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The most difficult part of a move to your kids is usually a new school.  It means making new friends, new teachers and navigation of the new school.  Teens seem to have the hardest time with this. Preparation is key before you walk in that first day of school.  It can be helpful for you and your child to take a tour of the new…

While packing you can come across items that can be a challenge.  Pictures and Frames are large, breakable and odd sized items.  Listed below are my best tips on how to move these items to prevent chipping corners or glass breaking. Box selection – You box should be slightly bigger than the item Secure one end – tape one end of the box really well…

5 Friendship things for your Moving Friends Moving is stressful and time-intensive.  If you have a friend or family member who is moving, there are some thoughtful things you can do to help out. 1. Bring some food. The moving day is long, and no cooking is possible. It is often not possible to leave to pick up a meal. Taking over some take-out will be…

Unpacking after arriving is always a daunting task. All those boxes! The most elemental rule for a successful unpacking is to label smart when you are packing. It may take a minute or two more, but it will be well worth it when unpacking. On the box, list what room the items are from. Also, try to list as many items as possible on the…

Accessorial or Additional Service Charges – Services such as packing, appliance servicing, or other services that you request to be performed. Charges for these services may be in addition to the line haul charges. Bill of Lading – The receipt for your goods and the contract for their transportation. It is your responsibility to understand the bill of lading before you sign it. If you…

Lampshades are expensive and fragile. It is worth it to take the extra time and effort to pack them properly. 1. Do not pack anything else with lampshades, unless you want to spend money buying new lampshades. 2. For packing normal lampshades, begin by getting large boxes, clean packing paper, and bubble wrap. Put bubble wrap on the bottom of the box. Line the sides…

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Moving is stressful and expensive. Be a smart consumer and save yourself from possible pitfalls by using available information resources. The U.S Department of Transportation Household Goods Program is an excellent source of information. Their website is www.protectyourmove.gov. Start there for any of your questions or concerns. An industry resource with many good suggestions is the American Moving and Storage Association. Their website is www.moving.org. Their reliable…

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Moving is hard enough in the best of circumstances, but moving outside the United States offers additional challenges. Here are some things to research and consider. Know the address and phone number of the U.S. Embassy and where the nearest consulate office is. (2) If you want to drive a car, get all the information on drivers’ license requirements before you drive in a foreign…