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9 Things You Should Never Do When Hiring a Moving Company

Moving is a ton of work, and for most people, it’s one of the most stressful endeavors they’ll ever undertake. That’s why moving companies exist — to help shoulder the load and stress of relocating. But hiring a great team of professional movers and packers isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem, and that’s especially true if you’ve never done it before.

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Stressed About Moving Expenses? How to Create a Move Budget That Works

It doesn’t matter whether you’re relocating to the other side of the Seattle-Tacoma metro or across the country — moving can get expensive in a hurry. But when you understand how to anticipate your move-related costs and even better, how to control them, you can keep your relocation expenses in a reasonable range.

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Relocating to a New State? 5 Things You Need to Know About Interstate Moving

Are you one of the tens of thousands of Tacoma or Seattle-area residents looking to move out of the Evergreen State? No matter where you plan to go, conducting an interstate move on your own can be incredibly challenging. Even if it’s just to the next state over, relocating an entire home full of stuff requires extensive planning and preparation. And if you’ve never relocated to a new state before, chances are there are several things about making a long-distance move you simply don’t know.

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Storage Solutions 101: What You Need to Know Before Renting a Self-Storage Unit

Are you planning a move somewhere in the Seattle-Tacoma area? Perhaps you have too much stuff and it’s time to declutter and downsize? Then you’ve probably thought about renting a storage unit. But storage solutions are a dime-a-dozen in the Tacoma area and not all of them are created equal.

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7 Most Common Moving Mistakes (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Life is full of mistakes, but your upcoming relocation doesn’t have to be. Moving is stressful enough when everything goes smoothly. And when things don’t go to plan? Even a local relocation can be ridiculously taxing — emotionally, mentally, financially, and even physically.

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Stressed Out About Your Move? 9 Tips for Managing Relocation-Related Stress

If you’re feeling stressed out about your move, you’re not alone. According to surveys, 64% of people who’ve moved within the last three years claim their recent move was the most stressful event they’ve ever experienced. 43% of respondents who moved without professional help said their relocation was so stressful, they’d never do it again.

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Your Moving Timeline: Logical Organization for Your Relocation

Moving can be stressful. So stressful, in fact, that a recent survey of over 2,000 Americans revealed that for many people, moving is more stressful than getting a divorce, planning a wedding, or interviewing for a new career!

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6 Tips for Moving Large Furniture and Appliances

When it comes to packing and moving household items, handling the smaller stuff usually isn’t too challenging. But large, awkwardly-shaped, heavy items like furniture and appliances can be a major pain to pack and transport. Worse, without proper preparation, moving large, heavy items can be downright dangerous, especially if you’re not quite sure how to tackle the job.

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Planning a Winter Move? Tips for a Successful Relocation

If you’re planning a Seattle move during winter, you’ll need to prepare extensively. Successful completion of a winter relocation requires a few additional steps that you typically don’t need to worry about when you move during any other time of the year.

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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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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: