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6 Things Not Worth Packing in a Move

When moving, the less you move the more time, energy and money you save. Here are 6 types of items that you should not move with you in order to save money, space and energy on your move. One of the best ways to reduce your moving costs and avoid overtaxing yourself is to know […]

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Ask Allied: What Should I Bring Instead of Packing?

There are some things that you should bring with you and not put on the moving truck. Read what items you should take with you. There are some things during a move that you should transport instead of packing on the truck. Planning and writing a list of the items will give you a better […]

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Kitchen Packing Hacks

Learn the hacks on how to best prepare your kitchen for packing when preparing to move. Of all the rooms to pack in a home, the most difficult and time-consuming is the kitchen. With a lot of breakables and so many odd-shaped items to box up, this area tends to require lots of specialty packing […]

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Six Tips for Getting Packing Supplies on the Cheap

Moving into a new house or apartment is incredibly exciting, but it can also be a pretty expensive proposition. After all, you’ll probably need to buy paint, get some new window treatments, plant some flowers, buy new towels and a shower curtain, and maybe even buy some furniture to fill your place out and make […]

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Packing Guide

With our comprehensive packing guide, Allied has taken the difficulty of packing and simplified the process. Our room by room packing guide gives you specific tips and instructions on how to expedite the packing of each room. Quality packing is essential for a successful move. With our packing guide, your packing will be as though […]

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Packing Tips: Garage & Storage

Garages and storage sheds typically take the longest to pack, as they are filled with odd-shaped, sharp or heavy items that require special care to pack correctly. Start by safely disposing of items that cannot be shipped, like pesticides, fertilizers, oil and gas. See our list of Items That Cannot Be Shipped. Next, group items of a […]

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Packing Tips: Home Office, Den

Your home office will likely contain your important paperwork and legal papers. Set these aside beforehand and plan to take them with you. Computer equipment and other valuables that exceed $100 per pound will need to be listed on your “High Value Inventory” form to receive proper valuation coverage. Home Computer Back up all files […]

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Packing Tips: Bedroom, Nursery, Bathroom

Start packing your bedrooms by tackling less-used guest rooms first. Children can help by setting aside the toys and books they want to take with them and packing the rest in boxes. Colorful stickers on the outside of boxes let children know their personal belongings are clearly marked, and allow them to identify their things […]

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Packing Tips: Living, Family, Great Room

The living room packing tips we provide will work for any of your larger main rooms in the house, whether they be family rooms or great rooms as well. Stereo equipment, books, lamps and furniture all may be items you have in your living room. Our list for living room packing tips will teach you […]

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Packing Tips: Dining Room

The dining room packing tips are very important to consider for a few reasons. Primarily, the dining room will generally include your most fragile china and crystal stemware. Each item should be carefully wrapped in paper and placed in dishpack cartons; cellular dividers are recommended for stemware. Beyond Packing Tips for the Dining Room Aside […]

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Packing Tips: Kitchen/Laundry Room

Once you know you’re moving, you can begin packing your kitchen almost immediately by starting with your less-used serving dishes, seasonal items and small appliances. Next, tackle your large serving bowls, tablecloths and specialty pots and pans. Keep your everyday dishes for the last week before your move. You may even want to consider buying […]

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Packing Tips: Moving Appliances

In preparing large appliances for your move, it is important that they be clean and dry to avoid the build up of mildew and mold. Grease left on a stovetop will catch dust and dirt, and unfortunately, leave spots on anything that it touches. Dry out refrigerators and freezers, especially those that contain an ice […]

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