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When you have been relocating possessions for businesses and homes as long as we have, you pick up quite a few tips along the way. If you’re planning a move or have a question about relocating, search Babe’s Blog archive for great tips and fun stories. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Send Babe an email at Info@BlueOxMoving.com and he will be happy to help you out!

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Moving Tools So, you’re ready to move. You know just how to pack the dishes, your clothing, and even all of your books, but what about your tools? Large tools with long, awkward...

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Moving Pets

As we prepare for a move, there are many things we have to think of. We know Fluffy and Fido will be coming to our new home, but have we really carefully planned out just how we will get them there? Pets are an extended part of our family, and as living creatures, their comfort and care during a move is of utmost importance. Here are some things to think about when moving pets.

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Moving an Aquarium

You have found the a new home, your boxes are packed, and you are anxiously waiting for moving day. All of the preparation it takes to move across town or across the country is bound to make a few waves — But that’s the LAST thing you want if you’re moving an aquarium! Relocating our fish friends requires careful planning and research. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get ready to sail off to your new home!

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Moving Mistakes

Relocation is a serious task, and if you aren’t properly prepared for it, you can end up with big expenses, and even bigger disappointments! Moving requires you to plan ahead and stay organized. Here are five of the top moving mistakes that you need to avoid.

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Military Moves

Family life in the military comes with its own unique set of stressors. Don’t let moving be one more thing to add to the list! Military moves are a little different than a regular moves since it is not uncommon to get little or no notice!  Whether it is your first move, or your fifteenth, with careful planning and organization, you and your family can transition into your new home smoothly.

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Moving a Home Library

Tips for Moving a Home Library

Even with modern technology, and the evolution of e-readers, there is always  something so comforting about our favorite books sitting on the shelf.  Moving a home library can be a daunting task. You’ll want to begin with a plan, and decide ahead of time how much space you will need to have in your new home to house your collection. Once you know you’ll have a place for them, you’ll need to decide what to keep, pack them, and get them there safely!

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Moving Apps

Smart phones have brought many modern day conveniences to everyday tasks, so why should moving be any different?  Here are five great moving apps you may want to consider for your big day.

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Changing Utilities During a Move

You can do without many services during your move, utilities, however, aren’t among them. You—and your movers—will need power, water and probably communication services at both ends of your move. Coordinating utilities as you move requires a bit of planning, careful scheduling and effective communication.

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When is the Best Time to Move?

Rarely do we have the luxury of picking when we get to move since they are typically triggered by life changing events.  However, if you have a little time to plan the move date, you might wonder “when is the best time to move?”  If you can plan far out in advance, there are many factors you should consider in timing your relocation.

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Renters Insurance

When do you need renters insurance?

If you are moving into an apartment or leasing a home, you may be considering renters insurance. As with any type of insurance, there is always the chance that you could pay for it the entire time you are in your home and never need it. While some renters see it as a waste of money, those who end up needing it say they are grateful they had it.

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Finding a New School

Finding a New School in a New City

A fresh start in a new city is exciting.  If you have children, that means a fresh start at a new school.  With so many choices in education, how do you choose the best environment for your child in an unfamiliar city?  Below are a few tips to consider as you begin the search for the perfect school.

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Moving With Kids

Moving is a tough experience for the entire family, but it can be a very tough time for kids.  Different children may react to moving in different ways. The key to making the move a success with kids is to keep them involved with the process.  Be upbeat from the start, and talk to them as much as possible. Ask them come up with ideas on how to make moving better and easier.  Make your kids feel they are important members of the family moving team!  Here are a few tips for moving with kids.

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Going Green Moving Tips

It’s not easy being green, but it could save you some green come moving day. Here are a few “Going Green” moving tips for the environmentally conscious mover.  Going green doesn’t mean you have to spend more or compromise onthe quality packing materials. In fact — if done right — a green move could possibly even pay for itself.  Here are some of the secrets of green packing and moving so you can make your move as environmentally responsible as possible.

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Packing a Kitchen

For one, you have to use your kitchen right up to day you actually move out and it contains more items and appliances per square foot than most of the other rooms in your home!  Like most things, timing and good planning are your allies as your face-off with the daunting task of packing a kitchen.

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Organizing a Move - Part 2

Organizing a Move:  T-Minus 30 Days 12. ____ Confirm Your Mover Arrangements Now it gets real!  Confirm your moving date and times with your moving company.  We recommend booking four weeks out at a minimum, especially if you are moving

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Organizing a Move - Part 1

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Ben Franklin Like many things, planning and organizing a move helps to insure that things go as smooth as possible. Give yourself plenty of time to organize for your move. Sometimes that is not always possible, but if you have the luxury of being able to plan far out in advance, structure your time so you can pack up your household and keep it in order!

Top Five Places to Find Free Boxes

Top Five Places to Find Free Boxes As we mentioned in our financial planning blog, moving can be a costly endeavor, but there are many ways to save a few bucks. One cost saving measure may require a little more legwork, but can save you quite a few bucks in the long run – free boxes.

 

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Hurricane Preparedness

Moving to the Gulf Coast?  You may have heard that the gulf is known for its somewhat temperamental hurricane season.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hurricane season starts on June 1st and ends on November 1st.

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Budgeting for a Move

There are many things to consider when budgeting for a move, as it is usually an expensive proposition. Preparing for your move financially will help you avoid unexpected surprises on moving day. Here are some tips to help you properly plan for the big event.

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Moving to The Woodlands

The Woodlands is a beautiful master-planned community located 32 miles (51 km) north of Houston, TX.  Easily accessible via I-45, the Woodlands has become an economic  epicenter for many businesses including Chevron Philips, Baker Hughes, Hewitt Associates, and many more.

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