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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.

The Batty Attic

Last week Daly Movers brought forward the topic of cleaning out the spooky basement to our future Orange County movers. In keeping with the spirit of this last week in October, we would like to turn your attention to the batty attic!

For those of you in the Orange County area that are planning a move in the next year, it is never too early to prepare for that move now when you have the time. It will save you money and time later. Daly Movers makes a point of sharing ideas and resources as well as offering our moving and storage services to make your Orange County move as smooth as possible. We have brought up the topics of sorting and purging all the areas of your home including closets, garage, shed, and basement. What about the batty attic?! Don’t forget to go up there. Like the basement, the attic can be an area you want to put off and avoid but you will be so glad you dealt with it now and not when it is time to actually move.

Attics can be filled with spooky things like spiders and webs and THINGS that no longer serve you. Take this season to get up there and see what is what. It is another great project to get the family involved in as you sort through possible heirlooms and family history. Be sure to have a safe way to get into the attic. If you have a pull down staircase, check to make sure it is working properly and remove all pets and children from the area when pulling it down. Go up and inspect the flooring and area to ensure your safety before proceeding.

As in other areas of your home, you will decide what stays and what goes. You can beginning packing up many items for if they are in the attic, you probably will not be using them any time soon. In past posts, we offered ideas and resources for recycling, donating and yard sales. Another great way to lighten your move load and save you costs on your move is to sell items online. There are countless online stores where you can list your items for sale. There are companies you can hire to sell your stuff for you. There are also sites that allow you to build your own online store for selling anything you come across. Future Orange County movers may see this time (months before a move) as the time to sell on line and put some cash in your pocket.

Daly Movers encourages our future Orange County movers to research the many options available for online selling. It is another great way to get rid of what you no longer need before your big move. Check back through our older posts for great resources and ideas for sorting through the contents of your home. Good luck clearing out the Spooky areas of your home and Happy Halloween!

The Benefits of Using Temporary Storage

How are you doing with your fall sorting and purging? Autumn is flying by. The busy holiday season will be upon us in a flash. This is the best time of year to take stock of what you have and what you will keep before a move. Your move costs will be based partly on the weight of your move load. You will surely save money on your move by purging unwanted items now. Throughout this fall season we have been sharing ideas and resources for sorting through the contents of the home with our future Orange County movers. There are still a couple of weeks left before the bustle of the holidays takes front stage. Time to move more stuff!

As you looked through closets, attic, basement, garage, shed, you got a true sense of what you need and want and what you will be leaving behind. Daly Movers shared resources and ideas for recycling, donations, on-line selling, etc. And do not forget the possibility of holding a yard sale.

So now you are left with everything you will definitely be taking with you on your move. Some Orange County movers may have used the sorting exercise as a time to start packing up items they will not be needing before moving day. Do you have furniture and boxes that are in the way of home showings? It is always best to show a home on the market that is free of clutter, personal items and abundant storage items. This helps the buyers themselves living in your home. A great way to clear the way is to use temporary storage space. As your trusted Orange County mover, Daly Movers offers temporary storage space. Our facilities are clean, climate controlled, and secure. Come moving day, we can load your storage items along with the rest of your household contents and move everything to your new residence.

Also, keep our storage space in mind if you will be moving to temporary housing before you can move into your permanent home. We offer many solutions for short and long term storage. Daly Movers can provide for all your moving and storage needs. Good luck to Orange County movers with all pre-move preparations!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daly Movers would like to wish all Orange County movers and all our Southern California move customers a Happy Thanksgiving. We are very grateful to you for your business and your positive reviews of our Orange County moving services. We appreciate our repeat customers who have placed their faith in us time and time again to handle their Southern California moves. We also appreciate the many referrals we have received from satisfied customers. It is a high complement and one we are proud of. Thank you for making us your choice for your greater Southern California move service!

We at Daly Movers wish you and yours a bountiful, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!