You'll be suprised by how much is involved in the moving process. Even with our experts on hand, getting ready for your move will always take longer than you think. With this in mind, we at Store It America thought it might be a good idea to give everyone who reads this site some handy advice which, if followed, can help make the whole process go a lot smoother.
Preparation and planning are essential components of a successful, cost-effective move.
The best way to save money is to do the packing yourself. Stop by Store It America for packing materials and friendly, professional advice.
Make sure you pack your belongings properly and label each box clearly. Pack your books and other heavy objects in small boxes so they're easier to handle. Squat, don't bend over, and use your legs to lift any heavy objects. Also, disassemble large furniture pieces so they'll fit easily through the door.
These steps will cut down on the time it takes our movers to load and unload your belongings, and will help you save money on your move.
Planning is the Key to Moving Success!
Nothing will make your move go smoother than detailed planning. These checklists and guides will help you prepare for one of the least favorite tasks in modern life (besides painting).. moving!
- Moving Checklist
Comprehensive moving checklist, providing a time-line to assist in prioritizing your moving tasks.
- U.S.P.S. Change of
Address Online Form
Handy, online form the United States Postal Service to help notify eveyone of your move.
- Throw It Out- Before Moving It
Some tough choices, but before moving it's time to finally decide whether you REALLY need all the stuff you've been gathering for years.
- Packing For Your Move
With a little care and planning, you and your belongings can arrive in perfect condition. These packing tips will give you some helpful information to make this goal a reality.
- Temporary Self-Storage: Caught Between Homes?
Your planning may be meticulous, but there are many parties involved in a typical home purchase. If you're building a home, weather or other problems could create delay. Unexpected credit questions may cause a delay. The person buying your home may be ready as planned, but you may not, or visa versa. Or, it may simply be that you want to use temporary self storage as an add-on (so-to-speak) to your home. In any case, there are some things to know when packing for temporary or self storage that will minimize your space requirements, and prevent damage to your possessions. Click here for a self-storage checklist.
- Moving Yourself.. Is it the Right Move?
Truck rental companies estimate that you can save as much as 50 percent by renting and driving a truck yourself, rather than relying on a moving company. Is the extra hassle worth it to you?
- Hiring a Professional Moving Company
Carefully comparing companies regarding efficiency, results and reputation can help you determine how close the quoted price will be to the total resulting cost.
- Moving Tips for Pets
Plan ahead to make moving your other family members as safe as possible.
- Moving Tips for Plants
Plan ahead to make moving your house plants a success.
- Other Moving Issues
Moving your vehicles, what moving companies will NOT move, mail forwarding issues, security and insurance issues, etc.
Now Five Convenient Locations!
Store It America
1591 Main Ave
Clinton, IA 52732 Map
Phone: (563) 242-6100
Store It America
Des Moines, Iowa
5499 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50313 Map
Phone: (515) 299-9230
Store It America
7319 Hancock Ct.
Davenport, Iowa 52806 Map
Phone: (563) 391-9078
1306 Prairie Drive SW
Bondurant, Iowa 50035 Map
Phone: (515) 957-0778
UT Self Storage
East Moline, Illinois
19200 Hwys 5 & 92
East Moline, Illinois 61244 Map
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Non Climate Controlled
Affordable storage units designed for storage of items that are NOT sensitive to extreme heat, cold or humidity changes. Fully enclosed self storage units, insect & rodent controlled.
Moving & Shipping Supply
For ALL Packing Needs
• Moving & shipping boxes
• Packing material
• Specialty boxes
• Plastic bags
• Box Knives, Tape & more..