Movex Moving is Now Closed

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The self moving world just got a little less competitive with the closure of a major household goods carrier, Movex. This morning we learned that Movex is no longer open for business, marking the end of nearly twenty years in business which began in 1991. We have not yet determined why Movex has closed or how existing reservations are being handled, if you have any information on this please make sure to comment on this blog post. Movex was one of our favorite freight companies and


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How Important Are Furniture Pads?

Furniture Pads and Blankets are Important for Moving

Although this article contains relevant information, we recommend reading a more recent blog on this topic.

Furniture pads, furniture pads, furniture pads! Far too few of our customers take our advice about the importance of furniture pads during a self service move. Let's be clear, quality furniture pads/quilts are one of the most important pieces of a successful move and should be regarded as a top priority. Ironically, most customers spend thousands of dollars to relocate their household


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Moving to the Washington D.C. Area

If you're planning a move to the Washington D.C. area you are not alone, the 2010 Census recorded a 16.4% increase in the "Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV" area. While the Washington D.C. area ranked 7th in the 2010 "Ten Most Populous Metropolitan Areas", it had previously ranked 4th in the 2000 Census. Although not as large as New York City or Chicago, the Washington D.C. area is a sprawling metropolitan area that ranks very well in nationwide polls regarding household income,


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Moving & Delivery for Small Shipments

Although self service moving and moving labor may be gaining awareness throughout the country we have found that many people still have trouble creating a small move. The most common problem we hear from customers is their inability to move and ship a single item or a small number of items outside of their local market. Full service moving companies generally will not quote such a small move and many of the self service relocation options simply are not affordable after factoring in the price


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How to Schedule Movers - Tips for Delivery Windows and Unknown Arrival Times

Many times throughout the week we are asked, "How do I schedule my movers if I don't know when my stuff will arrive?" Certainly not an uncommon problem for people who choose a self service moving method. For those of you who have chosen a "You Load, We Drive" moving company that provides freight trailers or a portable storage moving company (like PODS), this is likely a question you will ask at some point.

While it can be difficult, scheduling moving labor in conjunction with the arrival of


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Rising Fuel Costs and Your Self Service Move

Rising fuel costs are going to become a major factor for families planning on moving during the spring and summer of 2011. From March 4th, 2010 to March 4th, 2011 prices have risen an average of $0.77 per gallon of unleaded fuel, the majority of that price increase has been within the previous two weeks. Political issues in the middle east are driving factors behind these increases which historically will increase again during the peak driving season, summertime. What does this mean for


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Safely Moving and Securing Items in ABF U-Pack

ABF TrailerABF U-Pack is a very common choice for customers who want the affordable and flexible benefits of self service moving but don't want to deal with driving the truck. It's because ABF trailers are so common that we wanted to put together this brief blog about ways to secure your load to avoid damage and shifting. Although we like many things about ABF U-Pack, one thing we do not like is that the trucks are not air ride equipped but instead spring ride. This basically means that their trucks are


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