Moving Tip 58 | 3 Men Movers | Helpful Moving Tips | Preparing for your Move


Moving Tip Number 58! 3 Men Movers is helping your moving process be as simple as possible. This tip is about being prepared for your movers before they get to your place. Learn how having everything in a proper place helps you save money. Stay tuned for more moving tips and visit 3MenMovers.com for even more tips and tricks!

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I’m here with your tip 58 on how to have a stress free move

That tip is to be packed and ready to go

This is several things:

Number One when the guys get there they can immediately go to work

Number Two they are not having to move things out of they way to get to bigger objects and

Number Three they are not having to scoot around and possibly trip over anything that you have.

So be ready to go they will get you moved in a hurry!

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Moving Tip 82 | 3 Men Movers | Helpful Moving Tips | Preparing for your Move


Moving Tip Number 82 is Here! 3 Men Movers is helping your moving process be as simple as possible. Stay tuned for more moving tips and visit 3MenMovers.com for even more tips and tricks!

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Tip Number 82!

Don’t forget to label your boxes!

So when you move into your new home, you know exactly where everything is!

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How To Keep Your TV Safe During Your Move


Although they may be bulky, tv’s are extremely fragile, and if the screen is damaged it’s nearly impossible to fix. We’re giving you three methods to help protect your tv during your move so you don’t have to miss out on binge watching your favorite shows!

Four ways to prevent your television from being damaged during your move

Put your tv in it’s original box during your move

This is a great way to keep your tv protected during your move (it’s also free which is a huge bonus). We recommend allowing your movers to shrink wrap your tv before putting it inside of the box, this will give it a little more protection without making it too bulky to fit inside the box like blankets would.

Purchase a tv box

You can search for a box that fits the dimensions of your tv, or you can purchase an adjustable tv box. You can find them at The Home Depot and Lowes. A TV box will usually run around $20, which may seem pricey for a box but it’s a small price to pay to keep such a high-value item safe when moving.

Protect your tv with blankets and shrink wrap

If you don’t have the original box that the tv came in or have time to purchase a tv box, have your movers wrap your tv in blankets and cover the blankets in shrink wrap. If your car is large enough you can ask the movers to load the television in and out of your car eliminating the risk of having it in the back of a moving truck with heavy boxes and furniture.

Always ensure that the cord isn’t pressing against the screen

If the cord is pressing against the tv after it has been wrapped or boxed you can cause a tear in your screen. Make sure that the cord is wrapped around the base or secured against the back of the tv to avoid damage.

In conclusion

If you don’t have the original box that your television came in, purchasing an adjustable box is a safe method to keep your tv protected during your move. While having the movers wrap your tv in blankets and shrink wrap isn’t the most fool-proof method if you’re in a pinch on move day that may be your best bet. Otherwise, take a look in your garage for the original tv box or purchase an adjustable box!


The Pros And Cons Of Moving During The Summer


Summer is without a doubt the busiest season for moving. However, moving during this time of year comes with positives and negatives. We’re going to give you both, along with a few helpful tips that will make moving in the summer a breeze!

The Pros

The real estate market is up during the summer

If you’re looking to sell your home, the summer is the perfect time to list. Making a profit from your current home will be essential to ensuring that you have an easy and budget-friendly summer move!

The timing aligns with the patterns of common life events

Many moves occur during summer because the timing corrolates with major life changes. Kids go on summer vacation, grads move from their college towns, newlyweds move in together because it’s wedding season, and so on.

The weather

If you live in an extremely cold climate, the summer is probably the best time of year for you to move. Trying to get settled into your new home while dealing with snow, ice, and chilly weather is no bueno.

The Cons (And How To Combat Them)

The rental market is at its peak during the summer

Unlike for sellers, the summer is not an ideal time to look for a new place if you’re renting. Because the demand is so high, apartments raise the rates on leases significantly.

Solution: Start looking for your apartment two months out

You will be able to put in your application as soon as tenants give their 60 days notice, or snag new apartments as soon as they go on the market. Depending on when you start looking you may be able to avoid peak summer rental prices.

Professional movers may be more expensive during the summer

Also due to the demand, the cost of moving fluctuates year round and is typically higher during the summer time. You’ll need to budget more if you want to hire pros to handle your summer move. If you’re on the fence on whether to hire movers consult our guide.

Solution: Be fully packed when your movers arrive

Even though rates for movers will likely be higher in the summer, the best way to keep your bill low is to be fully packed and ready to go when your movers arrive. Having loose items will only make your move slower and your final bill higher due to the fact that most movers have an hourly rate. If you need tips on packing, check out our handy guide!

The weather

If you live in a hot climate, like Texas, moving in the summer won’t provide you with any type of relief. Moving during the height of the summer gets pretty rough, especially when you’re moving during the afternoon when the heat is at its peak.

Solution: Stay hydrated, and move in the morning

The summer heat is a hard one to combat. The best that you can do is to stay hydrated and, if possible, start your move in the early morning so that you avoid the hottest part of the day.

In Conclusion

Moving in the summer has its pros and its cons. However, if you plan accordingly and are prepared for your move you can successfully combat the negative aspects and enjoy the positives!


10 Tips For An Easy PCS Move


A PCS (permanent change of station), comes with many benefits but it also comes with its own struggles if you aren’t prepared for it. If you’ve received orders that your family will have to relocate there’s no need to panic. Just follow our simple PCS moving guide for a smooth transition into your family’s next adventure! Do bear in mind that this guide is specific to those undergoing a CONUS (Continental United States) PCS move.

Decide if you want to have your move organized for you or if you want to do a PPM (personally procured move)

You will have the option of having the military organize and plan the move for you or taking the reigns and having more control over your move. There are benefits and downsides to both.

  • If you decide to have your move scheduled you request your pickup and drop off dates through your TO (transportation office). This method is less flexible to your personal schedule but alleviates the work of having find and schedule movers and packers yourself.

  • With a PPM (personally procured move) you can decide when the packers and movers come and go plus if you’re savvy and don’t end up using your entire budget you can even make a little money. For detailed steps on a PPM check out this handy guide!

Don’t accumulate more stuff before your move

Do not make the mistake of going shopping before your PCS move. Just don’t do it. You may be tempted to buy pieces for your new place or clothes to fit the climate that you are moving to but do yourself a favor and wait until you get there.

Go through the house and toss anything that you haven’t used recently

If there is something that you haven’t used in the past year and it doesn’t hold substantial sentimental value, toss it or donate it if possible. If you have a box that you still haven’t unpacked from your last move, definitely toss it. There’s no point in spending time, money, and effort packing and transporting things that you don’t need or want.

Document everything you own

Your phone is going to be your best friend. Take photos in each room and organize your pictures into folders by room. Photos are essential because unlike doing an itemized list you can also accurately document the condition of your belongings.

Set aside your essentials

Don’t pack up everything. Leave the essentials out so that you have them on hand, especially since your delivery might not occur right when you arrive. You’ll probably leave out your loungewear but keep out things like business clothes as well, in case you have a job interview after you arrive. You also want to set aside important documents, jewelry, a few toys if you have kids, and toiletries. Check out our blog on first night essentials for more ideas!

Begin the packing process

During the packing phase the most important thing is keeping your belongings organized. Ensure that your packers are putting items in groups depending on what they are, such as keeping all of the tools to make coffee together. Another huge step is labeling each box with detail. These little steps will make your unpacking process so much easier because you won’t have to root through boxes to find things.

If you have kids make sure to include them in the process

To kids, moving can be like the idea of having their world turned upside down. Sit down with them and explain where you’re moving and why it’s happening. Give them the opportunity to say goodbye to their friends and let them know that moving to a new place can be exciting and fun. After the move, make an effort to set up playdates and outings with neighbors.

How To Prepare Your Kids For A Move

Keep a detailed log of all your receipts and paperwork throughout the process

Make sure that you keep track of all of your receipts, invoices, and paperwork throughout the process. Whether that be digital or paper logs you don’t want to lose track of them.

Don’t put off unpacking once you arrive

One of the best things that you can do is to get settled in as quickly as possible. You’ll probably be tired by this point in the process but it will help your new place feel like home and it will lessen the chances that you end up leaving half of your boxes unpacked for months on end.

Make the most of your new neighborhood and home by doing fun things

Making the most of the exciting parts of moving will make the process so much easier. The first night you get to your new home try a local restaurant and plan out all of the things that you want to explore over your first weekend there.

In Conclusion

After receiving orders that you have to move, remaining organized is the key to an easy PCS move. After your move, focus on the positive aspects of moving to a new place and the promise that a fresh start holds.


Moving Out For The First Time | Moving Out Of Your Parents House | Happy Adulting


3 Men Movers explains what you need to look out for when moving out of your parents’ house. Simple tips and tricks to make your first few adulting steps easier.

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So you graduated you got a job now you’re ready to move out start adulating!

The first rule of adulting is budgeting. So before you figure out where you want to live you need to figure out how much of your monthly income is going to rent how much is gonna go to utilities. A good rule of thumb is to use twenty percent on rent and ten percent on utilities.

The best thing about having a roommate is that you have someone to split your rent your utilities and your food with which takes your cost of living way down. Plus, there’s always someone to hang out with.

Rent is due at the first of every month and if you forget to pay your rent your landlord can evict you, sue you and it can trash your credit.

The biggest expense when you’re moving out of your parents house for the first time having to buy furniture like a dining room table, chairs, couches, coffee table and your kitchenware.

One thing you also need to figure out is if you need to higher movers. If you have a lot of large bulky items it’s probably safer to hire professionals. If not, it can probably all fit in your car.

The first thing that you should do once you get into your new apartment is to take pictures of any pre-existing damage that way you make sure you get your security deposit back when you move out.

The best thing about moving out of your parents house is that you can do what you want when you want. You come home whenever you want, you can drink out of the milk carton and no ones there to tell you how to do laundry.

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The 3 Deadly Moving Sins – Things To Remember While Moving


Our insider guide on what mistakes to avoid while moving: 3 Deadly Moving Sins explained in 40 seconds. A quick guide on what people normally forget when they are moving and what to look out for.

We all want a stress free move but that’s not normally what happens. In order to avoid the stress and headache avoid these 3 deadly moving sins.
Before you schedule your move make sure your booking with verified movers.

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All movers in the state of Texas are required to have their DMV number on their website as well as on all their trucks. You can even check to see whether or not their number is still valid by visiting the DMV website Truck Stop.

Everyone has their own idea being packed; However be properly packed means having all of your belongings in a sealed and labeled box. Being packed means you save time on your move which means you have money in your pocket.

Time is precious during your move but know there are several factors that can affect how long your move takes like:

  • whether or not the movers are going up and down stairs to load the truck
  • whether or not you’re fully packed when they arrived
  • and the fact that they have to drive below the speed limits to get you second location.

and that was the three deadly moving sins in 40 seconds.
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Is It Worth It To Hire Professional Movers?


Your home just sold, you’re ready to move into your new place, now it’s time to box all of your belongings, realize how much “stuff” you accumulated, and physically get them to your new home. You’ve almost made it to the finish line, but you may be wondering if it’s worth the cost to hire professional Houston movers or suffer through it and DIY your move. We’re here to help you weigh the benefits of hiring a moving company if you’re on the fence!

Benefit #1 Less labor for you

One of the biggest advantages of hiring a professional mover to handle your move is that you’re handing over the labor. Lifting countless boxes, large pieces of furniture, and appliances is no small feat. It can even be dangerous if you lift from the wrong place or overexert your body. Save yourself, and your family a few nights of icy hot patches and hire professionals.

Benefit #2 It speeds your move up

Your move may end up being more expensive if you hire movers but you’ll end up saving when it comes to time. Professional movers can load your items faster than you can on your own, and they have larger trucks which equals fewer trips. You’ll have to take less time off of work to complete the move. Plus, the icing on the cake is that you can save major time and labor if you opt to also hire professional packers to pack your home before your move.

Benefit #3 Your belongings are being handled by pros

Professional movers have the expertise to load your items efficiently and safely in the truck which reduces the chance of damage to your belongings during the moving process. They will also come equipped with standard supplies to protect your items like shrink wrap and protective blankets.

In Conclusion

Choosing to hire professional movers can (literally) lighten your load during your move. However, ensure that you are hiring verified professional by checking that they have a TXDot# listed at the bottom of their website, checking their online reviews, and by asking your family and friends who they trusted with their last move. Happy moving!


5 Must Do’s To Find Reliable Movers In Houston


During our 32 years as Houston movers, we have heard endless stories from clients who have booked with shady Houston moving companies in the past and are hesitant to trust movers again. To protect yourself from these illegitimate moving companies we have outlined the five ways to ensure you are booking with movers in Houston you can trust!

1. Check to see if their TXDMV# is valid

One of the most important, and least known, ways consumers can ensure that they are booking with a legitimate moving company is to check their DMV#. Every legal Houston mover is required by law to list their DMV# on their website (it’s usually located in the footer) and on their trucks. By simply typing the number that you find into the Texas DMV Truckstop site, you can verify that you are booking your Houston move with legitimate movers.

2. Make sure they are BBB accredited

Another important step is verifying that your movers are BBB accredited! Simply type the business name into the search bar on the BBB site and you can find out whether or not the Houston moving company is accredited, what complaints they may have outstanding, and their letter rating.

3. Be sure to ask plenty of questions about the fine print

Unfortunately, not all Houston moving companies are forthcoming about their service. Keep reading for the questions you may not think to ask but need to know before you book.

  • Are there any special fees for moving large items?
  • Does the hourly rate begins when they leave their office or when they start moving?
  • Is there an hourly minimum?
  • Are there fees for travel time (sometimes referred to as fuel charges)?
  • 4. Do some digging online

    Check out the moving company’s social media platforms and reviews on sites like Yelp, Facebook, and Google +. Checking these websites gives you the opportunity to see what other customers have to say about their moving services and you also get the chance to see how they interact with their clients.

    5. Ask around

    While online research is great, there’s nothing wrong with doing things the old fashioned way. Get the opinions of your friends and family. See what Houston movers they have used in the past and what their experience was like.

    In Conclusion

    Ensuring that you are booking with reliable movers in Houston may take more effort, but when all of your belongings are in your new home without a scratch, you’ll be glad that you put in the time and booked with pros! Happy moving!


    Moving In Houston? Here’s How To Find Your New Neighborhood!


    One of the best things about Houston is that our city is a melting pot. Each section of Houston has its own flavor – Houstonians can move 15 miles and experience a completely new lifestyle. However, the city is so varied and large that you may be struggling to decide which Houston neighborhood you should move to. Keep reading for our quick guide on choosing the perfect location for your next Houston home!

    Consider your kids

    One of your biggest factors when choosing where to move in Houston will be whether or not your new home meets the needs of your family. If you’re single then move on to the next tip. If you do have kids you need to think about the quality of the schools your potential neighborhood has to offer. To explore your options, check out this 2017 list of the best Houston schools.
    If you want your kids to have a huge backyard to play in (this tip also applies if your kids are covered in fur) you probably want to steer clear of the inner city and opt for the suburbs where you can get more square footage for your dollar. Just to name a few; Katy, and Sugar Land are both family friendly suburbs of Houston.

    Consider your lifestyle

    Houston isn’t a compact city by any means. According to facts from the City of Houston, it is the largest city in the South and covers a whopping 8,778 square miles. Your neighborhood becomes your world when you live in Houston. If you live 30 miles away from your favorite restaurants or yoga studio, it makes it hard to swing by your favorite spots after work. Make sure that your neighborhood has local spots that you can come to love. If you’re a die-hard Rockets fan and never miss a game, you may not want to drive all the way back to Katy after every fourth quarter.

    Test your new neighborhood out before you move

    Spend some time in your neighborhood before moving. Go for lunch, take a Saturday stroll, and just get a feel for how everyday life would be. There are some places that you may love but may not like as a homebase. For example, you may like going out in Midtown but you may not love the noise instead you may want to opt for the River Oaks area, still close but a little more calm.

    Think about your commute

    Houston is a commuter city. You need to consider what your morning and evening commute will be. When you calculate a trip in Google maps it defaults to the “leave now” setting but a handy trick is to take advantage of the feature that allows you to change to time of your trip to see what the traffic patterns are like at different times of the day.

    In Conclusion

    One of the best things about Houston, TX is that each pocket is like a little mini city! Once you decide on your next adventure you’ll be ready to start planning your move. Remember, when you’re ready to get moved into your new Houston neighborhood, give professional movers a call to start your next chapter on the right foot!


    What Should I Do With My Valuables When Moving?


    One of the things our customers worry about the most when moving, is how to keep their valuables safe from damage. A “valuable” can be subjective… from items that have monetary value to sentimental items that could never be replaced. No matter where they fall on the spectrum, here are our top tips to keep them safe.

    Insider top tips on how to keep your valuables safe during your next move:

    Ensure that you know where your valuables are before your move

    During the process of moving it’s easy to lose track of things, especially if you haven’t seen the item in a while. Some people get to their new home and are looking for an item that they haven’t seen in years but assumed was in a box somewhere. Before the packing phase of your move ensure you know where your valuables are so that you can make sure they are packed and transported to your new home.

    Pack your items ahead of time

    If your valuable item is personal, we recommend packing and boxing it ahead of time instead of leaving it for your professional packers or movers. Seal it with packing tape, and add a label on the outside of the box instructing your movers where they should place the box in your new home. It’s a little work on your end, but it ensures that personal items aren’t lost.

    Take your valuables to your new home ahead of time

    The back of a moving truck can be a hazardous place. Even when a truck is loaded properly, you have to remember that the back of the truck is full of very heavy and bulky items. If you’re worried about a very delicate, valuable item (think glass or crystal) getting damaged consider transporting it to your new home ahead of time. Another option is to set it aside and let your movers know that you will be taking it to the new location later. Even with proper wrapping and protection, some delicate items are best moved outside of the truck.

    Keep them on your person

    There are some things that you should keep on your person during a move like expensive watches, cash, wedding rings and bands, other jewelry, priceless antiques, and items that you deem priceless. Your belongings will be out of their usual place, and you may have different people going in and out of the home (movers, internet installation crew, cleaning crews, etc.) so keep these valuable items with you at all times or with a family member. It will give you peace of mind and ensure that they remain safe and in your hands.

    In Conclusion

    Ensuring your valuables are safe during your move doesn’t need to be something that causes you stress, it just requires a little pre-planning. Remember to keep your valuables boxed, sealed, or on your person. Happy moving!


    Packing Delicate Items Safely For Your Next Move


    We all have that special set of china, family heirloom, or fragile glass figurine that we want to ensure remains safe during our next move. Broken items are one of the things that people fear most about moving. Often, these delicate pieces also have sentimental value which makes it even more devastating if they are damaged. Your items will have a very bumpy ride in the back of a moving truck.

    Pro tips that can keep your precious items safe during your next move!

    What you’ll need:

    • Packing Paper
    • Bubble Wrap
    • Brown Paper Tape

      Double wrap each item with paper and bubble wrap

      Keeping your fragile items protected begins with wrapping and packing them properly. You’ll want to go above and beyond when packing delicate items. The trick here is to wrap each item first in two layers of bubble wrap and then in two layers of packing paper. Finally, seal the layers with a little bit of tape. This ensures that your fragile items stay nice and tightly wrapping during the process of moving and don’t break while being loaded, unloaded, or in transit.

      Add paper to the top and bottom of the box as cushioning

      Crinkle up a few pieces of packing paper and add it to the bottom of your box before you add any delicate items and once you finish packing your box, add another layer of paper to provide some cushioning and extra protection. You can also add paper in between items.

      Label your box

      Ensure that your movers know that your box contains fragile items and should be treated as such. Along with noting that the box is fragile, you should also list the contents on the outside of the box so that you’ll know what’s in it when you start unpacking.

      Leave an inch of space at the top of the box

      Wondering why? Here’s the inside scoop; if your fragile items are packed at the top of the box and a heavier box is placed on top of it, your item could be cracked or seriously damaged. Leaving at least an inch of space prevents this from happening.

      In Conclusion

      These tips may seem simple but they make a huge difference when it comes to keeping your belongings safe during your move. If you are extremely worried, you can also transport your delicate pieces to your new home ahead of time. Another option is to hire our professional packers who have plenty of experience packing fragile items! Read reviews on our packers here!