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Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Out of State

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If you are looking forward to moving across state borders, you are probably wondering how to do it right—avoiding mistakes when moving saves you time, money, and effort. Moving is different for everyone depending on when, where, and how you decide to do it, and moving cross-country can require some extra planning and work compared to a local move. Knowing what not to do will make your long-distance move a better experience, so we have put together four mistakes you…
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How to Help Your Movers Work More Efficiently

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The idea of helping your movers may seem counterproductive at first glance. However, helping your movers to move more quickly and efficiently can help to reduce your overall expenses. After all, in most cases you may be paying for the services of a mover on an hourly basis. Here are some things you can do to reduce your overall moving expense by helping your movers to work more efficiently. 1) P.P.P.P. One of the most effective things you can do…
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Deciding What to Keep and What to Ditch Before a Move

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Moving is never fun. Whether its across town or across the country, moving is stressful, expensive, and a lot of work. Don’t make it harder on yourself. You don’t need to take everything you own with you. Consider this an opportunity to purge and finally throw out the things you never use or don’t really need. If you are hiring a company or doing the work yourself, the more you take the more expensive the move will be. Movers typically…
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New Year, New City: Suggestions to Make Your Move Easier

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A brand new calendar year can be an amazing “excuse” to do different things. It can be an exhilarating opportunity to move to an entirely new city and begin afresh as well. If you’re planning on going forward with a long-distance move for 2021, you should do anything you can to make the experience as hassle-free as possible. The good news is that there are all sorts of things that you can do to prepare for a relocation project that’s…
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Moving Tips for Single Parents

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Being a single parent is already a tough job to take. Adding to that tough job by moving as a single parent takes a lot of courage, and planning. Luckily, there are a few tips you can look at for guidance when you are moving with kids and you’re a single parent. Prepare Your Kids for Moving The best way you can start this off is by explaining to your child that you are moving. Explain to them that you…
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Preparing to Relocate During the Action-Packed Holiday Season

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It can be tough to go forward with a move at any normal time of the year, but it can be particularly hard to do so during the often chaotic and busy holiday season. If you want to simplify tackling a holiday move of any kind, then the first thing you should do is hire reputable professionals who can assist you. Tackling a holiday move independently may prove to be too much for most people. Take the Weather Into Consideration…
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Decluttering Before a Move Part 2

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In a culture like ours that tends to throw away so many things that other people could use, it can be nice to know that perfectly good items are not just ending up in a landfill—and it’s even nicer if you can make some money while you’re at it. In part one of our series on decluttering before a move, we talked about some of the ways that you can get rid of your items and make money through online…
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How to Make Money While Decluttering Before a Move

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Everyone has heard of or seen the show Hoarders, and we always think, “at least I don’t have that much stuff!” The reality is that we often don’t truly realize how many items and possessions we have until we try to move and have to deal with the organization and moving of all of it. This leads many people to consider decluttering as a means to lighten their moving workload—but what most people don’t realize is that they might be…
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Moving Antique & Fragile Items Part 2: Safe Transportation

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In our previous article we looked at some of the basics of making sure you have properly prepared your fragile, unique, and antique items for moves. We know the value of these items, and how often they cannot be replaced. In these situations, you need to know how to properly handle the items, prepare them, and then get them safely moved to the new location. Part of this is also keeping in mind that if you feel any of the…
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Moving Antique & Fragile Items Part 1: Planning & Packing

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We all have items that could never be replaced, and are thus priceless to us. It could be a set of letters from an ancestor, an antique radio or clock, or simply an expensive fragile item. Unfortunately, not every company is equipped to deal specifically with valuable antiques, family heirlooms or fragile objects. Because of this, you may end up needing to transport your valuable and priceless objects yourself. In this series of articles, we’ll go over several steps that…
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