Moving & Storage

Video: Tips to Simplify Your Move

Posted on April 03, 2018 by James Florence

ROHNERT PARK — Host, Sarah Rutan: When preparing for a big move, you’ll want to make the process as simple as possible. Today we’re in Rohnert Park with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jay Lucas of Santa Rosa Moving & Storage to learn some helpful tips.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Jay Lucas: Moving can be very stressful for most families. Hopefully, some of these tips that are coming up will help to alleviate some of that stress. Use easy labeling systems. Colored tape on the sides of boxes to identify rooms or contents is helpful. The movers can place light-colored items in a room without additional instruction. Putting labels on the sides will make them visible when boxes are stacked. Read more

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Video: Packing Kitchen Items for a Move

Posted on April 02, 2018 by James Florence

SAN FRANCISCO — Host, Sarah Rutan: From delicate dishes to sharp knives, kitchen items pose many challenges when packing for a move. Today we’re in San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ricardo Larromana of Larro’s Moving Services to learn some helpful tips.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Ricardo Larromana: Today we are going to be talking about how to get ready and prepare your kitchen. We’re going to be talking about delicate stuff. So, what you need is your paper, your wrapping paper, of course, your tape, your Sharpie, and a Sharpie’s stuff to tie your tape in. Some bubble wrap to protect your items. What you want to do is grab the bubble wrap put it at the bottom of the box. Read more

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5 Tips to Simplify Your Move

Posted on March 22, 2018 by James Florence

ROHNERT PARK — To minimize the stressfulness of your moving project, take proactive steps to simplify the process. Consider the following tips:

Use an easy labeling system. For example, you can use colored tape to designate which boxes go into which rooms. This will simplify things for your movers and enable them to work more efficiently.

Label your boxes on at least two sides. That way, whether they’re stacked or placed against a wall, their labels will be visible.

Pack outdoor items first and store them in the garage. This step is commonly left until the end, at which point it can feel overwhelming, so consider knocking it out at the beginning. Read more

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How to Pack Kitchen Items for Moving

Posted on March 15, 2018 by James Florence

SAN FRANCISCO — From delicate dishes to sharp knives, kitchen items pose many challenges when packing for a move. Here’s how to pack a couple of common items:

Plates

First, place some bubble wrap at the bottom of the box—this will provide a cushion to protect the plates when it’s placed on the floor or in the moving truck. Take your first plate, place it on a piece of wrapping paper and fold the paper’s edges over the plate. When it’s fully wrapped, place the plate in the box. Repeat these steps with the rest of your plates, stacking each subsequent plate on top of the previous one. Once all your plates are packed, Read more

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Video: How to Pack a Sofa

Posted on March 02, 2018 by James Florence

SAN CARLOS — Host, Sarah Rutan: Prior to moving your sofa, you’ll need to take steps to protect it from damage during transit. Today we’re in San Carlos with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Joshua Rengifo of Joshua’s Moving & Packing Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Joshua Rengifo: Welcome to Joshua’s Moving. Today, we want to show you how to wrap sofas, especially when you have a sofa’s color light. It’s very important to put first the shrink wrap or plastic around. You can cover. And after that, you can use the parts. Why we use that shrink wrap first – because sometimes, we use too many times to the paper parts. Read more

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How to Pack Furniture for Moving

Posted on February 23, 2018 by James Florence

SAN CARLOS — Prior to moving a piece of furniture, take steps to protect it from damage during transit. First, remove any detachable parts, such as table leaves and chair legs, and wrap these separately. If you feel so inclined, it’s also a good idea to clean your furniture before moving it.

The method for packing a piece of furniture varies depending on what material it’s made of. For example, wood and leather pieces should be wrapped with paper or cloth padding before plastic wrap is applied. This will allow the plastic to breathe and prevent “sweating” caused by trapped moisture, which can potentially lead to warping or mildew.

If you’re moving a fabric item of furniture (such as a sofa), Read more

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Video: Verifying Moving Company Legitimacy

Posted on January 30, 2018 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Host, Sarah Rutan: Before hiring a moving company, take steps to verify its compliance with legally required credentials. Today we’re in San Jose with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Fabricio Lunardi of Lunardi Moving Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Fabricio Lunardi: Hi, my expert tip for you is, when you hire a moving company, just make sure that this moving company is licensed by the State of California, that they hold a PUC license. That’s very important. That will protect your belongings. That will protect your property if something happens. PUC, how it ensures that if you have a moving license, you are in good hands. Read more

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