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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.

Read our blog before you decide to hire a professional mover. We offer information about the ins and outs of the moving process. Thanks to our industry experience, we have the resources to provide the best moving tips and relocation guides. This way, you can make your move faster, smoother, and cheaper.

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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Moving Out For The First Time

Moving Out For The First Time

Moving out for the first time on your own—whether you’re leaving your parents’ place or your roommate’s place—can be a stressful time. There are many factors to consider and important items you’ll need.  But in deciding how to move out, you will learn much about yourself and how to be a good homeowner or tenant.
Garage Sales before a Move

Garage Sales before a Move

Moving is about new chances and opportunities. Whether you’re moving for a career path, to experience a new city, or because you just got married, the newness and excitement are ever-present. We understand a lot of planning and preparation go into executing a move. Amid all the hustle and bustle, one of the best things
How to Pack a Gift and Other Tips for a Christmas Move

How to Pack a Gift and Other Tips for a Christmas Move

Moving can be difficult and stressful even in the best possible circumstances. Trying to plan and execute a move during a time as busy as the Christmas season can add additional layers of difficulty and stress.  We’ve been in the moving business for years now. And we’ve seen a thing or two, as well as
Moving day Necessities: Equipment Edition

Moving day Necessities: Equipment Edition

When it comes to planning your move, whether it’s across the country or just a state over, you’re going to need to start with lots of preparation. Having a plan in place is going to make the move all the more smooth and efficient. But where do you start? Transporting your entire household–people, pets, and
Moving Back Spring Semester

Moving Back Spring Semester

Moving back for spring semester just got easier thanks to Colonial Van Lines. Contact us today to learn more about our packing and moving services!The start of a new term or semester is an exciting event. Colonial Van Lines has been around for decades, helping serve clients and customers with all kinds of moves, including
Food Storage and Moving

Food Storage and Moving

Moving your entire household, people, pets, and possessions, is a big task to undertake. It’s common to think of the big things that need to be moved first: the furniture, all the clothes, kitchen accessories and appliances. Once the big items are sorted out, there’s room to think about the tier two items, such as
Are Holidays the Best Time to Move?

Are Holidays the Best Time to Move?

Figuring out when to move can be a complex decision. There are a lot of factors to consider. The summer months may seem like the best time to move, but when you stop to consider the heat and amount of traffic you’ll likely be dealing with, the thought of moving during the summer might turn
Best Ways to Pack Fragile Items for Moving

Best Ways to Pack Fragile Items for Moving

Preparing to move? There are a great many things to do when you’re preparing for a move, but one of the most substantial and most readily remembered tasks is packing. Everyone knows prepping for a move means lots and lots of packing.  It makes sense to go through each room in the house and methodically
Moving? Keeping vs. Donating Holiday Decorations

Moving? Keeping vs. Donating Holiday Decorations

Moving day is around the corner, and you’re at a crossroads: Should you keep or donate those holiday decorations bursting out of your attic or garage? Will you miss them if you leave the decorations behind? And if you do decide to keep them, figuring out how to store holiday decorations can be another hurdle
Green Moving Boxes and Other Ways to Go Green on Moving Day

Green Moving Boxes and Other Ways to Go Green on Moving Day

Lots of things we do aren’t wildly environmentally conscientious, including moving. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can make your next cross-country or neighborhood-over move a little more green. Take a look at our list of 10 tips for green moving to get an idea of where to start.  Do a Purge We
8 Sensational Tips for Packing Up Your Kitchen for a Move

8 Sensational Tips for Packing Up Your Kitchen for a Move

The kitchen is one of the trickiest areas of the house to pack during a move. There are so many dishes, appliances, and utensils, and more often than not, any number of random Tupperware containers shoved everywhere.  But packing your kitchen can be easier with our list of tips for packing up your kitchen for
Moving in the Winter

Moving in the Winter

Moving in the winter can be a fun adventure, but just as equally, it can turn into a bit of a disaster. The trick is to plan and know your way around the move. We’ve compiled a list of tips for moving during the winter that will help you plan and prepare for your move.
Cost of Moving a Company Across the Country

Cost of Moving a Company Across the Country

Moving a business across state lines is a huge undertaking, but sometimes it’s justified. Tax breaks, cost-of-living differences, and supply chain concerns can all come into play, but are the potential savings worth the upfront expenses? What is the cost of moving a company across the country? The cost of moving a company across the
How to Safely Drive a Moving Truck with a Trailer

How to Safely Drive a Moving Truck with a Trailer

In all the steps of preparing for a cross-country move, a significant one is deciding whether or not to rent and drive the moving truck yourself. This can be a big step to take, particularly because many people today don’t have extensive or even limited experience driving a larger vehicle, let alone a larger vehicle
7 Tips for Moving With a Dog

7 Tips for Moving With a Dog

Moving is difficult enough when you only have yourself to worry about. Add a dog to the mix and things can get even more complicated. If you’re planning on moving with a dog soon, it helps to be prepared. Your dog will likely be worried, just like you. They may be stressed out for several
27 Crucial Steps to Moving Out of State

27 Crucial Steps to Moving Out of State

It’s one thing to move from your home to another one just a street or two over; it’s another thing entirely to pack up everything you have and transport it across the border into another state. If you’re planning a cross-country move, here are some steps to moving out of your house that will make
Tips for Packing an Office for a Move

Tips for Packing an Office for a Move

When it’s time to pack everything and get started on your move, whether it’s cross-country or the next city over, there are going to be certain rooms in your house that require a little more finesse—especially your home office. You likely have expensive equipment such as a computer, various office supplies, paperwork, and even decorations.
Tips for Moving in the Heat and the Cold

Tips for Moving in the Heat and the Cold

Whether it’s across the country or just the next city, town, or state over, planning a move takes lots of preparation. One of the main factors to consider when planning the move is the weather. Would you prefer to move during the hot summer months or the cold days of winter?  It actually doesn’t matter
How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving

How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving

Moving is a big undertaking, so it’s natural to want to rush through the process. Securing fragile items in bubble wrap or paper takes time—and you may be tempted to throw everything in a box and call it a day. But rest assured: Any time you invest in moving fragile items will certainly be worthwhile.
Benefits of Professional Moving Services

Benefits of Professional Moving Services

Moving day is around the corner, and your to-do list is a mile long. Rather than packing, loading, and unloading your belongings all on your own, why not hand the job over to experienced professionals? There are plenty of tasks on your plate when it comes to moving, whether you’re headed down the street or
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