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What's the secret to packing clothing?

February 26th, 2019 - 10:06 AM
What's the secret to packing clothing?

How to pack clothes

It seems like everyone has a different opinion on the best way to pack clothing. If you ask friends and family, you’ll probably get tips on rolling vs. folding, using packing cubes and keeping clothes on hangers. All of these can be great suggestions, but the best approach depends on whether you’re traveling or moving, and whether the garments are folded or hanging. Let’s take a look.

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How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

February 25th, 2019 - 1:16 PM
How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

Protect your items with paper pads

As you pack, you’ll need to protect furniture from damage, keep fragile lamps safe, and shield appliances from scratches and dings. Paper padding is a versatile moving supply that’s perfect for all of these applications. Take a closer look at what it is, learn how to use it, and find out how much you’ll need.

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Packing Paper for Moving

February 22nd, 2019 - 3:51 PM
Packing Paper for Moving

Using packing paper for a residential move 

When scanning any list of packing essentials, you’ll likely see packing paper at the top of the list. That’s because paper is versatile — you can use it in a variety of ways, from wrapping dishes and knick-knacks to padding boxes. Let’s take a closer look at what packing paper is, how much is needed, the advantages of using it, and how to use it.

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How to Move Exercise Equipment

February 15th, 2019 - 3:48 PM
How to Move Exercise Equipment

Keeping gym equipment safe during a move

Having your own exercise equipment is a great way to keep in shape without leaving the comfort of your home. But, as convenient as it is to have a home gym, most exercise machines are heavy or oddly shaped, which can make them difficult to move. Before moving day, find out the best ways to disassemble your fitness gear to keep it safe during transit. 

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Moving a large screen TV

February 13th, 2019 - 11:03 AM
Moving a large screen TV

How to pack and ship a TV 

A flat-screen TV is often one of the most fragile and costly items in any home. When it comes to transporting one for a long-distance move, there are ways to pack it to help ensure the best protection. Start by gathering the necessary supplies, and then follow the steps below to pack your TV safely for transit. 

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How To Pack Dishes

February 12th, 2019 - 9:04 AM
How To Pack Dishes

How to pack bowls, plates and other dishes

Packing dishes isn’t difficult, but since most of them will be fragile, it may take some time. Repeating the process over and over for each piece can get tiresome, but taking the time to do it correctly helps ensure they arrive in good condition. Below are the simple steps to pack dishes. 

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Parking at an Apartment Complex or Storage Facility

February 11th, 2019 - 3:18 PM
Parking at an Apartment Complex or Storage Facility

Parking moving equipment at apartments and storage complexes 

Whether you’re moving a small number of belongings or an entire household to or from an apartment or storage complex, planning for parking is crucial. Because lots at these facilities can be small, narrow and private, finding adequate space for large moving equipment may be difficult. Can you leave the equipment overnight? Is there a designated area to park the trailer or container? What if no parking is available? The first step is talking to management to determine what the rules are, and then find a moving company to accommodate them. 

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How do you move house plants from one state to another?

February 6th, 2019 - 1:12 PM
How do you move house plants from one state to another?

Moving with house plants

A house plant is a living, breathing organism and requires special care — especially when it comes time to move. If you’re moving out of state, you may need to do a little more prep work to not only ensure your plants arrive safely, but to be in compliance with the law, as each state has its own set of regulations and certification requirements for moving with plants. Learn the best practices for transporting plants and how you can take them with you to your new state.

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Moving Swing Sets, Swimming Pools, and Other Outdoor Equipment

February 1st, 2019 - 7:39 AM
Moving Swing Sets, Swimming Pools, and Other Outdoor Equipment

How to pack your outdoor items 

Some of your favorite belongings are in the backyard. You’ve hosted numerous swimming parties in that turquoise-watered pool. The kids have enjoyed many laughs on the trampoline and slide. And some of the tastiest burgers were cooked on that grill. But now it’s time to move and enjoy them in a new backyard. What’s the best way to pack these outside items so that they stay in good shape for years to come? Use the packing steps below to help ensure your outdoor equipment is safe during a long-distance move.   

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How to Move an Aquarium

January 30th, 2019 - 11:45 AM
How to Move an Aquarium

Safely transporting fish and their tanks 

Relocating fish and their aquariums to a new home — especially for a long-distance move — requires careful thought and preparation. And though the task can be time-consuming and more involved than moving other types of pets, it’s possible to do it successfully. To help ensure your aquatic friends and their tanks travel safely, gather the necessary supplies, and follow the steps below. 

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How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

January 28th, 2019 - 3:25 PM
How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

Cleaning your apartment

An apartment may not be as big as a house, but when it comes to cleaning, it requires the same attention to detail. There are many ways to go about cleaning, but we’ve streamlined the process so you don’t have to spend days scrubbing. Whether you’re looking to deep clean before moving in or moving out, or just want some pointers for fast spot cleaning and upkeep, follow these apartment cleaning tips to make sure you’re getting everything done well. 

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How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

January 25th, 2019 - 3:53 PM
How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

Moving? Plastic wrap is a must-have!

Stretch wrap is an essential in your kitchen, but did you know it’s also important for your move? It can protect furniture from scratches and scuffs, bundle hard-to-pack items like bed rails, and keep moving blankets in place on furniture. Since it sticks to itself, but not to surfaces, plastic wrap is great for bundling and protecting items without causing damage or leaving a sticky residue.

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The Unpacking Order: Where To Start First

January 25th, 2019 - 5:59 AM
The Unpacking Order: Where To Start First

How to unpack after a move

A common sight during a move is the giant mound of boxes. Whether it’s at the start, when packing up, or at the destination before unpacking, it can be a little overwhelming. When everything you own is sitting in boxes, where do you begin? Hopefully, you followed our packing tips, so everything is packed well and somewhat organized. (And if not, we have some tips to help!) Take a closer look at the best way to unpack after a move to get settled as quickly and as easily as possible. 

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Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

January 21st, 2019 - 2:14 PM
Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

Should I rent an Enterprise® truck for my move? 

Are you considering renting an Enterprise truck for your long-distance move? While it can be great for car rental, the truck rental service may not work for every move. Check out the following information about Enterprise moving trucks to see if it’s an option for your move.