Sometimes you can’t prevent an accident from happening. One way or another some item breaks in the process of moving and you can rarely do anything about it. Sometimes you break your own things and in some worse cases you break another’s belongings which would make you feel two times as guilty. The reasons are as frequent as they are annoying-your own lack of care, hurrying too much, being too tired. The only thing you can try to do in the end is to avoid breaking something else. Of course in some occasions your stuff get broken in the hands of professionals but you will be compensated for it. Even the heaviest and most resilient belongings can break on the road. A crash may occur. You might have arranged the items inside the truck the wrong way and some heavier item might have crushed a lighter one. Such things unfortunately happen. Quite possibly your mood will darken as well. The truth is that not all hope is lost and that you shouldn’t despair. This article will give you tips on what to do if the disaster strikes and on how to prevent such thing from happen.
1. CORRECT LOADING
Usually there is only one thing that can cause your belongings to break on the road and that is if you have placed your furniture, devices and every other item in the transportation vehicle the wrong way. Essential rules you need to follow include for instance placing the heavy stuff below and on top of them placing the lighter ones. Also you have to secure all the heavy items and force them to stand firmly on place through ropes. If anything heavy goes unstable around your other stuff while the vehicle is moving you can be sure that not just one thing will get trashed.
2. MAKE THE WHOLE JOURNEY
Do not stop if an accident occurs while on the road. You can’t fix it while you are on the highway. Just finish the journey and try to be more careful for the rest of the road. You will have plenty of time to attend to the broken items and try to repair them when you arrive in your new home.
3. DANGERS OF THE HEAVY ITEMS
Large, heavy things are difficult to carry through front doors and long stairs so you need to be extra-careful while doing those things because about eighty percent of all damages happen before the actual transportation. Then, after you have loaded all of your belongings in the vehicle you have to drive to your new home in an extra careful manner. A single unbalanced taking of the curve may throw your items out of balance.
4. MINOR INJURIES
Usually, things don’t get broken in pieces and the damages are rarely impossible to repair. A lot of furniture or devices can get heavily scratched and after the move they might look ugly and old. In order to protect the surface of your furniture and devices you have to cover them thoroughly with a sort of a synthetic. It is by far a better matter than bubble wrap and packing paper.
You must never allow two things to happen in the process of your relocation. First, you must always secure everything. You have to make sure that everything will stand still in the vehicle and that nothing will be able to hit something else and deal damage to it. And second, you must never allow small children to carry a box or help you. They will break something and even worse-they might hurt themselves.
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In Regards to Google’s ongoing attempt to provide the best results for their users, they have included local business listings high up on the search engine results page. This can be a great way for moving companies who have little experience in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to compete for business with online experts. By following these few key steps and given a few weeks, any mover or local company with a Google Plus account can rank high up in the search engines for their location.
Location: One of the most important aspects of ranking your company high in the local results is the actual location of the business. Google tends to give more weight to those businesses that are in the center of the targeted city. Never try and cheat Google and put fake addresses for nearby cities. This may work at first but eventually the listing will be terminated.
Complete Business Listing In Google Plus: Sometimes a moving company will be listed without the owner even creating an account. This is because either a customer has listed it on their behalf, or Google has recognized the location on other websites and has listed it themselves. If this is the case, then the first thing to do is click on that listing and verify ownership of the listing. This usually requires a Google account and a postcard with a PIN number to prove the business is located there. If the business is not listed then an account and listing can easily be created then verified.
When updating the listing, be sure to add as much detail about the moving company as possible. A more complete listing with the right information is essential to having it rank well. Somewhere in the Google Plus account will tell you how complete the listing is and it is very important to get this up to 100 %. Be sure to add a few pictures as well.
Citations: A citation is a reference to your business on another website. The more the citations, the more Google trusts that the business is actually located there. Sites such as CitySearch, InsiderPages, and Kudzu are great for listing moving companies. The absolute best websites are actual moving company related sites. The website Movers-Moving.NET. provides this type of service. Not only is this a good, relevant place for listings, it is also in the eyes of people who are actually moving in that area.
NAP Consistency: NAP(name, place, address) consistency is also important for the best rankings. When adding the listing to other websites be sure to have the exact information throughout all of them. Having the same address on your own website is the most important place to have this consistency.
You also want to have a listing on sites such as:
- Yahoo Local
It is important to be listed on all of these sites plus more. There are many more types of these websites but I have just listed a few. Many of these website may ask to upgrade the listing, but this is NOT necessary.
Reviews: Reviews are not as important as they used to be. When local review websites first rolled out, they put the companies with the most reviews up at the top. In turn, this opened up the doors for businesses to create fake reviews to get to the top. Although reviews are not that important, just a few to each site is the best.
Backlinks: Another step to a good listing is getting a few quality backlinks to the page. Also, a few links to the actual website can be very beneficial.
*Repeat all of these steps for Yahoo and Bing*
Since many moving companies and other businesses do not have the time to learn all about SEO and organic rankings, Google has provided a great tool for businesses to rank high on the SERP’s. By following these simple steps, a simple moving company website should start to move up to the top in relevant Google searches.