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Moving Tips: Packing an Essential Trip Kit

30 Oct

Moving Tips: Packing an Essential Trip Kit

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Entrusting your possessions to a reputable, professional mover is only the first step in planning a stress-free move. You also need to plan for personal comfort and safety during the trip to your new home. We recommend packing essential items in what we call an “essential trip kit.” Include important papers and any items you […]

Tips to Make Your Move Less Stressful

24 Jul

Tips to Make Your Move Less Stressful

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Relocating your home can be one of life’s most stressful events. But, as author Jeff Wuorio writes for USA Today, there are simple strategies to reduce the stress. In addition to giving yourself enough time to plan and execute your move, Wuorio recommends that you research moving companies carefully and get comprehensive estimates. Read the […]

12 Jun

Tips on What Not to Pack – Irreplaceable and High-Value Items

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When planning your move, there are certain items you should arrange to carry with you instead of packing on the moving van. These include family photos and other items with high sentimental value, prescription medicines, personal and financial records, and cash, jewelry and other items with high monetary value. Here’s a list of items to […]

How to Cash in on Unwanted Items While Moving

05 Jun

How to Cash in on Unwanted Items While Moving

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Every belonging you move adds to the weight of your shipment – and ultimately the cost. That’s a good reason to consider getting rid of some items you no longer need, but hate to throw away. Preparing for a move presents an excellent opportunity to sort through some of the excess items you’ve collected over […]

Moving tips on How to Pack a Family Room

01 May

Moving tips on How to Pack a Family Room

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Good packing is essential for a stress-free move. Watch this video and follow Mayflower’s proven techniques for packing your family room items safely and securely. Before you start, it’s a good idea to gather everything you’ll need, including: Sturdy boxes of various sizes with flaps that can be completely closed Packing paper Paper pads Tissue […]

25 Mar

Tips on What Not to Pack When Moving – Hazardous Materials

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Did you know that nail polish and hairspray are hazardous substances? So are common household cleaners, including ammonia and liquid chlorine bleach. Even aerosol air fresheners can pose a threat during transportation. By law, Herlihy Moving & Storage cannot move materials that are flammable, corrosive, poisonous or explosive. These items also cannot be stored in […]

20 Mar

Tips on What Not to Pack When Moving – Perishables and Plants

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We can’t think of anything worse than arriving at your new home with boxes of spoiled food or dead plants. That’s why Herlihy Moving & Storage will not transport perishable food and plants on long-distance moves.   For long-distance moves, you should not pack: Food without Adequate Preservation Frozen Food Open or Half-used Foods Plants […]

13 Feb

How to Unpack a House over a Weekend

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It’s Friday evening or Saturday morning. Your moving team has come and gone, and you’re eyeing a stack of boxes the size of Mt. Everest. Here are some strategies to put your belongings back in order before your Monday morning commute. Plan before you pack. The more planning you do before your move, the less […]

23 Jan

Choosing Moving Boxes and Packing Materials

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At Herlihy Moving & Storage, we understand that moving can be one of the most stressful periods in a person’s life. After all, we have been moving families for generations! We have found that many people prefer to have all of their household possessions, especially fragile items, professionally packed by a moving company. Ask your […]

16 Jan

Packing Tips from Herlihy Moving & Storage

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Each year, nearly one in five American families makes a move. That’s more than 40 million people on the road! Is your family planning to relocate this year? It’s a good idea to begin planning as soon as you find out you’re moving. Here are a few tips for packing that will make your job […]

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