December 16

Why Should You Hire a Moving Company for Relocation?

Moving to a new home is complex. That news likely comes as no surprise to those who have had to move at any point in their life. But every year, thousands of moves take place without the help of a moving company. And every year, people find out just how much work goes into accomplishing a successful move. Hiring the right moving company reduces the amount of work you need to do by yourself. The best moving companies even provide expert assistance to steer you in the right direction as you take on the tasks that only you can do. All said and done, movers save you time and often even money during a relocation. To show how a moving company like Alliance Moving & Storage can help smooth out your next move, we’ve pulled together some of the biggest reasons why you should hire a moving company for relocation. Because let’s face it, no one has ever finished a solo move and said, “That […]

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December 16

Tips for Moving with Children

Moving is a big deal. Whether you’re 4 or 40, moving takes time, effort, and a lot of patience. Sadly, children often lack the last one. But that doesn’t mean that a move with children has to be stressful. All it requires is additional patience and understanding as you guide the children through what may be their first-ever moving experience. Handled well, a move with children can be an experience that brings your family closer. As a family-owned company, we’re invested in the success of families during a move, which is why we’ve assembled this list of tips for moving with kids. Keep Your Kids in the Know If you’re a younger family moving with children for the first time, it may be tempting to keep your kids uninvolved in the moving process. That would be a mistake. Kids are a lot smarter and more intuitive than many would assume. Hiding an upcoming move from children could shock and hurt them. Tell them about the […]

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December 16

How to Achieve a Smooth and Successful Move

Everyone who has moved before has a horror story. Couches tumbling down apartment stairwells, shattered china cabinets in the back of moving trucks, you name it. But just because moves can go wrong doesn’t mean that your move has to be fraught with pitfalls. At Alliance Moving & Storage, we’ve spent years developing a process that delivers smooth and successful moves each time. To help you out with your next move, we’ve distilled some of our best advice into this list of 12 steps to a successful move. 1. Build a Moving Checklist When most people think of how to successfully move, they tend to think a lot about how to handle lifting and moving furniture. While this is an important part of moving, it’s by no means the most important piece. In fact, we can’t put it any better than General Robert H. Barrow of the U.S. Marines, who said, “Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics.” Military operations and relocations may be […]

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November 5

10 Most Common Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It should come as no surprise, but moving can be stressful. Between packing, changing addresses, picking a move-in date, and dozens of other tasks, opportunities for mistakes abound. Ask anyone how their first move went, and you’re likely to get a laundry list of things they wish they had done differently. At Alliance Moving & Storage, we want every single person to have the simplest move possible. To ensure that your next move doesn’t unravel, we’ve created a list of the 10 most common moving mistakes along with tips on how to avoid them. 1. Forgetting to Prepare a Moving Checklist No matter how much experience you have, a moving checklist is a must-have for any relocation. Whether you’re moving your business or heading to a new house, a checklist keeps you on budget and on schedule. The best ones break the move down into timeframes so that you have a running list of what still needs to happen. If you don’t know where to […]

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November 5

Long Distance Moving Tips

Unique Aspects of a Long Distance Move Every move presents a unique set of challenges. Determining how many boxes to buy, whether to hire movers or DIY the move, all these options require careful consideration. But a long distance move presents unique obstacles that can topple your plans if left unconsidered. Before we discuss how to make long distance moves easier, we need to know what separates them from other moves. Distance The first and most obvious difference between a regular and long distance move is, of course, distance. Many people make the mistake of thinking that long distance moves only add additional miles between destinations. In truth, the distance of a move, especially ones that take more than a day of driving to complete, impact every facet of how a move should be approached and planned. Timing Figuring out the timing of a long distance move takes more detailed planning than a local move. If you leave something at your previous residence during a […]

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November 3

How to Move for Cheap?

Congratulations! You’ve bought a new home or business location. With the keys now in hand, all you have to do is move. But after all the expense of finding a new place, you want to save some money while moving. If you’ve moved before, you know that many costs need to be closely observed while planning. Moving trucks, boxes, movers, containers, pods, and everything else that it takes to move don’t show up for free. Luckily, our tips on how to move for cheap will save you money and make your move easier. Inquire About Company Relocation Policies Before you begin planning or even start house shopping, check with your employer about relocation packages. If your work requires you to move, your company may be able to pay some of the costs. If they do have a relocation package, you may be able to use those funds for any part of the move. Compare Mover Costs More quotes equals more options. When it comes to […]

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November 3

How to Prepare for Moving Day

Moving day, the day you’ve been waiting for all this time. After you’ve packed all your boxes, hired your movers, and prepared your checklist, there’s only one thing left to do — move. But a move always has a few more steps to tackle. Before the sun rises on moving day, here’s a list of 8 essential prep tips you need to know. 1. Create a Detailed Inventory List Early in the moving process, create an inventory list. This list tracks every item in your house and should be regularly updated as the status of items changes. A great way to make a moving list is on a cloud-shared spreadsheet. With this, you’ll be able to easily update the status of items as they get packed, sold, or shipped. To keep better track of items, add in a column that indicates “date last seen.” With this, you’ll never misplace boxes or belongings without at least knowing their last location. 2. Submit a Change of Address […]

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October 7

Items to Leave Behind When Moving to a New Home

When moving, there are a lot of things to consider. Which rooms will your children pick? Which car gets to go in the garage? How much will you like your new neighbors? All these are questions that are worth considering, but deciding what you’ll leave behind is one of the toughest decisions of any move. While each move presents its own unique challenges, there are certain items that are best left behind. Knowing what items not to pack will help you avoid getting bogged down by clutter before you even get a chance to settle in. Use this helpful guide to determine which items to leave behind, donate or sell before you head to your new home. Items Too Difficult to Move One of the biggest reasons to leave behind items while moving is because they’re too big or too heavy. Whether it’s your garage fridge, the old jukebox you never fixed, or a china cabinet that’s been empty for years, there’s some stuff that […]

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October 6

Basic Moving Supplies for Any Move

A move of any distance takes careful planning and lots of supplies. To someone without much moving experience, figuring out the logistics can quickly become an overwhelming task. Knowing that not everyone is a professional mover, we’ve assembled this helpful guide. It covers all the moving supplies you’ll need for your next relocation. To make the guide easier to navigate, we’ve separated this guide into two major sections: Moving supplies for packing Moving supplies for transporting items Each section details the items you’ll need for that stage of the moving process, along with information about why you’ll need them. With this guide in hand, you’ll be ready to tackle any move, no matter how big or small! Moving Supplies for Packing Making the right choices when it comes to packing materials is one of the most important parts of any move. Purchasing the wrong packing materials can slow down your move and make the process more frustrating than necessary. Worse yet, it can even result […]

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October 6

The Only Moving Checklist You’ll Ever Need

Anyone who has moved before knows that it’s as much of an exercise in logistics and planning as it is a physical task. The first part of any good plan is to create a checklist of what needs to get done to accomplish a job. To ensure that you don’t leave something off of your list, we’ve compiled all the best moving tips into the only moving checklist you’ll ever need. To make your moving checklist simple, we’ve broken the tasks into what to do before, during, and after moving day: Before the move 8 weeks before 6 weeks before 4 weeks before 2 weeks before 1 week before Final days Moving day After the move 1 Week after 2 Weeks after If there’s a specific portion of the move where you want to dot your i’s and cross your t’s, feel free to jump ahead to the section in question. To those who are just beginning their moving process or who are looking to […]

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