How to pack up your Garage

When it comes to moving, packing up your garage might be the most daunting task. The garage is usually the place you’ll find both the heaviest items and the most clutter. From lawn mowers to weed whackers, electric power tools and bicycles and more. Here are a few pro moving tips from the My Tucson Movers team.

Uncover the Mess

If you are like most Americans, your garage is full of items that you never even knew you had. The best place to start when packing up your garage is a cleaning-overhaul.

Clean out and organize every nook and cranny of your garage. Take an inventory of items that you would like to keep, throw out, give to a friend, or sell at a garage sale.

Have a Garage Sale

Garage are full of neat knick-knacks and forgotten baubles that you most likely don’t need or didn’t even remember ever owning. Having a garage sale right before you move is a wonderful way to earn a little extra cash you might need help spruce up your new home. It’s also an excellent way to save time and energy you would have spent on packing items that you have no need for.

Consider the Safety

Most states have laws against moving companies transporting certain items such as aerosol cans, gasoline, propane tanks, cleaning supplies, etc. Be sure to speak to the moving company to make sure that your movers are aware and compliant with state laws.

Garages usually contain gas-operated equipment such as lawn mowers, because of the explosive dangers surrounding gasoline equipment. Many moving companies with refuse to transport such items until they have been drained of all gasoline.

Garden tools are sharp metal objects that your moving company will be more than happy to help you move, provide they are properly wrapped in bubble wrap or in old blankets to protect you movers against a garden tool’s sharp edges. Moving is a great time to either donate or get rid of rusted or broken garden tools. Garden tools with long handles should be bundled together during the move to prevent them from shifting place or falling during transportation.

Call In The Professionals

We know that moving can be overwhelming and stressful. All of us here at My Tucson Movers care a great deal about making your move as stress-free as possible. If you need help carefully packing up your home and garage, My Tucson Movers is the company for you.

My Tucson Movers is here for all of your moving needs, whether your destination is your new home across town or across the state. Please feel free to give us a call 520-822-6140.

Relocating for Your Summer Internships

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Regardless of the industry, internships are often the stepping stones between college and a career. They’re an opportunity for prospective employers to put candidates through trial runs while showing the student what they can expect from a given field.

When searching through the list of internships, make a note of the location. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky and find a summer internship opportunity within driving distance of your current home. Another option is to find an internship in different city that you are curious about moving to after graduation. Temporary relocations like these can be as much of a headache as a permanent move, so we’ve put together a short list of things that will help make your move a little easier.

Look for Assistance

Relocating for an internship is a costly proposition; between travel, packing, and finding adequate housing, the costs can be insurmountable for most students. It’s expensive, and these programs offer little, if any, pay.

Depending on your school, the internship program may have housing set aside for intern use. If your school doesn’t offer assistance, find out in the company offers any relocation support. Some companies might even provide a stipend to help cover rent and utility costs during your stay. Contact your company’s HR department for more information.

Travel Light

When packing, consider how long your internship will last. If you’re only going to be away for the summer semester, it doesn’t make sense for you to uproot your entire life.

Instead, travel light: pack a suitcase full of professional clothes and a few minor essentials. Other than clothes, you’ll likely be able to buy the things that you need from a local store. Find out what amenities will be available during your stay; they might change what you intend to pack.

Explore and Learn the Area

Once you’ve moved in, you should take the opportunity to explore your new surroundings. Even if you’re only going to spend a few short months in the city, you’ll want to learn how to find your way around. Plan out the best route for your first day on the job and visit the site ahead of time.

Get acquainted with the new neighborhood. Learn where the local grocery store is and stock up on some supplies. Once you’re working, you’ll want to use your off time for relaxation.

Professional Moving in Arizona

As you prepare for a move of any size, you can count on My Tucson Movers, Tucson’s trusted packing and moving service. To book your next move, or to receive a free estimate on our packing and moving services, call My Tucson Movers today: 520-808-0347.

How to Prepare Your Family for a Summer Move

How to Prepare Your Family for a Summer Move

Summer is approaching surprisingly fast. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, schools will be setting students loose for the next several months. All across the country, households are getting ready to move during the year’s busiest moving season-summer.

It’s not surprising that summer is the most popular moving season of the year: schools are out, and students don’t have to change schools in the middle of the academic year. If you’re planning a move this summer, here are a few important things to remember when getting your family ready.

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Preparation Is the Key to Success

Preparation is key to moving success, so you’ll want to start preparing as soon as possible; the sooner, the better. Organize what you’ll take with you and make sure utilities are set up in your new home before loading up the truck.

If at all possible, try to avoid moving on weekends. Aim for the middle of the week, ideally the morning hours.

Have Refreshments Ready

When things heat up, it’s important to stay hydrated. Heat stroke isn’t fun and can seriously ruin your move. Make sure everyone is ok and taking appropriate breaks. Stay cool, stay hydrated.

Don’t Forget the Kids

If you’re moving during the summer, it’s likely that your kids will be out of school for the summer holidays, so enlist their help. If they’re old enough to lend a hand, assign a task that they can take ownership of, such as packing their belongings.

If your kids aren’t able to lend a hand, consider having a friend or family member watch them or having activities planned out. This will allow you to give your full attention to the move.

Expect the Unexpected

The old saying is true; things won’t always go according to your best-laid plans, so leave some wiggle room to accommodate anything that might spring up. Try to keep a cool head and go with the flow.

Let My Tucson Movers Handle Your next Move

Are you planning to move to Tucson this summer? Save yourself from stress by hiring a professional to pack everything for you. Our team of professional packers and movers will change the way you look at a moving company.

As you prepare for a move, count on My Tucson Movers, Tucson’s trusted packing and moving service. To book your next move, or to receive a free estimate on our packing and moving services, call My Tucson Movers today: 520-808-0347.