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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!

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.

Moving With Your Pets

May is National Pet Month. Daly Movers would like to take this opportunity to provide our Orange County movers with information on how to safely move your beloved pets with as little stress to them as possible.

Pets are members of the family and they too will feel the effects of moving to a new location. There is much to consider in preparing your pets for a move, transporting them and then getting them settled in their new space.

Pets cannot be moved on a moving van. The best way to transport your pets is to keep them with you as you travel to your new home. Easy when moving across town, but can be difficult if moving to a new state or internationally. If it is impossible to keep your pets with you while traveling to your new home, Daly can help our Orange County movers by providing the names of companies that specialize in moving your pets.

If you decide that you will move your pets yourself, you will want to consider their health, comfort, physical needs and the proper equipment needed to move them safely. Petswelcome.com is a fabulous resource for all the things you should consider in planning to move your pets whether they are dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses etc. On this site, Orange County movers can also find useful information such as finding pet friendly lodging if your move requires an overnight stay along the way, information about flying with you pets on commercial airlines, help with locating a vet in your new location and countless other informative tips.
We here at Daly Movers wish our Orange County movers and their furry, feathered and scaled pets a happy and safe move!

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!

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.