June 28

10 Moving and Downsizing Tips for Senior Citizens

Moving senior citizens, retirees and the elderly is one of our specialty services. Baby-boomers are faced with downsizing themselves, while simultaneously transitioning their parents to one of the many types of senior housing. 1. Start with a floor plan of your new space A floor plan may be the single most important thing you can have. It will tell you how much furniture you can fit and help you decide where everything will go before you step foot into your new home. 2. Reduce the amount of belongings you have to move Downsizing can be physically exhausting and emotionally draining. Take some time to sort through your belongings and give special items to friends and family. You can also have a yard sale or donate some items to charity. For certain items you’re not ready to part with but cannot bring to your new place, consider using a storage facility. 3. Begin in areas of the house no longer in use This strategy will be least disruptive to […]

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June 21

How to Become a Garage Sale Expert

When it comes to spring cleaning, or any cleaning, garage sales are the way to go! You may not sell everything, but it is worth a shot. If you follow these tips below, you can become a garage sales expert!!! 1. Do Buy or Borrow Folding Tables (or Make Some from Sawhorses and Plywood). If you borrow your breakfast table from the kitchen, that’s the one thing every shopper will want to buy –even if it’s clearly marked “not for sale.” They’ll ask about folding tables too, but not as often 2.Location, location, location: If you don’t live on a well-traveled street, or live in a spot with no parking, maybe it’s time to make a deal with a friend or family member in a better spot. 3. Do Group Like Items Together. When you group like items together, the goods look more abundant and makes for a better display. Also, shoppers looking for something specific can find it faster — and they’re more likely to buy multiple […]

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June 20

Things To Consider When You Are Moving With A Pet

Moving with a pet can be difficult if you don’t do your research. There are a lot of restrictions placed on pets in many communities.

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June 20

4 Items That Are Harder to Move Than You Think

Yes, it’s possible to pack up and move your belongings on your own but there are some items that require extra attention.

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June 20

Finding A Reputable Moving Company For Your Relocation

Alliance Moving & Storage wants you to know that finding the right moving company for your commercial or residential move is essential and it will determine the success of your relocation. A do-it-yourself move is always one option but getting help from a reputable moving company means that you’ll get someone with experience making sure that your move is completed efficiently. If you want confidence in your choice of movers, you’ll need to know exactly what to look for. Here are some helpful tips to help you choose a reputable mover. 1) Research Moving Companies Online It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of moving companies to choose from on the internet. Different movers should be thoroughly researched, but it doesn’t have to take forever to get this done. Use Google search to find multiple movers in your area. Study the movers’ websites to see what types of moving services they offer and in what areas. This will quickly narrow down your options as […]

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June 19

Tips for Settling Into Your New Community

Even though you’ve taken care of the major details like figuring out how to find a good school district and selecting your new house, it can take a while for you to truly feel at home in your new city zip code. Achieving a level of comfort in your brand new surroundings may seem daunting, but there are practical moving tips that you can put into play that can lessen the fear and anxiety you feel and make you even more excited about this new adventure. Consider Your Interests: Put yourself in environments where it’s easier to be social. Think about the things you’re interested in to help you make this transition. For instance, if you’re an avid baker, consider taking a baking class at the local culinary school. If you love to dance, find out if there’s a salsa club in your area. When you arrive, you’ll be surrounded by people with similar interests. This will make you feel less awkward about starting a conversation. […]

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June 18

Commercial and Office Moving

Alliance Moving and Storage not only helps households move into their new homes with our superb residential moving services, our relocation specialists also work with commercial business owners on moving their companies into new spaces. Don’t let your next office move, impact your bottom line. Businesses will experience a fast and efficient move, while ensuring secure and careful handling of files, furniture and fixtures. Alliance Moving & Storage is mindful of your business’ policies and time restrictions to ensure business operations can resume as quickly as possible. Office Moving: Alliance specializes in being able to completely deconstruct an office setting and then rebuild it at your new address so that you lose the least amount of business time possible. We have trained professionals to take apart cubicle partitions, desks, and other office furnishings and make sure they are carefully packed and moved to the truck the right way ensuring all of your company’s furniture’s safety. They are then loaded onto our impeccably clean trucks to […]

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June 18

Reasons Why You Should Move During the Summer

There is no doubt that summer is the busiest moving season. But why is it a good time to move? Are there other better times? Are there times in the year when you should not move? So, why is summer a good time to move? The Weather Winter just makes everything harder, when it comes to moving. If you have moved during the winter time, you’ll understand the challenges that come with moving in the cold. Icy walkways, slipping and sliding on the roads, dealing with snow banks when trying to pull up close to the curb, etc. And of course, the freezing hands and feet while lugging item after item to and fro. Moving when the weather is warm and dry is certainly a lot easier and more enjoyable. Good weather also ensures that your stuff won’t get wet, moldy or freeze – that helps when moving antiques or other items that are more sensitive to the weather. Great Time for Garage Sales Besides moving season, […]

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June 16

Need A Storage Unit For The Summer?

A self-storage unit has several immensely helpful benefits to anyone going through a move. Not only can it be used as a means of keeping furniture and special belongings safe during your search for the perfect home, it can also be a long-term solution to keeping your home and life organized. Below are five of the most important pieces of information to know when trying to make your move as easy as possible through the use of a storage unit. Reserve It ASAP It is important to rent a self-storage unit as soon as you know that you’ll be moving. While many storage facilities have units in a variety of sizes and shapes, these units often fill up quickly. Given that renting a self-storage unit allows for short-term rental options, you should rent the unit you want as soon as you realize you need to move to ensure that you have the space you need for your big move. Advantages of Climate Control Even if you […]

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June 15

5 Tips On Throwing A Housewarming Party On A Budget

You’ve just spent a fortune on moving, but that doesn’t mean you want to give up on hosting a housewarming party to celebrate your new home. But is it possible to do it without breaking the bank? You bet it is! If you’re looking for housewarming party ideas on a budget, look no further. Here are 5 tips for pulling it off: Use a free site to design your invitations In this day and age, there is absolutely no need for paper invitations. Instead, use a free design site (Canva.com is a good one) to create beautiful invitations, then send them out. A Facebook event can be equally as effective, as long as the people you plan on inviting are on Facebook. And if you haven’t yet told all your friends the big news, an invitation to a housewarming party is a good way to let people know you’ve moved. Skip the formal dinner Housewarming parties are known for being informal, so you don’t need […]

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