Earth Day April 22, 2013

With Earth Day coming up on April 22, we at Daly Movers would like to get our movers in Orange County thinking about what to do with your outdoor potted plants and houseplants before you move.

As a general rule, we do not move plants as the inconsistent temperatures, inadequate light and lack of water on a moving van can prove lethal to the plants. So what to do with your houseplants?

If you will be driving your own vehicle to your new home, you could consider transporting your plants yourself. You can personally tend to their needs and keep a close watch during transportation. However, be aware that there may be federal regulations when crossing state or country lines with living plants. You need to check ahead to see what regulations there are for the state or country you are moving to. You can contact your new state’s Department of Natural Resources with your questions about moving your plants across a state or country border. Once you have that information, you can begin planning to transport your plants.

There are many great tips for our movers in Orange County to help with transporting your houseplants at About.com-Moving.

If transporting plants is not an option for our movers in Orange County, consider gifting them to friends and family to ensure they go to a good home. It’s the next best thing to taking them with you.

Earth Day is also a great reminder for gardeners to begin dreaming about what you can grow in and around your new home. Consider subscribing to local nurseries email newsletters in what will be your new community before you move. You can get to know the companies that serve your area and begin dreaming about gardening inside and outside of your new home.

As an Arpin agent, we here at Daly Movers like to reduce waste, conserve resources and remind our movers in Orange County to do the same. Read up about our move recycling tips on our last blog post-April is National Recycling Month

Happy Earth Day from all of us here at Daly Movers

Donate Books to Lighten Your Moving Load

This month, we shared ideas for lowering your move costs by lightening your load before moving by taking only what you will need and want in your new home. We also shared resources with Orange County movers for holding a yard sale and for recycling household items to also help lower move costs.

As National Recycling month draws to a close, we here at Daly Movers would like to get our Orange County movers thinking about donating their used books. Most of us accumulate piles of books over years and years in our homes. When it comes time to move, we realize there are just too many and they are very heavy. A large (and heavy) book collection can add significant cost to a long distance move — so donating books can save you money and simplify the settling process at your new home.

If you are considering book donations, there are organizations such as charities, schools and libraries that would benefit from taking heavy books off the hands of our Orange County movers and putting them into the hands of people from all over the world. DonationTown.org is an organization available to help you find homes for your books. This is a fabulous resource for donating books as well as many other household items. They will match you up with a local organization that will pick up your donation right from your home.

Donate your books! It’s simple and rewarding. You will lighten up your Orange County moving load, save in moving costs, and feel great about putting your books in the hands of those who will love them. At Daly Movers, we like to help make your move as smooth and easy as possible.

Moving With Your Pets

May is National Pet Month. Daly Movers would like to take this opportunity to provide our Orange County movers with information on how to safely move your beloved pets with as little stress to them as possible.

Pets are members of the family and they too will feel the effects of moving to a new location. There is much to consider in preparing your pets for a move, transporting them and then getting them settled in their new space.

Pets cannot be moved on a moving van. The best way to transport your pets is to keep them with you as you travel to your new home. Easy when moving across town, but can be difficult if moving to a new state or internationally. If it is impossible to keep your pets with you while traveling to your new home, Daly can help our Orange County movers by providing the names of companies that specialize in moving your pets.

If you decide that you will move your pets yourself, you will want to consider their health, comfort, physical needs and the proper equipment needed to move them safely. Petswelcome.com is a fabulous resource for all the things you should consider in planning to move your pets whether they are dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses etc. On this site, Orange County movers can also find useful information such as finding pet friendly lodging if your move requires an overnight stay along the way, information about flying with you pets on commercial airlines, help with locating a vet in your new location and countless other informative tips.
We here at Daly Movers wish our Orange County movers and their furry, feathered and scaled pets a happy and safe move!

May is National Moving Month!

May is National Moving Month. This month kicks off the busiest moving season of the year. Daly Movers is committed to providing a smooth move for our movers in Orange County.

It can be overwhelming and time consuming for movers in Orange County when weeding through the lists of Orange County moving companies in order to choose the right mover. How do you know that you are selecting a trustworthy Orange County mover? There are imposter moving companies out there who are in business only to cheat you out of your money and a quality service experience. It is all too easy for these con artists to put up what appears to be a professional website and capture your attention and business.

Daly Movers is proud to be a certified ProMover. The ProMover program was designed in 2009 by AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association) to protect moving consumers from fraudulent moving companies. As a ProMover, Daly Movers takes the stress out of choosing a trusted and legitimate Orange County moving company.

Under ProMover’s requirements members who apply for ProMover status are screened for any felony convictions of the company’s owners, officers or majority stockholders regarding matters over which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB) or any state consumer protection agency has jurisdiction; verification of company ownership with the appropriate state corporation commission; a review of each applicant’s website for improper advertising, and a “satisfactory” or better rating by the Better Business Bureau. Each new applicant must also complete a signatory agreement attesting it will comply with FMCSA and STB regulations and uphold the AMSA Code of Ethics

As National Moving Month kicked off, the US Transportation Secretary and other officials urged consumers to Always Choose a ProMover. Read about the recommendations made by these officials and AMSA at a Houston news conference on May 1, 2013 in this article.

Movers in Orange County need peace of mind when making the right choice for their Orange County move. We at Daly Movers can offer that peace of mind as a proud certified ProMover. Get started with Daly Movers today and we’ll provide your trusted stress-free move! Good luck this moving season!

Move Planning Guide-To Help You Move With Ease

It is National Move month and we at Daly Movers know that we’re coming into our busiest Orange County move season. If you know you are moving in the near future, chances are it will be during this busy move season. As your trusted Orange County moving company, Daly Movers would like to share some planning tips to help you prepare for your upcoming Orange County move.

There is much to organize before a household relocation. Daly Movers, your Orange County moving company, is pleased to offer our Move Planning Guide to get you started and keep you going with confidence and peace of mind. Read More Here. The Move Planning Guide breaks down your Orange County move process over the months and weeks leading up to your move- all the way up to your actual move day so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed with all the details all at once. You can rest knowing you thought of everything. Our plain and simple moving plan includes everything from how and when to contact your Orange County moving company, packing up, lightening your move load of unwanted items, changing your prescriptions and address and much much more.

Daly Movers is the Orange County moving company that cares about our Orange County move customers. Let us help take the stress out of your Orange County move. We will be there for you every step of the way and all the way to your new front door.