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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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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
How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent

How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent

It’s easy to find a real estate agent, right? There are tons them advertising themselves on buses and at benches on bus stops, so why not just pick one of those? Those agents may be very talented at what they do but when it comes to deciding how to choose a real estate agent, you
A Helpful Timeline for Transferring Your Utilities When You Move

A Helpful Timeline for Transferring Your Utilities When You Move

As one of the nation’s top long-distance movers, we could write the book on executing a perfect move. Whether you are considering hiring professionals or still have the drive and energy for DIY moving,  here’s how to check off that utility transfer to-do list seamlessly. There are different elements that make up a home. Though
US City Culture Shock:  Moving to Miami

US City Culture Shock:  Moving to Miami

Welcome to Miami If your long distance move takes you to the sandy shores of Miami, Florida, congratulations! This bustling city is hot, hot, hot in more ways than one. Keep reading to hear all about Miami’s unique culture. At first glance, Miami can seem like a flashy playground populated by rich people who speak
10 Questions to Ask Before Entering a Short-Term Lease

10 Questions to Ask Before Entering a Short-Term Lease

There are many different moving scenarios that may cause you to consider the option of a short term lease. As moving experts in the industry, we’ve seen people move as frequently as every six weeks. Of course, it helps to have the assistance of a trustworthy packing and moving company. A short-term lease refers to
Househunting like a Pro for Your Move

Househunting like a Pro for Your Move

The hunt is on; the house hunt that is. You have a long-distance move in your future and that means you’ve got to find a place to live in your new area. You have your guns loaded, but the competition is fierce. Will you end up getting away with the best deal, or will you
9 Home Improvements with the Best Resale Value

9 Home Improvements with the Best Resale Value

When last did you upgrade your home? Upgrading your home not only makes the property beautiful and attractive, it also adds to the value. Enhancing the curb appeal of your home helps to increase the amount the home will be sold on the market. The fact that the home looks fascinating will entice potential buyers
City Culture Shock Series: Moving to Chicago

City Culture Shock Series: Moving to Chicago

Welcome to Chicago Is your upcoming long-distance move landing you in the heart of Chicago, Illinois? If you are considering moving to Chicago, we’ve put together all the info you need to absorb the culture shock of this incredibly historic and exciting city. Yes, It Will Be Cold Ah, Chicago. The Second City. The Windy
First Time Home Buyers: What You Need to Know

First Time Home Buyers: What You Need to Know

Hey, we know the first time you buy a home can be tough, but that doesn’t mean it has to be painful. Here is some info that every first-time home buyer should have to come out of the experience with flying colors. First Time Home Buyer 101 Before you get the keys to your new
Moving From Your Parents' House

Moving From Your Parents' House

So, you’ve decided to spread your wings, soar from the nest, set out on your own, and move out of your parents’ house. Sure, you love mom and dad you don’t want to overstay your welcome. Besides, it’s getting kind of awkward when you want to bring  certain company over. If you’re moving out of
6 Ways to Fight Packing Procrastination

6 Ways to Fight Packing Procrastination

Packing Procrastination: What Are The Causes? How Do You Conquer Them? Moving and packing can be really stressful and overwhelming. Due to the stress involved, all we want is to avoid it as much as possible. No wonder we usually find it easy to procrastinate when packing. While we are always here to provide the
Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Pacific Coast

Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Pacific Coast

The Pacific Coast states enjoy a reputation of being mostly progressive, outdoorsy, and generally more relaxed compared to the rest of the country. Also, it’s weird; Portland’s motto is “Keep Portland Weird.” As the birthplace of Starbucks, the region features a strong coffee shop culture (open mic performances and black java), which can be a good
Homeowners: Should You Get a Home Warranty

Homeowners: Should You Get a Home Warranty

Congratulations if you are moving to a new home. There is so much to consider as a new homeowner. It’s exciting to move to a new home, however when it comes to protecting it, the choices can get tricky. In this article, we’ll discuss the home warranty option so you can see if it is
Household Items You Must Clean Before Moving

Household Items You Must Clean Before Moving

So, you’ve signed the lease, put a down payment on the mortgage, paid off the real estate agent, and, you’re ready to clean out of your old house, but not so fast, there are some household items you need to clean out before you do. When you’re moving homes your household items come with you
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