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Packing Tips

Tackling A Laboratory Relocation

While moving a family or even an entire office can prove to be a stressful experience, relocating a company that has an extreme specialty can be challenging to say the least. There are desks, chairs, and other company property that must be moved on time and protected, along with the technology a company uses including computers, phones, and other important, expensive equipment. To maximize productivity and minimize downtime, it all needs to get to the new location on time and intact, ready for a new beginning. Take a particular industry that is subject to specific laws, regulations and procedures,

How to Pack in a Pinch

Moving can be one of the most exciting and stressful moments in a person’s life. In an ideal situation, you’d have at least two months to get your ducks in a row before a big move. However, sometimes life throws you a curveball, forcing you to pick up the pace. Maybe you just got a new job and you need to relocate out-of-state within the next two weeks, or maybe you need to swoop in on a house that’s selling way under market value. Either way, you’re going to have to speed up the moving process. Here are six

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What Actions By Me Limit or Reduce My Mover’s Liability?

Do not make these costly mistakes. Your actions may limit or reduce your mover’s normal liability under the following three circumstances. If you include perishables, dangerous, or hazardous materials in your household goods without your mover’s knowledge. Here are 10 common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates. (10 Non Allowable Items) If you choose the alternative level of liability coverage (60 cents per lb per article) but ship household goods valued at more than 60 cents per lb per article. You fail to notify your mover in writing of articles

Don’t Pack These 10 Non-Allowable Items

Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Listed below are 10 common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates. Gasoline Fireworks Nail Polish & Nail Polish Remover Liquid Bleach Fire Extinguishers Plants Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Household Batteries Aerosol Cans Pesticides & Poisons

Relocating for Work

Relocating for work can be a complicated and stressful process. We set out every day moving individuals and families locally, long distance, and even internationally. Whether you are moving across town or across the world, check out these 5 tips to reduce the stress of relocating for work. Research Your Potential New Home How long will your commute be? How are the schools in the new district? How much will your annual taxes be? Is there a higher cost of living? What is the weather like? These are all important questions that you must factor in when choosing whether

Moving to Australia

G’day! Planning a move to Australia? Personal belongings entering Australia are subject to bio-security control. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources may inspect your goods. Relax! Our International Moving Experts at Humboldt will help you through the process. Some items may require treatment or may be destroyed or exported at your expense. There are a number of steps you can take to facilitate the release of your personal effects from bio-security control with the least costs and time delays. There are two golden rules you need to keep in mind when packing, according to the Australian Department of Agriculture:

Winter Moving Tips

Winter is often the most difficult time of year to move. We asked  the Humboldt Experts to share their best Winter Moving Tips to help you relax and get moving. Pour yourself a nice warm drink while you check out our helpful tips and you’ll be snuggled up in your warm, cozy new home in no time! Moving is a stressful thing, but moving in the winter adds a lot more stress to the situation. With over 100 years’ experience Humboldt can help you move in any season. Here are some tips to think about when you are planning

Ask The Experts: Long Term Storage Tips

Long term storage can take a toll on your belongings. Here are some easy preparation tips to ensure your items remain in good condition while in storage. Packing Supplies Purchase professional grade, sturdy boxes to prevent crushing and breakage that may damage your items. Purchase multiples of the same size box (example: 10 smalls, 10 mediums, 10 large, etc.) to maximize storage space. Be sure to fill boxes to capacity to further prevent crushing and breakage of items. Clearly label all boxes. Keep a detailed inventory boxes and their contents as well as larger pieces. Wrap fragile items in

How Do I Pack Books For My Move? – Ask the Humboldt Experts

You might have a lot of books in your home and now you have to pack them to move. How do you do it without damaging them? Watch Barry our packing expert show you the correct way to pack books for moving day. Relax and get packing! Pack bottom of box with plain packing paper. Pack books, stacked upright into box. Create a pillow of packing paper on top of books. Close box tightly. Use 3 strips of tape across the top seam. Overlap tape for strength. Label the side of the box. On to the next box!    

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Senior Citizen Moving Tips

Moving is stressful at any age. Additionally, moving a senior or elderly loved one can be an emotional, overwhelming process. Learn how to make a senior citizen move and transition seamless and stress free. Communication Transparency is key to reducing stress during the move. Communicate with your loved ones openly. Be very clear about the move process including timelines, costs, logistics, and expectations. Empower them to make decisions with you so they are engaged in the move process. Find out what is stressing them about the move and what questions they may have. Knowing all this information upfront can ease