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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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Best Rules to Live by On Moving Day

Picture, if you will, the following: A happy but exhausted family sprawled out on a couch in their new, sparsely furnished home wolfing down freshly delivered pizza. If it sounds like a happy ending to a long moving day, it is. However, for every happy ending, there’s a story, and that story usually has a
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7 Items you don't want to pack into a storage unit

At Colonial Van Lines, we cannot overemphasize the pride that we take in our clean, climate-controlled, state of the art storage facilities. And as a full-service moving company, we love nothing more than to be able to offer our wide range of storage units and flexible plans. But while we want to provide our customers
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7 items to get rid of before your interstate move

Too preoccupied with moving to know if you’re sparking joy or not? We get you. When you’re preparing for an interstate move, you’re on an emotional roller coaster. How can you tell if your belongings spark joy when your mood barometer reads ‘anxious?’ At Colonial Van Lines, we want you to declutter responsibly. That’s why,
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What should be done a week before my move

At Colonial Van Lines, we arrive at our customers’ houses at the end of their moving weeks, and we can tell you it’s not always pretty. We have seen many a weary, bleary-eyed, and dangerously overcaffeinated customer stumbling toward the finish line, and we know how difficult it is for him or her to stay
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10 Things to do for a Smooth Moving Day

You’ve been exhaustively preparing for moving day over the course of several weeks. You’ve already packed up most of your belongings and decluttered your soon-to-be former home. Most importantly, you’ve hired a professional moving company that you trust. You’re sick of tripping over boxes. You’re likely wishing that you could fast forward through the chaotic
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Protecting your Furniture During a Move:

There’s a heap of things to do to prepare for a move, and it may feel like your relocation to-do list is constantly expanding.  You’ve got to pack, make sure all of your home’s services are cancelled or transferred, rent a moving van, keep the kids from having meltdowns, sell your unused items – the
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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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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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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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Having a baby? Hire a Mover

When you move, bumps in the road are to be expected; baby bumps not so much.  If for whatever reason you find yourself with a baby on the way and a move in the works, safety is a top priority.  So, should you be carrying boxes when you’re carrying babies? We at Colonial Van Lines
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What Things Can Movers NOT move?

You’ve hired a moving company, and you’re preparing for the big cross-country move. There’s no better time to go through your things. While there many things you’ll need to remember to pack; there are also a few things you won’t want to pack. Here are our top packing tips for this big transition.  5 Packing
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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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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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Spring Cleaning the Garage

Maybe you’ve been putting cleaning your garage off for months, or even years. News Flash: Spring is the best time to tackle this project. A garage is an easy spot to toss things that seem like they have nowhere else to go or things that you’ll definitely “deal with later.” People tend to fling boxes
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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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Eco-Friendly Moving: Recycle Packing Materials to Reduce Waste

Is packing paper recyclable? The need to save the world from waste cannot be overemphasized. Everyone is encouraged to embrace eco-friendly lifestyle, and we can all benefit from these efforts. Eco-friendly moving essentially means being conscious of waste while moving. A lot of packing needs to be done when you are moving, and to conserve
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8 Tips On How To Keep Bugs Out Of Storage Boxes

Moving is already stressful enough, and now you have to worry about bugs getting in your moving boxes?! Don’t worry, here is a quick guide on how to keep bugs out of boxes:  How To Keep Bugs Out of Storage Boxes Inarguably, the best way to keep bugs from nesting in your storage boxes is
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Important Info You’ll Need for a Free Moving Quote

So, what’s the first step in planning for a move? Calling up a few moving companies, getting a few free moving quotes, the company that offers the lowest quote gets the job? What could go wrong with that? With fifty years of experience in the business, Colonial Van Lines can tell you what can go
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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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Genius Hacks and Solutions for Moving Furniture

Certain things in life just stand to reason. One is that nothing can fit inside something smaller than itself, and another is that what goes in should be able to come out. However, when you’re moving furniture those two apparent truisms seem to contradict each other. Somehow, your furniture has gotten into your house, yet
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Organize your Move with Color Coding

Remember way back in kindergarten when the teachers taught you how to categorize? They would give you buttons and ask you to sort them according to size, shape, and color. Now that you’re all grown up and moving to a new house, you may start to see those skills paying off. When your organizing for
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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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How To Create A Moving Newsletter For The Family

A family is a unit. That means they do things as a unit. When the family members move to a new house, they do it as a unit. Clear communication during a move is crucial because it helps the family function as a team. When a move is a team effort, it brings the family
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How to Move a Hot Tub

Having a hot tub is a dream come true, but moving a hot tub can be a nightmare. However, your new house won’t be your dream house without one. Moving a Hot Tub: What’s the Deal? Never fear, moving a hot tub is possible, it’s just almost impossible to do without the help of a
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How to Prepare For Moving Day Rain

At times, the weather can be unpredictable. Even the best-planned move can be thrown into turmoil by Mother Nature. Depending on where you live, the possibility of raining on the moving day may be high. Nonetheless, the bad or rainy weather doesn’t have to prevent your move from taking place. There are certain things you
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7 Tips for Moving Week Meals

The moving week is often full of many activities. From making last-minute preparations to the actual move itself, things can become stressful and overwhelming. At times, the moving week’s stress makes you unable to eat well. However, proper nutrition is a vital tool for managing stress. Hence, you must eat right during these stressful times.
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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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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 in with Roommates

Rent and mortgages are becoming more expensive. Depending on where you live, living alone will become less feasible. You may also decide to live in a specific area due to the proximity to your job. In a situation like this, moving in with roommates will help save cost. You can reduce some of your expenses
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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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Moving Day Tools: Keep These Handy on Moving Day

After weeks of preparing and packing, the moving day is finally here. Once you start loading things onto the moving truck, it can be quite frustrating to realize that some key moving day tools are missing. To make your move easier, we have put together a list of important tools to keep handy on the
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Moving Your Mancave: Tips for all your odd or precious items

Moving Your Mancave: Tips for All Your Odd and Precious Items Moving is never easy. Whether you are excited about the move or reluctant, the transition from one house to another can be very stressful. The most stressful part of the process is trying to make sure that all your precious possessions are successfully moved
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Preparing Dressers and Bureaus for Moving

Your dressers and bureaus have been good to you over the years. They’ve held your skinny jeans, your rock T-shirt collection, your underwear, and probably enough coins to do your laundry for the next six months. Now that you’re preparing your furnishings for moving, you want to be as good to them as they were
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Top Ways to Ensure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

As a top-rated long distance moving company, and one of the most trusted corporate moving companies, we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of moves in our line of business.  With so much on your brain during your move, your security deposit is normally not something you think about until you are informed that you are not
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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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How to Pack Valuables for Your Move

If you have moved in the past, whether it was locally or long distance, chances are you did your own packing or hired movers to do it for you. Either way, when you are packing items, you want to do the job right, to ensure that your items make it to your new home in
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How to Easily Downsize Your Home

If you’re thinking of how to downsize your home, you’re not alone. In the last several years, the average price of the American home has gone way up, as has its square footage. This has left many U.S. families feeling overwhelmed, cash-strapped, and ready to downsize. Fortunately, it’s not nearly as difficult as it might seem.
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Moving Cross Country Like A Pro: Best Hacks For 2018

Moving cross country can be a stressful and even aggravating time in your life. Making this decision can stem from various reasons such as a change in career, going to a university or because you just want to journey out into the world. Either way, you will have a long road ahead of you but our
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Moving on Short Notice

Last minute moving is far from ideal, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Perhaps you are relocating for work or another great opportunity. You could be facing personal troubles or have finally found your dream home. Regardless of the circumstances, last minute moving is often unavoidable. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be massively stressful. If you’re facing a last
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Freeze: Don’t Move Without a Moving Checklist

Every move, big or small, across town or long-distance needs an in-depth moving checklist. You are about to uproot your entire life and all the possessions in it, so it’s understandable that you won’t anticipate every detail.  There are both professional and personal matters to attend to. Furthermore, no matter how much advanced notice you
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New Home: Introducing Yourself to the Neighbors

You’ve just moved into your new home, and you can’t wait to experience everything the neighborhood has to offer. Regardless of whether you’re on your own, married to the love of your life, or busy with young kids, we’ve put together a few great ways to introduce yourself to your new neighborhood and settle into
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7 Green Moving Tips for the Eco-Conscious

Each year, about 40 million Americans move to a new home. While the reasons for these moves vary, the desire for green moving tips stays consistent. Luckily, Colonial Van Lines is here to deliver. Whether you’re looking for green moving tips for your upcoming move, or want to help someone else become more eco-friendly, this
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How to Pack a Moving Truck Like a Pro

It’s almost time for your big move, and you’re feeling pretty confident about everything but the concept of having to pack a moving truck. This is understandable! If you’ve never done it before, packing a moving truck can feel like a daunting task. Luckily, we’re here with the packing tips you need to make the process easier and more
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6 Inexpensive Ways to Thank Movers

Searching for ways to thank movers can be tricky, but you want to do something nice for all the hard work that’s about to take place in your home. We get it. Of course, tipping is a great fall back, if you’ve got the funds. Here is the breakdown on that, courtesy of Lauri Ward of
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How to Break a Lease with Minimum Penalty

Breaking a lease is never optimal for any of the parties involved. Additionally, it can have significant financial and personal implications, if you decide to go through with it. Unfortunately, breaking a lease is sometimes unavoidable. Because of this, it’s essential to learn how to break a lease the right way. If you are in
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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

You’ve recently moved, and your child is facing the reality of a new school. It’s a big transition, and you want to help them adjust. As it turns out, though, that’s easier said than done. Luckily, there are many things you can do to smooth the transition and help your child feel right at home
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Automobile Transport Guide for Long Distance Moving

If there’s a long distance move in your future you’ve got more to think about than just your household items, you’ve got to figure out the automobile transport situation too. How do you get your car to the new location? What are your options with your cross state move? What makes the most sense, financially? Don’t
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How to Deal With Moving Anxiety Effectively

During a relocation, it’s important to figure out ways to deal with the added stress known commonly as moving anxiety. Sometimes the solution is simple, like asking friends and family for help. Other times, moving anxiety can prevent someone from successfully managing a move into a new home. In this case, more intervention might be
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Truck Rental 101 for Your DIY Move

Moving day is almost upon you, and you can’t make the day happen without considering your truck rental options. Here’s what you need to know about renting a truck from the moving experts. Truck Rental Pricing Options One of the first questions about truck rentals is how much it will cost. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer
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Your Seasonal Guide for Moving in Fall

Moving in the fall has its benefits. Between the cooler weather, the less-packed schedules, and the lower prices, there’s lots to love about moving in the fall. Despite your excitement to move this time of year, you might still be searching for some fall moving tips. You’re in luck! In this post, we’re going to
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Moving in Winter: How to Prepare

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