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Blog Posts in 2018

  • What Is the First Step to Moving Out of Your Parent’s House?

    You’re doing it! You are finally going to move out of your parent’s house! Moving out of your parent’s house is the start of a new exciting chapter of your life. However, this process can also be bitter-sweet. One of the hardest parts is figuring out the right steps to take before you leave the nest. Thankfully, we have created a list of steps to help you move out. The Key is to Save Moving out of ...
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  • Budgeting Tips for Your Big Move

    Moving into a new home is an exciting new chapter but enjoying the big move can be more expensive than you think. Thankfully, there are many tools that can make managing your finances a much easier process. By using these tools, you will be able to develop a realistic budget to start saving money for the things you enjoy and your life at your new home. Make a Moving Budget Budgeting your finances ...
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  • Important Things You Should Know Before Renting a Storage Unit

    Whether you are moving into a smaller location or you are remodeling your new home, renting a storage unit is often a good option to store items temporarily. Before you get your items ready for a storage unit, there are a few things to keep in mind before you decided which storage unit is right for you. Safety Standards It's important to ensure that the storage unit you choose keeps your ...
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  • Pre-Move Organization Tips & Practices (Part 2)

    Do you have a big move coming up and are looking for ways to organize your packing process? Then look no further! We have continued our pre-move organization tips and practices from our previous post to ensure your moving process is as easy and stress-free as possible. Tip 5: Make Copies of Important Documents This may seem like a tedious job, but it is important to have copies of all important ...
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  • Pre-Move Organization Tips & Practices (Part 1)

    Moving out is an overwhelming process—but after reading this blog post, it will get a lot easier! We have put together pre-move organization tips and practices that will help you get prepared for your relocation while easing your stress. Tip 1: Create a Main Moving To-Do List There are endless things to do before moving out of your home—so many things that it is likely you will forget some tasks ...
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  • Important Things to Consider When Moving with Children

    Moving away from familiar surroundings is exciting for us, but it’s crucial to ensure that your new home has the resources you and your little ones need to succeed. Below are a few things to consider so that your children will have an easier time during and after the move. Get to Know Your Child’s Learning Style Finding the right schools for your children is important because every child has ...
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  • How to Make Friends After a Long-Distance Move

    Adapting to a new environment can be challenging, especially if you’ve moved across the country. However, relocating can be easier if you have a buddy to help you through it. Making new friends after relocating is daunting [MD1] , but we put together some ways to find friends in a new chapter of your life. 1. Attend Local Concerts, Fairs, or Festivals Attending local events is an age-old way to ...
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  • What You’ll Forget to Do Before You Move Out

    Moving into a new home (or setting up a new business) is a BIG moment in your life. It means new opportunity. An unknown journey. Endless possibilities. But before you hit the road for greener pastures, there’s a long list of “ To-Do's ” that you’ll need to check off. Because some of these can easily be forgotten about until AFTER the move... 1) Cancel Recurring Charges Moving into a new home can ...
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  • Designed to Roam: The Case for Moving Cross-Country

    Common wisdom tells us that moving from one place to another will not change who we are. When we move, we bring with ourselves all the old baggage, all the old problems, and all the old habits we had before. But is that really the case? Travel writers and ex-pats beg to differ. For them, moving out of the country or to a new state was and is a transformative experience. One of them writes "We are ...
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  • 7 Practical Tips for a First-Time Cross-Country Move

    Looking for a licensed, award-winning mover? Affordable Quality Moving & Storage (or AQMS) has been handling long-distance home and office moves for 20 years. We've helped people start new lives across the U.S. and internationally. When you need someone on your team to help make moving less stressful (and dare we say...fun?), give us a call. Get an estimate! Dial (661) 622-2636 or use our online ...
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  • How to Cope with the Stress of Relocating

    When it comes to change, stress is inevitable. Even celebratory change (getting married, getting a new job or promotion, moving to a new city) is accompanied by elevated stress levels. There’s a simple reason for it: the brain is programmed to view unfamiliar situations as a threat. Back when humans lived in small communities surrounded by predators, being able to remember safe areas was vital for ...
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  • How Relocating Changes Who We Are for the Better

    Relocation is often framed in terms of stress: stress about what we’re leaving behind, stress about what we’re facing, stress about which movers to hire and what to pack or throw away. However, we don’t want people to forget the incredible advantages that only come through moving somewhere new—advantages that aren’t available if you stay in the same place. Are you looking for more than a change of ...
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  • Santa Clarita Housing Market More Stable Than a Decade Ago

    As 2018 is still fresh, home prices strikingly resemble the highs of the 2006 housing bubble. However, this time around, no one should fear an inevitable collapse. The 2008 Great Recession came in part from a housing market with a shoddy foundation. The lending standards from a decade ago were much looser than they are today. The low FICO scores in 2006 clearly represents this. The median FICO ...
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  • How to Prepare to Move Furniture into a New Home

    In many ways, furniture is directly tied to who a person is and how they express themselves. The colors, height, patterns, and even materials of someone’s furniture are usually hand-picked by a homeowner to represent their style and taste. While furniture can be aesthetically pleasing and give a home its “voice,” it can also be a pain to move from one home to another. There are plenty of types of ...
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  • Things to Think About When Moving into a Two Story Home

    You are going to be moving to the Santa Clarita area and are really excited! However, you are dreading the move-in date due to one set thing in particular: stairs. Maybe you have never lived in a home with multiple floors before, or maybe the staircase has a poor layout. With either case, moving into a home with stairs will be difficult, and it’s important you think through the logistics. Stairs ...
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