New Haven Moving Equipment Blog

Moving and packaging tips from the experts, educational articles to help you select the right moving equipment for your needs, professional tips on residential and commercial moves, and lifestyle articles for the busy mover.

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Moving Boxes
January 17, 2018

How to Protect Your Valuables by Using Sturdy Moving Boxes

Moving boxes are not all built alike. Whether you are moving across town or across oceans you need to know that your valuables are going to arrive at the other end in one piece. It is natural to want to cut costs as much as possible but saving money by collecting cardboard boxes from grocery stores can be a false economy if you end up with broken mirrors, crushed crockery and ruined photographs! This article looks at four key reasons why buying sturdy moving boxes makes sense and then details why New Haven products have the edge over many other suppliers. Reason #…
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Advice for MovingFurniture PadsMoving BoxesMoving PadsMoving Tips
January 4, 2018

How to Pack Your Sofa and Couch Easily While Moving

Wouldn't it be easy if everything you needed to transport during a move could be put inside moving boxes? Unfortunately, your larger pieces of furniture will require a more thoughtful approach to take them safely from A to B. This article will help you pack your sofa up, helping to keep your sofa as well as your walls & floors safe. How Proper Packing Protects Your Furniture and Your Home Moving a sofa may look like a piece of cake but don't be fooled by appearances. Sofas are designed to be heavily weighted on one side which means they can be…
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Advice for MovingMoving BoxesMoving Tips
December 18, 2017

12 Tips For Moving With Pets

Moving home is an exciting experience but we all know that it comes with a certain amount of stress. Many pet owners are understandably concerned about how their dogs, cats or other animals will adapt to the upheaval of the move and settling into a new home and neighborhood. The following 12 tips are designed to help make the process as positive and successful as possible. Of course, every pet is different and if you have a particularly nervous or confident companion then feel free to modify the tips below using your own judgment. Having said that, please don't underestimate…
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Advice for Moving
October 27, 2017

Checklist — Top 10 Things To Do Before You Move

by Carla Levine CHECKLIST—TOP 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU MOVE Find a moving company with solid references at least one month in advance so you can be assured of the moving date you need. In the Spring and Summer you will need more lead time, as that is the busiest moving season. Be sure to confirm your moving date with the moving company a week before your move. Call all of your utility companies — including your cable, internet, and telephone providers, and let them know the precise date of your move. You may want to have electricity and…
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Advice for Moving
March 14, 2017

How to Organize and Keep Family Memorabilia Safe During a Move

by Carla Levine One of the most wonderful and difficult parts of a move is going through your family memorabilia.  Wonderful…because the process of preparing for a move ultimately leads to your looking through all of the old photographs, children’s artwork, papers, keepsakes and memorabilia that you possibly hadn’t spent time looking at in years.  Warning:  When sitting down to go through memorabilia, what should be a quick process can turn into an all-night affair once your family sits down with you, and you start reminiscing rather than organizing and packing!  So plan to do this in a systematic, dispassionate manner—and possibly without…
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Advice for Moving
December 7, 2016

Step-By-Step Guide To Planning For Your Move

Helpful moving tips by New Haven Moving Equipment Although moving somewhere new can be a wonderful life event, moving is still rated as one of the most stressful life events.  However, the bottom line is that moving does not have to be stressful.  If you have a clear list of all the tasks ahead, start your planning and prep work early enough, and take care of each step in an unhurried and systematic way, it is very possible to get through your move effectively and stress-lessly.  Here are the important steps to take beginning (ideally!) three months or so in…
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Advice for Moving
September 7, 2016

HOW TO PLAN FOR YOUR MOVE — THE WEEKS BEFORE

New Haven's Definitive GuideThere are a lot of steps that need to be done in order to ensure that you will have an optimally safe, efficient, and cost-effective move.  Ideally, you should begin the process two months before the move, which will give you time to take care of everything without stress. Step 1) is to decide how you can most efficiently keep organized your lists of everything you need to do, everyone you speak to, and all the paperwork you receive. Although you can do much of this on the calendar your mobile phone, it might be best to create a designated…
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Education & How ToMaterials & Technology
August 26, 2016

BEHIND THE SCENES:  WHAT ARE YOUR MOVING BOXES MADE OF AND HOW DO THEIR COMPONENTS DETERMINE THEIR QUALITY

by James Levine, CEO, New Haven Moving Equipment The best way to become proficient in selecting quality moving boxes is to become educated about the materials and technology employed in the process of their construction.  This article will give you a quick and cursory understanding of how moving boxes are made, and the impact of this on their ability to protect what is inside. The technical term—the term movers use for for moving boxes— is corrugated.  Corrugated refers to a paper board that combines strong paper with some sort of protective fluting; and corrugated products—such as moving boxes—have been in existence…
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Movers' Stories
August 26, 2016

Movers Story: Francesco Todisco Sr.

Francesco Todisco Sr. I got started in the summer of 1956 in Brooklyn with Gene Kelly moving and storage.  I was 15  and made $ 30 bucks a week plus tips. My father got me the job. Back then $30 bucks was big money. I started as a chowder boy, which means light boxes brooms and mops, cushions, slates, bed rails--small stuff. Soon I graduated to the big stuff because I was a strapping young man. Pop Kelly saw great cheap potential in me. Pop was an amazing guy-- he always bought, no matter where we went, opened up with…
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Movers' Stories
August 26, 2016

Movers Story: Daniel Holmes

Daniel Holmes Well Scott White-- that was a great story and I liked it. Well, when I was in high school as a freshman, I got my butt in a lot of trouble, but I had a judge that wanted to give me a chance. He told me to get a job within 30 days. . So I was scared, filled out about 15 apps  and then went to a company called Digons and Rose out of Manchester. They gave me a chance and I worked there for the next 3 years after school. They helped me get my CDL…
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Movers' Stories
August 25, 2016

Movers Story: Scott White

Hello, my name is Scott White. Some of you know me as Scooter and this is my story. I left home on December 8,1985. I was only 15 years old and It was my birthday. I had $20 in my right front pocket. Let's just say my childhood was not very good. I left a small town called Denton which is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I hitch hiked to Jessup, Maryland which at the time had one of the largest truck stops on the East Coast. It was there, on December 11,1985 my life would change forever. I…
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August 25, 2016

Bob Thornton

This never gets old.  Every time I'm in my truck making a delivery and "the mountain" (Rainier) is out, it sure takes my breath away.  I brought my wife with me last winter so she could see this. Enjoy! Bob Thornton
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Advice for MovingLifestyleMoving Tips
July 8, 2016

A Mom’s Guide to Moving Day

by James Levine A month before your move, make a list of every telephone call  or online task that needs to be accomplished in order to simultaneously turn off and turn on your utilities.  You will need to contact most or all of the following: Your internet and cable services Your electric and gas companies Your telephone company (if different than your internet company) Your water company Your sanitation company. The post office for a change of address Your bank(s) for a change of address The Department of Motor Vehicle Registration Your homeowners insurance company and automobile insurance company Your…
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Advice for MovingMoving Tips
May 26, 2016

A Checklist for the Morning of Your Move

by James Levine Prepare for your children’s needs on moving day. If you have young children, you may want to leave them with family, friends or a baby sitter.  If your children will be with you, make sure you pack food, snacks and drinks as well as books and small toys (i.e coloring books and crayons) in a kids’ back pack.  It is very easy to become distracted during the move, and you may not have the time to run to a restaurant. So the safest thing to do is make a plan that will ensure that your kids are…
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Education & How ToFloor ProtectionMoving Tips
May 17, 2016

How To Choose The Right Floor Protection For Residential Moves

One of the greatest risks during a Household Move is injury to floors and carpeting—and floor damage is one of the most common areas of complaints coming from customers following a move.  Protecting against denting, scraping or staining a floor or carpet is therefore one of the priorities when planning a residential move. There are several floor protection systems available today that will significantly help protect against floor damage—and therefore help protect you and your firm against claims. Knowing which floor protection is right for each specific type of floor will ensure the effectiveness of your floor protection. FOR HARDWOOD…
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Furniture PadsMoving Pads
May 10, 2016

Many Uses of Moving Pads

As professional movers know, Furniture Moving Pads are an absolutely essential part of your residential moves  They are used during a move to protect your furniture, antiques,  pianos, chairs, and all important objects from knicks or breakage.  In addition, they are often wrapped around bannisters or put on the walls for further protection of your belongings while they are being handled and moved around corners or down the stairs. However, furniture moving pads have many eclectic, helpful uses; and therefore, it makes great sense to keep a few at home for when a need arises. According to our in-house moving…
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Corrugated Cartons & PackagingEducation & How ToMoving EquipmentMoving Tips
April 20, 2016

Moving Tips: How To Pack A Painting & Mirrors Safely

One of the frequently asked questions professional movers ask me is how to best pack a painting. Given the liability involved with moving art and how easy it is to injure the glass, the picture frame and/or the painting itself—not to mention the importance art holds to people, it is important to use the best possible methods as well as the best possible packaging materials. In short, when packing and moving art, it is not the time to take short cuts. The quality of the moving materials and equipment you use as well as the techniques you employ are vitally…
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Corrugated Cartons & PackagingMoving EquipmentMoving Tips
April 18, 2016

Packing for Your Residential Move Using the Right Types of Moving Boxes

Even for those of you who have moved from one home to another many times and consider yourself an “experienced” mover, the process of moving is time-intensive and physically & mentally stressful. There are a multitude of calls to place (during which you are often placed on hold!) and arrangements to be made regarding such major items as disconnecting and reconnecting your telephone, cable, electricity, gas, internet and alarm services; enrolling your children in a new school; calling insurance companies and banks with your new address; and providing the post office with your new forwarding address. And these are only…
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Floor ProtectionMoving Equipment
April 11, 2016

Tips for Professional Movers : Making a Move Easier with New Haven’s Scuff Shield

Being a professional mover can be very gratifying. But no matter how experienced you are or no matter how physically fit or strong you keep yourself, there is always the chance for personal injury.   Over the years, you learn as a professional mover many strategies to protect yourself. Some of these methods include the following: Using your legs rather than your back to leverage the weight (bending with your knees) Wearing a back brace Using the right moving equipment and appliance dollies Wearing hard-toe shoes One of the easiest and relatively new way to protect yourself from personal injury is…
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Education & How ToHealth and Fitness
March 30, 2016

Tips for Truck Drivers on How to Stay Awake During Long Drives

Driving long distances as a mover, truck driver and/or owner-operator has its many professional advantages and some disadvantages. One of the biggest challenge is staying awake and alert while driving. Part I - What are the Best Foods to Eat There are several excellent techniques that can help, but perhaps the most important method is strategic eating. More than anything else (second to the amount of sleep you get), it is the food you eat throughout the day that determines your ability to stay awake and alert during a long drive. It goes without saying that you want the foods that…
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