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Moving Heavy Furniture

Moving heavy furniture is a challenge. You exert an enormous amount of energy. You may strain a muscle, and 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 be a lot easier […]

Dec 23, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Stemware, Glassware, and Dishes

Wrap mugs and glasses separately and individually. Wrap a wineglass stem with separate paper, then wrap the entire glass in packing paper. For items with lids, such as teapots, wrap the item first, then wrap the lid and the item as a bundle. Use dish packs to prepare your dishes, stemware, and glassware for moving. […]

Dec 16, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Packing Sterling Silver

Organization and planning ahead are critical to a smooth move. But, what if you have valuable sterling silver or silver plated serve ware and utensils? These items need extra care in order to arrive in good condition at your new home. We have compiled a list of tips and moving essentials for transporting your silver […]

Dec 2, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Moving Your Washer and Dryer

Moving a washer and dryer takes extra care. Not securing the drums and doing other required prep can result in expensive repairs. We recommend that you hire a professional, but if you still choose a DIY move, here are some tips for moving a washer and dryer: Disconnect the Units It is crucial that you […]

Nov 25, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What to Expect When You Hire Professional Packers

They are trained to meet or exceed industry standards. If you have never hired a moving company to pack your goods for the upcoming move, you may have some questions. Here are several of those common questions. How Do They Know What to Pack? The packers will not try to determine what may be trash […]

Nov 18, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Moving With Pets

Moving into a new home can be especially stressful for your pets. They are likely to be confused by the commotion of the move process and a bit apprehensive in new surroundings. You can help smooth their transition with a little pre-planning and some useful tricks that we have put together for you. Keep a […]

Nov 11, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Top Priorities When Moving into a New Home

You have much to consider when you move to a new home. Settling in involves more than unpacking. You need to prioritize the tasks and tackle the project in an organized way. So to help you set your to-do list straight, we’ve put together this quick list of the most important tasks that you need […]

Nov 4, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Protect Your Belongings When Moving

 When you move into a new home, your biggest concern is preventing damage to your household goods.  Moving furniture is particularly challenging. That’s why it’s important to purchase the right supplies to protect your furniture from harm. Before moving furniture, get your hands on the following supplies:  Plastic sheets. Large pieces of plastic can be draped […]

Oct 14, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Your Dishes

The most time-consuming room to pack is your kitchen. And, it’s extremely important to pack everything correctly to avoid damage. You don’t want to arrive at your new home and discover boxes filled with chipped or broken dishes. You will need medium boxes, several small boxes and plenty of packing material. It should go without […]

Oct 7, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Creating a Beautiful Curb Appeal

You get one chance to make a stellar impression on a potential home buyer. Your home’s curb appeal is the best way to accomplish this all-important goal. If your home doesn’t look pristine and inviting on the outside, your buyers might assume the inside is lacking as well.  Creating a beautiful curb appeal doesn’t have […]

Sep 30, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What Goes With You in a Move?

When you are getting ready to sell your home, you will need to determine what you want to keep and what will stay behind. Certain items are negotiable in the transaction like large appliances and window treatments. If you know where you will be moving to next, then you are in a good position to […]

Sep 23, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Managing a Delay When Moving

Expect the unexpected. If there’s one thing you can count on when moving, it’s that you can’t count on everything happening as planned. There are many moving parts and players, so at some point, something will go awry. Planning well helps, but even the best-planned moves with the most dependable and reputable moving companies can […]

Sep 16, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Streamline Your Next Move

Some people are just naturally organized. Most of us aren’t, which means moving into a household can be chaotic and stressful. If this describes you, don’t worry. By taking the right steps, you can help yourself to remain calm and well prepared. In fact, you can streamline your move and find everything you need on […]

Sep 9, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Hire Professionals to Move These 5 Household Items

You may want to save money by packing and moving your home by yourself. However, there are some items that are best left to the pros, especially items that need extra attention and care.  Not sure which items we’re talking about? From instruments to appliances, here are 5 household belongings that are difficult to move […]

Sep 2, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Recycle Packing Materials

You’ve moved into your new house, and you’re done unpacking. What do you do with all the leftover packing materials? We have some advice on how to recycle bubble wrap, packing peanuts, crates, and more. For most people who do a DIY move, you’re left with piles of boxes, newspapers, packing peanuts, Styrofoam, and more. […]

Aug 26, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Which Furniture Pieces Should Be Disassembled for a Move?

Many items in your home have breakable or removable parts, which can cause safety hazards during the relocation process. While large pieces of furniture can be moved in their assembled state, you will discover that many of those items are best disassembled for the moving process. Your collection of furniture is unique, but typically it’s […]

Aug 19, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Great Ideas for an Easier Move

As moving day approaches and you take inventory of your household goods, you may wonder how you are going to get everything from the old home into the new home. Well, finding a moving company doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. In fact, there are moving options for every scenario. These four ideas for […]

Aug 12, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Unexpected Expenses When Moving

Moving can be an expensive task. You have to budget for gas if you’re shuttling furniture yourself, or you have to allocate money for hiring movers. These are pretty obvious expenses you’ll face when relocating to a new home, but have you considered all of the other costs? Not budgeting appropriately for a move can […]

Aug 5, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What if The Mover Loses Boxes?

It’s rare, but sometimes mistakes happen. Items do occasionally go missing during a move. If you find you’re missing items, you will want to file a claim. It’s important to make note that items are missing before you sign off on your delivery, so there are a few extra steps you should take during the […]

Jul 8, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Pack Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is the most time-consuming, tedious room to pack. But it is so important to get it right. You don’t want to open boxes and find them full of chipped or broken dishes. Follow our tips below if you are packing your own dishes. But first, call us for a quote to discover how […]

Jul 1, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Window Treatments: Bring Them or Leave Them?

If you are organizing your home in advance of moving, then you likely have three piles going: what to bring, what to leave behind, and what to get rid of. The pre-planning organization can be overwhelming. And, you may stop and scratch your head when it comes to certain items like window treatments. These are […]

Jun 24, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Tips For Saving Money When You Move

Expenses can add up quickly when you move, even if you are moving cross-town rather than cross country. You can save some money by planning in advance. Do some research on different moving companies, and find out how much your time is worth in order to budget your move accordingly. When you move to a […]

Jun 17, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

How to Talk to Your Kids About Moving

No matter what ages your kids are, telling them that the family is moving to a new home is not easy. No matter how carefully you plan out what to say, they will hear some version of “I’m losing my home and friends.” Here are some tips to make the news a little more palatable.  […]

Jun 10, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What Not To Move

If you are moving, you have a lot of planning to do. And if you are hiring a professional moving company to help, you need to know in advance that there are some things a moving company will not accept.  You will find plenty of tips on how to pack. But you need to know […]

May 20, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Questions to Ask a Professional Moving Company

When you hire a professional moving company, you are putting your household goods in their care. These are your treasured memories, furniture, clothing, and other items you would be devastated if they were lost or damaged.   It’s a daunting prospect when you are moving long-distance. Your items will be in their care for several weeks. […]

May 13, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Tips for Moving Overseas

Moving overseas to a new country can be exciting. It can also produce a lot of anxiety. From getting your passport in order to finding a place to live, Alliance Relocation Services is here to help. Moving to a New Country Moving overseas is a phenomenal adventure, but it can also be an overwhelming prospect. […]

Apr 30, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Keep Your Moving Expenses Within Budget

Moving can be expensive, especially if you don’t prepare a budget in advance. The farther you move, the more expensive it can be. If you are moving across the country on a tight budget, we have pulled together some tips for staying within your financial limits.  Get organized. Make to-do lists, supplies lists, and create […]

Apr 15, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Packing Your Electronics for a Move

Stereos, home theater systems, DVDs, gaming consoles, and computers represent a significant financial investment. Once your professional movers have unpacked your electronics in your new home, you can have them reconnected and running quickly by following the tips below.  Take Many Photographs of Your Electronics  Prior to disconnecting your electronics, use your phone or camera […]

Apr 8, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

What to Ask When Getting a Quote from a Moving Company

It’s crucial to compare prices when you hire a professional moving company. You don’t want to sign a contract with a moving company until you understand all of the charges. Shopping around is more complicated than simply asking, “How much do you charge?” Different moving companies offer various methods of charging for their services. And […]

Mar 11, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

The Most Common Unexpected Moving Expenses

Moving can get expensive. You need to budget for gas if you are moving yourself, and gas is expensive. Or you need to set aside money in your budget for hiring a professional moving company. You have plenty of obvious expenses to plan for, but you also need to consider some expenses that are more […]

Mar 4, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

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