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Moving 101: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re planning a relocation, you’ve probably compiled more than a few questions about the process. Even if you feel confident that you know what you’re doing, a conundrum or two is bound to pop up somewhere along the line. At Ed’s Moving & Storage, we’ve been helping people just like you move around the state, the country, and the world since 1965, so we know a thing or two about relocations. To help you get a handle on your move, we’re answering a few of our most frequently asked moving questions below. Is yours on our list?

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Transporting Your Valuables: Best Practices for a Safe, Secure Move

Whether you’re preparing for a residential move or a commercial relocation, packing and moving your valuables safely can often be a source of anxiety. Your precious possessions are irreplaceable, and to get them securely to your destination, having the right materials on hand is essential.

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Best Practices for Moving Your Electronics

It’s easy to underestimate just how many electronics your business has until it’s time to move. From servers to PBX systems, there’s a full spectrum of electronics an office may need to move, and the more specialized the electronics are, the more expensive they typically are. It can be really stressful if you’re tasked with moving these items, as it can be quite expensive if they’re damaged and require a repair, or worse yet, need to be replaced. Below are some tips to help protect your company’s electronics.

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Best Practices When Moving Into an Apartment Complex

Unlike a house, you don’t have a driveway to pull into to unload, and getting to your apartment door often means you have to navigate up stairs, around neighbors, in and out of elevators, and around other obstacles. In an effort to make moving into an apartment less challenging, we’ve provided some tips you can follow to help you navigate the moving truck.

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Tips to Help You Pack Your Kitchen

Are you getting ready to move? As you walk around your house, you may see that some rooms seem less intimidating than others to pack. One of the rooms that tends to be the most intimidating is the kitchen. What makes the kitchen a bear to pack? Kitchens usually have shelves upon shelves of dishes, glassware, cups, silverware, etc. The heavy appliances and various cooking gadgets can also be cumbersome to pack.

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Port Services and Moving Companies Explained

Shipping your belongings overseas can be expensive. The most reasonable financial choice for an international move is to ship items, especially items such as furniture or cars, by sea. This might seem like a daunting task. One way to help ensure a smooth international move is to hire a moving company that understands and can help you with port services. Port services are needed to help you obtain your items once they arrive or to help you ship your belongings.

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Tackling a Cross-Country Relocation:

Sometimes, a new career opportunity takes you on a new journey across the country. Moving cross-country is a large endeavor that requires meticulous planning and preparation. Going into the trip unprepared or with inexperienced movers can not only cost you financially, but can lead to lost or damaged property and undue stress. With a few simple moving tips, the team at Ed's Moving and Storage is here to help prepare you for your cross-country relocation. We are here to help take the guesswork out of the big move, so you can feel relaxed and confident in a job well done.

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The Pros of Using Storage Units

Sometimes you simply need additional room to house your belongings. This can be for a myriad of reasons, including relocations, moves, downsizing, or simply temporary storage while you work to sort out living arrangements. Whatever the reason, a storage unit is a great option to hou

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Tips for Moving with Prescription Medication

Are you preparing to move? Do you take prescription medication? When you are moving, it’s typical to pack most of your belongings in a box. However, there are certain items you want to avoid putting in a moving box, one being prescription medication. Here are a few tips you will want to follow as you prepare to move with your prescription medication.

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Don't Strain Your Back! Here’s Why You Should Hire Professional Movers

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work days and general disability. It is often caused by attempting to lift, pull, or otherwise maneuver heavy loads. When you move to a new home, you have to transfer many things that can easily strain your back: heavy moving boxes, awkward and heavy furniture, rolled-up area rugs, and more. If you’re planning a move, here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring professional movers.

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Seattle / Tacoma, WA Local Movers Ed's Moving has a truck ready for you!

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Our fleet contains a variety of trucks ranging from straight (box) trucks for the smaller jobs and semi-trailers for larger jobs. Some of our services we provide for moving jobs are: