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Moving Company vs. Moving Broker – Which Are You Actually Hiring?

According to United States Census data, 35.1 million Americans moved between 2015 and 2016, many of whom used moving companies they found by searching the internet. But what many are not aware of is a large number of moving websites are run by moving brokers and not actual moving companies. Moving brokers act as the “middlemen” between the customer trying to move and the moving company that actually moves your belongings. Brokers usually only give the customer a cost estimate and once an agreement is put together, then they hire a separate moving company to do the actual moving. That process can be […]

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JK Celebrates 2016 with a Year in Review

2016. A year to remember. The Chicago Cubs won Major League Baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1908. The United Kingdom voted to Brexit the European Union, and Beyonce dropped her hit album, “Lemonade.” While mainstream news covers sports, politics, and entertainment, media coverage of the moving and storage industry usually flies under the radar. So here’s a look back at 2016 through the eyes of JK Moving Services.

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5 Low-Cost Cities for American Expats

Relocating is expensive. Relocating globally can be even more so. However, as more companies look to expand their operations, global mobility is becoming more and more popular. Cost-of-living will play a role in your decision to move. Some global cities, like Zurich and Hong Kong, are extremely expensive. However, there are more budget-friendly opportunities when considering a global move. According to expatistan.com, all ten of the least expensive cities to live in in the world are outside of the United States. Four of those ten cities – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, and Madras – are in India. Which cities top the […]

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5 Most Expensive Cities for American Expats

Every day people move around the world for one reason or another. A different cultural experience, to be closer to family, and career opportunities all drive people to new cities. But if your company asks you to relocate, or you decide to move on your own, how much will the new city cost you? Living in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. can be expensive. However, moving outside of the United States might also cause a financial strain. According to expatistan.com, seven of the ten most expensive cities to live in in the world are outside of […]

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JK Hosts a Storage Auction on Saturday, December 17!

On Saturday, December 17, JK Moving Services will be hosting a public auction for storage units that have gone unclaimed, with on-site parking available. Registration and previews begin at 8:30 a.m. The auction starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. All attendees must register at the door before the auction begins. If you would like to bid on any items, you will receive your bidder’s card during registration. You may pay with cash or major credit cards. Items are often acquired for a fraction of the original price, so you could end up with a real steal! Who can come?

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How to Evaluate Office Movers the Right Way

Residential and commercial moving present different challenges. Residential moving involves the packing, loading, and moving of household goods for families and individuals. Office moving involves disassembly, moving, and installation of cubicles. It involves disconnecting, moving, and reconnecting PCs and other computer equipment. It involves archiving of wanted documents and shredding of unwanted ones. Another key difference between the two types of moves is the need for specialists. It is possible to move your home on your own, but moving your business requires experts. Both office moving and residential moving place stress on the people relocating. In uncertain economic times, as […]

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