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Home Show Success!!

Thank you to everyone that came to visit us at the Spring Home Show this past weekend. It was a great success!

Just a little snippet from this past weekend!

Our Sales Team in our Corporate Office

We made the Hartford Courant!!

 

What is a Delivery Spread?

Are you moving out of Connecticut? Well then you will want to read through this article! When a sales consultant comes to your home to complete an in-home estimate, they will explain a multitude of information and give you a folder of information for you to read through. One specific topic is your delivery spread. But, what exactly is a delivery spread?

 

Your sales consultant will give you a set of dates that typically range of 1-14 days for your shipment to arrive at your new home. These dates will be on the Bill of Lading and Estimate for Service. When you sign the Bill of Lading, you agree to the dates in the window and are expected to accept the delivery within those dates. The driver or office will call you 12-24 hours to let you know the planned date of your delivery. You may contact Lippincott at anytime to see if we have the date narrowed down for you.

 


 

What causes the shipment to take between 1-14 days to be delivered to your new home? There are many factors that go into determining a delivery spread. The three biggest factors are:

·                  The distance between your origin and destination

·                  The time of year

·                  The weight of your shipment

 

The further the distance you are moving, usually means the longer the spread. Larger shipments are easier to pin point delivery days. Smaller shipments are a little trickier because they allocate for more loads on the truck. This means a driver may have three or four other families that he has to deliver to or pick up in the same shipment spread. For example: If you are moving from Connecticut to Arizona, the truck with belongings may be stopping in Ohio and New Mexico, before arriving in Arizona with your shipment.

 

It is imperative that you remain flexible during the delivery spread dates, so you are free to accept the delivery on any of those days.  If there are any days in the delivery spread that you will not be able to meet the driver at your destination, always make a backup plan at the time of booking for someone else to meet the driver on those dates. Someone that represents you must be present during the loading and unloading process.

 

 

In the rare circumstance your belongings will not be delivered within the delivery spread, Lippincott will do what we can to accommodate you and your family. Our dispatch department will be able to provide you with updates as they occur. 

Risks of DIY Moving

Whether you're relocating across the country or have found a new home not too far away, the temptation of do-it-yourself moving always seems reasonable. The two primary reasons people look to bypass the services of moving companies are to save time and money. However, does DIY moving really accomplish these priorities? 

Do the potential risks of a variety of other factors outweigh saving yourself a few dollars? Those who are considering a DIY move should take a look at the possible setbacks when it comes to trying to pull off relocating on your own: 

Cost

The first thing you should do is reach out to a mover, such as Lippincott Van Lines, and request a quote for a free, no obligation moving estimate.  Next, research into all the costs involved in a DIY move. Many times when someone compares the costs of all that is involved with a DIY move they discover that they are going to potentially pay just as much, if not more, to handle their own household goods move than a moving company would charge to do everything for them. Make sure to consider all aspects when comparing, such as such the rental truck, PODS, fuel, lodging, tolls, etc. 

Security

You need to ask yourself is whether you really trust yourself to safely handle all your personal belongings. The biggest risk DIY movers face is not having any protection or coverage on their valuables in the unfortunate event that damage or accidents occur. Choosing to move with Lippincott Van Lines, not only provides you with the reassurance that professional movers will be handling all your possessions, but there are valuation options and claims services that explain what you must do and what it will cost to place a value on your shipment. We will provide you with all the necessary information and answer all of your questions. 

Experience

If you've never had to endure a big move before, you should be aware of all the various elements that go into this strenuous process. For starters, driving a big moving van or truck around the city with all your valuables in it can be quite an intimidating task. Even the slightest accident while driving a moving truck without coverage could potentially cost you thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. As for transferring your possessions, inexperienced movers might not know the proper procedures when it comes to loading the truck or making sure your belongings are safe and secure while operating the vehicle. If you're spending hours trying to figure out how to squeeze all your items into the back of a van without scratching any surfaces, are you really saving any time? Don't forget about the daunting task of going up and down flights of stairs, or in and out of a service elevator with your possessions. 

Equipment

Unless you're employed with a moving company, odds are you don't own the necessary equipment to get the job done. From checking out the actual moving van to renting everything from loading ramps to appliance dollies, those costs can add up quickly. Opting to go with Lippincott Van Lines means that an experienced team will be equipped with all the items required for a safe and secure move, and will even provide valuables with padding and wrapping to cushion these belongings for a long drive. 

Stress

Of course, when it comes to moving on your own, stress is a factor that is practically inevitable. Letting professionals take care of all the hard work and pressure for you can help put your mind at ease during this strenuous time, so you can instead focus on the more important tasks at hand once you arrive at your new home. With Lippincott Van Lines, you can expect the utmost commitment to your move.

 

 

Move for Hunger

We are so happy to let everyone know that we are now part of the Move for Hunger movement! Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to collect non-perishable food items, and deliver it to food banks all across North America.

 

Move for Hunger is currently working with over 601 relocation companiesacross 50 states and Canada. They  have delivered over 6,029,990 pounds of food to food banks across North America.

 

Did you know 17 million children in North America go to bed hungry?

 

When you book your move with us, we will take your unwanted non-perishable foods. Help us reach our goal of donating 300 lbs. of food each year to our local food banks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving To Smaller Spaces

When it comes to homes, bigger isn’t necessarily better.

For many, moving into a smaller space offers an abundance of perks, including easy maintenance and less cleaning. A limited floor plan also makes it less tempting to accumulate items and can mean a smaller decorating budget.

Smaller spaces can make for a condensed move, so it’s important to know how best to transport your furniture damage-free. We’ve put together the following tips to help you move into a smaller space.

Measure, measure and measure some more!

The first step to making sure your furniture will fit, is to find out the dimensions and size of each room. Make sure you also measure each piece you are planning on putting in each room. Make a floor plan and map out where everything will go. This will guarantee everything will fit before you move it.

Go Vertical

Less floor space means having less space for tables, bookcases and night stands. While you need some storage for all of your belongings, skipping on some of the bulkier furniture in favor of tall storage, like book cases and shelving, may be the way to go!

Dual Purpose Furniture

Having a kitchen table or ottoman is great if you have room for one, but you could have one with storage space! This will help alleviate some of the clutter we tend to build up.

Purge with reason

Take the time to go through your furniture and items room by room. Figure out what you want to keep and what you want to donate. Remember, just because you are moving to a smaller space doesn’t mean you have to get rid of everything you own. Get rid of all items you no longer use. Think about what you really need, and whether or not it fits in the space of your new home.

Reach out to family

 

If you are worried about giving away an item, see if a relative is interesting in a long-term hold, or even consider gifting it to a loved one. Many younger family members will jump at the chance for new furniture, while older relatives would be happy to take on heirlooms and other older family items.