New Year’s Resolution: Get Organized (During Your Move!)

Staying organized during your move can save you time, money, and headaches. One of the ways to maintain organization throughout your move is a structured labeling system. You need quality tools, a fool-proof labeling plan, and good communication with your movers to make sure your strategy works. There are two basic systems to use when labeling your boxes: colors and numbers. Color-coding moving boxes Moving boxes typically don the traditional clear packing tape, but why not change it up with some color? Pick a different color tape for each of the rooms in your new house to keep you and your […]

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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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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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