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Moving In a Hurry?!

Moving is always a major undertaking, but when it’s at short notice to whole process gets a lot more difficult. Long distance movers become harder to find (or at least, harder to find for reasonable prices), new houses and apartments have to be found in a hurry, and there is a lot more pressure on […]

Which Items Should You Pack Last?

If you’re moving an office or packing up all your things in preparation for moving house, there is nothing worse than getting to the end of the process, looking over all the neatly sealed boxes, and realizing that there is something inside that you still need. Want a cup of coffee to celebrate a job […]

Moving to a new home – Should you paint first or do the floors first?

Post updated: January 5th, 2017 An empty house is the ultimate clean slate. No cumbersome furniture to negotiate, no preconceived notions about how a place is “supposed” to look. This is your opportunity to make the house your own, and that often starts with the walls and floors. But wait! What should you do first? […]

Work Relocation? Things to Ask Your Employer

If your boss has just asked you to move city, you’ll probably be feeling a little unsure of what to say. Few people are able to uproot themselves straight away there are plenty of reasons you might not want to- friends, family, kids in school, a home you love and a place you know well. […]

Great Quotes About Moving

It might not be the most romantic subject in the world, but finding a new home or even moving an office can tug at the heartstrings. The old place probably saw some good times and some bad times, and now you’re moving on to new pastures. The idea of turning away from the old and […]

The Pros & Cons of Having a Friendship with Neighbors

It’s always better to have friends than enemies, but that is rarely a choice people have to make. We tend to make friends naturally through shared interests or a similar sense of humor, political affiliation, or simply through mutual respect and understanding. In most cases people become friends through other acquaintances, sporting activities, or at […]

Moving? Use These Apps to Take Inventory

Keeping an inventory of all your stuff not only helps you be sure everything reaches its destination safely. It’s also important for insurance purposes. Long distance movers often require some kind of proof that an item existed before they’ll admit it got lost or stolen on their watch, and if you’re going to take out […]

How to Successfully Move and Stay Sane at the Same Time

???????? Moving to a new home can provide a wonderful sense of starting over. It is not difficult, however, for your relocation to turn into a mind numbing experience of hassles, frustration, and mental fatigue. Below are some guidelines to follow to help make moving as simple an experience as possible. Prepare to move The […]

The Best Way to Label Boxes When Moving

When it comes time to move from one home to another, many people will grab (or run out and buy) a black marker to scribble on their moving boxes. As NYC movers, FlatRate has seen their fair share of interesting labeling techniques.  From the guy in SoHo who ‘tagged up’ on all of his boxes, […]

New House? How to Protect Your New Hardwood Floors

  So you’re all moved in.  The moving truck has pulled away, everything is out of storage, and the boxes are unpacked.  Next stop: home improvements and everyday house maintenance. There’s no better addition to your family home than a new hardwood floor. Whether you’ve just bought a new house and it comes with a […]