Moving & National Simplify Your Life Week

The first week of August is recognized as National Simplify Your Life Week and if there is one thing we here at Liedkie Moving & Storage know about, it is how to simplify your Albany Move!

Albany Movers know that moving is no small task. When you look at the mountain of things to do, one can feel overwhelmed very quickly. This creates a stress level that impedes the simplicity of your move. Moving does not have to be so difficult.  Liedkie Moving & Storage would like to offer some tips to simplify life for our Albany Movers. Check out these moving tips that will simplify your life.

  • Start by hiring a trusted reputable local Albany moving company-These days it is easy to find the right Albany mover with the internet at your fingertips.  You will want to hire an insured mover such as Liedkie Moving & Storage who is a Better Business Bureau accredited business and has the American Moving and Storage ProMover certification. You also want a Albany Mover who will provide you with an on-site moving estimate in writing. We can do that too. Simple!
  • Follow a plan-Create a time line that includes everything you need to do all the way up to delivery day. When you can clearly see your move plan, it simplifies everything! Let our Move Planner simplify your move process. Read HereSimple!
  • Create an inventory of all the items you will be moving-It helps you keep track of what you are moving to ensure that everything you intended arrives safely.
  • Have all the right packing materials at your fingertips.  That way you’ll have everything you need to protect your belongings. Or! Simplify even further and hire Liedkie Moving & Storage to help with all of your packing. Simple!
  • Create a moving file-This will serve as the one place you place all your move paperwork. Everything from your estimates to your receipts, your move plan, and your inventory can be placed neatly into one file folder. You will know exactly where everything is. Simple!

At Liedkie Moving & Storage, we are all about Simple. Let National Simplify Your Life Week be a reminder to our Albany Movers that moving can be simple. We are here at Liedkie Moving & Storage to help pave the way to your new home. Simple!


AAA Member and Corporate Employee Move Discounts

Liedkie Moving & Storage is committed to providing affordable move rates for our Albany movers. The last two weeks we shared information on special discounts for seniors and veterans for long distance moves.  Here are two other possibilities for long distance move discounts. 

AAA Member Moving Discounts and Services   

Liedkie Moving & Storage are the Albany movers that provide special rates and value-added moving services for members of the American Automobile Association (AAA). If you are a member of the AAA, ask us about our special discounts.

Corporate Employee Discounts

Liedkie Moving & Storage is an Arpin agent. Arpin is a nationally recognized moving service provider serving the corporate relocation needs of relocating employees from many of the nation’s largest employers and regionally-based companies. If you are an employee of an organization that has a relocation program with Arpin, you may be eligible for special savings on your Albany move. Ask about our employee discounts and save!

You cannot afford not to contact Liedkie Moving & Storage as your Albany movers.  With special long distance move discounts for seniors, Veterans, AAA Members and participating Corporate Employees, you can’t beat the savings. Liedkie Moving & Storage is committed to delivering your affordable move!


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Move Discounts for Veterans

At Liedkie Moving & Storage, we are always looking for ways to help our movers in Albany to keep their total move costs down. We know that moving your lifelong belongings long distance can really add up. Last week we shared about our Move Discounts for Seniors 50 + moving long distance. We also provide Veteran discounts on long distance moves for our movers in Albany.


Veterans’ Program

Liedkie Moving & Storage participates in the Arpin Van Lines’ Veterans’ Program. The Veterans’ Program is designed specifically for those who proudly served our country. This program provides for complimentary products and services, as well as special discounts on long distance moving for movers in Albany including:

  • A reduction of 20% off of any full valuation declaration.
  • A mini packing kit of up to 15 various size packing boxes (not to include mattress boxes), plus a roll of tape.
  • Guaranteed pickup and delivery dates—subject to a 4,000 pound minimum shipment weight.
  • If storage-in-transit needed, 1 free day for every 2 days paid (excluding the first-day charges)

In order to qualify for the Veterans’ Program, one member of the customer’s household must have served in a branch of the U.S. Military or the U.S. National Guard. A retired Military ID, Form DD214, or a membership card in a military veterans’ organization must be furnished as verification and provided to the agent prior to the signing of an Order for Service.

Taking advantage of our Veteran’s Program if it applies to you, can save you a substantial amount on your long distance moving costs. We are proud of and look forward to serving our US Veterans. If you have any questions or are ready to take advantage of our Veteran’s Program, simple contact us.

Check back next week as Liedkie Moving & Storage continues with ways movers in Albany can save on moving costs.

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Move Service Discounts For Seniors

Moving can be expensive. You want to make sure that you are keeping your costs down as you go through the process.  One of the ways we at Liedkie Moving & Storage  suggest our Albany moving customers can  lower their move costs is by lightening the move load and donating and recycling as much as possible before move day. We featured many ideas and resources for donating and recycling in our April blogs in support of National Recycling Month.

There are other ways to save. Did you know that there are often move service discounts offered to special groups? As your affordable Albany moving company, Liedkie Moving & Storage offers money saving discounts to Seniors who are moving long distance. These savings can really add up and get you where you need to be with your move budget.

Seniors 50+ Program

As a proud Arpin agent, Liedkie Moving & Storage is pleased to offer the Arpin 50+ Program for our Albany movers over the age of 50 who are planning a long distance move. Services include:

  • Complimentary Mini Packing Container Kit-Upon request, we will provide you with a “mini” packing container kit at no charge to you. This kit consists of up to 12 various size packing boxes (not to include mattress boxes) plus a roll of tape.
  • Complimentary “First Night” Unpacking Service-We provide you with complimentary “First Night” unpacking at no cost to include: 3 containers of any size (except mattress cartons), 1 dresser mirror carton, and complete unpacking and set up of 2 beds of any size (excludes waterbeds and canopies).
  • Discounted Valuation Protection-Protecting your possessions is a critical part of your move and the chief responsibility of a respectable Albany moving company. Our 50+ Program also provides a thirty percent (30%) discount off of our Full Replacement Value Protection Coverage (with zero deductible). This represents a considerable savings to our 50+ Program participants.

*Proof of age of one household member moving is required. 

If you have any other questions about our 50+ Program or are ready to take advantage of it, simple contact us. We would love to hear from you.

We have other special discounts we look forward to telling our readers about. Check back next week for more ways to save.  Liedkie Moving & Storage is the affordable Albany moving company dedicated to providing you with expert move services to fit your budget.


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Cool Moving Facts for a Hot July

Here we are in the middle of the warmest month of the year. It’s a hot July. Movers in the Albany Capital Region are looking for ways to keep cool and calm as they prepare and carry out their Albany Capital Region move. We here at Liedkie Moving & Storage do not have control of the weather, but we would like to offer a time out from the heat of the day to offer some COOL moving facts with our movers in  the Albany Capital Region.

Fact #1-The moving industry took hold in the 1800s surrounding the expansion of the railroad system. The first specialized horse drawn moving wagons were introduced at the turn of the century.

Fact #2-Hiring a local moving company to handle your move can cost less than renting a truck and moving yourself.  At Liedkie Moving & Storage, we cover labor, packing, insurance and transportation including gas and tolls. It really adds up when you cover the entire moving process yourself.

Fact #3-According to the US Census Bureau, the average American will move 11.7 times over a life-time. We are proud to report that many of our customers choose us again and again for their moving and storage needs.

Fact #4-43 million Americans move each year. That is the same number of people that enjoyed camping in 2011. That is a lot of movers and campers! Are you camping this summer to stay cool?

Fact #5 According to the Employee Relocation Council, moving is the third most stressful life event following death of a loved one and divorce. At Liedkie Moving & Storage, we feel that it doesn’t have to be. We pride ourselves on delivering a stress-free move.

Fact #6-Ok, this one is not a moving fact but we just had to include it! In 1984 President Reagan announced July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. Movers in the Albany Capital Region, why not take a cool break from all things moving and enjoy an ice cream?

At Liedkie Moving & Storage we are dedicated to providing all the support and resources our movers in the Albany Capital Region need to ensure you keep your cool during your move. Enjoy that ice cream!



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Michael DeMasi Reporter – The Business Review

The growing high-tech sector is helping narrow the gap between the number of people moving in and moving out of the Capital Region.

There are still more moving vans and trucks heading to other states than there are pulling in—Florida is the top destination—but a shift is under way.

Moving companies point to the high-tech sector, where jobs are being added, as the reason.

“It’s Albany NanoTech, GlobalFoundries, RPI, General Electric    ,” said Tom Tama, vice president at Liedkie Moving & Storage    in Rotterdam. “Those kinds of businesses that have an influx of skilled employees.”

GE alone has relocated 1,165 people into the area over the past three years, said Christine Horne, spokeswoman.

Mabey’s Moving & Storage Inc. in Rensselaer just received a handful of shipments from Austin, Texas, that are for people working in local high-tech jobs.

“Mabey’s is currently handling some of these relocations and is ready to handle many more,” said George Derbyshire, sales manager.

The gradual change in inbound versus outbound is evident in statistics compiled by the American Moving & Storage Association, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group that tracks nine major van lines.

There were 1,370 inbound shipments to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area last year, compared with 1,224 inbound shipments in 2007. One shipment is equivalent to one customer.

The increase was not steady. Inbound shipments fell to 971 in 2009 as activity slowed across the board during the recession, but rebounded last year.

Outbound shipments, meanwhile, have fallen over the past four years, from 1,934 in 2007 to 1,601 last year, according to the Moving & Storage Association.

As a result, the gap between inbound and outbound moves to the Capital Region got smaller.

The same dynamic is playing out in the state as a whole, though the percentage difference between inbound and outbound shipments is greater for New York than in the Capital Region alone.

There are two forces pulling against each other in terms of migration patterns. New technology jobs are attracting a younger, high-skilled workforce to the area.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the graying population means more people will be retiring and looking to move to a warmer climate. State and local government cutbacks will force many to look elsewhere, possibly out of state, for jobs.

Given those trends, Rocco Ferraro of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission said it is hard to predict whether the number of inbound moves will increase enough to exceed the number of outbound moves.

“We still do not know what impact the investments in nanotechnology will have on future in-migration to the Capital Region,” Ferraro said. “When we look at the manufacturing aspect, we’ve been told most jobs could be filled by the internal workforce. However, in terms of the research part, certainly that offers a lot of opportunities.”

The decline in outbound moves over the past few years may be due to retirees deciding not to move south or buy a winter home because their 401(k) accounts suffered during the recession, Ferraro said.

People move for all sorts of reasons, of course, not just to take new jobs or escape harsh winter weather.

Nationally, the U.S. military is the largest single customer of moving companies, with 150,000 interstate moves and another 275,000 international and local moves, according to the AM&SA.

The movement of military personnel may explain why more shipments arrived in the Capital Region from South Carolina last year than any other state (nearly 14 percent of the total; Texas was No. 2). There are eight military bases in South Carolina.

Some military personnel move here to work or train at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.

Liedkie Moving & Storage Featured on National Program,
Extreme Makeover, Home Edition

Liedkie Moving & Storage in Schenectady, New York donated their time and services during a recent home makeover to benefit Debbie Oatman and her family. In 1987, Debbie became a very untraditional single mother when she adopted an HIV positive baby. Together they faced an unsympathetic community, discrimination and even death threats. Yet, when she learned that another HIV positive child and his biological brother needed a home, Debbie didn’t hesitate to bring them into her family. Over the years, through her activism, the community has come to embrace Debbie and her boys. Unfortunately, their home was literally sinking into the ground, causing the walls to shift and crack and creating a death trip to Debbie’s sons’ delicate immune systems. With nowhere else to turn, Debbie contacted Extreme Makeover, Home Edition with a desperate plea to help give her family a safe home and keep her sons from becoming just another statistic.

The episode, “Oatman – Gaitan Family,” aired May 20th, 7:00 p.m. ET during their two hour season finale. Congratulations to Kim Ramsey and Tom Tama and the team at Liedkie for making this family’s dreams a reality!

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