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Category Archives: Moving Tips

How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Moving Scams Moving Tips


More than 36 million Americans moved in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While many of those moves ended well, others became a nightmare. More than 9,300 complaints against movers were filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in 2012. Complaints included hefty price increases over original estimates, missing items, and goods held hostage until additional Read more

How to Make a Smooth Office Move Moving Tips


A household move ranks up there with death and divorce as one of life’s big stressors. Moving an entire office has its own set of headaches. When an office relocates, it must be done quickly to avoid disruption of business. The costs related to such moves can be steep. Sometimes the move must be done Read more

7 Tips for Making a Move for Your Job Moving Tips


Moving and switching jobs rank as two of the major stress triggers in our lives. Doing both at the same time can test your sanity-unless you collaborate with your employer, make smart choices and do plenty of planning. “Start planning as early as you can-that’s really critical,” said John Bisney, a spokesman for the American Read more

7 Tips on How to Pack for a DIY Move Moving Tips


If you’re planning a do-it-yourself move, you’re probably overwhelmed by the thought of packing a houseful of stuff into a rental truck. In the end, though, the savings can make that labor worthwhile. Do-it-yourself movers save between 50 percent and 75 percent compared with folks who hire full-service movers, according to Dave Baptisti, director of national Read more

5 Tips for Driving a Moving Truck Moving Tips

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You can save money by making a do-it-yourself move, but make sure you’re fully prepared before you climb behind the wheel of a rented moving truck. Whether you’re traveling across the country to a new home or across town to a self-storage facility, driving a moving truck can be intimidating for inexperienced drivers, said Lew Grill, Read more

5 Tips on How to Rent a Moving Truck Moving Tips


When you need to transport a lot of possessions to a self-storage unit or to a new home, hiring movers to do the job can be expensive. In fact, according to the American Moving & Storage Association, the average professional moving job within the same state costs about $1,170. On the other hand, you can rent a Read more

7 Tips for Making a Military Move Moving Tips


Active-duty military personnel make permanent change of station (PCS) moves about every two to four years, according to Military.com. That can add up to a long list of moves over a relatively short period of time. What’s more, the changes may be abrupt. “The period of time from when you receive orders to when you Read more

Moving Day Checklist Moving Tips

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Whether you’re relocating to take a new job or buying a bigger house to accommodate a growing family, moving day can be stressful. But you can reduce the stress by following these 10 steps to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible. 1. Get kids and pets out of the way. Moving day isn’t Read more

Essential Tools for Moving Moving Tips

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If you’ve got a day of moving ahead of you, you don’t need the extra headache of running to the store at the last minute to buy packing tape. To ensure that you’ve got all the moving supplies you need ahead of time, here’s a list of some essential tools that will take you through Read more

Inventory Management: Keeping Track of Your Stuff Moving Tips


Does the term “inventory management” in connection with your move sound a bit overwhelming? Think of performing home inventory as taking control of as much of the moving and packing process as possible. Like any complicated project, it helps if you break it down into smaller, manageable tasks. Fortunately, there are some great tools available to Read more