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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

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 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!

Cool Moving Facts for a Hot July

Here we are in the middle of the warmest month of the year. It’s a hot July. Movers in Orange County are looking for ways to keep cool and calm as they prepare and carry out their Orange County move. We here at Daly Movers do not have control of the weather, but we would like to offer a time out from the heat of the day to offer some COOL moving facts with our movers in Orange County.

Fact #1-The moving industry took hold in the 1800s surrounding the expansion of the railroad system. The first specialized horse drawn moving wagons were introduced at the turn of the century.

Fact #2-Hiring a local moving company to handle your move can cost less than renting a truck and moving yourself. At Daly Movers, we cover labor, packing, insurance and transportation including gas and tolls. It really adds up when you cover the entire moving process yourself.

Fact #3-According to the US Census Bureau, the average American will move 11.7 times over a life-time. We are proud to report that many of our customers choose us again and again for their moving and storage needs.

Fact #4-43 million Americans move each year. That is the same number of people that enjoyed camping in 2011. That is a lot of movers and campers! Are you camping this summer to stay cool?

Fact #5 According to the Employee Relocation Council, moving is the third most stressful life event following death of a loved one and divorce. At Daly Movers, we feel that it doesn’t have to be. We pride ourselves on delivering a stress-free move.

Fact #6-Ok, this one is not a moving fact but we just had to include it! In 1984 President Reagan announced July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. Movers in Orange County, why not take a cool break from all things moving and enjoy an ice cream?

At Daly Movers we are dedicated to providing all the support and resources our movers in Orange County need to ensure you keep your cool during your move. Enjoy that ice cream!