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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why You Need a Good Mix of Box Sizes for Packing

Whether you are ordering moving boxes online, or dumpster diving behind the Target shopping plaza, one thing is certain: You need many boxes in all sizes and shapes for your long-distance move. Life doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution, and neither does moving. The first thing you’ll find out when you start packing is that not
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How to Pack Valuables for Your Move

f 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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Function Meets Fun: Creative Box Labeling Ideas for a Move

Who says packing has to be boring? The more creative you become, the more fun you can have when labeling your boxes. Here are some creative box labeling ideas to have fun while making labels to keep you organized during your move. Creative Box Labeling Ideas for a Move Numerical Label System Try using a
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How to Pack Books in 7 Simple Steps

Packing books likely isn’t your favorite part of moving. If that’s true, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s not even surprising – packing books is tough, and it can be difficult to get it right! Luckily, learning a few tried-and-true moving tips can help you pack books a little easier. Here’s what you need to
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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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Moving Hacks for Stress-Free Packing

If you’ve ever wondered and asked yourself why is moving so hard? You’re not alone. Between the packing, the transport, and the re-arrangement at your new home, there’s a lot to think about. But what if we told you that a few cheap moving hacks could make all the difference? Hack 1: Use Clothing & Linens
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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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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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