Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Moving to New Jersey

New Jersey isn't what you see in the media, and a lot of people know that. People move to New Jersey for many reasons, and some tips to go along with them.

  • Spring and Fall in New Jersey are easily the two best seasons. The winters and summers can be harsh in some areas, but it seems like the whole state experiences the same spring and fall.
  • There are many cities and towns to choose from in New Jersey. It's all about what you want out of your location. If you want a bustling young city, Jersey City is perfect. If you want a mountainous landscape, Vernon has the rolling hills and lush foliage you expect. The coast is spotted with delightful seaside towns where you can keep your boat, or just go for the summer.
  • The shopping in New Jersey is famous, mainly because we have the highest concentration of mall's in the US. The second best part? No tax on clothing.
  • We like our sports. With two NFL teams based here (although you'd never know by their names), several minor league baseball teams, and Rutgers football we know how to tailgate. Let's not forget about our own three time Stanley Cup Champions the New Jersey Devils.
  • Geographically it's a great place to live. We experience all four seasons, and drive two hours in any direction and you can be at the beach, in the mountains, in a major city, or in a quaint little town.

Now that you're convinced you're moving to New Jersey your next step is to find a moving company to help you. Gibraltar Van Lines is a New Jersey moving company that not only specializes in moving to New Jersey, but anywhere in the country.  

Gibraltar Van Lines
8 Gates Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Interstate Moving NJ

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Earlier this year, United Van Lines reported that 2013 has been the busiest year for residential moves since the recession. The most popular city that people have been moving to is Washington DC. However, on a whole, many people are moving to Northern California and other cities in the Pacific Northwest. Cities such as Seattle and Portland are very popular destinations due to low prices and general low cost of living.

 No matter where you plan to move to, Gibraltar Van Lines can bring your possessions to wherever you need to go. We provide interstate moving in NJ to anywhere in the Continental United States. We offer long distance and local moves to both residencies and businesses. Our expert movers are courteous and experienced in moving all types of items, including large items such as pianos. We can easily load and unload such things without having to worry about scratches on the piano, doors or hallways.

 We have special direct lines to many popular moving destinations. If you would like any more information on any of the services provided by our NJ interstate movers, contact Gibraltar Van Lines. Gibraltar Van Lines 8 Gates Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 1-800-262-3499

Thursday, December 19, 2013

5 Tips to Prepare for Moving Day

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If your long-awaited moving day is quickly approaching, it's time to get organized! Whether you are moving locally or long distance, here are some tips that can help prepare you and your family for the big day.
  • Make lists: You almost never realize how many belongings you have until you decide to move. In the weeks before moving, sit down with a notepad and pen and start to make lists for every room in your new house. Keep a running list of all of the things you plan on putting in each room. This will make it much easier when it is time to pack everything up.
  • Get moving supplies: If you hire a moving company, you may receive packing materials from them. Our movers in Livingston will supply you with boxes, packing materials, and four months of storage all for free. These deals vary from company to company, but this can be very helpful in the long run. With a moving company providing supplies for you, that is one more thing you can cross off your moving checklist.
  • Pack ahead of time: The last thing you want to do is wait until the very last minute to pack. This will cause you unneeded stress and may cause you to misplace items. Start packing up the things you do not use very often first, and as time gets closer, start packing the more important things
  • Organize belongings: Now that you have your lists written and your moving supplies ready, it is time to get organized. Sometimes the best way to get organized is to color code and label boxes by the rooms they will be placed in. Whether you hire movers or move your own belongings, this will help keep everything in order.
  • Keep important things together: Moving day can be a very chaotic, long day. Keep all important things you may need your first day or night in your new home together in one box, so you know for a fact where it all is. Also place important documents together so they do not get lost in the hustle and bustle of things.

Moving day does not need to be full of stress. By following Contact our Livingston movers for more tips for moving day.

Gibraltar Van Lines
8 Gates Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tips for Moving in the Winter

If you live on the east coast, you are not unfamiliar with frigid temperatures and snowy weather. If you are moving this winter, here are some tips for battling the cold temperatures and undesirable weather conditions:
  • If it snows right before you are supposed to move, shovel your driveway and walkway to make it easier for movers to carry your belongings from your home to the moving trucks.
  • Lay out tarps to protect floors and other surfaces from mud and slush.
  • Salt or sand outdoor areas such as driveways and walkways so that icy surfaces do not injure anyone.
  • Follow weather forecasts for the day. If you are looking for long-distance movers to move your belongings to a specific state, such as Georgia movers, it is important to keep in mind the difference in forecasts between where you are moving from and where you are moving to. States like Georgia are not experiencing weather as cold as the weather in states such as New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
  • If the location you are moving from and the location you are moving to are different, keep in mind the condition of your furniture. When furniture is transported from extremely cold temperatures to much warmer temperatures, sometimes it can sweat. Be sure to wipe down any wood-surfaced furniture you may have if this occurs.
  • Give yourself enough time to travel. Especially if you are moving long distance, it is important to keep in mind traffic patterns in the winter weather. Poor weather conditions will produce more hours of travel on moving day.
  • Dress for the cold! Your doors will be open while movers are carrying out all of your furniture and belongings, so be prepared with warm clothing. It is also important to wear shoes with proper traction to minimize risk of slipping while outdoors.

It is important to be careful when moving during the winter months. Weather conditions can provide slippery, icy roads, so it is best to take precaution, especially when moving long distance. Whether you are looking to move to Georgia or to any other state, keep in mind the varying weather conditions! For more tips about moving in the winter, contact Gibraltar Van Lines today.

Gibraltar Van Lines
8 Gates Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Tips from Caldwell Movers

With the holiday season in full swing, getting decorations out and putting them up is something you need to do sooner rather than later. Chances are, your Christmas beautifications are still in the same spot where you left them last year, and the hassle of finding what you need is almost equal to the task of assembling, hanging and adorning your home with them. As expert movers with many years of experience helping thousands of clients pack, unpack and relocate near and far, the staff at Gibraltar Van Lines knows a thing or two about packing so that you can find what you need easily. Take a look at some tips for the holiday season and make this process as easy on yourself as you can this winter.

  • Invest in clear containers – being able to see what is inside something saves you lots of time and effort. Don’t waste time opening the wrong box or struggling to get a container that isn’t even what you want. Clear boxes will allow you to be accurate and quick when you are looking for things.
  • Label everything you need – having an organized system helps whether you are moving across the country or getting your stockings out of the attic. 
  • Don’t work alone – stringing lights on the roof, moving a big box or simply climbing up a ladder for a garland or wreath can be a recipe for disaster if you are all alone. Our Caldwell moving company works as a team, and we recommend you do the same when you are getting things together this holiday season. Be smart, ask someone for help.

Use this simple tips and make life easier this December. Gibraltar Van Lines has helped customers move heavy furniture, pack fragile objects and safely move any item you have from storage or elsewhere. We also provide storage space for anything you might need out of the way this holiday season. Call us today and learn more holiday tips.

Gibraltar Van Lines
8 Gates Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Expert Furniture Moving Tips

Gibraltar Van Lines is a professional moving company with many years of experience providing long distance and local moving services to clients in the tri-state area and elsewhere. When you are stuck with furniture moving by yourself, the best option is to call a qualified moving service to help you with heavy, valuable, cumbersome or fragile items to ensure that your furniture gets the care it requires from experts, but our movers have also compiled some useful tips that can help you move some items by yourself.

  • Unload and disassemble – if you are moving something with drawers or cabinets, take the extra items out. This will not only prevent the damage of these items and your furniture, but can make what you are moving lighter.
  • Use sliders – a mat or a rug can help you slide a large object across a smooth floor easily and with minimal effort, but if you want to move anything over a rough or uneven surface you should still consult with professional furniture movers in NJ.
  • Position yourself with the weight – if the object is unbalanced, like a bookshelf or a bed frame, make sure that you have the majority of the weight on a handtruck or that you are carrying it yourself. Dragging the heaviest part of your furniture behind you is a recipe for broken goods and possibly even personal injury.

When faced with the task of moving furniture in NJ, do not hesitate to call upon the experts. No job is too small or too large for us to assist you with, and our service is convenient and efficient. Contact Gibraltar Van Lines today and ask how we can help you with moving your furniture.

Gibraltar Van Lines
8 Gates Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042