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You can easily move business, home, furniture, and other items by simply packing, loading, moving, and assembling. But, when it comes to art moving, you not only require performing these tasks, but you also require an expert team that can take care of your pieces of art with precision.
Moving, relocating, packing, shipping, and assembling are some of the daunting tasks when you plan to move. And, all these tasks become more troublesome when you plan to move a car across the state.
Well, relocating, packing, moving, and shipping has never been an easy task. Especially, when you have to move the large equipment like a piano! With its heavy body, bulky structure, and delicate parts, careless handling can lead to damage of the product.
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For a while, urban areas were loosing their popularity among the new generation of homeowners and first-time renters. However, the trendiness and desirability of living in an urban area is creating an influx of urban movers. Living in a populated area, such as in the center of a major city, has its perks. There is greater access to nearly everything that someone may need. Relocating to an urban area does come with its set of challenges, as does every other move. Here we will discuss some of the perks of urban moving, as well as how you can make your next urban move a little bit easier.
Parking is more of a commodity than you would expect.
Areas with larger populations tend to mean that there are a lot more cars that need parking. Building owners see this as an opportunity for profit, and will go to surprising lengths to make sure they get money for that spot in the parking garage. You should check with your building manager prior to move in regarding a place where you can temporarily park your car and moving van. New residents typically get priority parking until they move in. Some cities may require that you purchase a temporary permit for your car and the moving van. Check with the local police department for more information on this. Some streets also have truck weight restrictions; call your building manager for more info on this.
Timing is everything.
Urban moves need to be timed very specifically in order for everything to go well. If you are relocating into a large building or loft, then you should begin the actual move in at a time when there are less residents in it. Elevators will be more readily available, and there will be more space for the truck to park. If you are going to begin the move in the morning, then you should be considerate of residents who are sleeping.
Ask about using special equipment.
A lot of taller residential buildings have elevators specifically for freight transport. Ask the building manager if you can use these on moving day. There will probably be a key or pass that you will have to get from the manager, so be sure to get this ahead of time.
If you were moving into a home, security would not be a problem since your goods are sitting in the moving van parked right out front. However, this wont be the case if you are moving into a loft or apartment building. You should ask a friend or family member to come over on moving day to sit with your items while everyone else is taking things up. If you can avoid it, try not to leave the main building door open as you are taking things inside. This will put the safety and security of your neighbors at risk. Try to take things upstairs in groups.
When doing an urban move, you will probably be moving into a building with many other neighbors that you share walls with. This means that you all share the responsibility of keeping the building a safe and happy place for everyone to move. Make sure that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your unit are fully functional. Be sure you know the escape routes for the building, especially if you live on a higher floor.
After move in.
You know what they say- you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The neighbors will likely be seeing you for the first time on moving day. You probably wont be in the most social of moods on the day of the move, but at least try to get out there a little bit. Being friends with your neighbors will make living in a communal building a whole lot easier. Watch your language and anger for the day, even if it becomes very hard to do so.
Have a little fun when its all done.
Urban moves mean that you will be closer to a lot of the action that comes with a large city. If you're feeling up to it, go out for a little celebration. If you aren't used to all of the noise that comes with living in a large city, then you might want to invest in a good set of earplugs to cancel out some noise.
You have already survived the process of moving. You made it through the mountains of housing and moving paperwork, the negotiating for a lower price, as well as most of th unpacking and settling in your new home. As you begin this new chapter of your life it is important that you take the time to ensure that your new home is as safe as it can be for you and your family.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fire is one of the leading causes of home deaths. Over 3,000 people die in their homes each year, while there are nearly 400,000 reported residential fires each year. Upon move in to your new home, you should be sure to check the functionality of all smoke detectors, replacing the batteries when necessary. Over 90% of homes have smoke detectors installed, but 20% of these detectors do not function due to batteries that need replacing or are gone from the unit entirely.
After installing a new battery, you should test the detector every month to make sure it does not malfunction. A chirp coming from the unit means that the battery is going.
After ensuring the functionality of all smoke detector units, have a family meeting. Introduce your family to the new home so that they are familiar with all rooms. Safety after moving into a new home is reliant on the cooperation of every family member. Create a plan for emergencies, including escape routes and “safe spots” outside of the home and off the property in the event of a fire or other event that would make the home unsafe. During the introduction to the home, make sure that everyone knows how to operate windows and doors.
You should also ensure that all carbon monoxide detectors are functioning as they should. Online fire, carbon monoxide is impossible to detect in the air. While there are additives in it, carbon monoxide is very hard to smell, but it has very powerful effects. Appliances that burn fuel are the most likely to leak carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide poisoning causes nausea, shortness of breathe, headache, and lightheadedness.
Have any appliance or system that may leak carbon monoxide serviced yearly. This means climate control systems and chimneys. Have a chimney sweeper clean your chimney once a year to prevent dangerous buildup. make sure there is a carbon monoxide alarm in every sleeping area of the home.
Nearly three out of four homes will be burglarized in the next four years, according to FBI studies and statistics. Over one thousand dollars worth of property is taken in each residential burglary. About 30 percent of these burglaries are committed with no forced entry into the home, meaning that the homeowners have allowed burglars to enter through an open window.
Out of the over 1,200,000 burglaries committed each year, there are very simple ways that they all could have been avoided. Insurance companies say that homeowners these days have no idea how to safeguard their homes from burglars.
When you are moving and unpacking, make sure that you make the home you are moving to safe by:
Leaving valuable items out of sight. Having a large flatscreen in front of the window is basically a welcome mat for burglars.
Ensuring the functionality of locks on all entry points. If there is a window or door without a lock, go to a hardware store and purchase one as soon as possible.
Making sure any doors in the home you are moving into are sliding glass, then make sure that they have locks as well. Also, the glass on these doors should be reinforced as to not allow a burglar to simply smash through it.
Making sure that the door on the side of your home that leads into the garage is always locked and secured.
Installing a security system to protect all entryways. A monitored alarm is the best way to deflect residential burglarization.
Going through the steps discussed here are some ways that you can ensure the home you are moving in to is the safest that it could be. Safety after moving is reliant on you following proper procedures for safety in the home.