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Jun
05

Do Rental Trucks Stop At Weigh Stations?

If you're moving long distance and have decided to rent a truck you may be wondering, do I need to stop at weigh stations? This is a very common question that is spurred by the fact that there is no universal answer. Truck rental locations will usually tell you that you...
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Jun
05

How Much Does A Rented Moving Truck Weigh?

You've rented a moving truck and you're driving to your new home when suddenly you see a weight limit sign. Uh-oh, how much does this truck weigh?! The weight of a rental truck will vary by a number of factors:SizeRental companyMake and model of the truckIf it is empty or fullWe've...
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Jun
05

What Size Rental Truck Do I Need?

For your upcoming move you have decided to rent a moving truck but have no clue what truck size you should get - Sound like you? If you search the web you will find many references and opinions, some extremely generic (14' will move 1-2 bedrooms) and others offering a more...
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Jun
05

How to Find the Square Footage of Your House

As you're planning and preparing for an upcoming move it's very likely that you will be requesting quotes from movers. Depending on your situation and the types of moving services you will need, it is likely you will be asked about the square footage of your home. Do you know the...
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Jun
05

What Types of Rope and Tie Down Straps Do I Need?

Every day around the country our movers are busy loading rental trucks, moving containers and freight trailers- many for long distance moves. Unfortunately, hiring professional moving help isn't enough if you want your household items to arrive at your new home without damage; rope and tie down straps are a necessary...
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Jun
05

How Much Do I Tip Movers?

Let's face it, moving is stressful, but isn't that one of the reasons why you hired movers? Most people realize just how difficult moving is, notably the physical aspect, once the movers have arrived and begun to load or unload. It's no wonder that one of the most common questions we...
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Jun
05

How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Moving Truck?

Renting a moving truck is one of the most affordable ways to move. Commonly referred to as a do-it-yourself (DIY) move, a rental truck is a great option for both local and long distance moves. Although rental truck pricing is relatively simple to understand, there are also a lot of misconceptions...
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Jun
03

How to Determine the Size of a Side-by-Side or French Door Refrigerator

You're moving soon and you have a side-by-side or french door refrigerator (SBS for short), a pretty common appliance these days. Because side-by-side refrigerators can vary greatly in size, weight and bulkiness we often need to know just how large your refrigerator really is. Understanding the size will allow us to...
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Jun
03

Moving Day No No’s

It’s that day, the day you’ve taken weeks to prepare for- it’s moving day! Equal parts hard work and excitement, moving day means both endings and beginnings. And one thing about new beginnings is you always want to start off right. A sloppy move is like waking up on the wrong...
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May
20

When is Peak Moving Season?

Peak moving season occurs in the summer, with 80% of all moves in the United States occurring between April and September. Why is summer the busiest time of year to move? While there are several reasons, the main factor is that kids are off from school. When school is out movers...
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