Sunday Morning Musings

I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog this week.  I spent most of the week doing paperwork, because at heart, I really am a pencil-pusher, paper-shuffler.   I am working on two informative articles, one is on Valuation(Insurance-but its not), and the other is on interstate moving pricing.  The valuation article is pretty well done,… Read more »

Non-Binding Estimates for Long Distance Moves – Beware of the 110% Sales Pitch

In an earlier post, we discussed briefly the types of estimates that you can be offered for your interstate move.  We strongly advise that you stay away from non-binding estimates.  Let’s be 100% honest, everyone doing this is a salesperson, and salespeople will use every tool they have in their toolbox to “get the sale!” … Read more »

Moving is Organized Chaos

Moving is not a lot of fun, kind of the understatement of the year! If you are moving locally and selling your current home, and buying a new one, just the Mortgage and Title related issues will have you pulling out your hair.  You fill out a mortgage application, and even if you are pre-approved,… Read more »

So you think you’re a Mover!

In college, and when we were first starting out, we moved ourselves, a U-Haul, some pizza, lots of beer and a few friends.  The smart ones (and I was never one of them) always saved the beer until the job was done.  But it all worked out, we stumbled drunkenly about and made a day… Read more »

Local Moving – Your in Home Estimate

The Moving Industry in Connecticut is regulated by The Department of Transportation, Public Utilities Division. Under the regulations issued by the state, all movers licensed within the state must publish a Tariff or “schedule of charges” for their moves. Vanguard Logistics is licensed by the CT-DOT and is the holder of license # HG-1770. The… Read more »

Who Should I Move With? Understanding Carriers & Local Moving Companies

Interstate moving is a very complicated subject, but we will try to distill it down to a few relatively simple concepts. The vast majority of full service interstate moves are handled by the “major carriers.” The major carriers are a series of corporations or conglomerates that have been in the industry for many years. Each of the carriers… Read more »