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  • 5 Common Moving Injuries & How to Avoid Them

    Your moving day will likely involve repetitive pushing, pulling, bending, and lifting. Such activities can take a toll on your body, causing serious injuries. The team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage have listed some of the most common injuries that occur when moving, as well as the best ways to avoid them. If you are moving soon, be sure to have the right tools to prevent injuries. For ...
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  • Easy Ways to Make Friends in Your New Neighborhood

    “Hey, are you new to town? Oh, really! What’s your name? Where are you from?” That’s typically how the conversation goes when you encounter an unfamiliar, friendly face in your new neighborhood. However, sometimes it can seem like a bit of a challenge to meet some new people, especially if you’re trying to get accustomed to your new living situation. If you’re looking for some ways to get familiar ...
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  • How Many Boxes Do You Need for a Move?

    There are many factors that determine how many moving boxes you will need for your belongings. Some of these factors include the number of rooms, square footage, and people living in your current home, as well as the level of decluttering done before packing. Our team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage help you determine how many boxes you will need for your move. Number of Boxes Needed by ...
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  • 4 Ways to Help Your Teen Deal with Moving to a New City

    Moving often means new friends, a new neighborhood, and a new home. These changes can be difficult for anyone to handle, especially a teenager. It can be difficult for them to leave friends behind and move to a new school, but with these tips on adjusting to change, you can make this transition a little easier. Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has provided helpful advice on how to help your ...
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  • Projects to Do Before You Move into Your New Home

    Moving can consume a lot of your time, especially planning, packing, paperwork, and unpacking—but the moving process doesn’t stop there. Most people arrive at their home and face major renovation projects. If you are moving into a new home, renovations might not be necessary. However, if you aren’t, you most likely want to make changes. Whether it’s to get rid of the old carpet or change the wall ...
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  • Helpful Tips to Protect Your Furniture When Moving

    One of the most challenging parts of packing your belongings is wrapping furniture. Furniture can be difficult to disassemble, pack, and transport. Thankfully, Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has created a list of tips to help you through your furniture packing process. Measure Doorways & Hallways Before you start moving your furniture out of your home, you will want to make sure that all your ...
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  • 5 Packing Tips to Keep You From Going Crazy

    Are you planning a big move but don’t know where to start? Those feelings of dread and anxiety may seem permanent, but they will go away if you prepare and execute a solid packing plan. Whether you plan to move across town or across the country, certain packing principles remain the same. If you follow a few simple tips, your next move will come off without a hitch. 1. Make a Detailed List ...
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  • Everyone You Need to Notify Before You Move

    If you are planning a long-distance move, there is more you need to do besides pack your stuff. Moving into a new home means notifying numerous people and companies to prevent missed bill payments or having service gaps. Our team of Los Angeles moving experts has compiled a list of who you should tell before you move into your new home. Who Should You Notify When You Move? DMV: If you are moving ...
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  • Are Full-Service Moving Professionals More Affordable Than You Think?

    Many people believe that hiring a full-service moving company is more expensive than hiring a shipping container service...but the truth might surprise you. In most cases, it's actually not much of a cost difference to hire a pro to do all the lifting and coordinating, especially when you consider the cost of doing all the labor yourself. How Is a Full-Service Moving Company Cost-Effective? When ...
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  • Tips to Unpack Quickly After Moving

    Packing and unpacking are the most tedious parts of moving. People sometimes let boxes stack up for weeks until they finally finish unpacking. If you plan on moving soon, we bet you would feel a lot better if you could unpack instantaneously to enjoy your new home. We may not be able to do it "instantaneously," but we can at least make it a little easier on you! Below, we've put together tips and ...
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  • Amazing Organization Tips for Storage Units

    Whether you are downsizing to a smaller space or you need to empty your house for a remodel, you may need to rent a storage unit. Although it may seem easier to stuff all your belongings into as small a storage unit as possible, it is much easier to have an organized storage unit in the long run. Having an organized storage unit can save you a lot of time in case you need to grab something during ...
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  • 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 You're likely ...
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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 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 decide which storage unit is right for you. Safety Standards It's important to ensure that the storage unit you choose keeps your belongings as ...
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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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  • 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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