Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Make A DIY Emergency Car Kit For Your Holiday Trip

Be prepared for (almost) any holiday emergency. 
Getting ready for that holiday road trip to visit the family? Peachtree Movers want to help you keep your trip as stress free as we keep your moves! You've got your tunes, your snacks and your gifts ready to go. Before you start that engine make sure your car is equipped with an emergency roadside kit. Flat tires and icy roads happen at the worst possible moments and can leave you stranded on the side of cold empty road with nothing but old candy wrappers. Oh, no! Emergency roadside kits can be purchased online, or you can assemble your own at home. Since car space is limited, here is a list of essential items to include in your kit:
  • Water – one gallon per person
  • Food – non-perishable items
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Set of tire chains
  • Multipurpose tools like a screwdriver or knife
  • Emergency blanket
  • Extra fluids for your car, including 2 quarts of motor oil, a gallon of water and a funnel
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Road flares
  • Map(s) of the area
  • WD-40
  • Bright cloth or emergency road sign to display in your window in case of trouble
  • First aid kit (should include extra supply of needed medications)
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items (toilet paper and wipes)
  • Umbrella or rain gear
Also, consider the needs of your passengers. Include specific items that could come in handy such as:
  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Be sure you have a spare tire and a jack, and that you know how to use it! Don’t forget to charge your cell phone fully before leaving the house and check your vehicle tire pressure, oil and water conditions. Enjoy the holiday travels and call Peachtree Movers in Atlanta for a free quote on your next move at 404-355-8877 or visit us online at www.peachtreemovers.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Moving in Georgia? Here are a few tips to make the tough cleaning easy.

Peachtree movers know cleaning can be one of the biggest chores of a move. After you have packed up the last box it’s time to get to work on making your old place shine for the next tenants. If your renting this is extra important so you get a full return on your security deposit. Once you are done doing the usual mopping, vacuuming and wiping down of all surfaces fine tune your cleaning project with Peachtree Movers helpful moving-out cleaning tips:

Stained Tub?
Instead of using harsh chemicals to clean your stained tub grab your cream of tartar, baking soda, and lemon juice. Combine equal amounts to make a paste. Drop paste onto the stains and gently rub in with your fingers or a cloth. Allow the paste to sit for 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. This should do the trick!

Dirty Chandelier?
Pick up a pair of white cotton gloves. Keep one dry and dampen the other with some glass cleaner. With your damp glove, wipe each prism with the damp glove and dry them with other glove! Cleaning can be  fancy!

Dirty Mirrors, Chrome & Porcelain?
Vodka.  Use a little on a cleaning cloth to add shine to glass, chrome or porcelain.

Dirty Blinds?
Old socks! Put those socks to work. First mix equal parts of warm water and vinegar in a bowl. Slip one old sock over your hand, dip it in the mixture bowl and wipe each individual slat with sock. Rinse after each slat. It is also helpful to have a second old, dry, sock to wipe down the blinds after cleaning them.

Once your old place is ready to go, have Peachtree Movers in Atlanta Georgia do the heavy lifting. Call us for a free moving quote at 404-355-8877 or visit us online at www.peachtreemovers.com