Reviewed by Rollonda Lamothe, NYC on
Good Morning Renee
I am very happy we picked Lone Star as a moving company.
Your concern, care, competency gave a good first impression. We were impressed with Mike, Dan and Terrell. They were pleasant professional and make us feel comfortable with their efficiency. My mom and I were wished in advance Happy Mother’s Day. I will recommend this company to anyone I know who is moving.
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Rollonda Lamothe
Reviewed by James Mastrangelo, NYC on
I just wanted to write a note to you as a follow up from my recent move from Edgewater NJ to New York City, NY From beginning to end, I have been highly impressed by the quality and efficiency of your services.
Communication via email and over the phone was always prompt and clear. Whenever I had questions or concerns, those issues were addressed almost instantly. Your staff have been friendly, professional and extremely helpful all along the way. The move itself went very smoothly. I was amazed and greatly appreciative of the moving crew. The moving and checking of the inventory on both ends was done carefully, thoroughly and efficiently and all of my items arrived to me safely. I can hardly believe it! I would like to thank you and your incredible team of staff for your kind assistance throughout this whole journey. What could have been a very stressful process was in fact quite stress free actually! I cannot thank you enough. With best regards, James
Reviewed by Josephine Zalak, Smithtown, NY on
thank you renee, moms move went smoothly, (except for the thunderstorms LOL) felt bad for the guys.
they were awesome, and very kind and thoughtful for things they did for my mom, paul, and steve are terrific guys, would not hesitate to recommend your company !! thanks again
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Moving & Packing Tips
Lone*Star Moving has been providing high quality and affordable licensed and insured moving services since 2004. Being family owned and operated, Lone*Star Moving is committed in being able to provide the highest quality of movers that have the experience needed in order to handle any type or size of moving job that you may have. We understand that when it comes to moving, nobody likes the frustration that comes along with it. Our services are designed to give you a luxury butler like moving service in which we can take away all of that frustration in order to allow you to focus on enjoying the new place you are moving into.
In order to make sure that we can reduce your stress and give you the professional moving services that you are looking for, here are a few moving tips that you should follow in order to make your moving appointment go as smoothly as possible:
General Packing Tips
Pack a suitcase- For each member of the family moving, pack a
suitcase as if you’re all going on a 3-day vacation, including
changes of clothes, medications, eyeglasses, toiletries, etc.
Keep the suitcases separated from all the other items to be
moved, such as in your car, at your new workplace, etc. so
you’ll have everything you need for the first few days without
searching through boxes.
Create “Open Me First” boxes- Pick one or two boxes per room as
"Open Me First" boxes. Put in them the things you'll need first
at your new location. Then mark the sides of the boxes so you'll
know which ones are which.
One at a time- Wherever possible, work on packing just one room
at a time (instead of several all at once) to keep things
focused and organized.
Less is more- Use packing as a way to clean out belongings for
donations, a yard sale, and/or the recycling center. Aim to
eliminate 1/3 of your belongings. You'll save time and expense.
Off the floor- Instead of the floor, use a completely
cleared-off table top or counter in each room for packing boxes.
You'll find you get much more accomplished.
Tracking small parts- When taking apart items to be moved, such
as tables, securely tape screws and other small parts securely
to the underside of the item. You'll always know where to look
and save time putting things back together.
Save space- Use towels, pillows and t-shirts you’re packing as
extra padding around fragile items. It will save room in your
Criss-cross tape- Tape boxes along the seams where the flaps
meet together. Then tape perpendicularly at the center of the
first tape, forming a cross.
Stacking- Stack boxes with the heaviest on the bottom, lightest
on top to prevent crushing.
The 30-pound rule- Keep each box below 50 pounds absolute
maximum and below 30 pounds wherever possible. Heavier boxes
lead to injuries, are much more likely to burst their tape or
seams and tend to get dropped.
Scale- Keep a bathroom scale in the room you're packing so you
can keep the boxes below the weight limits.
A picture is worth 1000 words- Use a digital or cell phone
camera to take pictures of how complicated wiring (computer
cords, speaker wires) is hooked up. Be sure to use plenty of
light and careful focus so the pictures will be clear. Print
each picture and put it in the top of the box holding the item.
This will make hooking up the items in your new place much
Original is best- Always use the original packaging when
available. (I realize that most of us don’t have the original
packaging for much of anything, but I thought I would bring it
Double boxing- For especially fragile electronics, pack them
first in a box with an excessive amount of biodegradable packing
peanuts. Then pack that box in a larger box filled with
biodegradable packing peanuts. This two-box system seems like a
pain but seems to do a better job isolating items from jarring
No loose ends- Wrap each cord carefully with cable organizers,
heavy twist ties or heavy rubber bands. Never throw unwrapped
cords into boxes- they get tangled and caught on other items.
Cord labels- Consider getting a label maker and labeling the end
of each. Then you'll know exactly which cord you're seeing and
where each end connects when you put things back together.
The two-inch rule- Use at least 2" of biodegradable packing
peanuts around each side of fragile items.
Box Inventory and Labeling
“Fat” is in- Use the thickest, darkest marker you can find for
labeling boxes. Pencils, pens, tin or light markers are almost
impossible to see even just a few feet away.
Two sides- Label each box on the two broadest sides, opposite
one another. That way if a box gets turned, you can still
identify its contents.
Abbreviate room names- Start box labels with the abbreviated
name of the room followed by a box number, such as “BTH2-6” for
"second bathroom, 6th box." You can then track each box to make
sure everything arrived safely.
Label "Open Me First" on boxes where it applies.
Mark "Fragile" where appropriate.
Identify contents- Identify the major contents and where they
came from, such as "Medicine Cabinet" or "Linen Closet- Towels
and Wash Cloths."
Box Inventory- Keep a clipboard and write down each box's room,
box number and contents (graph paper is great for keeping things
Verifying delivery- When unloading, check off each box as it
gets unloaded at your new place. Then you'll know everything
Labels out- Ask movers to stack boxes in your new place with the
labels facing out so that you can easily spot a specific box.
Change of Address- Who To Notify
Accountant/tax preparer; Alumni associations; Attorneys
child care provider; Banks (auto loans, checking accounts,
credit cards, home equity, IRA’s, mortgage, safe deposit box,
savings account); Broker; Business cards (order new ones if
Cell phone provider; Child care/ daycare; Chiropractor; Courts,
especially for traffic tickets or local disputes; Credit
bureaus; Credit card issuers
Dentist; Department of Motor Vehicles; Diaper service; Doctor;
Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
Family members and friends
Health clubs; House cleaning service; House of worship
Insurance providers (auto, health, life, other vehicles); IRS
Lawn care; Luggage tags (replace existing ones)
New business cards; New employer; Newspaper subscriptions
Old employer; Orthodontist
Parent-teacher association; Passport; Pet sitter/ dog walker/
pet day care; Pharmacy (BONUS: get year-to-date expense summary
for taxes); Physical therapist; Physician (BONUS: get referral
for new location); Post office; Professional organizations
Retirement plan holders; Return address labels (order new ones)
Schools (BONUS: get copies of transcripts); Snow removal
service; Social Security Administration; Swimming pool
maintenance (pool cleaning, pool opening or closing); Swimming
Veterinarian BONUS get vet records and recommendations
Moving With Kids
Get a children's book on
moving for smaller kids. Consider “The Berenstain Bears’ Moving
If appropriate, let children
pick their room.
If possible, let kids pick a
decoration (poster, light switch, name banner, etc.) for their
Pack a kid's sized suitcase
and let each child pick out a special toy to keep with them and
a special outfit to wear on "new home day."
If the child has a special
dish or cup, include it in the kitchen "Open Me First" box so
familiar items await them at their new place.
Consider unpacking the kids'
rooms first, or at least their "Open Me First" boxes to help
them settle in.
Again, start early- You want to have everything as organized as
possible prior to the arrival of the movers.
Use sitters- Recruit help in watching your small kids and pets
on Moving Day. Your attention will be needed for the nuts and
bolts of the move.
Have food ready- Whether you have professional movers or friends
and family, having coffee, orange juice, and bagels or donuts
available will make it easier for everyone to get started.
Cell phone numbers- Make sure you have the cell phone number of
the driver of the truck entered into your cell phone, and that
the driver has yours in case you get separated or have a
Proper payment- Almost all professional movers will demand
payment in full and in cash before they will unpack a single
box. Make sure you have payment ready.
Directions- Have directions and a map ready for anyone will be
driving between your old place and your new place.
Unpacking Plan- Just like with packing, have a plan for
unpacking. Otherwise you're likely to end up frustrated with a
sea of half-opened boxes with your necessities still "missing in
Prioritize Rooms- Focus on "Open Me First" boxes in the
bathrooms and kitchen first.
Trash and Recyclable Boxes- Keep at least one trash bag (for the
real trash) and one large emptied box (to hold used packing
paper and biodegradable "peanuts") available in each room BEFORE
you start the heavy unpacking.
Time Limits- Set an objective of unpacking a certain number of
boxes each day until all the boxes are all unpacked.
Call us for a Free Moving Estimate Today!
As you can see, by following these moving tips, you can ensure that your experience with Lone*Star Moving is one to remember as a stress free and easy one. Contact us today for a free estimate on your upcoming residential or business move.
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