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Solutions for Unique Moving Circumstances

August 5th, 2019 - 8:43 AM
Solutions for Unique Moving Circumstances

Overcome your moving challenges

Do you feel like your moving situation is out of the ordinary? Well, rest assured, there’s no such thing as “normal” when it comes to moving. We’ve helped more than a million customers move, and have seen just about everything you can imagine. Some challenges are super easy to work around, and some require a little more creative problem-solving. Take a look at the situations below, and read about the solutions we offer.  

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Moving Over the Holidays

July 23rd, 2019 - 3:38 PM
Moving Over the Holidays

Happy holidays make for happy moving

With work slowing down and kids being out of class, holidays are an ideal time for transition. And while these times come with some unique challenges, planning your move over a break can definitely work in your favor. Let’s explore the pros and cons of moving over the holidays, and discover ways to plan around the issues you may face. It’s possible to have a happy move and a happy holiday!

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How to Transport Exotic Pets During a Move

July 19th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
How to Transport Exotic Pets During a Move

Moving across the country with exotic pets

Moving can be stressful for everyone in your household — even your pets. But unlike moving with a dog or cat, if you’re planning an interstate move and own exotic pets like reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits or other unique animals, they need a little extra TLC. Plus, you’ll want to be sure you’re moving them safely and legally to your new home.

Before you head out, review this information to help prepare for moving with your exotic animals. 

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How to Meet the Neighbors

July 15th, 2019 - 9:09 AM
How to Meet the Neighbors

Get to Know the New Neighbors

Moving can be emotionally draining. After saying goodbye to your friends and family, packing up and moving to a new neighborhood, you may not feel like being outgoing and social. But, after getting settled, it’s smart to take the time to meet your new neighbors.

Even if you’re not looking to make connections in the area, it’s nice to have someone you know nearby. You may also find that it’s helpful to meet people who can check mail or water the plants while you’re out of town — or at least someone who can recommend local service providers. Most would agree that it’s better to befriend neighbors than endure complicated relationships simply because you don’t know them well. So jump in and get to know those living next door. 

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A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

July 3rd, 2019 - 9:06 AM
A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

Taking Pets with You When You Move

With nearly 85 million families owning a pet in the U.S., it’s no surprise that many moves include at least one animal. But if you've never moved with a pet before, you likely have a few questions. How will you keep them contained in the vehicle? How often will you need to stop? Is it better to use a pet transporting company? We've got the information you need to help everything go smoothly!

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Moving with a Dog

July 3rd, 2019 - 8:50 AM
Moving with a Dog

Important Things to Think About When Moving Dogs

Where do you take your dog? On trips to the vet? To the local park on the weekends? On family vacations? Even if you regularly make short trips with your pup, a big move is much different. There are several things to handle before you leave, like planning travel and preparing your dog for the long drive.

First, check out this guide to moving with pets for general tips, and then read below for these dog-specific things to consider for your move.

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What You Need to Know About Parking Moving Equipment

May 28th, 2019 - 9:46 AM
What You Need to Know About Parking Moving Equipment

Preparing to Park Moving Equipment 

One of the most important tasks to take care of before moving day is securing safe, legal parking for the equipment. You’ll need to arrange for parking on both ends of the move, so make plans before the equipment is delivered for loading or unloading. Whether you’re using a moving trailer or a ReloCube® container, be sure to check on parking, secure the space and make plans for delivery. 

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How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

April 26th, 2019 - 1:14 PM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

The importance of properly lifting boxes 

If you’ve ever felt back pain after lifting something heavy, you may have done it incorrectly. While it’s a simple mistake to make, it’s one you want to try to avoid — especially if you’ll be doing a lot of lifting. If you’re planning a move, learning the right way to lift boxes and heavy items can go a long way toward making the experience more enjoyable. After all, you don’t want to deal with back pain right in the middle of moving! Here are some tips for protecting your back from injury. 

Note: If you have a history of back pain or injuries, consider asking friends or relatives to do the heavy lifting, or hire people to help. 

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List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

April 26th, 2019 - 10:24 AM
List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

What you need to buy when moving into a new apartment

On moving day, you’re going to walk into an empty apartment and make it home. Many items come together to take the space from bare bones to livable. Having things like appliances, furniture and furnishings will create a space that is both functional and comfortable. Whether you’re wondering what things you need for your first apartment or just want an apartment moving checklist to ensure nothing is forgotten, the list below will help. 

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What moving expenses are tax deductible?

April 24th, 2019 - 2:31 PM
What moving expenses are tax deductible?

How the new tax reform affects moving expense deductions 

If you’ve recently moved for work (or are planning to), you’re probably hoping to deduct all of those expenses on your income taxes. But with new laws in place, you may not be able to. On Dec. 31, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which prevents the majority of individuals and businesses from claiming moving expenses. However, there are some exceptions. Keep reading to learn more about the new reform, who the exemptions apply to, and what it means for long distance moves.