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Swimming Pool Safety At Home

Your backyard should be a place of rest, relaxation and time spent with family. Here in New England, unless you enjoy sitting in your backyard in the snow and cold, then you only have a chosen few months to really get the full benefit of your backyard oasis. Especially if you own a swimming pool. So getting the most out of your swimming pool should be #GOALS A swimming pool can bring so much joy to your family and really give your children a fun place enjoy every minute of the sunny seasons. Most kids we know could spend

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Spring Forward : Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries

Get ready to SPRING forward!  Daylight Savings starts Sunday, March 10th.  This weekend is also a good time to take these steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. On average: 7 people die every day from a home fire. 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day. Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year. Test Smoke Alarms : Take a few minutes to test and replace smoke alarm batteries if needed. Push the test button on each alarm to ensure the alarms are working. It is also a great time to

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How to Safely Drive A Moving Truck In the Snow

Guess what? We all don’t have the advantage of moving when it’s 75 degrees and sunny out. That would be nice if that’s the only time anyone moved but unfortunately, some of us have had to move under less than desirable weather conditions. As a moving company in Boston, we know what its like to move in the winter, among all our other seasons. We know what its like to pack the truck in the winter, walk through snow to get everything in and out of a house and we know a thing or two about driving in the

Winter Fire Hazards Around The Home

We have helped countless families in the past few years that have fallen victim to a house fire and the stress involved is in many cases, immeasurable. There is nothing more frightening than a house fire. A house fire takes on a life of its own and within moments, a fire can take over an entire structure, and leave a family devastated by its damage. According to the US Fire Administration, part of FEMA, over 50% of all house fires in 2016 were the result of cooking. Close to 10% were because of heating issues and over 6% were

Fall Back : Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries

Get ready to FALL backwards!  Daylight Savings starts Sunday, November 4th. This weekend is also a good time to take these steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. On average: 7 people die every day from a home fire. 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day. Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year. Test Smoke Alarms : Take a few minutes to test and replace smoke alarm batteries if needed. Push the test button on each alarm to ensure the alarms are working. It is also a great time to

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4 Tips To Keep Your Summer Cookout Safe

There is nothing better than a Saturday on the deck with friends and plates of great smelling food all around to make a weekend complete. The only thing that’s makes these days better is to make sure everyone is safe. At Humboldt, we not only move families that might be moving because of a new job or maybe they are buying a larger home. We also work with families that have experienced a tragedy such as a house fire and need our help immediately. While the causes of these fire vary, in some cases, it can be from outdoor

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How To Prepare For A Winter Home Emergency

One week the weather casters say we’ll have a winter full of snowstorms, and the next week, they all say it’s going to be a mild winter. The week after that, all snow, all the time. It seems that we never know what we’re in for when it comes to winters in New England. But one thing we do know as a moving company in Boston. We have to be prepared for anything. New England weather in the winter can throw just about anything at us. Snow, rain, sleet, sunny days and more. Throw in some of these factors

Holiday Home Safety Tips

From the children all the way up to us adults, we pretty much have one thing on our minds during the holiday season - having fun! However, taking just a little time to think about safety around the home can go a long way in preventing a whole host of unwanted circumstances. Here are our "Holiday Home Safety Tips" that will hopefully put you at ease during this time of year. Weather If you live in New England then you know that one day, it can be 60 degrees out and the next day you can have snow on

Are You Ready To Weather The Next Big Storm?

Here at Humboldt Storage & Moving - you may think we just specialize in your typical residential and commercial moving. However, we also have an entire department of experts dedicated to emergency moving services. When it comes to emergencies in the home, having professionals by your side is one of the keys to easing the stress of unexpected disasters. Here are our tips to help you weather the next big storm. Food, Water and the Basics We all have seen the line at the store and the photos of the bread and milk shelves empty. It is because as humans we

Don’t Sweat It! Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer is the time of the year most of us long for. If you live in the northeast then summer is always on your mind. Beaches, biking, hiking, outdoor activities and just hanging out on the deck grilling your dinner, all these activities say, summer is here! In addition to all that relaxing, summer is a great time to get a few things done around the house. We asked our Emergency Moving Expert, Joe Geary, to share what he thinks are the most important summer home maintenance tips. Gutters Summer is a great time to clean out those gutters

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