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Moving Tips: How to Label Boxes

Forget thinking outside the box; today, we actually want you to think on the box. Planning ahead about the way you label your boxes, and actually taking a little bit of extra time to properly label can save you lots of time when you go to unpack. Too often we think, I’ll remember what I packed! In reality, once you have reached your destination, you will be surrounded by boxes that all look alike, going on less sleep than normal, and amped up on caffeine. There is no way you will remember what you packed in each box.

Moving Tips: How to Keep Pets Happy and Safe During a Move

You get so wrapped up in your move that it’s easy to forget about your furry, four-legged family members. Here are some steps to take to make sure your pets are ready for the transition.

Tips from the Pro: Hang Onto Your TV Boxes.

Your television was designed by top engineers. Did you know that the original protective box and packing materials that come with your television were also designed by top engineers? That’s why it’s always a good idea to hang onto your TV boxes and materials, because you might need them when you move. After you find the perfect spot in your house for your TV, find a clean, dry, out-of-the-way spot to store your TV box, such as your garage, attic or basement.

Tips from the Pro: Designate a “Safe Place” for Do Not Move Items.

Moving day is rapidly approaching. As you’re packing, you’re probably thinking of the things that you want to take with you as you travel to your new home: a few days and nights of clothing for you and your family, medication, toiletries, pet food, toilet paper, batteries, a flashlight, cleaning supplies to get your new space ready, etc.

Our Best Advice When Moving Overseas: Let a Professional Moving Company Pack Your Boxes.

In the moving industry, moving companies often serve customers who pack their own moving boxes. The industry term for this is PBO, literally meaning “Packed by Owner.” Reasons for self-packing vary from person-to-person and from situation-to-situation.

It is important to note that when moving to an overseas destination, it is critical that moving boxes be packed by a professional moving company. The contracted moving company must certify to both the exporting and importing governments and the steamship line and/or airline that it knows what items are packed in each box and that there are no prohibited or contraband items. The company also must inform the insurance company that is issuing coverage for the contents of the shipment that the items are in good condition and free from claim at the time of packing and loading.

Practice Makes Perfect: Interstate’s Innovative Talking Training House.

In 1976, Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics unveiled one of the greatest examples of its commitment to excellence in quality and customer service, a fully furnished, on-site training house.  Thirty-eight years later, Interstate’s training house continues to impress and plays a vital role in the 80 hours of education and training required for new employees.

You're Moving Overseas! - Are your personal belongings truly protected?

Thinking about moving your personal belongings overseas?

Many clients, regardless of their origin country, who are relocating to another foreign location for work or personal reasons do not realize the potential threats to their belongings. They often think that any damage or loss created is solely due to the crews handling their goods during the packing and loading process or destination delivery.

Did you know… Real Estate Expertise that pays you* is just around the corner?

Struggling with closing costs and hoping to have little left over in your pocket after that real estate transaction? We can help! We are proud to present our My Move Benefits® program that rewards you with cash at closing.  Everyone knows that selling, purchasing, financing and moving into a new home can be one of the most stressful, costly, and agonizing processes. My Move Benefits, makes the entire process easier–so you can focus on the next step: getting to know and enjoy your new home, your new neighborhood, and your new surroundings. This program allows you to choose a trusted real estate professional in our network of 10,000+ market-leading national Sales Associates. Get rewarded $2000* or more when you buy or sell a home through our My Move Benefits Program and enjoy unparalleled service- all for free!

Interstate Employees Encouraged to Take-a-Stand

Did you know that there are great potential health benefits linked to standing at your desk as opposed to sitting eight hours per day? According to the American Medical Association, studies show that individuals in an office environment who performed tasks while standing during the workday versus sitting, experienced greater health benefits such as a reduced risk of obesity. Consistently sitting at work for eight hours, sometimes longer, may possibly take a toll on the body’s physical state.

Packing Tips from the Pro:

Moving is one of the most stressful times for any family. Although you might feel that you have more than enough time, moving day will be here before you know it. Make moving easier on you and your family by following these simple tips:
 

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