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What’s the Best Way to Label Boxes?

The best way to label your moving boxes is in detail. There’s nothing worse than a dozen boxes labeled “Kitchen” when you’re trying to find the coffee maker, or rooting through four boxes marked “miscellaneous” to find the screwdriver. Everyone will have their own method, but here are the most important things to include: Your last […]

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How to Pack Tools, Hardware and Other Garage Items

After the kitchen, the garage may be the hardest room to pack, especially if you have a workshop with a lot of hand and power tools. Just as with the kitchen, you have a lot of parts, maybe put away in cabinets, maybe not. Garages also have a wide variety of items to pack: Everything […]

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Benefits of Decluttering

You know you should declutter your house, and get rid of things you no longer use or want. But beyond getting more space in your home, there may be some unexpected benefits to decluttering. Here are some of the most common. A sense of freedom and relief. For many people, having too much stuff can be […]

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How Will Movers Protect Furniture Against Damages?

One of the main reasons why people opt for moving companies instead of taking on the burden of moving themselves is because of the safety issues. Moving companies have access to all kinds of tools and materials that a regular homeowner doesn’t: dollies and ramps for loading, specialty packing supplies, and the muscle needed to move […]

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Crowdsourcing Your Move

In this day and age, just about any activity can be crowdfunded or crowdsourced.Drawing back to a time when neighbors, communities, and families pitched in to help one another (mostly because the necessary services didn’t exist yet), crowdsourcing is all about reducing the burden on one person by sharing the work across many. Moving is […]

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What Furniture Should Be Taken Apart for the Move?

Many of the items in your home have movable or breakable parts, which can be a hazard during the moving process. Although large, solid pieces of furniture tend to move just fine on their own, you’ll find that many items travel best when they’re disassembled before they’re loaded. Each person’s invention will vary, but most find […]

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Kitchen Packing Hacks

Learn how to best pack all of the breakables and odd shaped items in your kitchen when preparing to move. Of all the rooms in your home, the most difficult and time-intensive one to pack up is the kitchen. With so many breakables and so many odd-shaped items to box up, this area tends to […]

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Ask Allied: What Should I Look for in an Estimate?

Be prepared for your home assessment and learn what you should look for in a moving estimate. Any time you wish to hire a reputable moving company, you’ll first go through the estimate process. This is the time when we visit you at your home to make an assessment of your belongings. We don’t move anything, […]

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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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