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Should I use plastic totes or moving boxes for my move?

December 28th, 2016 - 9:48 AM
Should I use plastic totes or moving boxes for my move?

The best way to protect your belongings 

Paper or plastic? While this is a question most commonly heard at the grocery store, it can come up when you’re moving, too.  Should you pack your stuff into cardboard boxes or plastic totes? Choosing the right thing is important when it comes to moving long distance. 

Plastic totes are very popular for storage. And they might even appear sturdier and easier to stack than moving boxes. But are they a smart investment? Will they keep your stuff safe and secure for a trek across the country in a moving truck? 

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Driving in Snow and Ice

December 26th, 2016 - 10:58 AM
Driving in Snow and Ice

Winter driving tips

If you're traveling in or out of an area that experiences extreme winter weather, you may have concerns about how to drive in the snow and ice. Depending on where you're headed, you may encounter snow drifts and white outs or ice covered roads. All of these conditions require different styles of driving and condition-specific safety precautions. Learn how to maneuver when driving on ice, snow and other cold weather conditions. 

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Moving With No Forwarding Address: What do I do?

December 23rd, 2016 - 8:53 AM
Moving With No Forwarding Address: What do I do?

How to move with no forwarding address 

Are you sure of an upcoming move but unsure of where you’re moving to? It’s actually pretty common, especially if the move happens suddenly because of work or family. One major concern is receiving mail and household goods when there’s no forwarding addresses. Take a look at the information below to learn about three mail forwarding options and about a moving service that doesn’t need an address to finalize plans. 

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Moving to Chicago

December 16th, 2016 - 12:20 PM
Moving to Chicago

Want to call the Windy City home?

Moving to Chicago? Once you get there, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, but getting there can raise some concerns. Historical districts, well-maintained train tracks and cobblestone streets can make access a bit tough for large trucks. But not to worry — we’ve done our research and have the answers to your Chicago moving questions. 

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Home Safety Tips

December 14th, 2016 - 10:41 AM
Home Safety Tips

Staying safe in a new home

Moving is an exciting and busy time.  You get to start fresh in a new place, put things exactly where you want them, and decide how to decorate.  But while it’s easy to get caught up in details like what color to paint the walls or where to put the couch, it’s important to make sure your home is secure. Use these home safety tips to protect your property and minimize risk.

Home security checklist — tips for a safe home

Here are 10 security steps new homeowners should take after moving:

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Strange City Names: Top 25

December 5th, 2016 - 3:39 PM
Strange City Names: Top 25

The weirdest city names in the United States

Have you ever driven past a sign for a nearby city and thought, “I wonder how they came up with that?” You’re not alone! The United States is full of places with interesting histories, and learning more about them can be fun. If you’re moving long distance or simply taking a family road trip, you’ll want to add these towns with unique names to your list of stopping points.

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: For Kids, Mom, Dad, Friends, and More!

November 28th, 2016 - 3:49 PM
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: For Kids, Mom, Dad, Friends, and More!

Give homemade Christmas gifts this holiday season

With gift-giving season quickly approaching, you’re probably already dreading what holiday shopping entails — big crowds, long lines, traffic jams and an empty bank account. But, instead of getting stressed and spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars, why not spend some time crafting DIY Christmas gifts? You can stay home, drink a cup of hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music and enjoy the lights on the tree while making your loved ones a unique gift they’re sure to love.  And even if you’re not usually a crafty person, these simple handmade ideas are easy enough for anyone to make!