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!
Tis the season. Thieves are looking for homes to hit. There are times when your home is more vulnerable to theft. Daly Movers wants our Orange County movers to be on the lookout and protect their homes throughout their move process.
There have been unfortunate news stories around the country of thieves pulling vans up to homes with sold signs and clearing them out when the owners are not at home. Neighbors will not notice that something is off unless they are informed. To an uninformed neighbor, it might just look like your moving out day but could actually be a thief getting away with the contents of your home. Protect yourself. Once your home sells, please inform your neighbors of your move date. Give them your cell phone number so that if they notice anything suspicious ahead of that date, they can contact you and let you know what is going on.
Another vulnerable time for your home is if you have to move out before it sells or after it sells but before settlement day. Even if you have taken all of your personal belongings with you, thieves may target your empty house for appliances, fixtures and even copper piping. Again, having at least 1 or 2 neighbors who can keep an eye on your property can make all the difference in protecting your property from theft and vandalism. If you have home security, continuing paying for monitoring until closing. It is also a good idea to contact your local police department as well so that when they do their regular rounds in your neighborhood, they can keep an extra eye on your property.
If you are having construction done on the home after you move out to prepare it for sale or as a contingency of sale, make sure your neighbors are informed about when contractors will be there and the companies they represent. They can always give you a call if they are not sure about someone who is working in your home.
Daly Movers wants our Orange County movers informed and protected from theft during the move process. Chances are you will have nothing to worry about and that is what we hope for you. Be safe and be proactive against theft. Good luck throughout your move and remember we are here for all of your moving and storage needs.