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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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Helpful Moving Tips for Home and Business Owners

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Whether you’re looking for a local or a cross-country mover, our blog will help you find a trustworthy relocation partner. It offers up-to-date information on topics, such as moving heavy equipment safely, furniture packing tips, moving into smaller spaces, enjoying a stress-free moving day, and more.

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Explaining to children that the family is moving

Explaining to children that the family is moving

It’s been a trope of children’s books for ages. A kid finds out he’s moving, gets sad because he’s going to have to leave his old friends, moves to the new location makes a friend the first day, and everyone lives happily after. Conveniently, the authors of these books leave out the part where junior
7 items to get rid of before your interstate move

7 items to get rid of before your interstate move

Too preoccupied with moving to know if you’re sparking joy or not? We get you. When you’re preparing for an interstate move, you’re on an emotional roller coaster. How can you tell if your belongings spark joy when your mood barometer reads ‘anxious?’ At Colonial Van Lines, we want you to declutter responsibly. That’s why,
What should be done a week before my move

What should be done a week before my move

At Colonial Van Lines, we arrive at our customers’ houses at the end of their moving weeks, and we can tell you it’s not always pretty. We have seen many a weary, bleary-eyed, and dangerously overcaffeinated customer stumbling toward the finish line, and we know how difficult it is for him or her to stay
10 Things to do for a Smooth Moving Day

10 Things to do for a Smooth Moving Day

You’ve been exhaustively preparing for moving day over the course of several weeks. You’ve already packed up most of your belongings and decluttered your soon-to-be former home. Most importantly, you’ve hired a professional moving company that you trust. You’re sick of tripping over boxes. You’re likely wishing that you could fast forward through the chaotic
Protecting your Furniture During a Move:

Protecting your Furniture During a Move:

There’s a heap of things to do to prepare for a move, and it may feel like your relocation to-do list is constantly expanding.  You’ve got to pack, make sure all of your home’s services are cancelled or transferred, rent a moving van, keep the kids from having meltdowns, sell your unused items – the
Do You Really Need a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit?

Do You Really Need a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit?

So, you’ve decided to rent a storage unit, and now you’re wondering – do I need climate-controlled storage? Is it worth the money? Should I just stash the stuff in a friend’s garage instead? And maybe you’re even wondering what exactly a climate-controlled storage unit is. Read on to get all of your burning questions
What items can I start packing now for my move?

What items can I start packing now for my move?

The opposite of a procrastinator is an anticipator. Most of us are one or another. The procrastinator puts things off, while the anticipator prefers to get things done in a timely fashion. If you are among the former, you probably already know that good things don’t always come to those who wait. And the top-rated
What Maintenance Should I Keep Up With After Moving Into a New Home?

What Maintenance Should I Keep Up With After Moving Into a New Home?

Your house may come with many features. It may come with a remodeled kitchen, a two-car garage, a built-in deck, or even maybe a pool. But if there’s one thing a home will never come with, it’s an instruction manual. No matter how many bells and whistles your house has, it won’t have a handbook
Is it worth it to move appliances?

Is it worth it to move appliances?

It has sliding shelves, temperature-controlled doors, built-in speakers, an ice cream maker, a built-in Keurig – and best of all- its baby blue. You’re shamelessly and hopelessly in love with your new refrigerator, and you can’t imagine life without it. The problem is you’re moving, and from the look of things, the fridge isn’t going
Are You Ready to Buy a Home Together?

Are You Ready to Buy a Home Together?

You’re already happily cohabitating or engaged, and you know that you’re both in it for the long haul. It might seem logical to take the next big step into *drum roll…* homeownership! With mortgage rates at an all-time low, couples are buying homes left and right. Buying a home on your own is a massive
Why Business owners are moving to  Florida

Why Business owners are moving to Florida

Florida draws people in from around the globe with its sun, sand and vibrant culture. But businessowners have begun to realize that the Sunshine State is much more than just a fabulous vacation destination. Florida is one of the country’s economic powerhouses. It’s the third largest state by population and boasts the fourth largest economy
Easy Tips on Organizing and Moving Your Garden Shed

Easy Tips on Organizing and Moving Your Garden Shed

Garden sheds can effortlessly become disaster zones. Your shed’s disarray may be forcing you to warily climb over rakes, shovels and various other oddly shaped objects to reach a single tool. Gardening is meant to be therapeutic, but if the simple act of getting your trowel makes you want to scream, relaxation likely won’t be
The Pros and Cons of Move-In Ready Homes

The Pros and Cons of Move-In Ready Homes

Opting for a move-in ready home simplifies the often-lengthy buying or building process – and frankly, it tends to simplify everything else, too.  We understand that the home buying process isn’t always straightforward, and that’s why we wrote this article. At Colonial Van Lines, we aim to provide you with necessary information regarding all things
Introducing a New Nanny or Babysitter to Your Kids

Introducing a New Nanny or Babysitter to Your Kids

Bringing a new nanny or babysitter into your home to care for your children for the first time is a big decision that requires some getting used to from everyone. Some kids may react anxiously while others might express feelings of excitement. Regardless of their initial reaction, they’ll likely need some time to warm up
Sell Your Home and Buy a Tiny House

Sell Your Home and Buy a Tiny House

Could it be that the Barbie Dreamhouse is no longer fit to scale? It may be a stretch -but with the way tiny houses are trending, it seems like Barbie and her friends may soon have some pretty desirable real estate. If buying a tiny house is something that you’re thinking about, wondering about, or
Tips for Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

Tips for Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

Hosting a foreign exchange student is so much more than providing them with meals and a place to sleep – it’s a chance for your whole family to learn about another culture and language from the comfort of your own home and form a lifelong connection. Opening your home to an exchange student allows you
Moving Costs: Guide for Local and Long-Distance Movers

Moving Costs: Guide for Local and Long-Distance Movers

Whether you’re planning to move nearby or across the country, the moving process comes with a lot to think about. When should you start packing? When should the movers come? What type of truck will you need? Will you put some of your belongings in storage?  But before you figure out all those answers, the
How do I get my adult child to move out

How do I get my adult child to move out

In May of 2018, New York parents Christina and Mark Rotondo sued their 30-year-old son for refusing to move out of their house. Hopefully, getting your adult child to move out won’t come to such drastic ends. If you’re among the parents of the 32 percent (!) of millennials (ages 25-30) still living at home
The Search is Over for Reputable Long Distance Moving Companies

The Search is Over for Reputable Long Distance Moving Companies

A reputation doesn’t start with the bells and whistles. A reputation is about integrity first, the bells and whistles come later. As a reputable long-distance moving company, Colonial Van Lines practices integrity, and we show it in our above-par service to our customers. As the nation’s top-rated moving company, you might say Colonial Van Lines
Are Moving expenses deductible moving expenses on your taxes

Are Moving expenses deductible moving expenses on your taxes

According to Section 162 of the tax code, for a business expense to qualify as a tax deduction, it must be considered “ordinary and necessary.” Apparently, as of 2018 (and at least until 2026), a business move is neither. Whether the definition of “ordinary and necessary” changed in 2018 or Congress’s interpretation of it did
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