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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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    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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    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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    Dusty Rhodes
      Mar 20, 2018
     
     
    • Moving
    • Moving with Kids
    • Financial
    • Moving Myths

    How to Save Money Throughout the Moving Process

    No matter how you look at it, moving is expensive. That’s why it’s important to find every opportunity you can to save a little money. There are several ways to trim moving costs and knowing these tips can help ease the financial strain of a move. Check out these great money-saving tips for your next move. Remember…every penny counts!
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    Dusty Rhodes
      Mar 14, 2018
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Moving with Kids
    • Moving

    6 Tips for Mobilizing the Family to Complete a Move

    Looking for a new home can be fun and exciting, but it can also be incredibly stressful. When kids are involved, it’s even more chaotic trying to get everything done all while trying to help them get used to the idea of moving to a new home and school. Add to that all of the packing, goodbyes to old friends, and the readjustment to a new city and moving can really take a toll on a family. The good news is there are things you can do to make your relocation easier. Whether you are just moving to a new home a few blocks away or you are transitioning your family to a new state, the following tips can help alleviate some of the stress so you can enjoy a more positive moving experience.
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    Dusty Rhodes
      Dec 04, 2017
     
     
    • Moving with Kids

    5 Ways to Handle a Move at the Start of a School Year

    Moving is a difficult task in any situation, but when kids are involved it can be almost twice as difficult because of school. Ideally, it is best to move in the summer before the school year begins, but unfortunately you can’t always control the timing. In addition to helping your kids’ transition to a new school, parents will feel the stress of getting settled in their new home. Here are a few tips and advice for how to handle moving at the beginning of the school year.
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    Dusty Rhodes
      Aug 07, 2017
     
     
    • Moving with Kids

    Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained on a Long Road Trip

    It’s finally time to take your family vacation and although excitement is mounting for all the fun you are going to have, parents might be dreading the long road trip with the kids. Naturally, kids love exploring and playing so when they are confined to a car for several hours it can become quite exhausting for parents. After all, we have all listened to the familiar phrase, “Are we there yet?” Fortunately, there are several great ideas for keeping the kids occupied during long road trips. Here are a few fun options that can help you arrive at your destination peacefully.
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