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March 13, 2018
Are you a college grad ready to leave home? Moving is never an easy task. It can be overwhelming, anxiety ridden, and frustrating beyond belief. What if i told you there are simple tips to minimize those stressors and make your move go as smooth as silk? Whether you are moving out for the first time, or you have been switching dorms every year, downsizing is a great way to simplify your moving experience. That, and using the right Monmouth County Moving Service. Here are 5 tips to downsizing!
When you’re going through college you have the option to store much of your clothes that you aren’t in the season for, at Mom and Dad’s, which will save so much space. If you are finishing college though and you are moving out on your own, the best thing you can do is go through your clothes. Sort through your clothing, and ask yourself, when is the last time I wore this shirt? How about these jeans? If the answer is over six months to a year ago, chances are you won’t be wearing it again anytime soon. I know it can be hard to let go of clothing, we all have our style and sentimental value to the things we own, but rest assured that what you give away will find a good home that needs the blessing of your hand-me-downs.
Monmouth County Moving Service | Minimize Your Accessories
Just like with your clothes, I’m sure you have much sentimental value to your different hats, bags, and other accessories. Again though if you have not used, or worn, these things in over six months to a year, it may be time to retire them. There are so many different options out there today to let go of these belongings. You could donate them, or you could sell them over different apps that are easily available. Which, is a great way to make a little extra cash to help out with your move.
Most of us are guilty of going out to different stores and seeing something we like and thinking “that would look great in my room,” but if you have limited space, ask yourself, do I really have a place for this? It’s nice to decorate and take a blank wall and room and turn it into your own, but so often, less is more. There will come a day when you will have an entire home that you can buy furniture and decorations for, and
If You Didn’t Use it Then, You Won’t Use it Now
If you have things that you are questioning bringing with you, but you have not used them throughout high school, or college, whichever the case may be; You won’t now. So just don’t bring them.
Monmouth County Moving Service | Change Your Mindset
When deciding what is worth bringing with you, you have to place yourself in the right mindset. How busy will your schedule be? Are you going to be home a lot, where you might want to bring all your books and things, or are you going to be in class and/or working most of the time? If that is the case, then evaluate what you will really need with you, and what can stay safely tucked away at your parents’ home.
Moving is one of the most stressful events a person can go through but if you have the right tips and the right Monmouth County Moving Service, it makes like a whole lot easier. So, when you are ready to make that big move and you are downsizing and looking for a company to help with your storage needs, remember these tips.
July 21, 2017
From years in the business, we know that especially for first-time movers, the moving process can leave you full of questions and important decisions to make which add up quickly developing unnecessary stress to your already stressful moving experience. Read More
June 20, 2017
One of the top complaints of people when moving is the financial burden that it places on them. Not only have most quit or taken time off of their jobs, but the cost of a new home especially if you have to furnish it can be a huge burden. For this reason, many think hiring a moving company is too expensive and opt to “save money” by moving themselves. Read More
May 20, 2017
Our phone operators get a multitude of questions every day from people just like you looking to move. When searching for the right moving company, we know there are questions on each persons check list to be satisfied. We’ve made a list of some of the top questions that our customers ask and we’ve got your answers. Read More
March 21, 2017
There are so many moving companies out there New Jersey, so why should you use College Grads Moving and Storage?
- Local Area: We serve the entire state of New Jersey, giving full service for local and long-distance relocations. We know the New Jersey area, including the surrounding areas, very well. We’ve been moving people throughout NJ since 1986!
- Top Ranked: We are among the top ranked moving companies in New Jersey. We are widely known for our stellar reputation, the care we take and specialized service.
- Experience: Our team is hand picked full of experienced moving staff. From packing and loading the truck to unpacking and complete set-up at your new location, our experienced team has done it all.
- Free Estimate: We provide free estimates through our easy to use online contact form. Once you submit your request, one of our dedicated service staff members will reach out to you.
- Additional Services: We offer some other services to help you make your move as successful as possible. We offer packing, unpacking, dismantling and reassembling, crating and uncrating, short and long-term storage, long distance moves, and more.
- Family Owned: As a family owned company we pride ourselves on old-fashioned family values. Trust, respect, responsibility and reliability are values we have instilled in our team. These values shine through with each move that we complete!
If you’re looking for a moving and storage company that stands out among the rest, you’ve finally found it. Fill out our free estimate form today and let us move you!
February 11, 2017
From Mercer County to Somerset County we are your New Jersey moving company. You won’t find another moving company that knows the Garden State better than College Grads Moving & Storage. With over 28 years’ experience in the industry, New Jersey residents have been counting on College Grads to provide them with high quality moving services for years. Read More
January 20, 2017
Scratching your head trying to decide which moving company to use? Stay smart! There is a more educated way to move, with College Grads Moving. Our family owned and operated business cares about getting your move completed right. We absolutely stand out among the rest with our reputation, care, and specialized services. Let us prove it to you.
Since 1986, College Grads Moving has been providing dependable, quality moving, packing and storage services locally in New Jersey, and around the United States. We can tell you firsthand that the best compliment any service can receive is a referral because about 65% of our new bookings come from our past customer’s referrals. We greatly appreciate each and every referral and that is why we work extra diligently to give the best service every move.
The Care We Take
We treat our crew right so that they stay motivated to keep doing the superior job that they do. We personally recruit, train and hire all new staff members and we do not accept employees through temporary agencies. Giving our staff a bonus for all referrals which result from any moves they have completed helps us to recognize the amazing staff we have and keep them motivated to servicing our clients.
We keep our service simple, our customers only deal with one set of movers from loading to delivery. Sub-contracting to other carriers, mixing customers goods in a truck and delivery delays are just not acceptable in our book.
If you are in Central or Northern New Jersey and looking for a moving and storage company, make the smart move and call College Grads Moving today!
December 19, 2016
The New Year is coming, which means it’s time to start anew and clear out all of the clutter in your home. If you’re moving this December, even better! Moving is a perfect way to get organized and weed out the items you don’t use. Utilizing your storage space will help you to sort through the excess and avoid overwhelming your new home.
If you don’t plan on using all of your furniture just yet, put it in storage. Whether due to limitations in space, nostalgic attachment to an item you’re not ready to get rid of, or you aren’t sure where it fits in your new home, put it in storage. Give yourself time to think about where it should go, why you’re keeping it, and if it fits in your new place.
Pack up your seasonal items, organize and label totes or boxes and put them in storage for easy access as you need them. Although you may need your holiday decorations, winter clothing and travel gear right now, you don’t need decorations for other holidays, summer clothing or surfboard. Store them! Don’t simply make room that could be better suited for everyday items.
Antiques and keepsakes are another set of items you may want to store. Using a temperature controlled storage facility, you can be sure that these items are safe and secure until you want to use them in the future. Make sure the facility you are using has video monitoring and an alarm system to protect your valuables.
Luckily, there is a moving company that is here to take care of moving and storing these types of items for you. Call the professional movers of College Grads Moving and find out more about our NJ storage facilities with 24 hour video monitoring and alarm system. We’d be happy to move you as well!
November 16, 2016
If you’ve been hesitant to decide if you really need a moving company or not for your move, we’ve got a checklist for you!
- This is my first time moving
- If this is your first time moving, hire professionals. Insufficient moving experience on your part can cause what seems to be a smooth transition to turn into disaster.
- I don’t have family or friends available or willing to help
- Don’t let your move turn into a one man or one couple show. Whether or not you believe it, you can’t do it all by yourself with no problems! Something is bound to creep up that will cause a slowdown in the process when you haven’t hired experts to make the move for you.
- I have antiques, expensive , and valuable items to move
- Breaking an antique piece of furniture due to inexperience, not enough help, or bad packing in the truck will be devastating. Experienced movers know exactly how to pack, protect and safely move your antiques and valuables.
- I am moving long distance (coast to coast)
- Long distance moves are best left to a mover who specializes in long distance moves. Save the time, money and hassle when renting a truck and calculating mileage!
- I am moving state to state
- Same as above, interstate moves can cost a fortune factoring in tolls, trucks, gas, and mileage on the truck. Hiring a moving company to do it all will save you time, energy and money in the end!
Even if you’ve only checked one box on this list, we recommend hiring an experienced moving team. Especially if you’ve never moved before, it can be a daunting task packing, hauling and moving all of your items from one home to another. Experienced movers do this for a living, moving and packing you quickly and efficiently. We hope this checklist will be all you need to decide to hire some help for your next move. Let us know if we can help!
October 13, 2016
Traveling long distance with children can be a stressful task. Trying to keep everyone happy along the route, making sure they’re occupied and hoping you all get there one peace is often done on a wing and a prayer. Well, fear not! Download your playlists and hop in the car, we’ve got the tips to get you there!
Everyone being comfortable in the car, especially during a long drive, can go a long way to making the ride enjoyable. If you are going on a particularly long trip, bringing a fresh change of clothes is a way to make your halfway point a complete refresh for everyone. Keep a box in the car with toothbrushes, toothpaste, wipes and hand sanitizer for easy use. This way everyone can freshen up when they need it.
Kids get bored easily, add a long trip with no room for movement, and you can already hear the age old question coming “are we there yet?” Pack a box in the car with books, DVD’s (if you have a portable DVD player), toys, pillows, blankets, coloring books and crayons to keep everyone occupied. Make sure the iPod and iPad are loaded up with plenty of music and apps and don’t forget a few sets of headphones!
Since you’ve hired College Grads to pack and haul all of your belongings, there is plenty of space in the car. Pack a cooler of fresh foods, plenty of water, and easy to eat snacks for the road. Keep kids in a good mood with mood bosting fresh fruits and stay away from things like candy and messy chips that can get all over the seats. Save yourself the cleanup later!
When you hire a professional moving company to take care of the packing and transportation of your household items, you have plenty of time to pack the car and gear up the family for a successful drive to your new home. Happy travels!