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Moving Day the Easy Way

Save your back with equipment rentals

Gone are the days of calling up your favorite uncle hoping he will loan you his pickup truck and tools for your next move or, better yet, enlist his friends to help out “just with the heavy stuff.” Renting moving equipment is a great way alternative to the well-meaning uncle who tends to always have something “come up” on moving day!

Some Sound Advice
Many do-it-yourself movers turn 3 hour moves into a 3 day ordeal. This can be avoided by renting the right moving equipment. If you have never rented moving equipment, you may be confused about what you need to make the job go smoothly.  Making use of trained professionals with expertise and years of experience in the moving industry can prove to be priceless. Here’s why:
•    A trained staff will help you find the right tool for the job.
•    You’ll learn the proper and safe way to operate the equipment.
•    You will ultimately save money by not having to purchase equipment you only intend to use once.
•    The price you pay for suggested rentals is a fraction of what it would cost to hire a professional moving company.
•    You’ll have access to equipment that is maintained and conditioned daily in contrast to borrowed equipment that may have been gathering rust or is in need of repair.

Indeed there are many options when it comes to available equipment to rent. If that busy moving day is approaching soon, why not start the information gathering process now?  Statistics show that on average a person will pick up and move several times before settling on a permanent home. Thereafter the permanent home is also changed several times. Forming a consultative relationship with a reputable equipment rental company will help guide you through these transition periods and help make all of your moving days easy days.

It’s September! How to rent the right equipment for fall clean-up

When the leaves start falling in late August, it’s a reminder that fall means yard clean-up!grs-leaf-blower-for-fall-blog-300x256
It’s certainly easy for anyone’s backyard to become a mess during the fall months, eventually leading to a long list of things you would like to do before the winter comes. Most people do not own the equipment for a proper fall yard cleanup. This includes equipment such as chippers, aerators, leaf blowers, log splitters, and a bush hog in Greensboro- very convenient! These machines can help cleanup your yard without the all the hassle and are available to rent from your local equipment rental store, like us!

Before you begin, list what needs to be done and prioritize it. Some things on this list may be good first steps, such as mowing, and removing rubbish or sticks. Anything that’s going to the dump must also be done first. Make your list in such a way that each accomplished task clears the way for the next project. This will help keep the fall cleanup from being more difficult than necessary.

Note what tools you might need, so you can make one convenient trip to pick up everything that you need. Of course, experts are on hand to help with any questions you may have.

The first piece of equipment you need to rent is a leaf blower or vacuum. This will help clean off stony pathways, landscaping stones, green space, and any outdoor furniture such as backyard tables and chairs To clear out any other unwanted clutter, you may need to rent a wheelbarrow or other containers for separating what needs to disposed of, and what to put away for seasonal storage.

Another important piece of equipment you can rent is a power lawn aerator. Lawn aeration is the key to making your yard look healthy and green. You can also use a spade to cultivate non-grassy patches or bare spots in your yard. Like aeration, this will help prepare your yard for new seeding and fertilization. You may also need to fertilize your grass or flowerbeds in the fall to ensure a more healthy lawn and garden in the spring. Be sure to handle these fertilizers with care since they can include dangerous chemicals. Consider renting a spreader to make the task easy. Regardless, make sure to take care of all bare spots before winter. The spots can ruin the visual appearance of a healthy yard.

A few more pieces of equipment to consider for rental are chainsaws and chippers. Before the snow falls, it is important to assess the branches in your yard. Low hanging or dead branches should be cut down because winter winds and weight from the snow can break these branches and possibly cause serious damage. You can take care of them by renting a chainsaw or a pole saw and a ladder. Once you have finished chopping all dead branches, you can place them through a chipper to effectively dispose of the wood.

Fall cleanup can be easy with the right equipment!