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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 solutionsĀ 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.

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.

Looking Forward to Your New Community

Last week we talked about taking this quiet less busy time before a Orange County move that may be 2-3 months out, to dream your space using a floor plan to plan furniture placement. It saves having to rearrange heavy things later after the movers leave. Daly Movers has been sharing the Orange County move experience with our customers for over 30 years. We have been there alongside them helping them with everything movingĀ. One thing we have learned about the Orange County move process for families is sometimes it can be fraught with the unknown about where you are heading and how to make that new destination feel like you are coming home.

These days, the internet makes it so easy to research all about where you are going. While you are anticipating all you will be busy with in the few weeks and days right before your Orange County move, why not look ahead and learn about your new community. What helps you feel at home in a new community? Here are some suggestions to research ahead of time and help you and your family look forward to your Orange County move and new home community:

  • Your favorite chain stores and restaurants-many of us like our routine places. You might enjoy finding out that the stores you enjoy shopping at can also be found where you are moving.
  • Parks-Perhaps you love the outdoors and enjoy walking, running, biking, kayaking. Check out what parks are near your new home and what facilities they have.
  • Fun places for kids-If you have children, they can look forward to what is available in your new community for them.
  • Local contractors-Perhaps over the years, you have become attached to your short list of home maintenance contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, landscapers etc. The internet makes it very easy to research reputable trusted contractors who are ready to serve you in your new community. You can enter your new home with a new short list for anything you may need right away.
  • Place of Worship-A fine way to connect with your new community is through your faith. Find your denomination and make the call to introduce yourself and family.
  • Community Centers-Check on-line to see if your new community has a community center where you can make connections or learn more about your community.
  • Local businesses-Sure, we all like our comfort chain stores and/or restaurants but it is fun to explore what is unique about where you are going. Check out business directories or city/town websites to read about privately owned stores, boutiques, and restaurants. You may find that you cannot wait to visit some of these locally owned businesses.

This should give you much to read and learn about where you are headed. Take advantage of all the ways the internet can help you warm up to your future community through photos, videos, reviews and guides all to do with your future home.

If you have kids, get them involved and give them some things on the list to research and see what they can find out too. They will most likely enjoy sharing their excitement over what they find. They might think it is fun and feel a sense of involvement. Check back in the next few weeks for more ideas and resources that help you feel more at home wherever your Orange County move takes you. Daly Movers likes to help you feel at home no matter where you are. Have fun!

Practice Safety on Your Orange County Moving Day

In recognition of National Safety Month, we here at Daly Movers make it a point to share a message of safety with our Orange County moving customers in June and throughout the year. Last week we shared some tips and resources for packing safely when preparing for your Orange County move. This week we place our safety focus on moving day itself. We want you, your pets, your family and your movers to have a safe and pleasant moving experience.

So you are all packed up, ready to load and move to your new home. Whether you hired movers or are moving yourself, the safety of everyone involved is a top priority. Here is a small checklist to get you thinking about safety on your Orange County moving day:

  • Small children and pets-It is best to have someone look after your small children and pets on safety day. Doors will be propped open and people will be moving heavy items out of the home and onto a truck. Children and pets could easily wander outside and possibly get lost. They could also get in the way of heavy dangerous lifting and risk being hurt. They will be safer off the premises in the care of friends or family.
  • Keep all walkways and doorways free from obstacles-Periodically check the residence inside and out throughout the moving process. Helpers could trip and fall with heavy items if passageways are not left clear.
  • When disassembling furniture-Use the proper tools and place them in a safe place when not in use.
  • Be sure to keep a first aid kit handy-This is one thing you do not want to pack and load. Keep one near you through the move day should anyone need it.
  • Food and water-Keep hydrated throughout the day and remember to eat for strength and endurance. Water and healthy snacks should be set aside in a tote for a quick grab when you need it.
  • Rest-Get plenty of necessary rest the night before your move so you are alert and refreshed.
  • Dress for the climate conditions-you may need protective clothing to stay warm, cool or dry. Wear sunscreen and bug repellent if necessary.
  • If you are moving yourself-Be sure to have heavy duty gloves to protect your hands while lifting your items. Make sure you have the right moving gear such as handcarts and straps for heavy items.
  • Lock up-Check all windows and doors. They should be closed properly and locked to protect the dwelling after you are gone.

This not an inclusive list as every move has its own safety considerations. We just wanted to get you thinking about keeping safe on Orange County moving day. Take some time before you move to think about safety in and around your move, and then make your helpers aware of anything they would need to know to keep everyone safe. Avoid moving accidents. Keep alert and aware on Orange County moving day. Daly Movers wish you a safe and pleasant move!

The Busiest Orange County Move Season is Heating Up!

Yes! Summer has arrived and so has our busiest Orange County move season of the year. Are you ready to go? We are! Daly Movers is standing by with our experienced staff and crew to ensure that your move is a smooth one.

As you get closer to your move day, things start to happen fast. We want you to be fully prepared for your Orange County move. It can be a challenge to keep organized and stay on top of all your moving tasks when you probably already have a busy schedule. This can be even more challenging if you have never moved before. There are so many things to think about. Fortunately we have decades of moving experience and are ready to lend a hand.

Daly Movers can help by providing you with this Moving Planner-Read Here. Whether you are months, weeks or days away from your move, you can look to this planner to help you remember and organize your move. We appreciate all that you have to do. Moving is a huge undertaking and considered one of the most stressful life changes. Use this planner to ease your stress. As you check things off, you will feel accomplished and ready for loading day.

If you are packing yourself, Daly Movers can also help with packing supplies. We have a wide array of moving boxes and supplies, as well as pre-packaged moving kits. All supplies are of the same quality used by professional movers and affordably priced. And of course, if you need help packing, we can help you with full service professional packing.

The heat is on but you can keep cool during your Orange County move process with an organized plan and of course an ice-cream! Good Luck!