Moving Fraud Protection

Earlier this month, we shared the importance of choosing a ProMover when choosing your Orange County moving company. Daly Movers is a ProMover with the credentials that help you to know that you have found the Orange County moving company that will provide an honest stress-free move.

Another fabulous resource for ensuring that you are making the right choice and going with reputable movers is the Moving Fraud Protection Checklist provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  We encourage our Orange County movers to visit the site to gather valuable information to assist you in your choice for an honest and professional Orange County moving company.

Reading up on customer testimonials is another way to research your Orange County moving company.  Daly Movers invites you to read what our customers have to say about our expert move service. You want to choose a mover that others would choose time and time again because they have proven their professional capabilities to them through actual experience.

As National Moving Month comes to a close, we at Daly Movers wish you all the best in making the right choice for your Orange County moving company. We would be happy to add you to our long list of satisfied customers.

National Safety Month, Lower Stress=Lower Chance for Moving Accidents

June is National Safety Month. There are many areas of our lives that can be looked at to ensure our safety. At Daly Movers, we would like to share tips and ideas for keeping our Orange County movers thinking about the safety of their families and possessions as they prepare to move and throughout the move process.

We know that Orange County movers have countless details on their minds when preparing for their big Orange County move day. Most experts agree that more accidents happen under stress. It is also a known fact that moving is one of the top stressful life changes that a person can go through. So most important in keeping safe during your move process is keeping your stress level as low as possible. That is why we are dedicating our first installment of Safety Month to lowering your stress throughout your move process.

The best way to lower your stress during a move is by hiring a local reputable Orange County mover to handle all of your packing and shipping. We wrote about how to ensure you are choosing the right Orange County mover in our blog this past May. We invite you to go back and read those tips. Daly Movers is dedicated to delivering your stress-free move. We supply all the proper safety equipment and employ the safest moving industry practices to get your belongings to your new home safe and secure. You can ease your mind and rest assured that your move will be in safe hands when you trust Daly Movers for your moving and packing service.

Once you take care of choosing the right Orange County mover to handle your stress free move, it’s time to think about your personal needs through the process. What can you do to help lower your stress and therefore lower your chance for accident or injury during your move process?

Create a move plan to reduce your stress. If you create a move plan, and follow your plan closely each step of the way, you may be surprised at how much it simplifies tasks, avoids last minute crisis, and reduces the stress of juggling multiple tasks and to-dos in your head. Simply write out what needs to be done week by week through your move process. You will be organized and efficient and ready for each task as it comes up helping you to feel centered and calm.

In addition, we found some great tips here at Reduce Moving Stress. We hope you’ll check it out.

You know yourself better than anyone though, so perhaps you can make a list of your own techniques for keeping you calm during your move process. What works for you when you are under stress? Make a list. Put it where you can see it and then make a commitment to give yourself the time needed to implement your stress reducing activities. It may make all the difference in keeping your move process safe for you and your family.

Remember, during one of the most stressful times of your life, you can handle that stress with the support of a professional Orange County mover and implement simple tips and ideas that will help you remain calm and centered through the process. Keep safe during your move process. Lower your chance of accidents while packing and moving. Be proactive by managing your stress level. Keep this in mind from the moment you decide to move.

In the next few weeks we will further reflect on Orange County mover safety during National Safety Month so check back for more tips and ideas for your safe Orange County move.

Stay tuned and keep safe!
Daly Movers, we deliver your stress-free move!

Move Packing Safety

Welcome back for our second installment of move safety tips in honor of National Safety Month. Last week we discussed keeping your stress low to avoid accidents during the move process. Daly Movers hopes we got our movers in Orange County thinking about their well-being during the move process. This week we turn our attention to packing safety.

When packing up your belongings prior to your move, you want to consider your safety, your family’s safety and the safety of your items. Daly Movers would like to offer a simple check list for helping movers in Orange County with this.

1. Proper packing equipment-Strong sturdy boxes are a must to avoid accidents involving items falling out the bottom. You also want to avoid boxes that may collapse at the sides while carrying them which may cause you to lose your footing. Daly Movers can provide you with high quality boxes, supplies and moving kits to ensure you have the best material for packing up your goods. For more information, call us today.
2. Check your environment for hazards-Before moving boxes, check to make sure the floor and surrounding area is clear of anything you could trip or slip on such as cords, toys, wet slippery spots, etc.
3. Box weight- Consider that you may have to carry boxes up and down stairs. You should be able to lift your box without strain while remaining sturdy and strong on your feet. To avoid injury, do not over-pack with too much weight. You know your strength. Don’t overdo it!
4. Healthy lifting-Avoid strain on your back; do not bend over to lift a box. Instead, squat balancing your upper body weight over your hips and lift using your leg strength keeping your back straight as you stand. Also have a dolly with straps for moving and stacking your boxes. Also be sure to wear good strong sturdy footwear to support you and give you proper footing.
5. Family safety-Keep small children and pets safely away from the packing area. You don’t want tape cutters falling into the wrong hands or a stack of boxes that look like a fun place to climb and explore.
6. Protect your belongings-You want your items to have the best chance of arriving at your new home intact. Please visit Packing Help for the best ideas and tips for packing up every room in the house. Of course, Daly Movers is available to help movers in Orange County with any part of packing. We can pack everything for you or just certain items of high value. We will meticulously wrap your belongings with the utmost care to ensure maximum protection.

Pack safely and be safe! Our next installment will feature safety on move day. We hope you’ll come back for more move safety tips. Movers in Orange County can trust Daly Movers to provide a safe move.

Moving Day Safety

We here at Daly Movers have been focusing on National Safety Month this June by providing our movers in Orange County with tips and ideas for keeping safe through the move process.  The first week we shared our ideas for keeping your stress levels down during the move process to avoid accidents. The second week we discussed move packing safety. This week our movers in Orange County will find safety tips for actual move day.
So you are all packed up and getting ready for your Orange County movers to arrive and transport your belongings to your new home. It is a very exciting time with many mixed emotions involved. It would be easy to forget something. Daly Movers can help!

  • First you want to make arrangements for your pets and small children. It is all too easy for them to get hurt or even lost out an open door. Arrange for a baby sitter or pet sitter who can focus solely on their safety. You will be very busy and having a sitter ensures that someone is constantly looking after and caring for your pets and children while you tend to the details of moving. Pack a bag containing all their needs and leave it with the sitter.
  • Put together a bag or two of your personal travel items and keep it clearly away from everything that will be loaded onto the moving van. Take all high valuable items with you such as jewelry, coins, important papers etc.  A first aid kit is a must and should be easily accessible at all times. Consider packing a roll of toilet paper for both ends of your move, plenty of water and healthy snacks.
  • Inspect the entire area for hazards that would potentially cause an accident. Inspect the floors for loose items and cords. Check all doorways and walkways outside the home for obstructions. Look for low hanging branches that could get in the way of your moving team.
  • Dress properly and use sunscreen and bug repellent. Wear sturdy shoes and check the weather ahead of time to dress appropriately.
  • Always have your cell phones on hand both for communicating with your movers and your care givers as well as for an emergency.

Movers in Orange County can find a library filled with more great moving safety tips to help cover all the bases on our move resources page. Be sure to check back with Daly Movers next week. We will give our movers in Orange County safety tips for arriving in your new homes.

Safe Moving!

New Home Safety

This month Daly Movers has been taking Orange County movers step by step through the moving process with safety specifically in mind. June is National Safety Month and Daly Movers wants to help our Orange County movers keep safe. We have discussed reducing stress to avoid accidents, packing safety, and move day safety. This week we will cover your new home safety.
You have arrived! You have much to do to settle into your new space and call it home. Your Orange County movers have carefully placed your belongings and you are ready to live here. Time to make your new home safe for you and your family. You will want to look after a few things as soon as you arrive to ensure a safe space.

  • Look over the home and property for anything that could potentially be unsafe. Things like nails on the ground, frayed wires, uneven pavements or even trees hanging over the home or utility wires.
  • Check all of your fire alarms to make sure they are in good working order. Replace batteries if necessary. Have every member of your household hear a test example of the alarms so that they are familiar with and will recognize the sound as the fire alarm.
  • Develop a fire escape plan for every member of your family. You will want to do this before sleeping there on the very first night. You want your family very familiar with where to go and what to do in the event of a fire. Each member of your household should be aware of two ways to escape a fire.
  • Have a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Make sure all of the home doors and windows lock and the locks work. Consider changing the door locks as an extra home security measure. If the home doesn’t have a security system, you may want to look into that.
  • Introduce yourself to your new neighbors. Neighbors look after one another. Make sure you exchange phone numbers in case of emergencies.

We found a fabulous Home Safety Checklist on Real Simple and invite you to check it out for many other safety tips. It is especially good to read through if you are moving into your very first home and not used to thinking about the many home safety considerations. We’re glad you found us here during National Safety Month. We hope you’ll stop back time and time again for all our Move news. We here at Daly Movers wish our Orange County movers a happy, healthy, and safe future in their new homes.