• 6 Tips to Make Your Next Move Easier {+ Win a FREE Move With Roadway Worth $1200}

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    There are few things we hate doing more than moving our entire lives in boxes and bubble wrap, but there are a few things you can do to help keep you out of panic mode. Lucky for you, Roadway Moving is sharing six expert tips below to make things easy breezy next time you have to pack up your life. And in addition to getting some super helpful tips — you can also enter to win a FREE move worth $1200 on Instagram {@HobokenGirlBlog} today {more on that at the end of the post}. 

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    If you’re not familiar with Roadway, it’s one of the top moving companies in NYC {rated #1 on Yelp!}, so you know they’re not messing around. Their team is caring and experienced, so you can trust them with your most expensive and prized possessions. We know it’s hard to put your life in someone else’s hands, but during a move, the most important thing you can do is trust and follow some guidelines before you get started.

    Because they do this on the regular, Roadway Moving knows a thing or two about navigating the confusing and stressful waters of moving. Here are 6 tips to make your move smooth sailing:

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    1. Do your online research

    You may be an avid Yelper when it comes to checking out restaurants or a nail salon, but it’s also more than a good idea to research your next moving company online too. Check out what the community is saying about their experiences on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, BBB, and MyMovingReviews.

    2. Only move with a company that offers a flat rate

    If you don’t want to get nickel and dimed {because, who does?}, make sure you get a guaranteed price in writing and check the FINE print.  Have a list of your inventory prior to calling your moving company because they will need this to give an accurate quote. There’s nothing worse than having a headache from your move in general AND for a surplus of charges. 

    3. Does your building require a Certificate of Insurance to move in and out?

    If so, Roadway handles issuing a certificate of insurance for all required buildings.

    4. Invest in moving insurance if you have valuable items

    You can check with your home insurance policy first but reputable moving companies will offer full valuation.  All moving companies should offer basic insurance without an extra cost associated with it, so ask how much is covered per pound.  

    5. Know what to pack

    Most companies will offer full packing but it typically costs more. However, there are items that Roadway offers at no charge including 3 Wardrobe boxes or 15 regular boxes and packing up of heavier items like TVs and furniture.  Asking what items the company will definitely pack and what will cost extra {like mirrors} will benefit you so you don’t overpack. 

    6. Ask about parking permits

     If you’re moving in NYC ask your moving company if they handle permits and tickets {because no one’s got time to pay for a ticket}.

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    And now the part you’ve all been waiting for: the free move!

    You’ll need to enter the giveaway through our Instagram {@HobokenGirlBlog}, but here’s the deal:

    1. The move is worth $1,200. You can use it entirely on a move or as a credit if your place is bigger. It can also be given to a friend.

    2. The move needs to happen within Hudson County or Hudson County to Manhattan.

    3. The move needs to occur before 7/5/17.

    4. Share this post on FB for an extra entry!

    Here’s what you need to do to enter:

    1. Like the Roadway post on Hoboken Girl’s Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog
    2. Follow @HobokenGirlBlog and @RoadwayMovers on Instagram
    3. Tag 3 friends who may need a mover in the next few months
    4. Extra entry: share this post on FB/Twitter!

    Enter on Instagram by Friday, 4/28/17 at 11:59PM. Good luck!

    Head to @HobokenGirlBlog on Instagram to enter!

    There you have it: expert moving tips from some of the best in the biz. And if you’re on the market for a move, mention Hoboken Girl and you’ll get 10% off at Roadway.

    Call them at 212-812-5240 or visit their website to get a free quote. Happy Moving!

    Want more moving tips? Read more on Roadway’s blog here

    *This post is sponsored, but you’d better head to Instagram to win that free move!*

     

     


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    By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.