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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
Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Mountains

Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Mountains

If you’re relocating to the Mountain areas in the United States, it helps if you like the outdoor life. The mountain areas are famed for their geography spikes – flat plains one minute, giant snow-capped mountains the next, and a variety of hills and dunes in between. and don’t be fooled into thinking that hiking,
New Year, New Home, New Resolutions

New Year, New Home, New Resolutions

A few years ago, you made a New Year’s resolution to save up money to buy a house. This year, you made that resolution come true. Now, you have a few new homeowner’s resolutions to make. It’s a New Year in a new home, which means you are starting the year off with a bang.
Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Southeast

Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Southeast

The Southeast Region: GeorgiaLouisianaFloridaSouth CarolinaAlabamaArkansasMississippi Moving to the Southeast States Known for iced tea, grits, and frying just about anything, the South East states boast generally warm and muggy climates, ready access to either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, and the habit of combining words like “y’all” and “yes’m.” Southern hospitality is
Saying Farewell to Your Old Neighborhood

Saying Farewell to Your Old Neighborhood

They say you don’t miss it until its gone, but you’re not even gone from your old neighborhood and you’re missing it already. No matter how long you’ve lived there, saying farewell to your old neighborhood is never easy. But the truth is, they can take you out of your old neighborhood, but they can’t
Helpful Tips for Moving into a High-rise

Helpful Tips for Moving into a High-rise

“Movin’ on up.” Those were the words that began “The Jefferson’s” theme song of the 1970’s sitcom “The Jefferson’s”: the celebratory anthem of a family moving out of their Queens neighborhood into a luxury high rise apartment. In the riotous episodes that followed, the family would come to know the ups and downs of living
Fun Ways to Upcycle Moving Boxes

Fun Ways to Upcycle Moving Boxes

It used to be that we did things in the box. Especially when it came to transporting items. Boxes were receptacles made for temporary use. One and done. They were valued for what they could do, not for what they could be, and cardboard box recycling was never given a second thought. DIY Cardboard Box
Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Mid West

Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Mid West

In all of the areas featured in these blogs, no place seems to prompt greater culture shock than the Midwest states. If you’re planning a long-distance move to the midwest: Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio or Michigan, we’ve got you covered for your move and the intel to fit in with the locals. Here’s the rundown
Help Santa and His Reindeer Find Your New Home

Help Santa and His Reindeer Find Your New Home

If you have a long-distance move this holiday season, there’s a lot of important things on your list of to-dos. This hectic holiday season is the best time of year to call in the professional movers at Colonial Van Lines. Think about it, give yourself a break, will ya! You are already juggling a relocation,
Your Survival Guide to Moving During the Holidays

Your Survival Guide to Moving During the Holidays

Moving during the holidays can be really overwhelming. With so many activities going on during the holiday season, it may be quite difficult to stay organized. Nevertheless, long distance moving during the holidays offers you the opportunity to start the year at your new place. How to Survive a Long-Distance Move During the Holidays Furthermore,
Corporate Relocations: Helping Your Employees Settle In

Corporate Relocations: Helping Your Employees Settle In

Informing an employee about the need to relocate to another office or branch comes with mixed excitement. Thoughts, like taking up a new challenge, settling in, and other logistical considerations, will keep running through the employee’s mind. The fact that the employee has to start working with new staff members can cause anxiety. However, as
The Easy Way to Calculate Moving Costs

The Easy Way to Calculate Moving Costs

Moving can be so exciting—at least for most people. However, the planning, packing and costs which come with moving can be a challenge. If you are looking for a free moving quote, click here. Generally, moving is costly and you need to get the money to finance the move, in time, if you want everything
Moving in Winter: How to Prepare

Moving in Winter: How to Prepare

Moving in winter may not seem ideal but there are some benefits, and if your move falls during the winter season, we’re here to show you how to make the most of it. During the chilly winter months, it is cheaper and easier to hire professional movers or rent a moving truck. However, the hazardous
6 Gratitude Tips to Practice this Thanksgiving

6 Gratitude Tips to Practice this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. Giving thanks. The root of this American holiday is in gratitude. The spirit of Thanksgiving was meant to remind us to take some time to look around and appreciate all there is to be grateful for, and to cherish in our lives. However, like all holidays, the meaning of Thanksgiving can become overrun by
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