Moving and Packing

If you are getting ready to move and concerned about safely moving your household goods this series of articles will show in details how to wrap your furniture for any small or large move. I have been in the moving business for over 20 years, moved hundreds of families personally as a foreman and driver, and then thousands more as an owner of a moving company, both moving locally and moving interstate.

We are not trying to cover 100% of the packing supplies, but only the most popular that are used by movers and that you can and should expect to find in a moving truck: Blankets, Boxes, paper, bubble wrap and Shrink wrap, plastic covers. With this set of supplies you can move any type and pack of china, artwork or furniture.

Regardless if you hire professional movers or do it yourself, it is good to know how to wrap the furniture and what to expect. We sell moving supplies and often hear questions: – How many moving blankets do I need? Which moving blanket should I use and how do I wrap my furniture?

The way to wrap furniture for moving depends on specifics of your move. Is it interstate move, across the country, or local moving around the block? Loading PODS or international shipping container, or moving to long term storage?

Another option is paper moving blankets. Most people are not even aware of paper blankets to be used for moving, meanwhile it is a very good alternative to quilted moving blankets, especially if you are moving only once or sending your goods to a long term storage or moving overseas.

Word of caution about shopping for a moving company: If you have valuable furniture to move – do not look for cheap movers, look for good ones. Inexperienced movers or movers with bad reputation compete on price, not on professionalism.

Plastic covers for moving would include Shrink stretch or wrap and Plastic mattress cover, plastic sofa cover or plastic chair covers. It is not at all better than a plastic mattress cover, but it is more profitable for a moving company: it cost much less to buy a roll of shrink wrap, but it takes longer to mover plus wrap can charge more for each item wrapped. Sometimes the color bleeds off the moving blanket onto upholstery.

Moving boxes can be single wall, such as Book boxes, Linen boxes etc. or double wall, such as China Boxes, TV boxes, Wardrobe boxes etc. Movers mostly use 0.5 inch bubble wrap 24 inches wide. Bubble wrap is good for wrapping electronics or large pieces of glass.

SUMMARY: When preparing for the move consider specifics of your move and consider the furniture you want to wrap. – Get space savers or paper blankets, need better protection – get premium quality thick moving blankets.

If you are moving locally and hiring a professional moving company you should expect them to show up with blankets and you should not be charged for it. If you are moving long distance (interstate moving) or to storage, then purchasing your own moving blankets might be a good idea. Moving Blankets can be of two major kinds: Quilted or padded moving blankets and Non-Quilted,, also called Skins or Space Savers.

Economy moving blankets provide adequate protection and do not take much room in the storage. For long distance or interstate moving where interstate carrier charges by weight the advantage is that these blankets are much lighter than regular moving blankets. If you move often, moving blankets with woven outer fabric much more durable moving blankets and will serve much longer.

Contrary to some statements I came across in other articles, Movers do care about your shipment, in most cases foreman is personally responsible to pay for your movers and damages also know that if something gets broken it is unlikely that they get any tips. It is important to make a foreman (moving crew leader) which items require special care.

The movers simply do not have time to consider how delicate each and every item might be. It is true that most damage occurs while carrying, unloading and loading, but it is also true that if movers (or yourself) do not load the truck properly some items will get damaged in transit.

Email: POP vs. IMAP?

POP and IMAP are two diverse protocols (methods) used to gain access to email.

Here are the big differences between POP and IMAP.

POP – Post Office Protocol

POP downloads email from a hosting server to a single computer, then erases it from the server. Because your messages get downloaded to a single device or computer and after that deleted from the server, it can appear that email is disappearing or missing from your Inbox if you attempt to check your mail from a different computer.

  • You can use just one computer to check your email (no other devices).
  • Your mails are kept on the computer that you use.
  • Sent mail is saved locally on your PC, not on the mail server.

IMAP is Internet Messaging Access Protocol.

Of the two, IMAP is the more desirable option – and the suggested option – when you have to check your emails from multiple devices, like a work notebook, a personal computer, or a tablet, mobile phone, or other mobile device. Take advantage of your synced (updated) account from any device with IMAP.

  • You can use several computers and devices to check your email.
  • Your mails are saved on the server.
  • Sent mail remains on the server so you can view it from any type of device.

The simple summary questions:

Do you use more than one device for email (e.g. desktop & smartphone)? IMAP is your best choice– but watch out for disk over– usage on your hosting account.

Do you download email to just one device e.g. your computer? POP is an option.
IF  in doubt use IMAP.

Changing protocols:
When switching between protocols you will have to keep the following measures in mind:.

1) Make a local backup of the emails presently on the device – making sure that if the current protocol is IMAP that the emails being backed up include the full email body content along with the attachment.
2) Remove the existing account.
3) Recreate the new account selecting the new protocol.
4) Import or “drag and drop” the locally backed up emails and folders into the new created account.
5) If the recently selected protocol is the IMAP protocol, you will have to allow some time for the newly imported emails to re– synchronised (upload) to the server.

Email Backups.
SillyMoose Designs have automated daily email backups on the server going back fourteen (14) days. All emails on the server during the time a backup will be available for recovery for fourteen (14) days.

SillyMoose Hosting can help you get the backup replaced and restored (most popular request) or copied into a different folder on the server.

What is website hosting?

What Is Web Hosting & Which Web Hosting Suits You the Best?

In terms of security of your intellectual property, you also need to ask how secure the service provider is and how long they are in business for. Always go with the names that are in business since a long time and hold a good reputation. You should be questioning about the bandwidth that a particular service provider includes in your subscription.

If you are looking for cheap yet reliable web hosting, please visit: http://sillymoosedesigns.co.za/hosting-websites-email/

With the increasing trend of online shopping and e-businesses, it is not a surprise that the increase in the popularity of web hosting services is more than ever before. Even more interestingly, the rate at which small businesses are signing up for various kinds of web hosting services is breaking its own record every year.

You should be in good business if you keep these key factors in your mind before buying a hosting service.

There are quite a few services available in the market today to choose from. Your business ideas and goals are most likely be different from other businesses and hence not any web hosting service can cater your needs and your demands. You need to ask yourself a few questions before purchasing the subscription of any web hosting platform.

With the increasing trend of online shopping and e-businesses, it is not a surprise that the increase in the popularity of web hosting services is more than ever before. Even more interestingly, the rate at which small businesses are signing up for various kinds of web hosting services is breaking its own record every year. Your business ideas and goals are most likely be different from other businesses and hence not any web hosting service can cater your needs and your demands. You need to ask yourself a few questions before purchasing the subscription of any web hosting platform.

With millions of households in even a small city, you can’t even think of successfully marketing your business unless you use online means. It doesn’t matter how great is the idea, product, or service that you are trying to sell, you can’t succeed without leveraging the power of internet and social media. You need to have an online presence where you can market your products and service and give them an exposure they deserve.