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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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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
U.S. Cities with the highest cost of living

U.S. Cities with the highest cost of living

Big cities: they’ve got the lights, the glamour, the stars, the shops, the opportunities -and also the highest price tags. And not just on rent – on clothes, on groceries, on gas and most distressingly– on parking tickets. Yet, if life in the city is your glass of bubbly, you might as well go for
Living Alone in a Big City Apartment

Living Alone in a Big City Apartment

Preparing to live alone in a big city for the first time can induce a whirlwind of emotions. You’re probably feeling excited to have your own space, but you’re likely also experiencing some anxiety (or maybe even a lot of anxiety). Don’t worry; this is to be expected. Whether you’re moving out of your parents’
Moving in with Friends

Moving in with Friends

The 1995 Rembrandts song “I’ll Be There for You” is stuck in your head as you envision what it would be like to live with your best friend. Perhaps you’ll get a pet duck and a chick, like Chandler and Joey, you think to yourself. While it might work out wonderfully, you shouldn’t dive into
How to prepare for a live-in nanny

How to prepare for a live-in nanny

For decades, nannies have been the inspiration for everything from sitcoms to romcoms, and from award-winning musicals to reality television shows. But, believe it or not, nannies do exist, and they do have jobs to do. If you’re preparing for a live-in nanny, Colonial Van Lines has some tips to help you prepare. Make no
A Guide to Moving out in a Divorce

A Guide to Moving out in a Divorce

According to University Hospitals, the five most stressful life events are the death of a loved one, divorce, moving, personal injury, and job loss. If you’re moving out after a divorce, you’re experiencing two of them at once. That’s some pretty high anxiety to deal with. At Colonial Van Lines, we like to keep anxiety
Are I Ready to Move in with My Significant Other?

Are I Ready to Move in with My Significant Other?

Some couples choose to move in together after only a few months of seeing each other, while other duos are content to keep their dwellings separate for years. Although there isn’t a universally agreed upon set of months or years to date before moving in together, it’s essential to be absolutely positive that you’re ready
Sell your home and get paid to travel

Sell your home and get paid to travel

Remember when a work at home job was too good to be true? Things have certainly changed. Now that working at home is very much a reality, we find ourselves with the attention spans of six-year-old children and severe cases of water cooler withdrawal. It’s time to start thinking outside the cubicle. Why not just
Buying homes in foreclosure-what you need to know

Buying homes in foreclosure-what you need to know

Foreclosure. It’s certainly not a word you learn in elementary school. Likely, you can happily go through life without having a clue of what the word means. And, after all, why would you want to? It sounds ominous, it’s not used in everyday conversation, and it starts with the letter ‘f.’ But when you’re buying
DIY Carpet/Floor Cleaning Methods to Try Before You Move Out

DIY Carpet/Floor Cleaning Methods to Try Before You Move Out

Your flooring does not hide a multitude of sins. Quite oppositely, it brazenly displays them. The pet stains, the spilled wine, the muddy footprints, they’re all right there in the oddly colored blotches that now contribute to the décor of your house. Although you may have gotten used to them when you’re ready to move
How to Paint Your Walls Like a Professional

How to Paint Your Walls Like a Professional

Painting your walls is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to give any drab room a facelift. The best part? We’re giving you the tips and tricks you need to make your DIY paint job look like a seasoned pro did it. What You’ll Need to Paint Your Walls Like a Pro Canvas
Deep Cleaning Your Home Before You Move

Deep Cleaning Your Home Before You Move

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’ve likely been looking at houses elsewhere, so you know just how important it is to have your home looking its best for potential buyers. Deep cleaning a house pre-move is different than tidying up for guests. Shoving your odds and ends into closets, drawers and garages won’t
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