14 Jan 2018
Want to make packing easier? Use the right boxes! Here is a helpful list of typical box sizes and what types of items fit best in each of them.
1.5 cf (small; 16” x 12” x 12”)
Perfect for books, magazines, photo albums, canned goods, grain products, hand tools and other heavy items.
3.0 cf (medium; 18” x 18” x 16”)
Probably the most-frequently used box. Ideal for taller kitchen supplies such as cooking oil, vinegars, etc., small lampshades, small kitchen appliances (toasters, coffee maker, can opener or iron), pots and pans, shoes, hats and small breakables.
4.5 cf (large; 24” x 18” x 18”)
This box is sized similar to a dishpack box, but isn’t as sturdy. Perfect for tall items such as wrapping paper, medium lampshades, board games, and small or medium kitchen appliances (upright mixer, wok, etc.).
6.0 cf (extra-large; 24” x 24” x 24”)
Large lampshades and other items too large to fit into 4.5-cube cartons such as bedding, towels, etc.
Dinner place settings, cups, mugs, stemware, crystal or glassware, figurines, table lamps, vases, small pictures, mirrors and glass shelves. May or may not include dividers; we have short dividers for glassware and mugs; tall dividers for vases, pitchers, etc.
Flat Screen TV Carton
A specially designed carton that provides added protection when transporting a flat screen TV. TV should be covered with padded picture paper prior to placing in box. Don’t ever use bubblewrap directly on any of your electronics as the static electricity could short-circuit your piece of equipment.
We have two sizes of mirror cartons: small and large. The small can take pictures/mirrors up to 33” in width; the large carton can take pictures/mirrors up to 48” in width. Use these boxes for pictures, artwork, glass tabletops (less than 7 square feet), dresser mirrors, flat screen TVs up to 42”, or other high-value items. Use padded picture paper for large and/or valuable pictures and TVs. For paintings made of pastels and oils, use pieces of cardboard cut to the size of the frame, then use blue painter’s tape to adhere to the back of the frame, and cover in padded picture paper.
We use a 24” wardrobe box and fill it with hanging clothes, curtains and also use them for miscellaneous items in the garage or home to minimize the amount of “miscellaneous” items our boys have to move. Typically we leave the top open when we do this, taping around the 4 edges but not closing off the top because typically items are sticking out too far. Perfect for rakes, shovels, vacuum cleaners, Swiffers, rolled-up area rugs, skis, etc.
Mattress Bags, Chair & Sofa Covers
We have mattress bags for twin, full/queen and king mattresses, as well as chair and sofa covers. We also have mattress boxes for twin, full and queen/king mattresses.
14 Jan 2018
If a move is in your future and you’re not sure what your moving company won’t take, here is a helpful list.
Do NOT pack:
• Aerosol cans (regardless of content)
• Flammables (i.e., Sterno, charcoal, lighter fluid, matches, lighters)
• Nail polish and remover
• Fire extinguishers
• Any type of gas in bottles or tanks (including propane or oxygen)
• Paints, varnishes, solvents, thinners and oils
• Household cleaners (i.e., ammonia, bleach)
• Fertilizers and pesticides
Common perishables you shouldn’t pack:
• Frozen or refrigerated food
• Open food items
• Plants (indoor and outdoor)
• Fresh herbs
What to keep handy (or at least off your moving truck if irreplaceable):
• Important medications
• Stocks, bonds, securities
• Identification documents (i.e., birth certificates, social security card, passport)
• Collections (stamps, coins)
• Insurance policies
• Jewelry and furs
12 Jan 2018
It’s early January of 2018 and I’m already WAY ahead of my competition.
In the way of financial forecasting, I mean.
That’s right. I’ve already done what only about two percent of closely held businesses do at any time of the year: make a plan.
According to Dave Duryee, author of the 60 Minute CFO, and my business advisor for the past several years, most business leaders/entrepreneurs, founders, CFOs, whatever you want to call them, don’t plan for the following reasons:
1. Lack of knowledge on how to do it (after all, what type of entrepreneur wants to admit she doesn’t know how to do something?!)
2. Don’t have time.
3. Fear of being held accountable.
4. Uncertainty about the future.
With Dave’s help, I’ve established new strategic goals for my company that will be achievable in 2018 and we’ve created a realistic financial plan that me and my leadership team will review monthly and make adjustments as necessary throughout the year in an effort to stay on track.
So if you’re not in this two percent, what’s holding you back? Don’t be satisfied with being in the other 98 percent. Venture into the unchartered, sometimes choppy waters of financial planning and soon you’ll find much smoother sailing, headed in the right direction.
Movher has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.
“We are thrilled to win this award for the third year in a row,” said Movher owner and founder Sabrina Jones. “We owe this to our customers who take the time to post their reviews and, of course, to our crews who consistently deliver the service worthy of this award.”
“Only about 5 percent of the moving companies in the Spokane area have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2014 Super Service Certification logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.
Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.