Relocation Guide: Moving to Austin, Texas

Movers Guide to Moving to Austin Texas

Austin, Texas: Once a small, sleepy city in central Texas, is now a major technology hub and relocation destination for many. Just 15 years ago, the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area had a population of 1.25 million people. As of 2013, the greater Austin metropolitan area had a population of 1.9 million people. Austin is currently the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous in Texas, a result of the region's economic growth and affordable cost of

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Relocation Guide: Moving to Portland, Oregon

Movers Guide to Moving to Portland Oregon

Over the past few years, the amount of people moving to Portland, Oregon has spiked, ranking it #1 for Top Inbound States in 2013 and 2014 as reported by United Van Lines, ending Washington DC's 10 year streak. We have previously talked about why you should move to the Washington DC area, but since Portland kicked them out of their spot, we thought it was time to share the reasons why Portland has become a top moving destination. And let me tell you, I like what I have found!

Let's take a

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Help Reduce Moving Day Stress: A Movers Guide to Scheduling Moving Help

Movers Guide to Scheduling Moving Help

If you are using a rented moving truck, moving container or trailer for a do-it-yourself move, then this moving guide is for you. Learn how to plan for potential DIY delays and how to schedule your loading and unloading moving help accordingly.

Moving day is often fraught with unexpected events, from home closing delays to rental truck breakdowns. Although it's impossible to fully anticipate and plan for many of these events, you can still reduce your risk of moving day conflicts by

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Deciding What Property to Take When Moving

Deciding what property to take when moving

Moving is an event that most people experience during their lives. While transitioning to a new house or apartment is an exciting time and something to cherish, it is also a complicated process. It is important to relax and enjoy the journey, but there are decisions along the way that can help prioritize property and save you money in the long run. Below I have listed a four step process that can help you, the mover, decide what property to load in the truck or POD and which property to leave

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What to Move and What not to Move

What to move relocation guideWhen you decide to move, it can be a great motivation to simplify your life and leave behind the things that are weighing you down, whether you are moving your home or your office. However, your spouse, your kids and your boss will eventually find you if you leave them behind. Let's face it, there are items you need in your new place, and possessions you're better off without: the key to a successful move is knowing the difference.

Purge the Clutter

When moving your home, according to 

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Simple Self Moving Tips from our Newest Employee

Things I Learned About RelocationSometimes it's not so easy for long term employees and industry professionals to think like a customer. After all, our job is to know everything there is to know about the self moving industry. From moving labor to self move planning and transportation solutions, it is our job to be experts. While this can be a great thing, it can also hinder our ability to see the relocation process from a customers point of view.

This has never been more apparent than this past week when our newest employee

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Top 6 Reasons to Hire Moving Labor

Top 6 Reasons to Hire Moving LaborYou are in the process of planning a do-it-yourself move and are wondering, "Should I hire movers to help?" The answer will be different for each person, based primarily upon your unique situation. To help you decide we are going to look at the top 6 reasons to hire moving labor.

  1. Moving is way harder than it looks. Most people are completely overwhelmed on moving day because they didn't realize how much stuff they had, especially if it has been a while since your last move. Moving is

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Tips for Executing a Low Stress Local Move

Moving is something all of us will have to do at some point in our lives. But did you know that this activity is considered to be the third most stressful life event, according to the Employee Relocation Council? There are a few aspects of moving that have earned it a top 3 spot, and you can remedy almost all of them before they affect your health.

Lack of preparation is the main cause of moving stress. Whether you've chosen the wrong Realtor, put off packing until the last minute or didn’t

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What Supplies or Equipment Should I Provide for my Self Move?

Moving equipment necessary for a do-it-yourself move

You can always count on our movers to provide standard moving equipment, this includes a hand truck (a dolly for boxes), floor dolly (flat for furniture) and standard tools. However, depending on the type of services we are providing for you it may be necessary to obtain moving supplies or other moving equipment to help us complete your move successfully.

Take a look at the moving equipment we provide.

Load Services

  • Furniture Pads: It is necessary for us to have pads/quilts during a load

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What Size Rental Truck Do I Need?

Choosing What Size Rental Truck You Need

You're preparing for a do-it-yourself move and you've decided to rent a moving truck, great choice! But as you prepare to reserve your truck you realize that you have no clue what truck size you should rent - does this sound like you? Rest assured that you are not alone in this dilemma, which is why we've taken the time to create this moving guide.

One factor that you may find contributing to your uncertainty is the extensive amount of vague and generic advice on the Internet. For example,

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A Visual Look at American Migration and Relocation in 2011

On average, 40 million Americans move to a new home each year. Have you ever wondered where everyone is moving to, or from? Did you know that the #1 rank for state to state moving is New York to Florida? Our look at the migration of Americans in 2011 may not be the highlight of your day but it is pretty interesting. Luckily for all of us, Forbes and IBM got together and created this very visual and easy to use interactive map that shows migration data. Simply click on a county anywhere in the

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Share your Local Do-it-Yourself Moving Tips

If you're preparing to move yourself then you have probably been doing quite of bit of Internet searching for local moving resources. Where can I find the most affordable moving boxes? Do I need a parking permit for my PODS container? Which truck rental location is the most efficient? Perhaps you recently moved and know the answers to some of those questions. Whether you're getting ready for an upcoming move or have recently completed one we'd like to hear from you!

In an effort to help the 40

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Best Retirement Cities to Relocate to When Living Solely on Social Security

Not too long ago we posted about the "Most Affordable Retirement Cities" as ranked by SmartMoney. This week U.S. News released their "Top 10 Places to Retire on Social Security Alone" which caught our attention. After reviewing their top ten we wanted to note that 8 of the top 10 are solely college towns, while 9 of 10 are home to medium or large universities. Of the two cities that were not solely college towns, Sunland Park, NM and Syracuse, NY, only Sunland Park is not home to a college.

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Most Affordable Retirement Cities in 2011

SmartMoney recently released an article titled "Retire Here, Not There", which showcased several affordable cities for retirement. This year however, they added an additional twist by accounting for the top ranked cities unemployment rate. According to SmartMoney, the average retiree is $30,000 short of their savings goal and may have a need for employment, even if just part time. The 2011 winners were selected on a range of criteria from unemployment rate to median home prices and cost of

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Reduce Headache by Planning and Packing in Advance

Moving can be quite a hassle. Aside from the discomfort of leaving the place you have come to call home, trying to organize all of your belongings in an efficient way and finding a new place for all of your things can be a bit overwhelming.

To prevent the discomfort of last-minute logistics, you want to plan every detail of your move out in advance. What route are you going to take from point A to point B? If you’re using storage (i.e., moving point A to point B to point C), you want to be

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Florida Dominates the 2011 Worst Housing Markets

Last week we blogged about the top five cities on the "2011 Best and Worst Housing Markets" list. The Fort Lauderldale-Miami metro area snagged the #1 spot on both the best and worst lists, providing a glimmer of hope to homeowners in South Florida. Unfortunately the positive news ends there as Florida dominated the top 25 worst home markets, the emphasis on the South Florida market. It's widely been publicized that Miami and Fort Lauderdale were two of the hardest hit regions by the housing

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US States With the Most Millionaires

It seems like every time we post new rankings about the best places to live the Washington D.C. area comes out on top. No, we're not biased to the DC area (although we were founded in Maryland in 2004), instead our encouragement lies in the DC Metro's consistent ability to saturate the rankings. Just last week we published "Americas Best and Worst Housing Markets" in which Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia dominated with 9 of the top 25 best home markets. We should also point out

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America's Best and Worst Housing Markets in 2011

We recently stumbled upon a list of the best and worst housing markets in the United States for 2011. The rankings were compiled by online real estate marketplace Zillow for the publication Business Week. Although the housing market is still volatile and far from stabilizing, these numbers should provide hope to anyone planning to buy or sell a home in the future.

Consistent with median income rankings and population growth data, the Washington D.C. area and Boston Metro area are big winners in

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Be A Guest Blog Writer

Guest blog opportunity for Elite Moving Labor<sup>TM</sup>

We are currently accepting articles, 'how to' moving guides and moving tips from experienced movers and industry experts. The guidelines for guest blog submissions have been outlined below.

Why should you submit a guest blog?

Aside from the obvious benefit of sharing your knowledge with our readers, writing a guest blog is one of the best ways to generate traffic to your own website. By writing a guest blog for Elite Moving Labor you will:

  • Generate more direct traffic to your own

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How to Choose a Rental Truck Company - Tips and Discounts

Choosing a Moving Truck Rental Company

If you are preparing for an upcoming move, and you plan to do-it-yourself, then you are likely considering the use of a rental truck. Yes, there are other DIY transportation options, such as moving containers/portable storage and "You Load, We Drive" trailers, but renting a truck is the most popular option for local and long distance moves. We'll help you choose the best rental truck company for your upcoming move by comparing the top rental companies.

Let's begin by taking a look at the

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