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DIY Moving Tips: Moving Your Refrigerator Safely and Easily

Your refrigerator presents a challenge when you’re doing a DIY move. It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s prone to scratching, and it’s got delicate internal mechanisms that can get damaged easily. However, with these tips from our pros, you’ll be able to move your refrigerator like an expert. We’ll show you how to prep your fridge, how to protect it for the move, and how to get it from Point A to Point B safely and easily. But, first, there’s a question you should ask yourself: “Should I Move My Refrigerator?” Some people get really attached to their appliances. If you just upgraded to a new...

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DIY Moving Tips: How to Pack Your Lamps for Moving

Let’s face it. Some of your belongings are harder to move than others. Sometimes, it’s because they’re fragile. Other times, it’s because they’re oversized or oddly-shaped. Lamps fall squarely into this category of hard-to-pack items. After all: Each lamp has its own unique shape. Lamp shades can be easily crushed if they’re not packed correctly. Plus, lamp bases are often made of fragile materials, like porcelain, pottery, or glass. Given all this potential for breakage and damage, you want to be particularly careful with how you pack your lamps. This is especially true if you’re shipping a container to Hawaii, which will travel thousands of...

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DIY Moving Tips: How to Pack Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the trickiest rooms in your house to pack. After all, it’s chock full of breakables—dishes, plates, and cups—plus items that need careful packing, like small appliances. Compare that with your bedroom and all its soft materials: pillows, bedding, linens, clothes and more. It’s easy to see why packing your kitchen can present a challenge. If you’re doing a DIY move, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find our best tips for packing your kitchen right. We’ll show you how to protect those fragile items so they arrive at your new place in perfect condition (and in an organized fashion)! Start...

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How to Pack a Shipping Container (or a Moving Truck!)

Moving Day is almost here! You’ve reserved your shipping container, you’ve set aside some packing time, and now you’re ready to fill that container full of your belongings for your big Hawaii move. After loading thousands upon thousands of Hawaii-bound containers, our pros know their stuff. We’re going to give you their best tips for packing your container right so all of your belongings arrive safely at your new home. By the way, if you’re packing a moving truck, the same principles apply! So stick around, and we’ll show you how it’s done. First, let’s talk about why proper packing matters. Why You Need to...

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5 Creative Ways to Move to Hawaii

A lot of people dream of one day moving to Hawaii. What stops so many of them? Money.    If you’ve ever looked at flight costs or budgeted for a Hawaii move, it might feel like you need a lot of cash to make it happen. We’re not going to lie to you: The Aloha State can be an expensive place to live.  However, a move to Hawaii shouldn’t break the bank. If you’re willing to get creative, there are a few ways to move to Hawaii with very little money.   Intrigued? Keep reading, and we’ll share our best tips with you.  #1: Get Your Job to Move You to Hawaii  If you’re willing to play the long...

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8 Packing Tips to Make Your Move Simple and Safe

Moving your stuff to Hawaii isn’t quite like moving it to another neighborhood—or even to another state. When you move to Hawaii, your belongings will travel about 2,500 miles by boat across the Pacific Ocean. Wind, waves, and the natural movement of the boat means that your container—and everything inside!—will be subject to a lot of different forces.  That’s why it’s so important to pack your items right. After three decades of moving people to Hawaii, we know exactly how to pack a house. To help you do your DIY move right, we’ll give you our top packing tips so your stuff arrives safely in paradise. Tip #1: Start with the Right Materials  If you...

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