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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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Great Ideas for an Easier Move

As moving day approaches and you take inventory of your household goods, you may wonder how you are going to get everything from the old home into the new home. Well, finding a moving company doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. In fact, there are moving options for every scenario. These four ideas for […]

Aug 12, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Unexpected Expenses When Moving

Moving can be an expensive task. You have to budget for gas if you’re shuttling furniture yourself, or you have to allocate money for hiring movers. These are pretty obvious expenses you’ll face when relocating to a new home, but have you considered all of the other costs? Not budgeting appropriately for a move can […]

Aug 5, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Keeping Bugs Out of the Moving Boxes

Ok, we know it can happen. Your home is clean, but it is possible for an unwanted bug to get into a box as you are packing. Then you transport that bug to your new home. Let’s take a look at some easy tips to prevent that from happening.  When Packing for the Move First, […]

Jul 29, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Full Service Move or DIY?

Your move will be either local, long-distance, or overseas. The biggest difference between them is how you decide to move. You have many options. You can hire a full-service mover, order a la carte moving services, or handle every aspect of the move yourself.  If you opt for full-service moving, the movers will come to […]

Jul 15, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What if The Mover Loses Boxes?

It’s rare, but sometimes mistakes happen. Items do occasionally go missing during a move. If you find you’re missing items, you will want to file a claim. It’s important to make note that items are missing before you sign off on your delivery, so there are a few extra steps you should take during the […]

Jul 8, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is the most time-consuming, tedious room to pack. But it is so important to get it right. You don’t want to open boxes and find them full of chipped or broken dishes. Follow our tips below if you are packing your own dishes. But first, call us for a quote to discover how […]

Jul 1, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Window Treatments: Bring Them or Leave Them?

If you are organizing your home in advance of moving, then you likely have three piles going: what to bring, what to leave behind, and what to get rid of. The pre-planning organization can be overwhelming. And, you may stop and scratch your head when it comes to certain items like window treatments. These are […]

Jun 24, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Tips For Saving Money When You Move

Expenses can add up quickly when you move, even if you are moving cross-town rather than cross country. You can save some money by planning in advance. Do some research on different moving companies, and find out how much your time is worth in order to budget your move accordingly. When you move to a […]

Jun 17, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Talk to Your Kids About Moving

No matter what ages your kids are, telling them that the family is moving to a new home is not easy. No matter how carefully you plan out what to say, they will hear some version of “I’m losing my home and friends.” Here are some tips to make the news a little more palatable.  […]

Jun 10, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Be Organized and Stress Free When Packing

You might be taking advantage of the packing services offered by a company like Alliance Relocation Services to make the process a lot less stressful. However, you may prefer to do the packing yourself to save a bit of money, or you may have your own way of packing your boxes. If you fall into […]

Jun 3, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Protect Your Items in a Storage Unit

 If you are moving soon, you may need to use a self-storage unit at some point. They are super handy, but you do need to prepare your items and properly protect them before leaving them locked up in a storage unit. Learn the best way to cover each of your belongings so they won’t get […]

May 27, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What Not To Move

If you are moving, you have a lot of planning to do. And if you are hiring a professional moving company to help, you need to know in advance that there are some things a moving company will not accept.  You will find plenty of tips on how to pack. But you need to know […]

May 20, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

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

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