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College Moves: How to Make a Dorm Room Feel like Home

Although few first-time college students care to admit it, homesickness can and does happen. After all, when you go from your safe, comfortable family home to a small room with institutional white walls and shared bathroom facilities, it’s easy to start feeling lost and alone. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make your […]

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What are the Best Packing Materials for Dishes and Glassware?

Ask all homeowners which room is the most difficult to pack for a move, and most of them will answer the same way: the kitchen. Because of the varying sizes of items like cups, plates, glasses, and more (and because these things tend to be highly breakable), it’s important to pack them carefully, item by […]

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What is the Best Way to Pack A Flat Screen TV?

Of all the belongings in your home, your flat screen TV is probably one of your most expensive and difficult to move. Even a small chip or crack can ruin your viewing experience, so it’s important to make sure you take all the necessary precautions to get your television where it needs to go.  Arrange […]

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Is Your Attic Safe to Store Items?

We all do it. If something is in the way or only comes out once a year, we end up shoving it in the attic until it is needed. When you are a child, the attic is a scary place where you envision monsters and the boogie man make their home. But as an adult […]

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What are the Most Expensive Items to Move?

Ask Allied: What are the Most Expensive Items to Move? It is not just the heavy items that are expensive to move. We give you some other personal items that are expensive to move. For most of your furniture and belongings, you can expect moving rates to be calculated by size and weight. The heavier […]

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Why was My Final Moving Cost Different from the Estimate?

You’re all packed up and ready to hit the road. Your old home has been sold and your new home is awaiting your arrival. The moving company has everything on the truck and is ready to take you to the next big adventure in your life.  But when you arrive, your movers provide you with […]

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6 Things Not Worth Packing in a Move

When moving, the less you move the more time, energy and money you save. Here are 6 types of items that you should not move with you in order to save money, space and energy on your move. One of the best ways to reduce your moving costs and avoid overtaxing yourself is to know […]

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How Much Do Moving Companies Cost?

We are excited to answer one of the most common questions around moving and hiring a moving company: cost! One of the biggest concerns most families have about hiring a moving company is what kind of costs to expect. Packing up your life and moving to a new place is never an inexpensive affair—in addition to […]

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Ask Allied: What Should I Bring Instead of Packing?

There are some things that you should bring with you and not put on the moving truck. Read what items you should take with you. There are some things during a move that you should transport instead of packing on the truck. Planning and writing a list of the items will give you a better […]

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Is Moving Stressful for Pets?

What type of an impact can moving have on your pets? Learn more about techniques and strategies that you can use to ensure your next move doesn’t become stressful for both you and your pets.  For people who have four-legged family members, moving brings an additional set of challenges. Think of it from the pet’s […]

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Moving Mistakes to Avoid: Not Being Ready for the Movers

There are a lot of mistakes people make when moving, but one of the most stressful is. It can delay your move, or cause it to be rescheduled entirely. And being ready for the movers is a lot more than just having everything packed, although that’s a large component of it. Here are some guidelines […]

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