Chewing Gum

9 Quirky Banned Items Around the World

Packing your belongings for an international move? Are you travelling to Singapore? If so, be sure to keep all your chewing gum Stateside. In 2004, Singapore passed a law banning chewing gum imports and slaps a $500 fine on anyone seen spitting gum out on the street. Oddly enough, Singapore’s ban on chewing gum might not be the quirkiest ban of items in countries around the globe. If you’re travelling or moving to another country, contact the destination country’s embassy, consulate, or customs agency to learn more about what you can and cannot take across the border. In the meantime, check […]

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7 Keys to a Smooth Move

Our goal is to provide all customers with an excellent moving experience. Even if we do not have the privilege of servicing your move, we still want to provide you with tools and information to make an informed decision. 1. Three in-home estimates We stress getting three in-home estimates because the on-site estimators will be better suited to give a more accurate estimate and prepare their operations team. An on-site estimator is able to better understand how much you will be moving. On-site estimators will review the logistics of your home, like stairways and the length of your driveway, and […]

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How to Access Assistance Abroad – 7 Ways Consulates Can Help

After accepting the position of a lifetime in Barcelona, you get nervous. You and your family have only ever lived in suburban America and moving to a popular metropolis halfway across the world will be a big change. How can you combat those nerves? Connecting with a consulate or embassy in your host country is a good start! How do you register with an embassy or consulate? To get the most out of consular services while abroad, register with your nearest embassy or consulate. Different countries have different registration processes, but, a lot of countries offer a simple, online travel […]

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Moving in Together

Moving in Together? 4 Questions to Ask Before Moving in with a Partner

  Moving is a major life event, and it becomes even more significant if you decide to move in with your better half. Living under the same roof as your significant other will be exciting and emotional, not to mention the benefit it can have on your wallets. You get to spend more time with your favorite person while paying rent for one place instead of two. There is definitely enormous incentive to moving in together. However, before you actually plan the move, ask each other some important questions. This will give you both an understanding about each other’s expectations […]

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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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How to Prepare for an International Move

Moving can be an exciting, yet stressful process. And moving internationally adds another layer of complexity to an already nerve-wracking milestone. As more and more companies expand globally, international relocations will become more common. While the decision to relocate globally for work, experience, or pleasure is ultimately up to you, outside factors might just guide you to a new country. So what is the global relocation process like? Who do you have to notify? When do you have to start? What documents do you need to arrange? We’re here to help answer five of the most frequently asked questions about […]

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