3 Ways to Clean Out Before You Move Out

There is no better time to declutter than when packing to move. Whether you’re moving commercial buildings or specialty spaces, chances are you have accumulated items or equipment that go unused. Rather than having to pack items with no utility, take the time to sort out what is and isn’t going to your new location.

Are those mismatched office chairs from the back-conference room worth the trouble of transporting? Is that machine from eight years ago still relevant? If your answer is “no”, then check out our list of how to clean out before you move out.

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Tips for Moving Your Business Electronics Safely

Relocating your delicate business electronics from one building to the next doesn’t have to be intimidating. As long as you take the appropriate steps to make sure your property is appropriately packaged, you will keep your valuables from getting damaged during the move. Even packaging and moving large electronics such as TVs and computers can be made simple with the right tools. Moving Masters has spent over 30 years helping businesses of all sizes move their equipment efficiently and effectively. Follow our basic tips to keep your electronics safe and secure during the transition:

Protect with packing materials:

Pack each piece well with packing materials. Wrap the electronic with packing paper that you seal with packing tape. After that, wrap it in static-free bubble wrap to provide cushioning. Use packing paper or newspaper to make a cushioned layer on the top and bottom of the item and to fill empty space so the item will not move within the box. Seal the box well on the top and bottom with packing tape.

Choose the right boxes:

If you saved the original box with its packing materials for each electronic, you’ll be able to easily repack each electronic in the best way possible. If not, find a box of the closest size and shape to securely hold your item when it is wrapped by packing materials. Companies sell stronger specialized boxes designed to protect electronics. Also, you can find boxes in different sizes to fit stereos, computers and other items, including slim boxes designed for flat-screen televisions.

Pack accessories:

Electronics tend to come with numerous accessories, such as cords, speakers, and remote controls. You’ll need to pack these too, ideally so that you can find everything you need in one place. Use twist ties or rubber bands to neatly hold your folded cords and mark them with colored stickers that match the same sticker color on the corresponding electronic. Pack all accessories, wrapping anything that requires protection. When you put multiple items in one box, put large and heavy items on the bottom.

Protection in storage:

If you need to store the electronic items, make sure that you choose a climate-controlled unit that will keep your electronics at a safe temperature with controlled humidity levels. Moving Masters offers a variety of storage options just 15 minutes from Downtown, Washington D.C that have been proven safe for your electronics. We use motion, heat, smoke, and fire detectors to keep your assets secure and protected. In addition, our warehouses are scanned, photographed, and inventoried in our secure online portion so that you can view your stored items any time.

If you need assistance with your big move, Moving Masters can help you properly pack, move, and store your electronics and other goods to make sure everything arrives safely at your next address. For more information, Contact us for a free estimate.

Why Commercial Warehouse Storage is an Important Consideration

Palletized Boxes - Storage and last mile delivery company MarylandMany companies need to store large amounts of raw materials in order to keep business operations moving smoothly. However, maintaining such a large space can be a costly proposition when you take into consideration insurance, mortgage payments, and even warehouse employees. Once all of these costs are added in, it can put owning a warehouse out of reach for many business owners. There is a solution to this, and Moving Masters can help!

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What You’ll Need For A Successful Laboratory Move

labratory movesMoving laboratory equipment is a complex process that requires experienced professionals. Planning and inventory management are essential for a successful move and fragile scientific instruments must be carefully handled. Our laboratory moving experts have experience organizing every aspect of the move, including a detailed timeline to make sure you can pick up where you left off as soon as possible. We have experience moving even the most expensive and sensitive lab equipment, so you can be assured that everything will arrive at its destination safely. Recently, we have handled some note-worthy moves, including a $350,000, 2,000 pound electron microscope at The George Washington University in addition to holding the relocation services contract for Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA.

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4 Safety Tips For Moving Furniture

Moving heavy furniture can be a very risky business, especially if you have no prior experience moving large pieces of furniture and even more so if you’re moving it alone. If you’re planning to take on a furniture move on your own, we have provided some tips below that can help you avoid personal injuries and any damage to your possessions when moving from one space to another.

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3 Steps To Simplify Your Move With Packers

Moving can be stressful, tiring, and anxiety ridden – but there are ways to help cut all of that down! Hiring a moving company to do all the packing and heavy lifting can take a huge weight off your shoulders, literally. Professional Packers 

Trying to complete a move all on your own can be a big mistake. Our packers have years of experience in packing up offices, important files, and working quickly and efficiently. In most cases, they can make packing look easier than it is and they are trained to meet high industry standards.

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5 Money Saving Tips For Moving Across The Country

Moving dates matter. Moving boxes

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to moving. Some of the most expensive times to move are on a weekend, during a holiday, or at the end of the month. Those are high demand times because no one wants to use a precious vacation day to move. To avoid sky high prices, schedule your move on a weekday to score a less expensive price.

Use it or lose it.

Sort through your junk drawer (or drawers) and toss the stuff that hasn’t been touched in years. Donate old clothes, appliances, or toys (you can write off donations on your taxes). It feels good to declutter and the lighter the move, the easier it will be.

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Slow Roll: VW Minibus Move

Moving Masters VW Minibus MoveWhen Moving Masters received the call from I Strategy Labs (ISL), for a 1972 VW Transporter II Minibus move up a flight of stairs and into an office building in Washington, DC. We were thrilled with this unusual opportunity and eager to be of service.

We were definitely up to this challenge. Over our 35 years in the moving business, we’ve successfully moved all sorts of specialized, delicate, and heavy equipment. Still, this was the first time we’ve ever put a 2,500 pound Volkswagen Bus in the lobby of a building, so we had to do some research.  Our first task was to Google the weight and dimensions of the vehicle.   After verifying the dimensions and weight, we conducted a site visit to measure the building entrance and develop a strategy.Read more »