6 tips for holiday preparation

6 Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Not two seconds after midnight on Black Friday, holiday music dominated radio stations. We fell asleep stuffed full of turkey and woke up eight hours later with neighborhoods covered in lights, wreaths, and little red bows. The holiday season is finally here. Ugly sweaters, family gatherings, giant feasts, and tree lighting ceremonies bring joy to most people. However, preparation for the holidays can be stressful. Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or out-of-town guests – or cozying up with a mug of hot cocoa by yourself – filling your home with holiday joy will lift […]

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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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How to Plan Your Eco-Friendly Move

Moving can have a major effect on your environmental impact. Transporting household goods from one end of the country to the other could lead to filling up a landfill with cardboard boxes. Even moving within the same city will mean a moving truck emitting fumes into the air. As we become more and more aware of our carbon footprint, eco-friendly practices have spread through all business industries. For example, in commercial moving, plastic crates have become the standard. JK uses reusable plastic bins as part of its Boxless Move to relocate businesses. By using plastic containers instead of cardboard boxes, […]

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Save Money During Your Move

6 Ways to Save Money During Your Move

Black Friday can mean big savings. However, Black Friday sales do not always offer the best deals. Companies have turned the week of — and week after — Thanksgiving into an advertising extravaganza. Yet, the deals they’re putting on the table might not actually save you money. Most service industries don’t offer extraordinary discounts on Black Friday, so moving remains an expensive venture. So how can you save a few dollars during your relocation? While you don’t want to skimp on quality, there are a number of ways to reduce the cost of your move. Compare Moving Companies In the […]

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Does Your Moving Truck Need a Parking Permit?

Moving can be an overwhelming life event. So picture how much more daunting moving becomes, if on the big day, your moving truck can’t park on your street. Some cities, some towns – and even some suburban residential areas – require parking permits or signage for moving trucks. Local governments will not issue permits directly to a business. Therefore, the responsibility of applying for the permit falls on the resident. These permits let moving companies legally park their truck in front of your new home while they load or deliver your goods. However, permits are not only for professional moving […]

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How and Where to Change Your Address when You Move

Changing your address is a major step to remember when relocating yourself and your family. The most obvious institution you’ll have to update is the U.S. Postal Service, via your local post office or online at usps.com. It’s recommended you change your address with the post office at least two weeks before your move. However, there are a number of other organizations and people you’ll want to contact to change your address with during your relocation process. You can print JK’s Change of Address Checklist to keep you on track or simply read our suggestions below. Professional Services Pro tip: Collect your vital […]

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