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Pros and Cons of Moving During the Seasons

Deciding what time of the year to move might be out of your control. And even if you are in control of your move date, dozens of factors could impact your decision. Weighing the pros and cons of moving during different times of the year, might make your choice easier to make. Moving in a Winter Wonderland The weather and the holidays typically dissuade people from moving during the winter. Snow, ice, and cold temperatures keep

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Moving Brokers vs. Moving Companies

Should You Hire a Moving Broker? — Moving Companies vs. Moving Brokers

Moving companies and moving brokers. They sound like they could do the same job. They don’t. Knowing the difference between a moving company and a moving broker can save you a headache down the road, as the two are distinctly different. Moving companies are the people who make the actual move happen. They are the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff who get your personal items from point A to point B. Moving companies own a fleet of trucks and physical warehouses and employ highly trained relocation professionals. They are licensed and accredited by major business and transportation organizations like the […]

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Ask A Mover: Are There Any Risks With A Binding Estimate?

Editor’s Note: Welcome back to “Ask A Mover,” a series of blog posts addressing a specific question or part of the moving process. Today’s topic is, “Are there any risks with a binding estimate?” We invite you to leave any questions you want answered in the comments below, or on Facebook, on Twitter using the hashtag “#AskAMover.” As you prepare for your move, you should receive three in-home estimates. As the moving representative surveys your home, they will provide you an estimate based on where you are moving to and how much you will be moving. You can receive either […]

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Ask A Mover: What’s The Difference Between an Independent Mover and a Van Line?

Editor’s Note: Welcome back to “Ask A Mover,” a series of blog posts addressing a specific question or part of the moving process. Today’s topic is, “What’s the difference between an independent mover and a van line?” We invite you to leave any questions you want answered in the comments below, or on Facebook, on Twitter using the hashtag “AskAMover.” During an interstate move, the question will come up whether to use an independent mover or a van line agent. What’s the difference between the two and why is this distinction important for long distance moves and not local moves? […]

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Ask a Mover: When Might I Need Overflow Storage

During the move process, there are times when you need to store your household goods. Whatever the reason is for putting your belongings into storage, make sure that the facility is secure and clean. You can look through our 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Storage Facility to decide if you need help choosing a storage facility. Most of the time, your belongings will be stored in pallets, which are sturdy, custom made wooden crates. There will be times when overflow storage is necessary. As movers we are often asked, “What is overflow storage and when would it be needed? How will […]

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Ask a mover: Why should I avoid an estimate based on cubic feet?

Regular readers know we strongly encourage customers to receive three in-home estimates before deciding on a mover. The in-home estimates allow the movers’ representatives to see all of the items that will be moved (and what won’t be moved) to create an accurate estimate. Movers will use a “cube sheet,” a table that determines the size and weight of your shipment, to show how much trailer space will be used. However, your estimate should be based on weight. One of the common questions we hear is, “Why should my long distance move estimate be based on weight and not volume?” […]

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