What is a Relocation Package?

Comprehensive relocation packages Despite the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, corporations are still relocating employees to a new city outside of their commute from their current home. Typically, this means moving for distances greater than 60 miles, cross country, or internationally. Relocation benefits cover expenses related to relocation and housing. Still, a comprehensive relocation package may include […]

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Decluttering and Downsizing: How to Simplify Your Move

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. From packing and organizing your belongings to adjusting to your new surroundings, there is a lot to think about when moving into a new home. One way to simplify the process is by decluttering and downsizing your belongings. Here are […]

Mar 24, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Hiring a Moving Company: How to Choose the Right Service for Your Move

Hiring a moving company is an important decision when moving into a new home. From evaluating quotes and services to checking references and understanding insurance options, there are many factors to consider when choosing a moving company. Here are some tips for hiring a moving company that is right for you: Get quotes from several […]

Mar 17, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Packing and Organizing: Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Packing and organizing your belongings can be one of the most time-consuming and stressful parts of moving into a new home. However, with the right planning and preparation, you can make the process easier and ensure a smooth transition to your new home. Here are some tips for packing and organizing: Start early One of […]

Mar 10, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Budgeting for a Move: How to Stay on Track Financially

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be expensive. From hiring movers to paying for packing supplies and insurance, there are many costs involved in a move. However, by budgeting carefully and planning ahead, you can keep your expenses under control and ensure a smooth and stress-free move. Estimate […]

Mar 3, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Finding the Right Neighborhood: A Guide to Choosing Your New Home

Moving into a new home is a major decision, and choosing the right neighborhood is just as important as choosing the right house. From evaluating schools and crime rates to researching local amenities and cultural activities, there are many factors to consider when selecting a new neighborhood. Here are some tips for finding the right […]

Feb 24, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Preparing for a Move: A Guide to a Smooth Transition

Moving into a new home can be an exciting time, but it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. From packing and organizing to hiring movers and setting up utilities, there are many tasks to complete before you can settle into your new home. However, with the right planning and preparation, you can […]

Feb 17, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

The Joy of Moving to a New Home

Moving to a new home is an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. It’s a time full of new beginnings, fresh starts, and endless possibilities, but it can also be a time of stress, uncertainty, and change. Whether you are moving to a new city, a new state, or even a new country, the process of relocating […]

Feb 10, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Across Country

Moving across the country can be exciting, but also a challenging process. With a long-distance move, there are many things to consider and plan for. Whether you are moving for a job change, family reasons, or just for a change of pace, it is important to prepare well in advance to make the process as […]

Feb 9, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Organizing for an Easier Move

We instinctively know that an organized move is a smoother move. It’s less stressful and complex. There are fewer last-minute surprises. This is true even when you hire professional packers and movers. Instead of rushing around aimlessly on moving day, use these organizing tips to get prepared before the big day. How to Pack for […]

Feb 3, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Avoiding Injuries During a Move

Moving day can be an emotional and stressful experience. The last thing you need during a move is to sustain an injury. Even if you have hired a full-service moving company, you need to double-check that your home is safety-proofed. Avoiding Injuries on Moving Day Use the Right Equipment for the Moving Task By renting […]

Jan 27, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Wine Collection

The price of many fine wines is within reach for a majority of us. Of course, many fine wines demand astronomical prices. Either way, if you have a collection of wine to bring along on your relocation, you will need special handling and storage during the transport. Global Van Lines recommends following these safeguards when […]

Jan 20, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Preparing Your Antiques and Artwork for an Overseas Move

Perhaps you have a new job in another country, or maybe you are retiring to some exotic land that you have always dreamed of. In either situation, you will be taking your treasured collection of antiques and fine art with you. This can be an aggravating situation – you want your precious items to come […]

Jan 13, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Safety Tips for Winter Driving While Moving

We’re only 1 month into winter, and we have already experienced some really devastating storms. If you are moving soon, you will need to consider special instructions for safe driving in severe winter storms. Below are some of our favorites. Be aware of winter road hazards. Stay on top of weather reports, which can change […]

Jan 6, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Heavy Furniture

Moving heavy furniture is a challenge. You exert an enormous amount of energy. You may strain a muscle, and you may need to ask friends for help. A new piece of furniture is a pleasure in your home, until you need to relocate. However, moving a heavy piece of furniture can be a lot easier […]

Dec 23, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Stemware, Glassware, and Dishes

Wrap mugs and glasses separately and individually. Wrap a wineglass stem with separate paper, then wrap the entire glass in packing paper. For items with lids, such as teapots, wrap the item first, then wrap the lid and the item as a bundle. Use dish packs to prepare your dishes, stemware, and glassware for moving. […]

Dec 16, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Our Top Safety Tips for Moving

Save yourself a trip to the emergency room on moving day. With a few well-planned steps, you can avoid the delay and keep your physical health intact. Here are our top tips for staying safe during your move. Have Extra Help We hope you aren’t moving by yourself! Even large furniture that is disassembled takes […]

Dec 9, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Packing Sterling Silver

Organization and planning ahead are critical to a smooth move. But, what if you have valuable sterling silver or silver plated serve ware and utensils? These items need extra care in order to arrive in good condition at your new home. We have compiled a list of tips and moving essentials for transporting your silver […]

Dec 2, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Washer and Dryer

Moving a washer and dryer takes extra care. Not securing the drums and doing other required prep can result in expensive repairs. We recommend that you hire a professional, but if you still choose a DIY move, here are some tips for moving a washer and dryer: Disconnect the Units It is crucial that you […]

Nov 25, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What to Expect When You Hire Professional Packers

They are trained to meet or exceed industry standards. If you have never hired a moving company to pack your goods for the upcoming move, you may have some questions. Here are several of those common questions. How Do They Know What to Pack? The packers will not try to determine what may be trash […]

Nov 18, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Moving With Pets

Moving into a new home can be especially stressful for your pets. They are likely to be confused by the commotion of the move process and a bit apprehensive in new surroundings. You can help smooth their transition with a little pre-planning and some useful tricks that we have put together for you. Keep a […]

Nov 11, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Top Priorities When Moving into a New Home

You have much to consider when you move to a new home. Settling in involves more than unpacking. You need to prioritize the tasks and tackle the project in an organized way. So to help you set your to-do list straight, we’ve put together this quick list of the most important tasks that you need […]

Nov 4, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

When to Disassemble Furniture for a Move

Preventing damage to your furniture is always a priority when moving. This means that you may need to disassemble furniture in order to pack and ship it correctly. Many of the items in your home have movable or breakable parts, which can be a hazard during the moving process. Although large, solid pieces of furniture are […]

Oct 28, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Protect Your Belongings When Moving

 When you move into a new home, your biggest concern is preventing damage to your household goods.  Moving furniture is particularly challenging. That’s why it’s important to purchase the right supplies to protect your furniture from harm. Before moving furniture, get your hands on the following supplies:  Plastic sheets. Large pieces of plastic can be draped […]

Oct 14, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Your Dishes

The most time-consuming room to pack is your kitchen. And, it’s extremely important to pack everything correctly to avoid damage. You don’t want to arrive at your new home and discover boxes filled with chipped or broken dishes. You will need medium boxes, several small boxes and plenty of packing material. It should go without […]

Oct 7, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Creating a Beautiful Curb Appeal

You get one chance to make a stellar impression on a potential home buyer. Your home’s curb appeal is the best way to accomplish this all-important goal. If your home doesn’t look pristine and inviting on the outside, your buyers might assume the inside is lacking as well.  Creating a beautiful curb appeal doesn’t have […]

Sep 30, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What Goes With You in a Move?

When you are getting ready to sell your home, you will need to determine what you want to keep and what will stay behind. Certain items are negotiable in the transaction like large appliances and window treatments. If you know where you will be moving to next, then you are in a good position to […]

Sep 23, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Managing a Delay When Moving

Expect the unexpected. If there’s one thing you can count on when moving, it’s that you can’t count on everything happening as planned. There are many moving parts and players, so at some point, something will go awry. Planning well helps, but even the best-planned moves with the most dependable and reputable moving companies can […]

Sep 16, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Streamline Your Next Move

Some people are just naturally organized. Most of us aren’t, which means moving into a household can be chaotic and stressful. If this describes you, don’t worry. By taking the right steps, you can help yourself to remain calm and well prepared. In fact, you can streamline your move and find everything you need on […]

Sep 9, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Hire Professionals to Move These 5 Household Items

You may want to save money by packing and moving your home by yourself. However, there are some items that are best left to the pros, especially items that need extra attention and care.  Not sure which items we’re talking about? From instruments to appliances, here are 5 household belongings that are difficult to move […]

Sep 2, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Recycle Packing Materials

You’ve moved into your new house, and you’re done unpacking. What do you do with all the leftover packing materials? We have some advice on how to recycle bubble wrap, packing peanuts, crates, and more. For most people who do a DIY move, you’re left with piles of boxes, newspapers, packing peanuts, Styrofoam, and more. […]

Aug 26, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

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