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Long-Distance Moves: What to Leave Behind

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  April 16, 2021

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Category: Moving Tips
Making a long-distance move adds logistical challenges you don’t have when moving across town. One of the easiest ways to reduce your packing stress and keep costs down is to scale down your belongings. Why pay to pack, store, and move possessions you don’t really need – or even want? Deciding what to leave behind can be tricky, though. Here are some ways you can downsize without leaving behind the things you love. Furniture Start with the oversized items that

Choosing New Office Space? 6 Things to Consider

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  March 30, 2021

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Category: Moving Tips
There’s so much to think about when you’re planning an office relocation! Location, amenities, and size are all factors that must be taken into consideration when you’re trying to choose an office space for your business. If your business will soon be relocating to a new office building, here’s what we recommend that you consider 1. Commute Where do most of your employees work, and what will their commute be like when you relocate? A longer commute can negatively impact

How to Quickly Adjust to a Brand New Community After Moving

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  March 15, 2021

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Making a move—especially one far away from your old home—means that it will be necessary to learn more about the new community as soon as possible. Knowing where to shop, where jobs and schools are located, the best places to eat, and where to have fun around town is sure to ease the entire family’s transition. Check out these methods and resources that can streamline the adjustment to a new community. Use Every Resource to Familiarize Yourself With the Area

Smaller Can Be Better! A Downsizing Guide for Seniors

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  February 26, 2021

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Category: Moving Tips
Many people choose to buy a smaller home when they get older. There are many good things about owning a small house! Little homes are easier to maintain, easier to navigate, and easier to clean.  However, anyone who owns a lot of furniture and years of accumulated belongings will tell you that downsizing isn’t easy. Making your things fit into a small space after living in a large area for many years can be time-consuming and emotionally challenging. After all,

7 Tips for Helping Kids Move to a New Home

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  February 12, 2021

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Moving can be a stressful transition for anyone but particularly trying for kids. Getting adjusted to a new home in a new city and leaving behind their school or friends often leaves children confused or even scared. Following these tips and techniques for easing a child’s moving process’s stress can help them acclimate to their new environment easier. 1. Maintain a Typical Routine Kids will still need to follow their usual daily activities once in the new home. Try to

Pack Your Kitchen Like the Pros for Your Next Move

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  January 29, 2021

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When you’re packing for a residential move into a new home, there’s one particular room that tends to inspire a bit of dread — the kitchen. Not only is this important room packed with lots of fragile, oddly-shaped, breakable, and various-sized objects, it’s hard to know what to pack and when. After all, you still want to be able to grab a snack or a glass of water, even as moving day approaches. Packing up such a bustling, highly-trafficked room

How to Wrap Breakables for Safe Transport When Moving

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  January 15, 2021

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Moving is a busy time with many tasks to manage. One important detail you don’t want to overlook is prepping your breakable items for safe transport during your move. Taking proactive steps before and during your fragile items’ packing goes a long way toward ensuring they arrive at your new home fully intact. Wrap Each Piece Individually Separately wrapping each delicate piece is the best way to prevent any cracks or breaks because it helps prevent items from accidentally hitting

How to Pack and Prepare Musical Instruments for the Move

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  December 30, 2020

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Musical instruments are complex and fragile. However, they can be moved safely to your new home if you pack and prepare them properly. String Instruments When packing violins, cellos, and similar instruments, first loosen the strings. This will prevent damage from the extra tension experienced during the move. Do not loosen them so much that the bridge falls. If you have a hard case, put the instrument inside but fill any extra space with crumpled paper or cloths to prevent

How To Hire A Moving Company That Fits Your Needs

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  December 16, 2020

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Hiring a terrific moving company may rank only second to picking out your dream home. If you stop and think about it, the people you hire will be in charge of handling personal belonging, fragile items, and precious family heirlooms.  When packing and transporting irreplaceable things, there are no second chances. That’s why it’s essential to conduct thorough due diligence and ensure you are working with a careful crew you can trust.  Here are five ways to vet professional moving

How to Pack Seasonal Décor Before You Move

Posted by Sandhills Moving & Storage on  November 30, 2020

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When you pack away seasonal decorations, it’s tempting to throw everything in. But if you know you’re making a household move within a year, you need to take care. No one wants to pack twice. And you definitely don’t want everything to arrive in shards. If you have a head start on the move, now’s the time to take advantage. Use these tips to keep your décor compact and secure for your move. Test Your Decorations The best time to