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moving mistakes to avoid

Top Moving Mistakes to Avoid

These are the Top Moving Mistakes to Avoid Moving can be time-consuming and stressful.  To relocate means a lot of planning, organizing, and money spent.  However, there are ways to set yourself up for a successful move.  Below is a list of common mistakes people make when it comes to moving.  Look to see what they are, how to avoid them, and how you can make your move easier.  Taking everything with you is one of the top moving mistakes to avoid Before you begin the packing process, go through your belongings and donate what you can.  It will be easier and cheaper if you downsize your stuff.  If you haven’t used it in a year, donate it!  Heavy things like books or gym equipment are good items to donate as well.  It makes for less heavy, bulky items you must pack and unpack. You didn’t give yourself plenty of time to pack A lot of people miscalculate how much time there needs to be to get your belongings packed.  Packing can take a good amount of time.  It takes time to get your packing supplies, and then organize your supplies, and we tend to forget that packing breakables is

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How to Spot and Avoid Moving Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Moving Scams

Be aware of moving scams when moving. If you have an upcoming move and need to hire a moving company, you should be wary of moving scams.  A moving scam can turn your already busy and stressful move into a very expensive ordeal.  So do your research until you find an honest moving company.  Below are some tips for recognizing and avoiding a moving scam. Don’t Hire a Company That Is Not Licensed and Insured The number one red flag to watch out for are moving companies that are not properly licensed and insured.  If you are moving across the country, then the company should have a license through the United States of Transportation.  If you are moving locally, make sure the company is licensed through the state.   Also, professional and honest moving companies will have insurance.  If they do not, find one that does.  The insurance protects the company from lawsuits and helps them pay clients back for any missing or damaged items.  Beware of Estimates Too Good to Be True – Signs of Moving Scams Most moving companies give you an estimate of cost based on the weight of your belongings, and the space the items will take

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What you should know if you are moving to colorado

What You Should Know If You Are Moving to Colorado

This is what you should know if you are moving to Colorado. Are you considering a move to Colorado, but you have never visited before? The Centennial State has attracted many newcomers who are compelled to live in a state that has beautiful scenery and plentiful job opportunities.  Below is a list of things you should know before you make your move.   Colorado Offers an Outdoor Lifestyle Even though Colorado is a state that gets snow in winter, it still offers a healthy, outdoors lifestyle.  There are so many outdoor activities to choose from; hiking, biking, skiing, running, etc.  The people who live here don’t let winter snow stop them from being outside, in fact, winter is the best season in the state, especially if you ski. The state has the second-lowest obesity rate in America.  As you assimilate, you will probably find yourself doing more outside activities than you normally did before you moved.  There Are Four Seasons in Colorado Colorado has the highest elevation of any state in the US, an average of 6,800 above sea level. And even though the state has four seasons, because of the high elevation, each season is mild and humidity is low

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Checklist for Moving Out of State

Checklist for Moving Out of State

Everyone knows that moving is no easy task, it can be extremely stressful and time-consuming.  But, consider the added stress of moving to a new state!  It may seem overwhelming to plan an out of state move.  However, below is a checklist for moving out of state to help you prepare for relocation. It details tips that will help your move go as smoothly as possible.  Figure Out a Moving Budget It is a wise idea to set a budget for moving, this will help you avoid overspending.  It is best to figure out first, how much money you have to move, and then set aside a small percentage of that money for any surprises along the way.  Keep in mind an out of state move is going to cost more than a local move, so adjust your budget accordingly.  If you are moving for a job, be sure to check if your company can help with the costs.   Hiring a Moving Company Vs. a DIY Move Your next step is to decide between hiring a moving company or having a do-it-yourself move. Hiring a moving company is more expensive, but if your budget allows, it may be the right

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five tips for a local move

Five Tips For a Local Move

Planning a local move can be every bit as stressful as an out-of-state move.  Moving is still moving after all, and short distances do not take away the stress. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you will want to stay organized and on task.  Below is a list of five tips for a local move designed to help you plan a stressfree local move. Tips for a local move to lower your stress Professional Moving Companies Vs. DIY  You may decide that since the move is local you will not need a moving company.  After all, a do-it-yourself move will be cheaper. But, if you choose to move by yourself, be prepared to do a lot of hard work.  Be sure to make a to-do list of necessary tasks that will need to be done before, during, and after the move.  Just because the move is local, doesn’t mean it doesn’t require careful and organized planning.   If you decide to go with a moving company, they can handle the heavy lifting for you, such as packing, unpacking and hauling your items.  You could save yourself some time and sweat by hiring a local, and reputable moving company.   Explore Your New Neighborhood One

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5 Hacks for Moving Fragile Items

5 Hacks for Moving Fragile Items

If you have an upcoming move and you are a little apprehensive about packing up your breakable belongings, rest assured. If you plan to pack yourself, you need to follow these 5 simple hacks for moving fragile items that will keep your valuables safe Moving fragile items – keep your valuables safe Leave Plenty of Time To Pack Fragile Items It will seem tedious but packing up fragile items requires a lot of time on your part.  You do not want to leave your delicate nick knacks unwrapped until the last minute.  Start about 1 or even 2 weeks in advance so that you can take your time and do a quality job.  Make sure you have the right supplies to pack fragile items.  You should have sturdy boxes in different sizes, packing paper, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, a marker to label the boxes, and scissors.   Be Extra Careful With Fine China Here is a good method to pack fine china.  Pack plates in boxes that match the size, so that there will not be a lot of room for china to move around.  After you carefully wrap each item in bubble wrap, stack the plates vertically and

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