Date: 2/10/2015 12:32 AM UTC

Winter Moving Tips From Move It With M&S LLC

Winter moving in Missouri and the Midwest can be stressful and a challenge any time of the year, but winter moving is especially tiresome when you have to deal with snow, sleet, wind, ice and freezing temperatures. It’s also a time of year when most people want to be sitting down with hot chocolate (my fave!)  with food, family and friends, not packing up their belongings and looking for a reputable and qualified moving company. 

Our previous blog post on Winter Moving from 2011 still rings true, however, we have some additional tips/ideas.

Helpful Winter Moving Tips 

Although nothing can replace a warm, settled home during the winter, there are a few things you can do to make a winter move less stressful. Below are our favorite winter moving tips: 
1. Be careful with temperature-sensitive items. Packing for a winter move is very similar to packing for a move any other time of year with one exception. You need to be careful with items that can be damaged from the cold. Some are obvious, like house plants. Others may not be so apparent, such as old china pieces or plastic shelving/tubs that may crack or get fine lines in the extreme cold. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa at Move It With M&S LLC. 
2. Be flexible. Even the most reliable moving company has no control over closed highways and blizzard-like driving conditions. When planning a winter move, it’s best to have a contingency plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate on moving day.  
3. Keep the sidewalks and driveway clear. Keeping your sidewalks shoveled is important any time it snows, but when movers are carrying heavy boxes and furniture in or out of your house, it’s especially critical. This is an important winter moving tip to help prevent anyone from getting hurt as the movers  navigate slippery walkways. If you need assistance with this task, please let us know, so we can bring our snow shovels. Our crew will gladly help with this task, as part of our mission to help your move be as stress-free as possible. 
4. Keep the heat on. Although it may be tempting to have your utilities disconnected early if you’re already sleeping somewhere else, you’ll want that heat come moving day. Having the door opening repeatedly will send that cold air all through the house. 
5. Move your pets first. Although this is a good idea any time of year, it’s especially important if you’re moving in winter. Get your cat and/or dog to a warm, secure place before the movers descend on your home. You don’t want them to sneak out of the house and get lost in freezing temperatures. 
6. Cover your floors. Winter brings all kinds of mud, snow and slush. You don’t want the movers to track all of this dirt and debris in to your house, even if you are moving out. Protect your carpets and floors by covering them with plastic drop cloths. Be sure to anchor them securely, however, so the movers won’t trip on the edges. 

A Winter Move with Move It With M&S LLC 

To learn more about how to organize a winter move and how to make your move as easy and stress-free as it can possibly be, contact Theresa for a free moving quote. We have more several years experience in helping people like you move across the state or across the country. We operate in a 200 mile radius of Saint Joseph, Missouri, and are adept at offering quality service at an affordable price, no matter what the season. 

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Date: 12/21/2014 10:18 PM UTC

With the holiday season, new electronics are often added to your home. After getting them all connected and functioning, take a photo of how your electronics are connected. Nothing is more time consuming and frustrating than having 100 different wires that go in the back of your computer and having to remember how they were connected, when you move. The same applies to TVs, TV components and stereos. Before packing your electronics, take a photo (on your phone for extra convenience!) of how all the cords are connected. When you get to your new home, you can then pull up your photo and quickly reconnect and power things up without having to spend hours trying to remember which cord plugs-in where.

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Date: 10/31/2014 10:44 PM UTC

Sometimes, moving to a new location can be hard on your social life. Making new friends isn’t always easy when you are an adult. It’s important to get to know your neighbors ─ you may even make a few life-long friends! You survived the move with our tips and checklists, now enjoy your new home and neighborhood.

Meeting the neighbors can be a challenge if you are somewhat reserved. However, the neighbors are probably just as shy to approach you as you are of them. Perhaps you or your neighbor will need someone to water plants, keep an eye on the home or feed the fur babies while on vacation. Or maybe you want to meet the family whose kids are the same age as yours.  There are plenty of reasons why it is beneficial to get to know the people who surround you. Here are three tactics to get to know your new neighbors: 
Bring a welcome present 

Say “Welcome to the neighborhood” or “I'm new in the neighborhood” with a fresh loaf of bread, fresh flowers or a batch of homemade brownies. If you are the one welcoming your new neighbors (who just moved in) you might want to also consider a thoughtful house-warming gift. 
Don't be reserved. Go over and introduce yourself and offer your assistance if ever they need anything from you. Sometimes just a smile and greeting can warm a person's heart. 
If your neighbors aren’t home and you are more of the shy type who is apprehensive of approaching them, try leaving the gift by the door with a note. Most likely, they will come over and thank you personally for the gift. 
Move It With M&S Truck, mover st joseph mo 

Use your kids and fur babies as an excuse to make conversation

One of the easiest ways to start a conversation with a new neighbor with kids or fur babies is to ask about them. Parents love talking about their children and fur babies.
If your neighbors don’t have kids, they may have fur babies aka pets. A lot of dog owners find themselves making casual conversation with other pup lovers when their furry friends great each other and perhaps toss a few menacing growls at each other.
Use these opportunities to learn your neighbor’s names. You can also use this opportunity to ask about local dog parks or vets in the area. Our dog, BeBe, shown below, is a frequent visitor to our job sites, and is a great point to start any conversation. 
Move It With M&S, BeBe, Dog, moving saint joseph missouri 

Neighborhood meetups 

If you have recently moved into a large apartment community, many of them have monthly meetups for residents. This is an opportunity to get to know people.  If you have moved within the summer months, be on the look-out for neighborhood block parties.

Meeting your new neighbors doesn’t have to be a daunting or complicated task. Use these tips to help you break the ice and say, “Hi” chances are they are eager to meet you as well. 
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Date: 1/30/2014 5:41 AM UTC