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

Cento’s Ultimate 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, you’re getting ready to move into your first apartment. (Just make sure you use our Ultimate Moving Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything!)   Moving-Into-Your-First-Apartment Checklist Nothing makes you feel like an adult more than…

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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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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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Orlando vs. Jacksonville: Which City is Right For You?

Orlando vs. Jacksonville (Which City is Right For You?)

They’re both major Florida cities, but Orlando and Jacksonville are far from similar. Many native Floridians say that the Sunshine State is upside-down: the northern areas are more “Southern” and the southern areas are more “Northern.” This is certainly the case with the centrally located Orlando and the practically-on-the-Georgia-border Jacksonville. If you’re considering moving to or from one of these cities, here’s what you can expect.   Jacksonville: The Bold…

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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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Tampa vs. Orlando: Which City is Right For You?

Tampa vs. Orlando (Which City is Right For You?)

Orlando may have won last year’s War on I-4, but does it defeat Tampa when it comes to where to live? Answering the “Tampa vs. Orlando” question might seem easy to outsiders (“What’s the difference? They’re both in Central Florida, right?”) but the locals know that there’s a pretty big gulf in between the two cities. And no, we’re not talking about the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re considering moving…

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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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