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Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

March 29th, 2019 - 2:24 PM
Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

The process of moving with a baby 

Do either of these scenarios sound familiar? You look down at the sleeping baby in your arms, then you slowly look to the clothes, shoes, knickknacks, books, dishes and all the other things that need to be done to prep for your move. Surely there’s time to pack at least a few boxes while the baby sleeps. But just as you lean over to lay the baby down — tears. It’s time to eat. And so you put off packing once again. Or, maybe you’re working against an inquisitive toddler who’s feverishly unpacking every single item you just wrapped and boxed up.  

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Moving with Kids: How to Help Children Transition

March 29th, 2019 - 2:17 PM
Moving with Kids: How to Help Children Transition

Planning a Move with Kids in Mind

Even during a big move with so many things to coordinate, your kids are your priority. It’s an adjustment for everyone involved, but moving can be a major shakeup for children. Between the change in their home to the long trip, you can get them involved in each step and help them cope along the way. Whether your kids are excited or nervous about the move, there are ways to make the process easier for the entire family. 

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Saying Goodbye Quotes

March 29th, 2019 - 2:17 PM
Saying Goodbye Quotes

Farewell quotes and other messages to say goodbye

Goodbyes can be hard no matter the occasion. But, they’re a reality people face throughout life. Whether you’re saying “goodbye” or “see you later” to friends, co-workers or a significant other, the following quotes and sayings may help ease you through the farewells.

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How to Pack a Computer and Other Electronics

March 5th, 2019 - 3:56 PM
How to Pack a Computer and Other Electronics

Keeping computers and electronics safe for moving

A computer is not just an expensive piece of equipment, it’s most likely an integral part of your life. The same can be said about your soundbars, turntables, stereos, CD or DVD players or any other entertainment systems or electronics equipment you own. So if you’re preparing for an upcoming move, check out these tips and tricks for packing computers and electronics to help make sure everything arrives safely and intact. 

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Moving a Washer

February 27th, 2019 - 3:25 PM
Moving a Washer

How to move a washer and dryer by yourself 

Washers and dryers are significant household investments. Fortunately, if you’re moving, the process for packing them and taking them with you can be simple. Carefully follow the steps below to avoid damage and help ensure both appliances operate smoothly after the journey. 

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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.