Air Control Storage - Climate Controlled Self Storage - Fort Worth, Texas mini storage

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MOVING COMPANY TIPS

Tips to using a moving company for your upcoming move

  • Get a binding estimate from the moving company. Make sure the amount is written in the contract.
  • Inquire about their on-time record and other complaints with the local Better Business Bureau or consumer complaints department.
  • Movers are limited by law regarding what they can give you for lost or damaged goods. To cover potential damage, check existing homeowner's or renter's policy.
  • Ask about expected gratuities and write into contract.
  • Have the contract include a guarantee of how many hours the job will take, allowing an overrun of no more than 10%.
  • Be sure all charges are listed on contract.
  • Inform the moving company of how many stairs are at your new home.
  • Watch loading and unloading and examine all items carefully before signing a receipt.
  • Document an inventory of your belongings before you pack.
  • And finally, remember to rent your storage unit from Air Control Self Storage to accommodate any of your local storage needs.  Call us at 817-923-3614 or send us an email.

Tips for loading your own moving rental truck

  • Your truck should be large enough to accommodate 10-15% more than what you own. This is just to ensure you're going to have enough room. Too much room is better than too little.
  • Rent various sizes of dollies and make sure they have straps that lock in place. When pulling the dolly up the truck ramp, make sure you go backwards and have someone follow behind to make sure nothing slips. Don't overload the dolly. It's better to make more trips than to risk injury.
  • Remove drawers and contents of drawers before moving desks and cabinets and dressers. Once these items are loaded on the truck, replace the drawers so they aren't damaged while the truck is in transit. This will also save space.
  • When loading bikes, remove the front wheel and let down the handlebars. Removing the front wheel will ensure that the bike remains in place.
  • Move the largest and heaviest items first. This includes appliances such as the stove, washing machine, refrigerator and dishwasher, and any other item that takes more than two people to move. These items should be loaded on the truck before anything else and kept against the far wall closest to the cab. Keep the items in their upright positions and make sure you balance the truck by placing heavy objects on opposite sides.
  • Use furniture padding, towels, comforters or sheets to protect wood surfaces and corners. Padding can be rented from the truck rental agent and is worth the little extra it costs. Using padded protection also makes it easier to slide heavier pieces onto the truck. Place around fragile items for extra protection.
  • Move longer items such as box springs, mattresses, long mirrors, headboards, sofas and table-tops on to the truck next. Place these items against the longest walls of the truck which will keep them upright and will save space. Make sure you use mattress covers to spare your bed and sofa from rips and tears and make moving a lot easier.
  • Dissemble bed frames and tape pieces together. Do the same for longer items such as skis and poles. When you roll-up your carpets, place these items inside, then tape your carpet closed. Place the carpet on the floor of the truck.
  • Next, start loading the largest and heaviest boxes. Place the boxes on top of the appliances and furniture and make sure you fill any cavities beneath tables, under desks, and on chair seats.
  • Transfer lighter boxes, stacking them on the heavier boxes, making sure the lightest boxes are on top.
  • Place fragile items or awkward shaped items on last, ensuring that they will not move around during transport.
  • And finally, remember to rent your storage unit from Air Control Self Storage to accommodate any of your local storage needs.  Call us at 817-923-3614 or send us an email.
 
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