by Borderstan Sponsor August 4, 2015 at 5:00 am 0

International moving is characterized by transporting of all your belongings to a different country country. All the property is specially packed, and often the same truck carries items to be loaded and unloaded. Moving companies are especially helpful for people looking for transportation and unloading processes for assistance in their big moves.

Moving to another continent is carried out using wooden or metal containers. Sometimes, your property is loaded by one country in your country, and unloaded by a different company in the new country.

In order to adequately evaluate the process of moving, a moving company needs to know all the details of your big move. Specialized movers have extensive experience in the transport market and, as a rule, are specially trained agents in each city and country. Specialized moving companies that organize frequent transportation can also offer you the most affordable prices.

As anyone who has moved before knows, it can be a long process, involving packing, loading, transporting, unloading and unpacking of your belongings. Just because it’s long doesn’t mean it has to be stressful.

Wardrobe boxes and regular moving boxes are used to pack clothing items. Personal and precious things such as paintings and antiques can be packaged according to the customer. It does save money to prepare and pack your own belongings, but often the company that is making the move will help the family pack their personal belongings.

On your moving day, your international moving company will neatly pack all your things into a truck. It is important that the fit is right to ensure the integrity and safety of your belongings.

Insurance of things is one of the main criteria in transit. However, incidents and accidents can happen! Your property is reliably insured by liability insurance provided by the movers.

Temporary storage of personal items is part of many international movers’ services. At VA Movers, the warehouse is secure and equipped with climate control storage chamber, which is very important for the safe storage of your property. The warehouse is equipped with a waterproof insulation, and provides reliable protection from pests.

Your property is insured at the time of storage. Very often you can change your address in the address of insurance for storage.

Typically, storage has a fixed price per cubic meter (or foot) per month. It is also possible to rent a container from your mover, if that suits your needs better than a storage unit. In addition to fees for storage, there are also fees for the loading and unloading of your things. You must precisely match the value of the temporary storage of goods, and / or storage deadlines.

To minimize your costs, often a moving company combines several families’ international moves, sometimes combining six or seven relocations into one trip. Experienced international movers  make a detailed inventory of your possessions and everything is numbered.

In the process of unpacking, the delivery of all things and furniture is carried out directly in your new apartment or house.

In general, international moving us rather difficult to fulfill without professional movers, who know all the nuances of such a moving process. VA Movers can provide professional moving services that will take the stress out of your international move while keeping your expenses low. Hire us for your big move and you’ll be glad you did.

by Borderstan.com May 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]borderstan.com.

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Ready to pack. (Courtesy ELF Boxes)

There’s never a shortage of people moving into, out of, and around DC. That constantly moving lifestyle is the nature and part of the charm of this city. What isn’t charming is the act of moving itself.

Can you justify paying the expensive rates for some company to pack up and move your stuff for you? Can you stomach another trip to the grocery or liquor store to snag some of their used and hopefully not too gross cardboard boxes?

That’s where Elf Boxes comes in and takes your breath away as the middle ground you never even know existed. Operating with four different price tiers, Elf Boxes will deliver to your apartment (and pick up from your new place) a set number of hard and clean plastic moving boxes, dolly’s, labels and zipties, and give you two weeks to use those boxes.

Elf Boxes keeps their prices affordable by having you do the moving while they eliminate the hassle of finding dirty boxes to move with, the cost of buying packing materials that you’ll use once and then lose, and the time cost of building and/or breaking down boxes.

From Florida to DC

This family-owned business got it’s start recently in Florida and has now stretched up to our area with Pete Sanchez, one of the owners in this family run business. Sanchez has been working a regular policy job in DC since 2000 but thought of Elf Boxes as a great way to both work with his family and make a personal impact for the environment by cutting down on the deforestation that comes along with cardboard boxes.

Along with helping the environment, he’s trying to keep your apartment clean as well. “If you get your hands on used cardboard boxes for your move,” Sanchez said, “there’s a good chance that you’re going to end up with bugs hiding out in there. Elf Boxes are solid plastic and they’re cleaned after every use; they’re 100% safe and sterile.”

And beyond that bit of cleanliness and hygiene, there’s an extra environmental factor. Sanchez explains that no Elf Box materials end up in landfills. The boxes are reused constantly until the end of their lifecycle, at which point they are recycled and remade into new boxes.

As a final testament to customer happiness, Sanchez noted, “After using our boxes, nobody ever says they’ll go back to cardboard.”

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