Wednesday, May 5, 2010


As a busy company, we understand the importance of staying on budget and being on time. We know that, in the end, having your move done correctly is the most important thing.

FlatRate is the responsible choice for your business moves:

•     An all-inclusive flat rate means you are always on budget.

•     After-hours moves to accommodate usual business activities

•     Desk and file labeling to assure correct set-up at the new location

•     Compliance with all commercial building work procedures

•     An integrated team supports every move, ensuring precise coordination and efficiency.

•     Standby precautions (extra vehicles, on-hand carpenters, etc.) ensure the job always gets done without        major delays.

•     Extra protection like wall and floor coverings (for both old and new locations)


Thursday, April 15, 2010


REE Coupons

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Local Moving Services

Local Moving Services

We at Hollywood Moving and Storage Inc. are renowned for our professional Local Moving services both residential and Commercial. Local moves are calculated on an hourly basis or a list of items. In other words the amount of items you wish to move will determine the overall Estimate of the move and the number of men you will need. When planning a Local move there are certain points to consider:

Planning: It's always the most important part of every move. So planning has become a specialty for Hollywood Moving and Storage. From supplying the correct Packing materials and labor through loading, safe driving and unpacking, we make sure every possibility is anticipated and every need is met. From start to finish, we handle the details. Our professional sales team will guide you through the process, and will initiate the services of our customer service coordinators, operations personnel, and others whose special training or unique capabilities are needed. Special requirements: It is very important that you highlight to your sales representative if you have any special requirements. These would include Pianos, Fine Art or Statues. If there is something that you are unsure about, please Contact our professional staff and us will advise you.

The Documents: Your driver will present you with the Bill of Lading. This authorizes the carrier to transport your goods. Your driver is also required to complete a Household Goods Descriptive Inventory of items included in the shipment with a brief note of their condition. You will be then asked to sign the Inventory. If any additional services are necessary, the driver with your signature must also complete the Additional Services Performed.

Points to remember on Local moves:
When do I need to call to set up an appointment for Moving?
We at Hollywood Moving and Storage. specialize in last minute moves. Contact us for additional information. For Local moves to be scheduled towards the end of the month you need to call at least four to seven days in advance to secure your date and time. At any other time of the month you may call at your own discretion.

Can someone come to my home?
Yes, we offer FREE on-site estimates, please Contact our sales team directly 1-877-997-6683 to set up an appointment.

Do you have access to the elevators or is there stairs involved?
This will affect the Estimate that your sales representative will give you for the move. It is important that they are made fully aware of the buildings that our movers will be working in. If not, you may find additional costs added to the Estimate given.

Do you require a Certificate of Insurance?
Some buildings require these certificates therefore it is important that you Contact the super of the building who will let you know if you need one. You will then Contact your sales representative with the information.

I need something to disassembly or re-assembled; do you offer this type of service?
Yes, we offer this type of service. Please speak to your sales representative for additional information.

What methods of payment do you accept?
All major credit cards accepted as well as cash, certified checks and postal money orders.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Moving Basics

Here are some additional general Moving tips that will be advantageous to consider during your move:

Check the Calendar

Certain times of the year are busier Moving times. It's wise to plan ahead and make sure there is availability on the day you want to move.
It is important to book your Moving services well ahead to secure your ideal Moving date.
Remember that time is important on Moving day. For instance, if you have a waterbed, it is likely to take around two hours to empty the water! So plan ahead and consider doing certain tasks the night before.
Don't Make Avoidable Mistakes

When looking for properties, don't forget to measure the space for your refrigerator and other kitchen or laundry appliances.
Find out if your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy covers your belongings in transit.
It is important to remember that all pools and spas that can hold water must have appropriate barriers to prevent access by young children.
It's a good idea to compare measurements of the doorways and hallways in your new home. You may actually need to sell or donate some items.
Don't forget to be environmentally friendly! Flatten all your Moving boxes for recycling. Many Moving companies will pick them up after your move.
Don't Forget the Bills and Expenses

It is important to arrange finances for quick cash to cover unexpected or emergency Moving-related expenses.
Make sure that direct debit and billing links to your bank accounts are organized to handle any changes resulting from your move.
Be sure to settle all bills that may be overlooked in the move a few days before Moving day.
Budget wisely for forgotten items you may need once you move in to your new home. Did you remember to find out if your home comes with a hose, for instance?
Make sure to get several FREE Moving quotes to help you better Estimate the price of your move.
Keep it or Part with it?

A general rule of thumb is if something hasn't been used in over 12 months, seriously consider selling or donating it. Help from a family member or friend will ensure you remain objective.
Things that you have a hard time parting with, but which will inevitably be stored in a garage, storage facility, or shed after the move should be packed in stackable containers that are rodent and dust proof.
Take Care of your Food

Be prepared to order take-out food or eat out on the first couple of nights in your new home. Chances are you'll feel too tired to cook, but even if you do feel like cooking, most of your kitchen appliances will probably still be packed away.
Make sure you use up your frozen foods or dispose of ones you have not used. Never let them thaw and try to refreeze them again. Not only will be there be less to transport, but you will also avoid the risk of food spoilage.
Enjoy your Old Home, New Home, and Even Moving Day!?!

You'll be able to browse through some wonderful memories in years to come by making a video or album of your old home. Don't forget to include neighbors and friends!
You'll have more time to enjoy settling into your new home if you clean your belongings before they are moved.
Fun music will create a positive mood when it's time to start Packing and unpacking. Turning the TV on may be too distracting.
Do Right by the Buyers

It is important to make it quite clear to prospective buyers/tenants exactly what is included with the property. Are any appliances included? What about window treatments, rugs, etc.?
You should always shut and lock all windows and doors as you leave your old home on Moving day.
How do People Come out of Moves Alive, Happy, and with Most of their Belongings in Tact?

Use colorful tags to indicate each destination if your furniture and household items are being delivered to different locations.
A couch can usually be moved into your new home more easily by standing it on end and twisting it through the doorway.
A close friend or relative can help out on Moving day by acting as a message center for you if you don't have a mobile phone.
You will need to consider your current work situation and whether it's important to live close to work before you decide where to live.
Your Local newspaper can be a great resource for finding out about facilities, services and events in your new neighborhood.
Don't despair if you are not totally happy with your new home on the day you move in. Keep in mind that most homes can be adapted over time to suit your lifestyle and tastes.

Green Moving

Green Moving

You know it, I know it, the whole world knows it; the environment is a very fragile entity that must be treated with care and respect. With all the latest news about global warming and being environmentally friendly, everyone is trying to figure out new ways to recycle and save energy and natural resources. From ethanol powered cars to energy saving light bulbs, companies and manufacturers are trying to do their part to help preserve this precious planet of ours.

But what can you do personally to help save the planet? When a person moves they inevitably use many different types of Packing materials; boxes, blankets, bubble wrap, tape, rope, scissors, Styrofoam peanuts, and the list goes on and on. When it comes to these materials, boxes are probably needed most. It used to be that once a box is used it gets thrown away never to be seen again. But with the recent “green” resurgence, choosing boxes can become a more complicated, but necessary process. Just to paint you a picture, in 1995, 13 million tons of cardboard was disposed of (14% of the total municipal solid waste generated). Cardboard is by far the single largest contributor to municipal solid waste in this country. And what are Moving boxes made of? That’s right, cardboard.

Instead of just picking up the cheapest or strongest boxes, first do some research to make sure that your box is recycled or can be recycled. There are two typesof place to pick up some Moving boxes; from a supplier or from someone who is getting rid of boxes. The latter is obviously cheaper and environmentally friendly because you’re reusing a box that otherwise might’ve been thrown out. If you’re only in a position to purchase Moving boxes, then there are certain things you should avoid to stay environmentally friendly.

Sometimes a cardboard box looks like cardboard, feels like cardboard, and may even smell like cardboard. But the truth is, it may not be 100% cardboard. Sometimes boxes are contaminated with other materials such as wood, polystyrene foam, metal, plastic, wax, and newspaper can be found within your cardboard boxes. What’s the big deal? The problem with these contaminates is that they interference with remanufacturing the boxes because they have to be separated from the actual cardboard. This is a difficult, time consuming, and expensive process. Consequently, contaminated boxes often get thrown by the wayside. Although cardboard is biodegradable, the process is long and slow resulting in a large buildup of cardboard waste in landfills. To help prevent this needless waste, be green with your Moving boxes.

So what can you do? Ask friends, co-workers, Local supermarkets, and anyone and everyone if they have extra boxes that you can use for your move. This is a cheap and environmentally friendly way to obtain cardboard boxes. Or, if you buy Moving boxes, make sure that they are not filled with contaminates and can be recycled. When you’re done with your Moving boxes, you can then pay it forward and see if anyone you know needs any cardboard boxes or just recycle them yourself.

Although 65% of cardboard is recycled per year, and is the most recycled material in the United States, it is up to all of us to keep that number steady if not raise it. Who knew that something as simple as cardboard could be so complicated? This being true, it is extremely simple and uncomplicated to make sure you’re being green when choosing cardboard boxes for your upcoming move.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Moving can help you with your TAXES

Tax Deductions

Did you know that some of the expenses of Moving are tax deductible? If you'd like to get any of the following expenses claimed against your tax, read on and see if you qualify.

* Cost of transportation or hauling from old to new residence.
* Cost of Packing, crating and unpacking.
* Cost of shipping your car.
* Cost of Moving the pets.
* Cost of the trip to the new residence which includes lodging but not meals

Take into account that these deductions must not be excessive amounts, but the real question is, do you qualify for the deductions? All taxpayers are eligible, even if they don't file itemized returns, as long as you are:

* Moving to a new residence for the purpose of employment, whether it be as an employee or self-employed.
* Moving to a new job, at least 50 miles farther from your new residence than your old job location.
* A full-time employee and employed within the vicinity for at least 39 weeks of the first 12 months of occupancy.
* A self-employed individual, who will work in the new location for at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months following the move, of which 39 weeks must be within the first 12 months.
* Moving to a foreign country, or for military service (These options fall under special limitations, so it's best to consult a professional tax advisor before claiming them).