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9 Tips to Move Out of a Dorm Room

Dorm life can be exciting. You get to meet new people and form lifelong friendships while living with hundreds of students from around the country and even the world. However, with the fun and novelty comes some not-so-enjoyable realities: Dorm life means studying, cleaning, and, when the time comes, packing everything up to move out.  
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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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How to Move Appliances Across Country

Preparing for a cross-country move? Packing and transporting your smaller belongings is easy, but it’s a different story when it comes to appliances–your washer, dryer, oven, fridge, and other essentials. Though vital for everyday use and a comfortable lifestyle, they are large and cumbersome.  Moving Appliances Across Country You need to ask a few questions
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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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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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Moving In with Your Significant Other: Tips for Taking This Step Successfully

Moving in with a significant other takes some adjustments, even for the most loving and devoted couples. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The important thing is that you’re excited to move in together. There are some definite perks to the idea as well. If you’ve been living alone, it’ll be great to have someone
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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.
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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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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
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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.
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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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Furniture Moving Tips and Hacks

Packing and moving is quite the ordeal. It can also be pretty dangerous at the best of times, especially when you’re moving furniture. Among all the elements and parts you have to orchestrate and navigate, the last thing you want to have happen is an accident that renders you unable to move things. That’s where
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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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