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Keep backups on hand when you do any long distance moving

October 31, 2014

Keep backups on hand when you do any long distance moving

When you need long distance moving and storage services, you’ll probably divide your possessions into two groups. The first, which includes some clothes, household items and pieces of furniture, are those things that wouldn’t devastate you if they were lost or damaged. After all, quite a bit of what people use is relatively expendable.

In contrast, many people have prized possessions they could never find replacements for. Family photo albums, for example, are one-of-a-kind and their losses can be extremely tragic. The same is true for home videos, and this idea also applies to important items such as financial documents, government forms and medical records.

Consequently, it’s a good idea to make a digital backup of those materials well before the relocation and moving services come to box up your possessions and cart them across the country. Invest in a scanner and external hard drive or get in touch with conversion specialists. Moving company employees are professionals and won’t be to blame for your losses, but random acts of God can quickly wipe out your family records and keepsakes at the drop of a hat. Don’t take the risk these items will last forever – convert them to digital when you transfer your life from one home to another.

Global Sustainability Conference

October 31, 2014

Pictured are (from left) Brian Eggers, Lindsay Stevens-Eggers,
and Morrie Stevens Sr.

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines sponsored the Global Sustainability Conference at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). The event is a result of a partnership between SVSU’s College of Business and Management and the University of Delhi’s renowned business school. Held from September 23-26, 2014, the opening reception took place at the Marshall M. Frederick Sculpture Museum located on the campus. As in the past, Stevens has been responsible for transporting the artwork from the home of the museum’s namesake, the late sculptor Marshall Fredericks, to the museum.

The conference included presentations and addresses from scholars and business professionals from Michigan-based companies and global powerhouses alike. Morrie Stevens Sr., Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Chairman and CEO, was a panelist during the week’s events.

The discussions in global business sustainability covered various sectors including agribusiness, the automotive industry, entrepreneurship, energy, and

Stay constantly prepared for military moving

October 20, 2014

Stay constantly prepared for military moving

If you’re in the military, you know you could be deployed to a different base at a moment’s notice. As such, you need to be vigilant at all times and be in a constant state of readiness to pack up and go. This can be difficult with a family in tow, but a good plan and some reliable out of state movers will help ease any transition. Here are some tips to integrate with your daily life to ensure moves won’t take too long.

Keep receipts for everything related to your military moving, even well after the movers have brought everything into your new home. Many costs, including gas and supplies along the way, may be reimbursed by the military. Don’t expect to have to pay for everything until you’ve been told otherwise.

Make sure your kids understand you might have to move very quickly. Of course, you don’t want them to avoid making friends or enjoying themselves. However, preparing them for the fact you might be deployed elsewhere is kinder than avoiding the issue and springing it on them at the last minute.

Maintain a storage space somewhere you trust. There are some items, such as family heirlooms or memorabilia you probably don’t want to have with you until you’re much more settled. Keep them at a family member’s house or in a storage facility near a good friend or relative who is less prone to moving than you are.

Three tips for a stress-free moving day

November 17, 2013

Three tips for a stress-free moving day

You’ve packed your belongings, contacted a relocation and moving company and completed the paperwork necessary to move to a new residence. While you might have done an excellent job getting ready for moving day, problems could still arise. Those who plan their moving days ahead of time will be able to effectively handle any issues that come up over the course of a relocation.

Prepare for moving day by considering the following tips.

1. The early bird catches the worm – Get an early start to your moving day. Enjoy a healthy breakfast, read the newspaper and begin your day the same way you always would.

Moving is far from an ordinary experience and requires a tremendous amount of hard work and effort. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready in the hours leading up to the arrival of relocation movers. Prepare lists so you can check each task off as they are completed.

Relocation movers can alleviate much of the stress commonly associated with moving, and starting your day early can also help.

2. Develop a backup plan – It is better to err on the side of caution when moving. Create a backup plan in case something goes wrong during your move.

A relocation and moving company features personnel who consistently meet deadlines. Contact them to schedule a moving date and time that’s convenient for you.

However, a backup plan is valuable if inclement weather arises during your move. Transporting large possessions can be challenging if it is raining or snowing, and you may be able to speed up the move if you’re able to clear walking paths for movers. Be sure moving professionals can safely transport your possessions in all conditions, which is possible if you develop a backup plan.

3. Don’t be afraid to take a timeout – If you’ve lived in a residence for an extended period of time, a move can be emotional. You might recall memories when you’re relocating your belongings, and while you may want to follow a schedule, you shouldn’t be afraid to take time to reflect on your past experiences.

Stop, take a deep breath and do whatever you can to feel comfortable during the relocation. Timeouts can help alleviate some of the stress on moving day.

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