How to Move a Gun Safe Safely

A packed gun safe can easily weigh more than a small elephant and has the potential to be more than a little bit dangerous. We always recommend that you hire professionals for moves like this, but sometimes life gets complicated. So how can you make sure that you’re…
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3 Things to Consider When Moving with School Aged Children

Because of the stresses, long list of responsibilities and fatigue that we, as parents, go through when planning for and going through a move, it can be easy to overlook what our children might be going through. Here is a list of important things to consider to make this important transition as stress-free as possible…
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5 Most Important Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Renting a Storage Unit during a Move

A self-storage unit has several immensely helpful benefits to anyone going through a move. Not only can it be used as a means of keeping furniture and special belongings safe during your search for the perfect home, it can also be a long-term solution to keeping your home and life organized. Below are five of…
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Essential Apps to Help You Move

We all know moving can be one of the most stressful events in life. One thing to admit to yourself early and often is the mantra, “I’m going to need some help.” Feel better? Good. Nobody enjoys pulling up to their dream home feeling overwhelmed or unprepared, packing up their whole life just to unpack…
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4 Tips for Moving into a Smaller Space

More people are opting to downsize their homes, happily saying goodbye to a large house where maintenance is costly, the cleaning never ends and physical items seem to accrue magically in every corner and closet. Moving can be a great thing; however, it’s not always simple to get from your large home to a modest…
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How to Find a Reputable Moving Company for Your Relocation

Finding the right moving company for your commercial or residential move is vital to whether or not your relocation goes well. While a do-it-yourself move is an option, getting help from a reputable moving company means that you’ll get someone with experience making sure that your move is completed efficiently. If you want confidence in…
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4 Tips for Having a Stress-Free Moving Day

Whether your move is just down the street or across the globe, it can be quite the undertaking for anyone. When moving to a new place, it’s likely that you won’t want to be stressing about plans and you’ll want to have plenty of time to enjoy this exciting milestone. The easiest way to prevent…
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How to Move a Messy Room

Have you ever been in a messy room? You probably have, or you might even be the proud owner of a messy room! Packing up a messy room before moving can be quite a challenge. It’s best to clean up your mess before you move…
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Gypsy Moths Want To Devour Your Favorite Destinations

Memorial Day Weekend means hitting the road for many of us – vacations, camping, or even moving to a new home. But watch out for an invasive pest that also enjoys new destinations—the destructive gypsy moth. Gypsy moth caterpillars can defoliate, weaken and kill more than 300…
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Tips For Moving When You Have Kids

It’s tricky to move without stress when you have little ones at home. It seems that your attention is always divided — making moving seem like an overwhelming task on top of child rearing. Tap these six tips to help overcome the obstacles that come along with moving…
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5 Tips For Moving Across the Country (Without Spending All Your Cash)

Are you moving across the country and wanting to not go broke in the process? While moving is inevitably expensive, there are certain things you can do to slash the costs. The best steps you can take are to hire the movers well…
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Moving? Going on Vacation? How To Protect Your Vacant Home

Whether you just sold your home or are just going on vacation, protecting your home when you are not there is a top priority. A vacant house has an increased risk of burglary and all kinds of terrible things can happen when you leave your…
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What To Expect & What Not To Do When Movers Pack For You

Packers are generally highly experienced employees of a moving company. They have years of experience in packing household goods; they move very quickly and efficiently; they are tasked to pack tightly and carefully; and their goal is to pack each carton to…
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How To Prepare for a Long Distance Move

Moving can be a stressful time and struggle for almost anyone, whether you are moving across the street or across the world. The most important thing to remember when it comes to long distance moving, is to always be prepared. ​Planning your move is crucial to ensuring that…
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4 Things You Must Know When Planning a Long-Distance Move

When you’re just moving from the city out to the suburbs or from one small town to the next, moving is hard enough. But when you’re moving across the state or across the country, things can get really complicated unless you’re prepared. ​If you’ve never moved a…
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3 Key Takeaways From Moving an NFL Franchise

Earlier this year, the Rams – the NFL football team – announced their decision to move from their long-time home in St. Louis to Los Angeles, just in time for the 2016 NFL season. The news received a great deal of national attention as fans and sports…
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7 Things To Consider When Moving with a Pet

Moving with a pet can be difficult if you don’t do your research. There are a lot of restrictions placed on pets in many communities. For instance, I lived in a neighborhood where all pets had to weigh 30 pounds or less. Another apartment community only allowed cats. Save yourself the stress…
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4 Items That Are Harder to Move Than You Think

While it’s certainly possible to pack up and move your belongings on your own, there are some items that require extra attention. Some of your belongings may need more care while others shouldn’t be moved at all. To take the guesswork out of knowing which…
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A Guide to Safely Moving Sculptures and Art

Whether you are a collector moving from one home to another or you have been professionally entrusted with moving artwork safely, you have an extra set of concerns to address when it comes to moving sculptures and fine art. These items are typically heavy and delicate; any…
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Don’t Forget to Add These to Your To-Do List

One of the biggest stresses in life can be a big move—the kind of move where boxes are stacked from the floor to the ceiling in multiple rooms filled with a lifetime of possessions. The stress can be alarmingly elevated and a large family with many…
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Avoiding Illegal Movers: 4 Truths About Dishonest Moving Companies

Sometimes we can’t hold ourselves back from jumping on a deal that’s too good to be true. Many times, however, these bargains are just that: Too good to be true. We spend our money thinking that we’ve made out like bandits, only to later find out…
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Cleaning for the Big Move

An inherent part of moving is cleaning, whether you are buying, selling or renting. Not planning for your cleaning tasks leading up to your move can cause a headache when moving day arrives. Prioritizing, scheduling and staying on track will make your move clean and stress-free…
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The Logistics of Moving Into a Mansion

With colossal living spaces to fill, modern-day mansions (and their ever-expansive floor plans) can be intimidating to first-time luxury homeowners and real-estate experts alike. The more extravagant the home, the more complex the logistics of moving will become…
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Follow These 5 Tips for a Successful Move

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Americans move to new homes every year, with 3 million moves from one state to another and 800,000 of those moves handled by a professional mover. As the nation kicks off National Moving Month to start the busy…
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Color Your World: The Art of Labeling Moving Boxes

Most people probably don’t think of packing for a move as an art form, but why not? It might help make the chore more palatable. Though arranging belongings in boxes just so might be an artistic endeavor, for now we’re going to concentrate on using color-coded…
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5 Benefits of Moving During the Spring

With winter nearing its end, the blossoming flowers, mild temperatures and occasional rainfalls of spring are right around the corner. Historically, springtime has been ideal for escaping the house you’ve been cooped up in all winter, taking a much-needed vacation, and repairing your yard after months of it…
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Summer vs. Winter: Finding the Ideal Time of Year For Your Move

Have you ever found yourself wondering what time of the year is best to move? While slightly lower rates in the winter might be attractive to you, both summer and winter moves present unique challenges for you to consider. Pricing: Peak moving season…
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Which States are Americans Moving To?

Are you preparing for a move? Or do you have dreams of moving to a new location? Moving data can be a valuable resource for insights on states’ economies and quality of life—both of which can be extremely important factors when making this decision. According to the U.S. Census…
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Your Personal Antiques Roadshow: How to Move Valuables

Somewhere in all that stuff you have to move, you may have some valuable articles. We don’t mean sentimental items that are priceless to you. (Yes, that high school track trophy represents a great accomplishment… but moving it is relatively…
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Don’t Give a Free Ride to an Invasive Pest: Gypsy Moths

Don’t make a move until you check for the gypsy moth. The federal government has joined with the moving and storage industry to urge those planning to move to help stop the spread of this invasive insect that threatens our nation’s landscape. The European…
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How Low Can You Go? On Pricing, That Is…

Moving is often seen as pricey or difficult to plan. There are things you can do make it simpler and less expensive, though. Let’s take a look at cutting costs. You can keep moving fees within your budget. And bonus! Some of these hints also help…
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Packing Yourself May Save a Little Money, But Hiring a Professional Mover Will Save More Than a Little Stress

Many families planning a move often wonder: Should we pack our belongings ourselves and save money, or should we hire a professional for the task? Packing yourself may save you money… But it may also put…
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Checklist: How to Move Your Pets

Moving can be stressful. You have to worry about relocating your family, your belongings, and last, but certainly not least, your beloved pets. The secret to successfully moving your dog, cat or other household pet is planning. Follow this checklist to make sure you have everything you need before…
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10 Tips for Displaying Art in Your New Place

You’ve made the move. Your belongings have all arrived safely. Now you need to make that new house yours. Choosing the right décor for each room is one of the best ways to turn that new house or apartment into a home. Embrace the opportunity to make…
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6 Tips for Relocating a Wine Collection

That’s quite the impressive wine collection you have there. A collection like that took many years (not to mention lots of money) to build, and as such, it’s not just a bunch of bottles you’ll want to haphazardly toss in the backseat of your car, or in boxes…
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How To Make the Most of a Moving Sale

Are you ready to move someplace new but worried about money? Hosting a garage sale or yard sale can help you turn your unwanted items into cash. It can also lower your moving cost by reducing the weight of your load. And, if you’re trying to…
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Should You Tip Moving Company Drivers?

Moving yourself can be a daunting and stressful task. If you are moving, then you are most likely feeling some stress as you try to ensure that everything falls into place the way you hope it will. You can make the moving process a lot easier, though, by reaching…
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Things Professional Movers Will Not Move

When it comes to moving, you have enough to worry about in essentially relocating your entire life. Finding out your mover cannot move some of your belongings on moving day will leave you just short of ripping your hair out. To avoid the added stress of surprises like this…
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Do-It-Yourself Moves Can Cost More Than You Think

There’s a common misperception that DIY moves can be done more cheaply and offer less risk than professional moves. In fact, this is often not the case. The reality is that a lot can go wrong, especially if you try to do it yourself, and costs can…
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What to Pack Yourself & What Not to Pack When Moving

Many families planning a move often wonder what items they should pack themselves and what they should leave to the movers. Packing yourself may save you money but it may also put your possessions at greater risk of damage during the journey. Professional movers…
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Important Things to Do Right After the Move

If you catch yourself staring quizzically at the endless piles of freshly delivered cardboard boxes, then you must be fully aware that you’re already in your new home and the most difficult part of your cross country move is now over. The excitement that you have finally…
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Make Moving a Success with These Top 10 Tips

Americans are constantly on the move. Each year, about 36 million people move within the United States—across town, across the state or across the country. The average household goods shipment weighs 7,935 pounds—almost four tons! About a third of all moves are handled by a professional…
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Packing Safely: How to Plan for Moving Questionable Items

Hiring a moving company makes any large move easier. Whether you’re moving your family across the country, relocating for a new job, or buying and moving into your first apartment, having the extra help available is always handy. Although moving companies will move almost anything,…
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Protect Your Move and Your Money

Moving can be difficult if you don’t plan ahead and choose the right mover. Here are few tips you may want to consider when shopping for a mover. Make an educated choice! References Before choosing a mover, it is important to verify the good standing and valid licensing…
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Should Exhibitors Send Material to the Advance Warehouse or the Trade Show Site?

The summer trade show season is a busy time for businesses in almost every industry. As you make your plans to send your staff off to Las Vegas, or Orlando, or anywhere in between, you’re also making plans to send your stuff.…
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Moving Soon? Act Fast to Book Your Dates!

During the busy summer moving season, it’s important that consumers act fast to schedule their professional move. Almost a third of all moves take place in the summer, peaking in June, according to the U.S. Census. The busiest times are often near the end of the month…
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Lightening Your Load of Financial Documents

Moving is a stressful time, but it is also a great opportunity to lighten your load, both figuratively and mentally. While you are cleaning your closets and donating or discarding used clothing and belongings, why not take a look at your financial closet and dispose of…
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4 Ways to Protect Your Belongings When You’re Moving

In the hustle and bustle of moving, your belongings can take a beating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want your collection of wine glasses or your vintage record player to remain intact, follow these four steps…
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Can My Moving Company Transport My Firearms Across State Lines?

The founding fathers of the United States guaranteed that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” They didn’t say anything about your moving company’s rights. So if you’re wondering, “Can a moving company transport firearms across state…
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How to Minimize Moving Stress

Relocating to a new city is not easy. A lot of change is involved for you, your spouse and children, but rest assured any anxiety you are feeling is normal and can be helped. Holly Hackett, director of relocation services at Skogman Realty in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has 15…
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Beyond the Estimate

When the time comes for you to choose a moving and storage company, it is likely that your initial research will be done online. With that being said, however, you should never book a move solely by the price given only online or over the phone. Many consumer groups and organizations…
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To Pack, or Not to Pack (Yourself)?

The American Moving & Storage Association frequently gets asked how consumers who hire a full-service mover can save money, and more specifically, whether they can do so by packing some items ahead of time. The short answer is yes, but with an important exception — make sure…
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