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Moving and Storage Don't Have to be Stressful

When someone mentions moving somewhere else and the need to put things in storage, it rarely sounds like a fun thing to do. Fortunately, moving and storage don't have to be as stressful as most people assume. If you plan it right, you can move to a new place and store your stuff while you get settled, without a lot of fuss and hassle.

The key to making things more tolerable when dealing with moving and storage is to separate them out. That can help you feel less overwhelming, and make both of them easier to handle. Moving is the first part to consider. You may need a moving truck, either purchased or rented. You can also hire someone else to move your belongings for you. Both types of moves have their advantages, including variations in costs, time, and effort. Because moving long-distances can be more difficult, it is often easier to hire a company for those types of moves.

Storage is the second part of the equation, and there are many options. If you don't have a place to put all your things and can't leave them on the moving truck any longer, putting them in a self-storage unit is an excellent choice. It's not expensive, and you know your items will be safe until you return to get them.

                  Planning to move to Houston, Texas, but want to know more? Familiarize yourself with what Houston has to offer using our guide below. Here are a few important things to know. Prepare for warm weather. If you love hot weather, Houston is the place to be. The city has warm temperatures year round, but summer...

Are you moving your mother across the country to a senior community? Or maybe your dad is coming to stay with you. No matter the situation, moving a senior parent from his or her home can be difficult. Here are a few survival tips: Communicate Effectively First, sit down with your parent and discuss the reasons for the move along with the plan of attack for the move...

                    Thinking about moving to Phoenix, Arizona? Before packing your bags, get to know the city better with our guide below. Here are some tips to prepare you for the move to Phoenix. Prepare for hot weather. Phoenix is known for its hot temperatures, so as you may expect, temperatures can reach three...

                    Are you in the process of moving in with your significant other? It’s not just a big step for your relationship but also for your stuff. A lot of factors need to be taken into account before, during, and after the move. Find out what to prepare for below. Make sure this is the right move. Moving...

Posted on Nov 10 2014 - 8:29pm by David Decker
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Relocating to Chicago? Get a taste of what the city has to offer with our guide below. Here are some tips to prepare you for the move to Chicago. Get ready to experience all four seasons. Chicago may be known as the “Windy City,” but it’s not because of the weather. Actually, the average wind speed in Chicago is no greater than other parts of the country. Chicago...

Posted on Oct 23 2014 - 5:05pm by David Decker
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Is Denver calling your name? With the mountains and rivers close by, the capital of Colorado is an ideal destination for you lovers of nature and outdoor activities. Prepare for your new adventure with our guide below. Here are a few important tips for moving to Denver. Get ready for all four seasons. The city experiences all four seasons and (supposedly) 300 days...

When people have to move, they immediately think of the obvious materials they’ll need: boxes, packing tape, scissors, and bubble wrap. But if you don’t plan entirely, you’ll find yourself rushing out for last minute materials in the middle of your move. Here are five things we recommend you don’t forget to purchase beforehand. Edge Protectors Pictures and...

If you are switching personal technology such as an android phone, tablet or, as many are doing this month, upgrading to the new I-phone 6, there are plenty of apps out there to help you through the transition. At the touch of a button you can store data, save games in progress, delete unused programs, sync email accounts and move tons of movies and music. Wouldn’t...

                      One of the most unique furniture items you’ll need to handle is your bed. The frame plus the mattress creates a unique set of challenges for your move. Remember these key steps to make sure your bed remains clean and intact. 1. Completely strip away all sheets and mattress covers, and...

Finding the right box for moving and storage can be overwhelming. Should you use cardboard or plastic boxes? If your items will be on display in your home for part of the year, shouldn’t the storage box be decorative? Consider these options to determine which is the best material for your moving and storage needs. Cardboard When people think of moving and storage,...