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9 Things to Do Before Move or You Sell Your House

Selling your house can be a rewarding experience or a stressful experience. So why not make it easier on yourself and implement these things before you sell. We’ve put together a list to keep in mind when selling your home.

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Little-Known Tricks to Make Moving a Snap

Moving is always going to be a little more work than expected because the process of packing up your possessions brings hidden things to light. But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as some people claim. Even a short move like changing your address from Orono to Wayzata, can be improved by planning ahead. Some of the tricks on this list may be obvious, others not so much, but they all will facilitate your move:

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Tips for Moving in the Summer

Summer in Minnesota can seem like the perfect time for a move, so Saint Paul, MN moving companies do a lot of business this time of year. Because summer is so busy for movers – there is much advice they can share:

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What Should A Moving Company Do To Protect Your Home

Hiring a professional Minneapolis moving company should mean that you are investing in a higher level of protection for your home and possessions. Professional residential movers have been trained and equipped to leave no trace of their presence behind — other than your things where they should be.

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Tips To Reduce Waste When You Move

One of the things you’ll notice after all those boxes have been emptied and the stuff is put into your new home’s storage space is all those boxes sitting there empty. Along with the boxes, there’s all that filler used to keep things from breaking. It’s a big, big pile of waste, and it doesn’t have to be there.

Professional Saint Paul moving companies often will have boxes designed specifically for various types of household goods. Other options, like sturdy crates to fill and empty on moving day may also be available.

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Winter Moving Tips from Professional Movers in St. Paul

Winter can be one of the best times of year to move. If you’re trying to buy a home, it’s a buyer’s market because people who are selling their home in winter tend to want to sell it as quickly as possible. If you’re renting, landlords try to attract tenants with discounts on rent or other perks. But winter can also be one of the most stressful and hectic times of year to move. RJ Moving has some professional movers’ tips for your St. Paul move. And we’re not just professional movers, St. Paul also knows us for our packing and storage services too. We have some suggestions for how to make your St. Paul winter move smoother and safer for everyone involved – you and your professional movers.

Be sure there is somewhere that is clear of snow and ice for the professional movers to park their moving van. Even if you don’t have a driveway at your St. Paul home, make sure there is a clear space on the road for your professional movers to park. Take the time to shovel a path between where they will be parking and your home, and take extra care to make sure there is no ice.

Make sure your porch is also clear of snow, ice and debris. This is especially important for any stair-steps that are involved, so please make sure you put some salt or sand down to increase traction. RJ Moving takes the time to lay down plastic to make sure we don’t track any dirt, snow or other debris into your home and onto the floors.

And don’t neglect your new home either! The same should be done at your new St. Paul home as well. If you take the time to make your driveway, walkway and porch safer, this will make the moving process go a lot faster.

When you’re ready to move, call RJ Moving at (612) 384-2028 to talk to us about our professional movers in St. Paul or contact us online for a free estimate.

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Budgeting for Your Professional Movers in Minnesota

When you’re moving in Minnesota and hiring professional movers, creating and sticking to a moving budget can be a big pain! But, in the end, it’s worth it when you know exactly how much you can spend so there are no surprises. RJ Moving has a few tips to help with your moving budget, so when your professional movers come to your Minnesota home, you are ready and good to go.

First of all, figure out what it will cost you to move out of your home, as in, factor in any final utility bills, any repairs you have to make to your former home and any fees you might be charged if you’re terminating a lease early. Look over your moving estimate from your Minnesota professional movers company, RJ Moving, and make sure you understand every charge and what professional movers services we will provide.

Then, look over your Minnesota house and start estimating how many boxes you will need, plus how much packing tape and other packing materials you think you will be using. It is always better to overestimate than underestimate. You don’t want to be packing your items the day before you move only to find out you are short on moving boxes or tape, just as your professional movers are showing up! (But don’t worry – RJ Moving can help with all of your packing needs too!)

Start budgeting for gas for the trips you will be taking to and from your new home. Is your new Minnesota home right down the street or across the state? Set aside some spending money for meals on-the-go and for any last-minute supplies you might need. For example, if you cut a finger, you might need to run to the store to get band-aids and Neosporin.

Also, when looking over your final utility bills at your former Minnesota home, call your new utility companies and ask them how much they will charge you to turn on your new utilities. Some Minnesota companies will do this for free, while others will have to send trained technicians to your new home to get the utilities turned on. You can also set an appointment time during this call. Keep track of every appointment on a small calendar so you don’t get your dates and times confused!

And for all of your professional movers needs in Minnesota, don’t hesitate to call RJ Moving at (612) 384-2028, or you can contact us online and request a free quote. We can help with any professional movers services you might need!

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Good Communication for a Successful Move

We can’t stress enough the importance of good communication between you and our team of movers. You can help us help you by providing clear communication throughout the entire moving process. From the first phone call to the day we move your belongings, good communication will help your move go smoothly. If you’re ready to communicate with some Minneapolis professional movers, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’re going to cover some crucial communication we’re going to require.

Initial Communication

During your initial conversation with us, it will be important to hammer out a couple details. When you give us a call, make sure you have enough time to chat. We’ll need to discuss some of the particulars associated with your move. Every move is different and has different requirements, so we want to make sure we have everything in place.

Items with Special Requirements

We understand that there are some items that will need to be handled with extra care. It will need to be communicated which items are fragile. Also, if you have electronics, musical instruments, antiques or other items that need special attention, be sure to let us know. Labeling items can be helpful, but you can also tell us on the day of your move.

The Home You’re Moving To

If there are any special considerations at the home you’re moving to, you’ll want to communicate those to your movers. Make sure they know where they need to park and how to best access the building. If you’re moving to a townhome or a row home, inform your movers which home you’re in to make sure the process is seamless. Once we’ve found the home, we’ll need you to further communicate how you want things arranged.

In need of professional movers in Minneapolis? Give us a call today at 612-384-2028 or contact us online.

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Moving With Pets? Tips to Follow

Moving can be hard on people. But, it can be even harder on your pets. For a beloved pet dog or cat, the moving process can be very stressful. As a Minneapolis moving company, the RJ Moving team has seen our share of pets being impacted by moving. Here are some ways you can make your move easier on your furry friends:

Get veterinary records

Are you moving far from Minneapolis or wherever you live currently? Then you’ll need to get a new vet, so it’s best to obtain their records to pass along to whoever will be your new vet. Depending on where you are moving to, your pet may need more vaccinations, medications and health certificates. Keep your current veterinarian’s phone number handy in case of an emergency or if your new vet would like to speak to your old one.

Keep your pets away from the packing and loading/unloading

Your dog, cat or other pet may feel vulnerable on moving day, so it’s best to quarantine them off to an area with ventilation that is safe and quiet. The bathroom is usually a good place. Make sure to make the area with a sign indicating where the pets are. Even if your pet isn’t feeling vulnerable, it’s best to do this as the loading and unloading process involves open doors, which can lead your pet to escape.

Prep your new home

Your new home might confused or frighten your pet. Therefore, it’s imperative that upon arrival at your new home, you put out all the things it will need, like food, water, a litter box, toys, etc. That way, your pet can feel a little bit of comfort and normalcy during this tough transition.

Let us help you make the moving process easier. Call us now at 612-384-2028.

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What Good Movers Are …

There are many, many professional Twin Cities movers out there. But, how can you tell which ones are the best?

The RJ Moving team has been giving this some thought as of late, and we’ve decided the term “mover” should describe a professional who is …

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