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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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what do movers do?

What Do Movers Do?

“What do movers do?” If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re probably trying to decide whether hiring a moving company is really worth it. After all, how hard is it to throw everything in boxes and put them on a truck, right? At first glance, it sounds straightforward: lots of lifting and carrying. In fact, there’s actually a lot more to moving than meets the eye, and it starts before…

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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. (Just make sure you use our Ultimate Moving Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything!) Nothing makes you feel like an adult more than moving…

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Things Your Moving Company Won't Move

Things Moving Companies Won’t Move

Hiring a moving company is a great way to remove some of the stress of relocating your belongings, but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to do any work. There are certain things moving companies won’t move (called “non-allowables”) which means you will have to move them (or dispose of them) yourself. These laws and guidelines exist to keep your stuff safe during transport, as well as to reduce the…

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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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