once you join a community you can post the items that you want to sell. Since it is community-based, most buyers will actually arrange to meet you at your home or at an agreed upon location to pick up their items.

Phase 3: Packing

Being properly packed doesn’t just mean getting all of your belongings into boxes.You need to keep tabs on what belongings are in what boxes and where your movers need to place them when they start unloading. Trust us, if you don’t document the process you’ll end up digging through 20 boxes just to find the coffeemaker.

Best Apps

  • Sortly: one of the coolest features on this app is their visual inventory lists. Instead of writing the contents of your boxes out on paper, you take photos of the items as you pack them, add them to a visual list, and print a QR code that you apply to each fully packed box. When you get to your new home, there’s no guessing what’s inside. Just scan the QR code and you can view everything in it.

  • MagicPlan: this app allows you to create a floor plan and map out how you want to organize your new space. This is a particularly great tool if your sizing down and you aren’t sure how your current furniture will fit into your new place. Once you know where your furniture is going to go, you can put a label or sticky notes on each item so that your movers know exactly where to place it when they begin unloading.

Phase 4: Finding a mover

When choosing a mover, you’re deciding who you’re going to let into your home and handle your belongings so it’s important to choose wisely.

Best Apps:

  • Yelp: you’re probably already using this app to find new eateries but Yelp is also a great resource for locating local moving companies. While you’re reading through customer reviews, make sure to expand each review and read the responses that the owners leave. This helps you find out whether or not your movers will be there for you in case if issues do arise.

  • Truckstop: hiring unlicensed movers puts your home and your belongings at risk. After you find a company that you want to reach out to, use the Truckstop app to ensure that they have a valid license before trusting them. All movers in Texas are required to list their DMV number on their website (it’s usually in the footer of the site) and on their trucks. Once you search their number you’ll be able to see whether or not they are compliant with DMV regulations.

Phase 5: Settling in

Now that you’ve gotten through finding a new place, preparing for your move, and moving your belongings into your home all that’s left to do is settle in and make your new house feel like home.

  • HomeAdvisor: this app makes it easy to find professionals that can help you add finishing touches to your home after you move in. You can find vendors that can help you re-paint walls, fix plumbing issues, or to help you re-vamp your landscaping.

  • NextDoor: moving to a new neighborhood is a lot like your first day at a new school. You’re shy, you don’t really know how to get around, and it can feel pretty daunting. NextDoor makes being the new kid on the block a lot easier. You can join neighborhood forums to ask for advice on local home service vendors, get the low-down on neighborhood events, and even ask your neighbors about how to stay safe in the area.

In Conclusion

Technology is woven into nearly every facet of our lives, so why should it be any different when it comes to your move? Take advantage of these apps during each phase of your move and we guarantee it’ll be your easiest move yet!


Packing tape | Tape for packing test | What tape is the best for packing? | 3 Men Movers


Editor’s Note: This content was originally published on on 10-20-17. We updated and republished it on 7-2-19 to make it even better and more informative!

You have your Houston movers booked, and you are super excited about your brand new place! Now all that is left to do is the dreaded packing. Nobody loves packing, but it gets even worse when you don’t have the best packing supplies to make the process go smoother. You might have never considered this before, but did you know the type of tape you use makes a difference?

Packing tape should not be difficult. Find out what tape stands up to the test and comes out as true champion! Not all tape is created equal and you can clearly see what in this video! This video will also help you learn how to properly tape a box for moving!

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So What Tape Is Best For Packing?

Paper tape blows away the competition for the reasons below:

  • You can write on it with Sharpie, and the ink won’t smudge.
  • It rips easily so you won’t need scissors every time you finish taping a box.
  • It’s easy to find the end of the tape so you aren’t wasting precious time constantly searching for it.

Moving is already stressful enough–why compound it with additional, useless stress over packing? This Houston moving company knows what we are talking about because we have been in the business of moving people since 1985. Visit our website to find additional packing tips or if you decide you’d rather just bypass the packing altogether, you can hire our professional packers to do the job for you. Happy Packing!


5 Frequently Asked Moving Questions




Our goal is to make each phase of your move as easy as possible. While every move is unique, there are frequently asked questions that come up on nearly every call receive, so we decided to compile a short Q&A to help answer your pressing questions!

Q: How much is my move going to cost?

A: The cost of each move is determined by two factors: the hourly rate and the trip charge. We can tell you exactly how much your trip charge is using your starting and ending addresses; this cost covers your crew getting to your location and back to our office. Our hourly rates vary by day of the week as we do have midweek specials but we’re more than happy to break down the varying rates for you, just fill out our form to receive your quote.

Q: How long is my move going to take?

A: Every move is different. The length of your move is affected by the amount of belongings that you have, whether or not you are fully packed and ready to go, and the amount of traffic in between your locations. To better control the length of your move ensure that you are boxed when your crew arrives – you’d be amazed how much time you can save with this simple step!

Q: Do I have to tip my movers?

A: The most important thing that you should know about tipping your movers is that tipping is completely up to you. On average most customers tip our movers $10-$30 per mover and either hand their tip to the crew leader, give it to each individual, or ask that it be put on their credit card when paying their final bill (whichever they feel most comfortable with). You should also know that one of the highest forms of flattery for our crews is providing them with a positive review!

Q: Is my furniture going to be protected?

A: All of our moving crews arrive at your home with everything needed to keep your belongings protected throughout the process of moving. Our experts will wrap your belongings with blankets, shrink wrap, and pack/strap your items tightly so that your items don’t shift during the transit process (which is when the majority of damage occurs).

Q: What if there are damages?

A: Although our trained professionals will do everything in their power to prevent any damage to your belongings you can rest assured that if there is damage our claims department will work with you to either repair or replace your damaged items. Our customer service team is here 7 days a week to support you.

In conclusion

Please keep in mind that these are 3 Men Movers policies and not industry standards. If you do have further questions regarding your upcoming move please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


What Do You Do With Boxes After Moving?




For those who have curbside recycling, disposing of boxes after a move is easy, for others it’s a little more labor intensive but well worth it. Recycling one ton of cardboard can save up to 1,944 square feet of space in a landfill. To make the process as pain-free and environmentally friendly as possible we’re giving you three easy alternatives to throwing your boxes away.

Drive them to a local recycling facility

The most popular method is to drop your boxes off at a local recycling facility after you finish the process of unpacking. In order to maximize space in your vehicle break your boxes down as you unpack and stack them in your vehicle.

If you have your used boxes ready for recycling at the end of your move another option is to ask your movers to drop them off at your local recycling facility or at their facility if they recycle boxes at their headquarters. We’re proud to offer box recycling as one of our green initiatives at 3 Men Movers! Just be sure to ask your movers about the process beforehand and if you are having them drive to a facility know that you may incur a fee for the extra stop.

Donate them to a local charity

Charities routinely make supply deliveries and you may be able to break your boxes down and take them to a local organization. Just be sure that the boxes you drop off are in good condition!

Give them to a friend or neighbor

Our final option to give your boxes a new life is to give them to a friend, neighbor, or coworker that has an upcoming move. If none of your contacts are moving you could make a listing on NextDoor, which connects you to residents of your community and see if anyone in your area needs them.

In conclusion

Not only is recycling your boxes better for the environment, you’ll also have a lot more space in your home without boxes cluttering your rooms so it’s a win-win!

If you do choose to donate your boxes ensure that you also pass along the message to reuse or recycle your boxes after they’re done utilizing them!


How To Move On After Moving In




After moving it’s easy to feel like there’s no place like your old home. If you’re feeling a homesick after moving into your new home we’ve compiled four easy tips to settle into your new place!

Unpack ASAP

The easiest way to make your new home feel like home is to fill it with all of your belongings. There’s a lot to do after a move but this step is crucial to getting settled in. It also eliminates the chance that you’ll leave boxes unpacked for months on end.

Go exploring

Getting to know a new area is a huge plus of moving. Try out the eateries, visit the parks, and get acquainted with your new neighborhood!

Update your address

While you’re taking care of business go ahead and update your address on your credit cards, monthly subscriptions, license, and fill out a change of address with UPS.

Have dinner at home

One thing that can really make your new place feel like home is sitting down for dinner. If you’ve finished setting things up you can whip up a meal in your new kitchen and if not you can always order in and test out one of your new local delivery spots!

Knock on your neighbor’s door

Getting to know your neighbors is great for several reasons. Firstly it’s always great to have a friend nearby. But, even if you don’t become besties with your neighbor being on good terms comes in handy if you need someone to check on your house if there’s suspicious activity, pick up packages and mail when you’re out of town, or tell you about local spots and service providers!

In conclusion

It may seem daunting to call another place home especially if it’s your first time moving or if you’ve been at one residence for a lengthy period of time. But settling into a new place is far from impossible as long as you keep an open mind and follow our easy guide!


How To Move A Mattress




While the idea of having to move your bulky mattress may seem impossible we’re here to make it easy. As long as you make the right preparations, moving the large items in your home is nothing to stress about. Keep reading for 3 easy steps to move your mattress!

Rent a box truck

We do not recommend that you try to move your mattress with an average sized vehicle or even a truck. Attempting to strap cargo onto a car with no experience is extremely dangerous for you and other drivers. You can rent a truck in most states for around $20 a day and this route is much safer.

Purchase a mattress cover

Covering your mattress is going to keep it clean and damage free during your move. Many other people have used your rental truck before you, you’re going to want to ensure that it isn’t exposed to any dirt/contaminants while also preventing any snags or tears. You can pick these up from your local home improvement store or you can order one online from sellers like Amazon.

Load it into your truck with the help of a friend

You’re going to need the help of at least one other person to load your mattress into your new place. If you’re moving your entire home, we recommend putting your mattress in the truck before your bed so that once you arrive at your new place you can unload and set up the bed first and then bring your mattress in and set it on top!

In conclusion

Moving a mattress is a pretty simple process but our expert recommendations are to protect it with a mattress bag and to forgo the idea of moving it without a truck. If you want more pro tips on how to properly load a moving truck check out our guide!


Do I Have To Tip My Movers?




We’ve all been there. That awkward moment when you’re paying the bill for a service and you don’t know whether or not you should leave a tip or not. This happens frequently in the moving industry as most of us only move once every five years, which is why we’re providing you with a few tips on tipping!

Am I required to tip my movers?

You are not required to tip movers. As with any industry, tipping is never mandatory and you should never feel obligated.

How much should I tip my movers?

As a standard, most customers tip around 10%-15% of their final bill or $10-$30 per mover. But, always know that the amount that you choose to tip is completely up to you. If you want to tip more or less you have the power!

Should I tip in cash or by card?

You’re also probably wondering whether you should give a cash tip or tip by credit card. Either is appreciated, but cash tips are typically preferable, because it’s easy to distribute amongst the team.

Who should I give the tip to?

You may also be wondering who to give the tip to at the end of your move. Our crews consist of a crew leader and two helpers. Depending on what you feel comfortable with you can give each crew member their individual portion of the tip or you can give the tip to the crew leader to divide later.

What if I can’t tip them?

If you can’t tip your movers one of the best ways to say thank you is through writing a review on platforms like Yelp, Facebook, Angie’s List, or BBB. Why? Because then other potential customers will request your mover by name.

In conclusion

Tipping is nothing to stress about. Just know that the amount and whether or not you leave a tip at all is completely in your hands. To complete the package of figuring out how much money to set aside for your coming move, we’ve also created a guide for controlling the length of your move and the cost of your final bill!


How To Save Your Belongings After A Flood




Experiencing a flooded home is truly devastating. The amount of items that are salvageable will depend on the amount of water that enters your home and where your belongings are located. Although it is heartbreaking, if your items were exposed to substantial water they will most likely have to be thrown out. Our recommendation to save the belongings that haven’t been damaged is to move them into storage.

Report the damage to your insurance company first

Before you start preparing to move into your storage unit you should ensure that you take photographs of the damage before anything is moved or altered and call your insurance company.

Move undamaged items to a dry, safe space

Until you can get all of your belongings moved into storage ensure that they’re in a dry space. Possibly a second story, garage, or even outside if you have nowhere else to move them. Once exposed to water, the majority of your items will not be salvageable. Over time, wet items can grow mold and mildew making your living environment unsafe.

Work out all of the details for your storage unit beforehand

Make sure that you have everything worked out before the day that you need to move into your storage unit. This includes paying for your first month of rent and setup fees, getting the key and lock to your unit, and if possible visiting and opening up your unit so that you know where it is. A few more tips are to act fast on booking your unit if there has been a flood. Capacity will probably be running low due to others with flooded homes needing storage. You should also verify that the unit that the building your unit is in hasn’t flooded.

Do not pack perishables, plants, or valuables

When you begin to pack your items ensure that you aren’t packing any of the items listed above. Do not pack perishables even if they are in sealed packages. Plants are also a no due to the fact that they could bring insects into your unit. Valuables like cash, important documents, or jewelry should always be kept on your person for safety.

Ensure that all items are packaged and sealed

You should ensure that your belongings are ready to be transported to your unit. Everything except large items that cannot be packed should be boxed, sealed, and labeled. This will help keep your belongings safe while they’re in storage and it will also shorten the amount of time that you or your movers spend loading your truck and filling your storage unit.

In Conclusion

Recovering from a flood is no small feat but, if you take it step by step, it’s not impossible. Acting fast and remaining organized are key to ensuring that you save as many of your belongings as possible by getting them safely to storage.


What To Do If Your Car Floods


In the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, many in and around Houston have found themselves with flooded vehicles and no idea what to do. If you weren’t able to move your car in time and it flooded we are here to provide you with a step by step guide on what to do if your car floods and the best methods to try and reverse the damage.

1. Inspect the level of damage without turning the car on

Before going out to inspect your car ensure that the area is safe and that the water has drained from the street or area that was flooded. When you go out to inspect the level of water damage to the car it’s important that you don’t turn your car on. If water has reached the engine, turning the car could damage the car beyond repair.

2. Drain the car of water

Use buckets, a wet vac, and other tools to get the water out your vehicle. Be sure to clean out any mud that entered the car and lay down towels to help soak up the remaining water. Remove the mats and lay them out to dry.

3. Check the oil dipstick and the air filter

If you see water droplets that’s a good sign that there is water in engine.

4. Call your insurance company

Once you’ve started the process of drying your car you need to call your insurance provider. Explain the extent of the damage and see what they will cover.

5. Have your car towed and inspected by a professional

Before starting your engine have your car towed to a mechanic so that they can check and engine and assess any damage that you may not be able to see from the outside of the vehicle.

In Conclusion

One of the most important things is to remain calm in this situation. Follow these steps and act proactively. Don’t automatically assume that all is lost, but we do recommend that you have a professional take a look at the car just in case!


How To Pack A Moving Truck Or Car Like A Pro


Planning to pack your own car, rental van, or moving truck for your next move? You’re in luck! We’ve been doing this every day for over thirty years and we’re sharing our expert advice on how to load your vehicle without damaging your belongings and while capitalizing on all of the space you have available.

#1 Put the Heaviest items on the bottom

Your first layer of items should be your heavy items like bulky pieces of furniture or boxes full of heavy items like books. The heaviest items must be layered at the bottom of vehicle to prevent them from damaging lighter items.

#2 Add your stackable items on the second layer

The second layer should consist of boxes that are of medium weight. They should also be able to stack evenly on top of your first layer.

#3 Put oddly shaped/lightweight items on your third layer

The top layer should consist of items that are lightweight and items that are oddly shaped and difficult to stack such as pieces of art, irons, and even decorative light fixtures. You’ll be able to fit them in using all of the remaining space that you have left without being bent, scratched, or broken.

#4 If you can, fill all open space

One of the tricks that we have learned is to fill all available space. Open space leads to shifting which can lead to damages. If you don’t have enough items to fill your vehicle you can also use straps from your local hardware store to secure your items.

In Conclusion

Packing your vehicle can feel like you’re playing a game of tetris but following our simple stacking pyramid will ensure that your items arrive in the same condition that they were in before your move.
An extra step to make the process even easier is to pack an essentials box with all of your must-haves for the first night in your home. Be sure to label it and pack it towards the end so that it’s not buried in your other boxes.