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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Stress of Moving to a Big City

Moving to a big city from a small town by yourself can be a big challenge. If you have traveled a lot, you may already have plenty of experience navigating streets and neighborhoods. If not, you may feel excited and a little intimidated by the new adventure. If your relocation takes you far away from […]

Apr 26, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Heavy Furniture

Moving heavy furniture is always a challenge. It takes a tremendous amount of energy. You may pull some muscles or hurt your back. 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 […]

Apr 9, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

Top Reasons to Hire Professional Movers

Save Time and Money With Professional Moving Services Will a DIY move really save you money? It most likely will not save you time. Instead, you will invest a good portion of your valuable time planning, gathering supplies, and packing. And, the expenses of a DIY move can add up. A successful move takes organization, […]

Apr 2, 2021 by Wendy Hoke

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 some […]

Feb 16, 2021 by Alliance Relocation

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