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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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Questions to Ask a Professional Moving Company

When you hire a professional moving company, you are putting your household goods in their care. These are your treasured memories, furniture, clothing, and other items you would be devastated if they were lost or damaged.   It’s a daunting prospect when you are moving long-distance. Your items will be in their care for several weeks. […]

May 13, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Moving a Large, Custom Bookcase

Whether they are for displaying a rare book collection, artwork, or ceramics, custom bookshelves give your home panache and extra storage. But what do you do with those bookcases when you move to a new home? Depending on several variables, moving a custom, heavy bookcase to a new home can be a great decision or […]

May 6, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Tips for Moving Overseas

Moving overseas to a new country can be exciting. It can also produce a lot of anxiety. From getting your passport in order to finding a place to live, Alliance Relocation Services is here to help. Moving to a New Country Moving overseas is a phenomenal adventure, but it can also be an overwhelming prospect. […]

Apr 30, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Living Room Furniture

We have some awesome tips on how to pack your living room furniture. Of course, we believe it’s best to let a professional packer do this, but if you are doing the packing yourself, read this to learn more about packing tables, chairs, and sofas. Boxing up your clothes and bedding is fairly simple. But […]

Apr 22, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Keep Your Moving Expenses Within Budget

Moving can be expensive, especially if you don’t prepare a budget in advance. The farther you move, the more expensive it can be. If you are moving across the country on a tight budget, we have pulled together some tips for staying within your financial limits.  Get organized. Make to-do lists, supplies lists, and create […]

Apr 15, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Packing Your Electronics for a Move

Stereos, home theater systems, DVDs, gaming consoles, and computers represent a significant financial investment. Once your professional movers have unpacked your electronics in your new home, you can have them reconnected and running quickly by following the tips below.  Take Many Photographs of Your Electronics  Prior to disconnecting your electronics, use your phone or camera […]

Apr 8, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Avoiding Injuries on Moving Day

Moving day can be emotionally and physically stressful. The last thing you want to happen during a move is to sustain an injury. Even when you hire a full-service moving company, you need to ensure that your home is safety-proofed.  Use the Right Equipment for the Moving Task  By using the appropriate moving equipment, you […]

Apr 1, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Protect Your Floors During a Move

When most people prepare for a move, they think about protecting their valuables during transport and offloading. They have another valuable item that frequently is missed: their flooring. Unfortunately, damaged flooring can be expensive to repair or replace. And, it’s easy to significantly damage your flooring by dragging, sliding or dropping something on it as […]

Mar 25, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What Should You Unpack First?

Unpacking is much more efficient when you begin with the essentials and have a system in place. It’s too easy to become distracted without a plan, so a small investment of your time to create one will pay off well.  You’ve packed up your home, loaded the truck, and arrived safely at your new home. […]

Mar 18, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What to Ask When Getting a Quote from a Moving Company

It’s crucial to compare prices when you hire a professional moving company. You don’t want to sign a contract with a moving company until you understand all of the charges. Shopping around is more complicated than simply asking, “How much do you charge?” Different moving companies offer various methods of charging for their services. And […]

Mar 11, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

The Most Common Unexpected Moving Expenses

Moving can get expensive. You need to budget for gas if you are moving yourself, and gas is expensive. Or you need to set aside money in your budget for hiring a professional moving company. You have plenty of obvious expenses to plan for, but you also need to consider some expenses that are more […]

Mar 4, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack a Moving Pod

Moving containers are a handy option when you move to a new home. They give you the flexibility to pack at your own pace. And, you don’t have to drive a large moving truck.  However, you most likely don’t know the best way to pack a moving container. Let’s review some tips on the proper […]

Feb 25, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Moving in Winter

If you are moving soon, then you are moving during the height of winter. You have the advantage of moving during the “off” season, which means movers aren’t as busy. But you also have the potential of inclement weather to deal with. A winter move takes just a little more planning. Read on for our […]

Feb 18, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Streamlining Your Upcoming Move to a New Home

When you move to a new home, last-minute tasks can upset your schedule and add to the stress. Deciding what and what not to pack is often a factor in this. It can be hard to let go of items you have owned for a long time, but by making choices ahead of time, you […]

Feb 11, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

The Most Difficult Household Items to Pack and Move

What are the most difficult household items to move to a new home? Moving aquariums, expensive large appliances, artwork, and more can present you with some daunting challenges. You face a higher risk of damage to your goods, which can become quite costly. They must be packed carefully and transported via an appropriate vehicle.   […]

Feb 4, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Preparing to Interview Professional Movers

Getting ready to move? If you prefer not to lift heavy boxes, disassemble electronics and furniture, or offload a moving truck, then you will want to hire professional movers. Hiring a professional moving company frees up valuable time that you can devote to family, friends, and work. Plus, it lessens the stress considerably. Moving yourself […]

Jan 28, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Should You Move Your Old Furniture or Buy New?

If your furniture is worn out, then it may not be worth the cost to move. Older furniture is more likely to get damaged during the move. You may end up having to buy new furniture quickly to replace broken items while taking the damaged items to the local dump.  Will your old furniture fit […]

Jan 21, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Packing Fragile Items

If you have ever broken a special item when moving, you know how heartbreaking it can be. Preventing this type of moving tragedy is a simple matter of proper preparation and having the right supplies. Here are top tips for packing fragile items to keep them safe: 1. Prepare in advance. Packing up valuable crystal, […]

Jan 14, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Packing Your Garage for a Move

Packing your kitchen is tedious enough. But your garage may be even more mind-numbing with seemingly endless tools, hardware, and items you store to get them out of the house. Just as with the kitchen, you have a lot of items, maybe put away in cabinets, maybe some in boxes, maybe some lying around loose. […]

Jan 7, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Preparing Your Backyard Grill for Moving

You have a great backyard grill and want to take it with you to your new home. Unless you are hiring professional movers, you will need to take careful steps to ensure it arrives at your new home intact.  If you want to enjoy your grill for years to come, read our tips and tricks on […]

Dec 30, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

How Many Moving Boxes Will You Need?

You’re moving.   If you are doing the work yourself, one of the first things you have to figure out is how much stuff do you have, and how many boxes you will need to pack everything. It’s difficult for most people to estimate full cabinets, shelves, and closets into cubic feet, but you probably have […]

Dec 24, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

What Should You Take in Your Car Rather Than Putting on the Truck?

Certain things should go with you in your car rather than with your movers. These include your first night box, valuables, flammables, and more.  You can only fit so many things in your car, which is why you hired a moving company or rented a truck. But you’ll still have some room in your car to take […]

Dec 17, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Preplanning for an International Relocation

Making an international move is exciting. You will experience a new culture, cuisine, and language. You will make new friends. However, the moving process can be overwhelming without appropriate plans in place. We have compiled a few tips to make your international relocation a smooth as possible.  Moving to a new home is never easy. […]

Dec 10, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Getting an In-Home Estimate

Moving your household is a complex process that can be more manageable when you invest a little time in examining the options and details. Working with professional packers and movers is the easiest way to minimize your workload and streamline the process. But you have other ways available to manage the move easily.  To get […]

Dec 3, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Best Tips When Moving Overseas

Whether you are moving overseas for a new job or simply want to experience life in another culture, an international move can be exciting, rewarding, and stressful as well. We have been assisting people with international moves for decades, and we have these tips to offer you. First, be sure to plan ahead and develop […]

Nov 19, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Unexpected Costs When Buying Your First Home

  First-time home buyers know about saving for the down payment. However, you will face other costs when you buy your first home. These costs can be significant. So, it’s crucial that you understand them and prepare for them before you sign any contracts. Be prepared for the following costs associated with buying a home: […]

Nov 12, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving After Retirement

As you reach retirement age, you may begin to think about a different home. Perhaps your kids have moved out and started their own families. You don’t need the extra bedrooms and cleaning. Or, maybe your parents are reaching that point, and you are helping them make decisions.  Moving after a certain age typically means […]

Nov 5, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Using Moving Straps

Moving straps help with lifting heavy items like sofas, file cabinets, and large appliances. If you are doing a DIY move, moving straps are a crucial tool to have handy especially if you need to navigate stairs. When used correctly, moving straps reduce the risk of injury because they require less twisting and bending to […]

Oct 29, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Up Your Garage

What’s worse than packing the kitchen? Sometimes, it’s the garage. It’s an out-of-sight room that is perfect for storing all the necessities for your home that you don’t want on display such as gardening tools, the kayak, bikes, hardware, or even the treadmill you got for your birthday but never use. Packing Your Garage for […]

Oct 22, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Wine Collection

Your collection of fine wines requires special handling and storage when moving to a new residence. They have an exquisite character and chemistry that can be altered by exposure to light, temperature changes, and movement. Read on for our tips on how to carefully move your wine collection. Here are several steps to consider prior […]

Oct 15, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

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