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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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