Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 Come with Moving Connections to... Flaming Gorge & the Green River...

...and let's try this time the Red Canyon Lodge. We'll let you know...

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This Summer: what to see, what to do!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Should I Hire Three Movers Instead of Two?
There are several things to consider.
If you have a two bedroom apartment on a ground floor with no steps and it’s only thirty feet from your front door to the truck, then you’re probably best with only two movers.
If, on the other hand, you have a large family in a four bedroom home with a lot of goods and a stuffed attic and basement, and you want us to do all the packing of boxes, and we have to park our truck fifty yards from your front door, then you’re better off with three men.
There are also some other situations in which three men will be necessary. If you have a concert grand piano, then you’ll need three men. If you have a hot tub that you want moved, it will probably require at least three men. And there could be other items that would require three men for a safe move.
The reason for this is that Moving Connections has a minimum charge of four hours. In the first case, with a small apartment and a short drive, three men would be “overkill” and you’d be paying a four hour charge for work that might be done in as little as two or three hours. 
In the second case, with such a large home and family, your move might take a lot longer than four hours, and a third man could speed things up greatly.
And in the third case, with heavy and very large objects, the consideration of the safety of the workers and the welfare of your goods takes precedence.
As far as efficiency goes, there are also situations where three men can get things done twice as fast (or even three times as fast) as two men, so you’re ahead of the game in those cases.
If you’re concerned about a third man having a lot of “stand around” time, you will find that concern is unfounded. The third man will often be taping and marking boxes or disassembling a bed frame or playground equipment, etc., while the other movers are busily taking the boxes onto the truck and loading it. So there’s no “down time” with a third man. The workers will all be busy on moving day.
Consult with your movers in advance and they will be able to provide you with the most efficient sized crew to get the most bang for your buck.

We here at Moving Connections think of ourselves as Salt Lake City’s Best movers. We have been serving the Wasatch Front for over 30 years and have become part of the community. We are located in the heart of Salt Lake City on the corner of 400 East and Broadway (300 South), in the Shipping Connections Plaza, a mini strip mall just behind the Greek Souvlaki restaurant.

And remember Moving Connections is the home of the $95/hr two men and a truck package deal!

Friday, March 16, 2018

We live locally, work locally, buy locally and support our local businesses and hope you do too!


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Specialized Services

Occasionally, someone might have a need for a specialized service, such as crating of a museum piece, or the shipping of a car, or they might need an expedited shipment of household items via an express air service. 
Moving Connections is prepared to deal with all of these situations. We have fragile packed and shipped one-of-a-kind and high value museum and art pieces, we have crated and fragile packed everything from medical diagnostic equipment to FLIR cameras to motorcycles. We have sent many pallets of household goods via 2- and 3-day air. And our car shipping company, Carnections Auto Transport, moves cars all over the nation.
For crating and fragile packing, as well as for palletized 2- and 3-day air shipments, just give us a call at 801-532-6683.
If you need a car transported, visit our website at We are a federally licensed and insured car shipping broker, so you know you are getting top tier professional service with us.
For all your other moving needs, visit our website at or call us at 801-532-6683.

Saving Money by Using Portable Moving Containers (plus Information about Car Shipping, Crating and Fragile Items, and Express Air Palletized Shipping)
If you’re looking for discount moving methods or low-cost alternative moving solutions, you’ve come to the right place.

If you want to save money in a way that will still get your goods to their destination on time, then consider using portable moving containers. All the driving is done by a professional driver, so you don’t have to worry about the hassles of driving a large truck with a heavy load. A variety of companies provide these services, so see which one best suits your needs.

At least two companies specialize in portable containers as their main service, PODS being one, and Pack-Rat being another. They offer three sizes (lengths) of containers, 7- or 8-foot, 12-foot, and 16-foot. Both companies also offer storage, too.

The smallest containers (7- or 8-foot) are usually good for moving studio apartments or small one-bedroom apartments. The medium sized containers (12-foot) are typically used for two- and three-bedroom dwellings. The largest containers (16-foot) are often used for moving three- to four-bedroom homes. However, each home is different, and one might have an attic, garage, basement, and storage shed stuffed with goods, while another has none of these and is sparsely furnished throughout. So select carefully.

These containers are not only used for moving, but they can also be used for storage on site (on your property) or at their storage facilities. Storage can be done in conjunction with a move, or it can be used for other purposes. On site is often used for remodeling projects, where furniture and other items that would be in the way are moved temporarily into a portable storage container while carpenters and other workers remodel the kitchen, etc.

In any case, the company delivers the storage container to your home for you to load. These containers are weatherproof and very sturdy. When you’re finished loading the container, the company will pick it up and drive it to your new destination. Or, if you’re just using it to hold goods while you remodel your kitchen, they will simply pick it up and take it back to their store when your remodeling project is finished.

In any case, all the driving is done by a professional driver. And the cost for a long distance move can be less than one third that of hiring a moving company for a full-service move. So it’s a good way to save money.

Other companies that provide portable moving containers are U-Haul (U-Boxes), ABF (ReloCubes), and United Mayflower (United Mayflower Containers).

U-Boxes have a 257 cubic foot internal capacity and U-Haul offers climate controlled storage, while ReloCubes have about 305 cubic feet of interior space. U-Boxes are 8’ x 5’ x 7 1/2’ while ReloCubes are just a bit larger. So these are limited in their capacities, but you can always order more than one. All offer storage.

While the U-Haul Boxes are not weatherproof themselves, weatherproof covers are delivered with them. ReloCubes are weatherproof.

United Mayflower only offers one size container, and that is the 16-foot container. So it will hold a lot more than a single U-Box or ReloCube. It is weatherproof.

There are also other companies that provide container moving services, such as Smartbox, so it’s good to check around and see what’s available before ordering.

In any case, you’ll save money using these services, and you’ll have the advantage of not having to drive a truck cross country or even within your state.