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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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How to Prepare for Professional Packers

Full Service Mover Logistics Hiring professional packers can be expensive, but the benefits often outweigh the cost. Not only are most professional packers experienced, but they have all the right packing material and equipment to do their jobs efficiently. And, by packing your items, they’ll be accepting liability for them as well. Still, you have […]

Feb 16, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

How to Handle an Emergency Move

Relocating During Stressful Times Unfortunately, some companies take advantage of stressful times for others. Though planning for a move weeks or months in advance is wise, sometimes it’s just not possible. Relocating your home is typically disruptive and stressful, but emergency moves are often brought on by sudden life-changing events over which you have no […]

Feb 9, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

How to Move Valuable Items

Packing High Value Items If you are preparing to relocate to a new home and you have items of considerable worth, you need to consider whether you should pack them yourself or hire a professional packing company. You may need custom crates to adequately protect your items. Packing the valuables yourself may save money upfront, […]

Feb 2, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

Top Tasks for After the Move

Post Relocation Checklist Even if you move across town, you can still have a sense of disorientation in your new home and neighborhood. Time will help lessen those feelings. Yet, your post-relocation period can be a bit smoother if you plan appropriately. We have compiled a checklist of our top suggestions for getting oriented in […]

Jan 26, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

How to Pack, Ship Large & Small Items

Large & Small Item Tips Do you need to move a large, heavy piece of furniture across the country? Or are you planning to ship a small, fragile item? Regardless, you need to use the best packing and shipping practices. The goal is to minimize the risk of damage and ensure the item reaches its […]

Jan 19, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

How to Ship Antiques

Shipping and Packing Antiques Whether it’s a treasured gem you found at a garage sale or a unique family heirloom, antiques typically have both monetary and sentimental value. This is precisely why you need proper packing when you move your antique furniture and collectibles. Antiques are a minimum of 100 years old, and most have […]

Jan 12, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

10 Moving Day Safety Tips

Moving Day Safety Moving into a new residence has its challenges. And, the process can also present you with hazards. Time and money are important. Still, you want to take steps to ensure the health and safety of your family members. It’s imperative to stay safe when relocating to a new home, so we have […]

Jan 5, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

Need a Storage Unit? Here’s What to Know

Self-Storage Units A self-storage unit can come in handy during your upcoming move. It gives you a lot of flexibility and many helpful benefits. You can store your household items and furniture safely while you search for your new home. What You Need to Know About Storage Units You may also use a self-storage unit […]

Dec 29, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Moving With Your Pets

Moving & Pets Moving is stressful already. Add pets into the mix, and the stress can rise. You must consider everything from airline transportation regulations to their health and safety. Once you have arrived at your new home, you will need to introduce them to their new space and help them adjust. We’ve compiled some […]

Dec 22, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Avoid These Common Moving Mistakes

Moving Mistakes If you are like most people, you face an upcoming move with a touch of anxiety. Certainly, it’s not fun to move your household. Even the smoothest relocations can cause an overabundance of anxiety and stress. And, when something goes awry, when a disaster occurs, you can feel as if your entire world […]

Dec 15, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Shipping Breakables Takes Important Knowledge and Preparation

Shipping Breakables When you ship breakables, you will need to make choices such as the size of the box and how to wrap the items to prevent damage. You will need to consider the following steps: Choose a well-built, right-sized box Select the appropriate packaging material Combine multiple packages into a shipping crate Consider buying […]

Dec 8, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

When You Need Expedited Freight Service

Expedited Freight Service When your shipment needs to arrive quickly, you want expedited freight service. Many companies offer expedited freight service, so it’s important to know how to find the right service provider for your specific situation. Important factors to consider when choosing an expedited freight service include: Carriers have different types of expedited service. […]

Dec 1, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

What You Need to Know About Moving Estimates

Moving Estimates Is a moving company required to give you a written estimate? Yes. Not only that, a written estimate for your move must include certain specifics such as all charges for transportation, services, and advance charges. The estimate must also specify the form of payment the moving company will accept. Both you and a […]

Nov 24, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

What to Expect from Professional Packers

Professional Packing Services Professional packing services may seem like a luxury. However, when you consider the valuables that you need to safely relocate to a new home, hiring professional packers to protect your treasures makes sense. This includes preparing large appliances and large, heavy furniture for the move. What to Expect from a Packing Service […]

Nov 17, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Do You Need Valuation Protection?

Valuation Protection For Your Household Goods If you are moving into a new home, you have quite a few considerations to plan for. If you have household items that have significant value, whether it’s monetary or sentimental value, you should do two things to protect them: 1) hire professional packers and movers such as Alliance […]

Nov 10, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Moving Heavy Furniture

Hire Professional Movers for Lifting Heaving Furniture It’s difficult and can be dangerous to move your heavy furniture by yourself. So, how do you move your heavy furniture if you are doing the lifting yourself? Planning Care Finesse Correct Equipment Still, do a thorough assessment first of the types of heavy furniture you want to […]

Nov 10, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Planning an Industrial Relocation

Industrial Plant Moving and Commercial Relocations Industrial moves present a wide range of logistical challenges. In fact, they are typically the most complex projects when compared to other commercial relocations. In addition to basic items such as tables, desks, chairs, and office equipment from the administrative branch, an industrial move includes assets from the operations […]

Oct 27, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Shipping & Cargo Insurance

Always Consider Shipping & Cargo Insurance When your company ships valuable assets, the most crucial “insurance policy” is to work with a leader in a specialty, custom crating, packaging, and shipping. Still, no single company can control each element of a crate’s journey from origin to destination. The shipping experience can be tough with a […]

Oct 20, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Parcel Shipping vs. Pallet Shipping: Which One is Best for You?

Parcel Shipping and Pallet Shipping We often get questions from our clients regarding which shipping option should they choose for their business: parcel shipping or pallet shipping (LTL). These two options are quite similar, but which one you choose for your business is crucial. We have compiled some information on the key differences between parcels […]

Oct 12, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

What is a Freight Box?

Freight Box Advantages A freight box is an enclosed shipping container used to transport one or more products. They may be constructed from a variety of materials, including cardboard, plastic, or wood. Freight boxes offer advantages such as a higher degree of protection when shipping goods. Standard shipping units generally do not provide the same […]

Oct 5, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Freight Class Codes and Custom Packaging

Freight class helps determine the rate of shipping freight Any item that is transported by an LTL truck, it will be assigned a freight class that is listed on the Bill of Lading. Determining that freight class can be a challenge. There are 18 different freight classes known as National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). The […]

Sep 30, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

The Problem of Hiring the “Cheapest Moving Company”

Hire the best company within your specific budget Both the internet and Yellow Pages are full of moving companies offering the “cheapest” rates. With the pandemic shutdowns, family budgets are stretched very thin, so it may be very tempting to contract with the movers who offer you a rate too good to be true. We […]

Sep 20, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

What is a Bill of Lading?

Bill of lading – a contract between the shipper and transporter When goods are shipped via a wooden crate, whether residential or commercial items, a bill of lading (BOL) is required. It is crucial that the BOL is accurate, or it may cause delays and overruns in costs. When the freight is loaded for shipment, […]

Sep 15, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Make Your International Shipping More Efficient

Third-Party International Shipping International shipping is increasingly critical as global trade expands. Currently, over $10 trillion in intermediate goods are transferred globally each year, and international shipping is one of the highest cost factors for importers and exporters. Shipping costs include both direct and indirect expenses due to transporting goods from their point of origin […]

Sep 10, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

The Basics on Industrial Crates

Wooden Shipping Crates for Industrial Use Designing wooden shipping crates that will protect expensive industrial equipment during transportation and storage goes beyond simply building a box. Wooden shipping crates and heavy-duty skids must be crafted for the shape, size, weight, sensitivity, fragility, and final destination of the equipment to be shipped. This may include foam […]

Sep 5, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Crating Medical Equipment

Shipping Medical Equipment Some industries have exacting packaging, crating, and shipping requirements. The healthcare industry is a prime example. From sensitive devices to large imaging systems, shipping logistics for the medical industry demands special skills and experience. This includes the knowledge and methods to properly prepare valuable medical equipment such as: CT scanners MRI machines […]

Jul 3, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Reasons to Hire Professionals to Assist with Your Move

Reasons to Hire Pros for Your Upcoming Move You may excel at DIY projects. Perhaps you have remodeled your bathroom and put in a gazebo in the backyard. You converted the garage into a highly efficient office, and you take care of all your home repairs on your own without calling a plumber or electrician. […]

Jun 26, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Shipping Servers and Other Computer Equipment

Shipping Servers If your company is relocating its server equipment, you need to take into consideration several factors: speed, safety, and cost. In balancing these three critical factors when shipping servers, you want to avoid some common errors that may improve speed and cost at the expense of safety. Damage claims result in indirect costs, […]

Jun 19, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Why Use a Custom Crating Company?

Custom Crating You’re moving to a new home and wondering about your valuable appliances, computer equipment, and other items. What is the safest method of packing to ensure they arrive at their destination undamaged? Using a wood crate is one of the safest ways to transport your household goods. Safety is the main reason to […]

Jun 12, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

Moving Large Household Appliances

Appliance Movers As you prepare your home for a move, you will find that most of your household items are quite easy to organize and pack. Personal goods like books, clothing, kitchen utensils, and smaller decorations are simple to wrap and pack into moving boxes or storage containers. However, at some point you will need […]

Jun 5, 2020 by Alliance Relocation

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