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Does Ninja Movers Use Biofuels?

Like many companies in the Bay Area, and many companies throughout the world, Ninja Movers is concerned about the environment and it shows in many of our policies and procedures. We recycle. We use renewable and often reusable materials. We don’t leave our trucks running (a common practice), even on short stops. However, there is…

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How to Handle a Bad Move

Everyone has heard about them. Hopefully, not everyone has experienced one, but the reality is – bad moves happen. They happen so often that there are even websites solely dedicated to the concept. Sadly, they also come with their own set of dissatisfied customers. The truth about the moving industry is that it is largely…

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How to Green Your Move in Seven Easy Steps

Kermit the Frog famously complains that “it’s not easy being green,” which leads us to believe that he’s probably no stranger to moving. Most people – even those who dedicate their lives living in an environmentally sustainable way – sort of give themselves a pass when it comes to moving. Who can blame them? When…

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Moving

There are few things that change a life more than moving. Most people embark on a moving journey more than once in their lives, but most give very little thought to the hows and whys of the moving industry. Here are 10 things you probably never knew: 1. When most people think of moving, they…

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How Moving Can Affect Your Taxes

April 15th is tax day and if you’re like a lot of Americans, maximizing your deductions is at the top of your mind? If moved during 2012, your tax bill might be a bit smaller. If you moved for a job (or if you are moving for a job) you might qualify for “above the…

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The Packing Advice You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else

The most time-consuming part of any move is the packing. It’s generally recommended that you begin packing one to two months before the moving day. Personally, I like to set a goal of about two to three boxes per person per evening. At that rate, it’s not very daunting, but the results add up quickly….

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How To Make Your New Neighborhood Friendlier

Before a move, a person has typically seen their new home (sight unseen does happen – I’ve done it – I don’t recommend it). They’ve most likely explored their new neighborhood, the schools and even the grocery stores. But how many people meet their neighbors before deciding on a new home? In these days when…

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How To Choose A Mover – Part Two

Once you’ve chosen the three companies to give you estimates, schedule times for them to come to your home. The estimate process should always be free. The estimator should take a thorough inventory. He or she may take measurements. They should also ask you about anything you might have had trouble moving into your home….

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How To Choose A Mover – Part One

Image from SF Gate If you mention you are moving to a group of friends, you’ll probably hear a variety of stories – mostly bad. Of course, people tend to tell their bad stories before the good (a.k.a. non-eventful) ones, but despite that little quirk of human nature, moving nightmares could probably fill a library….

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Moving With Pets

As guilty as we tend to feel about uprooting our animals, they tend to adjust pretty well and with a few tips, pretty easily.

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