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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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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

Calculating Moving Costs

Moving your home costs more than just money. You make a physical and mental investment as well as a monetary one. When working on your moving budget, consider the cost of your time, health, and emotions as well. Underestimating these could end up costing you more than expected. Estimate the Financial Costs of a Move […]

Oct 8, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack a Moving Container

Packing your home to move can take a little organizational skill. Some of us have those skills while others don’t. If it doesn’t come naturally to you, take heart. It’s not an activity that you practice for in advance. Moving containers, aka pods, have become a popular, cost-efficient method to make moving your household easier. […]

Oct 1, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Should You Move Your Backyard Shed?

Should you move your shed to your new home? If your new residence has the space for it, you may want to consider taking the shed along. Today, many sheds are custom built and much larger than older models. Many homeowners prefer not to leave them behind. You have many variables to consider when deciding […]

Sep 24, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Keep Moving Charges Within Budget

Uprooting your life and moving your household isn’t a simple task, even if your new residence is just around the corner. You need to deal with logistics, negotiations, and potential legal issues. The best course of action is to hire a reputable mover with experience in planning and accurate quotes. A good mover will minimize […]

Sep 17, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Our Best Tips for a Smooth Move

Moving to a new residence can be a smooth and quick experience with a little planning. Skip the stress by being focused and organized.   If you’re not a naturally organized person, don’t worry. We have some easy steps to recommend to keep you organized throughout your move. Follow these tips to keep the process smooth […]

Sep 10, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Be Prepared for the Movers

There’s a lot of opportunity for making a mistake when you move. The most stressful mistake is not being prepared for the movers when they arrive. It may delay the move, or you may need to reschedule the relocation entirely. Being ready for the movers goes beyond having everything packed. Here are our tips for […]

Sep 3, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Reducing Stress When You Move to a New Home

Life can be stressful enough these days without throwing a move into the mix. Moving to a new home has many moving parts, and problems can arise even with the best planning. Check out our tips to make your move as stress-free as possible.  Deadlines. Contracts. Logistics. Kids. Pets. Moving is stressful. Plus, you will […]

Aug 27, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Leather Furniture

Leather furniture is elegant, durable, and expensive. It brings a natural warmth to just about any room. However, it does need some care to stay nice. And, if you are moving soon and plan to bring your leather furniture to the new residence, you will need to take some specific steps to protect it. It […]

Aug 20, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Finding the Right Moving Company for Your Needs

Moving to your new home has some challenges. You might feel stressed simply putting together your to-do list. Moving companies provide a key service and remove a lot of stress. How do you pick the right moving company? We have put together a list of things to do as you search for the right movers. […]

Aug 13, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

What to Expect from Professional Packers

Professional packers will take care of most of the heavy lifting. However, you do need to be on hand for instructions on where things go and what needs to be packed together. We’ve put together some tips on what to expect when you use a professional packing service. For your upcoming move, plan to hire […]

Aug 6, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Hacks to Rethink

Conventional wisdom is something that guides us throughout our days. It’s good advice such as if you’re the last person to leave a room, turn off the lights. So many of our actions are prompted by a commonly accepted set of expectations. It’s good ol’ common sense. Moving has its own set of commonly accepted […]

Jul 30, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Decluttering Your Home Before Moving

Even with early preparation, moving your household goods can be stressful. It’s also a great time to declutter your home so you don’t move the stuff you never use. If you have lived in your home for a long time, you may need extra time to sort through what you want to eliminate. If you […]

Jul 23, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Comparing Moving Companies

There are approximately 7,000 moving companies in the United States. That gives you a lot of choices when looking for one to help you move. Each one is different, and some will offer services that fit your needs better than others do. What criteria should you use when comparing moving companies? We’ve compiled some tips […]

Jul 16, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Large Flat-Screen TV

Flat-screen TVs are getting huge. You can now buy TV modules that will cover an entire wall. It’s great for watching the Super Bowl, but when you move, how do you move the TV? Flat-screen TVs are some of the most fragile, expensive, and uniquely shaped items in a household. Moving them is a challenging […]

Jul 9, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Tips for Moving a Safe on Your Own

Moving a household safe is a tough task due to its weight and bulky size. A small, personal safe isn’t quite too hard. However, a larger safe such as a gun safe needs extra care and planning. The safest option is to use professional movers who have experience with packing, loading, and unloading safes. If […]

Jul 1, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Pool Table

A pool table is a fun addition to your home. However, if you are moving, you will need to decide whether to move your pool table yourself or hire a professional service. We recommend letting us help you with disassembly, lifting, carrying, loading, unloading, and reassembly of your pool table. If you decide to do […]

Jun 25, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Downsizing When You Retire

Many people have chosen to retire as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns. If you retired recently, or if you plan to retire soon, you may want to downsize. Moving into a smaller home takes a little effort and planning. Here are our tips to make it happen more smoothly. Retiree Downsizing Of course, you […]

Jun 18, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Making Your New House Feel Like Home

You’re done! The move is over, and most of the boxes are unpacked. But, your house most likely doesn’t feel like home yet. Now is the time to get excited about settling in. How do you do this? It’s hard to define, and it’s a different process for each person. The personal touches will give […]

Jun 11, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Top Tips for Moving in Summer

Moving in Summer Summer is just around the corner. Moving in summer can be a lot easier than during other seasons like winter. The warmer weather and longer days give you certain advantages. If you are planning a move this summer, take a look at our top tips to take advantage of what the season […]

Jun 4, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Should You Move the Backyard Swingset?

Should you move your kids’ outdoor playset? It might be worth it. You already invested time and money to build it in the backyard, and most outdoor playsets are expensive. But, moving it to your new home means disassembling and reassembling it. Maybe it’s just easier to buy a new one and hire someone to […]

May 28, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Understanding the Total Costs of Moving

If you are preparing to move, you need to consider many factors when evaluating the total cost. You will need to take into account the total financial investment prior to making your decisions. Plus, the decision-making involves your investment in time, physical health, and emotional state. Without understanding the costs, your relocation could cost you […]

May 21, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Best Tips for Packing Fragile Items for Moving

If you are moving soon to a new home and have valuable, fragile items, you will need to know how to pack them for protection. Perhaps you have expensive china and crystal or original artwork. Whatever the items are, we have our top tips for packing them properly. Here are our 4 best tips for […]

May 14, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Will Movers Disconnect Your Large Appliances?

Large household appliances are expensive to repair or replace. If you are moving, you may think that the professional movers will disconnect your washer, dryer, and other large appliances. However, they typically will not perform those services. Hire Professional Technicians to Disconnect Large Appliances You have options. You can disconnect and reconnect your appliances yourself. […]

May 7, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

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