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Packing The Moving Truck: 3 Factors To Determine Whether An Item Should Go In The Truck Or In Your Own Car

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Some time in your life, you're probably going to have to move to another place you'd like to call home. Americans don't tend to stay in one place for too long, and one-sixth of Americans pack up and move each and every year. Knowing how to plan for a move is crucial. You need to determine which items belong in the moving truck, and which items can be stashed in your own car.

17 February 2017

Getting Ready to Move: You've Hired the Movers, but What About the Packers?

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Moving your household is a lot of hard, heavy work. If money is tight and you have to choose between professional movers and professional packers, most people will go with the movers and do the packing themselves. However, there are a few things you need to consider before completely dismissing the idea of having professional packing services. Partial Packing When you hire professional packers, you decide what and how much they pack.

15 July 2016

Moving? Make Sure You Pack With The Unpacking Process In Mind

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Moving is a huge endeavor. After you've already put everything into boxes, loaded it into a moving truck, and then carried it into your new residence, you're not going to look forward to then unpacking everything. So, do yourself a favor and follow these tips during the packing process. They'll make the unpacking process a bit simpler and easier on you. Color code your boxes. Develop a basic color coding scheme in which you mark all of the boxes that belong in the bathroom one color, boxes for the kitchen another color, those for your bedroom a third color, and so forth.

26 May 2016

Preparing Fragile Items For A Long Distance Move

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If you are moving to a new home in an area far from your current location, you are most likely making preparations with a moving company, like United Moving and Storage, to bring your belongings. Long distance movers will transport your items directly to your new home while watching over them, giving you peace of mind you would not get with a shipping company. When using an out-of-state moving service, you will still want to package fragile items appropriately so they make the long haul without any damage.

1 February 2016

The Mass Market Paperback Lover's Guide To Packing Old Books

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To the serious book lover, a well-read paperback is like an old soldier; bruised and battered, but still willing to serve. Although they don't get the respect of their more "literary" cousins, mass market paperbacks can be just as valuable to their owners as a rare first edition. If it's time to pack up your old, printed friends for moving or storage, there are a few things you need to do.

10 August 2015

How To Choose A Storage Unit For Doomsday

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Preppers all over the world are constantly gearing up to face the next civilization destroying challenge. Currently, around 3 million Americans consider themselves to be preppers, and they firmly believe in being better safe than sorry. No matter whether you're preparing to deal with war, economic collapse or a pandemic, you'll find a storage unit able to help stash your gear. Location, Location, Location If society as you know it decides to collapse, you're going to want a stash of supplies close to home base.

24 July 2015

Self Storage Tips For Your RV

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Lack of room or strict home owner's association rules may leave you with no space on your property for your RV. Fortunately, many self-storage facilities offer RV parking. Choosing the right facility and preparing your RV properly for storage ensures it remains safe and secure. The following guide can help you with this process.  Covered or Open? Some facilities offer covered RV storage. This usually comes with a small extra fee, but the cover will protect your RV from sun and weather damage.

14 July 2015

Make Your Move Early By Arriving Before Your Kids

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Even though there is often a measure of anticipation and excitement about moving to a new city, there still may be feelings of sadness that come from leaving friends and family behind. This may be especially true when children are involved. Here are a few ideas for if you arrive before the rest of your kids that might make the move easier for you and your family. Get The New House Ready - If you can swing it, get the new house ready before your children arrive.

25 June 2015

Moving Your Small Business

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Often, moving your business is a positive financial sign. You have simply outgrown your current spot and now need to move your employees and inventory to another, better location. No matter how thrilled you are to be relocating, the task of safely moving can be daunting. Careful preparation before the move can make the transition much easier.  Move Meeting As the big day approaches, you need to hold a building-wide meeting to prepare employees for the actual move.

16 June 2015

Three Reasons To Rent A Storage Unit

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As you stumble though your basement closet in a fruitless effort to find a specific photo album from your youth -- only to come across some clothing from the 1980s, a china set you've never used and a few broken kid toys -- you swear it's time to make a change. But, let's face it, it takes a significant amount of gusto to roll up your sleeves and tackle years' worth of extra possessions.

5 June 2015