News & Updates
April 13, 2018
When you’ve been in a place a while, it’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate. So whether you’re moving to a brand new place or finishing school and going home, let a Red Bank moving service help you move your belongings with ease and with care. Packing and moving can be a daunting task. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed, trust us to get you where you’re going next. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Red Bank movers can be there for you. Here at college grads moving, getting you from A to B is our business. So let’s get moving.
Red Bank Moving Service | Being prepared
Not everything you own is going to move-worthy. The best way to start is by identifying everything into three main categories. The first is obviously the stuff you are keeping, and are taking with you. The second category is things you no longer need, but that are still in good condition. These things can be donated to a local charity. Most local charity shops will actually come to you and take your donations away. This makes one less trip for you, and you can feel good that someone else is benefitting from things you no longer want or need. The third category is those items you’ve been hanging onto, just in case, and are broken, have parts missing, or are obsolete, and you can never understand why you still have, anyway. Those you can just throw away! Most garbage companies will rent dumpsters to you, if you have a lot of stuff to throw out, or a “bag” dumpster, which is convenient if you have a smaller space or a smaller amount of things to dispose of.
Red Bank Moving Service |Gathering Supplies
Gathering everything together before you start is always a good idea. You don’t want to break your packing flow because you had to run to the local hardware store for more tape. First, and most obviously, you need lots and lots of boxes. Any grocery store or local chain store should be able to give you flattened boxes for free. You will need lots of rolls of packing tape. A dispenser with a sharp cutting edge will make securing boxes a lot easier. You won’t need a pair of scissors to cut pieces of tape, and a dispenser usually lessens the chance of losing the end of the tape; very frustrating if you’ve ever been there. You will also need bubble wrap for anything breakable. Plastic storage bags of various sizes come in handy for organizing small items, and don’t forget permanent markers to label it all.
Lists and Labels
Don’t be afraid to make detailed lists. You can categorize clothes by seasons. Make sure the boxes you will need right away are labeled priority. You may want to label out of season boxes for storage. Make a list of everything going into the boxes, and tape it onto the outside of each box. Being organized now will help you stay organized as you unpack. Also, don’t forget to label any boxes that have breakable items as fragile, and mark them for “top load” only. You don’t want anything heavy placed on those by accident.
Unpacking and Sorting
Hopefully, all that organization and planning is paying off, and now for the best part, unpacking and placing your things around you. Those lists will help now, you will know exactly where to put each box. The high priority boxes should be the last things loaded, so they are the first ones off. Again, pay attention to boxes with fragile contents. Don’t place heavy items on them now in your zeal to be unpacked. They’ve come this far safely, thanks to a Red Bank moving service.
April 11, 2018
Packing and unpacking are two major problems when it comes to moving. Of course moving heavy furniture and appliances onto and off of a truck is no minor inconvenience either. Obviously the best way to make the entire experience perfect is to have someone else do it for you. You can call a Rumson moving service to handle the transportation of your goods as well as the packing and unpacking. We should be your first choice when it comes to finding Rumson movers. The thrill of relocation doesn’t need to be diminished by the agony of doing it all yourself.
Rumson Moving Service | Packing Up
Why does the first issue we face involve so much math? Do you need to know quantum mechanics to calculate how (a) when my stuff is spread all over the various rooms in my home, how do I (b) know how many boxes it will fill? Wait, the bonus question is just as bad! Based on the dimensions of the boxes and allowing for random non uniform material, what is the interior dimension of the van I’ll need to fully contain said items, in square feet? We know the math is important because once we pick a container, it absolutely must fit.
How is it that when the movers show up, they make a few quick assessments and start packing? Almost instinctively they see the first issue resolved in their minds. Clearly not their first rodeo. This is where competence translates into referrals. Now the excitement can barely be contained. We’re moving!
Non Uniform Materials
At least heavy appliances are usually square and have flat surfaces, but that doesn’t describe most furniture. If you’ve ever helped someone move, particularly when families get together to ‘help’ one another, we don’t need to describe ‘3D living Tetris in multi-player mode.’ Packing takes a back seat to loading and unloading the same stuff all day long. Eventually someone loses it and the otherwise happy gathering becomes a little less happy. Nobody wins the game either.
Professionals that are trained to accomplish this task are amazing to behold. Granted it’s not brain surgery but it is a job that requires some skill. Professionals in any field of endeavor have a tendency to make what they do look easy; ok not the brain surgeon. The work is just as hard but the creative ability they apply is truly masterful. By proper execution of tasks in their correct sequence, they are ready to hit the road in no time.
Rumson Moving Service | On The Road Again
American highways are typically filled with all kinds of vehicles and some of those vehicles are filled with valuable merchandise. It is a huge responsibility to have all of your belongings, in a truck, cruising down the highway. How much insurance is needed to cover all of this?
Experienced truckers can log thousands of miles a week. They know what to expect and don’t find themselves surprised very often by the circumstances that can arise on the open road. It takes careful training and testing to insure both the safety of all those on the roads, along with their precious cargo.
Getting the Job Done
Isn’t the most important aspect of the Rumson moving service to complete the task? Isn’t this all about getting you and your belongings safely and securely to your new home? We know that nothing beats turning on the lights when the movers have gone and seeing everything in its proper place. Everyone deserves to know that feeling. Moving isn’t a major problem for our team at College Grads Moving. It isn’t even a minor problem. Moving you is our privilege.
April 8, 2018
These days, college grads aren’t all going home after the big ceremony. Some will but others are bound for exotic destinations or returning to finish up an internship if not landing their first gig. One thing they can all use is a Hazlet moving service. The idea of moving back home or to a new city far away is scary enough without worrying about how to get your stuff there. Better off letting a trusted Monmouth County moving service handle the valuables. The other certainty is that life is about to change radically, again. Fortunately we are masters at the moving part of this adventure so buckle up it’s going to be a smooth ride.
Hazlet Moving Service | Preparing for Home
Home isn’t just a destination any longer but a place to be established. This new base of operations is where all the excitement begins. It is also where your mail will be delivered. The headquarters from where job searches are conducted and interviews are prepared. We hope it is bigger than your former living quarters but sometimes it is not. Setting up home isn’t the same as packing up the old one because it always seems like things multiplied in transition.
Where is the nearest train station? What is parking like downtown? Where can I find a mocha late for less than 5 dollars? Regardless of where you finally settle, you need a plan. Not only do you need to find a job, but the best way to get there on time. Unless you happen to be one of the exceptional few who work from home, getting from a to b requires careful calculation.
Know your options and exercise your abilities. Hopefully peer pressure no longer holds sway now that you are in the adult world doing adult things. Not everyone you bump into has a college degree and common sense is not as common as it once was. This is not the time to follow the crowd but to lead them. You don’t have to invent new wheels but there are a lot of wheels to choose from. This is your chance to expand your home into the community to affect positive change. After all, there is only one of you and although they won’t always express appreciation, the neighborhood needs you.
Start Making Your Mark
This isn’t just about leaving a legacy although that would be nice, we have memories but we also make memories for those around us. The shared experiences with your community are opportunities to grow. Like a seed in rich soil getting plenty of sunlight and water is a person who opens their heart and home. How would you like your home, your name, your legacy to be remembered? Was it warm, inviting, precious? Can the value you add to your community after graduation be felt? What will people say about you if you move again? Will they stay in touch? The world can be a small place but a loving home can mean the world to others.
Hazlet Moving Service | No Place Like Home
Thanks to your Hazlet moving service settling in is a little bit easier wherever your new home may be. It may be time to take on the world with new found knowledge but at home you can relax. Reconnect with some old friends or meet some new ones, take in the local sites, or revisit some familiar places. Home is where you come to unwind and decompress. Home can be the place for new beginnings. Make it more than the place you keep your things. Make it special. Welcome home.
March 31, 2018
When you have paid thousands of dollars and you are finally finishing up years of schooling, the last thing you want to do is get caught working a day to day job rather than a career you really love. I’m sure we have all heard the old saying, if you hate your job you have to work everyday, but if you love your job you never work a day in your life. If you want to love your job and never feel like you have to work, never feel like you have to drag yourself out of bed in the morning for a paycheck then find a career you love. Here are 5 tips for finding a good career or company, like a Princeton moving service, after college.
Do Not Let the World Tell You Who You Are!
You need to ask yourself three questions. What do you love to do? Would I be happy doing this even if I wasn’t getting paid? What in the past have I been successful doing? If you can answer these questions you are well on your way. Plan your own path. Reflect on what activities make you happy, the lifestyle you hope to have, and where you want your life to take you.
Princeton Moving Service | Know Your Interviewer!
You always want to be prepared going into an interview. You should go in dressed to impressed, whether the job calls for formal wear or not, you want to show that you care about your appearance and that regardless of what the job may entail that you respect it. You need to know who will be interviewing you, and what their company culture is. Look over their website, make sure you understand the industry the company is in and who their main competitors are. You need to be aware of what types of products they sell, or how it is that they make their profit. This way going in there you have n insight into what they may need and be looking for in a perspective employee, and you can be more prepared for what they throw at you.
If You Can’t Stand Your Boss You Won’t Like Your Job
You want to be sure that when you are deciding on the company you want to begin your career at, if not your career place itself, you want to be sure to like and respect your boss. Not only will your relationship with your boss directly affect your mood but also your overall work experience and success within a company.
Princeton Moving Service | Do Not Be Afraid Of Responsibilities
A rule of thumb when you are trying to move up in the workforce, ask for more responsibility. You do not want to bite off more than you can chew but know how much you can handle and push yourself to always do your best. You don’t want to sit by and wait for someone to tell you what to do, take initiative. Show your boss not only that you deserve to be promoted, but you can handle it without a doubt.
Love What You Do More Than What You Make
I know that looking for a job and trying to build a career can be an overwhelming process. Many times you just want to take anything that looks your way because you have financial concerns weighing on you. Do not ever let money hold you back from what you truly love and deserve. If you feel you need to take a job to be financially responsible that is more than understandable, but keep searching! Never settle for less than your dream. Whether you want to own the best Princeton moving service, or climb to the top of the corporate ladder, or start your own all natural beauty store, whatever it is, go for it and never give up.
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.
March 9, 2018
Money is one of the biggest stressors in all of our lives, but after college when you have just spent your savings or took out a loan, it ways heavy on our hearts. Money might make the world go round, but it does not have to make you go crazy. There are many helpful tips out there to get you from college grad with financial debt, to a college grad free from worry. Here are 7 tips, from a Princeton Moving Company, for you.
You should be doing your best to put away 20-25% of you paycheck each week. Then, do what makes you happy with the rest! There is no need to hold yourself back from things because you are stressing about your financial situation, adding extra pressure does not help anyone! If you are able to put away money, you are doing what you need to do! If you can put up to 20-25% away, you are doing much better than what you think! If you can do that, you are saving more than what 99% of people were able to when they got started!
Start Tracking Your Money
There are many different apps and options out there to help you start tracking where you are allocating your money. No matter how small, or how much you have, it is good to be paying attention to where your money goes, whether its savings, investments, or payments. If you know where your money is going, you know how to better handle it. What to put more into such as savings or investments, and where to pull back from, such as purchases or subscriptions.
Better Money Habits
It only takes one month to build a new habit! So start today! Small consistent changes create huge change and growth.
Do Not Wait On Your Perfect Career
You never want to settle for less, but it takes work to get everything you always wanted! Get a job doing something as close to what you really want as possible. Start building your network, start creating ideas and avenues in your life! Never be so focused on the end result that you miss all the steps on the way!
Princeton Moving Company | Take a Chance- its not a risk
Mistakes are how we learn and grow, it is a part of life to stumble because it teaches us how to stand up stronger. Too many of us are striving so hard to be everything we hope and dream we can be that we stress perfection, rather than being proud of our progress. Be proud of how far you have come, many of us don’t find our perfect career right away. It takes time and experience to really know yourself and where you want this dream to take you. So get out there and try things, those things, and the mistakes you may make along the way just might be the thing that spells it all out for you.
We all want to go out and have a good time and unwind, but there is a right way to do it. Don’t eat out everyday with friends and wonder where your money went. That is just one example of a good place to start cutting back. There are many others, such as commuting. If you are taking an uber to work everyday, try looking into public transportation. If you have the option to live rent free, then seize that opportunity to grow your wealth.
Princeton Moving Company | Never Stop Learning
Whether you start looking into good investment ideas to build your finances outside of your career, or looking into Roth IRA’s to grow your money, new skills are always beneficial. If you can learn new skills that you foresee are becoming a huge demand for the future, then you always have things to fall back on. Do not limit yourself to your dream career, rather open yourself to all the possibilities out there. You never know what you may find, or who you could meet that may rocket you into the next level of your life. It is always good to find a hustle that works for you, and subsidize your career income. Try not to get caught up in having a perfect life, you will be so busy stressing that you might miss the life you have. Life is what we make it. So if you are a college grad looking for a move, there is no better Princeton Moving Company than College Grads Moving & Storage.
March 8, 2018
Are you trying to prepare for life after college? Do you have your career, your life, and happiness all on your mind? Are you looking for help but don’t know where to find it? Look no further than this Cranford Moving Service. Here are some tips to help you get prepared for the life you deserve.
After graduation the goal is to put all this knew knowledge to use. If you are finished with school and still looking for your career after college you can always try reaching out to your college career center. Many schools have lists of entry-level jobs that you could look into applying to. If needed they can help you with the things that you need such as resumes.
If you have a cause you are passionate about then a Gap program may be for you. It is a way to gain experience after college. You may volunteer or work and use it for opportunities to really dive into your interests before continuing with school or finding a job or career. There are all kinds of programs out there such as things like teaching overseas to things like working with refugees, there are even programs where you may be able to backpack across the world. There are many opportunities you can check out through the American Gap Association.
A popular choice after college is interning. Which is especially ideal for those of you whom may be going into a very competitive field. It is a great way to get experience as well as to meet others in your field and start building a network of connections. A great way to find out if there are available internships would be reaching out to HR, or Human Resources, within the different companies you desire to work for. Many times these opportunities are not posted online, so be proactive, and go after what you want.
Cranford Moving Service | Continue Your Education
You can always pursue more education! If you decide to continue forth with the field you have chosen, and you go forward to receive your masters degree, education is always beneficial. Or if you would like to pursue an undergraduate in another field you are interested in, having multiple degrees makes you more competitive within the working community. Not only would that up your value to a company, but you could find a program to further school at night or on weekends while still being able to work and provide for yourself.
Become A Nanny
A nanny is a paid caregiver for children. It is a great opportunity, you get to explore the area while taking the kids around to where they need to go, and see different avenues you may be interested in. You get to witness a working family in their own element, which could bring you a lot of insight into life and what you are looking for. There are also live in options which may help you to save quite a bit of money, while pursing more education, or other job opportunities in the field you love.
Cranford Moving Service | How to move after College
Are you looking to move now that college is over? First, make things easier on yourself and look online for a moving checklist! There are many out there, and there is one that fits your needs. Next, call a Cranford Moving Service, a great one for you would be College Grads Moving & Storage! They will help you with all of your needs, and none of the hassle, because they understand where you’re at, and where you aspire to go.
February 26, 2018
Searching for the right Mercer County moving services is only part of the job, the second part is properly packing everything for your movers. College Grads Moving can easily help you with the moving, but we have some tips to make both our jobs easier. Read on for a few tips on packing all your stuff and how to keep it safe.
Use the Right Boxes | Mercer County Moving Services
While you may think you can fit all the large items into one box, it makes life for your movers incredibly difficult. Use smaller boxes for heavier items, and pack your lighter items in large boxes. Make sure the boxes are secure to hold your larger items. Try to avoid cardboard boxes for these. You should try to give your movers the heaviest boxes first to go into the back of the moving van.
Fill The Boxes
Pack your heavier items on the bottom and lay lighter items on top to prevent any damage to your items. Maximize the space of your boxes and make sure that your items don’t shift around by placing smaller, softer items in the cracks. Or, use bubble wrap or paper to stop things from moving around. This will keep your items safe and reduce the amount of boxes you use.
Organize Boxes by Rooms | Mercer County Moving Services
The unloading process becomes a lot easier if you think ahead. Plan your packing ahead of time by labeling different boxes by room, and keeping track of what you put into each box. Write what you pack into the boxes and label them so your movers know exactly where each box should go.
Use Lots of Tape
If you plan to use cardboard boxes, tape the boxes well. Cover any stress points of the boxes and wrap the tape around the box a few times for maximum strength. Purchase plenty of rolls for your packing needs and don’t be too concerned with conserving your supply. More is always better than less.
Protect the Breakables | Mercer County Moving Services
If you’re moving frames with glass, make sure you wrap it with tape to keep the frame and glass strong. This will also hold the parcel together in case the glass shatters and prevent the glass from going everywhere. Never wrap any oil paintings in paper because the paper will stick and ruin your art. Bubble wrap is a good standard for most fragile items. Cover any plates or other delicate items in newspaper or bubble wrap. Make sure you include a layer of cardboard, newspaper, or some form of extra padding between the delicate items to ensure its safety. Put each item in its respective box. Place frames in frame boxes, and dishes in dish-barrel boxes.
Tell Your Movers About Special Items
While you may have told the movers about the couches and china cabinets, you may think you can pack awkward items like televisions and lamps yourself. Without its original packaging, moving items such as these can be hazardous. Blankets and random boxes will not be a suitable substitute for your fragile item’s original packaging. If you don’t have the original box, make your movers aware so they can bring the proper packaging for these items. Better to take precaution and maybe spend a little more on extra boxes than have a huge crack across your television screen.
Now that you know how to pack your items, consider hiring College Grads Moving for your Mercer County moving services. Family owned and operated since 1986, we care for your items and we prove it through our referrals. 65 percent of our business comes from past clients and their referrals, and our crew is motivated to care for your belongings because of this. If you want to learn more about why College Grads comes so highly recommended, visit our website, or call 732-595-9416 today.
February 26, 2018
When you’re moving, you try to find the perfect Princeton moving company, and the best free boxes. If you don’t have any lying around the house, box hunting can be tricky when you don’t know where to look. We want you to find all the boxes you need for the next move, so here are a few places you can search for those free cardboard boxes.
Online Shopping Sites | Princeton Moving Company
Sites such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace often have free sections online where people give away their old cardboard boxes. You can reach out to those close by and take their empty boxes for free. Get creative and look online for credible sites that simply want to get rid of their old cardboard boxes. This does have some risk, so check into the “seller’s” ratings if you can. Make sure the site is credible.
Pretty much any local retailer will receive shipments in large cardboard boxes and will be happy to get rid of them. If you check with local manufacturers and grocery stores, you can simply ask at customer service and they’ll tell you if they have any lying around. It’s better to ask first than going through their recycling bins. Go to places that would carry larger items, such as computers, books, or home improvement equipment. These should have sturdier cardboard boxes that will be great for moving.
Office Buildings | Princeton Moving Company
Offices also receive packages and shipments frequently then have leftover boxes with no purpose. If you ask the person at the front desk, they will gladly show you where to find these old boxes.
Someone Who Moved
If you know someone who recently moved, they’re not usually eager to hold on to all the old boxes. If you help them in the moving process, they will also be more eager to let you claim the boxes. Use your connections to find people who have recently moved or may have old boxes from a move a few years ago. If you see someone new to the area, put yourself out there by asking for their leftover boxes. Most will be happy to get the extra space back.
Apartment Complexes | Princeton Moving Company
You should find more boxes in apartment complexes because people in apartments are more likely to move more frequently. You can visit these places and ask some of the local residents if they have leftover boxes they’re not planning on using. There should be plenty of options at a larger complex.
College kids are constantly moving each year, but will not usually have the space to keep extra boxes in small dorms. They should be wiling to let you use their boxes so they can free up more space. After asking just a few rooms, you would probably have more than enough boxes of your choosing.
Recycling Centers | Princeton Moving Company
The best place to find recyclable boxes would be at recycling centers. Some places may give you easier access to boxes than others, but all those boxes will just be recycled anyway. If you’re willing to do a little searching, recycling centers should have piles of all the free cardboard you could need.
So many people sell old books and toys at their yard sales and stack them all randomly in their large cardboard boxes. Since the point of a yard sale is to get rid of junk, most people won’t mind if you want their old boxes for free. They clear the clutter, and you get more packing materials.
Now that you’ve found all the free boxes you need, consider hiring a Princeton moving company with all the money you saved. Our work speaks for itself as 65 percent of our business comes from referrals of our past clients. If you’d like to learn more about our services, visit our website or call us to find out more!
January 3, 2018
Finding good Rumson movers is crucial for a smooth move. It only takes one incident to make you realize how important it is to do all you can to ensure your belongings are in the best possible hands.To help you, below are some things to do and things to know when choosing the best Rumson movers.
Finding Reliable Rumson Movers
- Online Research: Most Rumson movers have websites that list their services, service history, destinations they will move to, and roughly how much it will cost. This is a great place to get background information and to start compiling a list of potential companies. Also, most companies will list contact information, including e-mail addresses, allowing you to ask questions and be provided with a written response.
- Get a Referral: Most people you know have moved once or twice in their life, so ask friends, family and colleagues if they can recommend a company, or if there’s a company they don’t recommend. Both lists are invaluable when choosing a mover.
- Know Who Not to Hire: If you don’t have anyone to ask, the best place to start your research is on MovingScam.com. This is a website dedicated to revealing moving scams before they happen to you. Check out their articles, and in particular, their message board where individuals will post on moving company problems and warnings.
Looking Reliable Rumson Movers?
College Grads has been providing dependable and quality moving, packing and storage services in New Jersey and the Continental United States since 1986. It is said that the best compliment any service can receive is a referral. 65% of our new bookings come from our past customers & their referrals. Our Central NJ service towns include: Princeton, Piscataway, Hazlet, Holmdel, East Brunswick, Red Bank, Cranford, East Windsor, Rumson and many more. For more information on our Middlesex County moving & storage services, you can call 732) 246-4454 or visit the website.