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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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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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