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Yard sale to cut down the cost of moving

Moving this spring? You might consider holding a yard sale in preparation for your move. Did you know that your Orange County moving costs will in part be determined by the weight of your belongings? Moving is an excellent time to discern what you want to take with you.

As you sort through and pack up your belongings, you will certainly come up against many items you have outgrown in one way or another. Consider these questions when deciding what is worth taking along:

  • Do I have a use for this item in my new home and in this new stage of my life?
  • Will this fit in my new space?
  • Have I used this item in the last 2 years?

If you answer No, why pay to move these items? Yard sales can be fun and earn you cash toward your Orange County moving expenses or new items that you will use and enjoy in your new home. There are many resources on the web for organizing and advertising your yard sale including this great article on TLC-10 Tips for Managing a Moving Sale.

Another great way to lighten up your Orange County moving freight is by donating your dry food goods. You will save money while helping your local food bank.

From all of us here at Daly Movers,
Happy Orange County Moving!

Honoring Those Who Have Served

To all those who have served and who are currently serving our country, Daly Movers would like to say Thank You!  We are proud of our Veterans and honor them through our remembrance, support and gratitude today and every day. Your sacrifice is the ultimate sacrifice that protects our freedom and our great nation. Happy Veterans Day!

Daly Movers is an agent of Arpin Van Lines. Arpin has had one of the strongest industry reputations for providing the highest quality control and performance standards to the Military and the Government Services Administration, continually having high Customer Service Index (CSI) scores compared to our competition. We proudly serve Orange County moving military families.

Daly Movers, as an agent of Arpin Van Lines, recognizes our active and veteran military service men and women by providing veteran discounts on interstate moves. Read more about Arpin Veteran Moving Services Savings Program Here and contact us about your Orange County moving discount for veterans.

Daly Movers honors our military service personnel. You work tirelessly to serve our country and we salute you!

Volunteer Opportunities for Recent Orange County Movers

National Volunteer Week is coming right up. This year it falls on April 6-13, 2014. Daly Movers is happy to take this timely opportunity to encourage our recent Orange County movers to deepen their connection to their new communities through volunteering.

We have been in the Orange County moving business for over 30 years. We know the importance of understanding the needs of the community that we live and work in. Reaching out to volunteer rewards us with pride for our community while strengthening our roots in the community.

We have offered articles in the past sharing ideas for feeling at home once you move to a new place. We would like to honor National Volunteer Week by encouraging our recent Orange County movers to consider reaching out by lending a hand in their new community. Through volunteering you will make wonderful connections with new friends. You will learn more about your community and the needs there. There is probably no better way to feel at home in a new place then to begin to invest your time, energy and heart into that place.

You may already have a favorite organization that you volunteer for. If so, a great place to start would be to look into whether that organization has a branch or presence in your community. Religious affiliations are another way to find connections to volunteer opportunities. Also, local hospitals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, animal shelters and schools might be places to start your search, but there are many organizations out there waiting to be found.

We found a fabulous resource on-line for connecting with volunteer opportunities. At http://www.volunteermatch.org/ you can search based on what you care about and the city you live in, and they will match you up with a non-profit organization that could use your help.

Just another simple and meaningful way for Orange County movers to plant roots and feel at home in their new communities. Daly Movers wishes you happiness wherever you move.

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!

What Can an Orange County Mover Do With that Old Piano?

Well what do you know? September is National Piano Month as celebrated by The National Piano Foundation. The piano has been around for over 300 years. It is indeed a beautiful instrument and also one of the largest and heaviest of instruments. The words large and heavy always grab our attention at Daly Movers because when it comes to moving, large and heavy items are the reasons you should hire an Orange County mover.

Ideally, if you own a beautiful piano and enjoy it, you will want to move it with you wherever you go and certainly an Orange County mover can help with that. But what if you no longer want a piano that has been taking up space or hidden in the basement? What can you do with it to avoid the cost of moving an unwanted piano to your new home?

Of course selling it is always an option but that will depend on the condition of the piano. If in good condition, you could list it in the classified section of the newspaper or on Craig’s list. If it is in ok condition, you could even list it as Free with pick-up. A free piano might appeal to a family with young children just starting piano lessons. You might also consider listing your free piano on pianoadoption.com. This is a great source for finding someone that may want to adopt your piano. You create a listing on the site by state with information and a photo of your piano. Someone just might want to give it a good home.

If you would like to donate your piano to a qualified non-profit organization, you could possibly get a tax deduction for the value of the piano as well as your costs to move it. For more information on donating your piano, check out Pianofinders.com

For the Orange County mover who happens to be crafty or artistic and may want to keep an unused piano that has sentimental value, we got a kick out of this article-26 DIY Inventive Ideas how to Repurpose Old Pianos. Here are some brilliant and fun ideas to consider or perhaps the article may spark a creative idea of your own.

Maybe your children took lessons on your piano, but they are grown and it sits alone in silence. According to The National Piano Foundation, the fastest growing group of aspiring pianists in the U.S. today is not children, but adults aged 25-75+ years. It is never too late to learn. Maybe you decide to move that piano along with you after-all so you can explore a whole new learning experience with music.

If you definitely have a piano to move, Daly Movers is your Orange County mover with the experience needed to carefully move your piano and deliver it safely to your new home. And certainly if you can play it, we wouldn’t mind being treated to a song or two while we finish our work!