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Why You Should Hire Professional Moving Companies Rather Than Moving Yourself

Moving is a hassle, whether it’s across state lines or just down the block, and hiring residential moving services rather than attempting a ‘do-it-yourself’ approach is well-worth the effort. Relying on professionals alleviates much of the pressure that people put on themselves as they plan their transition to a neighborhood. Continue reading “Why You Should Hire Professional Moving Companies Rather Than Moving Yourself”

How Much Should You Tip Movers

One of the most common questions moving companies get, surprisingly, is whether it is appropriate to tip the workers, and How much to tip them if so. Moving is tough work, which is why most homeowners choose to hire experienced help. A single move can take up to 12 hours to accomplish, and there’s a lot of lifting and carrying going on, and possibly packing and unpacking as well. In short, there are good reasons to tip the workers, but exercise a little forethought before doing so. Continue reading “How Much Should You Tip Movers”

Three Steps For Moving Computers Or Gaming Systems

There are three important steps for moving computers or gaming systems that every gamer should keep in mind. Moving is an adventure and may even provide a fresh start, but failing to take precautions with sensitive gaming equipment can quickly turn this exciting time into a virtual nightmare. Continue reading “Three Steps For Moving Computers Or Gaming Systems”

Comparing The 3 Different Types Of Movers Quotes

Figuring out a moving estimate can be tricky, and yet it’s something a homeowner will need to be capable of before committing to a moving company. Moving estimates are an essential part of the process, and include all of the relevant financial information regarding a client’s move. Continue reading “Comparing The 3 Different Types Of Movers Quotes”

JT Melia Moving Fleet on the Road Helping Houston

As most of you know, we have been a moving company since 1969 here in Houston. And we have always helped in our community, to the point that people call us the movers that care.

Recent days have seen our city go through challenges many of us could never imagine.

Through the years we have moved thousands of families into their homes, many of which I am watching take on water on TV, and seeing the good families that we have come to know being displaced. We know our neighbors and their neighborhoods.

It has always been my hope that our clients know we care about them, and that the city of Houston knows we care about them. Since the start of Hurricane Harvey, we have been wondering how to put our fleet of movers to work for Houston.

In the early days, we have worked to get boxes in hands of those who were needing to pick their possessions out of the silt and mud in their houses. For some, the water got counter-high, so packing supplies were needed, and we have been helping those most vulnerable move their possessions into the safety of our warehouse.

Yesterday, though, we were able to make a real difference. The Northeast Baptist Church and our moving company partnered up to help take much-needed supplies to the 5th ward of Houston. For those of you that know the city, you know that these are some of the people with the greatest needs. I was so proud of my son Brandon and my crews as they helped unload trucks of supplies for Houstonians most in need.

At the same time, we donated a crew to go help a school teacher who, as a single mom, was having a hard time getting her son to safety. Although the second floor of an apartment complex was dry, her son had to be moved because of health conditions. We heard her story and were able to help move her son to safety, as well as help get her apartment packed up and moved to storage.

That is what being a Houstonian is all about. It is what owning a business in Houston is all about. We have marshalled our forces to help each family that needs help in our area.

I hope we never see anything like this again in our city. But what I do know is that this has made us all appreciate Houston and its commitment to our neighbors. As I think back over the last 50 years, this has been one of the best moments for our city, born out of the worst of circumstances. I am just glad that we could make something a little better for someone.

The Definitive Guide of Who Moves What

When it comes to moving things, there are a variety of factors on how you actually do that or who you call to do that. As a professional moving company, we have heard questions about everything from safes and pianos to car parts and the entire house. And then, of course, there are the hazardous materials and what to do with them. Continue reading “The Definitive Guide of Who Moves What”

Survival Guide to Avoiding Mover Mishaps

As anyone who ever has moved knows, moving day is stressful and wrought with unforeseen issues that arise. By the time you reach the end of the day all you’ll want to do is sit down on your hopefully unbroken sofa and put your feet up on your unscratched coffee table. Continue reading “Survival Guide to Avoiding Mover Mishaps”

Local Movers In Houston Should Be Licensed Professionals

Only seasoned professional local movers in Houston have what it takes to do the job properly in such a large city. But it is not just large, it is also quite diverse in regards to the landscape and traffic. A lot of people who attempt to move themselves find this out the hard way and don’t account for the many different elements that an experienced crew would. Continue reading “Local Movers In Houston Should Be Licensed Professionals”

Always Use Piano Moving Services When A Move Is Necessary

Many people may feel that they can handle transporting their own belongings in a relocation, but it may pay dividends to look into piano moving services first. Since these instruments are of great value, both monetary and sentimental, it becomes imperative in seeking only professionals to complete this type of relocation. Continue reading “Always Use Piano Moving Services When A Move Is Necessary”