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Here’s Why Commercial Moving Is Nothing Like Your Last Home Move

Sep 29, 2017

Commercial moves are completely different from residential moves. They require a special expertise—something that regular moving services don’t always offer. There are more than 800,000 small businesses in North Carolina, and a good chunk of these relocate to new office premises every year. Commercial movers help companies coordinate and execute their moves without disrupting day-to-day business operations. Here are a few differences between commercial and … Continue reading Here’s Why Commercial Moving Is Nothing Like Your Last Home Move »

Here’s What’s Different About Long-Distance Moving

Sep 22, 2017

At Marrins Moving, we know that every household move brings its own particular hurdles, but shifting everything you own over hundreds or thousands of miles comes with a few specific challenges. Here are the things that we’ve learned are the most different—and important—about making a long-distance move. Check the Delivery Window We understand that during a long-distance move, one of the highest priorities is finding … Continue reading Here’s What’s Different About Long-Distance Moving »

How to Choose a Moving Company in North Carolina

Sep 15, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians moved to a new home last year. Job opportunities, good schools, a better standard of living are just some of the reasons why people relocated. Alongside Charlotte, the NC Triangle area has experienced the most growth in the “Tar Heel State” since 2010. As local cities like Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill flourish, more people will need to use … Continue reading How to Choose a Moving Company in North Carolina »

Marrins Moving Joins Duke to Help Hurricane Relief Effort

Sep 01, 2017

As you’ve probably heard, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the city of Houston has been met with severe flooding, leaving many in the city without access to their homes, food, water, and basic necessities. Because of this tragedy, Marrins Moving has teamed up with Duke University to help deliver items to those in need in the area. We believe in doing everything we can … Continue reading Marrins Moving Joins Duke to Help Hurricane Relief Effort »

6 Tips to Make Moving with Kids Easier

May 11, 2017

A move is already a somewhat stressful life event. The stakes are often high, with finances, timing, and the unknown hanging in the balance. If you have younger kids, however, you can expect to double that stress during your move. The needs of your children can make prepping for your move more difficult, but they also have needs during this transition that often get pushed … Continue reading 6 Tips to Make Moving with Kids Easier »

20 Hacks to Make Moving Easier

May 03, 2017

Let’s face it: moving is usually not a joyous occasion. Relocating may be, but the actual move is often a lot of work. Moving can put a lot of stress on people, particularly large families or those with small children, though it’s not a walk in the park for anyone. It’s inconvenient, time-consuming, and labor-intensive, unless you hire a professional company to do all the … Continue reading 20 Hacks to Make Moving Easier »

8 Ways You Can Use Storage Units to Make Moving Easier

Feb 23, 2017

Moving is a difficult and time-consuming task that most people dread. Obviously, a great way to make your move easier is to hire a professional moving service like Marrins Moving. But, there’s another way to help yourself when you’re moving: using secure storage units to their full potential. Storage units will lighten your load and allow you to spread out your move to give yourself … Continue reading 8 Ways You Can Use Storage Units to Make Moving Easier »

Tips & Ideas For Your 4th of July Celebration

Jun 30, 2016

Friday begins the long 4th of July Holiday Weekend.  Check out these links for local events, cook out ideas, recipes and safety tips. The Marrins Mooving Family wishes you and your family a safe and fun holiday weekend as we celebrate this great country’s independence. Happy 4th of July!!! Local Events:  http://www.visitraleigh.com/events/holiday-events/ Recipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/191/holidays-and-events/4th-of-july/?page=2 Cook Out Ideas:  http://www.celebrations.com/c/4th-of-july/all Safety Tips:  http://www.protection1.com/resources/4th-of-july-safety-tips/  

How to pack electronics when moving.

Jun 23, 2016

If you happen to be facing a house move,, then the question of how to pack your electronics for moving so that your expensive gadgets arrive at your new home in one piece, and in good working order, becomes essential. Hare are the the types of packing materials you will need for the electronics packing task ahead of you. Original Packages – If you have kept … Continue reading How to pack electronics when moving. »

Tips For Moving In The Heat

Jun 16, 2016

Because summer is such a popular time to move, and because now is the time when people are doing their moves, it’s a good idea to be prepared and know what to do when it’s sweltering hot outside and you have to pack up and start the moving process. We’ve got some great “beat the heat” tips to share. First, let’s talk about the signs … Continue reading Tips For Moving In The Heat »

Why You Should Hire A Professional Mover

May 17, 2016

Moving is one of these troublesome instances when experience and professional know how can mean the difference between a good  move and a bad move.  If you are planning to move, now or in the future, you might find yourself wondering “Should I hire a moving company or move by myself?”  When deciding on between a DYI Move or using professional movers, take the following instances … Continue reading Why You Should Hire A Professional Mover »

Tips For Moving With Your Pets

May 06, 2016

May is National Moving Month. It marks the official beginning of the moving season, a four-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when millions of American families relocate. And because some 68 percent of Americans consider their pets to be members of the family, according to a 1999 report by pet supply retailer PetsMart, it stands to reason that every possible measure should be … Continue reading Tips For Moving With Your Pets »

11 Tips to Move Your Pet

Jan 04, 2016

Check out the local laws – Before moving to a new state with your pet, get an insight into the state/province leash laws, pet ordinances, and pet licensing requirements. To check out the state/province laws, contact the State Department of Agriculture or State Veterinarian’s office. For local ordinances, contact the City Clerks’ office, local organizations or animal control facility in the area where you’ll be … Continue reading 11 Tips to Move Your Pet »

How to Pack Your Kitchen

Jan 04, 2016

Before Packing Make sure to pack only those kitchen items that are absolutely essential. If the new house has a smaller kitchen, figure out which items you should leave behind or donate. You won’t waste valuable packing space if you check your new cabinet space beforehand to see what you can/can’t fit. It’s advisable to use the weight versus cost-to-move ratio when packing your kitchen … Continue reading How to Pack Your Kitchen »

Tips for Moving Your Clothes and Your Wardrobe

Jan 04, 2016

Plan Your Packing You must plan on packing your wardrobe before the move. Before packing, decide on how you are going to pack your clothes–whether you will be moving your wardrobe items along with your other household items or separately. You should also check with different movers, and choose one who meets your needs and requirements. Pack in Advance In case you are packing your … Continue reading Tips for Moving Your Clothes and Your Wardrobe »

How to Pack Glass Items

Jan 01, 2016

Divided boxes are best to pack glass items, as they ensure extra protection for your glassware. You can ask a wine or a liquor store to give you some divided boxes. Use lots of box sealing tape at the bottom of the box. Packing peanuts and cushion foam can be placed at the bottom of the box before adding any wrapped pieces. Start by wrapping … Continue reading How to Pack Glass Items »

How to Pack Glass Bottles

Jan 01, 2016

It’s advisable to pack only glass bottles that have never been opened. The materials needed to pack glass bottles are: Plastic bags Bubble wrap Packing tape Empty toilet paper roll tubes Large sealable bags/Ziploc bags To prevent spillage and leaks, wrap tape around the cap of the bottle a few times to make sure that the cap does not come off in transit. Wrap the … Continue reading How to Pack Glass Bottles »

How to Pack Electronics While Moving

Jan 01, 2016

Pack sets together Electronic equipments generally come in sets. It’s advisable to pack all the sets together. Try not to misplace any parts. If you pack all the corresponding wires and peripherals with the main system, it would save you the trouble of sorting them again in the future. Always pack electronics in their appropriate boxes Equipments are best packed in their original boxes, as … Continue reading How to Pack Electronics While Moving »

How to Pack Artificial Flowers

Jan 01, 2016

If you still have the original boxes, these should be used If you do not have original packaging, you should use sturdy boxes to pack the flowers to prevent any damage. Ensure that the boxes are of the right size and shape. Wrap the flowers with plastic wrap, tissue paper or paper towels Put the flowers inside the boxes. Make sure that you do not … Continue reading How to Pack Artificial Flowers »

How to Move Your Sofa

Dec 31, 2015

Measure the staircase, doorways and elevators through which the sofa is to be moved. These measurements will help you decide upon the best way to move your sofa. Measure the width of the doorway. Take measurements from one side of the frame of the doorway to the other. The door through which a sofa has to be moved needs to be removed from its hinges. … Continue reading How to Move Your Sofa »

How to Find the Best Piano Mover

Dec 31, 2015

Ask for recommendation While asking your friends and family for recommendation, make queries like: Were you satisfied with the quality of the piano mover? Did they wrap the piano while moving? If not, how did the movers protect your piano and its surface? Were the movers dedicated and of a pleasant disposition? List of piano moving company Once you get a list of piano moving … Continue reading How to Find the Best Piano Mover »

Guide on Moving Your Mattress

Dec 31, 2015

Plan your move First, plan on how you would like to move your mattress. If you are taking help from a mover, you should be prepared to ask the following questions: Ask if your mover provides you with help to pack your mattress while moving, and help to unpack it once the mattress is delivered or moved into your new home. In case you do … Continue reading Guide on Moving Your Mattress »

10 Safe Ways to Move Your Refrigerator

Dec 31, 2015

Gather Essential Supplies Gather the essential things required to pack and move your refrigerator. Here’s a list of the things you would require: Large moving dolly Rope or strong cord Cleaning supplies Plain paper/moving blankets Packing tape Scissors Marker or labels Clear out all the contents Before moving the refrigerator, empty all the contents inside. It’s better to give away the perishable items. Items like … Continue reading 10 Safe Ways to Move Your Refrigerator »

Moving Day Checklist

Dec 30, 2015

Inspect all rooms to be sure everything is packed and ready to be moved. Double check the closets, cupboards, attic, garage and basements. Pack your personal bag. Keep in it essential items like clothes, medicines, and toiletries that you would need during the move. Also, keep all important documents and jewelry inside it. Keep it in a place that’s not accessible to the movers. If … Continue reading Moving Day Checklist »

Essential Moving Day Items

Dec 30, 2015

Do not transport important documents like passports, tax records, etc. with your mover. Keep more expensive jewelry and items with you as well. Carry a first aid Kit – Do not transport important documents like passports, tax records, etc. with your mover. Keep more expensive jewelry and items with you as well. Keep your new home’s keys with you – Before leaving for your new home, … Continue reading Essential Moving Day Items »

How to Settle Pets In After a Move

Dec 30, 2015

After moving to your new home, introduce your pet to the new place and let him/her explore. This would help your pet get acquainted with the new surroundings. Initially, if your pet decides to hide away under the bed, let them remain there. Your pet may be feeling insecure, but he/she will come around when they feel comfortable If you have a dog, let it … Continue reading How to Settle Pets In After a Move »

Coping With Moving-Related Loneliness

Dec 30, 2015

Loneliness doesn’t just make people unhappy and sad, but is also associated with poor mental health conditions, as well as conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and dementia. There are different ways to tackle loneliness when it’s associated with moving to a new area. Here are some ways to cope. After moving to a new place, don’t wait for your neighbors to greet you. Initiate … Continue reading Coping With Moving-Related Loneliness »

Preparing for a move

Dec 23, 2015

Here at Marrins Moving, we know that preparing for a move can easily become overwhelming. There are so many necessary steps to complete when preparing for your move and this link to Martha Stewart’s “10 Moving Checklists” may help ease your mind. She has included printable checklists that will help you plan your move from beginning to end. From completing a “Moving Timeline” to “How … Continue reading Preparing for a move »

Hiring a professional

Dec 23, 2015

Not hiring a professional mover? What’s the worst that could happen? You think hiring a professional is expensive? Call us today for a free estimate!

Skilled moving professionals

Dec 23, 2015

When choosing help for your upcoming move you want to be sure that you aim to hire movers who are skilled and professional. Your belongings deserve to be cared for and transported safely with a company who is insured and accredited. Don’t be like these guys! Give Marrins Mooving a call today to begin the process of hiring a professional mover to help with your … Continue reading Skilled moving professionals »

Settling into your new home

Dec 23, 2015

Coping With Moving-Related Loneliness After moving to a new place, don’t wait for your neighbors to greet you. Initiate the first step by either leaving a card in their mailboxes with information you are comfortable revealing, or stop by and introduce yourself. This will allow you to ease some of the tension of new introductions, as well as allow you to get to know your … Continue reading Settling into your new home »

Surviving Moving Day

Dec 23, 2015

Essential Moving Day Items Do not transport important documents like passports, tax records, etc. with your mover. Keep more expensive jewelry and items with you as well. Carry a first aid Kit On moving day, keep a first aid kit with you in the car Keep your new home’s keys with you Before leaving for your new home, make sure you have the keys with … Continue reading Surviving Moving Day »

Moving Your Things

Dec 23, 2015

10 Safe Ways to Move Your Refrigerator Gather Essential Supplies – Gather the essential things required to pack and move your refrigerator. Here’s a list of the things you would require: Large moving dolly Rope or strong cord Cleaning supplies Plain paper/moving blankets Packing tape Scissors Marker or labels Clear out all the contents –Before moving the refrigerator, empty all the contents inside. It’s better to … Continue reading Moving Your Things »

Moving Your Family

Dec 23, 2015

11 Tips to Move Your Pet Check out the local laws –Before moving to a new state with your pet, get an insight into the state/province leash laws, pet ordinances, and pet licensing requirements. To check out the state/province laws, contact the State Department of Agriculture or State Veterinarian’s office. For local ordinances, contact the City Clerks’ office, local organizations or animal control facility in … Continue reading Moving Your Family »

Finding Your New Home

Dec 23, 2015

How to Choose a Neighborhood Depending on your lifestyle, family and work life, there are different factors to take into consideration before choosing a neighborhood. Get acquainted with the area. Visit the local services and businesses at daytime as well as at night. Also, visit the neighborhood on weekdays and weekends. Visit the grocery store and see how well it’s stocked. Is there a pharmacy, … Continue reading Finding Your New Home »