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Learn more about moving to help with your relocation. At Colonial Van Lines, we provide the moving resources you need to make your move a smooth one. From tips on how to pack your most important belongings to easy ideas on how to make your new home feel more like home, we’d love to be your guide to everything related to moving.

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Move Here and Save: The Lowest Cost of Living States

Move Here and Save: The Lowest Cost of Living States

Do you dream in kitchens with marble countertops, islands, and undermount sinks? Do you find yourself drooling over home improvement reality shows? Are you trying to figure out the logistics of getting a jacuzzi into your one-room apartment? If urban or suburban sprawl is on your bucket list, now’s the time to take them off.
Preparing Dressers and Bureaus for Moving

Preparing Dressers and Bureaus for Moving

Your dressers and bureaus have been good to you over the years. They’ve held your skinny jeans, your rock T-shirt collection, your underwear, and probably enough coins to do your laundry for the next six months. Now that you’re preparing your furnishings for moving, you want to be as good to them as they were
Culture Shock Moving to New York

Culture Shock Moving to New York

Living New York City. The Big Apple. Home of the Yankees, Broadway, and Wall Street. and contrary to popular opinion, NYC isn’t the only thing of interest in the state of New York. While there’s a big distinction between New York State and the city of New York, anyone moving to New York may have
How to Survive a Move While Changing Jobs

How to Survive a Move While Changing Jobs

Starting a new job is always challenging, especially when it requires a long distance move. New duties, new office, and working with an entirely new team can be very challenging. As if starting anew again isn’t stressful enough, moving while changing jobs adds up to the stress. This can actually be the most challenging part
Are You a Candidate for Short-Term Storage?

Are You a Candidate for Short-Term Storage?

Have you considered the benefits of storage for your upcoming move? Maybe you’re a starving artist looking to find herself in the big city and need a place to store your stuff until you can afford to stop starving. Maybe you’re a not-so-starving artist who has already found herself and is looking for a place
Ten Signs That You Are Dreading Your Long Distance Move

Ten Signs That You Are Dreading Your Long Distance Move

You’ve just found out you’re about to make a long distance move and you’re a  binge-eating, knuckle-cracking, hair- pulling, hot mess. You thought that long distance moving would be a good thing, full of new opportunities and new beginnings,  a chance to start over, but now you’re thinking of seeking therapy. Could it be long
Why You Need a Good Mix of Box Sizes for Packing

Why You Need a Good Mix of Box Sizes for Packing

Whether you are ordering moving boxes online, or dumpster diving behind the Target shopping plaza, one thing is certain: You need many boxes in all sizes and shapes for your long-distance move. Life doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution, and neither does moving. The first thing you’ll find out when you start packing is that not
Culture Shock Moving to Philadelphia

Culture Shock Moving to Philadelphia

If you have a long distance move to the Philadelphia, you’re about to experience more than just a major climate change. History Is Here The sheer amount of American history on display in Philadelphia can make any history enthusiast swoon: Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed; The Liberty Bell, a symbol of American
How to Save Precious Time During Your Interstate Move

How to Save Precious Time During Your Interstate Move

Welcome to Colonial Van Lines, home of the free moving quote. They say that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. However, when you’re making an interstate move, a straight line can be a problem. If crossing state borders is in the itinerary,  there are a lot of waterways, freeways, and interstates,
How to Enjoy Your New Neighborhood to the Max

How to Enjoy Your New Neighborhood to the Max

Congratulations to you, New Homeowner! You’ve arrived in your new neighborhood, as in you’ve reached your destination, but have you really “arrived” in your new neighborhood? Have you made your big splash, your debut, your grand entrance? You don’t just want to live in your new neighborhood, you want to live it up in your
Finding a Corporate Moving Company You Can Trust

Finding a Corporate Moving Company You Can Trust

If you’ve been in business for a long time, you know how important customer service and experience is. This is especially true for corporate moving companies.  You know that a good business depends on integrity and communication with its customers. So when it comes to your moving your own business, it’s only natural that you
The Most Efficient Way to Move Cross-Country

The Most Efficient Way to Move Cross-Country

Traveling across this great country of ours can be a very rewarding experience, but moving cross countrycan be a different story altogether. When you’re moving you have a purpose, you don’t have time to stop and take selfies with the locals. Your main goal is to get there with you, your family members, and furniture
15 Questions to Ask Your Movers

15 Questions to Ask Your Movers

When you’re about to move to a new home, and you want professional help to make it happen. You want more than just a truck rental that comes with some strong laborers. You want strategic, experienced movers who can execute the process efficiently. The relationship you form with your movers may not be long-lasting, but
8 Ways Your Life Suffers During a DIY Move

8 Ways Your Life Suffers During a DIY Move

If you are used to moving households by yourself, it can be hard to picture hiring a professional mover. However, in this stage of your life, a DIY move may not be the way to go. DIY moves can often end up with you on the receiving end of a lot of grief, not to
Culture Shock Moving to San Francisco

Culture Shock Moving to San Francisco

The Weather Changes Most regions in the United States offer varying types of weather throughout the seasons. San Francisco manages to offer varying types of weather based on what street you’re standing on. Start on one street and the weather may be cool, dry, and sunny. Go over a few streets and you might get
10 Things New Homeowners Need to Know

10 Things New Homeowners Need to Know

When you buy a home, you’re not just making a purchase, you’re taking on a responsibility. New homeowner ranks right up there with new parent when it comes to preparing for the unexpected; there’s a lot more to home owning than just changing light bulbs. While the challenges each new homeowner has to face are
Long Distance Moving Guide for Moving Special Items

Long Distance Moving Guide for Moving Special Items

As respected cross country movers for the past five decades, we’ve seen all types of moves, in every shape and size. While most items in your home will fit nicely into brown cardboard boxes, there are a few that will need special attention. Here is a long-distance moving guide to moving special items. Long Distance
Top Ways to Ensure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

Top Ways to Ensure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

As a top-rated long distance moving company, and one of the most trusted corporate moving companies, we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of moves in our line of business.  With so much on your brain during your move, your security deposit is normally not something you think about until you are informed that you are not
Culture Shock: Moving to Los Angeles

Culture Shock: Moving to Los Angeles

Congratulations on your long-distance move to Los Angeles. It’s time to pack your stuff and head to the sunny, bustling and ever-exciting metropolis known as LA. Your move to Los Angeles should feel nothing short of exciting, as Los Angeles is not only one of the biggest and most populated cities in the U.S. but
Moving to a Major Climate Change

Moving to a Major Climate Change

Why is it that the part of the news we pay the most attention to is the weather? The reporters may be reporting the apocalypse, but all we’re really concerned with is whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow. It’s understandable. Weather has a huge effect on our quality of life. When we move
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