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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!

5 Ways to Downsize & Declutter Before Moving

Whether it’s across the country or down the street, organizing and decluttering what you take with you is an excellent way to take the pressure off of a big move. The best decluttering process happens over a long period, preferably more than 30 days before your moving date. This gives you plenty of time to pack the things you do want versus wasting time debating on what you don’t want

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How to Prepare for Your Out-of-State Move

When planning a long-distance move, there are two things you need to do: plan everything out to the minutest detail and be prepared for everything to go wrong. You should always have a contingency plan for moving. Make a long-distance move to a new state simpler and hassle-free by following these tips about packing, working with a professional moving company, and moving in general. General Preparation for Moving Long Distance

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Recreational Equipment

Three Tips for Storing Your Recreational Equipment Safely

Enjoying the great outdoors isn’t something you need to put off until warmer weather. If you have recreational equipment like skis, kayaks, boats, and snowboards, you have the gear you need to turn any time of the year into an awesome adventure! Of course, the last thing you want to see is your equipment gathering dust and deteriorating in storage between seasons. Taking proactive steps to protect your recreational gear

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Christmas Decorations

4 Tips for Storing and Organizing Your Christmas Decorations

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to gather family members around the tree and enjoy time together! Decorating for the season is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, especially if decorating is a family tradition. Could you imagine, though, if you went to collect your decorations just to discover that a box had fallen from a tall shelf? Christmas ornaments, lights, and delicate creches can smash

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move to a new home

7 Tips for Moving to a New Home in the Winter

Deciding to move to a new home, condominium, or apartment can be an exciting adventure, especially when it comes to reorganizing and planning out your near future. Unfortunately, once the cold weather sets in, the idea of moving all your stuff out to the moving truck in the ice and snow can suddenly seem much less intriguing. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make a winter move easier

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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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