2016

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Blog Posts in 2016

  • When Moving Expenses Are Deductible

    Relieving the Burden on Your Wallet from a Long Move Long-distance, interstate, or cross-country moves can be stressful. It means getting used to your new location, sometimes finding schools for your children, new doctors, and many other headaches. Besides this stress can be the cost. While we at Bannister Moving & Storage are the most comprehensive and cost-effective Phoenix movers, we are still ...
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  • Updater & SurveyBot: Intelligently Managing Your Move

    Bannister Moving & Storage Offers Services to Simplify Moving No matter how excited you are for your big move, we all know you are still dreading the logistics. Especially for an interstate or cross-country move, when you seem to be juggling hundreds of different hassles, including updating your information with family and friends, insurers, subscriptions, DMV, and other vital accounts that ...
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  • Tips for Moving with a Needy Pet

    Your pet is much more important to you than any material item you’ll be shipping along in your big move. You’d rather not replace your TV, but it could be done. Pets cannot be replaced and some require more accommodation than others. We know this at Bannister Moving & Storage, and we want to give you some helpful guidelines for transporting your pet, whether you’re reading for your yellow Labrador ...
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  • 5 Ways to Prepare for Moving to a New City

    Bannister Moving & Storage has you covered as far as the actual moving of your belongings to your new location, but there are some things you can do to make your personal transition much more enjoyable. Below is a list of 5 things to do before the big day: #1 Get a Handle on Your New Life: Visit Your New City Before You Move If this is at all possible, it will make a huge difference in how you ...
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  • How to Pack Books Without Breaking Your Back

    You’re moving, and no matter how great your new place is going to be, it’s nothing without your library. Not only do your books mean the world to you, but they also look pretty sweet once they’re organized and displayed just the way you want them. The problem is that you have so many, and their weight really adds up. Here are a few systems you can put in place to minimize physical harm: Smaller ...
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  • Tips for Moving Out of State

    This can be a daunting task. Right now, a million things are running through your mind, and you feel like there’s no way you’re going to get this done right. There are many reasons you could be moving out of state: new job, new start, chasing a dream, or helping out a family member. Whatever your reason, your interstate move is a new chapter in your life and should be anticipated, not feared. Here ...
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  • What Questions Do I Ask My Movers?

    So many moving companies in this industry treat your belongings a little rougher than they should. These are important things to you, and you’re not sure they appreciate that fact. It’s important for you to be active in their process to make sure that your things are being moved safely, and also that you’re not going to be nailed with a huge, unexpected bill at the end. You probably have a lot of ...
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  • How to Prepare for a Long Distance Move

    3 Simple Guidelines to Follow Even if you are excited for your big move, we know that you probably don’t feel the same way about all the little things you will have to plan and endure. Part of the beauty of working with Bannister Moving & Storage is that we are always looking to make this as easy on you as it can possibly be. Once we show up at your home, we have everything taken care of—but here ...
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  • How to Prepare Your Mattress for a Move

    For many people, there is no greater signifier of home than your own bed. That’s why it’s so important to protect your mattress during your move. No one wants to sleep on a dirty, stained, or torn mattress, so take the following steps to ensure your mattress gets to your next home safe and sound. Strip all linens and mattress pad from the bed. Lift mattress off the box spring and lean it against a ...
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  • Moving Checklist: Before You Move In

    Moving can be stressful, but having some help can make things much easier. One of the best ways you can put your mind at ease during the moving process is to keep a checklist of all the most important things that need to be done before and on moving day. Here is a checklist that can help you stay on track come moving day: Sort all of your items into what you want to keep and what you can get rid ...
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  • Moving Fragile Items

    One of the most stressful parts of moving is when it comes time to pack your fragile items. The fear and stress that some of your most valuable items might be damaged or broken during a move is a problem that many people face when moving, especially if it’s a long-distance move. Luckily, there are some things you can do to protect your fragile items when you’re packing: Materials like plastic ...
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  • How To Pick A Professional Mover

    The first place to look is the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). Every honest mover and vendor is a member of this organization. To be a member, the company must meet a stern set of guidelines that ensures this company has proper license, insurance, cargo coverage, and a strong set of values to protect you as a shipper. If something goes wrong during the move, the AMSA offers free ...
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  • Four Tips For Making The Most Of Basement Storage

    It’s a common problem – too much stuff, not enough storage space. For many people the solution lies in utilizing the basement, but with great storage space comes great responsibility. Basements are usually wide open spaces and seem like the obvious solution to the question of where to store all that excess stuff you don’t want laying around the house. Unfortunately, many basements are also damp, ...
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  • The Importance of Hiring a Reputable Moving Company

    Moving is and always will be one of the most stressful things you can do, but it doesn't have to be. Most people now-a-days do their searching for a good moving company on the internet, and that works, but that is where you are just as likely to run into scammers if you don’t know what you’re searching for. Searching last minute for the right moving company for the job can also lead to disaster ...
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  • Benefits of Hiring a Professional Moving Company

    Relocating from one residence to another is a process that often involves more strength and physical labor than most people realize. While it is more expensive to hire professional movers, the benefits tend to outweigh the costs. Consider some of the following factors before you decide to move yourself: Professional movers have experience and skill in handling heavy and fragile items. Professional ...
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