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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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