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You’re certainly looking for the best possible moving experience, right? Well, you’re in luck! First, diggins & ROSE Moving Systems is ready to help you. Second, diggins & ROSE Moving Systems is willing to share these essential moving tips. Read the tips that best fit your upcoming relocation.  If you still have questions call 603-625-5751!

Hint: It involves using ultra-convenient portable storage containers to store excess items. Any realtor will tell you that staging your home will speed your sale and put more money in your pocket. Although this sounds daunting, it’s a relatively easy do-it-yourself process provided you leave plenty of time and take it step-by-step.

What Does “Staging A Home For Sale” Mean?
“Staging” is just showcasing your home to make it appear in its best light. It means removing all clutter so your home will look bigger, brighter, and more desirable to prospective buyers. Additionally, realtors suggest that you remove all personal items (such as family photos) so that buyers can picture themselves and their families in the home.

The Most Important Step Of Staging Is Decluttering
The first step of staging your home for sale is to identify all items you don’t absolutely need to have in your home while it’s being sold. This includes extra furniture, collectibles, mementos, out-of-season clothing, hobbies you won’t have time for until after you move, extra cookware, and any other items you don’t use on a daily basis. Be as ruthless as possible! You’re aiming for hotel-like sparsity.

  • Identify any items that you don’t need or use, then toss or donate them.
  • Pack up other items that may have value, but shouldn’t be hanging around while people are looking at your house.

How To Pack Your “Decluttered” Items
You can pack your own items or request professional packing services. Either way, using standard-size moving boxes instead of smaller boxes (like liquor boxes or supermarket boxes) will make the moving process go faster. When you’re paying for moving services by the hour, this can mean significant savings. Additionally, moving boxes are modular and made to fit and stack perfectly inside the truck, which protects your items better. For your convenience, Diggins & ROSE offers discounted professional quality moving boxes and packing supplies.

Make Your Newly Packed Boxes Disappear
Your now “nicely packed” moving boxes should ideally be stored somewhere other than your spare room or basement. You don’t want a room full of boxes to distract prospective buyers from seeing the full potential of your house.

Portable Storage And Moving Containers Are A Convenient Solution
Portable storage containers can be delivered to your driveway, loaded by you or loaded professionally, and moved out-of-sight on your property or to a secure storage location until you’re ready to move. If you choose to load the container yourself, this YouTube video will show you how to load a portable storage and moving container.

You May Want To Actually Move Your Items Using The Portable Storage And Moving Container
It’s done all the time. You may decide that you want your items moved to your new home using your portable storage moving container. Consult a qualified, professional move estimator early in the process so that you’ll choose the best option for your situation. Diggins & ROSE offers a FREE, no obligation, professional estimate on moving costs that can help you decide whether you should plan part, or all, of your move in a portable moving container. Request a free moving cost estimate now. Don’t wait until the week before you want to move to start getting quotes. Otherwise, you may be disappointed to find that capacity is not available, which would seriously alter your plans.

Next Step Of Staging Your Home: Brightening And Freshening
Once you’ve removed all clutter and personal items, you’ll have more room to step back and consider how to brighten and freshen your home. Are there walls that need a fresh coat of paint? Or light fixtures that could easily be replaced or added to brighten a dark area? Strongly consider replacing worn or faded bedspreads, pillows, or small area rugs. Ask your realtor to give you suggestions so that you don’t go overboard spending money needlessly or don’t overlook something that a professional eye would spot immediately. With a little extra effort, staging your home for sale is an investment that can pay off big.

Packing moving boxes with books and clothing is something many people are comfortable with. But when it comes to ceramics, fine china, and stemware, many people leave that to the professionals. We asked our professional packers here at Diggins & ROSE to pass along some simple packing tips that can take the fear out of handling grandma’s china and allow people to safely pack many breakables themselves.

Moving Boxes Should Not Rattle!
Rattling is bad! Each teacup or wine glass needs to be individually wrapped to keep it from bumping its neighbor. Big-box stores and self-storage facilities often sell kits with bubble wrap sleeves and divider systems for cartons. While the dividers keep items separate and add internal strength to the carton, they are designed for the small 1.5 cube book carton. Every move has multiples of these standard cartons. But, unless clearly marked as “Fragile” and “Top Load Only” these small cartons could end up in the middle of a pile of heavy books.

The Best Moving Materials To Use For Dishes
Dish Packs (which are sometimes still called dish barrels though barrels are no longer in use) are constructed of strong double-wall corrugated cardboard. This moving box is designed for heavy, fragile items like china plates and bowls, glass or ceramic vases, or stemware. Movers readily recognize these unmistakable dish packs and treat them with extra care!
Packing Paper (which is simply unprinted newsprint) is an excellent material to use for cushioning. Begin by crumpling several sheets to cushion the bottom of the carton. Then wrap each item in one or more sheets. Plates are very strong when placed on edge. They should be loaded vertically into the carton in the same way you load your dishwasher. Smaller bowls and saucers can be placed in the center of the carton. Separate layers by cutting corrugated flats and making an internal “shelf” for the next level.
Some complete china sets have little zip dust bags in which china is stored when not in use. These offer no cushioning -- they are only to keep dust out and should be flattened and kept with the china in the same carton.

How To Pack Glassware
Glasses are wrapped up like a “sub sandwich” and placed upright in the carton. Wine glasses require an added step. Roll paper to make a “collar” to wrap around the stem. This fills the space under the goblet part so that you can then wrap it up like a “sub sandwich” and, like the glasses, place it upright in the carton.

Close Moving Boxes Properly
Do not miss this next important step! When closing the carton it should be full; the flaps should lie flat. If there is an inch of empty space at the top of the carton it needs to be filled with more crumpled paper. Over packing is equally bad. Flaps should not be forced down like closing an overstuffed suitcase. Remember: This is glass, not clothing, so take something out.

As the world becomes more concerned about living “green,” the advantage of easily recycled paper makes good sense. If you happen to have access to free bubble wrap then, by all means, use it, but don’t waste money on expensive kits when plain old paper will do.

Moving interstate? The single-biggest variable in the cost of your move is the weight of your items. By removing some of the clutter before you move and reducing unnecessary weight, you can save yourself a lot of money.

Save On Moving Costs With These Weight-Reducing Tips
Books, Magazines, Old Taxes, And Paperwork can really add up! A regular file box often weighs 40 to 50 lbs. once it’s full. If you haven’t picked up the book in years and the tax files are from 10 years ago, chances are you don’t need them. Invest in a shredder and watch the shredded paper turn into savings off your moving bill.
Garage Stuff -- like old tools, tires, and shelving -- can be very heavy. If you have snow tires for a car that you no longer have, there is a good chance you won’t need them when you move to Florida. Go through tools, auto accessories, and yard equipment and ask yourself if you see yourself using them at your new home.
Old Appliances can often be more expensive to ship than they are worth. The older the unit, the heavier they seem to be. A perfectly working fridge that’s been sitting in the same spot for 20+ years may stop working in a week or once you unplug it. Does it make sense to move it hundreds of miles?
Clothing may feel light, but it adds up quickly. A wardrobe box full of clothing can weigh around 70 lbs. If you have items in your closet that you haven’t worn in a while, go through them. If you can’t fit into it, toss it.
Clutter collects in closets, basements, garages, and wherever else you can squeeze it into your house. Realtors hate it, buyers hate it, and so will you when you pay your moving bill. Most homes down South are built on slab foundations and have no basements. Do you want to move something that you’ll have no room for at your new destination?

If your wine collection represents a sizable investment, there are precautions you’ll want to take prior to moving to ensure its safe transportation and protect yourself in the event of unexpected loss or damage to the wine.

Preparing To Move Your Wine Collection

  • Prior to moving, have your high-value wine collection appraised by a qualified wine appraiser. Appraisal fees vary widely from area to area. The best way to locate a wine appraiser is through a local wine merchant.
  • Next, photograph your wine collection to document its contents.
  • Let your moving representative know that you will be moving a high-value wine collection. Special arrangements may be necessary to ensure your collection will reach its destination safely.
  • Complete the moving company’s “High-Value Inventory Form” to ensure that your collection is not subject to minimal liability coverage. The form will be provided by your Diggins & ROSE United Van Lines sales representative during the pre-move survey. Your mover will explain the protection plans from which you may choose. Replacement protection offered by most major moving companies affords you the best possible coverage against loss or damage in transit. If you choose United’s Full Value Coverage Plan, we recommend that you provide copies of the appraisal to your sales representatives.

Legal Considerations When Moving A Wine Collection
Check with the alcohol beverage control authorities in your destination state before you move. Some states have restrictions governing the amount of alcohol that can be brought in for personal use.

Temperature Considerations When Moving Wine

  • Most wine experts agree that the older the wine is, the more delicate its flavor. Extreme changes in temperature may impact the taste and appearance of your wine. White wines and less expensive “supermarket” brands are less susceptible to damage by temperature.
  • The best temperature for storing and transporting wine is 55 degrees. For a small, manageable collection, we recommend transporting the collection by car, where atmospheric conditions can be controlled best. A climate-controlled moving van can be used to move a very large or rare collection. However, arrangements must be made early, and the additional cost may be more than you wish to spend. Ask your United agent for details.
  • The best time to move your collection is early spring or late fall. The temperature in the moving van during the summer months can be very high, and in the winter there is the possibility of the wine becoming slushy, which can alter the flavor. If your move must take place in the summer or winter months, you may want to consider moving your collection via a commercial airline. If you want the wine to be professionally packed, consult your mover. Your prompt delivery to the airport and pick up of the wine at destination will limit its exposure to temperature extremes.

How to pack wine for moving
Take care to prepare your wine for the move.

  • United has specially designed boxes to pack fragile items – and they’re perfect for wine. If you plan to do the packing yourself, boxes may be purchased from your local United agent: Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems.
  • Corked wines should be placed on their sides or upside down in the packing container to keep the corks wet.
  • Do not pack bottles that have been opened.
  • Label the box FRAGILE – THIS SIDE UP.
  • Even if you use extreme care in packing your wine, “bottle shock” may occur from the wine shaking within the bottle as it is moved. If opened too soon, a loss of flavor may result. To prevent this, be sure to allow the bottles to rest at your final destination at least 7 days for every day your shipment is in transit.

Final Thoughts About Moving A Wine Collection
Your van operator will prepare an inventory of your entire shipment prior to loading. When you reach the destination, carefully check your household goods and wine collection against the form. Should there be any loss or damage, be sure to note it on the inventory. Contact your United agent who will help you complete a claim form.

Valuation and insurance when moving are some of the most misunderstood subjects. To help you understand these difficult and important subjects (and exactly what your options are), read the following information prepared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and offered by Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems, your local mover in New England and a long-distance and international moving agent for United Val Lines™.

So Much At Stake When You Move
There’s the money you’ll spend. Plus the memories you’ll be taking from one place to another, along with your treasured possessions: furniture, family pictures, and children’s toys. When you move, your personal property (including valuables) is loaded onto a moving truck. And while most moves go smoothly, accidents do happen and some items may be lost or damaged during shipment.
Your mover is liable for the value of the goods you ask them to transport. There are, however, different levels of liability. The level you choose will determine the type and amount of reimbursement you will receive if an item is lost or damaged. Be aware of the various types of protection available, and the charges for each option. Movers, including Diggins & ROSE, are required to offer two different liability options referred to as valuation coverage: (1) Full Value Protection, and (2) Released Value. We also discuss third-party insurance as a third option.

Here Are Your Coverage Options When Moving
1. Full Value Protection. Under Full Value Protection, your mover is liable for the replacement value of lost or damaged goods in your entire shipment. This is the more comprehensive plan available for the protection of your belongings. Unless you select the alternative level of liability described below -- Released Value -- your mover will transport your shipment under the Full Value Protection level of liability. If any article is lost, destroyed, or damaged while in your mover’s custody, your mover will, at its discretion, offer to do one (1) of the following for each item:

  • Repair the item
  • Replace with a similar item
  • Make a cash settlement for the cost of the repair or the current market replacement value
Under this option, movers are permitted to limit their liability for loss or damage to articles of extraordinary value, unless you specifically list these articles on the shipping documents. An article of extraordinary value is any item whose value exceeds $100 per pound (i.e., jewelry, silverware, china, furs, antiques, etc.) Ask your mover for a written explanation of this limitation before your move. The exact cost for Full Value Protection varies by mover and may be subject to various deductible levels of liability that may reduce your cost. Ask your mover for written details of their Full Value Protection plan.

2. Released Value: The most economical protection available is Released Value, since it is offered at no additional charge. However, the protection is minimal. Under this option, the mover assumes liability for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if your mover lost or damaged a 10-pound stereo component valued at $1,000, you would only receive $6.00 in compensation (60 cents x 10 pounds).
There is no additional charge for Released Value. However, you must sign a specific statement on the bill of lading or contract agreeing to it. But remember: It compensates you according to the weight of the item, not its actual value. And, if you do not select Released Value, your shipment will automatically be transported at the Full Value Protection level of liability and you will be assessed the applicable charge.
Full Value Protection and Released Value are not insurance policies governed by state insurance laws; instead, they are federal contractual tariff levels of liability authorized under Released Rates Orders of the Surface Transportation Board of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

3. Third-Party Insurance: If you select Released Value, some movers may also offer to sell or obtain for you separate liability insurance. The cost of this insurance is not included in the basic move and must be purchased separately by you. This is not valuation coverage governed by federal law; it is optional insurance regulated by state law.
If you purchase this coverage, the mover remains liable for the amount up to 60 cents per pound per article; but the rest of the loss is recoverable from the insurance company up to the amount of insurance you purchased. Your mover is required to issue the policy or other written record of the purchase and provide you with a copy at the time of purchase.
Before purchasing insurance, check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if you’re already covered.

If You're Moving Within Your State...
Each state may have its own rules and regulations governing moves within the state. Check with your state, county, or local consumer affairs agency -- or with your state moving association if you’re moving to a new location within the same state.

Some Of Your Actions May Limit Your Mover's Liability
These include:

  • Packing perishable, dangerous, or hazardous materials in your household goods without your mover's knowledge
  • Packing your own boxes. You may consider packing your own household goods articles to reduce your costs, but if the articles you pack are damaged, it may be more difficult to establish your claim against the mover for the boxes you pack
  • Choosing Released Value coverage when your household goods are valued at more than 60 cents per pound per article.
  • Failing to notify your mover in writing about articles of extraordinary value.

Moving Insurance And Valuation Do’s And Don’ts
Do not sign a delivery receipt for your household goods if it contains any language about releasing or discharging your mover or its agents from liability. By law, you have fifteen (15) days to file a written claim. Strike out this kind of language or refuse delivery until a proper receipt is provided.

Key Moving Term
Bill of lading. It’s the receipt for your household goods and the contract for their transportation.

Children have different concerns about moving at different ages. For preschoolers and younger children (up to age 9) family is the center of their lives. They will be curious about moving, and may have concerns, such as being left behind and getting lost. Paying attention to and understanding those concerns will make the transition as easy as possible for children.

Four Things To Tell Younger Children About A Move
1. Explain where you are moving and why: Be short and to the point when trying to explain the move to younger children. Use words they can understand such as, “Daddy got a promotion at work and we’re moving to where his new office will be.” Or, “Since your grandfather got sick, grandma needs our help. We’re moving to be closer to them.” Or, “We need a bigger house and we’ve found a place that has everything we all need.”
2. Highlight the benefits of moving that your kids can understand: For example, if you say that you’re moving to another town because the schools are better, that may not have much meaning to younger children. However, pointing out that the new school will have more activities that your child will enjoy -- such as more sports programs if your child likes sports, or a band if your child plays an instrument -- are reasons that your kids can comprehend and look forward to.
3. Use maps and pictures to illustrate the move, and make it more concrete: If your children can understand maps, have one that shows the new community where you are moving to. Together, locate where you will be living and places of interest around your new residence. If you are moving far away, have a map that shows where you are now and where you’re moving to. Help your child trace the distance -- and even plot a route that you might take when moving from here to there. If possible, have photographs of the community and your new home.
4. Reassure children that their lives won’t change dramatically after the move. Point out things that you know will be basically the same in their new home and community, such as having a backyard to play in and going to school. Explain that pets and favorite toys or belongings will go with them. If there are lessons or other activities your kids enjoy now, assure them that you’ll find new instructors or similar programs for them in your new community.

Before moving electronics, there are certain procedures to follow. These procedures will protect your systems from mechanical failure or damage due to the normal physical shocks that can occur during transport. If the moving tips below are followed prior to moving, your electronics should arrive safely at the destination.

What To Do Before You Pack Electronics

  • Remove all CDs, DVDs, record albums, and other media from your players and computers.
  • Remove all paper from your printers and/or fax machines.
  • Make sure all CDs, DVDs, record albums, and other media are back in their cases or sleeves. Pack all similar media and software together, marking each box appropriately.
  • If you no longer have owner’s manuals, draw some wiring diagrams PRIOR to disconnecting your equipment and breaking down your systems. Place the diagrams in the box in an envelope marked “wiring diagram.”
  • Some electronics have a transport screw under, in back of, or on the side of the unit. Tighten before packing.
  • Remove any stacker or multi-play cartridges prior to packing, and wrap individually

Packing Electronics Using The Right Moving Boxes
The best way to pack an electronic device is in the device’s original box with the original packing. If these are long gone, use a box big enough to cover the entire unit with enough room for packing material. The packing material should fit snugly -- fill the excess room in the box so the unit will not move around. “Dish cartons” are strongly recommended. These are double-walled moving cartons that provide much greater protection than ordinary corrugated boxes. Plastic bubble wrap or crushed white newspaper make ideal packing materials. Try to stay away from traditional printed newspaper. Seal the box with reliable packing tape. Your moving company can provide you with proper packing containers and materials. Diggins & ROSE offers discounted, pro-quality moving boxes and supplies that will make moving so much easier.

Don’t Forget To Pack Remotes, Cords, Manuals
Make sure that your remote control, wiring, cords, and owner’s manual are wrapped separately and packed in the same box with its appropriate device. Another option is to pack all of the remotes in the same box, and all of the wiring in another box, etc.

If You Have Moving Questions Or Need Assistance
Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems -- local movers serving New England and agents for United Van Lines -- are happy to assist you with any questions about packing or moving electronics.

Moving a flat-screen television or large monitor can raise the anxiety in anyone because plasma, LED, and LCD flat-screen televisions are expensive and sensitive. It’s a good thing you took a few minutes to read these tips from Diggins & ROSE movers. It is our goal to help you move your flat-screen TVs and monitors safely and properly.

Ready To Move A TV? Choose Our Box Or Your Box.
Diggins & ROSE offers a special TV box made specifically for moving flat-screen TVs or large monitors. Or we’ll provide a helpful guide on how to make a box yourself. We look at both in this section.

Use Our Sturdy Box Made Just For Flat-Screen TVs
Our special TV box will accommodate any TV size up to 60”. We made a quick, helpful video on what the box looks like and how it works. Watch the video.
With our special box, your flat-screen TV is custom fit – and fully protected front to back, side to side, and top to bottom. Your TV can easily be placed neatly into our box, where it is securely packaged. The box itself is robust and made to withstand the rigors of moving. If you no longer have your original TV box or if you want a better-made one, call us today and get your special TV box now. You’ll get a detailed set of instructions on how to pack your TV in the box.
Have a TV bigger than 60”? No problem. We can build you a custom crate made just for your TV.

Make Your Own Flat-Screen TV Box
If you have your own box or want to make one yourself, let us help you with these quick and easy-to-follow steps.

  1. You need to get a box that will fit your TV. The original box is always best if you still have it. Or make your own. Just be sure the box itself is made of sturdy cardboard and that you use enough tape to secure the seams of the box.
  2. Once finished, place a neatly folded sheet or some cut-to-fit foam in the bottom of your box to act as padding for your TV. Put the box aside for now.
  3. After you have removed the screws from your TV that fasten its stand or its wall mount, find a very soft blanket, sheet, or cloth material that you can use to drape over your TV. It should be long enough to cover the front and back of your TV and wide enough to wrap around the sides of your TV. With the protective covering draped over your flat screen television, use some moving-grade shrink wrap or tape to secure the covering to your TV.
  4. You should now be able to lift your TV into your box if it’s not too big. Or have someone help you lift it, and then place it into your box onto your padding. Insert more cut-to-fit foam on the sides of your TV and then on the top of your TV. Make sure the TV is secure in the box and not shifting or rocking inside. Finally, seal the box with plenty of tape.
  5. Don’t bother to try and fit the TV stand, wires, cables, and remote into your actual TV box. Those can easily be placed in another box and labeled on the outside for easy location at the destination. By using a separate box, it will also ensure better protection for your TV.
  6. Not comfortable packing your flat-screen TV? Your United agent can pack it properly for you.

Transporting Your Flat-Screen TV
Always load your TV in an upright position. Never lay it on its side or flat because that can lead to damage either on the exterior or interior parts of your flat screen TV. Load your TV box on top of heavier, stable items – and never put anything heavy on your TV box. Whatever you place behind or in front of your TV box should also be flat so that if your load shifts, nothing will penetrate your box.

Storing Your Flat-Screen TV
If you need to store your flat-screen plasma, LED, or LCD television, find a place that is climate controlled. It’s not so much the summer heat that can harm your TV; rather it’s the intense cold during early spring and winter months. Moisture can develop on the sensitive electronic parts of your TV and the extreme cold can lead to cracks or warping in its casing and/or screen. If you find yourself needing long-term storage or storage during the colder seasons, Diggins & ROSE can help. We can offer climate-controlled warehouse storage.

Your local moving estimate – do you really understand it? When you obtain a moving estimate or quote for a local* move it’s important to understand what that estimate includes and what it really means. You can’t compare quotes from competing movers unless you understand your quote fully and know that you are truly comparing apples to apples.

Local Moving Estimates – How Movers Charge
Local moving estimates are not bids or contracts. Instead, the estimate is an approximation of the cost of your move based on the mover’s survey of the items to be moved. This estimate is based on time: both the number of hours it takes to move and the travel time between your origin and your destination.
There will be an hourly charge given. The hourly charge is based on the number of men and amount of equipment (moving trucks) used for your move. Most important, you will be billed based on the actual time your move takes. If your move takes longer than estimated, you will be billed more, if it takes less, you will pay less.

What If Your Local Move Is Quoted As A “Minimum?”
The exception to a straight, hourly charge is what’s called a “minimum.” Like plumbers or other contractors who charge for a service call, it is common for movers to charge a 2-4 hour minimum, depending on the time of year. For instance, a 4-hour minimum usually includes an hour of travel time, plus 3 hours of moving with a driver and an additional man. If you have a very small move, it may take less than 4 hours, but you will still be charged the minimum.

Local Moving – How The Moving Consultant Creates An Estimate
To get an accurate estimate of your moving costs, you will need an in-house, pre-move survey conducted by a professional moving estimator. During the pre-move survey, you show the moving estimator the items you intend to move, as well as those you do not plan to move. He or she will then prepare an estimate of what those items will cost to move based on how long he or she believes it will take.
How good your estimate is depends upon the skill and experience of your estimator, and how accurate you are in telling your estimator which items you’ll take and which you won’t. Ask your moving estimator how long he or she has been estimating moves – this will give you an idea of how reliable the estimate might be.

Things That Can “Throw Off” Your Local Moving Estimate
If you plan to give your dining room set to Aunt Tillie and never get around to it, this will throw off your moving cost estimate considerably! Also if you plan to do “all” your own packing, but run out of time, your 4-hour move could turn into an 8-hour move before you know it.
Be sure to keep accurate notes of what you plan to take and what you are not planning to take on your move. If this changes, be sure to give your mover plenty of advance notice to either send more movers or send you some packing help. Don’t forget the items on your walls -- like artwork and mirrors -- or items like lamps and small appliances. These easily overlooked items must all be properly packed.

Comparing Estimates From Different Moving Companies,br> When you compare moving cost estimates from different moving companies, don’t be misled by a “low-ball” estimate, meaning that mover has shown a lower moving cost by quoting fewer hours or fewer moving men. There should not be a big difference between estimates. If there is, you should question why. Did one mover allow for the extra time to carry items an extra distance because of extra stairs or elevators? Don’t just look at the bottom line of the estimate. Remember: If your move takes longer than estimated, it will cost you more.

Diggins & ROSE Offers FREE Local Moving Estimates
Diggins & ROSE has been serving New England since 1955 offering local moves as well as long distance and commercial moves. For a free local moving cost estimate, simply request a quote. For questions about moving, contact us anytime. Note: a local move is “within the same state and moving under 50 miles.”

Moving can be a hectic time with closings, inspections, and the physical move all happening in a short period of time. The last thing you want is to pay the crew to unload the truck in order to get items that were placed into the truck by error. It happens. It’s a costly mistake. And it creates scheduling problems that can delay your move.

What Not To Move When You’re Moving
Personal items such as jewelry, money, wallets, credit cards, checkbooks, passports, important bank and insurance documents, airline or other tickets, laptop computers, and cell phones should not be placed on the moving truck. It is critical to safeguard these possessions on move day so they don’t become part of the goods that go onto the truck.

Make Sure Personal Items Don’t Get Loaded By Mistake
The easiest way to do this? Make sure personal items are not in the house on moving day. How?

  • Let a neighbor or friend hold personal items for you.
  • Or place them in the locked trunk of your car.
  • Or place them in the master bathroom or master bedroom closet. Close the door on moving day. Place a sign on the door that says: “Do Not Open – Nothing in here is to be packed or placed on the Moving Truck.”
If you follow these simple tips, your move will be smoother and more efficient.

And Diggins & ROSE has the right container you need. These Portable Storage United Containers® are ideal for your portable moving and portable storage needs. They’re built to endure the toughest New England weather. And they’ll keep your goods safe, dry, and secure. Our containers aren’t just strong, they’re also user-friendly.

United Containers®: a more modern choice than PODS®

  1. Modern Features
  • Translucent roofs so you can see better while loading or unloading.
  • 8” wheels for easy placement and to allow better airflow underneath.
  • Spacious interior: 8’ wide, 8’ tall, 16’ long.
  • Smooth interior that’s kind to your possessions -- PODS® containers have open wood-beam construction.
  1. Unmatched Service
  • Because Diggins & ROSE is an agent for United®, we can offer you additional services that other container providers cannot, such as a cross-country move and help loading your container using our professional, background checked, and certified United® movers, rather than third-party contracted labor.

For a free, no-obligation moving cost estimate, fill out our simple request form. You can also call us at 603-883-4252 for a moving estimate or with any questions.

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