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What Type of Storage Unit Do I Need?

Answer: There are many different types of storage units for rent. The kind you need depends on what you are storing and what amenities you need.

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All About Auto Transport

Moving long distances may involve more than hauling your boxes and furniture to a new home. You may also need auto transport. This specialized service gets your car from point A to point B. Without this service, you would need to figure out someone to drive your car from your old home to your new one. This may be difficult if you are moving over a long distance. It may even be impossible if you are moving across an ocean. There are several options available to get your vehicle where you need it to be.

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Options For Moving Services

When you are preparing to move there are a lot of things you can consider for moving services. It can be hard to know what to choose. Here is an overview of the options available for you to choose from. Do you still have questions? Please contact us to talk to a specialist.

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Difference Between Long Distance & Local Moving Companies

When you are booking a moving company you may see options for long distance moving companies and local ones. Most of the time, the same business can provide both of these services. However, there may be smaller businesses that only do moves in the same city or geographic area, as opposed to traveling across state lines. What is the difference between these two types of businesses?

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Working With Corporate Relocation Companies

If you are relocating to a new city due to your job, there’s a chance your company may help with your move. This is generally called a corporate relocation, and we can help with that too! This type of move can include many different types of services, which often go above and beyond simply hiring a moving truck and getting you from point A to point B. The following are some of the specialty services we can provide in these situations.

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How to Move Furniture?

Answer: There are several tactics you should follow to move furniture safely including using furniture sliders and using proper technique to protect your back.

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How Much Does It Cost To Move?

Answer: Moving costs depend on what services you book, the size of your load, and the distance of the move. 

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What Are Things to Do When Moving?

Answer: When moving there is a lot you need to get done including purging, packing, getting your affairs and documents in order, and more.

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How to Pack a Moving Truck?

Answer: The best way to pack a moving truck is to hire professionals to do the job. Keep reading for tips for a DIY move.

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Packing Supplies You Need

Each move requires different packing supplies. Of course, you know what you might need based on what items you own. However, a professional consultant can help you to determine exactly what you need so you don't come up short on moving day. We can base our estimates on the size of your home, and by doing a virtual walkthrough with you to ensure we have a good idea of what specialty packaging materials you might need, if any.

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The Best Long Distance Movers

Need to move your belongings somewhere far away? How do you find the best long distance movers for that purpose? Here are some tips to choose a quality team to get the job done.

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Full Service Local Moving: Don’t Lift A Finger

If the prospect of packing up all your worldly belongings and hauling them onto a moving truck yourself sounds like a drag, consider using full service local moving for your next move. This service encompasses everything from packing up your boxes, to unpacking them and every part of the move in between. Even boxes and packing materials are included in this service package.

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White Glove Packers and Movers

White glove packers and movers used to actually wear white cotton gloves to take extra care with special items. Nowadays, movers are more likely to wear other types of work gloves that allow them to grip items better. However, the term still means the same thing: that we take every extra precaution and make sure that everything is exactly as it should be. It comes with extra amazing customer service and is particularly well suited for people who have specialty items that need to be handled with extra care.

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Expedited Long Distance Shipping

Expedited long distance moving occurs when you need something to go a far distance and fast. It can be a move of any size, and any type of item. Whether you are moving an apartment, a home, a condo, or an entire office, you can use this service. For many, a move over a long distance is a bit more overwhelming than an inter-city move. When you add the pressure of needing your goods in a short period of time, it can turn into a stressful endeavor. That’s why you really need the right team on your side to help you. You want to be able to trust them as they drive your items across state lines. You want to have confidence that your items will arrive on time.

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Loading and Unloading Services

One of the hardest parts of a move is loading and unloading the moving truck. In fact, many injure themselves doing this. They are not accustomed to doing such physical activity so they hurt their backs. Why don't you save your back (and the backs of the friends and family members who volunteer to assist with your move) and hire loading and unloading services.

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College Student Storage Services

Being in college involves a lot of moving. Depending on where you are going to school, you may have to move into the dorms at the beginning of each semester, and out of them fully at the end of each semester. If you attend university far from your hometown, you will have a hard time lugging all of your belongings, including furniture, on an airplane every 6 months. So, many, including international students, turn to summer storage for college students instead. It makes it much easier to move in and move out each year.

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Moving From House To Condo

Thinking of moving from a house to a condo? This a wise choice for many. Condos are smaller and perfect for new families, empty nesters, and people who simply want a decently sized, but perhaps more manageable, home. They are also generally considered easier to manage. There are fewer things to clean, and often times the HOA will help to take of exterior maintenance. Some view an HOA as a downside because there are fees that come with that. But, most view it as a good thing because it helps them save in the long run on things like gutter cleaning, power washing, snow removal, and more.

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Expedited Shipping Definition

What is expedited shipping? It simply means that you need something to get somewhere faster than the usual shipping speed. It is usually considered to be a shipping speed under two days. Once we commit to faster shipping, you can expect your items on or before the deadline set. You will always be able to track your items, and you will have one point of contact to help you with every step along the way.

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Long Distance Expedited Shipments

Sometimes you need something fast. Sometimes you need something shipped over a long distance. When you need both, that results in a long distance expedited shipment. This is a service we offer to make sure that you get what you need, when you need it. While more flexible long distance shipping options may place your goods in trucks with other items going the same general direction, expedited shipping prioritizes speed over cost cutting measures.  This avoids the many transfers and stops that may occur without faster shipping speeds.

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Small Moves; Long Distances

You don’t have to be moving your whole household to need our long distance moving services. We also provide these options for people who require small moves. What is that, exactly? Well, it is generally defined as a move that is less than about 1.75 tons. This means it may be a few large pieces of furniture or a small two bedroom apartment. A long distance move is generally a move that takes place over 150 miles or more.

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Moving Tips for Mlitary Moves

Worried about how to handle your upcoming military move due to deployment? Don't worry. We have all the information you need to know right here.

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Why We Are Top Business Moving Professionals

Fleet53 tops many business moving professionals lists for companies to hire for any kind of move. Here's why.

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Our Commitment To Health & Safety During Covid-19 Pandemic

Many people find moving to be stressful to begin with, let alone during a global pandemic. However, we are taking the coronavirus situation very seriously and have implemented many policies to put your mind at ease and allow your move to continue as planned.

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Why Hire A Professional Packing Service?

For some, packing up your whole house is not only a tedious task but a stressful one. You might wonder if you’re packaging breakable items properly. You may wonder if this precious cargo will break during the journey to your new home whether it is short or long. You might not know that there are specific specialized boxes for certain fragile items like televisions and mirrors. That’s why it’s usually best for those with these thoughts to hire professional packers and movers.

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Storage Unit Costs: How Much Is a Storage Unit?

Answer: Storage units rentals cost anywhere from $60 to $225 per month, depending on several factors including features and size. The average price of a unit is $0.97 per square foot.

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How to Move Out of State

Sometimes, interstate moving doesn't always go to plan. Your move might be delayed because the owner of the property changed his or her mind. Other times, a new building might not have been completed by a particular date. In these scenarios, a reputable moving company will place your items in a secure storage unit. As a result, you can protect your items until it's time to move again. Here are three things you should know about interstate storage.

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How to Move a Piano?

Answer:  Cover the piano with moving blankets and use a wheeled dolly to move the piano to the moving truck. Use wood to turn stairs into ramps and move it with a team of at least 2 people or more.

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How to Pack for a Move?

Answer:  Pack for a move by placing smaller items in cardboard boxes, preparing larger items for transport by disassembling them as needed, and taking measures to protect fragile items.

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How Much do Movers Cost?

Answer:  The cost of hiring movers is anywhere from $200-$6500. The price depends on the distance and size of your move.

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Where to Buy Moving Boxes?

Answer: Moving boxes are sold by office supply stores, hardware stores, online retailers, storage space rental companies, and moving assistance businesses like Fleet 53.

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Do I Need a Car Hauling Service?

A vehicle hauling service gets your car from point A to point B. Car hauling service is especially helpful during a long distance move during which you might be driving another vehicle. How do you know if you need a car hauling service?

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Above & Beyond Relocation Service

When searching for above and beyond relocation services, you don't need to look any further than Fleet53. There are several reasons why we are a top choice for local and long distance moves. Whether your move is small or large, we can help.

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What is Included With Moving Labor Service?

When moving, you will likely hire a moving labor service for at least part of your move. Many like to hire a moving company for every aspect of the move from packing to unpacking. However, others like to do some of that stuff themselves. When you hire a moving labor service like Fleet53, you can get a la carte services to work with professionals for the aspects of the move that you'd rather have someone else take care of. You can also hire a moving company for things other than moving house! Here are some options and ideas:

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Benefits of Hiring a Home Moving Service

In home moving services can make a huge difference in your moving experience. Without them, you might end up tired and sweaty at the end of your move. In the worst case scenario, you or someone you love could actually injure themselves from using improper lifting techniques. However, there are many other benefits to hiring a house moving service besides avoiding injury. Keep reading to find out what they are!

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What Should Be On Your Moving Checklists?

Moving is a huge project to undertake. It helps you stay organized if you have a moving checklist or two to make sure you get everything done. A moving out checklist will also stop you from procrastinating your packing and moving duties.

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What Moving Supplies Do You Need?

A major component of the moving process is packing, and for that, you need the right moving and packing supplies such as:

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4 Essential Long Distance Moving Tips

Couple moving boxes and packing or unpacking

If you're moving across country, you might feel overwhelmed. Moving in general is a huge project, and moving over a long distance is even more work. How can you make the most of the situation? Follow these packing tips for moving long distance.

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5 Tips for Moving Out of State

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Each state within the US is like it's own country. Sure, we all speak the same language, but each state has it's own cultural symbols and local slang. Moving out of state can feel like a big move, but if you follow these tips it doesn't have to be so hard.

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The Top 3 Moving Across Country Tips

Young Family moving boxes into new house

There are a lot of moving parts when planning a move from one side of the country to the other. You have to deal with flights, transportation of goods, how to get settled and then you actually have to start your new life. It's likely that you need some tips for packing to move across country and other ideas to help you with your move.

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How to Pack For Any Move: Packing Tips for Moving

2 young women packing boxes in modern house

Packing can be an overwhelming experience. Some people hire professional packers to do the job, though many do it themselves. Packing and moving tips will help you pack all your items safely and securely. Follow these packing tips for moving house for a seamless move!

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