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April is National Recycling Month!

In our last blog we talked about holding a yard sale to rid yourself of items you won’t need or want in your new home once you move. This lowers the cost of your move which will be based in part on the weight of your load. We also mentioned donating your potentially heavy dry food goods to a local food pantry. But what do you do with all the things that are not worth resale that you just need to get rid of before your Orange County move?

Did you know that nearly everything in your home, garage and garden can be recycled? You would be surprised. Instead of ordering and possibly paying for a bulk trash pick up adding to our already over-crowed land fills, why not recycle as much as you can before your move? Again, this helps in lowering the weight of your move by not bringing along more than you will use or need. As a green mover (Read Here for Arpin Green move Initiatives), here at Daly Movers, we love to get our Orange County move customers thinking about recycling.

When looking at spaces in your home to pack up and prepare for your Orange County move, especially places such as garden sheds, garages and basements, we often find many items that are not in good enough condition to sell or donate. Think twice before you throw it curbside for trash pick-up. An excellent resource for finding just the right recycling center for your specific items is Earth911.com.

At Earth911 your can find local recycle solutions for recycling:

  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Garden supplies and equipment
  • Glass
  • Hazardous materials
  • Household items
  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plastic

You simply fill in your town name and state and the items/items you are looking to get rid of and the site connects you to an organization that will take it. Some things like scrap metal may even earn you a little cash and leave you with very little trash.

Another great source on the web for those who will be downsizing when they move is Downsizing the Home, Lessons Learned. This source is filled with great articles and resources for downsizing and recycling.

Enjoy National Recycling month as you pack up to move and remember at Daly Movers we are here to provide exceptional Orange County move service and ready to deliver a stress-free move.

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.

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!

Moving to College Time!

It is that time of year again! Millions of students all over the country are preparing for a new college year. Some of them will be leaving the nest for the first time to move into a dorm while others may be moving into their own independent off-campus housing. Both situations come with packing and moving needs.

Daly Movers knows full well the excitement and special needs our Orange County college students hold since we are a greater Orange County area moving company that has been helping families move their kids to college for years and years.

Whether your child is moving a short distance or far from home, we can help take the stress out of the move by providing you with a few ideas and resources.

1. Chances are if your student is moving into a dorm, you will not be taking anything large like furniture. Most dorms provide a bed, desk and small chest of drawers. You won’t have room for much else. You will need to pack things you need for school and a few items to make you feel at home. Daly Movers can help. We are the Orange County Moving Company that can provide Moving Supply Kits to ensure your student’s items are protected in transit. It is essential not to over-pack since chances are you will get there and find that the space just won’t hold it all. You may be driving your packed items yourself or need to ship them beforehand. Either way you won’t want to over-pack. Check out these links for ideas on what and what not to pack:

2. If your college student is moving into off-campus housing, the moving in needs can and will be very different. Some off-campus housing will rent furnished but others will not. Your student and his or her roommates might need to furnish and supply an entire apartment or house. Daly Movers Company is the Orange County Moving Company that can help with your student’s small move whether it is a local Orange County area move or a long distance move to another state.

3.  If your student is attending school in a new state, the logistics of moving their household items can be complex and costly, but Daly Movers can help simply the process. You might think about renting a truck to get their household items to school, and in some cases that might be the least expensive and convenient option, but in some cases it may actually be less expensive, safer, and save a lot of hassle, to use a professional moving service. Truck rental may seem like the cheaper option, and usually is best option locally, but when you factor in the gas, time, and one way rental fees on a long distance move full service may be affordable, with a lot less stress, and work. Give us a call today and Daly Movers will get you on your way.

Daly Movers is your Orange County Moving Company ready to provide resources and support to ease your stress as your college student readies for a new year away from home. We wish your son or daughter a successful and happy college year!

Back to School Safety

For the last couple of weeks, Daly Movers has been sharing our resources and ideas for college students moving away to school and younger students starting a new school after a move. In keeping with the back to school theme of August, we would like to bring up the topic of back to school safety.

Back to School Safety is important for all children and their families but if you are recent Orange County movers and your child will be starting a new school, you will want to focus in on this more than usual as you get used to your new community. Just as you would develop safety plans and precautions in your new home, you want to have an understanding of safety procedures in and around the school.

Daly Movers is always on the lookout for information to share that could be useful to Orange County movers looking for ways to prepare to move or settle in after a move. We found some great information to share with you regarding back to school safety. Take a look at these great school safety resources.

1. The National Safety Council provides a Back to School Safety page on their site that provides links to areas dedicated to all matters involving school safety including school transportation safety and school safety. They even have a Back to School Safety Checklist so you as the parent of a child starting a new school can look over the list together and be prepared.

2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a Safe Youth. Safe Schools page on their site that includes a long list of resources and articles that cover a multitude of youth safety topics. We found it to be a great page for Orange County movers concerned about keeping their children safe in and around a new school environment.

3. College Students also have safety procedures and practices to consider. We found a resource for them too. Protection1 Campus Safety Matters is an entire website dedicated to Campus safety. On their Campus Safety Tips page you can find a list of fabulous articles covering all topics having to do with college safety. Be sure to link this one to your son or daughter so that they have it to refer to again and again as they protect themselves at school.

Of course the best resources you have about your particular school can be found at your new school. We suggest you give the school a call to discuss that school’s specific safety practices and programs.

August is always an exciting buzzy time of back to school preparations for families. Daly Movers is always on the lookout for tips and tools to help Orange County movers prepare for a move and settle into their new homes. We hope you enjoyed our post on Back to School Safety and the resources we found for you. We wish you and your students a fabulous new school year!