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Create a productive home office

Boost Your Productivity with These Essential Tips and Tools for Creating a Home Office

Create a productive home office – Because you definitely can!

Creating a productive home office doesn’t need to be a daunting task, regardless of whether you possess an abundance of space or are restricted within a limited area.

Without spending extravagantly on the setup.

Here are a few tips and tools to help you get started and establish an ideal work environment at home:

 

1. Find a suitable workspace:

Select a dedicated space that is free from distractions, quiet, and has enough room to keep all of your important work materials at arm’s reach.

Make sure the space is calming and promotes concentration.

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2. Invest in a comfortable chair:

You will be spending hours in that chair, so investing in a comfortable, ergonomic chair is crucial.

Don’t hesitate to invest a few extra bucks on a chair that caters to your needs and provides good support to prevent any back pain.

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3. Organize your desk:

A well-organized workspace will increase your productivity and reduce clutter, making it easier to focus on your work.

Get rid of any unnecessary items and file away your papers neatly.

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4. Plan your lighting:

Insufficient or dull lighting can quickly lead to eye strain and headaches.

Plan accordingly and make sure to have adequate light to work comfortably throughout the day.

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Creating a productive home office doesn’t have to be an expensive or difficult task.

By following these simple tips, you can create a functional and organized workspace to help you stay productive and focused throughout the day.

Do you need help moving your home office?

The Movers On Duty team can definitely help!

Our professional movers can handle any residential or commercial moving job.

 

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tips to save money when moving

Best tips for saving money when planning a move

Do you want to know how to save money when moving? Here are 30 money-saving tips:

 

But please remember that a phone call with us can save you even more money!

We are the only movers that actually care about your budget.

how to save money when moving

 

  1. The earlier you start planning your move, the more time you will have to compare prices and find the best deals or companies.
  2. Contact multiple moving companies to get quotes and compare prices. Ask for flat rates. You have the right to know how much your move will cost before the movers even show up.
  3. Before you move, go through your belongings and get rid of anything you no longer need. Decluttering will not only save you money on moving costs, but it will also make unpacking at your new home a lot easier.
  4. Packing your own belongings can save you money on labor costs. Be sure to use high-quality, durable boxes and packing materials to protect your belongings during the move. Get cheap boxes here or hire us to pack for you!
  5. Consider getting free packing materials if you are handling the packing yourself: Many retailers will give away boxes and packing materials for free. Check with local beer & wine stores, and grocery stores, or search online for free boxes. Learn more ways to get free boxes here.
  6. Consider moving during the off-peak season: Moving during the summer, holidays, or on weekends can be more expensive, so consider moving during the off-peak season or on weekdays to save money.
  7. Never pay for services you don’t need: Many moving companies offer additional services such as packing, crating, unpacking, and storage. If you don’t need these services, don’t pay for them.
  8. Rent a truck or use a moving container: Hire a moving company to load the truck for you, consider renting a truck or using a moving container. This can be a cost-effective alternative, but it requires more effort and planning. We provide movers without a truck. By the way, we can drive your rented truck.
  9. Take advantage of any discounts available: Some companies offer senior, military, or student discounts. So, be sure to ask about them.
  10. Compare different moving insurance options: Moving insurance can vary in cost and coverage, and not all policies are equal. Be sure to compare different options and choose the one that best meets your needs.
  11. Always ask for referrals: Ask friends, family, or co-workers for recommendations on moving companies. Personal referrals can be a good way to find a reliable and cost-effective company.
  12. Don’t be afraid to negotiate prices with moving companies. If you have some flexibility on the dates, you’re able to secure a better deal, you can definitely save money on your move.
  13. Self-moving?: Consider doing as much of the move yourself as possible. This can include disassembling furniture, packing the boxes, loading and unloading the moving truck, unpacking the boxes, and even driving the truck if you decide to rent one.
  14. Sell or donate unwanted items: Instead of paying to move items you no longer want or need, consider selling them or donating them to charity. This can help offset the cost of your move.
  15. Instead of paying for storage, consider using a friend’s or family member’s garage or basement to store your belongings temporarily.
  16. Be aware of hidden costs such as taxes, fuel surcharges, and additional fees that can add up quickly. Be sure to ask about these costs upfront so you can budget accordingly.
  17. Instead of buying new packing materials, use old newspapers, linens, and clothing to wrap and protect your belongings.
  18. Consider moving during the week: Not only moving during the off-peak season but also moving during the weekdays can reduce costs, as the demand for moving services tends to be lower.
  19. Research and Compare moving insurance options: As mentioned before, moving insurance can vary in cost and coverage, so research and compare different options to ensure you’re getting the best coverage for your needs at a reasonable price.
  20. Rent moving equipment if moving yourself: Instead of buying equipment such as dollies, furniture pads, and furniture sliders, consider renting them. This can save you money and you’ll only have to pay for what you use.
  1. Rent a portable moving container like PODS: Instead of renting a traditional moving truck, consider renting a portable moving container. This can be a cost-effective alternative and can also provide more flexibility and convenience. This is recommended for long-distance moving.
  2. Use our free online moving calculator: There are several online moving calculators that can help you estimate the cost of your move. This can be a helpful tool to budget your move and find ways to cut costs.
  3. Take advantage of utility company discounts: Some utility companies offer discounts for customers who are moving. Be sure to check with your current and new utility providers to see if they offer any discounts.
  4. Keep track of your moving expenses, including the cost of packing supplies, fuel, and any other expenses related to your move. This can help you stay within budget and identify areas where you can cut costs.
  5. The less you have to move, the less it will cost. Consider getting rid of items you no longer need or use to reduce the amount you have to move.
  6. Consider hiring professional moving helpers: Professional moving helpers can help you load and unload the moving truck, they can be less expensive than hiring a full-service moving company and they can save you time and effort.
  7. Be flexible with your move-in date: If you’re able to be flexible with your move-in date, you may be able to find a better deal on moving services.
  8. Look for discounts and special offers: Many moving companies offer discounts and special offers, so be sure to ask about them when getting quotes.
  9. Compare the costs of renting a truck versus hiring a professional moving company. Including the cost of fuel, mileage, insurance, and tolls.
  10. Keep your valuables close: Instead of packing your valuables and shipping them with the rest of your belongings, consider keeping them close to you during the move.

 

There are many money-saving tips for when moving but do you think there is something missing that should be on this top 30?

Exercise equipment

How do professional movers stay in shape?

Sometimes we use exercise equipment, other times we just move it around

One of the greatest things about moving is that you are getting paid to exercise.

Doing moving jobs is like working out, it’s a mix of cardio and heavy-lifting.

If responsibly complimented with a healthy diet, you may see great results!

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Moving supplies to start a moving company

moving supplies

What moving supplies are required to start a moving company?

Where do moving companies buy their moving supplies from?

If you are considering starting a moving business this year, then you are already in track to make great moves!

You have already found the best moving company in town, please allow us to tell you where you can get great moving supplies from, at a great price.

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Free boxes for moving

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Where can you get free moving boxes from?

There are actually many places where you can get free boxes for packing and moving.

Try for example:

  • Liquor stores (They’d love to get rid of their wine boxes without having to unfold them)
  • Grocery stores (All of them will give them to you, just ask)
  • Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco will love to give your their extra cardboard boxes for free. The movers won’t complain.
  • Find out when recycling is picked up in your neighborhood. (Walk around your neighborhood 30 – 45 minutes before the recycling truck shows up and you will most likely find a bunch of used boxes)
  • If you are moving into a storage unit, make sure you ask them if they have used boxes you may have. Most of the time they will have them and they will gladly give them to you if you are moving into their storage facilities.
  • You can also try Craigslist, Freecycle, and even the app OfferUp for free boxes.

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Packing tips

Packing tips

Packing Tips – Recommendations and advice


Packing tips are free. So, here you go:

Before packing, we recommend you have a yard/garage sale to get rid of unused or unwanted items. This is usually the best way to purge items that are no longer needed. Nowadays technology makes this task very easy. Many people use craigslist.org or OLX.com to post their items for sale, as well as Apps like OfferUp and LetGo.

At the end of the day, donate the things that didn’t sell. The less items you have to move, the easier and less expensive the move will be!

Our professional packers recommend a few things

Packing isn’t as easy as you may think, it takes patience and time.

Our packing services specialists wanted to add their 2 cents:

Tip #1

Use the right size boxes when packing.

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How to load a moving truck

how to load a truck

How to pack a truck? How to load your container?

Here are some tips for loading a moving truck like a pro mover so you can use all the space that is available to you.

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Follow these simple packing and loading tips and you’ll notice that you’ll not only pack more efficiently but your move will go much smoother than you might have imagined:

Some experts believe that the largest items should be loaded in first to ensure you have the room necessary for them. Others believe that you should load the boxes in first, building a wall of Continue reading “How to load a moving truck”

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