The Budget: Save Money Moving

Budget can a huge consideration for people when they move, especially first-time homeowners or young people going off to college. Moving is a big deal, and anytime you shake up your life you’re bound to run into a few hidden costs. Today we’re going to offer some tips you can follow to help you save money moving.

 

Make Sure You’re Prepared

There’s a lot of little tasks to finish doing before you get to the actual moving part. It’s tempting to put off budgeting and planning and just run with the excitement of moving, but prepare yourself before you make the leap! A new living situation means new costs. Planning will make your whole life easier.

Don’t be tempted to snap up the first apartment you see (unless you’ve already been putting off planning and have no choice). Make sure the location is a good fit, and do your best to make sure the landlords/neighbors/previous owners are good people.

 

Save Up

Most importantly, be certain that you can afford your new space. Generally, you don’t want your rent to exceed 30% of your income. For millennials and other young people, this can sometimes be a challenge. Housing is expensive. Still, it’s a good rule to keep in mind, and it will help you in the long run. Beyond that, you might be scrambling to find a new job or waiting on a paycheck. Be careful here.
There are usually unexpected costs involved in moving. You won’t know what they are until they hit (otherwise they wouldn’t be unexpected), but saving up money before you move is a good way to be ready. In the months leading up to the move, stay as frugal as you can so that you can handle some of the extra costs you might incur: repairs, furniture, parking tickets, moving trucks, etc.

 

Buy Used

Don’t worry about impressing your friends with an Italian leather sofa. If you’re trying to meet a budget, you’ll want to avoid furniture sets. Despite all the chairs, recliners, couches and rockers that we surround ourselves with, humans have pretty basic needs. You’ll need a place to sleep, a place to sit/work, and a place to eat. That’s about it.

Consider picking up furniture off of Craigslist or from friends. You might even discover that you can furnish your apartment or house for free! People are always trying to get rid of old furniture. Don’t forget that old adage: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Reeeeeaaaaaal comfy.
Probably super comfy.

Essentials

If you’re living on your own for the first time, there are a lot of essential costs you’ve probably never thought about. Light bulbs, toilet paper and food don’t just appear out of thin air. You need to stock all this stuff yourself.

It’s very likely that you’ll want to get a lot of this stuff as soon as you move in. Consider checking at a local dollar store for cheap light bulbs and cleaning supplies. Usually you can find these items for a bargain at discount establishments.

And let’s not forget about food.

Fill Your Fridge

One of the easiest ways to save money over the long term is to cook for yourself. Buy cheap, healthy ingredients and avoid going out. You’re guaranteed to spend more if you eat out or get takeout, and the costs can stack up dramatically. Millennials are especially susceptible to this: it eats up a lot of money from college students who don’t have convenient kitchen access, or anyone who is “too busy” to cook. Just remember, there are lots of options that are quick, healthy, AND cheap. Do yourself a favor and keep food on hand so that you won’t be tempted.

Hopefully some of these tips will help you save money moving. If you have any other questions about an upcoming move, give College Muscle Movers a call at 1-800-818-8449. We’d love to help!

Moving Across The Country

Moving somewhere new is exciting. That’s especially true when you’re moving long-distance. Starting fresh can sometimes be a little daunting, a little scary, but it’s practically guaranteed to be exciting. Below we’ll offer some tips if you’ve been considering a cross country move.

 

Decide What To Move

Sometimes on a long-distance move, the first step is deciding you don’t need quite so much stuff. You can save yourself a lot of time if you don’t take every single possession you own across the country. Scaling back can also help ensure you don’t overcrowd your new home with boxes and extra furniture before you’ve even had a chance to live there!

 

Start Early

When it comes to moving across the country, start planning early. Try to contact moving companies at least a month in advance, if possible.  It will help ensure you get exactly the timeframe you want for your move, as well as giving you more time if something comes up. Regardless of how much you decide to take with you, you’ll have plenty to occupy your mind. Where to live? Where to work? Where to bring the kids to school? Where to find the nearest micro-brewery?

seriously there are so many breweries
We’re looking at you, Minneapolis.

Truck, Trailer, POD, or Many Trips?

Renting a truck is the most common choice for people moving across the country, either Penske or U-haul. And even if you’re not using a truck, don’t forget that you can still hire a moving service to do all the heavy lifting. Driving yourself always helps to ensure that you know where your stuff is at all times. CMM’s labor-only service specializes in heavy lifting.

You can also rent out space aboard a freight line like ABF U-Pack. Semi-trucks like this carry large cargo containers all across the country. The cost of the space is usually determined by square footage or weight. PODS and small cargo containers can also be rented out, another common choice for long moves. There’s usually a higher chance your belongings will get jarred around in containers, so make sure it’s especially well packed. A packing service is always a good way to make sure. There’s no substitute for experience.

 

Essentials

Don’t pack up everything! There are some things you’re probably going to need sooner rather than later. Chargers for electronic devices, computers, hygiene products. You use these things everyday. Keep them handy.

You’ll also want to hold on to leases, debit cards, new driver’s licenses; anything that you’re likely to need right away when you move. Finding yourself suddenly without funds when you need to pay your first month’s rent or mortgage installment isn’t terribly fun, especially when you’ve just moved across the country.

Keep Track

Labelling the boxes and bins of stuff you’re moving will save you a lot of time in the long run. Additionally, it will help offer you peace of mind. If you really feel like a cake is the first thing you need on your first night in a new place, just check your list and you’ll know just where to find the pan.

 

Hopefully some of these tips come in handy. If you have any questions about an upcoming move, though, feel free to contact College Muscle Movers. If you’re moving, we’re here to help!

Selling Furniture 101

Sometimes part of moving is reassessing your furniture. Do you have too much furniture for your fancier, smaller apartment? Is some of your furniture old, delicate, or difficult to move? There are a number of different factors that can figure into your decision to unload furniture, but here at College Muscle Movers, we’d like to help make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

 

How Much is it Worth?

Furniture varies greatly in terms of cost and quality. Compare the two pieces below, for example.

By three years of wet basement.
By three years of wet basement.
By Frank Lloyd Wright
By Frank Lloyd Wright

If you think you have an antique or collectible furniture item, consider taking it in and having it appraised by an expert. Even if your furniture isn’t anything extra special, good wood furniture can still be worth quite a bit. Furniture is one of those areas where they really “don’t make ‘em like they used to.”

Once you’ve figured out roughly how much your furniture is worth, you have to decide how much to sell it for. Remember to try and stay as objective as possible: sentimental value means almost nothing to most customers. If you find that you’re having trouble selling your furniture, try to be flexible about lowering the price.

 

Find Your Market

There are a lot of different ways for you to unload your furniture. Many people have success with garage or yard sales. The internet also offers a wide variety of websites for you to hawk your wares. Some of the most common include eBay, Craiglist, and Etsy. You can also try to sell your items to a vintage or used furniture store, especially if it’s nice stuff.

Finally, if you can’t seem to sell your furniture, but you need to get it off your hands, you can always consider donating it to a charity or nonprofit shop! Options here include Goodwill or Bridging.

 

Don’t Undersell Yourself!

Remember that you need to put your best foot forward when you’re trying to sell your stuff. You need to make it look and sound like something that someone would want. Take the time to craft a well-written description of your furniture, and more than anything else, make sure you take a good picture. If you don’t have a camera, see if any friends or family might have one that you could borrow.

Post your little advertisement in local papers, or consider putting up flyers in the neighborhood if you’re having a garage sale.

Now, none of this means you should lie. If you’re selling junk, don’t pretend it’s that desk designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Eventually, if you follow all of these steps, you should be able to find some interested buyers. Many people may try to haggle about the price of the furniture you’re selling. When haggling, think about why you’re selling the furniture. If your primary goal is to get rid of it before moving to a new place, you might be better off settling for a lower price than you’d originally set. That part is up to you!

If you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming move in the Twin Cities, feel free to contact College Muscle Movers. We’re always happy to help!

 

5 Tips To Help You Move Into Your New House

In the Twin Cities, new houses and apartments are built on the daily. You can hardly walk a block without running into a new development, and here at College Muscle Movers, we’ve seen a wide array of new houses, as well as new homeowners. Below you’ll find 5 tips to help you get started in your new house.

SOLD

Get New Locks

This is a no-brainer. When you first step into a new house, there’s no way to tell who else might have keys to your home. Getting your own locks installed will ensure that only you have access to your home. If you’re handy, you can put the locks in yourself. Alternatively, you can contact a locksmith to do it. You’re better off hiring a specialist in most cases, since you’ll know it’s getting done right.

 

Clean Out Drawers and Cabinets

While the previous owners or managers ought to have given the house a good scrub, it’s easy to miss cleaning in some spots. Cabinets and drawers are common offenders: they’ll often have bits of grime or dust leftover in the corners, especially if they’re up high and hard to reach. Wipe them down, and put in new mats if necessary. Especially in kitchens, keep an eye out for rodent droppings.

Which brings us to our next point—

 

Keep An Eye Open for Pests

House pests come in a lot of different flavors. Most common are rodents (rats, mice, and bats), followed by termites and roaches. Termites and roaches are usually less common in colder climates, although they can always pop up. If you find signs of any pests, you have a number of different options. Ideally, you can find a humane trap that will capture your pest without hurting it, and then you can release it far away in the wild. If you aren’t having success with any humane traps, you can resort to poisons, but be careful, especially if you have any pets or children in the house.

If all of your attempts fail to remove the pests, you can find a local pest removal service and have them do it. Usually a pest removal service is far more costly and invasive, so consider using these as a last resort.

 

Memorize Your Circuits and Fuses

Even if you move into a new house without any pre-existing electrical or plumbing issues, you should immediately memorize the location of your circuit box. Any time an issue does arrive (intense thunderstorms, power goes out in the bathroom, etc.), you’ll want to know how to turn off and subsequently restore power so that no one gets electrocuted.

For the fuses and circuit breakers, you’ll want to make sure you have a diagram so you know how the switches correspond to the different areas of the house. It’s a lot harder to figure it out AFTER you have a problem and the power goes out. Keep the diagram somewhere safe and easy to reach in an emergency, and store it with a flashlight.

 

Familiarize Yourself With The Plumbing

Find the main water valve as soon as you get to your new house. Turning off the water is something you’ll likely need to do when you first move into a house. If you need to install any new appliances (refrigerator, freezer, washer, etc.), turning off the water is the first step in getting everything set up. No one wants to get water damage on their brand-new wood floors.

 

Moving With A Real Estate Agent

For many people, moving means selling or buying a home. That can be a major life choice, and a really huge investment. You want be sure you’re making the most of it. Real estate agents specialize in buying and selling houses, and they can help the transaction go much faster, as well as finding you a more favorable price.

If you’re planning on using a real estate agent, you should take plenty of time to find the right one. It’s a big decision, and doing it right will pay off. Below we’ve gathered some tips to help you choose the right realtor.

This could be you.
This could be you. Or your sign, anyway.

Choose A Professional

Many people aren’t aware of the differences between agents, brokers, and realtors. A real estate agent must possess a state license, while a broker has additional education beyond an agent. Realtors are agents who belong to the National Association of Realtors, and they must follow it’s guidelines. Make sure you choose the agent who’s right for you.

 

Find A Practiced Realtor

Generally speaking, regardless of the job title, you want to make sure you entrust the sale of your property to someone with experience. You don’t want the sale to be a learning experience for your agent. Find out how long your agent has been licensed, and how long they’ve been working in the neighborhood you’re looking at.

 

Look For Local Referrals

On the local note, see if anyone in the area can refer an agent. Friends and neighbors can often give you the inside scoop on whether or not an agent is legitimate. Getting a wide range of secondhand accounts isn’t likely to hurt. Were previous clients happy with the agent? Would they work with the agent again?

 

Shoot For The Same Goals

You want to make sure you see eye-to-eye with a potential agent when buying or selling a house. Make sure you have the same price range in mind, and be careful that your agent has experience working within that price range. Local advertisements and real estate listings should give you a good idea of the price ranges that specific agents are working in.

 

Conduct Interviews

One of the best ways to make sure you and your potential agent are on the same page is to conduct interviews with agents. Start by doing some basic background checking, then make a list of all the agents you think will work well with your property. You can also consider visiting some of their open houses to get a good look at how the agent works in the field. Are they professional? Enthusiastic?

 

Make Sure You Get Along

Getting along with your real estate agent can actually be quite important. First of all, you’re entrusting them with a major investment, and you want to feel comfortable having part of your life in their hands. Even more important, however, is the fact that a potential buyer will be a lot more open and excited if they like your real estate agent. A good real estate agent needs to be able to get along with people. If something doesn’t feel right, that could be a red flag.

Settling Your Dog In A New Home

Moving is stressful, no doubt about it. But if you have a dog (or dogs, plural) it can be just as stressful for them. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when thinking about moving dogs into your new home.

But really, don't let your dog drive a motorcycle. Unless they have a license.
Road warrior.

Keep Things Familiar

As much as possible, keep things normal and comfortable for your dog. Try to keep feeding them the same food. Use the same water bowl, and keep any favorite toys on hand. Trying to stuff your dog into a brand new crate or cage right before traveling for a move is practically guaranteed to stress them out.

Plan Transportation
Speaking of crates, you’ll need to plan on how you’re traveling with your dog. For short moves, it’s probably a non-issue, but if you’re moving cross-country, you might want to send the dogs by plane. Check carefully with your airline: most will help you figure out the best way to fly your dog.

Most people will choose to drive: it’s usually more familiar to the dog, and often cheaper besides. Plan ahead for food and water if you have a cross-country move coming up. You should also be ready to take lots of stops while you’re on the road, especially if your dog isn’t used to driving. Campgrounds will usually accept pets, and many hotel rooms will allow a dog to stay with you for an extra fee.

Veterinary Records!

Moving is when you want to make sure you have all of your pet’s medical documents on hand. Vaccinations, blood tests, history of surgeries: you’ll want all of this with you in case something happens while you’re moving. Additionally, you can save yourself a headache by choosing a new veterinarian in advance. This means you won’t be rushing around at the last minute worrying about that blue stuff your dog ate in the basement of the new house.

Dog Tags/ Microchips

Don’t forget to update all of the identifying personal information on your dog’s collar or microchip. If your dog doesn’t use a collar or identifying tags, now is a good time to start: you can pick up tags at most pet stores. Some states also require licensing for pets. Keep track of any relevant laws before the move itself. For example, dogs being brought into Hawaii need to be kept under quarantine before being allowed in.

Create An Inviting Atmosphere in Your New Home

This is probably the most important one. You want to make sure the house doesn’t smell of any previous pets: this could cause your pets to feel defensive or start marking the house. Depending on the house, you may also want to restrict your dog’s movement to a controlled area at first so that they won’t be overwhelmed. This also gives you time to find any possible escape routes or crevices your dog could get lost in.

Above all else, try to spend as much time as you can with your dog, especially during the first couple days. Pets don’t understand why you’ve packed up and moved to a totally new place, and dealing with it can sometimes cause a lot of anxiety. Take plenty of walks in and around your new home to help your dog get acclimated.

Is Moving Right For You?

Sometimes moving can be a difficult decision. How do you know if it’s a good choice to distance yourself from family or friends? For that matter, when is it worth leaving a good job to be closer to your loved ones? Life often throws us curveballs like this, and sometimes a second opinion can help make your decision easier.  As premier Twin Cities movers, College Muscle Movers helps people through a lot of different moves. If you’re questioning an upcoming move, we’re here to help!

The US offers a lot of different places to move to, at least.
The US offers a lot of different places to move to, at the very least.

Gauge Your Priorities

Our priorities in life change as we get older. When you’re moving, you’re often faced with choosing between jobs and family. Maybe you’re choosing between being close to friends and an irresistible real estate deal. There are a lot of different factors that can figure into where you choose to live. Taking care of aging parents or young children can also be major factors. Everyone is different. Whatever the case, make sure you know what your own priorities are. If you are having trouble determining what it is you want out of life, try making a list. You can just brainstorm and write down everything that comes to mind, then rank it all later and figure out what living location is the best fit.

 

Communicate With Your Loved Ones

Include your loved ones in your plans! It’s always good to have open lines of communication with friends and family, especially for a decision as momentous as a move. In romantic relationships, just make sure you are considering yourself in addition to your partner. It’s hard to make someone else happy if you aren’t happy yourself! Each of you should think carefully about the move before you jump in. Sometimes moving for another person can be a potentially toxic decision. If your relationship is important to you and moving will put a lot of stress about it, keep that in mind when you’re running through your list of priorities (as mentioned above.)

 

Temper Your Expectations

On the topic of romanticism, do your best to be realistic about moving. It’s easy to fantasize about how great your new home or apartment is going to be, or how moving will immediately turn your life around, but it doesn’t always work that way. Not to suck all the fun out, but even if you really love a new city, it’s going to have downsides. That’s inevitable. There will be traffic and stinky pollution and overpriced drinks. New York might be a fun and bustling city to visit, but that same bustle can be overwhelming for a lot of people who try to live there. As Twin Cities movers, we hear all sorts of expectations for new places.

The same realism should apply if you’re moving out into the country. It’s easy to imagine a sedate, quiet life out in the country. Thing is, it won’t seem quite so nice when the bears are knocking down your bird feeder or a storm knocks out power to your house for three days. There are advantages and disadvantages to every kind of living situation, and you’ll do yourself a disservice if you aren’t realistic about both sides of the coin.

 

All that being said, the Twin Cities are a great place to move. If you’re thinking about moving to Minnesota from afar, you’ll get your fill of natural beauty in the Twin Cities: rivers, hills, valleys, lakes. Plenty of snow. Give College Muscle Movers a call if you’re looking for help moving around the Twin Cities

Moving Vinyl

To be human is to love music. Great minds have waxed eloquent about the beauty of music for millennia, from Shakespeare and Plato to Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes. What nobody talks about, though, is how heavy music can be. If you’re a music lover with a collection of vinyl, you might be familiar with this. Vinyl is heavy. Like, really heavy. And delicate. That means it can be difficult to move safely. On the other hand, a well-curated vinyl collection is literally irreplaceable, and you don’t want to risk damage to your priceless records. Below we’ll list some tips for how you can safely pack up and move all your music.

Pictured: backbreaking amounts of vinyl.
Pictured: backbreaking amounts of vinyl.

Proper Storage

To maximize the safety of your vinyl, the first step is protection. Regardless of whether you’re moving, you always need to protect your records from the constants that are humidity, heat, and debris. You want to make sure you have a paper liner on the record itself, a jacket/album sleeve, and a plastic sleeve on the outside. The plastic sleeve is your outermost layer of protection, so it’s especially important to the longevity of your records.

 

Take Off The Jackets

That’s right, take the records out of the jackets when you’re storing them. Especially when your records are stacked together, pressure can cause the album jackets to become distorted and damaged along the edges, and imprint the shape of the vinyl itself onto the cardboard.

Ideally, you want to store your records vertically alongside their album jackets, so there’s no risk of that damage occurring. Of course, you’ll likely want to keep the record protected by a jacket during transit, but remember that over the long-term, all it takes is pressure to damage an album jacket.

 

Use Appropriately Sized Boxes

When it comes time to move, you’re definitely going to need boxes. You might need a lot, depending on the size of your record collection. You’ll quickly find that there are a lot of differently sized boxes available: what you want is a box that is just a little bit bigger than 12X12X12 to account for the size of your records (12 inches for LPS). You’ll want a little bit of extra space available for padding.

Make sure you are using strong, structurally sound boxes. If those boxes sitting around in your basement are moldy or wet or ragged, forget about them. You can pick up new boxes at a home improvement or truck rental store (such as Lowe’s or U-Haul), or you can conveniently pick them up from us here at College Muscle Movers. In addition to traditional cardboard, we offer eco-friendly reusable Muscle Boxes. In case you’re looking to really scrimp, you might find that a local liquor store is willing to part with their wine boxes, which fit records nicely.

 

Give Your Records Proper Protection

After you’ve packed your boxes full of records, fill up any of the remaining space with bubble wrap, pillows, packing peanuts, etc. Something to help protect against the bumps they might receive on a long road. A professional moving company will take good care of your possessions, but they still have to drive on the same roads you do. In Minnesota, that’s likely to mean potholes, especially in the early spring when the snow melts.

5 Moving Tips That Might Totally Change Your Life

Ok. Full disclosure: these moving tips are not necessarily going to change your life. But they will help simplify your move. They may not be life-changing, but they are convenient and well thought out. Ok, where to start?

 

Document, Document, Document!

This is one of the easiest things you can do to simplify your move. Before you start packing up your belongings, create an inventory or list of all the things you’re going to be moving. You can even assign numbers to boxes to help keep track of everything for later. Making this your first step will also help you estimate what sort of supplies you’ll need (specialty boxes, bubble wrap, etc.). An accurate inventory is also important to professional moving companies like CMM: it’ll help get you the most accurate estimate on long a job will take.

 

Make Sure You Have Enough Boxes

You probably don’t have as many boxes as you’ll end up wanting, especially if you’ve been living somewhere for more than a couple years. Whether it’s shelves of books or DVDs, or those stemware sets your in-laws keep sending you, stuff accumulates. If you’re worried about the eventual mountain of cardboard when you unpack, consider renting our Muscle Boxes. They’re made out of a dense and durable plastic, and they stack very neatly. Plus, they’re reusable, minimizing your carbon footprint.

 

Use The Right Boxes

You have a lot of different options when it comes to moving boxes. They’re specialized: typically, larger boxes are used for lightweight objects with lots of surface area and volume (like blankets or pillows), while smaller boxes work better for heavy items (books or vinyl). You’ll want to make sure you don’t overfill any of the large boxes, or the weight could rip right through the cardboard. It’s tempting just to get everything jammed into one box, but it could cause trouble later.

 

For real, don't weigh these things down too much.
We’re looking at you, wardrobe box.

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Chances are good you’ll be visiting your new home a couple times before you move in and settle down. Consider bringing along some of the lighter items with you when you go. Even a single backpack can save you a trip on moving day. You don’t need to move every single one of your possessions in a single day. The more you can move before the last day in your old home, the easier your move will go. Things that are already in storage, unused treadmills, etc— getting this stuff done early will save you time later! Even if you’re just taking one lone lampshade at a time, it’s still progress.

 

The Necessities Box

Especially if you’re doing a long-distance move, you’ll want to make sure you keep some things close at hand. Phone chargers, toothbrushes, extension cords, paper towels. Things you’ll want to use right away when you get to your destination. A lot of people also like to make sure they keep all of their important documents close by: government identification, health insurance papers, that sort of thing. Keeping your necessities close by could save you a future headache.

 

Hopefully some of these tips will come in handy on your next move. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us! We’re here to help.

Professional Movers Vs. Aquariums

URRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMoving large pieces of furniture can quickly turn into a big job. We’d know— those jobs are our specialty! But when you relocate to a new home, furniture isn’t the only thing you need to move. If you have pets, you might have kennels or cages that need to be transported. If you have fish, you’ll almost certainly have a fish tank. If you have a fish tank, you’ll probably want some professional movers.

Fish tanks come in a variety of sizes. Due to all of the glass, even the small tanks are fairly heavy, but the larger aquariums definitely require a small team of people to move. Fragile and heavy, moving giant glass tanks without proper experience can be both exhausting and potentially risky. If you live in the Minneapolis area, consider giving College Muscle Movers a call. We can help you figure out the logistics of your tank.

Now, onto some tips on moving aquariums and fish tanks. When you move a fish tank, you are changing not just the home of your pet, but your own home as well. A large tank takes up space, and you’ll want to carefully plan out where everything is going before you get started. Make sure there is room to fit your tank in your new home. Careful planning will help ensure a smooth move and minimize stress to your aquatic pet.

Fish tanks are heavy. You will require a team to move a large tank, and you’ll want to make sure you have the right equipment as well. Back-braces, suction cup lifters, pads, moving straps: the equipment you will need depends on the weight of the tank itself. In any case, move the tank methodically and carefully, and make sure you have enough people for the job.

Drain the water out before you get started. While this may seem obvious, you really want to make sure you’ve drained as much water as possible. A big fish tank might look mostly empty, but that high volume can be deceptive, and water is heavy. Don’t make the job harder than it has to be!

Also, as you can imagine, you won’t be moving your fish in the tank. Before you drain their home, make sure you’ve set aside a safe temporary environment for your pets. Make their water is treated properly and that they have plenty of space. If you keep plants in your tank, putting a few plants in their temporary home will help reduce the shock from transporting them.

Remember that even with careful planning and professional help, some issues could arise. You’ll want to make sure your fish can live in their temporary environment for a couple days, just in case, especially if you have a long distance move.
Professional movers will have the experience and equipment to safely move your equipment, but chances are low that they are experienced aquaculturists. You should expect to handle the well-being of your fish on your own. In Minnesota, be mindful of weather and temperature changes, especially in the winter!

As always, if you’re in the Minneapolis area, give College Muscle Movers a call at 1-800-818-8449 and we’ll help you figure out your move!