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Welcome to our blog! We know that moving and storing can be stressful, so we’ve created this blog to answer your questions and help give you some peace of mind. Peruse our collection of insider packing and moving tips and information to get the upper hand in your move. We update our blog regularly, so be sure to check back for new blog posts!

Leave These 7 Items to the Moving Professionals

Leave These 7 Items to the Moving Professionals

Everyone’s moving needs are different. You may be a family of one with only a few belongings to your name, or a family of five with a caravan of furniture, clothes, and daily necessities. No matter what it is you need to pack, some things are just better left to the professionals to transport for you. Here are seven items you should consider letting a moving company like Slater Transfer

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10 Things to Consider When Searching for Storage Units

10 Things to Consider When Searching for Storage Units

At Slater Transfer & Storage we know there are multiple reasons for getting a storage unit, whether it’s because you’ll be moving soon or you want somewhere to put your holiday decorations until next year. In any case, storage units are a great way to clear up some space and to hold your belongings for a time. While looking at the price to rent a unit is often the first

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What Should I Not Pack in a Moving Truck

What Should I Not Pack in a Moving Truck?

Here’s a very realistic scenario: you are going on a long move to a new home, and you cannot wait to pack everything inside the truck and get on the road. Your home, however, has many belongings that may be difficult to place in the bumpy back of a truck. What may first come to mind are the irreplaceable antiques in your foyer or your fine china. While these are

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7 Simple Ways to Stay Organized in a Move

7 Simple Ways to Stay Organized in a Move

Moving into a new condo, apartment, or even a brand-new home is a wonderfully exciting time! Or, it can be, until you look into your closets and realize just how much stuff there is to go through before you make the move. It does not matter if the amount is small or large, however; staying organized is the key to a more successful and stress-free moving experience. Here are seven

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Too Much to Move

Too Much to Move? Why Downsizing Is an Important Part of the Moving Process

Whether you are moving across the country or across town, part of the initial process is making certain that when you leave your old place, you are only transporting what you truly need to take. Chances are, you probably have plenty of stuff you don’t need or you are no longer using. Why take it with you? Moving local or going long-distance, it’s necessary to take inventory of what you

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How to Survive Moving With Kids

How to Survive Moving With Kids

Moving to a new house can be a stressful process, whether you’re headed across town or across the country. This stress can be compounded further when kids are involved. Although moving can be a sad and even scary experience for children, it doesn’t have to be. By taking the right steps, moving can be a manageable and positive experience for kids and parents alike. Stage 1: House-Hunting By far the

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Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Here’s What You Should Know

The global coronavirus pandemic is changing the world as we know it. Non-essential businesses are being shut down. Individuals and families are being asked (or enforced) to stay inside. In these months of uncertainty, people are facing a lot of questions, particularly those who had planned to move around this time. Below you’ll find answers to a few frequently asked questions we receive regarding moving and the COVID-19 outbreak. Can

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5 Reasons to Hire Professional Full-Service Movers

5 Reasons to Hire Professional Full-Service Movers

Moving is often a highly stressful and time-consuming event that can require hours and hours of preparation, packing, unpacking, cleaning, organizing, and physical labor. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, a move of any distance or size requires intense planning and effort. Belongings must be packed, furniture must be disassembled and moved, there’s a massive amount of cleaning and dejunking to be done, and preparations must

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5 Moving Tips That Will Make Life Easier

5 Moving Tips That Will Make Life Easier

It’s no secret that moving can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming event. In fact, moving is ranked as one of the 10 most stressful events that a person is likely to experience. Luckily, these 5 helpful moving tips can help save you an enormous amount of both stress and time, helping make your local or long-distance move as convenient and pleasant as can be. 1. Preparation Is Key When

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