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SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require verification of container weight as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship. This requirement becomes effective July 1, 2016, which is the result of efforts to avoid maritime hazards and fatalities attributable to the improper loading of container ships due to inaccurate reporting of container weights.

How to Avoid Injuries While Moving.

Moving involves a lot of lifting, loading and unloading items. If you don’t follow safe methods and take proper precautions you can risk seriously injuring yourself during the move.

Moving Tips: The Most Efficient Way to Pack for Moving.

Whether you’re moving across town or relocating to a new state, packing is an essential, but not super fun, step in the moving process. Putting off packing until the last minute is never a good idea; the sooner you start, the less stressful it will be in the end!

You should begin the packing process with the rooms you use the least, such as your attic, basement, or guest bedrooms, and end with rooms you use on a daily basis, such as your bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen.

How to Save Money When Moving.

Many moving expenses are unavoidable, but there are many ways to keep moving costs down. Planning ahead, comparing moving estimates, and exploring do-it-yourself moving options can help save you money.

How to Improve Your Employees' Experience

By Cathy Ware Partridge, Interstate Relocation Services, Inc.

The blossoms of spring and the glory of summer are right around the corner. With the changes in the weather comes the awakening of the seasonal real estate market and the rush to relocate employees. Summer, the peak moving season, is by far the busiest time of the year in the Relocation industry. Managing the transferee's experience becomes much more difficult during these busy months.

Moving Day Survival Kit.

A good way to prepare for moving day is to put together a moving day survival kit. Whether you enlist the help of friends and family or hire a professional moving company, it makes sense to be prepared. Here are some must-haves for your moving day survival kit:

How Do You Evaluate a Job Offer that Requires You to Move?

By Cathy Ware Partridge, Interstate Relocation Services, Inc.

After a series of interviews, you have to make a decision on which job offer to accept. How do you decide?    

The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving with Pets.

Moving to a new home is stressful for your pets, too. Here are some helpful tips about what you should and shouldn’t do while moving with your beloved pet.

Moving Tips: Packing Holiday Decorations.

  1. It can be very frustrating trying to untangle several strands of holiday lights! Avoid the stress of untangling lights bywrapping each strand of lights around a paper towel tube and packing the tube between soft materials so that the light bulbs don’t break.

Moving Your Home Office? Here’s Where to Begin.

Moving to a new home is stressful enough. What do you do when you also have to move your home office and be up and running for business quickly?

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