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Saying Goodbye to Friends and Family

March 29th, 2019 - 2:50 PM
Saying Goodbye to Friends and Family

How to Say Goodbye to Loved Ones Before A Move

Moving comes with a lot of emotions: happiness, excitement, maybe a little anxiousness. And it also comes with some sadness at the idea of leaving friends and family behind. Fortunately, technology and transportation allow us to stay in touch and visit even when we live thousands of miles apart. So while some things will change after a move, it doesn’t have to mean losing your relationships. 

We’ve compiled some ideas to help you say goodbye (even when it’s hard), and some tips for keeping connections strong.  

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The Pros and Cons of Moving

March 29th, 2019 - 2:36 PM
The Pros and Cons of Moving

Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of moving

As much as we may like for it to be, moving long distance isn’t as simple as throwing your things in the back of a car and heading out to a new place. The reality is, moving is a significant life decision that requires a lot of planning and contemplation. And whether you’re thinking of relocating for work or school, to be closer to family, or any number of other reasons, you’ll want to make sure that it’s the right choice for you and your family. To help you determine whether moving is a good decision, check out this list of moving pros and cons.

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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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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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Moving with a Dog

February 21st, 2019 - 12:59 PM
Moving with a Dog

Tips for making moving easier on your dog

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 quick trips, a big move can be very different. There’s travel considerations, like finding pet-friendly stops, and preparing your dog for the long drive. And what happens for your dog once you arrive in a new home? Take a look at the tips below to help ensure a smooth move for both you and your pup. 

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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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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.