Professional Movers Provide Millions of Meals to
​Families in Need

Moving can be stressful. You have to worry about relocating your family, your belongings, and last, but certainly not least, your beloved pets. The secret to successfully moving your dog, cat or other household pet is planning. Follow this checklist to make sure you have everything you need before you and your furry friend hit the road.​

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Are you ready to move someplace new but worried about money? Hosting a garage sale or yard sale can help you turn your unwanted items into cash. It can also lower your moving cost by reducing the weight of your load. And, if you're trying to sell your home, a moving sale might even attract a potential buyer.​

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​Have you ever found yourself wondering what time of the year is best to move? While slightly lower rates in the winter might be attractive to you, both summer and winter moves present unique challenges for you to consider.​

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While it’s certainly possible to pack up and move your belongings on your own, there are some items that require extra attention. Some of your belongings may need more care while others shouldn’t be moved at all. To take the guesswork out of knowing which items you can tackle yourself and which require more expertise, we’ve put together a list of the four most difficult things to move. 

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6 Tips for Relocating a Wine Collection

Don’t Give a Free Ride to an Invasive Pest: Gypsy Moths

How to Prepare for a Long Distance Move

How Low Can You Go? On Pricing, That Is…

Should You Tip Moving Company Drivers?

Moving can be a stressful time and struggle for almost anyone, whether you are moving across the street or across the world. The most important thing to remember when it comes to long distance moving, is to always be prepared. Planning your move is crucial to ensuring that your move goes exactly as planned. Below you will find some helpful hints on how to prepare for a long distance move. 

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Packing Yourself May Save a Little Money, But Hiring a Professional Mover Will Save More than a Little Stress

Professional movers are making a real difference in the lives of hungry Americans. Nearly 500 moving companies have donated more than 4.2 million meals to families in need in the past year. The American Moving & Storage Association is proud to partner with Move For Hunger, which works with professional movers to combat the growing hunger problem in the U.S. and across North America.​

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Color Your World: The Art of Labeling Moving Boxes

Don’t make a move until you check for the gypsy moth. The federal government has joined with the moving and storage industry to urge those planning to move to help stop the spread of this invasive insect that threatens our nation’s landscape.

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Summer vs. Winter: Finding the Ideal Time of Year for
​Your Move

3 Key Takeaways from Moving an NFL Franchise

You’ve made the move. Your belongings have all arrived safely. Now you need to make that new house yours. Choosing the right décor for each room is one of the best ways to turn that new house or apartment into a home. Embrace the opportunity to make the space your own with art that reflects where you live, where you want to go, and your favorite destinations. Here are 10 tips to make it easier to choose map art and decide where to display it.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Americans move to new homes every year, with 3 million moves from one state to another and 800,000 of those moves handled by a professional mover. As the nation kicks off National Moving Month to start the busy summer moving season, here are five tips to ensure you have a safe and successful move.​

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Most people probably don’t think of packing for a move as an art form, but why not? It might help make the chore more palatable. Though arranging belongings in boxes just so might be an artistic endeavor, for now we’re going to concentrate on using color-coded labels. They make both unpacking the moving truck and unpacking each box much easier.

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Are you preparing for a move? Or do you have dreams of moving to a new location? Moving data can be a valuable resource for insights on states’ economies and quality of life—both of which can be extremely important factors when making this decision. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 45 million Americans moved in 2014. As we wait for their 2015 data, a leading moving company has gathered and released its own data detailing household migration patterns.​

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The founding fathers of the United States guaranteed that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." They didn't say anything about your moving company's rights. So if you're wondering, "Can a moving company transport firearms across state lines?" or wondering if you can just do it yourself, then familiarize yourself with the following guidelines before ​moving day.

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With colossal living spaces to fill, modern-day mansions (and their ever-expansive floor plans) can be intimidating to first-time luxury homeowners and real-estate experts alike. The more extravagant the home, the more complex the logistics of moving will become.​ Moving into a small bungalow has the potential to be effortless; moving into a mansion does not.

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Which States are Americans Moving to?

Avoiding Illegal Movers: 4 Truths About Dishonest
​Moving Companies

When you're just moving from the city out to the suburbs or from one small town to the next, moving is hard enough. But when you're moving across the state or across the country, things can get really complicated unless you're prepared. If you’ve never moved a long distance — and going off to college or basic training right out of high school doesn’t count — then you need to know what to expect. Don’t let your excitement to arrive at your new place cause you to fail to plan. Here’s what you really need to know. 

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The new ProMover seal can help you quickly and easily find a certified professional mover to handle your moving needs. All ProMovers are fully licensed and insured, and meet high standards for safety and professionalism. Each ProMover is also highly rated by the Better Business Bureau. More than 2,800 movers have been certified. Get free estimates from certified ProMovers at Moving.org.

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10 Tips for Displaying Art in Your New Place

Somewhere in all that stuff you have to move, you may have some valuable articles. We don’t mean sentimental items that are priceless to you.

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Moving with a pet can be difficult if you don’t do your research. Save yourself the stress and do your pre-moving homework.​

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4 Things You Must Know When Planning a Long-Distance Move

An inherent part of moving is cleaning, whether you are buying, selling or renting. Not planning for your cleaning tasks leading up to your move can cause a headache when moving day arrives. Prioritizing, scheduling and staying on track will make your move clean and stress-free!​

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7 Things to Consider When Moving with a Pet

Things Your Mover Will Not Move

When it comes to moving, you have enough to worry about in essentially relocating your entire life. Finding out your mover cannot move some of your belongings on moving day will leave you just short of ripping your hair out. To avoid the added stress of surprises like this, it’s best to do your research and be prepared for what’s to come. Follow this list of items your movers will not move so you can arrange what to do with them before moving day rolls around.

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Do-It-Yourself Moves Can Cost More than You Think

There’s a common misperception that DIY moves can be done more cheaply and offer less risk than professional moves. In fact, this is often not the case.  The reality is that a lot can go wrong, especially if you try to do it yourself, and costs can add up quickly.

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What to Pack Yourself & What Not to Pack When Moving

Many families planning a move often wonder what items they should pack themselves and what they should leave to the movers. Packing yourself may save you money but it may also put your possessions at greater risk of damage during the journey. Professional movers have the expertise and material to best protect your possessions.

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Important Things to Do Right After the Move

If you catch yourself staring quizzically at the endless piles of freshly delivered cardboard boxes, then you must be fully aware that you’re already in your new home and the most difficult part of your cross country move is now over. Here are six important things to do right after the move.

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Make Moving a Success with these Top 10 Tips

Americans are constantly on the move. Each year, about 36 million people move within the United States—across town, across the state or across the country. The average household goods shipment weighs 7,935 pounds—almost four tons! Here are your top 10 tips for a successful professional move.

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Hiring a moving company makes any large move easier. Whether you’re moving your family across the country, relocating for a new job, or buying and moving into your first apartment, having the extra help available is always handy. Although moving companies will move almost anything, there are still a few items that may be considered as “non-allowable” items.

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Packing Safely: How to Plan for Moving Questionable Items

Moving can be difficult if you don’t plan ahead and choose the right mover. Here are few tips you may want to consider when shopping for a mover. Make an educated choice!

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Protect Your Move and Your Money

The summer trade show season is a busy time for businesses in almost every industry. As you make your plans to send your staff off to Las Vegas, or Orlando, or anywhere in between, you’re also making plans to send your stuff.

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Should Exhibitors Send Material to the Advance Warehouse or the Trade Show Site?

During the busy summer moving season, it’s important that consumers act fast to schedule their professional move. Almost a third of all moves take place in the summer, peaking in June, according to the U.S. Census. The busiest times are often near the end of the month and on weekends.

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Moving Soon? Act Fast to Book Your Dates!

Moving is a stressful time, but it is also a great opportunity to lighten your load, both figuratively and mentally. While you are cleaning your closets and donating or discarding used clothing and belongings, why not take a look at your financial closet and dispose of paperwork?

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Lightening Your Load of Financial Documents

In the hustle and bustle of moving, your belongings can take a beating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want your collection of wine glasses or your vintage record player to remain intact, follow these four steps.

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4 Ways to Protect Your Belongings When You're Moving

Welcome to The Moving Blog, presented by the American Moving & Storage Association! Consumer education is one of our primary missions. We are dedicated to offering information about the ins and outs of the moving process after you make the smart decision to hire a professional mover. In this blog, we present a variety of posts from the American Moving & Storage Association, our members and industry experts that we hope you will find useful as you get ready to plan your move.

Beyond the Estimate

When the time comes for you to choose a moving and storage company, it is likely that your initial research will be done online. With that being said, however, you should never book a move solely by the price given only online or over the phone.

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To Pack, or Not to Pack (Yourself)?

The American Moving & Storage Association frequently gets asked how consumers who hire a full-service mover can save money, and more specifically, whether they can do so by packing some items ahead of time. The short answer is yes, but with an important exception — make sure the contents are not fragile.

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A lot of change is involved for you, your spouse and children, but rest assured any anxiety you are feeling is normal and can be helped. Holly Hackett, director of relocation services at Skogman Realty in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has 15 years of relocation expertise. She says stress is often inevitable given the situation.

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Complaints about Movers Fall Sharply in 2014

Millions of Americans move every year and the vast majority of professional moves end with happy customers. According to data from the National Consumer Complaint Database, provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, complaints about household goods moves fell almost 10 percent in 2014 from 2013 while complaints about “hostage loads” fell almost 15 percent.

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Relocation Tips: How to Minimize Moving Stress

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With winter nearing its end, the blossoming flowers, mild temperatures and occasional rainfalls of spring are right around the corner. Historically, springtime has been ideal for escaping the house you’ve been cooped up in all winter, taking a much-needed vacation, and repairing your yard after months of it being frosted over. What many people don’t know is that spring may also be the ideal season to schedule a move. From perfect temperatures to increased savings on professional movers, here are five benefits of moving during springtime.

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Your Personal Antiques Roadshow: How to Move
​Valuable Items

Can My Moving Company Transport My Firearms
​Across State Lines?

Don’t Forget to Add These to Your Moving To-Do List

Earlier this year, the Rams – the NFL football team – announced their decision to move from their long-time home in St. Louis to Los Angeles, just in time for the 2016 NFL season. The news received a great deal of national attention as fans and sports pundits alike either rejoiced or lamented the move. What few have done is take a look beyond the hype around loyalties and star players, and understand just how much it took to make the move a reality. 

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Cleaning for the Big Move

Logistics of Moving into a Mansion

Whether you are a collector moving from one home to another or you have been professionally entrusted with moving artwork safely, you have an extra set of concerns to address when it comes to moving sculptures and fine art. These items are typically heavy and delicate; any damage sustained will ruin their
value irreparably.​

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Many families planning a move often wonder: Should we pack our belongings ourselves and save money, or should we hire a professional for the task? Packing yourself may save you money, but it may also put your possessions at greater risk of damage during your move, while professional movers have the expertise and material to best protect your possessions.

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Moving is often seen as pricey or difficult to plan. There are things you can do make it simpler and less expensive, though.

 Let’s take a look at cutting costs. You can keep moving fees within your budget. And bonus! Some of these hints also help make the move less complicated.

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A Guide to Safely Moving Sculptures & Fine Art

Checklist: How to Move Your Pets

How to Make the Most of a Moving Sale

Sometimes we can’t hold ourselves back from jumping on a deal that’s too good to be true. Many times, however, these bargains are just that: Too good to be true. We spend our money thinking that we’ve made out like bandits, only to later find out that we’ve become a victim of an elaborate scam.​

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Moving yourself can be a daunting and stressful task. If you are moving, then you are most likely feeling some stress as you try to ensure that everything falls into place the way you hope it will. You can make the moving process a lot easier, though, by reaching out to a moving company for assistance.​

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New ProMover Seal Helps Consumers Find a Certified Professional Mover

A wine collection can take many years (not to mention lots of money) to build, and as such, it’s not just a bunch of bottles you’ll want to haphazardly toss in the backseat of your car, or in boxes left for the movers. No, you’ll want to take care to ensure that no damage comes to your wine collection when you move. Consider these tips for relocating with a wine collection.

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One of the biggest stresses in life can be a big move—the kind of move where boxes are stacked from the floor to the ceiling in multiple rooms filled with a lifetime of possessions. The stress can be alarmingly elevated and a large family with many children is a task made even more daunting. Getting all that stuff you have accumulated over the years from one home to the next may seem like an overwhelming endeavor. Here are some tips to help you come up with a solid strategy in advance of your moving day.​

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5 Benefits of Moving During the Spring