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Planning to Downsize? What You Need to Do Before You Move

If your current home is too large for your needs, you may be considering making the transition to a smaller space. But moving into a more compact home doesn’t come without its challenges. If you’ve accumulated plenty of stuff over the years, it can be difficult to determine what you’re comfortable parting with. If you’re unsure how to go about decluttering your house before you downsize, the experts at Ed’s Moving & Storage in Tacoma, WA share several helpful tips below.

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Packing Small Kitchen Appliances: 5 Steps for Success

Of all the rooms in your home that you must pack before a move, your kitchen is probably the most challenging to tackle. Not only do you need to pack a substantial collection of fragile dishes and breakable items, but you probably also have several small appliances that require careful attention too. To help you successfully pack and transport your kitchen items, the professional movers and packers at Ed’s Moving & Storage share a few helpful tips below.

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Packing Fragile & Valuable Items: Tips for Success

Whether you’re moving across town or relocating internationally, it’s important to pack your valuable, fragile belongings properly. If you plan to ship items to your new abode, safe packing is especially important since you’ll have little control over how boxes are handled.

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Thinking of a DIY Move? 4 Reasons You Should Hire Professional Movers

If you’re planning an upcoming relocation, chances are you’ve considered conducting the packing and moving process on your own to save some cash. And though that may sound like a great idea initially, DIY moving often comes with several unexpected risks and expenses that might just outweigh the cost of hiring professional movers. Below, the experts at Ed’s Moving & Storage outline why do-it-yourself moving may not be your best (or safest) option.

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What Type of Storage Unit Is Right for You? 6 Essential Considerations

Have too much stuff in your house and nowhere to store it? Are you moving to a smaller home and need a place to keep your large, bulky items? Whatever your reason for needing a storage solution, when it comes to selecting the right type of unit for your needs, there are a few considerations you can’t afford to ignore. Below, our team at Ed’s Moving & Storage discusses the top 6 things you must consider when selecting a long-term storage solution.

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Is There a Difference Between Local & Long-Distance Moving?

If you’re planning a relocation, preparation is key. However, the manner in which you prepare for your upcoming move depends heavily on where you plan to go. If you’re thinking about hiring a professional moving company, one of the first things you’ll need to determine is whether you need local or long-distance movers.

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Moving This Spring? Traits to Look for in a Professional Moving Company

Moving an entire house full of stuff is no small endeavor, nor is hiring a reputable moving company to help you do it. When it comes to vetting professional movers and packers, there are several things you’ll need to look for to ensure a smooth, successful relocation.

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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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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: