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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
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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.
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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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Feeling Stressed? Hire a Professional Mover

It’s probably no surprise to you, dear reader, that moving is stressful. But did you know that research has shown that moving is often more stressful than a divorce or breakup? Yep. But we have some good news, there are things you can do to make moving suck less. Namely, enlisting a professional mover. Moving
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7 important things to know before moving into a rental property

Owning a home is a big responsibility. Fortunately, it’s not one that you have to take on! That’s right! As long as you’re not concerned with that sizeable return on your investment, you can live a free-wheeling’, devil-may-care lifestyle, throwing caution to the wind and never having to learn how to change an HVAC! However,
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Ten Tips for Making a Long-Distance Move Fun for Kids

Moving to an entirely new place can be scary for kids. They’re leaving everything that they’re familiar with and venturing into an unknown realm, one that’s far away from the home they know. They could be feeling like they’ve got no real sense of control. They may not understand the term “existential dread,” but that
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Explaining to children that the family is moving

It’s been a trope of children’s books for ages. A kid finds out he’s moving, gets sad because he’s going to have to leave his old friends, moves to the new location makes a friend the first day, and everyone lives happily after. Conveniently, the authors of these books leave out the part where junior
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Do You Really Need a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit?

So, you’ve decided to rent a storage unit, and now you’re wondering – do I need climate-controlled storage? Is it worth the money? Should I just stash the stuff in a friend’s garage instead? And maybe you’re even wondering what exactly a climate-controlled storage unit is. Read on to get all of your burning questions
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Is it worth it to move appliances?

It has sliding shelves, temperature-controlled doors, built-in speakers, an ice cream maker, a built-in Keurig – and best of all- its baby blue. You’re shamelessly and hopelessly in love with your new refrigerator, and you can’t imagine life without it. The problem is you’re moving, and from the look of things, the fridge isn’t going
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Why Business owners are moving to Florida

Florida draws people in from around the globe with its sun, sand and vibrant culture. But businessowners have begun to realize that the Sunshine State is much more than just a fabulous vacation destination. Florida is one of the country’s economic powerhouses. It’s the third largest state by population and boasts the fourth largest economy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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Sell Your Home and Buy a Duplex

So, you’re thinking about buying a duplex and renting out half of it. Maybe you want to save on that hefty mortgage payment or maybe you just want to move to a new city without a ton of expenses. A duplex is a great first investment property that helps cover your expenses and can lead
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Moving Houseplants: The Do's and Don'ts

Colonial Van Lines offers moving advice for human parents, dog parents, and now, we’re giving some to the long-neglected plant parents (we see you). You’ve invested a lot of time and energy into your beautiful botanicals, so of course you want to take them with you for the next chapter of your life. But moving
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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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10 Reasons to Move to Fort Lauderdale

Considering a move to Fort Lauderdale? You’re not alone. Fort Lauderdale was Miami’s lesser known sister for a while, but she’s come into herself and has been experiencing massive growth over the past few years. It has big-city vibes while also offering slower-paced suburban neighborhoods. Niche rated the area as one of the best places
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Moving to San Diego California?

The San Diego area is famous for so many positive things – the livable climate is just one among many impressive factors while it is so loved. The area is field with happy residents so you can expect to be happy if you plan on moving to San Diego. The San Diego area is well-known
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Getting Ready to Move with a Teenager

Moving with teens can be quite a challenge. They’re already established in school with lifelong friendships developed, and the thought of moving away from that might not sit well with most teens. There are certain things you’ll need to be cognizant of and things you can do to help your teen cope with the move.
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Moving in Summer: Tips for Peak Moving Season

Here are the hottest tips from packing and moving companies when it comes to summer. Moving in summer has a lot of advantages. During summer, the weather is nice and friendly, kids are out of school. Home buying is also at its peak. No wonder the summer season remains the most popular period to move.
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Here's How to Properly Move a TV

Let’s face it.  Home is where the TV is. As soon as you move to a new place, the first thing you want to get unpacked and set up is the TV. It makes your new home feel like “home,” keeps the kids calm and relatively focused, cheers things up, and allows everyone to put
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How to Keep Your Things Safe While You Move

Do you enjoy moving to a new home? A lot of people don’t like the process. They put it off, complain throughout the move, or hire professional movers.  What can make moving even worse is if any of your valuables get stolen or broken. Let’s at least avoid that problem, and moving can be a
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Moving to Killeen, TX

It’s where men and women come to proudly serve their country. It’s where Leadership is spelled LDRSHP for loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. It’s where soldiers become leaders and leaders become heroes. And it’s also a darn good place for a vacay! Whether you’re thinking of moving to Killeen, Texas,
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Tips for Moving with Kids

Moving can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Even emotionally stable adults may have a tough time moving, so it can be particularly challenging for children to move. However, it’s worth noting that children can actually benefit from a move because it prepares them to adapt to new situations. What is the best
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The Top Reasons to Move to Sacramento

Considering moving to Sacramento? Congrats. Sacramento is rising in population and popularity. Once considered California’s middle child, Sacramento is now ranked as one of the top moving destinations for people leaving the San Francisco Bay Area. The city has a lower cost of living than other popular cities in the state, and a whole lot
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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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Genius Tips for Moving in the Spring

Ah, spring. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and you’re moving. What could go wrong with that? The weather is perfect, the roads are safe, the moving prices are reasonable, selling your home will be a (spring) breeze, and you’ll make a killing at the garage sale. But moving in the spring also
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Top 8 Reasons People Move

In elementary school, it was always the same story. Whether we read it or wrote it ourselves, the explanation was the same. The kid had to move because the dad got a new job. In real life, however, it is not always the same old story. There are many reasons people move, and as the
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How to Cope with Moving Away From Family and Friends

As emotional beings, we are attached to our loved ones. We depend so much on our social circle to get by every day. You may never understand how much your loved ones mean to you until you consider moving away from family. If you have ever moved away from friends and family, you will understand
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When is the Best Time to Move?

If you’re thinking of moving, it’s about time. Not in the figurative sense, necessarily, but the time of year, month, day, and week can have a substantial effect on your moving experience. When is the best time to move? While circumstances don’t always line up with the weather, clock, or real estate market, when you
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Long Distance Moving to Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee. The city that will make you love country music even if you hate country music. Music City boasts the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, performers on every bar stage and street corner, and a surprising surplus of boot stores. And that’s just on Broadway; go down any road, and you’ll find
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Top Reasons People Move Long Distance (And Why to Hire Movers)

Every year, about 32 million Americans are estimated to relocate from one city to another. However, everyone has their own reasons to move to a new city. From starting afresh to excellent job opportunities, good weather, cheap housing, people can choose to move long-distance due to lots of reasons. In this post, we will be
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Long Distance Moving to Indianapolis

Fun fact about living in Indianapolis, Indiana: residents don’t have a nickname based on the city. For example, it would be appropriate to refer to residents of Tampa as Tampanians. Residents of Cleveland can be called Clevelanders, and Chicago people could be Chicagoans. The same rule does not apply to Indianapolis, however. Residents do not,
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Long Distance Moving to Austin

Austin, Texas, a city that sports the motto “Keep Austin Weird.” Glance at a map of Texas, though, and you might decide the motto should be “Austin: Yup, We’re Here, Too.” A major city in the big state would stand out on its own, but when a major city has to share the stage with
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Long Distance Moving Quotes: Instant vs. Phone Call

When you have to move from one city to another, there is no better way to make the process easier than hiring a full-service moving company. You can get different long distance moving quotes by contacting two or more movers. With the right company, moving your belongings over a long distance will be a breeze.
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How to Get Moving Quotes with Better Accuracy

Getting moving quotes from different movers makes it possible to plan properly and organize your move. Regardless of the size of your move, the moving company is required to provide you with a written estimate. However, the accuracy and quality of your moving estimate can vary greatly. Nonetheless, you can make a suitable provision for
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Long Distance Moving to Detroit, MI

Detroit, Michigan. Also known as Motor City, the home of the Lions, and one of the best downtown transformation narratives ever experienced by an American city. Detroit has worked hard to come back from industrial decline, and while work remains, the city has experienced a resurgence of sorts thanks to new construction projects and efforts
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6 Common Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Yuna Miller Moving into a new home is exciting, especially when you’re deciding where to put everything in the new place. But pulling up stakes and moving takes a lot of planning, and it’s easy to get lost in the details. From the house to the yard, packing and moving lawn supplies, furniture, gadgets,
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A National Moving Service with a Better Business Approach

For successful national moving companies, customer service is incredibly important. Customers want to know that the moving company handling their relocation cares. At Colonial Van Lines, we are dedicated to providing excellent national moving service that gives complete customer satisfaction. From start to finish, our expert team will handle your move with outstanding dedication and
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Efficient and experienced full-service cross country movers

For a successful cross country move, hiring efficient and well-experienced, full service cross country movers is vital. At Colonial Van Lines, we provide a great variety or services and resources to make your cross country moves safe and seamless. Through our decades of experience, we have come to understand what each cross country moving job
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How to Interview National Long Distance Moving Companies

Interview processes can be nerve-racking experiences, no matter which side of the desk you’re on. Interviewing national moving companies, no less so. Yet, if you want to find the moving company to hire, the value of an interview is not to be underestimated. Interview Questions for A Long Distance National Moving Company At Colonial Van
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Long Distance Moving to Raleigh, NC

Congratulations on your opportunity to move to the Raleigh area. Here’s your guide to getting to know what your new life will be like in Raleigh. Raleigh Geometry First things first. Raleigh is part of an important Triangle. If you draw a line between the towns of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, the lines would
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How to Find Van Line Services on a Budget

Moving is stressful. Fact or opinion? According to a recent survey of 2000 people by the British Energy Company, moving is one of the most stressful life events, right up there with divorce and the death of a loved one. If that doesn’t qualify moving as a stressful experience, let’s just call it stressful by
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Choosing Reliable Long Distance Moving and Storage Companies

Moving over a long distance or from one state to another is never an easy undertaking. However, you don’t have to become overwhelmed by the whole process. For a successful long-distance move, hiring reliable long distance moving and storage companies is the right thing to do. These moving companies possess the required experience and resources
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How to Understand Moving Company Quotes

Hiring a professional mover for your moving needs can cost between a few hundred and several thousand dollars. Knowing the real cost of your relocation is crucial. This will make it possible for you to budget and plan accordingly. To avoid any unexpected charges, individuals are often advised to get quotes from different moving companies.
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Long Distance Moving to San Jose, California

Way back in1968, Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach asked the immortal question, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Now, they obviously had no way of foreseeing the rise of Google Map, which would show everyone the most direct route to San Jose. They also did not foresee the size of the ear worm
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Why Invest in Cross Country Moving Services?

Moving across country DIY? Now, what could go wrong with that?  Disassembling and reassembling furniture, moving heavy boxes up and downstairs, spending nights in hotel rooms, having to eat at Denny’s? And that’s just getting started! If you’re thinking of cross country moving, cross country moving services are a must-have! Cross Country Moving Services Pay
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Long Distance Moving To Seattle

Seattle, a city whose motto could be: “What’s Wrong with Overcast? Don’t You Enjoy Mother Nature?” Located in Washington state, Seattle enjoys the reputation of being relatively easy-going, politically moderate/liberal, and hosting a diverse culture of people. And there’s rain. Lots of rain. Rain and big clouds. If Phoenix, Arizona, is the Valley of the
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The Best Cross Country Moving Companies

Moving across the country or over a long distance can be a huge task. For a successful move, choosing the ideal cross country mover is vital. In fact, you need to ensure that you work with the best cross country moving companies that possess the required experience to handle your moving needs. Furthermore, there is
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Long Distance Moving To Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina. Where downtown gets referred to as Uptown. Fun fact: in the city’s earliest days, most of the trading in goods and services at Trade and Tryon, where disputes got settled at the courthouse and the market did brisk business. People heading to the market would say they were going “up to town.”
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Culture Shock Moving To Dallas

Dallas has a reputation. Even if you’ve never set foot in the state of Texas before, odds are good you’ve heard of Dallas and its reputation for being grand, a large and diverse metropolis that somehow blends the rustic Texas cowboy culture to the streamlined 21st century business and artistic culture. Every major American city
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Personal Relocation Services with Professional Expertise

The days of “If you want something done right, do it yourself” are over. Nowadays, not only will you find someone who can do the job as you would have done it yourself, but oftentimes better. While to many,  a personalized service seems like a luxury,  a personalized relocation service is closer to a necessity.
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Long Distance Moving to Phoenix

If you happen to think of the state of Arizona as nothing but desert, moving to Phoenix will quickly relieve you of such ideas. The urban area does a splendid job of showcasing the very best the state of Arizona has to offer; it’s a gleaming city, but there’s no doubt it’s set in the
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What do the Top National Moving Companies do differently?

What sets a moving company apart from the rest? Burlier movers, bigger trucks, fancier uniforms? If only it were so easy. While many moving companies look the part, some play it better than others. The top national moving companies are the ones that pay special attention to their customers. Needless to say, it takes more
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Long Distance Moving To Wisconsin

Wisconsin, a state that should have the motto:  “What? We Really Like Cheese.” Actually, the motto is “Forward,” which works as both the direction towards the future, which is inspirational, and something to yell at the car in front of you that doesn’t move when the light turns green, which is practical. It’s also serves
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Tips for Organizing Your Garage

The garage. By definition, it’s a place for storing motor vehicles. More commonly, it’s a place for storing everything in your house that you’re either not sure what to do with or see no need for in the near future.  Theoretically, there’s nothing wrong with that; most garages make excellent places for storing the miscellaneous
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Long Distance Moving to Mississippi

Mississippi, a state that should have the motto: “You get brownie points for writing ‘Mississippi’ without spellcheck.” The actual motto is “Virtute et armis,” which means “By valor and arms” and sounds more impressive; when it comes to mottos, desserts can’t compete with weapons. Known for its agriculture background and rich history, the geography of
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Long Distance Moving to Oregon

If you’re a child of the 1980s, you might think of Oregon solely as the setting for “The Goonies.” The town of Astoria, which served as the setting for the movie, actually exists, as does Cannon Beach. Therefore, it might be safe to assume most Oregon residents have at least a passing familiarity with The
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The Best Way to Evaluate Moving Companies

Moving is never a simple experience, and moving companies can make or break the entire process. Whether you are excited about the move or reluctant about the impending change of environment, it is always a tasking undertaking. From finding a new home to transferring your utilities, there are just so many things you will have
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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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Age-Appropriate Moving Tasks For Kids

Moving is a chore. Chances are, your kids don’t like the idea of moving and they don’t like the idea of doing chores. Common wisdom would tell us that putting the two together would be cruel and usual punishment, but actually, the opposite is true. When kids are dealing with the stress of a move,
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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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Long Distance Moving to Delaware

Delaware, the state where the motto could be “We Liked America Before It Was Cool.” As the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, Delaware immortalized its pole position spot of American states by calling itself “The First State,” although it’s also referred to as “The Diamond State” because Thomas Jefferson called it that, not
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Stretching Your Moving Budget for the Holidays

Moving during the holidays can be pricey. With several activities and events taking place during the holiday season, staying within a budget can be quite difficult. Nonetheless, saving on some services will help stretch your moving budget and ensure that you still have a good portion to spend during the holidays. Getting the Most out
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Long Distance Moving to Colorado

Colorado. The Centennial State. Home of mountains, skiing, the Denver Broncos, and more political campaigns than anyone could ask for. Yes, Colorado happens to be a swing state, so relocating there means coming to grips with the reality of constant phone calls, ads, and offered handshakes from political candidates during an election year. But since
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Long Distance Moving Myths: Busted

Long-distance moving DIY? Now, what could go wrong with that? A whole lot of things. Long-distance moving is no DIY project, it’s not like fixing up your yard, or building a deck on your house, it’s a ton of projects. Even if you get through the sorting and packing, there’s loading the truck – not
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Staying on Track with Exercise During Moving Week

You have a yoga class on Thursday, a Zumba class on Tuesday, a spin class set for Saturday and Mondays, and moving day is on Sunday. When the schedule gets hectic, working out is usually the first thing to go. But while the gym is not an option, exercise is mandatory- especially during moving week.
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Long Distance Moving to New Hampshire

Living in New Hampshire At first glance, the only notable thing about New Hampshire might be its motto: Live Free or Die. It is unfair to judge a state solely by its motto. If we did, we’d have to believe that Idaho really does only have potato farms going for it. And to be fair,
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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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The Ultimate Moving Day Playlist

Remember when it was “Whistle While You Work?” Sometimes getting through a particularly stressful job takes a little positive energy. Music is an excellent source of positive energy and moving can be a particularly stressful job. Thus, when your moving, a moving day playlist can be essential to keeping your spirits up and your sanity
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Moving Advice: Why Wellness Should Be Your Top Priority

You’re moving and there are tons of tasks to do. So why is it you’re sitting on the couch too stressed out to function properly? The good news is that your reaction is normal. Moving is right up there with the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss and illness on the list of
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Why You Want to Move Before the Holidays

Santa Claus knows the importance of planning ahead so he can get his boxes delivered on time. If your planning on moving during the holiday season, your best course of action is to beat him to the punch. Holiday moving can be hectic, especially if you don’t have elves to help you. Think of Colonial
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Dads Spill Best Hacks for Moving with Toddlers

Moving with toddlers and babies adds an extra layer of challenges to moving. From packing all your toddler’s essentials to baby-proofing your new home, there are several steps you must take as the parent. This will help ensure a smooth and safe move for your little ones. Here are some essential toddler moving tips shared
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Moving out on your own, now is the time

No matter how good you think you have it living at home, you can’t really be the king of your castle until you’re the only king of the castle. Listen, you can only count on sleeping late, not having to worry about paying the rent, and finding some leftover Chinese food in the fridge for
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Advice from Mommies who Move with Babies

It’s true what they say, babies don’t come with handbooks. And they certainly come with handbooks about what you’re supposed to do with them when you’re planning and packing for a long-distance move. Never fear, if you can survive motherhood, you can survive long distance moving with a baby as well- with a little help
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Staying Cool during a Summer Move

Essential Tips to Help You Stay Cool When Moving in Summer The summer season remains the most popular moving period across the nation. During summer, the kids are out of school, employees can utilize vacation days, and the real estate industry is at its peak. However, there is a downside to moving in summer –
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How to Move Your Electronics and Smart Home Devices

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans planning to move this year, whether down the street or across the country, you’ll likely have a great deal of planning and packing to do. Well you’re making that plan there may be a few important items that you’re forgetting about: your electronics and smart home devices.
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How to Move a Pool Table Long Distance

You’ve got your form down, your follow up is straight and relaxed, and you’ve got more moves than fast Eddie Felson the color of money. Playing pool: slick, moving a pool table: not so slick. Even if your eight ball makes it to the corner pocket with ease, it’s going to take a lot more
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Strategies for Moving and Packing Art Work

Moving fragile items require extra care and caution. Artwork, paintings, and family photos are examples of such fragile or delicate items. When packing art work for a move, you are faced with several problems and challenges. Nonetheless, the last thing you want is your precious or expensive piece of art to become damaged during your
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Move Here and Save: The Lowest Cost of Living States

Do you dream in kitchens with marble countertops, islands, and undermount sinks? Do you find yourself drooling over home improvement reality shows? Are you trying to figure out the logistics of getting a jacuzzi into your one-room apartment? If urban or suburban sprawl is on your bucket list, now’s the time to take them off.
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Are You a Candidate for Short-Term Storage?

Have you considered the benefits of storage for your upcoming move? Maybe you’re a starving artist looking to find herself in the big city and need a place to store your stuff until you can afford to stop starving. Maybe you’re a not-so-starving artist who has already found herself and is looking for a place
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Ten Signs That You Are Dreading Your Long Distance Move

You’ve just found out you’re about to make a long distance move and you’re a  binge-eating, knuckle-cracking, hair- pulling, hot mess. You thought that long distance moving would be a good thing, full of new opportunities and new beginnings,  a chance to start over, but now you’re thinking of seeking therapy. Could it be long
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Culture Shock Moving to Philadelphia

If you have a long distance move to the Philadelphia, you’re about to experience more than just a major climate change. History Is Here The sheer amount of American history on display in Philadelphia can make any history enthusiast swoon: Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed; The Liberty Bell, a symbol of American
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How to Save Precious Time During Your Interstate Move

Welcome to Colonial Van Lines, home of the free moving quote. They say that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. However, when you’re making an interstate move, a straight line can be a problem. If crossing state borders is in the itinerary,  there are a lot of waterways, freeways, and interstates,
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Finding a Corporate Moving Company You Can Trust

If you’ve been in business for a long time, you know how important customer service and experience is. This is especially true for corporate moving companies.  You know that a good business depends on integrity and communication with its customers. So when it comes to your moving your own business, it’s only natural that you
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The Most Efficient Way to Move Cross-Country

Traveling across this great country of ours can be a very rewarding experience, but moving cross countrycan be a different story altogether. When you’re moving you have a purpose, you don’t have time to stop and take selfies with the locals. Your main goal is to get there with you, your family members, and furniture
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15 Questions To Ask Your Movers When Getting Moving Estimates

Whether you’re moving a few blocks away or across the country, you want to ensure that a moving company will safely and respectfully transport your belongings at an affordable price. To make sure you find the right team for your move, we’ve created a list of questions to ask moving companies before hiring any of
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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