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It’s Tax Time! Can you deduct your moving expenses?

Did you know that certain moving expenses are tax deductible?

As an Orange County mover, your non-reimbursed moving expenses might be deductible on your tax return if your move is related directly to your work. In addition, if you donate clothes or household items prior to your move, those donations may be deductible as well. Make sure you ask your tax advisor about these possible deductions.

Whether you moved in the past couple of years or are planning a move this year, accurate and organized record keeping is a must to ensure that you receive all of your eligible moving deductions.

Time to prepare!  If you are just beginning your move process and you think your expenses may be deductible, begin a file for collecting all of your moving receipts, cancelled checks, credit card statements, bills and a mileage log. Come tax time, you’ll have everything you need in one place. Daly Movers always provides our Orange County movers with the proper receipts and itemized bills for your records.

Spring is in the air! That means the start of the move season, and tax time.
Are you ready for April 15th? Make the most of your move and don’t miss out on one cent of your deductions. The IRS has all the information you need to decide if and what you can deduct. You can find the answers here at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf.  Also check in with your accountant to discuss any special circumstances surrounding your work or military move and what other records you may need for filing your move deductions.

And if this spring is moving season for you, as one the most time-tested Orange County movers, Daly Movers is ready to help with your moving needs.

Daly Movers wishes our Orange County movers a Happy Spring!

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.

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!

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!

Move Service Discounts For Seniors

Moving can be expensive. You want to make sure that you are keeping your costs down as you go through the process. One of the ways we at Daly Movers suggest our Orange County moving customers can lower their move costs is by lightening the move load and donating and recycling as much as possible before move day. We featured many ideas and resources for donating and recycling in our April blogs in support of National Recycling Month.

There are other ways to save. Did you know that there are often move service discounts offered to special groups? As your affordable Orange County moving company, Daly Movers offers money saving discounts to Seniors who are moving long distance. These savings can really add up and get you where you need to be with your move budget.

Seniors 50+ Program
As a proud Arpin agent, Daly Movers is pleased to offer the Arpin 50+ Program for our Orange County movers over the age of 50 who are planning a long distance move. Services include:

  • Complimentary Mini Packing Container Kit-Upon request, we will provide you with a “mini” packing container kit at no charge to you. This kit consists of up to 12 various size packing boxes (not to include mattress boxes) plus a roll of tape.
  • Complimentary First Night Unpacking Service-We provide you with complimentary First Night unpacking at no cost to include: 3 containers of any size (except mattress cartons), 1 dresser mirror carton, and complete unpacking and set up of 2 beds of any size (excludes waterbeds and canopies).
  • Discounted Valuation Protection-Protecting your possessions is a critical part of your move and the chief responsibility of a respectable Orange County moving company. Our 50+ Program also provides a thirty percent (30%) discount off of our Full Replacement Value Protection Coverage (with zero deductible). This represents a considerable savings to our 50+ Program participants.

*Proof of age of one household member moving is required.

If you have any other questions about our 50+ Program or are ready to take advantage of it, simple contact us. We would love to hear from you.

We have other special discounts we look forward to telling our readers about. Check back next week for more ways to save. Daly Movers is the affordable Orange County moving company dedicated to providing you with expert move services to fit your budget.