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What to include in your moving essentials kit

What to Include in Your Moving Essentials Kit

Picture this: it’s your first night in the new house. The moving truck has pulled away. Boxes are stacked in every corner. The kids are hungry, tired, and bored (and frankly, so are you). After a living room pizza picnic, you decide to call it a night and turn in, only to discover that you can’t remember where you packed the toothbrushes. Come to think of it…where are the kids’…

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How Much to Tip Movers (& Why)

Tipping Movers 101 (Why, When, & How Much)

Most people tip their servers a standard 20% without batting an eye, but when it comes to tipping the moving crew, they’re a little more hesitant. But think about it: your moving crew works much harder than your average barista or hairstylist. (Isn’t that why you decided to hire someone in the first place?) Between the careful packing and unpacking of your items, professional movers have to do things like…

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A list of what to do while movers are moving and packing your stuff.

What To Do While Movers Are Moving

Most people hire a moving company so they don’t have to lift a finger during their move. Someone else does all the packing and heavy lifting while you sit on the porch and sip lemonade? Sounds great! But the reality is that moving day usually arrives with its own list of moving-related tasks that the movers can’t complete for you. Using a professional moving company does make the process of packing…

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Moving with pets? Here are 10 tips to keep everyone happy.

Moving With Pets

If you’re like 68% of American pet owners, you consider Fido and Mittens to be members of your family. So there’s no question that you’ll be moving with pets in tow. But how do you prepare your pets for a move? You can’t sit them down for a nice chat to prepare them for the relocation, but it’s still important that you make moving as stress-free as possible for your…

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Cento Family Moving's Ultimate Moving Checklist (with free printable!)

The Ultimate Moving Checklist [PDF Printable]

You’ve found your Dream Home and you’re ready to move! But what starts out as an exciting transition to a new home, city, or state can quickly turn overwhelming if you lose track of important details along the way. That’s why we put together this moving checklist to keep you on track throughout the moving process. We’ve allotted eight weeks from start to finish, but if you have more time…

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13 Common Moving Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

13 Common Mistakes When Moving Into a New House

Moving into a new house can come with its own set of challenges, obstacles, and downright mistakes. And no matter how many times you’ve moved, there’s a good chance you can improve on at least one thing. We started this blog to educate people on how to move, but it’s just as important to talk about how not to move. Don’t make one of these 13 common mistakes when moving into…

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12 Moving Tips for an Easier Move

12 Moving Tips For an Easier Move

It happens to everyone at some point. You begin to outgrow that starter home you purchased after your wedding. The kids have all moved out and your home is too much for you to handle. Maybe your job is relocating you to another state. Whatever the reason, you have to move. And you’re not looking forward to it. Hey, we get it. (Not everyone loves moving as much as we…

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Your First Apartment Checklist: A guide for furnishing and decorating your first apartment on a budget

Your First Apartment Checklist

Graduation is just around the corner, which means you’re ready to go out into the world! Whether you’re heading out to college with your fellow roommates or you just landed that new job, chances are, you’re getting ready to move into your first apartment. Nothing makes you feel like an adult more than moving out of your parents’ house for the first time. But you don’t have to do this…

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The Hidden Costs of Moving (Without a Moving Company)

Hidden Costs of Moving (Without a Moving Company)

Moving is expensive. Whether you’re upgrading to make room for your growing family or downsizing to save money, nobody moves for free. Which is why many people opt to move themselves instead of hiring a professional moving company to do the heavy lifting for them. After all, why pay all that money when you can do it yourself? You’ll only be out $100 for the moving truck, right? Think again.…

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Packing the Essentials: Declutting Your Home

Packing The Essentials: Decluttering Your Home

Moving can be a challenge. Not only do you come to realize how much stuff you own, but the thought of packing it all becomes unnerving. The common culprits of clutter tend to be old clothes, as well as unwanted toys, books, and games. One positive associated with a move is that it forces you to decide on what household items are worth keeping. While this can be a time-consuming…

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