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19 Dec 2016

Storage Facilities: Ensuring Your Items Live Long!

It is essential that you get services from storage and moving company that can offer complete security for your items.

Here are some tips from a storage and moving company that is considered one of the most reliable in terms of security, accessibility and accountability.

Tips to ensure your items stay undamaged
It is highly recommended to keep away items that are liable to catch fire from storage units. Hence, you should not store items like gasoline and paint which are extremely inflammable in storage warehouses.

There are also things like plastic bags, a specific category, that are carelessly dumped into the dryers. To store oily rags or slimy bags in storage units is to invite fire mishap. These bags are made of materials that can easy catch spark leading to a significant fire catastrophe. Also small things like disconnecting the plug from any electrical instrument before keeping in the storage unit will help prevent major havoc.

Conclusion
Beirut International Movers recommends all its readers to be watchful for anyone indulging in activities like smoking in the vicinity of the storage company locality. It’s because the slightest fume can alight a good portion of the facility, especially if it is surrounded by grass and shrubs. If any such activity spotted, inform your storage manager immediately.

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24 Nov 2016

Does Your Storage And Moving Company Fulfil This Checklist?

Here’s a list of things that will help you choose the storage and moving company. Already hired a storage and moving company? Then check whether your company stands true to this checklist, right away!

Analyse their reputation:
Before choosing a storage and moving company, check whether they are reliable. How will you do that? By speaking to the company’s past and present consumers. How have their experience been with the company and its service?

Get a no obligation estimate:
It is recommended to get a free, no obligation estimate from at least four individual storage and moving companies. This will give you an idea about the actual rates (average) for a particular kind of service. Once you are clear about the estimates, jot it down. Compare these estimates from different companies. Choose the one that offers the best overall price and service package (Make sure you don’t compromise an iota in terms of quality and security). Also, don’t be in a hurry to decide basis just the lowest quotation. Look for overall value you will get and weigh the perks.

Get a lot more information on the best moving and storage services from Beirut International Movers for a absolutely secure move to your new destination.

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13 Oct 2016

Self-Storage Facilities: Ensuring Toddlers’ Safety

You live in a house that is stuffed with lot of things?

Do they pose a threat to the toddlers? Here’s the ultimate solution without spending too much.

Are the toddlers safe? 
Having a lot of items like sharp tools, furniture and sports gears at your home is like inviting injuries. This is true especially true for toddlers who can bump into these materials while playing, walking or running around.

Most people like the idea of owning ski boats, vintage cars, canoes, etc. If you do not have enough room for these items or if you are looking to provide protection against the weather conditions, then renting a self storage unit can be the best choice for you.

Why choose storage and moving facilities?
A self-storage facility that is run professionally allows you to store the things at a secure storage unit and therefore de-clutter your home. This means no more threats to toddlers. Also you can easily access things whenever you need.

A storage facility provides a clean, dry and secure environment suitable for storing valuable items like paintings, furniture, sports gears and automobile.

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27 Sep 2016

Storage Units’ Increasing Popularity

Storage units are gaining popularity for many reasons, they provide a cheap option to store things on rent, the storage units come in different sizes, they are well- equipped thus providing complete security to the things in store, and they can be accessed any time.

There are many types of storage facilities but the common ones are:
• moving company storage
• self storage units
• mobile storage
• climate controlled storage
• temperature controlled storage

Storage services are also offered by moving companies. If you opt for such a storage and moving company, you may have to shell out more money for the additional services they provide from packaging, and handling to moving the things to storage units. Also, the money you pay is worth as the storage and moving companies provide services that are more convenient, safer, and reliable.

Good moving and storage companies assure you of your things to be carefully packaged and moved to the new place without a bruise on any of the things. The movers will pick up and load the items in their moving truck. The items will be transported safely to the storage shed.

If you do not have enough packing supplies, or cannot endure physical exertion of any kind, it is a great option to avail services from professional moving and storage companies. They will ensure you don’t have to worry about the safe manhandling of your valuable things till the time they are safely assembled at your new place or the storage unit.

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13 Sep 2016

Why Store And Move Your Belongings With Moving Containers?

For those who are looking to move and store things while on the go, moving containers offer a great option. They are flexible, and come in various sizes. Here are some more benefits of moving storage containers.

1. Affordable
Moving and storage containers provide good value for your money than moving trucks that cost you additional money in terms of driver cost, no special precautions for the moving goods, etc. Moving containers are safe, and conveniently deliver your goods to the place you want.

2. Versatile 
You may move during a home remodeling project or other renovation, in any case, you can rely on moving containers to store your things while on the move.

3. Adds value
Portable moving and storage companies also offer value added benefits like packing, loading and unloading services thus ensuring complete protection of your goods.

4. Suits your needs
Moving containers give you more control of your goods, you are free to decide how you want your goods to be stored and moved. They give you more flexibility and freedom to relocate goods, and store them as per your whims whenever needed. That doesn’t mean you don’t get professional assistance telling you what arrangement of goods is the best such that it causes no damage.

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17 Aug 2016

Key Things To Remember Before You Rent A Self Storage Space

Renting a storage space to store your extra things is the best and cost-effective way to create that extra space. However, before deciding on the storage company remember these key things to avoid troubles.

1. Stay within budget
Before you rent any storage unit, ask the storage manager about how regularly they increase their rates. This is important to prevent troubles at a later stage as you will factor in the extra costs in advance. If you agree with it, then ask the manager to state the numbers in writing.

2. What if the rents are due?
If the rents are due, ask the manager what will be the options to pay the rent. Some storage units provide online payment options, while others allow you to carry forward the dues to certain number of months. Choose a schedule that suits you and don’t diverge from it.

3. Accessing frequencies
It is important to know how often you are going to access your self storage unit. This will help you ask the manager about their business hours and accordingly you can visit the storage unit. Also if you plan to visit your self storage unit regularly, you will want to rent a unit that is larger by one unit size so that you can move around freely and comfortably without damaging your things. Remember to keep the items you think you will retrieve often near the entrance of the storage unit.

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27 Jul 2016

Moving Into Your First Home? 3 Tips For An Easier Life

Before you find an apartment and sign a lease, you might want to browse through these 4 tips to help you decide on the best option.

1. Keep room for extra expenditure:
First-time home seekers often run into the problem of being left with less disposable income as they don’t factor in costs for electricity, internet, AC, cable and so on. They just consider the monthly fee. Hence, budgeting is an important means to tackle the first hurdle to a hassle-free life in your first home.

2. Think commute:
Decide whether you will drive or take the public transport. If you’re driving, consider two things- Is there a parking facility around your apartment or will you have to struggle for street parking? Will you be living in a traffic prone are? If taking public transportation, is the apartment situated nearby the bus stop or railway station?

3. Factor in the landlord:
You don’t get to choose the landlord but you do get to choose the apartment even when you rent. You must enquire about the landlord’s credibility. Is he trustworthy and not cheat you? Hence, before you sign on the dotted line, spend time on research.

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16 Jun 2016

Make Your Bedroom Spacious With Simple Storage Solutions

Your bedroom is your most loved corner in your house. Or maybe for most of the people it is. Just look at the image below. I can tell that any reader who’d look at this picture would want their bedroom designed in such a way. And surprisingly you can have a bedroom as spacious and as beautiful as displayed below. It is not a pricey deal; it is just a deal of clever storage! Yes, getting the right storage fits you can have a bedroom as beautiful and as spacious as the one above. So how can you tidy up your bedroom to make it more beautiful and spacious? Read on to know some intelligent storage solutions to have a blissful and idyllic bedroom!

Get a storage bed:
Storage bed also popularly known as ensemble bed is a must if you want to make a small bedroom spacious. It works in two ways for you. First, the bed performs its primary function of providing good sleep. Second, it has enough space to store things; Hence, a two-in-one solution. Storage beds nowadays have amazing designs you choose from, they look beautiful and the huge drawers they possess are quite functional in storing items like clothes, boots, linens, and so on.

Get customized dressing table with sliding drawer racks:
This is ideal for those who don’t have enough space for colossal chest of drawers. You can get custom-made drawers designed to fit into limited space.

Another great idea is to get dressing tables without mirrors. Instead of mirrors, attached are extra drawers. The drawers give you the required storage without galloping more bedroom space.

Dangling shoe racks:
These kinds of shoe racks consume very less space on a small corner of a wall. Also they prevent footwear from staying on the floor and tarnishing the floor thus preventing frequent cleaning of that area. The racks that are kept on the floor may also sometimes take up a lot of space especially when you pass through a narrow pavement to the exit of your house. These hanging racks are probably the simplest ways to keep your footwear organized in the least space.

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2 Jun 2016

How Did The wave of Spick-And-Span Storage Solve Storage Problems?

Self storage is absolutely contrary to the fact of storing items that you don’t need currently but will need in future in a manner that leaves them of no good value due to the storage process. This includes loading items in small room or garage without giving concern to the items’ longevity, thus cluttering the room, and damaging the items over a period of time.


The wave
Self storage facilities brought in a wave of ‘spick-and-span storage’ where now people are given storage spaces by storage companies. People can rent the spaces and have full control over the space till their lease period matures. People can now store anything from small household items, small business supplies, inventory, and car to large organizational equipment.

All the items stored are protected against slightest damage like distortion, damage due to natural disasters like fire and so on. You can rest the worries of incidences of theft on good storage facilities that have advanced surveillance and security devices to prevent any thefts. In case of any kind of damage, ensure that you are getting a sufficient insurance cover from the storage company.

Variety of sizes
The self storage companies provide different types of storage units, satisfying both- the commercial tenants as well as residential tenants.

Get additional moving services
Select from the best relocation services in Beirut that provide moving services also. Get moving vans, and trucks running to your doorstep to pick up and drop your items to the storage houses. U-haul truck rentals are also available for people who want to transfer big volumes of goods to a storage container.

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4 May 2016

Solve Your Doubts While You Take The Road To Secure Storage

A crammed space in your house leads to various other issues than just spoiling the look of that part of your house. When things are crammed up in a space you often forget the many items you actually have that are in good condition and end up buying the same. Also those items are often overlooked and stay there for long causing their wear and tear. Hence, storing your things in storage warehouses helps you maintain them in good condition so that you can use them or have them displaced to your home whenever required.

So while you choose the road to secure storage, we have solved the most common storage doubts.

What are the different types self storage?
There are 2 main kinds of self storage- Indoor and shed storage. Indoor refers to temperature regulated storage with insulated walls thus securing items against environmental damages like fire. Shed storage don’t have these temperature control and insulation systems. Hence, renting an indoor storage facility is expensive than shed storage.

Why do climate control facilities charge a premium?
Climate controlled units protect your valuables against extreme weather conditions. So for instance, if you got a precious wooden item or fabric it will protect it from contracting moulds and mildews that damage them. This is possible due to the climate control equipment that is installed. And therefore, a premium is charged for the complete protection it provides.

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7 Apr 2016

Moving Those Delicate Dishes? Important Tips for You

There is no denying that moving invites lot of hard work especially in terms of packing materials and loading them in moving trucks such that they all reach intact at your new house.  Breakables and intact? Seems unbelievable for those delicate dishes you thinking to move? Well, not after you reach at the end of this article.

Here is the list of important tips step by step to help your breakables reach their destination intact.

First step-
Make sure you fasten the bottom and sides of boxes with packing tapes before loading them with the dishes for moving.  Also be careful of the strength and size of the boxes with respect to the type of plates you insert in the boxes. For instance, china plates are heavy and therefore storing them in light weight boxes may result in breakage of boxes.

Second step-
Keep all the soft packing paper stuff you need ready on your packing station.

Third step- (wrapping it up)
Now is the time to wrap your breakables one by one. Take one piece, and place it in the centre of the packing paper stack. Cover the piece by folding few sheets over the dish that will go diagonally from one end to the other till the piece is entirely covered. Make sure the paper ends at the center of the dish. Now place them in the cardboard boxes, each row separated by insulators like bubble wraps.

Conclusion-
In the end our affordable Beirut International Movers team would strongly recommend to label the boxes with required connotations like ‘handle with care’, ‘fragile’ in CAPS.

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2 Mar 2016

3 Moving Blunders And How To Face Them?

Moving to a new place is definitely one of the biggest movements in one’s life accompanied by many happy and stressful events. However, you don’t need to get befuddled by blunders during moving. Here is how you can easily manage 5 moving blunders.

Managing organization blunder:
The key to evade this blunder is to stay organized. Don’t forget to label the boxes. Otherwise, you will end up occupying your kitchen with bathroom items and bathroom with kitchen appliances! Also writing living room on the outside of the box is not enough; detailed instructions will only make your task easy.

Tip- write on top and side of the box for organization efficiency

Managing the blunder of breakdown:
Valuable items are often brittle but they are special for you. You should hire professional movers for such onerous tasks.

Tip- Pick and stock your valuables in the moving truck first before everything else. This prevents accidental breakdown of valuable items in the haste of moving everything else. Bubble wrap is a must!

Managing the blunder of unpacking:
Packing is not that tedious as it is in the case of unpacking. The idea of having to unpack all items all by yourself once you enter the new place is in itself tiring. If you following the first point, you will have solved the unpacking blunder.

However, if you miss it, here’s another idea. Open a box, one at a time. Remove all items from the box, store them in appropriate places before moving to other box. If the box contains random and you keep on moving to other boxes leaving the previous one half-emptied, it will make things more difficult.

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5 Feb 2016

4 Simple Ways To Ready Your Vehicle For A Relocate

Are you planning to relocate soon with your car? It is time to know some quick ways to ready your car for the move.

Examine your vehicle:
Examining reveals any damages like scratches and dents. It’s important as when you receive your car back, second round of inspection will follow to check for any damages. If you had examined your vehicle carefully before, you will come to know whether your car has new damages. Hence, examining your car before handing it to the movers is the first step to protect your vehicle during relocating.

Clean the car:
Your car should not consist of any luggage items during the move. Even remove objects that are likely to move like radio. It’s because these items can detach and cause damages to the car or become malfunctioned.

During a local move:
During such a move, don’t just think about your car’s safety but also think about your own safety and health. Moving in your car is convenient when the distance is short. You can eat and stay and enjoy the journey without worrying about local transport. It saves huge time, money and energy!

During a cross country move:
When you are relocating to longer distances, you can either ship your car to the new place or get a chauffeur. In this case, your vehicle will have to go through mud or dirt on road and weather afflictions that can wear down your car. Hence, it is better to get your car shipped. You’ll get two options, open and closed container. The former is cheaper but the latter provides enhanced protection. If your automobile is expensive then closed trailer is recommended.

For any assistance, contact the best relocation services in Beirut.

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19 Jan 2016

4 Mental Benefits Of De-Cluttering Your Space

De-cluttering your home not only creates space in your house but also creates peace in your mind. Organizing your house affects your mental and physical health positively. Browse further to know the various mental benefits of storage organization in your house.

You concentrate better:
Princeton University’s latest research document proves that people living in organized environment perform better. Clutter is directly linked with distraction. You are not able to entirely focus on the task at hand as you are busy splitting your time between focusing on the task and on the items that surround you.

Working is stressful:
You prevent lot of stress to yourself when you work in an organized and de-cluttered environment. UCLA’s research shows that the stress level of mothers’ rose while handling their belongings. Messy home breeds messy life that makes life difficult. Organize everything and you will instantly feel better.

You become happier:
Organizing your home elevates your self-esteem. As you go on de-cluttering spaces, you will realize new storage spaces that do the work of unraveling peace in your life. These new storage spaces can be used to store new things and give away unwanted materials.

Your creativity will rise:
An organized house or workspace leads to positive thoughts. It enhances creative thinking leading to well-informed decisions. Also you feel comfortable in your space, which helps you come up with the next big idea.

Finding it hard to store valuables due to space shortage? Let the best Beirut International Movers help you to provide most secure storage spaces to customers even when you are on the moving or relocating to places around the world.

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