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27 November 2013

Packing Tips You Will Love

All geared up to move out to a new place? You are worried about the packing part, may be? Well here are a few tips that you need to follow to ensure that your pack up is a smooth process:
  • Firstly, start assembling things the time you’ve decided to move out. Starting early is always beneficial. It reduces hassles and gives you ample amount of time to plan your schedule.
  • Pack all the heavy items in small boxes. This will prevent the movement of these items and your back will thank you. Also, it is advisable that you mark these boxes separately; you will know what you are picking up.
  • Tackle one room at a time. Don’t be in a hurry to be everywhere. Start from the most complicated room of your house and proceed to the easiest one. In this way, you will make sure that everything is systematic and you haven’t forgotten anything. In addition to this, what you can also do is mark each box for the room it belongs to; this makes unpacking and unloading easier.
  • When you are packing a lot of things in a large box, make sure that you place heavier things at the bottom. The fragile and light stuff can be damaged if placed at the bottom. 
  • Use the correct packaging materials. You need to ensure that all your belongings are wrapped well. Use bubble wraps and/or newspapers to pack any breakables. Fill all the gaps in the boxes. Any kind of collision can damage the items. You can also put into use items like pillows and blankets to wrap things. 
  • Utilize your own goods well. Things like pots and pans have a lot of space inside them, which can be used to store small items like pins, clips, etc.
  • Liquids need to be stored differently. Especially the ones which are coloured. It is essential that these liquids are packed carefully. Any spillage is going to be messy for you to clear up later. Apart from this, it can also damage other goods which some stains that might not go.
  • Any valuables like watches or jewellery needs to be kept safe. You certainly do not want to lose them. Keep them in a box which you can be carrying yourself throughout the move.

These are a few crucial tips that can make your moving procedure a cake walk! 
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11 November 2013

The Box Self Storage Services Ranked No. 72 on Dubai SME 100 Rankings

The Box Self Storage Services Ranked No. 72 on Dubai SME 100 Rankings
The Box is all about state of the art high security storage facilities, accessible 24/7, packaged with a moving service and supported by exceptional customer service. Started as a home-run business hosted at founder Wadih Haddad’s home in 2006, their first formal facility was in Al Qouz in 2007. Now The Box runs operations across the UAE, with 15 storage facilities, partnerships with storage companies, and even run a service in Beirut. That, specifically, is the new stage: going regional. A company that has scaled itself with its customer base, its direction is clear and its mission unvarying.

The Box Self Storage LLC Located at
Al Quoz Industrial Area 4, Just five minutes away from Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
Phone: +971 4 3400156
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7 November 2013

Mistakes to Avoid While Moving Out

So, you are planning to shift to a new home or are temporarily moving out your items to a storage facility. Well, what you need to make sure is that your moving process is smoothly handled and taken care of.  There are some common mistakes that you need to avoid and your moving out is going to be a cake walk! 

Improper Billing:
Well, this is the most common scam that takes place. Companies promise you an estimated amount and then the bill is much more than that you were told. This is a way of cheating customers, that many rogue movers use. Apart from this, what these kinds of companies also do is tell you that they wouldn't start the moving process unless the entire payment is done. What you need to do in these cases is check the company’s payment policies, if there are any complaints about the company from any customers and make sure you are given a realistic estimate value. Also, taking everything in written document is highly advisable. Rogue moving companies try to settle things orally; avoid these companies completely. 

Moving is a complicated and tedious task, agreed. However, this is the main reason you are employing a moving company.  There are some companies which are utterly careless about your belongings and handle them in a totally unprofessional and reckless manner. Well, there could also be some horrifying and unfortunate situations where you realize that some of your goods are simply ‘missing’. So, what do you do in these cases? It’s simple! You ensure that you have insurance for all your belongings that you are handing over to the moving company. This makes it mandatory for the company to either handle your goods in a neat manner or pay up for the damage caused by them. 

Huge Deposits:
Generally, moving companies have a small amount of deposit that they take from the customers. Well, it is ‘small’. However, there are rogue companies which demand humongous amounts as deposits, to block their calendar for you. Smell a rotten rat and immediately consult some other mover. No reputed company will ask for a big amount as a deposit. 

In a nutshell, these are the mistakes that you should strongly avoid to ensure that you are not dealing with a fraud company. 
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