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A Moving And Shipping Blog

12 Ways to Make your Winter PCS as Painless as Possible (Mamas and Coffee)

Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Between winter weather, transferring schools, and finding time to celebrate the holidays, a winter PCS poses unique challenges that can make the process seem even more daunting than usual. But there are some advantages to PCS-ing in the winter, and there are a number of things you can do to simplify the process.

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Pack Your China Cabinet in 4 Easy Steps

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

If you’ve never had to move a china cabinet before—and sometimes even if you have—it can be tricky to work out where to begin without some guidance.

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4 Times it Makes Sense to Finance a Move (and How To Do It)

Posted on Sep 17, 2018

There’s no way around it—moving is expensive, especially when you’re moving long distance. Find out when it makes sense to finance a move and learn how TSI and GreenSky can help (subject to credit approval).

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9 Ways to Make Moving with Pets Less Stressful

Posted on Sep 10, 2018

Whether you’re relocating across town or moving across the country with pets, there are a few ways to make this process easier on our furry or feathered friends and scaly sidekicks. Here are 9 ways to make moving pets as painless as possible.

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How to Ship Engines, Transmissions, and Other Auto Parts

Posted on Aug 27, 2018

From specialized components to full engines and transmissions, auto parts are often heavy and irregularly shaped, which can make them seem difficult to ship.  Good news for gearheads: shipping auto parts over a long distance isn’t as complicated as you might think.

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How to Organize your Basement: Practical Tips and Storage Ideas

Posted on Aug 13, 2018

If you have a small basement or your basement has become a black hole for all your keepsakes and difficult-to-store items, don’t despair. With a bit of elbow grease, you can get your basement in order. Here's how.

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New City, No Friends: How To Meet Friends in a New City

Posted on Aug 06, 2018

Moving to new places can be a difficult adjustment, especially if you don’t know anybody in the place that you are moving to. Luckily, if you are moving to the city, you will quickly discover that it’s a melting pot filled with people from diverse backgrounds, bustling with energy and excitement at every corner.

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Expectations vs Reality: 8 Military Spouses on their Latest PCS Move

Posted on Jul 30, 2018

A PCS, or permanent change of station, is a fact of military life. At some point during you or your spouse’s military career, you will receive PCS orders, and that means you’ll need to pack up your life and start over at a new duty station.

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What’s the Best Way to Pack Clothes?

Posted on Jul 23, 2018

Instead of haphazardly tossing all your clothes into a box and making unpacking a problem for “future-you”, take some time to sort and prep your clothes for easy unpacking later. Keep reading to find out the best way to pack your clothes.

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11 Reasons to Move to Oregon

Posted on Jul 16, 2018

Oregon is surging in popularity as a place to move to, and for good reason. If you're wondering why people keep pouring into the state, check out these 11 reasons and see for yourself!

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