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  • LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
    Dusty Rhodes
      Sep 02, 2020
     
     
    • Moving with Kids
    • Moving
    • Real Estate

    How to Meet Your New Neighbors While Social Distancing ​

    Moving to a new home in an unfamiliar neighborhood can seem overwhelming, but one of the best ways to make it feel like home is by getting to know your neighbors. A friendly smile or a wave across the street can make anyone feel more welcome. That said, even the friendliest neighborhoods are taking a step back amid the coronavirus outbreak. What once would have been a yard full of kids playing tag has turned into a single family waving from a distance. As people across the country have been urged to maintain social distancing guidelines, this has made it more difficult for new homeowners to get to know their neighbors. The good news is that there are still plenty of great ways to meet your new neighbors, even if you have to do so from a safe distance. ​
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  • the world
    Dusty Rhodes
      Apr 07, 2020
     
     
    • Real Estate
    • Moving
    • Long Distance Move
    • Portable Storage
    • Moving with Kids
    • affordable moving

    How to Safely Move During a Global Pandemic

    Moving is no easy feat in the best of times, but when you add a global pandemic, it’s bound to cause even more challenges. Some people might be choosing to delay their move, but what if you don’t have the option to do so? In most cities across the country, residents are sheltering in place and many businesses are closed. This might make moving more difficult than it would be under normal circumstances. Despite these challenges, the moving industry is taking steps to maintain health and safety operations. Nonetheless, here are a few proactive steps you can take to ensure the safest move possible during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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  • HI Neighbor
    Dusty Rhodes
      Feb 28, 2020
     
     
    • affordable moving
    • Moving
    • Moving with Kids
    • Portable Storage

    8 Easy Tips for Getting to Know Your Neighbors ​

    There are so many things to do when you move to a new home. You have loads of boxes to unpack, walls to paint, pictures to hang, and things to organize. But, once you have had a chance to get settled in, it can be really nice to get to know your neighbors. Your home is more than just the four walls that surround you. Your home is part of a neighborhood filled with people and families. Having a friendly face to greet you on the sidewalk or a neighbor who can provide that proverbial cup of sugar when you run out can make all the difference in truly feeling settled in your home. Whether you are brand new to the neighborhood or just haven’t taken the time to introduce yourself, here are a few easy ways to get to know your neighbors (and maybe even make a few new friends!)
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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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  • A moving_local_secondary-image
    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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  • Dog packs his smartbox
    Dusty Rhodes
      Mar 01, 2019
     
     
    • Home Storage
    • Long Distance Move
    • Personal Storage
    • Packing Tips
    • Moving with Kids
    • Moving Myths
    • Organization
    • Moving
    • affordable moving
    • Corporate Storage
    • Downsizing
    • Contractor Storage

    9 Crucial Tips for Packing a Portable Storage Container

    Portable storage containers have revolutionized the way people move and store their belongings. These nifty units combine practicality with convenience by providing an easily accessible storage space that is delivered directly to your home. When used properly, these portable units can help you get organized and work more efficiently. To get the most bang for your buck, consider these helpful tips for properly packing and securing your storage container.
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  • #smartmove
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jan 23, 2019
     
     
    • Moving with Kids
    • Moving
    • Moving Myths
    • Personal Storage
    • Portable Storage
    • Long Distance Move
    • affordable moving

    What are the Most Popular Moving Destinations in the United States

    Relocating to a new city can be both exciting and a little overwhelming. However, research has shown that where you live can have a significant impact on your health, well-being, and overall happiness, which is why many people are taking location into consideration when looking for a job. As the millennial generation is beginning to start careers and families, they are thinking carefully about where to settle down. Whether it be the hot job market, the affordable housing, the desirable location, or the appeal for families, these cities have grown the most over the past five years and are among the most popular destinations for moving.
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  • An Organizational Guide for Packing a Portable Storage Container_v1
    Dusty Rhodes
      Dec 12, 2018
     
     
    • Moving
    • Portable Storage
    • Personal Storage
    • Organization
    • Packing Tips
    • Moving with Kids
    • Home Storage
    • affordable moving
    • Long Distance Move

    Infographic guide to getting organized with portable storage

    If you are using a portable storage container, you should be aware of how to correctly pack and secure items in it. To ensure packing success, you will need several items including bubble wrap, a dolly, furniture pads, loading straps, moving blankets, and stretch wrap. When packing items, wrap furniture and fragile items to prevent dirt, scratches, or broken items, and when loading, create a plan beforehand
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  • How it Works_Unit Specification_735x450
    Dusty Rhodes
      Apr 03, 2018
     
     
    • Moving
    • Moving Myths
    • Moving with Kids
    • SMARTBOX Moving Tips

    Moving Urban: How to Adjust to City Life

    Moving to a new city can be a bit of a shock, especially if you grew up in a small town or are used to rural living. It requires a lot of adjustments aside from sheer size alone. You also have to adapt to a higher cost of living, integrating with different cultures, thousands of unfamiliar faces, and learning to cope with so many unfamiliar surroundings. If you are making the move to a big city, here are just a few helpful tips for adjusting to urban life.
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