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Click and Move Launches New and Improved User-Friendly Website

clock September 13, 2013 00:11 by author Lauren Mathieson

ClickandMove is proud to announce the launch of a new and improved website. The award winning application remains the same, but the website has undergone a much needed facelift. Don Kachur, President of ClickandMove believes that online moving applications will revolutionize the relocation industry.

Moving is an age-old practice, there hasn’t been much change in how moving companies transport household goods and belongings. And by no means is moving convenient for customers. Traditionally, salesmen need to enter homes and filter through belongings to generate an estimate. With an online moving application, the consumer is in control of producing an inventory without the breach of their personal privacy.

ClickandMove 's application is a consumer friendly step-by-step process . When entering the website the consumer picks exactly what rooms they wish to move, whether it be a nursery, deck, office or just a basic bedroom. ClickandMove then has a picture inventory of every item imaginable in your home that will need to be moved. After completing an online inventory, ClickandMove complies a list of reliable American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) movers in the desired area. ClickandMove is offering customers a free service, therefore being in contact with multiple AMSA movers has never been easier.

Moving companies are trying to create online applications to convenience the Internet savvy consumer. Without an inventory system, it is nearly impossible to generate a realistic quote. These types of applications leave consumers with extra charges for miscalculated inventory. Take the time to use ClickandMove’s free online moving application for a stress-free move.



Is It Possible To Be Environmentally Friendly While Moving? Click and Move Offers Moving Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

clock July 30, 2013 20:03 by author Lauren Mathieson

Historically, moving companies have not been known to be environmentally friendly. Over time, the moving industry has become more environmentally conscious, with some companies being adamant on green practices. ClickandMove.com is an online quote application which encourages customers to "think green."

Moving is a great opportunity to get rid of old and unused items. Having a yard sale, donating to local charities, and posting items in an online free marketplace are all ways to reduce the amount of items that need to be moved. ClickandMove‘s online application assists customers in creating an online inventory of goods they wish to be moved. During this process, customers can start to identify necessities, and remove unwanted items accumulated over the years.

The moving process requires copious amounts of boxes and packing supplies. Contacting your local grocery store, liquor retailers, and hardware stores is a good way to obtain cardboard boxes that would otherwise be discarded. Another alternative to seeking out old cardboard boxes, is enlisting in a service that provides reusable containers. ClickandMove is in partnership with FROGBOX, a company who provides eco-friendly plastic moving boxes and moving supplies.  FROGBOX reduces the amount of cardboard boxes needed in the moving process; therefore, reducing environmental waste.

When selecting your mover, take into consideration the distance of the company from your residence. Choosing a mover who is situated closer to your residence, results in less emissions being produced. After completing your online inventory, ClickandMove directs customers to the nearest American Moving & Storage Association ( AMSA ) moving company. This feature encourages customers to choose the nearest AMSA member; therefore, fewer emissions are emitted in the moving process, and customers are saving money for travel time.

President of ClickandMove, Don Kachur, is proud to say the consumer award winning application he developed is making efforts in reducing the moving industries carbon footprint. Because ClickandMove generates an online inventory, there is no need for multiple moving companies to come to your home to quote your move. Consequently, fewer emissions are emitted. After completing your online inventory of the goods you wish to move, the AMSA members bid to get your business. With ClickandMove, the consumer is provided with a platform to make their move more economical and environmentally friendly.



Choose a Reliable Mover; Avoid Moving Scams with ClickandMove's Online Application

clock June 17, 2013 18:39 by author Lauren Mathieson

Moving companies can take the stress out of moving; however, they can also take advantage of innocent customers. The Better Business Bureau ( BBB ) is partnering with the American Moving & Storage Association ( AMSA ) to provide consumers with tips on how to avoid moving scams.

 

Finding reliable movers is a time consuming intimidating task.  ClickandMove eliminates that fear with an online application inventory system. Customers complete  their own inventory, and submit it to AMSA movers to receive competitive quotes. This feature protects customers from getting unrealistic estimates. The consumer is in charge of their own moving inventory; therefore, there are no hidden costs associated with ClickandMove.

 

In 2012, BBB received more than 9,300 complaints against movers. Complaints included missing items, damaged items, changes in originally estimated quotes and late deliveries. Holding items hostage, and demanding a large sums of money on moving day is common moving scam. This scam leaves customers with their hands tied, and forced to pay more than expected.

 

If you’re moving out of state, understand that all interstate movers need to be licensed with the federal government. Being knowledgeable about the industry will protect you and your belongings from scam artists. ClickandMove received the Government of Alberta Consumer Champion Award for their application, which ensures customers are only receiving comparable quotes from AMSA movers.

 

Have your wits about you, there is a reason why low quotes lead to moving scams. With ClickandMove, you can be confident that you’re receiving comparable quotes from professional movers, who are members of  the American Moving & Storage Association.



Tips for Peak Moving Season

clock May 31, 2013 01:11 by author Janet Corniel

 

Many find themselves moving during the peak moving season.  It allows you to coordinate school schedules and benefit from the good weather.  For the most part moving during the peak season can be seamless but at times can pose some challenges.  There are some things to keep in mind to help you make the most of the peak moving season.  Here are some tips to help you along.

 

Start early

Starting as early as possible helps you tremendously.  Even if you don’t have an exact date, making contact with the professionals early helps you by making your needs known so both you and the professionals can plan.  This way you will be on their books and they will be able to fit you in their plans.  Therefore, when you do have an exact date, they can do their best to accommodate you.


Target your date as soon as possible

As soon as you know when you will be moving, you will want to let your professional movers know.  This way they can make every effort to meet your date.  This will also help if you have any temporary storage needs and any other third party services.  Make sure to coordinate those services with your professional mover once you set your date.


Meet with movers as soon as possible

Once you know you will be moving, schedule appointments to meet your professional movers.  This gives you the time to meet them and get to know them and familiarize yourself with their services. Once you short list your movers, meet them as early as possible to make your selection and this way you can be best prepared to make your plans.  It also helps you make the right decision for your move. 


Be as flexible as you can be

Understand that your professional movers will do the best they can to accommodate your needs.  However, the more flexible you are the easier it will be for both you and your professionals mover.  It is understandable that when you move there are deadlines that must be met.  However, if you have any flexibility in your schedule and needs, it will help you and possibly save on additional costs.


Moving can be challenging but following these simple tips can help you make the most of the peak moving season.



 



Packing Yourself vs Hiring a Professional

clock April 25, 2013 22:27 by author Janet Corniel

 

Depending on your budget, you may be evaluating whether to pack yourself or hire a professional to do it.  Having the professionals pack is a great option if you can afford it.  However, there may be alternatives that may suit you and your budget better.  Be honest with yourself and evaluate what you can and can not do.  Consider packing the things that you can handle, like your clothing, christmas decorations, kitchen and linens.  For the more difficult items or high valued items, hire the professionals.  This way you can enjoy the best of both worlds.  You can save some money, protect your high-valued items and still save your back.  

If you are going to pack yourself, make sure to get the right materials to transport your things.  Unless you are a college student packing your stuff in garbage bags, you really want to find the right packing materials to protect your things.  There are ways to save money on get what you need.

Here are few tips that can help:

 

Take inventory.  

Take inventory of all of your things.  Identify what you can pack easily and what you will need the professionals to do for you.  Get rid of the things that you don’t need and itemize your things that are expensive or have sentimental value.  This is important to make sure you give them the attention they need.

 

Go online.

Once you have identified what you can pack, go online to find packing materials.  There are various resources at your disposal.  Keep in mind that some moving companies will sell used and new packing materials to you.  You can also find some great supplies on Craig’s list.  Be sure to review any used materials carefully.  Packing materials can only be used so many times before they will no longer hold up.  Take the time to inspect what you are getting.

 

Go shopping.

You will need to visit your neighborhood store to get permanent markers and tape.  The best tape is shipping or packing tape.  You may want to consider getting a tape gun.  These are very useful and will make quick work of preparing your boxes.  They are relatively reasonable and are a huge time saver.  Most tape guns will allow you to replace the tape when you are out.  Keep in mind you can never have enough tape and markers so be generous.

 

Have a party.

Host a packing party.  When you take inventory, identify a room in the house where you will need extra help and hold a packing party for that room.  Get some beer, wine and food and whatever you can to coerce your friends into helping you pack.  This works especially well for the kitchen and garage.  Just make sure that the friends you invite are not practical jokers and label your contents something ridiculous or limit the ‘beverages’ until most everything is packed.

 

The garage is always a royal pain to pack.  If you can’t get your friends to help you with this task, you may want to give to this to the professionals.  Remember that anything flammable for obvious reasons can’t be packed.  These include what you may expect like gasoline and propane.  However, it also includes items you may not expect like fertilizer, paint and pressurized contents like aerosol containers.  Therefore, you will want to have these items sold, donated or given away before the day of your move. Make sure your propane tanks are included.  Your mower should not have gasoline and your barbecue should have an empty propane tank.  Leave all of your left over paint to the new owners because you will not be able to move those items, plus you really don’t need that at your new place.   

Time to plan will help you tremendously.  Therefore, start as early as possible.  It will offer you more time to address all of your needs.