3 Important Tips to Make Your Move Easier

3 Important Tips to Make Your Move EasierMark Olsen, President at Parsifal Corporation, strongly recommends that you let the professionals pack your Home Goods. However, if you decided to pack your own Home Goods then continue reading. Olsen suggests 3 top tips to consider in the following:

Make a List:  Write everything down! You’ll thank yourself later. Before you pack even one box, create a simple record keeping system. Create a computer-printed list of numbers with a space to write the contents. Or have a spiral-bound notebook for the job. You will place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents on your record list. Don’t put the list down unless it’s in a place you will call Packing Central. This is where you’ll find your labels, marking pens, box tape, and other supplies. When describing the box contents, be specific — “A-D files” is better than “files”, and “Tulip dishes” rather than “misc. kitchen”.

3 Important Tips to Make Your Move EasierHave Plenty Of Supplies: Mark Olsen explains further that,Don’t make me say this twice”– you’ll need LOTS of boxes–probably more boxes than you think, and having enough boxes will make your life easier! (If you buy your boxes from a moving company, you can always return unused boxes for a refund. If you got them free from the grocery, just toss any leftovers.) Have about 10 boxes set aside to use for last minute items on moving day, such as bedding, clothing, and cleaning supplies. You’ll need strong plastic packing tape to close up the boxes securely. Use unprinted newsprint (newspaper can stain your items) or packing paper or bubble wrap to wrap and cushion household goods. Again, you will need more supplies than you think, so get extra materials to allow the packing to go smoothly. Return any unused supplies after the truck is packed.

Utilize Wardrobe Boxes These tall boxes are perfect for bulky, lightweight items such as comforters, pillows, and blankets, as well as clothes that need to remain hanging. Mark Olsen continues to suggest that you call your mover to ask the width of the wardrobe boxes they will be bringing. Then measure the length of clothing poles in your closets (including coat closets) to see how many wardrobe boxes you will need. You can also use them for closet storage boxes, shoe boxes, and other bulky items such fabric bolts or gift wrap tubes.


Parsifal Corporation Exhibits Technology at the Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston

hrhoustonParsifal Corporation exhibited its services and technology at the Gulf Coast Symposium (GCS2016) in Houston this past May at the NRG Center, Booth 530. The exhibition hours were from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, 5/12 and 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, 5/13.

Mark Olsen, President and CEO of Parsifal Corporation explained that the presentation will include its full array of auditing services and procurement software technologies for the relocation industry. MyReloWorks® will be in the forefront as the most current and unique technology available, including the new updated features of ReloVideo™Tour and PriceGuard™. This online solution directly provides bids to transferees automatically from pre-qualified and reputable corporate movers registered in the system.

Company-approved relocation funds, such as Self-Directed Allowances, are credited to their account, from which they can book and manage their best options for relocation services. When the move is complete, each bill is reviewed by an audit team via PAS™, or the Parsifal Audit System to ensure pricing accuracy for the services rendered.

Complications in Moving

Relocation continues to be a complicated endeavor. The undertaking includes the sale of existing property, the search for a new home, and the appraisal and inventory of possessions. Moving companies play a crucial role in the success of a relocation effort; their reliability, customer care, attention to detail, and explanation of service determines whether the experience is positive for the client.

Today’s moves tend to be incredibly complicated, especially if the move transfers a person across the country or around the world. Most people accumulate a lot of possessions; furniture, kitchenware, electronics, and other items requiring different methods of packing and storing. Moreover, professional moving companies pack items not only to protect them, but also to make the unpacking process more logical.

Before the great westward migrations in the United States in the 1800s, most families stayed in one community or even one house for generations. They cherished their belongings but often had just a few. When they outgrew a house, they added rooms to accommodate their needs. However, as the country moved west, pioneers stowed their most valuable or necessary belongings and supplies in covered wagons and headed to lands that promised fertile acreage.

In the latter half of the 19th century, railroads took over the majority of freight express for commercial enterprises. However, many people continued to travel by wagon with their household goods because of the cost of shipping. The advent of the motorized trucks and paved roads in the first decades of the 20th century inspired cross-country moving by truck. This method of moving household goods eliminated the need for crating furniture. In addition, many people felt more comfortable knowing that their belongings would be loaded on a truck at one location and rehandled only at their final destination rather than being shuffled to and from various rail cars at multiple points.

Today, with the help of Parsifal technology, the moving industry attempts to operate at maximum efficiency with complex coordination to ensure that vehicles carry loads on return trips and other measures are taken for maximum efficiency. There are also industry standards and regulations in place to protect clients.

About Parsifal Corporation:

A leader in premium international and domestic relocation technology and auditing, Parsifal Corporation provides such services as tracking, relocation auditing, consulting, and back-office solutions.

Unpacking After a Big Move

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With a range of commercial and governmental clients, Parsifal Corporation specializes in relocation technologies and services, including auditing relocation, consulting, and managing third-party carrier operations. Parsifal Corporation has 30 years of experience in the relocation industry and has streamlined relocation efforts for many companies and agencies during that time. The company offers a few tips below for unpacking after relocation.

Unpacking after a big move can be a daunting process, including days of work organizing, breaking down boxes, and finding places for your possessions throughout your new home. A smooth unpacking effort begins early in the packing and relocation effort. If possible, obtain a plan of your new home before you move and consider where to place your furniture and which items should end up in which rooms. While you pack, be sure to label each box with the room in the new house where it should be put. Try to keep the contents of each box confined to one room to streamline unpacking.

Consider which items you need first in your new home. Immediately necessary items often include bed linens, towels, dishes, and silverware because when you arrive, you may wish to eat a meal and head to bed. Designate a few boxes to hold these items and mark them clearly.

Have the movers place each box in the room you have assigned it by labeling it, and remember when you arrive that you do not need to unpack everything right away. Begin with the essentials; many people choose to start with the kitchen and bathrooms, saving living room or bedroom items for later. Unpack a few boxes at a time, collapsing the boxes and recycling or storing them to minimize mess.