Checklist of Info to Discuss With Your Professional Moving Company


Emerging real estate trends have shown an increase in people moving into downtown areas. Downtown living has so many advantages, including proximity to work and entertainment and no lawn care. Are you one of those people giving up suburbia for downtown living? Or maybe you are moving from one building to another. In any case, moving in a densely populated area should be given certain considerations.

Here is a checklist of logistical information go over with your professional moving company before moving day to help your move go off without a hitch:

  • Know your moving areas and the best route between them. Time is very important in a move, so know which route is quickest. Take note of construction and road closures. You don’t want to waste moving time stuck in traffic.
  • Where will the moving truck will be able to park for loading and unloading? Is there a special loading zone?  Double-parking could mean the truck may have to round the corner often, which costs time and could mean extra charges.
  • Between what hours does your building allow moving. Big buildings often only allow moving between certain hours.
  • Find out what certificates the building needs from your professional moving company to allow them to enter. Is your professional moving company required to show proof of insurance upon entry?
  • What requirements does the building have in terms of elevator use and floor and wall protection?
  • Check the availability of a suitable elevator. Is it big enough to hold large furniture. If not, disassembling your furniture before hand would save you time and money.

Knowing the restrictions and requirements for your building along with other information listed above beforehand will help you avoid logistical headaches on moving day. If you choose our services, we’d be happy to discuss potential concerns and help find solutions. All of this will set the stage for a smooth move into your new home. Contact us here for an on-site quote today or call 713-839-7677.


Moving to Houston is a Great Choice for the Kids, Too

If you’re thinking about moving the kids and your loved ones to Houston, you’re making a great choice. We’ve already covered the many benefits of general living in the city, from the cost of living to the job market. But when it comes to your family, you want to make sure it’s right for them, too. Therefore, education is a huge factor.

Houston is a top education destination, which means it’s ideal for the family.

  • The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest school district in the area with 288 schools and 13,000 teachers.
  • More than 375,500 students were enrolled in higher education last year.
  • More than 67,800 degrees and certificates were awarded in the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Technical schools in the area have taught critical skills, which have contributed to the emerging workforce.
  • The City of Houston Public Library is a great resource with a Central Library complex in downtown Houston and 35 neighborhood branches.

If you’re curious about the other benefits of moving to Houston, just check out the video below, highlighting the reasons why Houston is considered “the city with no limits”. When it’s time to move, remember C&M Moving for your professional moving needs. We’d love to help you make your transition smooth so you can start enjoying Houston! Contact us here or at 713-839-7677.

Things to Remember During Estate Relocation

4553020964_443774e87dMoving can be chaotic, especially when you’re in charge of every aspect. So when it comes to the actual estate relocation, do yourself a favor and take a few tips from us. When you have as much experience as we do, there are some things you learn along the way.

Estate relocation can be easier when you are organized and plan ahead.


  • Packing materials can be supplied and purchased by your estate relocation company.
  • Have a plan to keep small children or pets away from harm during moving day.
  • If packing things yourself, make sure you have a schedule for how much you need to get done per day.
  • Use a smart, simple system to label your boxes, such as keyword descriptors and color codes.
  • Keep all your packed boxes around 50 pounds, if possible, for safety precautions.
  • Properly pack fragile items or electronics securely to prevent damage.
  • Don’t forget to prepare any important address changes before your estate relocation.
  • Check your insurance plan to see if it’s better for you to pack your own items or if a professional estate relocation company would be better.

At C&M, we aim to make your estate relocation as simple for you as possible. We use our experience and expertise to make sure you can worry about the big picture, while we organize, pack, and move during the entire process. Contact us or call 713-839-7677 today to see how we can help you.

Proper Maintenance After Chandelier Installation


If you’re considering installing a beautiful chandelier into your home, it is great to know that maintenance is possible after a little education. This is true for those in real estate as well, since chandeliers can transform any space.

Here are a few tips how to keep proper maintenance after a chandelier installation:

Use a Spray

If you can reach it, spray it with a safe cleaning solution and wipe it down. Different materials call for different types of spray so be sure that yours will not corrode or harm the metal of the chandelier.

Take it Down if Needed

When an aggressive cleaning is needed, it may be required to take the entire chandelier down. This will allow for a good hand washing and drying.

Frequency of Cleaning

Depending on the material and your preference, it is best to clean your chandelier every 2-6 months. Of course, regular dusting is encouraged and is best with a feather duster.

Choose Your Chandelier Accordingly

If you’re planning to install a chandelier, it’s best to consider how likely you will take care of it. Those who may not have time to maintain it can choose the right materials to match their needs.

For more info about chandelier installations, please head to our design & installation services page or contact us here

Benefits of Moving to Houston

11980285435_bb06f28003 If you’re considering a move to our city, we highly recommend it. Houston is one of the biggest cities in the country and offers a lot of every person. There are many reasons why moving to Houston will be a great decision.

Great Job Market

Jobs in Houston are constantly being created in this city, due to the major presence of industries. Oil, gas, renewable energy, manufacturing, technology, and business are all thriving and growing. Finding a job before or after moving to Houston will not be a problem.

Low Cost of Living

Housing in the city is very fair so many of those who move here will be able to find something affordable, while still maintaining your standards. Finding your new home will be more accessible than ever.

Low Taxes

If you’re new to Texas, you’ll be surprised by the absence of personal state income tax. The yearly tax bills for households are among the lowest in America as well, which makes moving to Houston even more attractive.

Fun Lifestyle

Along with all the practical benefits, Houston also offers lots of entertainment, dining, culture, and more. You’ll be able to head to a pro sports game, grab delicious Tex-Mex, visit a museum, or spend time at the parks. So if you’re ready to find a new home in this city, we’re ready to help. Our services and professional expertise can make moving to Houston effortless. Contact us here or call us at 713-839-7677.

Your Moving Day Checklist

3608960623_5849137fbaThe big day when you finally pack up the last few items and lock up your old home can be overwhelming. It’s the end of one life chapter and the beginning of a new, exciting one. With all the logistics also comes the emotions and that combination may sometimes make it difficult to remember things you must do on moving day. Here is a checklist to help:

  • Check all of the storage spaces to ensure nothing has been left behind
  • Walk through the yard for a final check
  • Transfer garage remotes to realtor or new owners
  • Remove any hidden keys outside
  • Ensure you have keys to your new home
  • Make sure the new owners have your new address and contact information
  • Give your family and yourself some time to say goodbye to the old home
  • Cut off all utilities in your old home
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Get excited for your new home!

The best way to make moving day as smooth as possible is to plan well. Finding help from a local moving company can also provide you the professional help needed to allow you to take care of the important processes of moving. Speak to us today to find out how to make that happen. Call us at 713-839-7677 or write to us on our contact page.