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Moving and packaging tips from the experts, educational articles to help you select the right moving equipment for your needs, professional tips on residential and commercial moves, and lifestyle articles for the busy mover.

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December 10, 2018

Quick Kitchen/Dining Room Packing Tips

Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is perhaps the most daunting to pack. This is compounded when you are on a tight deadline as there are so many potential breakages (crockery, stemware,  bottles, etc.) and spillages (wine, liquor, oil, vinegar, etc.) if care isn't taken. The good news is that if you are organized, have the right packing materials and follow a systematic process, you can pack up that kitchen/dining room quickly and safely – in two days max. (more…)
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November 23, 2018

DIY: Pack and Move your Flat Screen TV Easily

One of the benefits of using professional movers to pack, transport and unload your things is that you can hand over responsibility for your fragile items – like your flat screen TV – to them. But what if you're going the DIY route and doing all the packing, loading and driving? This guide to move your flat screen TV will help ensure your televison arrives at your new home in the same condition as when you last sat in front of it. (more…)
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November 13, 2018

Bedroom / Study Room Packing Tips

Every room in the home has its own challenges when it comes to packing. Compared with the kitchen, bathroom or garage, the bedroom may seem easy to pack but what about moving mattresses, mirrors and expensive jewelry? This guide has plenty of tips to help you breeze through your bedroom packing schedule. Many people also combine their bedroom as a study so this guide also covers items you might find in a study room (desks, computers, books, etc.) Clothes Clothes can suffer badly during a move and even if they arrive in good condition, you may have to spend a week…
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October 29, 2018

Are You Moving With Family? 8 Simple Tip For a Stress Free Move

Moving home, whether for personal, work or family reasons, is a big and exciting step to take. However, it can also lead to stress levels soaring, especially if you have a spouse, children and pets to take care of. A certain level of anxiety is probably unavoidable but here are top eight tips to take the edge off the stress while you are moving with family: (more…)
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October 15, 2018

Furniture Moving Tips You Should Be Aware of Before Your Move

As with all aspects of a house move, the sooner and more thoroughly you prepare for your furniture move, the easier moving day will be. Start by running through this list and making a note of every furniture moving tip that is relevant to your situation. Source Quality Equipment You will need to buy or hire your furniture moving equipment well in time for moving day. You should be able to get everything you need from New Haven along with your boxes and packaging materials. Here are some furniture-specific items to add to your list: (more…)
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September 24, 2018

Eight Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad

Ten years ago I finally achieved my long-time ambition of leaving the United States and setting up home abroad. After three years in Europe, two in China and now five in Australia, I feel qualified to hand out some expat advice to my fellow Americans. For the most part I haven't looked back since taking that first flight but I do sometimes feel I would have benefited from the following nuggets of advice. Here are the top eight things I wish I knew before moving abroad: Everything Will Change Of course, one of the reasons I was looking forward to…
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September 19, 2018

Ten Things to Consider When Moving Across Country With Kids

Let's be honest: few people would claim they enjoy moving across country with children in tow but sometimes it just has to be done. Perhaps you (or your spouse) have secured the job of your dreams or you need to move closer to ailing parents so that they can see more of the family in their autumn years. (more…)
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August 29, 2018

Don’t Forget This! Top 7 Things to Keep in Mind When Traveling Interstate

Packing your bags to go traveling interstate is an exciting adventure and you are bound to meet interesting people and have incredible experiences along the way. To help make sure the fun times aren't overshadowed by any major mishaps, we've compiled a list of seven things you should spend time thinking about and taking care of. (more…)
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August 11, 2018

Are you Moving to a New City? Six Cost Effective Ways to Get Your Interstate Move On

Are you planning to move interstate? Are you concerned about the cost of hiring a full-service moving company? The price of convenience can be high so if you're willing to share the burden of moving your belongings there are other ways to get your interstate move on. (more…)
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July 25, 2018

Moving Hack: Steps to Pack a House for a Move in a Week

When moving to a new home, there are many things to think about, plan for, and organize. It's therefore best to begin preparations one to two months ahead of the move to make sure that everything goes smoothly. This guide was created for just that situation. By being more efficient with your operation, you really can slash the time it takes to organize, pack and move your belongings.  (more…)
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May 24, 2018

The Complete Homeowners Packing & Moving Guide

From basic planning and preparation to specific room-packing tips, this complete moving guide covers everything you might need to ensure your moving experience is a good one.
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March 23, 2018

A Packing Checklist to Avoid Last-Second Chaos

You've probably come across the popular adage: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. When it comes to packing for your house move, failure can lead to broken and lost items or, at the very least, moving day chaos. Planning doesn't have to be an intricate, time-consuming process but it should be started early. Give yourself at least eight weeks to create your moving plan to avoid any last-minute stress. There is no standard format to follow, but the following six-step checklist should be sufficient. For each of the steps listed below, write down some goals and tick…
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February 28, 2018

10 Considerations to Make When Moving From State to State

Whether you're a student embarking on an exciting new career, an employee relocating for work or a senior looking for a warmer climate (or to be closer to family), an interstate move is an exciting time. There is a lot to do though, so to help you make sure you've covered all bases, we've created this 10 step moving guide: 1. Set up a To Do list and Calendar System If you are an organized person then you will have probably already made a start on this. As you run through our guide, add anything that's relevant on to your…
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February 17, 2018

Tips To Welcome Children Into Their New Home After Moving

Setting up a new home is an exciting time for all concerned but don't forget that the experience can be a little different for children due to their lack of control over the process. To smooth the settling-in process as much as possible, make sure you spend plenty of time thinking about your children's feelings and needs before, during and after the big day. From getting them fully involved in the packing process to helping them to meet other children in their new neighborhood, this guide provides some handy hints for making your young ones feel welcome in their new…
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January 17, 2018

How to Protect Your Valuables by Using Sturdy Moving Boxes

Moving boxes are not all built alike. Whether you are moving across town or across oceans you need to know that your valuables are going to arrive at the other end in one piece. It is natural to want to cut costs as much as possible but saving money by collecting cardboard boxes from grocery stores can be a false economy if you end up with broken mirrors, crushed crockery and ruined photographs! This article looks at four key reasons why buying sturdy moving boxes makes sense and then details why New Haven products have the edge over many other suppliers. Reason #…
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January 4, 2018

How to Pack Your Sofa and Couch Easily While Moving

Wouldn't it be easy if everything you needed to transport during a move could be put inside moving boxes? Unfortunately, your larger pieces of furniture will require a more thoughtful approach to take them safely from A to B. This article will help you pack your sofa up, helping to keep your sofa as well as your walls & floors safe. How Proper Packing Protects Your Furniture and Your Home Moving a sofa may look like a piece of cake but don't be fooled by appearances. Sofas are designed to be heavily weighted on one side which means they can be…
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December 18, 2017

12 Tips For Moving With Pets

Moving home is an exciting experience but we all know that it comes with a certain amount of stress. Many pet owners are understandably concerned about how their dogs, cats or other animals will adapt to the upheaval of the move and settling into a new home and neighborhood. The following 12 tips are designed to help make the process as positive and successful as possible. Of course, every pet is different and if you have a particularly nervous or confident companion then feel free to modify the tips below using your own judgment. Having said that, please don't underestimate…
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October 27, 2017

Checklist — Top 10 Things To Do Before You Move

by Carla Levine CHECKLIST—TOP 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU MOVE Find a moving company with solid references at least one month in advance so you can be assured of the moving date you need. In the Spring and Summer you will need more lead time, as that is the busiest moving season. Be sure to confirm your moving date with the moving company a week before your move. Call all of your utility companies — including your cable, internet, and telephone providers, and let them know the precise date of your move. You may want to have electricity and…
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March 14, 2017

How to Organize and Keep Family Memorabilia Safe During a Move

by Carla Levine One of the most wonderful and difficult parts of a move is going through your family memorabilia.  Wonderful…because the process of preparing for a move ultimately leads to your looking through all of the old photographs, children’s artwork, papers, keepsakes and memorabilia that you possibly hadn’t spent time looking at in years.  Warning:  When sitting down to go through memorabilia, what should be a quick process can turn into an all-night affair once your family sits down with you, and you start reminiscing rather than organizing and packing!  So plan to do this in a systematic, dispassionate manner—and possibly without…
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December 7, 2016

Step-By-Step Guide To Planning For Your Move

Helpful moving tips by New Haven Moving Equipment Although moving somewhere new can be a wonderful life event, moving is still rated as one of the most stressful life events.  However, the bottom line is that moving does not have to be stressful.  If you have a clear list of all the tasks ahead, start your planning and prep work early enough, and take care of each step in an unhurried and systematic way, it is very possible to get through your move effectively and stress-lessly.  Here are the important steps to take beginning (ideally!) three months or so in…
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