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Blue Ox Moving & Storage understands no two moves are the same. Our Moving Tips are full of helpful information. Need help moving a family pet? Not sure how to involve the kids? What about moving into your first home? Blue Ox Moving & Storage is here to answer your questions and help guide you through this exciting process. From packing your kitchen appliances to help with your family pet, Blue Ox has you covered, every step of the way.

Moving Pets

  • Moving ranks as the third most stressful life event, behind the death of a loved one and divorce. And if you are a pet owner, you should not forget that a move can also be stressful for your furry pal. Careful pre-planning can reduce or avoid relocation problems for your pet. Consider the following tips if you are moving with pets.

Money Saving Tips

  • Looking to cut costs during the moving process? Take away some of the sticker shock and anxiety associated with moving – check out these money saving tips from Mayflower moving.

Baby Boomer and Empty Nesters On The Move

  • More than 12 percent of the American population is over the age of 65 and an estimated 1.5 million of these Americans will move into new residences this year. Whether you are moving to a retirement community or assisted living facility, or down-sizing to a space that is more appropriate for your new lifestyle, moving can be stressful and emotionally draining.

How To Choose A Mover

  • Making a choice between moving companies can be extremely stressful, especially if this is your first move. But do not worry – we have put our years of experience into these important tips you should keep in mind when choosing among moving companies and how to avoid moving scams.

Newlyweds and Moving

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20- to 29-year olds have the highest moving rate of any age range because of life course events such as marriage, childbirth or a new job. Marriage brings more than just two people together—it is also a merger of belongings. Advance planning, proper packing and organization can make the move go more smoothly. These simple tips could help too.

Cash In On Your Unwanted Stuff

  • Check out ways to dispose of your “junk” and lighten your moving load. Thinking of a fresh start? De-cluttering, donating and selling items you no longer need can help you save time and money too.

Making a Green Move

  • There is no doubt about it – Americans just seem to accumulate “stuff,” and our lifestyles create a lot of waste. Those facts are never more evident than when you are packing and unpacking for a move. This year, more than 43 million Americans will pack up their households and move. If you are among them, remember to watch out for Mother Earth in the process by considering these environment-friendly moving tips.

Make New Friends

  • If you are pulling up your roots and moving to a new home in the coming months, then you are not alone – approximately 43 million Americans move each year. But when you are the “new kid on the block,” it often feels rather lonely. Here are some tips to help you meet your new neighbors.

Reduce Stress During a Move

  • Moving disrupts your normal routine and generates feelings of uncertainty as you enter uncharted waters. The following suggestions may help make the move less stressful – and save you from needing a bottle of aspirin on the big day.

Job-Related Move

  • An estimated 43 million Americans move annually and approximately 40 percent of those moves are job-related. Mayflower Moving offers these helpful tips when it comes to negotiating your moving expenses.

Moving in Stages

  • Often times couples who relocate face the financial and emotional stresses of moving in stages. When one person must move quickly to accommodate a new job and the other is left behind with the kids to sell the house, it is important to plan ahead and stay organized in order for both moves to go smoothly.

Women On The Move

  • With any move, there are safety concerns for persons and personal belongings. But women on the move may be particularly vulnerable to burglaries—either during the move itself or once they are settled into their new homes. These precautions may offer some insight.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

  • Kids do not even like to change their socks so imagine how difficult it is for them to change addresses, schools and friends. Many families may experience concerns about leaving their familiar surroundings. This article features some tips on how to help those little ones.

Moving Into Your First Home

  • If you are a first-time home buyer, you are probably excited, thrilled and nervous about this big step. Mayflower is here to help with some tips and advice on how to avoid some common mistakes in moving into your first home.

The Calorie Countdown

  • Moving can be a workout! Packing up and moving an entire home can be an overwhelming process. The good news is all of the heavy lifting and organizing adds up to some pretty hefty workouts. Check out how many calories you burn moving furniture and packing boxes; we bet it is more than you think.

Moving With Young Children

  • Since approximately 20 percent of Americans who move are under the age of five, lots of little ones relocate with their families every year. Change can be unnerving, especially for small children, so plan ahead with the following tips from Mayflower to make the process as smooth and tantrum-free as possible.

Internet as a Move Planning Tool

  • Each year, one in four Americans will pack up and move their belongings and more consumers are using the Internet to research many aspects of this life-changing event. Check out these tips when using the web to find a moving company.


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