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  • kids moving
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jun 14, 2019
     
     
    • Moving with Kids
    • Moving
    • Home Storage
    • affordable moving
    • Long Distance Move

    9 Clever Ways to Involve Children in the Packing Process

    Moving is stressful enough but when you throw kids in the mix it can become even more challenging. Not all kids get excited about the idea of moving and might even feel angry or scared about moving to a new home. In addition, moving requires a lot of work and it can be difficult for parents to get things done with young children in the house. Luckily, there are things you can do to actually make the packing process easier and more fun for both kids and parents. Check out these clever ideas for turning the pain of packing into a fun and exciting activity for your kids!
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    Dusty Rhodes
      Jun 07, 2019
     
     
    • Packing Tips
    • Moving Myths
    • Moving
    • affordable moving
    • Cleaning
    • Downsizing

    7 Terrible Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Moving is a big task that can be tiring and stressful but oftentimes homeowners complicate the process by making some common moving mistakes. Lack of preparation can cause unnecessary headaches and is enough to send anyone into a frenzy. If you want to ensure a seamless and stress-free move, consider these common moving mistakes and how to avoid them.
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  • Leave the driving to us
    Dusty Rhodes
      May 10, 2019
     
     
    • Moving
    • Moving Myths
    • Personal Storage
    • Portable Storage

    3 Alternative Solutions to Using a Traditional Moving Company

    Moving is a huge job and it can be exhausting and time consuming but while it may seem logical to hire professional movers, you’d better be prepared to pay top dollar for it. According to the American Moving and Storage Association the average cost of a local move is around $2500 while long distance moves can cost more then $5000. Not everyone wants to add a moving company to their already lengthy list of moving expenses. Luckily there are less expensive alternatives to hiring a traditional moving company. Here are three money-saving alternatives to consider for your next move.
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  • Packing Can be Fun
    Dusty Rhodes
      May 03, 2019
     
     
    • affordable moving
    • Long Distance Move
    • Packing Tips
    • Moving
    • Downsizing
    • Home Storage

    7 Easy Ways to Make the Packing Process as Enjoyable as Possible

    There’s no question about it...moving is stressful, chaotic, and exhausting. Packing is perhaps the most dreaded part of the entire process, but it doesn’t have to be. There are things you can do to make this process more fun and help take your mind off some of the craziness. Consider these tips for a more enjoyable packing experience. ​
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  • Packing Tips and Tricks
    Dusty Rhodes
      May 02, 2019
     
     
    • Downsizing
    • Portable Storage
    • Packing Tips
    • Organization
    • Moving Myths
    • affordable moving
    • Moving
    • Long Distance Move

    5 Tricks to Packing Up a House in Under a Week

    In a perfect world you would have plenty of time to pack at your leisure and prepare for your move, but sometimes the circumstances aren’t so ideal. Unfortunately, life can come at you fast and might leave you rushing around for a last-minute move. In this case, figuring out how to pack quickly is a necessity and luckily there are things you can do to ensure a quick, organized, and efficient move.
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  • Smartbox is the Smart Move
    Dusty Rhodes
      Apr 19, 2019
     
     
    • Moving Myths
    • Portable Storage
    • Personal Storage
    • Moving
    • Corporate Storage
    • affordable moving
    • Contractor Storage
    • Home Storage

    3 Common Misconceptions About Choosing a Portable Storage Company

    With the demand for storage always increasing, portable storage companies have become increasingly popular in recent years. They offer a convenient solution for storing and transporting one’s belongings. This means the market for portable storage companies has grown and customers are left with more choices. With so many options to choose from, however, customers might encounter a few misconceptions about choosing the right storage company. To help customers better understand the nature of portable storage, let’s examine a few of the most common misconceptions.
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  • long distance moving advice
    Dusty Rhodes
      Apr 05, 2019
     
     
    • Packing Tips
    • Home Storage
    • Organization
    • Long Distance Move
    • affordable moving
    • Moving

    8 Simple Tips for Moving Across the Country with Young Children ​

    Relocating can be an incredibly stressful time in your life. Add young children to the mix, and your stress level is totally magnified. While moving across the country can be exciting, it can also be a little scary and overwhelming. You might have anticipated squeals of delight, only to be met with tear stricken faces. The good news, is that kids are resilient and have the ability to adjust, and fortunately there are things you can do to make the moving process easier for them. Here are 8 tips that can help you move across the country with young children.
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  • Realtors use Smartbox to Close
    Dusty Rhodes
      Apr 03, 2019
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Long Distance Move
    • Home Storage
    • Personal Storage
    • Moving
    • Organization

    5 Simple Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Utilize Storage Containers

    Portable storage containers were designed to help people move their belongings more easily from one place to another; however, they are actually useful in helping real estate agents sell homes in the first place! Plenty of businesses run into storage issues, and real estate is one of them. Real estate agents need more than a smile and a positive attitude to sell homes. Their jobs also require a lot of materials and they are always in need of a place to store these items. Portable storage containers are a great solution and a tool that every real estate agent should use...and here’s why.
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    Dusty Rhodes
      Mar 22, 2019
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Personal Storage
    • Packing Tips
    • Organization
    • Moving with Kids
    • Home Storage
    • Moving
    • Moving Myths
    • Long Distance Move
    • affordable moving

    7 Common Packing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    If you are preparing for a move you might think that packing will be easy enough: you simply toss items into boxes, tape them up, and load them onto the truck. Think again! Packing actually takes more planning than you might realize. Many people make mistakes when packing that end up being costly, time consuming, and downright hectic. Getting all of your belongings from point A to point B actually requires plenty of foresight and failing to do so can end up making the whole process much more difficult than it needs to be. Here are a few of the most common packing mistakes and how you can avoid them to ensure a smoother and less-stressful move. ​
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  • Pro tips on packing and moving
    Dusty Rhodes
      Mar 15, 2019
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • SMARTBOX Moving Tips
    • Packing Tips
    • Home Storage
    • Organization
    • Downsizing
    • Moving Myths
    • Moving with Kids
    • Long Distance Move
    • Moving
    • affordable moving

    4 Problems with Not Labeling Boxes While Packing

    Moving is a huge job and a difficult task but that is precisely why it pays to be organized. Packing is perhaps the most dreaded task when it comes to moving and it is certainly the most time consuming. This might leave homeowners looking for shortcuts any way they can. Although it may take few extra minutes, labeling your boxes is hugely important when you are packing. It may sound simple, but labeling boxes can save you a great deal of time and a tremendous amount of stress. If you don’t label your boxes you will probably end up being sorry…and here’s why.
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