If you’re moving to or around Scottsdale, you are living in one of the most desirable areas in the country. Scottsdale has it all, from loads of high-end golf courses, to great shopping and food, and Old Town historic pride. With the great schools in the area and excellent city services, there’s no doubt that you’ll enjoy Scottsdale.
It’s summer in Phoenix. To me that means a lot of great times. But it also means that it’s time to be mindful of safety. The heat can be dangerous and it will pose a health risk to us all, particularly the very young and the very old. (more…)
Summer in the desert is nothing if not hot. The kids are out of school and the sun is blazing down. Over the years, I’ve learned a few things about beating the Phoenix heat and keeping the kids happy and occupied, too. (more…)
There’s no better way to make a summer memorable than by spending time out in the desert beauty of Arizona. Our beautiful state has plenty to offer and I love getting out to explore. When I’m not moving, that is!
So, in no particular order, is a list of five great options for a weekend, or longer, getaway. Enjoy!
Tempe, Arizona is a great city, it is no wonder that we move so many people there each year. Originally named Hayden’s Ferry for the ferry that used to travel along the free-flowing Salt River, it is home to over 160,000 people now. Local Tempeans have seen a lot of change over the years, from the music scene that used to thrive on Mill Avenue to the growth of Arizona State University from a small teacher’s college to a giant PAC 12 monster of a school. (more…)
Your family heirlooms and precious antiques are probably giving you anxiety. Not because you have them, but because now you have to move them. Whom can you trust with this precious cargo? With moving companies in AZ, you certainly have to be careful what type of company you choose.
Here are some tips we have learned from being in the industry:
You want movers who have experience moving antiques. Contact high-end furniture and antique stores and ask them what they look for in a mover. We are an approved mover for several of these types of stores in the Valley, but not all moving companies in AZ are. Call these stores and ask their advice. They will give it to you.
In addition to the recommendations from the furniture companies, think about who you want in your home? Do you want a happy mover who is recommended and taken care of by their company, or a mover from a company with a high turnover rate who is disgruntled? Seems like an easy decision.
An angry or overtired mover is certainly not going to treat your belongings with respect. If you are looking for moving companies in AZ to move your antiques, then you should definitely not go with the cheapest bid, and I will tell you why. Moving does have costs. Trucks, fuel, materials and wages are some of the costs a moving company faces. Here are some bonuses you get if your movers are treated the right way:
You would think that most moving companies in AZ would be extra-careful with antiques, but unfortunately they are not all great, and there is only so much quality you can expect for two guys and a truck at $49.95 per hour. Antiques tend to have a lot of intricacies in their design, and the wrapping process should take this into account
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You want movers that will go through your home with you on moving day while you point out the most delicate and special antique items. They should take note of everything that needs special attention. Yes, you pay movers by the hour, but they still need to take care with these irreplaceable items. Viewing the whole scene first will help the movers make your move efficient yet still careful.
Check out this endorsement from a fine furniture store in the Valley regarding our ability to move fine and antique furniture: