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Moving to Colorado Springs

Moving to Colorado Springs

Dreading the thought of suffering through another Florida summer? Consider moving to Colorado Springs!  Central Florida is most people’s idea of paradise: theme parks, mild winters, easy access to sandy beaches…. But some of you may be feeling less-than-inspired by the flat landscape and hot, humid climate (not to mention all the tourists and snowbirds!) Perhaps you’re ready for a change. What place would be the complete opposite of Florida?…

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Packing Services

Top 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Packing Services

Thinking of moving? Hiring professional movers and packers can make your relocation a lot easier. Here are the top five reasons to hire professional packing services for your next move. Think of all of the areas you use professionals in your daily life: dentists, doctors, repairmen, plumbers…. Why do you call them instead of doing the work yourself? It’s simple, isn’t it? Because they’re experts in their chosen trade. They’ve…

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How Much to Tip Movers (& Why)

Tipping Movers 101 (How Much To Tip Movers & Why)

When it comes to tipping waiters, most people add 20% to the bill without batting an eye, but when it comes to tipping movers, 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…

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How to Find Your First Apartment

How to Find Your First Apartment

You just graduated from high school or college, and you’re ready to strike out on your own. Congratulations! While moving into your first apartment is an exciting time for anyone, it can also be intimidating. How do I learn to cook? What style of couch should I get? Do I need a roommate?  And most importantly: How do I find my first apartment?   How to Find Your First Apartment Looking for…

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The Best Places to Retire in Florida

The Best Places to Retire in Florida

Florida’s weather, easy beach access, overall relaxed daily life, and no state income tax make it a popular spot for people from all over the country. Who would ever want to leave? Now that you’re retiring, however, you might want a change. Lucky for you, you have the whole state to choose from. But how do you choose which city to move to? Where are the best places to retire…

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Cento's Ultimate Office Move Checklist

Cento’s Ultimate Office Move Checklist

Every business has its growing pains. But sometimes growth brings exciting new changes…like a new office! But organizing a commercial move is a lot more complicated than moving into a new home or apartment. Your company’s productivity and profits depend on a steady workflow, and nothing interrupts workflow quite like moving day. So we’ve put together an office move checklist to help you keep things on track so you can…

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25 tips for moving with kids

25 Tips To Make Moving With Kids Easier

Kids may not have to go to work, pay bills, or deal with a morning commute, but they have many of the same anxieties as adults…and one of them is moving. Your kids may have reacted with either excitement or outright tears when you informed them of the changes to come. Whatever their feelings are about the situation, there are ways to make moving with kids easier on your entire…

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15 Garage Sale Tips to Get Ready for Moving Day

15 Garage Sale Tips to Get Ready for Moving Day

Moving takes enough time and effort already, the last thing you want to do is paying to move items you don’t even want in the new house. Whether you’re looking to downsize or just declutter, preparing for a move is the best time to have a garage sale. A successful garage sale can not only rid you of unwanted items but also raise some extra money to cover moving costs. Below…

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Lake Eola at Orlando - Orlando vs. Clermont

Where Should I Live in Florida?: Orlando vs. Clermont

Florida’s year-round great weather is just one of the reasons why so many people love to move here. But while many people know they want to move to Florida, they are confused about which city should be their next home. We’ve written about plenty of Florida cities over the past few years—from Miami to Jacksonville—but this time we’re looking a little closer to our own backyard. In this Central Florida…

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Staging a Home - How to Stage a House

How to Stage a House (& Why)

If you plan on moving this summer, you might be curious about how to stage a house so it sells quicker and for more money. But what exactly is home staging and why do you need it? Isn’t a nicely decorated house good enough? Here at Cento Family Moving & Storage, we’re moving experts, not real estate experts, so we reached out to MaryBeth Luiz, Owner of Property Love in…

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