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Double Drive Time Explained

Over the last few weeks, a few customers have questioned the fact that their moving bill contains a line item called “double drive time.” We can’t blame people for questioning it. The term kind of sounds weird, like you’re paying the movers to drive back home. What most customers don’t know, though, is that double…

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How To Move Exotic Pets

The majority of Americans have pets and the majority of those have either cats or dogs. What about those of us who are a bit more adventurous and opt instead for fish, reptiles, amphibians or even insects? Can exotic pets be moved? Depending on your moving destination, you may be able to move with your…

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How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready for a Long Road Trip

Whether you’re taking a road trip for the holidays or for your move, it’s winter time and the last thing in the world you want is for your car to break down mid-trip. Before heading out, either check these things yourself or take your car to a mechanic for a thorough once-over. Check the battery…

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How To Manage A Long-Distance Relationship

In many ways, there has never been a better time to have a long-distance relationship. While our grandparents had mail and landlines, we have Zoom, FaceTime and relatively inexpensive travel…until now. The COVID pandemic has added new complications to long-distance dating, and it has forced some into long-distance situations. For some, COVID has opened up…

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What To Do After Your Move

We spend a lot of effort giving our customers tips on what to do before their moves, but we’re sorry to say that we haven’t spent much effort on after the move. It’s an easy mistake. Most people think of the time before the move as the most stressful, and in many ways it is,…

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How To Make Friends During A Pandemic

If, like many of our long-distance moving customers, you’re new to the Bay Area, you might be thinking you moved at precisely the wrong time. While lock-down restrictions aren’t as rigorous as they were a few months ago, it’s still a challenge to meet new people. Traditional ways of meeting friends, such as going to…

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What Are The Steps Involved In Selling Your Home

Despite the economy, the Bay Area housing market is still hot. Like many, you may be considering selling your home. While you will likely not have a problem selling it, there are several steps involved. Hire a broker The easiest way to sell a home is through a licensed real estate broker. Interview a few….

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The Top 10 Tools You Must Have For Moving

When you are planning your move, even if you’re hiring a mover, there are certain tools you can’t do without, or at least you shouldn’t. Measuring tape A measuring tape may be your most important tool for your move. In fact, you should bring it out before your move. Measure your furniture. Measure the space…

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Should You Or Your Parents Get A Reverse Mortgage

If you’ve watched any cable news, it’s likely you’ve seen a smiling handsomely mustached famous actor encouraging seniors to get reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages have a lot of appeal. They allow people to tap into the equity in their homes to help with living expenses, but are they just a way to take people’s homes…

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When Renting Might Be The Best Option For You

More than almost anything, the American Dream is defined by home ownership. Owning your own place is the ultimate sign of adulthood, of responsibility, but homeownership is not for everyone. If you are one of those people, there is absolutely no shame in renting. Mortgage rates are at an almost all-time low, which is drawing…

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