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How to Pack Fragile Items

When you hire a moving company in Plymouth, that’s one of the most important steps in any moving process. Another important step is making sure all of your fragile items are securely packed. RJ Moving, a trusted moving company, has a few tips on how to make sure all of your items get to your new house in one piece.

Fill any hollow items, like vases, with Styrofoam peanuts. Then roll it up in bubble wrap. Plates should be packed individually. Never stack plates on top of one another and then pack them! If you stack them, there is a chance that if one plate breaks, the others will too. Plates should also be packed vertically. Use small or medium boxes. That way, the boxes won’t be overly heavy and your moving company will have an easier time moving them from one location to another.

Glasses should also be individually wrapped. Wrap them in packing paper and crumble up some paper to stuff inside of them too. Make sure to layer paper in any empty spaces in the box too. This will also make things easier on your moving company.

Any pictures and frames you want to pack up should also be packed in small to medium boxes. Wrap each frame in packing paper, and stuff the boxes with extra paper as well. For larger pictures and frames, wrap a moving blanket around them and then wrap plastic wrap around the blanket. Be sure to let the moving company know what’s in there so they know to take extra special care of it.

For any items that are an unusual shape, wrap them in bubble wrap, then make sure to tape the loose ends of the bubble wrap. Then wrap it securely in some pliable cardboard. Again, tell your moving company what is in there and make sure they know to take extra care with that item.

For a reliable moving company serving Plymouth, contact RJ Moving at 612-384-2028 or Contact Us.


Spring into Action: Moving Tips

Why is spring one of the most popular times of year for moving and hiring professional movers? It’s pretty easy to see why! The first advantage is the milder weather. It’s perfect: not too hot (like in the summer) and not too cold (like in the winter). So how can you ensure that you and your professional movers have the easiest and most stress-free move possible? RJ Moving has a few suggestions for you.

Take the time to do some research on the best professional movers in your area. For example, RJ Moving is one of the best professional movers in the Maple Grove area. Then start thinking about packing your belongings. The best place to start is with your cold-weather items, like jackets, scarves, winter clothes, sleds, snow shovels, etc. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather for your moving day, and make sure to have any necessary supplies for your moving day. Professional movers like RJ Moving should have all of the equipment needed to make the move smooth and hassle-free. You can keep a cooler with drinks and snacks available for hungry workers. And be sure to leave out a few toys if you have small children. That way, they will stay entertained and out of the way of the busy professional movers.

And be sure you and your family are dressed appropriately for your moving day. Wear sunglasses if it’s going to be sunny and make sure you are dressed for the outdoor air temperatures. If you and your family are comfortable, it will make your moving day easier on you and even your professional movers! Tuck aside any necessities that you might need right after you’re moved into your new home – a change of clothes, pajamas, toiletries, toilet paper, etc.

When you’re planning a move in and around Maple Grove and need professional movers, call RJ Moving at 612-384-2028. You can also Request a Free Quote, and one of our knowledgeable and experienced staff members will get in touch with you about our services and how we can help you!


St Paul Moving Company Helps Young Adults Spread Their Wings

So, you’re finally moving out on your own. Sure, you lived at college for four years, but what are you going to do come spring? There are so many things to get in place once you leave the safety of campus. Once you get the basics taken care of, and you’re ready to move in St Paul, let RJ Moving know! If you’re just moving to the area a St Paul moving company can be a lot of help. In this blog, we’re going to cover some moving tips, as well how to spread your wings!

 Moving on a Budget

The first thing you need to work out is a budget. If you already have a job in place in St Paul when you leave your college or university, it’s important to analyze what you can afford. Then take into consideration if you’re going to have a roommate or not. Does it make sense for you to rent an apartment in St Paul, or will you need more space? Do your research before you hire a professional moving company.

Don’t Forget the Small Stuff

You’ll probably buy some additional items when you move into your first place in St Paul. While you may have had enough furniture to fill your dorm room, you’ll need to look at things like a kitchen table, couch and coffee tables. A moving company can help you move what you have and what you buy. After you move you’ll need to submit a change of address form with the post office and update your voting information to your St Paul address. Some of these tasks can produce additional costs, so don’t forget to take them into consideration as well!

Moving Around the Twin Cities

When it comes time for the big move, choose a St Paul moving company wisely! At RJ Moving, we’ll help you move into your first apartment in St Paul, and again when it’s time for something more permanent. Our moving company has helped many young adults in St Paul spread their wings. We’ve got you covered whether you’ve always called St Paul home, or you’re just about to.

Contact our St Paul moving company today by calling 612-384-2028 or Contact us Online if you’re to move.


Planning for Your St Paul Commercial Movers

When it’s time for your St Paul commercial business to make a change and move locations, there is a lot to think about! It’s a stressful time, for sure. St Paul commercial movers, RJ Moving, know how it goes, and we are here to help alleviate some of that stress. We have some great tips on what to do in the weeks and months leading up to your move.

The first thing you want to do to prepare for your commercial movers is take a long look at your St Paul business’ files. Do you really need all of them? Be sure to make sure you’re following state regulations and IRS regulations in regards to file retention, but get rid of any that you don’t need. But don’t just throw them out! Make sure they are shredded or disposed of properly.

Also, make sure your employees are all on the same page and get plenty of notice that the office is moving and that the commercial movers are coming at a specific date and time. Make sure they know what is expected of them. Are they supposed to help the commercial movers? Should they stay home that day and consider it a bonus day off? Are they expected to work from home? Make your expectations clear so there is no confusion.

Space planning is also key. Check out your new St Paul office space as much as you can and make sure all of the furniture and supplies will fit. See where the phone lines are, electrical lines, Internet, etc. and plan around them. Make sure your commercial movers know where every item is supposed to go. Even if you draw up a floor plan, that’s a good way to figure out where everything will end up.

Also, send around a flier or some type of notification to your St Paul customers so they know when and where you’ve moved!

For all of your moving needs, you can trust RJ Moving. Give us a call today at (612) 384-2028 or contact us online for a free quote. We can answer any questions you have about our commercial movers and how they can help your St Paul business.


Commercial Movers in St Paul

If your St Paul business is relocating, you want to be sure you hire the best and most dependable commercial movers. St Paul moving company RJ Moving has some tips on how to find the best company in your area. And if you’re moving in St Paul or the surrounding area, give us a call and find out more about our commercial movers services and how we can help you!

The first thing you want to consider when hiring commercial movers in St Paul is your timeline. You will want to set aside about 8 weeks to do all of your research and leg work to find the best movers. Word-of-mouth referrals are one of the best ways to find the most trustworthy commercial movers in your area. Then you are going to want to think about your budget and how much you can spend on commercial movers. Consider making a list of the things you can do on your own vs. what you’d have to pay an outside company to do.

Then take an inventory of the items the commercial movers will have to move. Will you be taking a lot of large furniture? Also keep in mind what time of year it is, and remember that commercial movers are usually busier during the warmer months. Try to see if you can schedule your move for an off-peak time, like during the cooler winter months.

When you get your contract from your St Paul commercial movers, read it carefully and make sure you understand every single part. Responsible commercial movers like RJ Moving will sit with you to make sure you understand the contract and the services we will provide to you during your St Paul move.

But if you want to alleviate some of the hassle and stress that comes with finding and hiring dependable commercial movers, call RJ Moving at (612) 384-2028 or contact us online for a free quote.


Details to Think About Before Your Minnetonka Professional Mover Company Arrives

When you’re in the process of moving in Minnetonka, you might think you have everything under control. Your professional mover company, RJ Moving, is all lined up and scheduled to come to your house at a set time and date. You only have a few things left to pack before the professional mover company arrives. You have keys to the front door of your new Minnetonka home. We already covered a few last-minute moving details in another blog we posted. Here are a few more things to consider before your professional mover company gets to your house.

Does your new Minnetonka home have a driveway? If not, have you considered the logistics of having a professional mover van parked in the street? Go to your new home and check out how much space is on the street, and be sure there is enough room for your neighbors to get by. And make sure walkways are clear of debris so your professional mover company can easily unload your items.

Take some time to visit with your old Minnetonka neighbors and get anything you let them borrow throughout the years. You don’t want your professional mover company to get you moved into your new Minnetonka home only for you to remember you let Mr. Jones down the street borrow your hammer a few months ago! Right when you really need it too! Also, visiting with your former neighbors gives you a chance to say goodbye and return any items of theirs you may have borrowed through the years.

Did you remember to call your Minnetonka electric company and get the lights turned on at your new house? What about the water company? It is recommended that you get your utilities turned on at least three days before your professional mover company comes to move you into your new house. Don’t forget to let the utilities know you’re moving so you’re not stuck with someone else’s bill!

When you’re ready to hire a professional mover company for your Minnetonka move, call RJ Moving at (612) 384-2028 or contact us online for a free quote. We proudly serve Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, and we offer professional mover services and more.


Moving Around the Holidays with the Help of Minneapolis Movers

It’s that time of year again. The time of year affectionately referred to as “the holidays.” Thanksgiving is less than a week away and Christmas is just over a month away. Can you believe it? It’s a busy time of year for anyone. If you’re planning to relocate during the next month using our team of Minneapolis movers, it’s just one more thing on your list!

In between turkey and mistletoe, there are a lot of things you’ll need to think about in terms of keeping your move on track. Our team of Minneapolis movers understands how hectic things are this time of year and wants to make sure your transition is as easy as possible. Make sure to carve out a little time each day for both packing and spending time with your family, so you’re ready for our Minneapolis movers.

Staying Organized

Staying organized during any move is challenging, but it’s even harder if you plan to move during the holidays. If you have children, you may have already bought gifts, adding even more boxes to your move. It’s important to keep everything labeled and separated. Our team of Minneapolis movers is happy to help keep you organized throughout the move.

Low on Help?

Finding people to help you move during the holidays can prove to be tricky. Some people have a lot of commitments and others may be traveling. It’s usually hard to find reliable help, but during the holidays it’s near impossible. You can rely on our team of Minneapolis movers to be there for you. The sooner you contact us, the better we will be able to arrange a time to help you.

Are you in need of a team of Minneapolis movers? Give us a call today at 612-384-2028 or request a free quote online.


Minnesota Spotlight: Saint Paul

Are you moving to the Twin Cities, but not sure which city would be right for you? There’s plenty of love to go around, but some Minnesotans have their preferences. In this blog, we’re going to highlight some of the reasons to move to St Paul, Minnesota.

Winter Activities

Since it’s winter practically all year round in Minnesota,  it’s important to know what to do when there’s snow on the ground. St Paul has a number of cross-country skiing trails, ice fishing lakes and sledding hills. From St Paul it’s a short drive to many snowmobile trails and downhill skiing facilities. It has an active ski club so you can adventure around the area. Also, St Paul has a number of shops where you can rent almost any outdoor winter activity equipment.

Sporting Events

St Paul hosts the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota’s own ice hockey team. If you’re moving to the Twin Cities, being a hockey fan is practically a prerequisite. Cheer on the home team from Xcel Energy Center throughout the entire NHL season. The St Paul Saints also call St Paul MN home. They are a professional baseball team, not affiliated with any major league teams. This team turns up the excitement from the middle of May through the beginning of September.

Endless Entertainment

St Paul has the best of both worlds. No matter what your hobbies are, you can probably find a group of people who love the same things. There are amusement parks, golf, zoos, shopping, parks and so much more. Whether you’re the type that likes to dine in or dine out, you’ll be calling St Paul home. The city has a great vibe and friendly residents. You could be the newest addition!

Looking to move to St Paul MN? Give us a call today at 612-384-2028 or contact us online.


Minnesota Spotlight: Minneapolis

Considering where in Minnesota you’re going to move? While there are many wonderful places to move within the state, we’re going highlight Minneapolis in this blog. And when you need help getting from here from there, we can help.


From fine dining to quirky mom and pop shops, Minneapolis has it all. There are dining venues featuring cuisine from many different cultures. Minneapolis can offer the perfect date night location or an evening out with the girls. Some of the chefs in town are internationally known. When you’re in town, you can be assured you’ll eat well.


If you’re looking for recreational activities, Minneapolis has plenty! The city is packed with parks, 170 to be exact. They are perfect for pickup football games, jogging or relaxing. Of course, there are many bodies of water surrounding the city and in the city. You can take your boat out and have fun on the water.

Things to Do

There is no excuse for boredom when you live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis has amusement parks, water parks, theater performances, farmers markets, museums and more. You’ll have an easy time keeping busy by exploring new things.


Can’t get enough sports action? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got football, we’ve got baseball, we’ve got basketball and did we mention we’ve got football? Watch the Minnesota Vikings, the Twins and the Timberwolves play their home games in Minneapolis. It’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement.


There are many kid and family friend activities to enjoy in Minneapolis. Check out one of the many bike trails, historical tours, theme parks and more. You can spend your time in any one of the hands-on attractions the kids will love.

Do you need a professional moving company to help you get to Minneapolis? Give us a call today at 612-384-2028 or contact us online.


Moving Senior Citizens

It is time for you or a loved one to move? At RJ Moving, we understand how difficult it can be to take on moving a senior citizen. That’s why we’re here to help. There are a lot of special considerations that need to be taken. We promise to treat all customers with respect and be as helpful as possible. We want to make the transition smooth and easy.

Moving the Elderly

The decision to move yourself or a loved one during yours or their golden years can be a difficult one. Maybe now retirement has commenced and it is time to move to a smaller home. Or maybe a senior living community has become a practical living option. We know some of our clients are moving from homes they have lived in for all their lives. This is not something we take lightly. We approach each move differently, taking special considerations where necessary.

Physical Capabilities

As we age, it may be more difficult to do the things we once did. At RJ Moving, we understand the physical limitations that can present themselves in later years. Our team is dedicated to being helpful and compassionate. As with all our moves, we’ll do the heavy lifting and get the bulk of the possessions where they belong. We are able to get furniture into place and boxes into correct rooms for easy unpacking.

 Patience and Care

We will be patent and caring during the move. We are dedicated to the satisfaction of all our customers. We understand moving senior citizens can sometime be a sensitive subject. Our team is not in a rush. We will maintain a high level of communication and professionalism with those involved in the moving process, to make sure things are done the way the client desires.

Are you looking for a professional and courteous team to help move senior citizens? Give us a call today at 612-384-2028 or contact us online.