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How to Meet Your Neighbors

Moving across the country can be daunting. With everything on your to-do list, meeting your neighbors and getting acquainted with your new environment might not seem a priority. There are many elements to plan for and be aware of, including when to start packing, figuring out what to keep and what to get rid of,
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Moving After a Divorce

Moving after divorce can be difficult, stressful, confusing, and confusing. You can follow some tips and suggestions to make the move easier. Take a look at some suggestions for a timeline of moving following a divorce that should be useful. Before Moving It’s important to consider what steps need to be taken before moving. We’ve
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Top 4 Ways of Recycling Moving Boxes After Your Move

You’ve made the move to your dream home, apartment, or condo and now have all these empty boxes piled up in a corner in your living room. Moving boxes aren’t cheap, but they’re a necessary investment. Now you’re wondering about recycling the moving boxes, but how do you go about it? Instead of throwing them
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Moving with Kids – How to Break the News without Breaking Their Heart

Is your family making a significant move, and do you need to break the news to your children? Telling your kids that they’re moving can be challenging. Many new experiences await the entire family: a new home, new neighborhood, new school, new friends, and ultimately a new life.  As overwhelming as it may seem to
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Items That Need Climate Control While Moving

Have you thought about using a climate control unit while moving? If you have any wood, metal, leather, or wicker items, you should strongly consider getting a climate-controlled unit for your move. These items can crack, split, contract, and expand in various temperature conditions.  If you have a long move across the country, it’s vital
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Moving in the Summer: 8 Things to Know

Summer is truly the prime time to move. There are so many benefits that come with picking the warmer time of year for your move, including nice weather, summer break for your kids, and even days off from work for holidays and family vacations.  However, just because there are many advantages to moving in the
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Best Places to Move for Young Working Professionals

If you’re about to wrap up your college experience, the next natural step in the process is to figure out where you want to live and work. And that’s a big task.  There are so many amazing cities around the United States to consider. Of course, your best bet is probably to apply for a
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How to Safely Move Plants Across Country

If you’re a plant owner and moving to a different state, you might want to take your plants with you. After all, you’ve put a lot of love and care into them. But do you know how to move plants across the country legally and safely? We have some suggestions to help you figure it
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How to Downsize for Retirement

Home downsizing is an increasingly popular trend among retirees. Moving into a smaller home, possibly in an entirely new city or state, offers many financial and lifestyle advantages for those saying goodbye to the working world. Here are the top tips for how to downsize for your retirement home. Develop Clear Goals Downsizing is when
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13 Best Ways to Meet People in Your New City

If you are a new kid on the block and feeling lonely, perhaps it’s time to make some friends. This isn’t always easy. Socializing in a new environment requires you to step outside of your comfort zone—and that can be scary. Check out these tips for how to meet new people in a new city:
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10 Most Popular Cities to Move to in 2022

If you’re looking for a permanent change of scenery, you’re not alone. With the convenience of working remotely, people are starting to realize they can live anywhere. They want to work from a place that reflects their energy, activity level, and interests. Here are popular cities to move to in 2022.  1. Boulder, Colorado A
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Making Your Home Office Work for You

Whether you’ve just started working from home or you’ve been a remote worker for years, making your home office work for you will increase your productivity. Having a home office that feels like a sanctuary will do more than improve your workflow, it’ll make you happier to be working! Whether you work from your kitchen
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What States Have the Highest Cost of Living?

As Mark Twain once said, “The cost of living has had no effect on its popularity.”But popular though living maybe, not everyone pays the same price for it. The cost of living varies from state to state, usually depending on what the state has to offer. The states with the highest costs of living generally
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Sell your home and move into an RV

What once may have seemed like a radical choice or an option only for retirees is now seen as an adventurous and cost-effective way to live a nomadic life. Recent grads are opting to live in an RV so that they can travel while they’re young and lead an untethered and uncomplicated life. It’s safe
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Five Impactful Ways to Reduce Your Cost of Living

Moving is a big life event that requires a lot of planning and ideally, professional help along the way. Reducing your living expenses pre-move ensures that you’ll be financially prepared and have some extra money to fall back on if your relocation costs more than anticipated. It also allows you to save so you can
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How to Find a Job in a Different State

So, you’ve decided to move to a new state. Maybe you know exactly where you want to live or maybe you’re still exploring your options. There’s a multitude of reasons that people job hunt out of state. Whatever your reason for moving may be, you’ll have bills to pay once you get there so securing
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What’s it Like Moving to El Paso, Texas

El Paso. Translated from Spanish, it’s short for El Paso de Norte, or The Passageway to the North. And it’s also the city the Steven Miller Band tried to rhyme with “big hassle.” So, what’s in it for you when you move to El Paso? Here’s what you need to know about this beautiful southern
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Helping Your Child Design Their New Room

A kid’s bedroom is their kingdom. This is the place where a lot of cherished, fond memories are formed. Also, a kid’s personality is molded by what their first, immediate surroundings appear like. This is why it is important to create a kid’s bedroom design that features their favorite toys, colors, artwork, beloved furniture, soft
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How to Design a Peaceful Living Space in Your New Home

These days, we are often overwhelmed by the stress of work and the hectic woes of life. Retiring at a quiet, peaceful, and tranquil atmosphere is exactly what you need. If you are moving into a new home, it is essential that your living room has an appealing and relaxing design. However, the design involves
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How to Maximize the Space in Your New Home

Spacious. It’s a common adjective to advertise real estate. After all, spaciousness is a selling point. Almost everyone on the market for a new home envisions it to be uncluttered, open, simplistic, unfettered by material objects and reminders of the outside world. And of course, when you’re checking out new houses, many of them do
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8 Must-Have Apps When Moving To A New Town

Moving to a new home is never an easy undertaking. It becomes a lot more difficult when you are moving to a new town. Even if you are excited about leaving your current location, starting life afresh in a new town can be a lot to handle. No matter how easy-going and charismatic you are,
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Long Distance Moving to Indiana

Indiana enjoys a reputation of having a small-town vibe in a state with amazing well-known metropolis, mostly because almost everybody has heard the word Indianapolis at least a few times in their lives. Most travel blogs will stress the sense of ease offered by the state, which seems nice until you realize that “sense of
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Long Distance Moving to Washington State

Quick question: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Washington?” The White House? The Lincoln Monument? Congress? Good, because that’s not the Washington we’re talking about. No, today we’re going to talk about Washington state, which probably calls to mind images of never-ending rain, old Fraiser reruns, and sparkly
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Living Your Best Life for Snow Birds

You’re going back to work, your kids are going back to school and they’re going back to the beach. Who are these privileged few who get to say “No” to snow, wind, hail, sleet, and slippery sidewalks? They’re the snowbirds, commonly known as Northerners who move to a southern state in the colder weather. If
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Handling Your Empty Nest After the Kids Move Away

It usually hits you right after you’ve finished removing the parental controls your home Wi-Fi network.  Empty nest syndrome. It’s the phenomenon in which parents feel sadness and loss when their kids move away.  Even if it means that you no longer have to filter your child’s social media access, it can still be painful.
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Culture Shock Moving to New York

Living New York City. The Big Apple. Home of the Yankees, Broadway, and Wall Street. And contrary to popular opinion, NYC isn’t the only thing of interest in the state of New York. While there’s a big distinction between New York State and the city of New York, anyone moving to New York may have
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How to Enjoy Your New Neighborhood to the Max

Congratulations to you, New Homeowner! You’ve arrived in your new neighborhood, as in you’ve reached your destination, but have you really “arrived” in your new neighborhood? Have you made your big splash, your debut, your grand entrance? You don’t just want to live in your new neighborhood, you want to live it up in your
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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
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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
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The Essential Guide to Apartment Living

Colonial Van Lines has been moving individuals and families into apartments for over fifty years. If you’re moving into an apartment, let us be the first to welcome you to apartment living. Currently, about 8% of the U.S. population lives in apartments.  Living in an apartment provides many benefits for the right person or family,
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Moving Resolutions This New Year

Are you moving in the New Year? Maybe you’re headed to a far-off location to attend school, take a new job, or be closer to friends or family. Maybe it’s just time for a change and you’re looking forward to changing up your daily environment. No matter what the case may be, moving is a
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Moving in with Your Significant Other

You’ve decided to take the leap of moving in with your significant other – now what? It’s a little more complex than just moving your stuff into a new place. This is a big step in your relationship that you don’t want to take lightly. It’s time to uncover some classic do’s and don’ts as
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Tips on How to Hold a Yard Sale Like a Boss

As spring evolves, many homeowners start to think about having a yard sale to get rid of unwanted goods and unneeded items. If you’re an old yard sale pro, this might not seem like any great feat to you. However, if you’re new to the process, it can feel a little overwhelming and foreign. Luckily,
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College Graduation: Achieving Post-Graduate Success

College graduation is just around the corner. Do you have a plan for after all the caps have been thrown? If your answer is no, you’re not alone! In fact, college graduation can be a bit of an ungrounded time. It’s can be tough to know what to do with yourself as one routine changes and
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Moving Back in with Parents After College

There are many reasons for moving back in with parents: saving for a home, looking for a job, paying off student loans, and more. Whatever the reason for making this move, it’s still seems daunting after a taste of independence. Today, about 37% of millennials move back home after graduation. You may be dreading the thought of
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Little Home Upgrades That Make a Big Difference

Home upgrades can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your home, but that doesn’t mean the project has to be a major overhaul. Not only are smaller upgrades more budget friendly, but in addition, most small home upgrades can be done in a weekend. Whether you’re preparing to put your home
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Home Vacation Checklist: 8 Things To Do Before You Go

Taking a vacation is an exciting event. You get to escape your normal routine for a new or relaxing experience. Perhaps it’s for a week or more, or maybe you are just getting away for the weekend. Regardless of the time you may be gone, it is still important to mind a couple things at
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8 Tips to Road Trip Like a Boss

If you’re considering taking a long road trip this summer, you may have conflicting feelings. On one hand, you might be excited about your destination and what you’ll do for fun. On the other, being confined to the car with family or little ones is understandably anxiety-producing. While a long road trip has the potential to
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18 Reasons Why You Should Consider Moving to Florida

Thinking about moving to Florida? Whether you want to raise a family or retire there, Florida has a lot to offer. However, just like everywhere else, moving to Florida has its pros and cons. We’ll start with the pros. Pros of Moving to Florida With 1,350 miles of coastline, Florida has plenty of beaches, making
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Moving Your Aging Parent into your Home

Our seniors are a precious and vulnerable generation. They need our loving and devoted support as they age. Unfortunately, the concept of senior living and moving is a delicate and challenging process to navigate. For many adult children, the idea of moving an aging parent into their home feels like the ultimate expression of family.
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