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Florence Movers

 

Ready, set, move! Before you rush into the newest chapter in your life, take time to properly pack your precious cargo. With iMoving, you can rest assured that all your things will be packed, loaded, transported, and unpacked without a hitch. Because we only include reputable and professional movers in our network of local and long-distance moving companies in Florence, you will have peace of mind all throughout the moving process.

 

What makes iMoving such a standout company is our extensive application process when it comes to selecting Florence movers to partner with. Those whom we choose to associate with speaks volumes of iMoving as a company, so that is why we make sure that we only give you access to the best moving companies for Florence OR moves. In line with this philosophy, our standards include five essential criteria:

 

  1. Professionalism
  2. Transparency
  3. Respect
  4. Reliability
  5. Honest pricing

 

When it comes to professionalism, our movers are the best bar none! Every applicant undergoes a rigorous background check to ensure that you and your items are handled carefully, with respect and dignity every step of the way. Our standard for quality companies does not end after they are hired but continue through customer feedback and performance reports.

 

Have we piqued your interest? Good. You may be asking yourself, “How does this all work? Where do I start?” Once you have decided that you want to find a professional mover via iMoving for your residential or commercial moving needs, the first step is to create an inventory of what you need to be moved.

 

After creating your inventory here on iMoving.com, you will be given a precise quote and you can then compare offers and book your mover. That’s all there is to it!

 

Moving Services in Florence, OR

 

  • Packing and unpacking: Leave it to the professionals! Save yourself time, effort, and the risk of back pain by hiring expert moving crews to pack up. You would be pleasantly surprised at how easy moving homes or offices can be with professional help. Once you move in, they can also unload and set up your bulky furniture, which is just one less thing you need to worry about.

 

  • Long distance or interstate moving: This type of move involves passing the borders of two or more states, independent of the distance. Long-distance movers are required by law to have special licenses to cross state lines plus heavy-duty equipment for long-haul relocations.

 

  • Commercial moving: Like any reputable business, being timely and efficient is always a must. It’s not just about being able to move your furniture and other items but being able to unpack and set up everything as soon as possible in order to optimize your business’ hours. Don’t waste hard-earned money by wasting time!

 

Tips to make Your Moving Experience a Pleasant One

 

  1. Spring cleaning

 

It may be the middle of June or the holiday season, but anytime is a good time for spring cleaning – especially if you are about to make a big move. Out with the old, before you move onto the new! Get rid of your excess baggage and lighten your load to fully embrace what your future in a new place holds.

 

  1. Garage sale

 

Instead of just throwing things out, take time to sell your items well before your move. Not only will you save on packing and moving fees because you will have less items, but you can earn some serious green by selling your things at a physical garage sale or online. For the items you may not have been able to sell, but no longer want or need, you can donate them to your local shelter or clothing drive to benefit those in need.

 

  1. How’s the weather up there?

 

Checking the weather for the projected date of your move is also helpful for anticipating inclement weather and proper wardrobe choices. Don’t allow yourself to get caught in the rain, figuratively and literally!

 

  1. Keep in touch

 

Before you move away, now is as good a time as ever to meet up with old friends. After arranging your moving plans, set a lunch date or a weekend getaway with people you are going to miss when you leave. Although social media and cellphones have given us a way to connect to each other regardless of the distance, nothing can replace the feeling of being face to face with someone you care about.

 

  1. Don’t forget your pets!

 

If you are a responsible pet owner, it’s your duty to ensure that your beloved pet will be taken care of during and after your move. If your pet can’t come with you, you need to make sure someone is willing to adopt him or her before your move. Remember: animal abandonment is a form of abuse and can be punishable by law.

 

What to know when Moving to Florence, OR

 

If you are not from Oregon, the image of the old pioneering simulation game, “The Oregon Trail” may be coming to mind, but there is definitely more to the Beaver State than historic settlements and Portland.

 

No sales tax!

 

For most of us, we are used to shopping at the mall or grocery store and getting slammed with additional costs on the receipts due to the ever-increasing sales tax rates. Sales tax percentages range drastically from state to state, but in a small handful of states, they are actually free from this tax! However, you should note that Oregon still has an income tax.

 

Access to a beautiful coastline, just around the corner

 

While other parts of Oregon may be bustling cities and urban centers, Florence provides you an escape from the rat race. Having a home facing the coastline or just a short drive away will put your soul at ease and give you a great view every day and night.

 

Things to do at the beach

 

While looking at the coastline from afar is nice, being on the beach is infinitely better. The climate in Florence may not be as warm as Southern California or Miami, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the sun at the Northern Pacific coastline! Things worth doing at the beaches here are horse riding, ATV rental for the sand dunes, and taking Instagram-worthy pictures at the beach during sunset!

 

Relatively small population size

 

Compared to Portland, Oregon with a population size of almost 650,000 people, Florence is a small town with less than 9000 people! For people moving from a big city to a small community, even within the same state, the difference can be drastic – but you’ll love the close-knit feeling you get in Florence and will soon wonder how you ever dealt with life in the city!

 

Moving Out of Your Home For The First Time

Are you moving out of your home for the first time and looking for options? iMoving is here to ensure that you can get moving tips, connect with the best cross country movers, and sort out the details so that your move goes smoothly.

 

What things do you need to know and consider? How can you make sure that you’ve got everything together? And what sort of help are you going to need? Let’s take a look at some of the details around moving out of your home for the first time and sorting out what may be essential for you to consider.

 

What You Need When Moving Out for the First Time?

 

Getting ready to move out of your parents’ home can be overwhelming and exciting, and you want to be sure that you prepare for it as best as you can. One of the big things that you need to do is go ahead and put together a shopping list for everything that you’ll need for your new place. Here are some suggestions that we have regarding your packing list.

 

  • Bedroom: A mattress and all of the things that go with it should be at the top of your list. Bedding, mattress pads, pillows, and whatever other accessories that you need are important, as well. You also want to consider getting dressers, bookshelves, wall hooks, and a step stool.

 

  • Bathroom: Shower curtain and other shower supplies, toiletries, a toilet paper roll holder, and a first aid kit can all be handy options when you’re moving into your new place.

 

  • Kitchen: Cooking supplies, pots, and pans, potholders, silverware (and a drawer to put them in), dish soap or dishwasher detergent

 

  • Living area: Television, comfortable couch and/or chairs, entertainment center (or something else to put your TV on).

 

  • Other: Always have cleaning supplies on hand (Windex, floor cleaning supplies, broom and mop, etc.).

 

What Do You Have to Pay for When You Move Out?

 

When you move out of your family’s house for the first time, you’re going to be paying a lot of expenses that you may not have thought about paying in the past. These can include all sorts of things. Here’s a quick look at some of the most common.

 

  • Heating and air conditioning.
  • Electricity (which may be more or less expensive depending on the time of year).
  • Television (cable, satellite, or streaming services).
  • Renter’s Insurance (to protect the items that you are taking with you).
  • Car payments and car insurance.
  • Gas (if your heat and/or stove uses it).
  • Groceries and going out to eat.

 

How Do I Move Out On My Own?

 

When you’re getting ready to move out on your own, be sure that you have a plan in place before you do anything else. Talk with your parents and/or guardians to see what they have to say and work with them to establish a plan that can help you to take care of the details of moving out without any problems.

 

Money is your next concern. You want to be sure that you have good credit and/or that your parent(s) are going to co-sign your lease if necessary. Then, put together a budget where your housing is less than 50% of what you’re making in a month (if possible) and go to a realtor or landlord so that you can start exploring your options for homes. Have some money set aside for your security deposit so that, if you find a place that you like and get approved, you can get the money issue out of the way ASAP.

 

Then, it’s time to start thinking about your move. Start packing the items that you’re going to take with you and be sure that you donate or give away things that you aren’t going to need. Schedule your move (iMoving can help you to get estimates and schedule your movers) and start getting the wheels in motion for friends and family to help with packing and unpacking needs. Then, you’re ready to go when moving day comes!

 

When Can I Move Out of My Home?

 

Knowing when you’re ready to move out can be a big decision, and you want to be sure that you don’t take it lightly. There are a few ways that you can know when you’re able to move out of your home.

 

  • Are you financially stable? Financial stability is a big part of the decision making the process. You want to be sure that you can pay for your rent and all of the other bills that we listed above. Put together a budget and see how it all fits with what you’ll need to do.

 

  • Do you have a job offer somewhere? If you’re getting a job offer that isn’t where you live right now, then you want to do some research and make sure that you are going to be able to afford living on your own if you take a specific job.

 

  • Have you talked it over with your family? Your family should be kept in the loop from day one of your decision-making process. You want to be sure that they are comfortable with your decision and that they feel ready for you to go, too.

 

  • Do you have or need a roommate? Roommates can help to alleviate a lot of the stresses and expenses that you may be looking at in regards to moving out. If you feel like you’ll need a roommate to get started with all of this, then you want to be sure that you find one before making a final decision.

 

Planning out your move and sorting out the details can go a long way when you’re trying to ensure that you’ve got everything in order and ready to move forward. Learn as much as you possibly can and work out relevant information in a manner that is going to make sense, and you can start planning.

 

iMoving is here to assist you with finding the right movers for your purposes. We offer estimates from top moving companies for both local and long-distance moves, so we’re able to provide you with the information and ideas that you need to be able to make solid decisions regarding your move. Contact us today for quotes from your local moving companies.

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