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Summer is here!

Tis the season! The Moving Season that is. With College and Student spring break rolling out as we speak, expect to depend for small local movers to be higher than normal. Move Buddies recommends calling in for your move consultation with one of our Move Coordinators 3-4 weeks, before your actual planned or desired move date. Even then, with that much planning, the end of the month is always the busiest time and the hardest to find good morning appointments.

A good appointment is typically before 9am when the day is at its coolest and the Movers are refreshed and ready to go.

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Things on move day

Move day is probally approaching fast. I have come up with a few little items you might want to add to your ever-growing to-do list. I tried to skip out on all the common sense tips you see online and focus more on the items that help a customers move go more smoothly :

  1. Cable Boxes- If you are moving do another part of town, you may need to make sure your cable provider is the same at you new home. If not , get all the remotes and boxes together. Either drop them off before move day, or put them all together in a box and write : NO PACK all over the box.
  2. Liquids: Things like Bleach, Soap and other chemicals cannot be moved. They can spill through out the truck and cause damage to your beautiful furniture. Even worse, some times chemicals can spill into each other and become a toxic mess on the truck
  3.  Your purse, wallet, iphone, phone chargers, kids game tablets and other items that you use more than once a day should be place into your car , or if the heat or space will not allow, all those items should be put into a small empty closet or pantry.  This will prevent any frustration when these commonly used items get packed or loaded into the truck by mistake.
  4. Stay organized. If you are doing your own packing, try and keep all the boxes in one central location, any clutter such as shoes by the front door, clothes on the floor or other little messes that build up during moving, might slow your movers down. If you are paying by the hour, ever minute literally counts, so clear paths lead to clear budgets
  5. Move the art and flat screens yourself. If you are just moving locally you can save lots of time with your movers if you move all the wall art and tvs in your own personal cr. These items along with other items that usually dont get boxed such as Lamps and Vases are always good to move on your own.

My last tip would be to make sure you are researching your movers. The real cost of a move can be hidden by low prices, followed by bad workers that break your items or drag the clock out all day. Experienced movers, move fast and safe using the utmost care when moving your hard earned belongings.

 

 

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Should I tip my movers

Lots of folks are not even aware that tipping in the moving industry is very common. For those who did not know about tipping your movers, (Um…was my bill not high enough), it is OK. As we like to say, tips are always appreciated but not expected.

If you are not comfortable with tipping or feel it may be outside the norm, you can always offer your appreciation with Gatorade, Pizza or other Goodies. This can show your appreciation on a budget.

Movers in the industry as a whole are typically not paid correctly. Many movers are paid cash daily or considered “1099 Employees” or sub contractors. It is important to only support companies that pay their employees as W-2. In fact Move Buddies hourly rate is 30% higher per hour than the national average. We also offer vacation and personal time for all Employees who have been part of the team for more than a year.

Move Buddies also offers monthly bonuses for safe driving, and our Mover of the Month award that goes to excelled performers for the month.

So while tipping is part of the norm ,it is definitely a choice that Move Buddies movers never expect, but always appreciate.

 

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Saint Patricks day in Savannah Georgia

Well we made it through another Saint Patrick’s day with minor incidents. A few bathroom incidents and definitely some spilled food and beers, but other than that things went off without a hitch once again. The weather was gorgeous and the Saint Patrick’s day parade went off without a hitch.

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For the very few out there that may not be aware; Saint Patrick’s day is bigger than Christmas in Savannah Georgia. The streets are overflowing with shoulder to shoulder crowds of green geared and party ready fans. The parade that goes down the river front is amazing. Historically correct and interesting and packed with unique shops from the locals, it is hard to beat the experience.