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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:05

Why Spring is the Best Time to Move

Many people say spring is the best time to make your Denver residential move, and we couldn’t agree more. The weather has finally warmed up, there’s an extra hour of light at the end of the day, and the worries of winter seem to be long gone. While every season has its pros and cons for moving, spring time seems to have more benefits than drawbacks. Here are some of our favorite things about moving during spring time.

Weather

The weather is better from March through May. It’s not too hot or too cold, and it’s just right for moving all of your belongings. Or, better yet, watching someone else move all of your possessions for you. Moving in Denver when the weather is nice outside really does make a world of difference in how you feel about the whole day.

Kids

Moving during the spring is also great because, unlike summer, the kids are still in school, so you don’t have to worry about making other arrangements for them during this busy time. When you don’t have to worry about keeping your kids occupied during what is already a stressful time, it’s one less thing to think about. Plus, moving during the spring gives your kids the entire summer to settle into their new home before the school year begins.

Availability

Because summertime is such a popular time to move, most moving companies will have greater availability to help you with your move in the months before the busy season begins. Moving during the spring is a great time to get a head start before the hectic days of summer and before your kids go back to school.

Looking for help planning your spring move? Get in contact with us at Compass Moving to learn more about how we can help you have a successful springtime move.

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Monday, 20 February 2017 20:35

Moving Utilities

We all know that moving is an incredibly taxing and harried time, so tasks that don’t need to be completed immediately often get left for the last minute. Switching over utilities is usually one of those chores that is completely forgotten about until the day of your move, creating extra stress for you and your family. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Changing over utilities from your old home to your new one is easy. Here are a few tips to help you get it done sans stress.

Plan Accordingly

Thinking ahead is the best way to avoid any complications when dealing with your utilities. Let your utility providers know the dates of your move so that you ensure all your utilities are set up when you arrive. It’s also a good idea to figure out which utilities you’ll need immediately and which ones can wait a little longer. You can also ask and see if there are any discounts for starting service in your new home.

Make Sure Your Accounts Are Current

No one likes finding surprise bills, so before you move, call your utility providers and make sure your accounts are up-to-date. Pay any overdue bills or account balances to avoid paying late fees and other charges. If your new home is serviced by the same utility company and you have a back balance, it can delay or cancel your ability to turn service on in your new home. You can also ask to see if you are owed any refunds or deposits back. Make sure you write down the name of whom you spoke with in case you need to speak to that person again regarding your account.

Forward Your New Address

It’s important that utility companies are able to reach you, so make sure all companies have your new address on file. Updating your address will ensure that you receive invoices and updates for your current service offerings.

Moving utilities to your new home is a breeze when you follow these tips. For more help with your Denver move, get in touch with us at Compass Moving.

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Monday, 09 January 2017 18:24

The Buzz On Boxes

Of course, the easiest way to get a box is just to buy them from a moving company. You can get the size and quantity you want in one shot. However, if budgeting is an issue and you need to find free boxes, here are our tips on where and how to get them.

#1 Call In Advance

Don’t just show up and hope to get boxes. Receiving departments get rid of boxes as soon as possible because they clutter their work area. Call the store ahead of time and ask if they can put some aside for you. Be sure to ask when is the best time to pick them up.

#2 Tell Them You’re Moving

No matter who you ask for boxes, make sure they know it’s for moving or you may get a pile of gift boxes or boxes with no tops.

#3 Specify General Sizes

They may not be able to accommodate your request, but sometimes it helps if you can be specific in the general size of boxes that you need. For example, telling them “I need boxes that are roughly the size of a large microwave” will give them a visual of the dimensions for which you are looking.

#4 Lamp Boxes

Grocery stores with flower departments get tall flower boxes that are perfect for lamps. Call the floral department and ask when they get their deliveries in and if you can score a few of those boxes.

#5 Produce Boxes

While you’re at the grocery store, ask for produce boxes. They’re generally more sturdy than say the paper towel boxes, and they have handles. Banana boxes are the heaviest, but be sure to request the lids be included with them.

#6 Book Boxes

Barnes & Noble has a receiving department that gets books shipments most weekdays. Because they are book boxes, they tend to be a bit more sturdy than other boxes. Call the receiving manager and ask if they would kindly put a few aside for you.

#7 Liquor Stores

Depending on the size of the store, they will get shipments in often and have lots of boxes every week. These boxes also tend to be strong since the goods shipped inside are bottles.

#8 Freecycle

Freecycle is a nonprofit website where you can find free stuff people are giving away. Go to the site, look for your geographic area and search for moving boxes.

Of course, if you need boxes quickly and don’t have time to scout around town, we sell boxes and all the packing supplies you need. Contact us. for boxes and to discuss your move

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If you’re planning a big move in the near future, you’re likely debating whether or not to hire movers. Not only do professional movers know what they’re doing, but they can also help reduce the stress and burden of moving significantly. Here are some reasons why you should call on professionals to help with your next move.

Packing and Unpacking Help

One of the most stressful and time-consuming parts of moving is packing up everything you own. Luckily, most moving companies are happy to help you with this step of the process. You can ask your moving company for a quote on your belongings, so you know how much it will cost you ahead of time. Professional movers are also trained on how to pack fragile items like glass and china, ensuring the safety of your more delicate items. In addition to packing up your old house or apartment, many moving companies are also willing to unpack your boxes in your new home, arranging your rooms however you tell them to.

Accountability

Hiring movers means that someone besides yourself is responsible for your move. If something happens to any of your furniture or belongings, you can be sure you will be compensated for the damages. On the other hand, if your friend drops your TV, it’s uncertain if you’ll be repaid. Make sure the company you hire has a solid insurance coverage policy, so you know you’ll be protected against any accidents.

Efficiency

Especially if you’re moving out-of-state, making multiple trips to get your stuff is time-consuming and may be unrealistic. Professional movers have the equipment and physical skills needed to move each load in as little time as possible. Plus, you get to save yourself the heavy lifting (and maybe that ER trip too).

Peace of Mind

Maybe the most important benefit from hiring movers is the peace of mind knowing your move is being handled by professionals. With years of experience, hiring a professional moving company is the least stressful and smartest way to move. Using movers ensures your move will go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Contact us to discuss your move.

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