Ok, what the heck is a “survival box”. This is the box that you don’t want the movers to touch. Once you have the furniture and boxes moved to the moving van, you may have to clean all the dust bunnies that have been collecting. So your first item in the survival box will be some essential cleaning supplies such as:
Many factors will come into play when deciding how to choose how to move your furniture? In our years of experience, the number one factor is usually the price and unfortunately price shouldn’t be the deciding factor. Other factors that can come into play, are you physically able to move furniture yourself, do you have the expertise to stack a U-Pack or Pod or rental truck yourself so no damage will occur, do you know how to drive a truck etc. These are questions to ask yourself when deciding between a full-service moving company or a self-move company.
Don’t make the mistake of getting on the Internet and giving all your shipping information out to any company that has an Internet connection. Most of those companies are known as “Brokers”. The “Broker” will usually quote you an unrealistically low price, and require you to put up a substantial deposit in order to “reserve” your service dates. After receiving your deposit, the “Broker” will then “post” your shipping information as well as the low price on the Internet, to see if a car carrier company will pick up your vehicle. If a company accepts the load, they will usually arrive at your residence, load up your vehicle, and then tell you “I can’t meet the price that you were quoted, the new price is: $_____, which is usually two to three times what the “Broker” quoted you. Now you really don’t have a choice, your vehicle is already loaded and the driver has you “over a barrel”. If you call the “Broker” and actually have him answer the phone, he will say that the deposit is his commission, and that the “Broker” has no relationship with the car carrier service, and basically “you are on your own”.
With the indispensable help of Aspen Valley Landscaping and TJ Irrigation, Columbine Moving and Storage relocated the John Denver “Spirit” Sculpture from Windstar Foundation in Old Snowmass, CO to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame on September 26th, 2013.
The bronze statue “Spirit” of singer and songwriter John Denver is holding a large eagle in his left hand and his guitar slung over his back, has been at the Windstar Foundation since 2002. The total height of the bronze statue is 143 inches, the base dimension is 54” x 32 ¼”. The total wingspan of the eagle is 75”. The estimated weight is 1300 pounds. The statue had to first be removed from the octagon concrete pad that measured 115” wide x 115” deep x 36” high. The first order of business was securing the statue. [Read more…]
Being an owner of a moving company, I would love for a potential customer to do an onsite visit to our warehouses in Aspen and Eagle, Colorado. The client could see how their goods are being stored and who they are dealing with. This is not always possible. Here are some tips that we suggest when selecting a moving and storage company. Due diligence when selecting a mover is time well spent.