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Blog Resources, Guides & Tips

Make your local, interstate, or cross-country move less stressful with our blog resources, blog guides, and blog tips.

10 Items To Pack First When Moving

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

When you start taking the first steps of packing and getting ready to move, it an be hard to know where to begin. Read on to discover which items you can safely pack first.

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How To Pack a Moving Trailer for a DIY move

Posted on Dec 07, 2020

Renting and packing your own moving trailer or truck is best suited to small, local moves (under 150 miles) where you don’t have lots of heavy furniture, items that will be difficult to load, or delicate and valuable items like antiques. If you’ve decided to DIY your move, here’s how to pack your moving trailer.

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2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines & How To Avoid Shipping Delays

Posted on Nov 09, 2020

While many shipping cutoff dates remain fairly close to what they have been in years past, holiday shipping in 2020 will look much different than in previous years. If you want to make sure your gifts arrive on time, the best thing you can do is send them as soon as possible.

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How To Protect Your Home from Damage When Moving

Posted on Oct 05, 2020

Unless you take steps to protect your home as well, lifting items that typically aren’t meant to be moved also increases the risk of damage to your home. Keep your home safe and damage-free throughout your move with these tips.

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A Bright Spot in 2020 – Small Moves, College Style

Posted on Sep 15, 2020

A CEO's reflections on one of the professional bright spots in a difficult year. Watching a company adapt and come up with brand new approaches to serve a very real need across colleges and universities has been energizing. Not only did this unexpected pocket of business activity keep the company busy and creative during a stressful time in the world, it provided true value to thousands of students.

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What To Do with Your Decluttering Pile

Posted on Sep 09, 2020

If you find yourself stuck with bags or boxes full of things you no longer need, here are some options for how to get rid of your stuff if your favorite charity shop isn't taking donations.

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The Right Way to Deep Clean Your New Home Before Moving in a Pandemic

Posted on Aug 10, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, giving your new home a thorough cleaning before you start unpacking is more important than ever. Read on for our advice on how to deep clean your new home.

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How To Organize Your Home Using Stuff You Already Have

Posted on Jul 13, 2020

Now is a great time to devote some attention to tidying your at-home oasis. But how exactly do you get organized when you can’t easily get to the store to acquire the supplies you need to get everything in order?

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What To Do If Your Move Has Been Postponed

Posted on Jun 15, 2020

If your upcoming move has been postponed, you may be left wondering how best to move forward. To help you navigate this difficult time, we’ve put together a list of steps you can take.

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How To Set Up a Temporary Home Office that Actually Works

Posted on May 04, 2020

As people across the country continue working from home to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), most of us are dealing with decidedly less-than-ideal conditions. Here’s how you can set up a productive temporary home office in three easy steps.

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