Use dishpacks to prepare your dishes, stemware, and glassware for moving. A dishpack, which is a box specifically made for packing dishware, is much hardier than they standard box, and you should use one for fragile items such as collectibles and dishes. Stack and wrap plates in bundles of 2 to 4, and bowls in […]
If you are an expert mover, you already know about all the classic mistakes to avoid, such as moving during rush hour, undervaluing your moving insurance, and failing to obtain a written estimate.
You may encounter any number of reasons to need a self storage unit. You may need to store personal items during a move or for a lengthy time period. Whatever the reason, you need to make sure that your household good remain secure and undamaged. Most likely, you have a wide array of self storage facilities from which to choose, but not all are quality facilities. We have put together a list of features you should research prior to signing a contract and storing your treasured items.
Perhaps you have a new job in another country, or maybe you are retiring to some exotic land that you have always dreamed of. In either situation, you will be taking your treasured collection of antiques and fine art with you. This can be an aggravating situation – you want your precious items to come […]
If you are a collector of fine art, moving that collection or individual items presents an extra set of concerns. Most likely, you will hire a professional moving and packing service provider for your treasured collection, but Global Van Lines has compiled a few tips to help you understand the process or even help you with a DIY project.
Any relocation can have hidden fees. However, a reputable company will include everything in the contract. It is your responsibility to read that document, ask questions, and understand the fees prior to signing the contract. You can easily protect yourself against hidden costs by understanding this concept. In the meantime, here are several areas where you can inadvertently incur additional fees.
The price of many fine wines is within reach for a majority of us. Of course, many fine wines demand astronomical prices. Either way, if you have a collection of wine to bring along on your relocation, you will need special handling and storage during the transport. Global Van Lines recommends following these safeguards when moving your treasured investment.
Relocating your household can be expensive, so it is understandable if you want to cut costs where you can. Professional packing may be one of those costs you wish to forgo, but you may have specific, individual circumstances where paying packers makes sense.