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Fay & her team OUSTANDING! The movers team were equally outstanding! Thank you for your professional handling, attentiveness and politeness. You gained and maintained our confidence.

Great crew. Very courteous and professional!

3 guys handled themselves very professionally & we loved 1 of them singing as he worked! Would recommend highly!

All crews that visited our home (packing, loading, unloading) were extremely courteous and professional. They all treated our home and household goods as if it were their own. The entire […]

We enjoyed meeting every one of the people listed below. They are why we hire Vincent Fister every time we move.

Movers were very courteous and took great care of my belongings during the move. I was impressed with their speed and ability to get the job done quickly.

Ray and Antonio did an awesome job! Thanks for taking such good care of my belongings!

Tony and Keith were so helpful and calming the 1st day as I was incredibly stressed. I’m not sure where we will end up but I pray that these two […]

The unloading and unpacking team provided great service and attention to detail when moving items in our home. Very professional crew.

The men were very pleasant, very cooperative and very helpful. It was a very pleasant experience.

Charles was excellent and he particularly packed the bikes well and with care. Miguel is very personable and both men did a good job. The packing took longer than I […]

Tony was incredible! Very professional and had such a great attitude and approach to the move. The team worked very hard. We were extremely happy with their work. Tony and […]

Loved these guys. Will use them next. They work as a good team.

Tony and all of the workers did a really great job. Great attitude and continuous work. We used United from NJ and would use you again! P.S. Kim S. was […]

These two men, Charles and Miguel, are jewels. They were courteous, thoughtful, personable, hardworking, competent, knowledgable and extremely thorough in packing, actually outstanding in ALL areas. They turned my previous […]

Excellent! Best I’ve ever seen.

Antonio honestly was a breath of fresh air. He found under my bed a bag of silver dollars and other things I had misplaced. Great guy! All were very honest […]

The team that delivered our material was excellent. I need to ship more material from St. Johns and if this team were available, it would be great.

Very professional and fast.

I truly appreciate the care and patience of both John’s. They were excellent to work with. We were moving items from my mother’s house (who has passed away) to mine. […]

Everyone I dealt with was great. I will definitely recommend you to others.

Would highly recommend United, Vincent Fister to friends and family. Thank you!

We couldn’t have asked for a better crew! Everything that was moved were antiques from my daddy’s passing. They handled each piece as if it were glass. Thank you for […]

I’m very happy with the job. Well done!

Tony and his crew were excellent! Keep up the good work!

The movers were polite and courteous. I would recommend your company to my friends and family.

They were quick, courteous and competent. We were very pleased with each and have already recommended them and your company to others. Thank you!

Just wanted to say thanks to all. Great company from the 1st call to get set up. The four young men were excellent — courteous, professional. The teamwork of the […]

Outstanding Job!  Richard and Michael were excellent!  They were on time and efficient workers.  They made my move less stressful!

Just writing to let you know how much I appreciated your assistance with my move. All of my questions were answered promptly and efficiently, yet you managed to be thorough, […]

Salesperson was very thorough and helpful. Crew did an outstanding job! Have recommended your company to several friends.

9 Moves with United and our crew was the best! Great work by Vincent Fister!

We were extremely impressed, not only with the work of the crew, but also with their positive attitudes, competence, and professionalism. They worked extremely hard! We would not hestitate to […]

Very hard working group of men. They were courteous and very cautious with our belongings. Very satisfied. The wife and I think this crew was GREAT! We will use Vincent […]

How To Prepare For A Move

How to prepare for a moveYou’ve purchased a new home and sold yours, now it’s time to get busy. Before you can move into the new home, you have to pack and move. Packing and moving doesn’t have to be a stressful endeavor. We can help you with these simple tips on how to prepare for a move.

Getting Started – Preparing to move

The more organized you are the better. Long before the actual move you can begin to plan for the move. The more time you have to prepare the better. You will find keeping a notebook just for the moving process will keep you organized. You can use a notebook or binder to keep track of your to do list, moving checklist and budget. A pocket is great to hold receipts.   Your employer may refund some of the moving expenses.   If not, you might be able to use the receipts for a tax write off.

Make a  Moving Budget

Plan your moving expenses beforehand. This moving budget can guide you in determining what you want to spend and what you can afford to spend. Moving can get quite expensive. Having a budget will give you a realistic look at your finances. It will also help you not overspend.   Here are a few of the costs of moving you should include in your moving budget:

  • Hiring a Moving Company or renting a moving truck
  • Packing and supplies
  • Shampooing carpet and cleaning the old house or apartment
  • Maintenance on your car or truck if your moving long distance
  • Utility deposits
  • Extra money for travel
  • Unexpected expenses

Change Your Address Soon

As soon as you have your new address, you can begin changing addresses. If you are moving out of the area, ask your doctor, dentist, veterinarian and other professionals if they have referrals for you. They may also be able to advise you on what to look for when finding a replacement. Talk with your post office about which mail is forwarded and which isn’t. Some classes of mail are not automatically forwarded.

Collect Moving Supplies

Make sure you have plenty of moving supplies. Many people save money by getting boxes from local supermarkets. No matter where you get your boxes, it helps to always have plenty on hand. You never know when you’re going to have time to pack another box and you don’t want to get ready only to find you’re out of boxes. Besides packing boxes, you also need tape, labeling markers and some kind of packing material for your breakables.

Small boxes are often easier to move especially if you have narrow hallways, doorways or steps to contend with.

Ask For Help

Your friends and neighbors can help in many ways. You may find having extra hands moving, packing or watching the kids is a big help. Enlist the help of your friends early on. Offering a light lunch or other refreshments might help them enjoy the moving process better. Many of your family and friends will enjoy being a part of how you prepare for a move.

Hire A Moving Company

Begin looking for a moving company you can trust. Decide how much of the work you want them to do and how much you’re willing to tackle on your own. Many moving companies will pack certain rooms or partial rooms. They can also take apart furniture and electrical equipment. Think of all the ways your moving company can help you prepare for a move.

How To Prepare For a move

Once you have everything ready, you can begin packing and getting ready to move. Pack the items you’re least likely to need first. Nothing is worse than packing away something you need. Make a list of essential items you don’t want to pack. This will include important papers, toiletries, medicines and other important things you need to keep with you. As you think about how to prepare for a move, more items will come to your mind. Your to do list might start getting longer and longer but you’ll find being organized and preparing to move will curb the stress. Good luck on your move. If you have questions on how to prepare for a move or you’re looking for a good moving company, Vincent Fister Moving and Storage can help.

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