26Jun/16

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. – Clear Container

 

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. – Clear Container

 

Here’s a useful tip for moving, will call it the clear container idea:

The clear container idea goes as follows:

  • Get a clear storage bin container
  • Mark the container “”
  • Fill the bin with essentials you will need for the first night in your new home
  • Now you have an easy to find container that will serve to hold your most “Essential” stuff

 

This type is readily available at Walmart

This type is readily available at Walmart

What kind of stuff should you be putting into your “Essentials” container?

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Well, everything that you don’t want to be fumbling around for on the first night or the next day. Things that you know, you will need like important documents and overnight essentials like personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, soaps, towels and a change of clothes.

The Clear container is an excellent idea because it will stick out and be easy to find amongst all of the boxes, bags and other things included in your moving job making it very easy to find among the chaos that sometimes ensues on moving day.

Sometimes you might be way too tired to unpack on the same day and as a result, you might have to put it off until the next day. Feeling tired on your moving day is normal and in many cases packing a clear container with all the essentials will make a big difference for you.

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. hopes that you find this tip useful. If you have any questions, you may contact All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. using our online form or call us at 347-548-5855

 

 

09May/16
All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc.

When to notify utilities when you are moving |All Exclusive Transportation

Hello again everyone, All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. has been in business for more than 20+ years. We receive many questions from our clients, and we try to answer them all as best we can. Our intention is to help our customers to the best of our ability and to provide the best service possible.

One common question All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. receives is:

Notify utilities you are moving?

Well, you should notify utilities you are moving two weeks in advance, and there are a few different types of utilities and other services you’re going to have to advise including (you can use this as a checklist):

  • The Electric Company
  • The Phone Company
  • The Cable Company or Satellite TV
  • The Post Office (They have a temporary mail forwarding service in case you forget to notify a third-party)
  • Update Your Credit Card Accounts
  • Video Production Companies or other business contacts.
  • Notify Recurring Services (Pool cleaning, lawn mowing, other services)
  • Security (Your security monitoring service may need to move equipment as well)
  • Cell Phone Company

As long as you give companies at least two weeks notice, you will find the transition over to your new location to be a smoother and more tolerable experience. If you have any questions, please call
All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. at 347-308-5885 and we will be happy to be of service.

Also, we’d like to remind you that All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. offers free on-site moving estimates all year round. Weekends are by appointment, so call first.

06May/16

All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. | Affordable Storage

 

All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. has been serving the Metropolitan New York/New Jersey area for over 20 years, and one of the main services that we provide for our clientele is storage. Short-term and long-term storage to fit your needs. Whether you are moving from an office, a warehouse, a house or an apartment if you need short-term or long-term storage All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. has the solutions to fit your needs.

We have found that once in a while one of our clients that are moving to a new home or apartment will need temporary storage because of reasons that may not be in their control.

One such situation (the client shall remain nameless and anonymous) a customer of ours needed to move to a new apartment and hired All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. to do the job. Everything was going well until they found out that their new apartment needed to get fumigated before they moved in. Their new landlord had not notified them about the fumigation, and it was too late to change the move out date.

Fortunately, All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. had the right solution to meet their needs. The client rented a temporary hotel room which they billed the landlord for, and All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. secured temporary storage for the clients belongings. The extra charges incurred during the relocation was split and paid by the client and the clients new landlord respectively.

All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. was happy to have had the best solution for the customer which was temporary storage. At times, we have even been hired to move belongings into long-term storage due to a family illness, or even an extended work contract.

If you need Storage

If you need short or long-term storage, please call All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. and we will be happy to assist you in finding the right solution at the right price. We will move you out of your apartment and into short-term or long-term storage, and you can even hire us to move you back out of storage and into your new dwelling or business.

Please call 347-308-5885 and we will be happy to help you. If you prefer, use our convenient online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

22Apr/16

What is a US DOT number?

One of the questions frequently asked by our clients is: what is a US DOT number? US DOT stands for United States Department of Transportation. Simply put, the US DOT number is an identifier. Which means you can look us up on the Department of Transportation website. All across the United States companies that operate commercial vehicles that either:

All across the United States companies that operate commercial vehicles that either:

  1. Are in the business of transferring passengers
  2. Are in the business of hauling merchandise

must register for a US DOT number. All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc.  DBA  All Exclusive Moving Services has had a valid US DOT number for many years. The US DOT requires that we adhere to all applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and we do. We carry the correct insurance coverages necessary for our business, and to protect you and your belongings. We adhere to all regulations put forth by the US DOT.

The US DOT requires that we adhere to all applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and we do. We carry the correct insurance coverages necessary to protect our business, and to protect you and your belongings. We adhere to all regulations put forth by the US DOT.

What is a US DOT Number? From the USDOT website

From the US DOT website: “The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections. ” – See more at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/do-i-need-usdot-number#sthash.YB3cbIF7.dpuf

Our US DOT number:  US DOT 2553195

Moving companies, passenger bus companies, school bus companies, Ottawa gift basket companies, etc. are required to have a US DOT number and they are also required to follow federal regulations with regard to moving around our highways in America transferring your you or your belongings.

We do not recommend that you hire any moving company that does not have a proper US DOT registration. As a matter of fact, it is illegal not to have a US DOT number. So if you are contacted by a moving company that does not possess a US DOT number stay away from that company.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact All Exclusive Moving, 1-347-308-6290 or if you require a quote from one of our professional moving industry representatives please use our contact form.

16Apr/16
The proper way to lift heavy objects

The proper way to lift heavy objects

We wanted to take a moment and share some practical advice about the proper way to lift heavy objects. All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. cares about your well-being. The last thing we want to see is one of our customers hurting themselves while lifting something heavy. If we can help to avoid at least one injury, it will be worth it.

With improper lifting technique, you can injure your back, arms or legs. You will want to keep the following checklist in mind if you are faced with having to lift some heavy boxes or furniture.

  1. It pays to know what’s heavy
    Make sure that you take a pen or marker and Mark all boxes that are heavy. Boxes that contain books, for example, would be a good candidate to be marked as heavy. Use light tack (less sticky) masking tape, the kind that will not damage your furniture to mark heavy. Now that you know what items should be approached carefully because of their weight you’re ready to move these heavy objects without surprises.
  2. Lift close to your body
    Lifting heavier boxes or items like photo booths closer to your body will give you a good center of gravity and make you a more stable lifter. Watch your grip and keep the item close to your body.
  3. Lift with your legs, not your back
    One of the most common causes of back, shoulder, and arm injuries during a move is not using your legs to lift. Your leg muscles are way stronger than your back muscles, take advantage of that strength and lift which your legs, not your back.
  4. Wear a belt or back support
    For a minimal investment, you can buy a back brace belt and wear that for extra protection against backaches and back injuries. Back support belts keep your lifting posture straight and help to prevent harm to your back muscles.
  5. If it’s too heavy, stop, get help before you hurt yourself
    If the object has an awkward shape an irregular form or is simply just too heavy to lift on your own, don’t be a hero! You can hurt your back real bad. Don’t be shy it’s better to be safe than sorry, get help to lift it.

We are aware that lots of our clients do some of the packing on their own, and we simply do not want any of our customers injuring themselves. If you are not sure how to pack your belongings or are concerned that you may hurt yourself trying to lift these items, please contact All Exclusive Transportation Services at  1-347-308-6290 or simply use our easy contact form and inquire about our packing services. We are capable of packing and lifting every single little item in your possession, we are a full-service moving company. But if you decide to pack some of the items yourself, please be careful and remember lift which your legs

 

29Mar/16

Estimating Moving Costs

Moving Estimates:

Deciding what moving company to go with is not easy, we know that you have to go through the task of getting multiple estimates and sometimes it may not be clear what the final cost of the move is going to be. Here’s a quick explanation focusing on three types moving estimates.

The nonbinding estimate

In the nonbinding estimate, the moving company comes to you and evaluates your belongings and gives you an idea of what the final cost is going to be. The estimated cost of the moving job is just an approximate guess based on the belongings and other details that you tell the mover you are going to relocate. It is by no means a final price as the price may be adjusted based on weight, travel time, changes in the amount of things or the weight of stuff that you are moving. The amount that the mover is going to charge can change.

A non-binding estimate is simply an approximate cost.
A nonbinding estimate is the most commonly used type of price/cost calculation in the business.
Non-binding estimates are ideal for people who need a quick answer, are moving light shipments all require an over the phone price. All costs a mover gives you over the phone is nonbinding, and will likely be modified later.

The binding estimate

If you receive a binding estimate from a mover, you WILL know the final price of the moving job up front; however, a binding estimate is typically calculated at a higher rate to protect the moving company from unforeseen events or circumstances. Some customers like to know what total cost is going to be, which is perfectly understandable. But once a contract is signed, bear in mind that even if the actual move turned out to be less than what the mover and the customer agreed upon, the buyer must pay the agreed upon price. In other words, it’s binding and more ways than one.

The binding not to exceed estimate

In this type of estimate, the mover gives you a price based on the lowest possible cost and the highest possible cost. The final cost will not exceed the highest possible cost in the estimate thereby making it and not to exceed estimate price. The not to exceed estimate is a very flexible way of pricing a move especially if the final contents of the moving job is uncertain. But a general idea of the contents can be ascertained at the time that the estimate that the moving company gives the estimated price.

If you are not sure about what type of assessment best fits your needs, please contact All Exclusive Transportation Services and we will be happy to discuss options with you. You can contact us at 1-347-308-6290 or email us at info@allexclusivemoving.com. Please also feel free to use our secure contact form.

20Mar/16

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. – Keep pets safe during move

As we all know moving to a new house can be very stressful for the family and as a result, it can be very stressful for our pets as well who of course most of us consider being part of the family. Dealing with getting a mortgage, a home inspection, and other home buying things are very stressful. As such, we need to ensure the safety of our pets during this traumatic and sometimes scary time for all of us including our beloved pets.

We realize that your pet doesn’t have to pack any stuff, register for new schools, transfer utilities or make address changes but your pet will still feel the stress just the same. He or she will still find itself in strange new surroundings and unlike its human family members, your pet won’t understand why he or she had to move away from its comfortable and predictable world, and why have things been turned upside down and inside out.

Here are the two most important things that you need to do to in order to learn how to keep your pet safe during the move:

  • keep your dog or cat’s safe by knowing exactly where they are before and after the move
  • once the move has been completed, we establish a daily routine closely mimicking your previous routine when you arrive at the new home

 Moving Day

One good way to keep your pet safe on moving day is to come find him or her to a safe enclosed area thereby reducing the possibility of any accidental injury and limiting the chances of the animal being frightened and bolting out of the door in fear or worse biting and injuring one of the movers. A comfortable well ventilated carrying case will work great for smaller animals such as cats and Poodles or Chihuahuas.

Of course, the pet will experience fear and anxiety as all of his or her most familiar surroundings are removed piece by piece, your cat or dog may want to defend its environs understandably. The best thing that we can do is to make the pet feel as comfortable as possible. Keep them safe and do not neglect to give them reassuring attention.

After Moving to Your New Home

Your pets’ primary attachment and concern are to his family members and this is especially true for your dog, but as far as your cat it might be a bit different as your cats’ first concern will most likely be its surroundings. This doesn’t mean that your kitty cat doesn’t love you, or isn’t attached to you, it just means that your cat needs predictable surroundings to feel comfortable and safe and your dog still has its excellent sniffing capabilities and will most likely feel more comfortable as your sent has not changed. Your cat may require more time to become comfortable with it surroundings, so if your cat was an inside and outside cat and had free reign of the territory, you will need to make the cat an inside cat temporarily. Until the animal becomes comfortable and clearly non-stressed in the new home, and then and only then should you allow your pet to explore the outside neighborhoods again.

Spend some one-on-one time with your pets to ensure that they are happy and comfortable. If you have any other concerns regarding your pets you might want to consult with your family veterinarian’s

15Mar/16
How to pack oil paintings

How To Pack Oil Paintings

Packing and moving your belongings can be a very tricky proposition, even for a seasoned mover. Every item that you pack has their challenges, but how to pack oil paintings is one of the most difficult of tasks, and is a minefield of danger. There are plenty of ways to mess up oil paintings in transit; allow us the opportunity to give you a few tips on how to avoid that:

  1. DO NOT use paper packaging, not even NewsPrint packaging material in direct contact with the oil painting. It has an excellent chance of sticking to your painting and causing irreversible damage.
  2. DO NOT use bubble wrap in direct contact with the painted surface. You would think that bubble wrap wouldn’t cause the same damage as direct contact with paper packaging, but it can leave marks on your painting that will never come off. You may regret the day you placed bubble wrap in direct contact with your art.
  3. DO NOT package your painting in a box full of cushiony foam peanuts. Your art will be protected from any hard knocks while in transit, but the foam peanuts may get stuck to the painted surface and cause permanent damage.

We think that you might get the “picture” by now. Packing oil paintings for moving or storage is very different than packing regular household of office stuff.

  • DO make sure that the picture does not make contact with any of the packaging material.
  • DO make sure to use painting safe packing materials such as polyethylene plastic sheeting to cover your art in case it comes in contact with any packaging.
  • DO hire a professional like the All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. if it is within your budget. You will be glad that you did.

Here’s a good packing video by the fine paint dealer Golden Paints on how to package a small painting, it might give you a clear idea of what is needed to care for your artwork in transit.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you want a free quote on packaging your paintings for relocation, please contact All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. 1-347-308-6290 or use our convenient contact form here

28Feb/16
How To Use Bubble Wrap

How to use bubble wrap

How to use Bubble Wrap

Bubblewrap is awesome. We are going to share some advice with you about how to use bubble wrap to protect your belongings during your move or relocation to temporary self-storage units.

One of the most useful commodities ever produced, bubble wrap pads and protects delicate objects extremely efficiently. We use bubble wrap all the time professionally and just like the old cliché says “there is a right way wrong way to do anything.” and the old cliché could not be truer in this case so we would like to steer you in the right direction. Let’s do this the right way:

1. Everyone has his or her theory about how to use bubble wrap, and in some cases, people are of the opinion that it does not even matter how you place them, the bubble wrap will still do the job. However, quite to the contrary, my friends it does matter.

One question that comes up often is “should the protective bubbles be placed on the outside or the inside wall packaging my fragile items?” The bubbles should be used facing inward so that the bubbles can hold the item in place and prevent breakage from the bouncing motion of being moved around. So for best results positively bubbles in.

2. In some cases for very fragile items, it is an excellent idea to use paper to wrap the objects before using the bubblewrap. Take the piece and pre-wrap it with paper then place the bubble wrap over it and hold the whole thing together with tape. Doing so will create one of the best protective covers ever for your indispensable little knickknacks.

3. Don’t rely on bubble wrap by itself, even when using a pre-protective layer of paper use clothing towels and any other extra cushion inside of the box to provide an additional layer of protection and limit further movement.

4. When in doubt, contact a professional. If you are not sure how to use bubble wrap, contact All Exclusive Transportation Services and ask about our packing services. Call us at 1-347-308-6290 or contact us using our online form.

13Feb/16

Packing for Self Storage

Packing for Self Storage

when Packing for Self Storage packing your personal belongings isn’t as simple as just cramming boxes until nothing else will fit. Jamming all of your stuff into your storage bins without thinking it through can be a recipe for disaster. We’d like to offer a few tips on how to pack your items while keeping you and your belongings protected. Here are some facts to keep in mind when packing for storage:

Dust accumulation inside of storage units is one of the biggest problems that you are going to face when packing for self-storage. To better protect your property, always ensure that there are no items left loose, unwrapped or unboxed. Anything left uncovered can gather a surprising amount of dust very quickly and ruin your favorite coat.

When packing your precious knick-knacks, ensure that you fill all of your boxes to capacity. The contents of half-empty boxes can move during shipping, and shifting contents are often the cause of significant damage to your goods. One other side effect of half-full boxes is the dreaded corner collapse of your boxes. Space left inside of the box can cause the edges to collapse inward, and the collapse has the potential to send and the entire stack of boxes to come tumbling down.

One of the best ways to ensure that your belongings do not rattle around in their boxes when packing for self-storage is to use foam peanuts as filler. These little things provide an ingenious way to “fill the gaps” in your storage boxes and can prevent some of the damage caused by tumbling or falling boxes.

Wrap all fragile items separately. You can use Newspaper (do they still make those?) to wrap your small, fragile items individually. Pack the breakable items tightly into solid or reinforced boxes (an example of a strong box is a Dishpack box), filling any remaining gaps with more newspaper or foam peanuts until you get a nice snug fit.

One thing to keep in mind when using regular old newspapers for packing is that the ink from the “News” part of the paper sometimes can get all over your fingers and your plates, cups or fragile ornaments. An excellent solution to this problem, if it is within your budget, is a product called Newsprint which is of the same texture and weight of regular newspapers but without the printed word, so you avoid ink smudges on your fingers or stuff. Retailers often sell Newsprint by the pound.

Mark “Fragile” on all of the boxes containing breakable items. You can find red colored labels specifically for marking boxes that include delicate items. Clearly label all boxes on multiple sides so that you or your movers can quickly identify the contents.

These are just a few facts that we thought you might find helpful. If you have any questions or if you need a FREE estimate for your move in or out of storage, please call us at 1-347-308-6290 and mention this article. We also have a handy form on this website that makes it easy to contact us.